Living History

Join us at the Carnegie Library for a presentation on the dos and don’ts of oral history. You’ll learn about the importance of oral history, how to get started, crafting interview questions and what to do after you finish an oral history interview.

This program will be led by Jim Cameron, President of the Michigan Oral History Society.

WWII In Their Own Words

Join us for a two-part presentation at the Carnegie Library by local historian Larry Martin.

Part 1 (September 30, 10 AM): Larry will present his interview with Dr. Eugene Bliel, who fought as an infantryman on the peninsula of Bataan and took part in the Bataan death march for 6 days.

Part 2 (October 21, 10 AM): The interview continues as Dr. Bliel shares his experience as a Japanese prisoner of war for over 3 years.

About WWII In Their Own Words: For almost 20 years, Larry Martin has been recording and sharing WWII oral histories from a variety of perspectives including American servicemen in the Atlantic and Pacific, German citizens, prisoners of war and European freedom fighters. Learn more about Larry’s work at

Yoga at Carnegie

Due to the Eastern Branch construction, yoga is moving to the Carnegie Library!

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat. If you do not have one, a limited amount may be available.

Fall dates: September 11, October 9 and November 13 (all sessions at 3 PM)

Costa Rica Virtual Tour

Take an interactive tour with Enjoy Virtual Tours Costa Rica!

Patrons can join us at the Carnegie Library to sit in on a tour and ask questions to the tour guide in real time as they learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica. The tour will be a walk through the capital, San José.


Carnegie Library Storytime

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

Carnegie Library Storytime: Thursdays, 10 AM (ages 2-5)

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

Hands-On Homeschool Library Tour

Homeschooled kids ages 5-18 can join us for an immersive, hands-on experience to learn what it’s like to work in a library. Along with a tour of the historic Carnegie Library, you’ll stop in each department to learn library skills and gain actual experience.

At the end of your volunteering and touring, we’ll have a “break room” open for you with donuts!

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 517-905-1331 to register.

Please note: Each child ages 5-18 must be individually registered. Younger siblings and parents are welcome and do not need to register.

Already registered? Take this short survey to help us tailor the experience to participant ages and interests.

Geology Rocks

Learn about the rock cycle at the Carnegie Library by performing experiments (you get to wear goggles!), breaking open real geodes and checking out cool rocks and fossils!

Intended for ages 8-15. Call 517-905-1331 to register.

Infinite Animation Loop

Collaborate to transform a drawing and create an infinite animation loop at the Carnegie Library!

Ages 8+. Call 517-905-1331 to register.

Squishmallow Rescue Game

Oh no! There’s a menace about town who is nabbing up all the cute and cuddly Squishmallows. Help save the town from the nefarious, masked Squishburglar and adopt your own Squishmallow at the end of our interactive, life-sized board game at the Carnegie Library.

Space is limited so register quickly! Intended for ages 8-12. Call 517-905-1331 to register.