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Highland Library June 2020
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In the interests of community health and per the Governor's Executive Order, the library building is closed and will re-open when State of Michigan guidelines safely allow.

The building may be closed, but you can still find lots of events and programs online through your library!  Check out our resources below!
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Adult Services


Adult Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, June 10 at 2:00pm

We'll be reading Bird Box by Josh Malerman. 
Book is available online:  Hoopla ebook  |  Hoopla audiobook

If you're interested, please email Mona at mgeisler@highland.lib.mi.us for information on how to participate.
Coming Soon:
Greek Cooking with Chef Rapitis
Friday, July 10, 7:00pm
Chef George Rapitis will be cooking live from his home kitchen!  Learn to make fresh and deliciously simple Greek dishes from the comfort of your own home. This class will take place online via Zoom. Please register.
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.
Be sure to check out Hoopla Bonus Borrows: curated titles that don't count toward your monthly checkout limit!
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.

Teen Services

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 June 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, June 8, 5:30pm
Monday, June 22, 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, June 2, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 30, 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.
Middle School Book Club
Saturday, June 27 at 2:00pm
Join Dawn and Josh online for a lovely book club experience.  Please register online here if you'd like to join in.  BYO doughnuts.
Starting June 15
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 cards and other fun prizes!
Coming Soon:
Greek Cooking with Chef Rapitis
Friday, July 10, 7:00pm
Chef George Rapitis will be cooking live from his home kitchen!  Learn to make fresh and deliciously simple Greek dishes from the comfort of your own home. This class will take place online via Zoom. Please register.

...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.
Be sure to check out Hoopla Bonus Borrows: curated titles that don't count toward your monthly checkout limit!
Use the Libby app or the Download Destination site to check out ebooks and downloadable audiobooks using your Highland Library card number.
Now through July 29:
SYNC
is a free summer audiobook program for teens. SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks each week, based on different themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

Y outh Services

Summer Reading begins!
Beginning Monday, June 15th, sign up for an online version of summer reading or pick up a paper version. You can begin reading immediately to win badges, prizes, or just for the fun of it. Look for fun summer programs coming in July!

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

Currently up: Move Over, Rover by Karen Beaumont

Coming soon in June: selections from Sarah's Scribbles by Sarah Andersen

DIY Storytime
For further fun together, check out our 
DIY Storytime page that includes stories you can read online, along with additional activities picked just for you by our storytime librarians.
Mother-Daughter Online Book Club - please register!
Monday, June 8, 6:00pm
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass  Hoopla   |   Overdrive/Libby
Join Ms Sherrie for book club!
Parent-Son Online Book Club - please register!
Monday, June 22, 5:00pm
The Best School Year Ever by Barbara RobinsonHoopla
Join Ms Sherrie for book club!
Music Time at the Library!
Friday, June 12, 10:30am
Friday, June 19, 10:30am
Join us for a Music Together @ Family class for children ages birth through 5 years, brought to us by Music Time! of Milford.
This online class will include songs, chants, rhythm, tonal play, movement songs, and instrument play.  Register for an invite!
Families Connect
Parents, have fun learning with your students. Take time while you are home to read and discuss a book together. This is a great time to get to know one another better.
Podcast Recommendations
Tune into some great online podcasts recommended by our Youth Librarians.  These fun audio programs cover topics from history to science to music.  Just click through and listen!
Time for Some Science!
Enjoy some quick 1-minute videos trying out a few home and kitchen science experiments from our own science-loving librarian Liz.  Updated regularly.


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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