Monthly Archives: January 2019

Meet Sports Author Jim McFarlin

Award winning writer and blogger Jim McFarlin shares a riveting tale sure to interest sports fans! The Booster is the never-before-told backstory of Ed Martin, the notorious college basketball "booster" whose gifts of cash, clothes and other merchandise to players like Jalen Rose and Chris Webber ultimately led to the downfall of the University of [...]

Story of the Slave Ship Zong

Hear the story of the Slave Ship Zong, just one of the many ships that transported slaves across the Atlantic.  Dr. Stevenson discusses slave ship mortality and resistance during his discussion of the African Middle Passage.  Thursday, February 7, at 7:00 pm.

Ready to Build?

The first Wednesday of the month is coming and with it comes a LEGO Block Party! On Wednesday, February 6, at 4pm, we’ll get out our giant tub of LEGO blocks for kids ages 4-12 to build with. What will you construct? Spaceships, battle scenes, gardens, monster trucks, cities, the only limit is your imagination. After [...]

Valentine Crafts

Day off of school? Stop in to create Valentine’s Day cards for your family and friends!  Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 2:00 pm.

Hiring and Managing Employees

As your business grows, you need help to achieve your strategies and goals. Should you hire new employees or temp workers or subcontractors? Once added to your team, how do you manage and retain them? Which laws apply?  Topics include: • Can you afford to hire an employee? • Which type of employee will fill your [...]

Make a Bead Wrap Bracelet

Escape the winter blahs, unleash your creativity, and enjoy a fun girls’ night out at Spring Lake District Library. Join the experts from The Creative Fringe on Tues., Jan. 29, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and learn how to make a bead wrap bracelet to keep or for gift giving. Instructions and kits with all [...]

Director Candidates Forum

The Spring Lake District Library Board of Trustees invites you to join us for a Candidates Forum, as we select our new Library Director.  The final candidates for the position will give a short presentation, then participate in a discussion and respond to questions.  There will be an opportunity to meet and speak informally with [...]

Music of the Civil Rights Movement

Folk Anthems, Soul, Motown, Gospel, and Rock and Roll music gave wings to the Civil Right Movement of the 1950’s—70’s.  Presenter Jon VanderPloeg, music aficionado and historian, shares samples of music that tells the story of race and the struggle for Civil Rights.  Listen to Billie Holiday’s pain-filled song “Strange Fruit” and  the “Robbie Doby [...]