Please register for programs online or call 248-887-2218.
Highland Library December 2020
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The library is currently in Stage 3: Curbside Service Only

  • The library building is closed to the public
  • Curbside Pickup Service is available during regular hours for materials and take-home crafts
  • Phone reference is available during regular hours - call 248-887-2218 to place holds or with questions
  • All programs are virtual or take-home (available by curbside pickup)
  • No computers available
  • No Friends donations accepted at this time

Curbside pickup of materials is still available - no appointment needed.

Late fines are currently suspended.

All items can be returned to the outside drop box.  Returned items stay in quarantine for 3-4 days (and remain on your account during that time).  Please contact us if your account shows items not returned.

- Due dates for checked-out items still apply.
- Fees for lost or damaged materials will still be assessed.
- Items marked lost that are then returned will have fees removed.
- Please return all items in the outside drop box.


The Library will be closed on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 for the Christmas Holiday.  
The library will be closed on Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1 for the New Year's Holiday.

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Adult Services
All adult presentations will be online - please register for a link/ invite.
Hooks and Needles
Thursday, December 3, 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!
DNA & Genealogy Interest Group - On Zoom
Saturday, December 5, 10:00am
Making Join the Oakland County Genealogical Society to review and continue learning about how you can use DNA to research your family history.
Please register if you'd like to join us.
Adult Book Discussion Group - Online Via Zoom
Wednesday, December 9 at 2:00pm OR 6:30pm
We'll be reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. 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!
New Adult Fiction titles

New Adult Large Print titles

New Adult Audiobooks

New DVDs and CDs

Teen Services

Virtual Teen Book Club
Monday, December 14, 6:00pm
Join the Virtual Teen Book Club with Josh and Dawn!  We'll meet online via Zoom. 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.
Anime Cafe
Monday, December 7, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, December 21, 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.
Take and Make: Ping Pong Pokeball Magic 8-Ball
Pick up starting Monday, December 14
We did this craft in-person back in 2017 and it was a BLAST!  We'll give you nearly everything you'll need in a kit (minus hot glue gun and cuticle scissors) to make your own Ping Pong Magic Eight-Ball from the comfort of your own home!
   Full - Please register to go on waitlist!

...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.
Youth Services
Please register for all activities and crafts kits. Kits can be picked up by curbside service
during our regular hours.

Visit us on Pinterest!  You'll find:

- new books still warm from the printers
- our best recommendations for you
- activities you can do at home
- other neat stuff we hope you'll enjoy

Brainfuse HelpNow Live Online Tutoring
Brainfuse HelpNow offers real-time tutoring and writing assistance for all ages in both English and Spanish.  Find help in mathematics, English, social studies, and science.
Take & Create: Augmented Reality Kit
Available for pickup starting December 5.
For ages 5 to 12 years. See the pages you color come to life in augmented reality. Sign up to get a kit that includes coloring pages and a book for learning more about the themes in the kit. Please note that you will need to download a free app to take advantage of this program.


Bright Beginnings: Now a Take-and-Create
Sign up for each of these to receive a kit with crafts and activities for you and your child to enjoy together!
Register, then pickup starting December 9

Register, then pickup starting December 16
Take-and-Make STEM Kit Saturdays
pick up (no registration) Saturday, Dec 12
For ages 5 to 12 years.
We'll have a new STEM kit available for pick-up every other week.  Stop by and get a neatly packaged kit containing everything you need for a simple STEM project. 
Virtual Mother-Daughter Book Club
Monday, December 7, 6:00pm
For ages 8 to 12 years. Enjoy visiting with other book club members online! We will play a game and discuss a different book each month. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk when you register. This program will be in a Zoom format. 
Virtual Parent-Son Book Club
Monday, December 14, 6:00pm
For ages 8 to 12 years.
Calling boys to enjoy a monthly book discussion and game! Would you like to solve a mystery one month, survive an adventure the next, and laugh yourself silly after that? Bring a parent and a snack. We will be reading mystery, fantasy, adventure, classics and humor.
Take, Read, and Create: Lizards
Register, then pick up starting December 28
Learn about Lizards and create your own Lizard Sun Catcher. Sign up to receive a themed packet that includes an age appropriate Lizard book and materials to create a window ornament that sparkles in the sun.
Zoom in on Magic (Online)
Tuesday, December 29, 2:00pm AND
Saturday, January 2, 2:00pm
Ages 8 and up.
You're invited to join magician "Mysterious" Dave in an on-line class teaching a wonderful collection of fascinatingly easy magic tricks. Some of the magic will use common items such as a deck of playing cards, coins, etc. Other items will come from a special kit provided by Dave and your library.


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.
Highland Township Public Library  |  248-887-2218  |  www.highlandlibrary.info

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