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Highland Library August 2020
Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter! We hope you're staying safe and well.  Here's what's happening!

In the interests of community health and per the Governor's Executive Order,  the Library is re-opening in stages. Find more information here.


We're currently in Stage 4 (Limited Re-Entry).  Click the graphic above to find out what's available at the library for you!

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Adult Services

Hooks and Needles
Thursday, August 6, 6:30pm
Do you like to knit or crochet? Join us for a fun evening on Zoom with yarn.  Please register if you'd like to join us!

Adult Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, August 12 at 2:00pm
We'll be reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. 
We have copies of the book (including large print and audiobook on CD) for you to pick up in-library or curbside.
The book is also available online: 
Hoopla ebook  |  Hoopla audiobook

Please register if you'd like to join us!
Use the Libby app or the Download Destination site to check out ebooks and downloadable audiobooks using your Highland Library card number.
Find ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV.
Create an account with your Highland Library Card Number.
Titles are always available - no need for holds - and you can currently check out 8 titles per month. 
Usually only available in-library, Ancestry Library Edition is currently available from home - just enter your Highland Library card number to get access to census records, birth certificates, obituaries and much more.
Be a smart shopper!  Find rating and reviews on products and services, before you buy!  Click through and enter your Highland Card Number in the Patron ID box.
New Adult Fiction titles

New Adult Large Print titles

New DVDs and CDs

Teen Services

Teen Summer Reading Program - All Online Edition!
Step one:  read! (or listen to audiobooks, tune into podcasts, attend a TED talk, etc)
Step two:   fill out this super-easy form  letting us know what you've read.
Step three:  cross your fingers! we'll draw weekly for gift card prizes!
Dawn's Reading Recommendations
Feed your reading and listening habit by checking out some great ebooks and audiobooks, hand-picked by Dawn and available online anytime through Hoopla or Overdrive.  Updated regularly.
Virtual Teen Book Club
Every Thursday in August at 3:30pm
Zoom videoconferencing - Virtual Teen Book Club with Josh and Dawn!  Recommended ages 13 and up.  Message Dawn at ddittmar@highland.lib.mi.us if you'd like to join.
Highland Library Teens on Discord
The server is yours to hang out, share info, access online teen library programming and just chat.  For ages 13-18 years old.  Fill out the form here to get access and join.
Board Games on Tabletopia
Monday, August 3, 5:30pm

Monday, August 17, 5:30pm
We've gone and gotten ourselves a Pro account on Tabletopia! Be sure to register with a valid email address and we'll send you the link to join in on the gaming. We'll also have our teen Discord server available for voice comm.
Anime Cafe
Tuesday, August 4, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, August 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
We've got a Crunchy Roll account for streaming Anime! You'll need to register with a valid email address so we can send you the link to join in on the streaming goodness through our Teen Discord server.

...aaand some more links to keep your brainbox ticking over:
Find ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV.
Create an account with your Highland Library Card Number.
Titles are always available - no holds necessary - and you can currently check out 8 titles per month.
Use the Libby app or the Download Destination site to check out ebooks and downloadable audiobooks using your Highland Library card number.

Y outh Services

Summer Reading begins!
Enjoy an online version of our summer reading program, or
pick up a paper version. You can begin reading immediately to be eligible to win prizes, complete challenges for virtual badges, or join just for the fun of it.  

Outdoor Family Group Programs
For families of all ages - please register!
Bubble Making Family Fun
  Tuesday, August 4, 2pm to 3pm
Train Your Dragon
  Thursday, August 13, 1:00pm OR 2:15pm
Monarch Chalk Mural
  Saturday, August 15, 10:30am
Take-&-Create Crafts
For various ages - 
please register!
The Colors of the Rainbow
  Monday, August 3
  for ages 8 to 12 years
Crystal Sun Catcher
  Monday, August 10
  for ages 8 to 12 years
Book to the Beat
  Tuesday, August 11
  for ages 3 to 5 years
Take-and-Make STEM kits
New each Monday, Aug 3 and 10
Grab a kit and have some fun!  We'll have a new STEM kit available for pick-up each week.  Stop by and get a neatly packaged kit containing everything you need for a simple STEM project.  Tweens 8 to 12 years will be able to do these on their own; younger children might ask for help from an adult.  
Cirque Amongus!
Virtual Circus Skills Workshop
Wednesdays at 2:00pm, August 5 and August 12

Learn a new circus skill each week from the professionals! For families of all ages.  Register to join in online via Zoom. 
Dog Parade / Stuffed Animal Parade
Saturday, August 8 (all day)
Bring a picture of your pooch or visit us with your favorite stuffed animal.  Grab books about dogs and receive a coupon for a free Happy Meal from our friends at McDonald's!
Splash of Math
Math can be delicious, exhilarating, surprising and FUN! Especially when the activities come from the experts at Bedtime Math!  We'll have a new one posted each week on Saturdays, through August 15.
Check our calendar for more Splashes of Math!
Library Letterbox - outdoors anytime
Letterboxing is a fun family activity that uses clues to lead you to a hidden box. Each box has a unique stamp. Keep busy all summer collecting stamps from hidden letterboxes all over Michigan and beyond. This activity can be completed any day at any time that you are available. 

StoryWalk
Enjoy a great picture book in the great outdoors!  
Look toward the woods and path from the Library front door.

Currently featured: Up on Bob by Mary Sullivan


Find these and other great online-anytime resources at:  highlandlibrary.info/kids and don't forget to check our Calendar of Events for other online activities and challenges.
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