Intro to Foraging

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch to learn about how to get started foraging with Rachel Mifsud from Will Forage for Food. Rachel will cover foraging basics such as why forage, what things do you need to think about, and where do you start learning.

Time for questions and answers will also be available.

Brooklyn Branch Book Club

Join us on the first Monday of the month at 6 PM at the Brooklyn Branch to discuss a new book each month.

To learn more, stop by or call the branch at 517-905-1369.

Library Takeover Read-In

Celebrate March is Reading Month by taking over your library!

Whether you bring your own book or pull one out of the stacks, patrons of all ages are encouraged to stop by any JDL branch on March 1 during open hours, find a cozy chair or corner, and read the day away. Pajamas are encouraged!

Gnome Ornaments

Drop in to the Brooklyn Branch to decorate wooden gnome ornaments!

Intended for ages 5+ (younger children may need an adult to help). Available while supplies last.

Storytime at the Brooklyn Branch

JDL storytimes offer age-appropriate books, music, and activities for babies, toddlers, families, and young children. Most importantly, they help develop everyone’s imaginations!

Brooklyn Branch Storytime: Thursdays, 11 AM (ages 0-5)

Storytimes will run weekly from January 11 to May 16.

Please note: There will be no storytime during the week of March 25 due to Spring Break activities.

Brooklyn Branch Storytime

Join us for storytime and enjoy an educational blend of stories, crafts, movement activities, and songs.

Brooklyn Branch Storytime: Thursdays, 11 AM (ages 0-5)

Storytimes at Brooklyn will run weekly from September 7 to November 16.

Halloween Party

Join us for a party at the Brooklyn Branch with Halloween-themed games, activities and fun! Costumes are welcome but not required.

Intended for ages 4-10.

Music & Movement for Littles

Join us to introduce your child to the joy of music and movement at an early age. For ages 0-5, with an adult.

This program is led by Kindermusik-certified instructor Candy Sweeney. Registration is required, please register at the branch where you plan to attend.

  • Brooklyn Branch: June 26, 11 AM
  • Spring Arbor Branch: June 26, 3 PM
  • Carnegie Library: July 10, 10 AM
  • Springport Branch: July 21, 3 PM
  • Parma Branch: July 24, 12:30 PM

Basic Soap Making

Discover the soap making process and learn how to make your own bar of soap using a basic recipe.

Intended for ages 15+*. Call the Brooklyn Branch at 517-905-1369 to register.

Presented by: Dancing Crane Soaps & Sundries

*This is real soap making with lye and heat following specific instructions, so this is a strictly an adult and teen program.

Teen Painting: Goth Style

Get creative with glue and paint as you make your own goth art creation!

Intended for ages 12-17. Call the Brooklyn Branch at 517-905-1369 to register.