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Ready to Try Facebook?

It’s not too late to start using Facebook!  On Wednesday, January 24 at 2:30pm, we’re offering an introduction to Facebook, one of the most popular social media platforms.  Participants will learn how to sign up for a Facebook account, search for friends and relatives, post their own pictures and status updates, and review important privacy [...]

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Meet Pappy & his Human Partner

What do police dogs do? Learn all about the Ottawa County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit on Wednesday, January 24 at 7pm. Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Stariha and his four-legged partner Pappy will be at the library to demonstrate their abilities and meet their fans. Ottawa County has 4 K-9 units. Deputy Stariha will discuss how the K-9 [...]

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Be Safe on Your Snowmobile

Getting outside during the winter is one of the best ways to beat the winter blues, but when we go out in the snow, safety has to be a priority. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department will teach a free snowmobile safety course here at the library on Thursday, January 18 from 5-8pm. The Michigan DNR recommends [...]

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Explore a Winter Craft Wonderland!

Spend Saturday afternoon at the library! On Saturday, December 9 at 2pm, we’ll be hosting a Craft Wonderland for kids to come & make wintry creations for gift-giving and decoration.  They’ll make ornaments, cards, decorations and more!

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Arranging Fabulous Florals

Decorate your home with beautiful and unique autumn and holiday flower arrangements after getting tips from floral designer Robert Friese on Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm. Mr. Friese will share his award-winning flair for design by creating 5 arrangements during the presentation.  Five lucky audience members will get to take an arrangement home with them! [...]

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Medicare Enrollment Assistance

Seniors who’d like assistance selecting their prescription drug plan for 2018 can make an appointment to meet with a Certified Medicare Counselors at the library.  Counselors from Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging will be at the library on Friday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 14 from 9:30am-3pm to help seniors select next year’s prescription [...]

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Here Come the Pumpkins!

October is the time for pumpkin fun! On Monday, October 23, we have two pumpkin-centric activities for your family. Back by popular demand, the Lord of the Gourd, Patrick Harrison will be in the lobby from 3:30pm – 7:30pm to show off his amazing talent for sculpting pumpkins and other gourds. You can stop by [...]

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Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

On Tuesday, October 17 from 10am to noon, we’ll be hosting a flu vaccine clinic at the library. Registered nurses from the North Ottawa Community Health System will be administering flu vaccines.  No appointment is necessary. The cost for the quadrivalent flu vaccine is $37, and the high dose flu vaccine is $56.  If you have [...]

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Gerrymandering: Why Lines Matter

The census is taken every 10 years. After that, each state is responsible for redrawing the lines of their voting districts. Michigan is one of the thirty-plus states where the state legislature decides how to draw those lines. Sometimes the political party holding the legislature will work to manipulate the districts to favor their politicians. [...]

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Storytime & Baby Bounce

It’s never too early for children to start exploring the library! In fact, research shows that earlier is better when it comes to introducing stories, language and songs, and the positive effects can last a lifetime. This fall we have two new Tuesday morning storytimes especially for babies and toddlers. Beginning September 12, Little Movers [...]