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.
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 [...]
Day off of school? Stop in to create Valentine’s Day cards for your family and friends! Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 2:00 pm.
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 [...]
After a short break, we’re back with Preschool Storytime, Baby Bounce Storytime and Little Movers Toddler Storytime! Preschool Storytime will be held every Thursday and Friday during the Fall starting on September 6 and 7. Little Movers will take place on Tuesdays at 9:45am for toddlers and older babies who are more mobile. Do you [...]
Curious about which books the staff at SLDL have been reading lately? Have a look at our new page of Staff Picks for a list of books that we enjoyed reading recently. We hope you'll find at least one book on there as worthwhile of a read as we did!
Need to borrow a sewing machine or want to try one out? The library now has two sewing machines available for checkout! These easy-to-use machines come with an instruction booklet, power cord, foot switch, 3 bobbins, 2 needles, a threader and carrying case. You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid library [...]
Have you signed your baby, toddler, or preschooler up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten yet? It’s a great program from the Spring Lake District Library to help encourage a love of reading in our youngest patrons! We know you already read to your children and bring them to library programs like Storytime or Toddler [...]
If you like reading magazines, you’ll love the new resource available at the Spring Lake District Library! With RB Digital and your library card, now you can read magazines online or download them onto your phone or tablet to read anywhere! There are over 120 magazines and their back issues ready for check out including [...]
Summer Reading is coming up fast, and the Youth Services department is looking for teen volunteers to help make Summer Reading 2018, Libraries Rock!, the best yet! We’re really excited about the programs and events we have planned, and we need some great teens to help us carry them out. Teens will be able to [...]