Caribbean Steel Drums

Enjoy an interactive performance by a Caribbean Steel Drum band!

All ages are welcome. No registration required.

Dates and Locations:

  • Eastern Branch: July 11, 10:30 AM
  • Summit Branch: July 11, 2 PM
  • Spring Arbor Branch: July 11, 5:30 PM
  • Grass Lake Branch (held at Lost Railway Museum): July 24, 11 AM
  • Carnegie Library: July 24, 1:30 PM
  • Hanover Branch: July 24, 4 PM

This event is part of Summer Discover programming.

Watercolor Class

Join us for a beginner watercolor class at the Carnegie Library to learn how to create a stained-glass effect.

Intended for teens and adults. Call 517-905-1339 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.

Infinite Landscapes Animation

Join us at the Carnegie Library to transform a drawing of your favorite scenery and collaborate to create an infinite looping animation of shifting, imaginative landscapes.

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

Reading with River

Reading is great, and reading with a dog is even better! Sign up for a one-on-one 10-minute session reading with River at the Carnegie Library by calling 517-905-1331.

All ages are welcome.

The Life and Music of Igor Stravinsky

Join us at the Carnegie Library to learn about the life of composer Igor Stravinsky and the impact his work has had on music history.

Intended for ages 14+. No registration required.

Presented by: Dania Lee Cleveland, BFA

Magic: The Gathering

Join fellow enthusiasts for an afternoon of Magic: The Gathering at the Carnegie Library.

Participants will need to bring their own cards.

Dinosaur Romp

Join us at the Carnegie Library to stomp and roar with dinosaur-themed activities, including storytime, a dino egg hunt and an obstacle course.

Intended for preschoolers. Call 517-905-1331 to register.

This program will take place on the Carnegie front lawn, weather permitting. In the event of rain, activities will be moved indoors.

Spore Prints

Explore the world of Fungi with Albion’s Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum! Kids ages 7-13 will learn about the parts of a mushroom, participate in a “mushroom dissection,” and then use their mushroom to create a piece of art.

Registration is required from this program. Please call or stop by your branch to register.

Dates and Locations:

  • Carnegie Library: July 15, 1:30 PM
  • Concord Branch: July 16, 11:30 AM
  • Eastern Branch: July 17, 6 PM
  • Brooklyn Branch: July 18, 11:30 AM
  • Grass Lake Branch (held at the Grass Lake Township Hall): July 19, 1 PM

This event is part of Summer Discover programming.

Cooking 101: The Mother Sauces

In the French culinary tradition, there are sauces known as “Mother Sauces” – Tomato Sauce, Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, and Hollandaise. Knowing these basic Mother Sauces provide a foundation to experiment and create new sauce and dishes.

In this class, you’ll learn about the Mother Sauces and how you can build on them to expand your culinary potential – perfect for anyone looking to learn some basic cooking skills.

This program is a demonstration only, attendees will not be cooking.

Presented by: Dania Lee Cleveland, JDL staff member and former cook and Sushi Chef with 16 years food service experience