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

Expanded Browsing is now available!
  • You can now visit the library and browse all collections.
  • Patrons are asked to limit their visit to the library to 30 minutes or less.  Very limited seating is available.
  • Computers are available for use: no appointment needed; 30 minute limit; must have valid library card; printing is available.
  • Study rooms and meeting rooms remain unavailable at this time.
  • Masks and social distancing are required at all times.

In the interests of community health and following local and state health recommendations, 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!

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Staff In-Service and Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

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Adult Services
All adult presentations will be online - please register for a link/ invite.
Hooks and Needles
Thursday, November 5, 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 - Online Via Zoom
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:00pm OR 6:30pm
We'll be reading Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. 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!
Introduction to Genealogy - Online (Part 3 of 3)
Thursday, November 19, 6:30pm
Making Sense of the Census. Key information on your ancestors comes from the records that documented your ancestors every ten years and even some of the intervening years.  There are important ways to dig into these records to find information that will help you to understand their lives.
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, November 16, 6:00pm
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.
Anime Cafe
Monday, November 9, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, November 23, 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: Hologram Craft
Pick up starting Monday, November 16
Did you know that with some recycled plastic and your smart phone, you can view holograms?! Well now you know! And we'll provide a kit with all the supplies you'll need (minus the smart phone and a few strips of clear tape) to enjoy this cool tech for yourself!
  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

Virtual Library Visit
Come see us virtually!  Click through to find a great collection of hand-picked games, storytimes, information, musical treats, and more. This Virtual Library will update frequently, so visit often!

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.
Animal Antics Virtual Storytime
Available for pickup starting November 5, 12, & 19.
For ages 5 years and under.

Pick up your storytime kit at the library and take it home to learn together.  Ms. Janice will be reading stories with some of your favorite animals. We will point you to her video - you can use the materials from our kit to learn and laugh together.
Take-and-Make STEM Kit Saturdays
New every other Saturday (Nov 14, Nov 18, 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. 
Take, Read and Create: Clifford
pickup starting November 3
Stop in for a great photo op with your child and one of the most famous dogs of all time CLIFFORD, the BIG RED DOG. After that we will give you a packet that includes a book and a Clifford craft to take home to read and create.
Preschool Family Fun Time
Tuesdays 10:30am: Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24
For families with preschool-aged children.
Bring your preschooler to the library for stories, movement and age appropriate hands-on learning. Each family group will have their own materials to work with and families will be at a safe distance from one another in order to follow Michigan Safe Start Guidelines.
Family STEM: Magnets
Saturday, November 21, by 45-min appointment
Join us for activities and demos suitable for the whole family.  Today: There's more to magnets than you think! Explore electricity and magnetism with lots of hands-on activities!
Virtual Mother-Daughter Book Club
Monday, November 16, 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. 
How To: Teach Your Dog A Trick
starting Friday, November 27
Learn how to teach your dog a trick from Highland Elementary's Mrs. Mondrush! Do you know Deago or have you seen him perform tricks in the Rock and Roll K9 shows? Mrs. Mondrush taught him everything she knows and she is willing to share her secrets with you! When you sign up for this program you will receive a link to the video!

Wonder Woman
by appointment Saturday, November 28
Bring your little superheroes to celebrate the Wonder Women of history! Make superhero cuffs and conquer other empowering activities to help you find out just smart and courageous you really are. 
Virtual Parent-Son Book Club
Monday, November 23, 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.
StoryWalk
Enjoy a great picture book in the great outdoors!  
Look toward the woods and path from the Library front door.

Currently featured: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams.


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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