The Springfield Township Library has a variety of events available to you at no cost!
September Happenings - Springfield Twp. Library
Springfield Township Library

Upcoming Library Closures
Saturday, September 1 - Monday, September 3 for Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, September 22 for Heritage Festival
Historic Baseball Game
Saturday, September 22 / 1:00

Observe a real baseball game between two teams who use historically accurate equipment, garments, and rules to play baseball.  Raffles will be held for adults and children.
No cost.
All are welcome!
Takes place at the Shiawassee baseball fields near Civic Center during the Heritage Festival.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Springfield Township Library
2018 Springfield Township Library Annual Photo Contest

Join us in celebrating the beauty of Springfield Township by sharing your photos of the Township! All photos must be taken inside of Springfield Township. Participants can submit up to 3 photos. There will be a period of public voting and winners get fun prizes.

Youth and adult divisions. No cost to enter.

Please read and fill out entry forms before submitting.

Dates:

Aug 6-Sept 28: Accepting Photo Entries
Oct 3 - Oct 20: Public Voting Period
October 22: Winners Announced
Through Nov 8: Photos will be on display.

Sponsored by the Friends!
Fall Story Time Registration Starts Sept 4th

Little Me Story Time / Ages 2.5 - 3.5 with caregiver (10 weeks)
Mondays, starting September 10 / 10:15 - 11:00

Toddler Time / Ages walking to 30 months with caretaker (10 weeks)
Tuesdays, starting September 11 / 10:15 - 11:00

Fizz, Boom, Read!  Ages 4 and up (5 weeks)
Thursdays, starting September 20 / 10:15 - 11:00
Stories, music, simple science experiments/demos 
Meditation and Emotional Intelligence
Tuesdays (meets 4 times), Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 2 and 9
3:00 - 4:00
Join us for a 4-week course on Heart-Based Emotional Intelligence.  A trainer from the Heartfulness Institute will discuss self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, empathy and social skills.  No experience necessary.  Each week focuses on a different topic.  
Sign up by calling 248-846-6550.  
No cost.  Open to all.
Lighthouses Along the Rivers of Steel - An Engaging Look at Train Depots
Wednesday, September 12 / 6:30

Preservation Architects and authors, Ron Campbell and Jackie Hoist will talk about the remarkable influence that train depots had on society and the ways in which they changed civilization.  Share in the stories surrounding their development and local tales of intrigue of these "lighthouses" along rivers of steel.  

Ron will be selling his book, "Michigan Destination Depots" for $15.00.  

No registration necessary.  No cost.  All are welcome.  Sponsored by the Friends!
Daytime Book Club
Join us for this fun and informal book club!  We meet the 4th Thursday of the month at 1:00. Pick up the book from the checkout desk, read it, and come share your impression.

Thursday, September 27
Fountainhead / By Ayn Rand

Thursday, October 25
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants / By Malcolm Gladwell
Needlework Night 
2nd and 4th Tuesday @ 6:30

Informal friendly group!  No registration necessary!  Come share what you're working on.  Knitting, quilting, crochet, cross-stitch, or any other needlework welcome.  
Save the Date! Fall Book Sale Coming Soon
The Springfield Township Friends of the Library
Fall Used Book and Homemade Bake Sale

Come get a great deal on used books and delicious homemade baked goods!
*All proceeds go toward library materials, equipment or events.

Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 - 7:30 / Pre-Sale for Friends Members 
(memberships available at the door)
Thursday, October 18, 10:00 - 8:00
Friday, October 19, 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday, October 20, 10:00 -12:00
Lego Club
Wednesday, Sept. 26
4:30
Have fun building with Legos and hanging out with friends!  Ages 1st grade - 5th grade.
Register by calling 248-846-6550
No cost!
Heritage Festival Parade Participation

Walk with the Reading King and Reading Queen to help promote reading!

Any child who participated in the Summer Reading Program is welcome to walk in the Heritage Day Parade on September 22 (takes place in AM).  Children must have a caregiver walk with them.  The parade route goes from Shultz Park to Civic Center (about one mile).

Call 248-846-6550 to sign up.
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