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Highland Library October 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!



Introducing: Auto-Renewals!
Starting October 1, 2020, materials checked out on your card will automatically renew before their due date, saving you time and late fees.

Items will renew if:
- The item does not have holds
- The item has reached its limit of 2 renewals
- Your account does not have blocks preventing renewals
- It is an item that is eligible for renewals

When do auto-renewals occur?
Auto-renewals will occur 3 days before an item's due date.  You will still receive your full loan period, as the renewal period is added at the end of the original loan.

What if an item doesn't auto-renew?
If an item cannot be renewed, you will receive a due date reminding by your chosen notification method (email, text, or phone). Please return items by the due date so that other library patrons can enjoy them and to avoid accruing late fees.

Questions? Call us at 248-887-2218.
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Adult Services
All adult presentations will be online - please register for a link/ invite.
Hooks and Needles
Thursday, October 1, 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 and Genealogy Interest Group on ZOOM
Saturday, October 3, 10:00am
Join the Oakland County Genealogical Society to learn how you can use DNA to research your family history.
Please register if you'd like to join us!
Game Night
Thursday, October 8, 6:30pm
Join us on Zoom for Game Night of Jackbox Games. For Jackbox games you will need two devices (pc, laptop, tablet, and smart phone) to play.
Please register if you'd like to join us!
No Justice, No Peace: The Failed Promise of Abolition
Online via ZOOM Tuesday, October 13, 6:30pm
Learn about the post-Civil War treatment of African-Americans, focusing on lynchings, Jim Crow laws, and incarceration.  Presented by Dennis Fiems, OCC professor emeritus.  Please register if you'd like to join us.

Adult Book Discussion Group - Online Via Zoom
Wednesday, October 14 at 2:00pm OR 6:30pm
We'll be reading The Gown by Jennifer Robson. 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!

UFOs Over Michigan - Online via Zoom
Thursday, October 15, 6:30pm
Join Bill Konkolesky, the state director of Michigan Mutual UFO Network  to learn about the history of the biggest UFO sightings in Michigan's history! 
Please register if you'd like to join us.
Introduction to Medicare & 2021 Changes - Online
Tuesday, October 20, 6:00pm
This pre-recorded online presentation will give an overview of Medicare and info on upcoming changes to 2021 benefits, Part D and the Medicare Advantage Plans Open Enrollment Period.  Please register for the program and include your email address.  
Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling
by appointment - call 800-803-7174
Make a free, unbiased, and confidential appointment with a certified volunteer from the Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP).  All appointments will take place via videoconference or telephone.
Introduction to Genealogy - Online (Part 2 of 3)
Thursday, October 29, 6:30pm
Vital Records: The Basics of Birth, Marriage, and Death Records.  This session will help you to learn about how and where to look for these key records of our ancestors' 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, October 19, 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, October 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, October 26, 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: Glow Potion Craft
Pick up starting Monday, October 19
Thanks to the Nutley Public Library in Nutley, New Jersey for this wonderful Take & Make craft idea! Your kit will include all the supplies you'll need to add this glowing jar to your Halloween decor.  LIMIT 24 KITS - 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.
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


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
Thursdays at 10:30am: Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15

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 (Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 31...)
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. 
The One and Only Ivan
Saturday, October 3, by 1/2 hour appointment
One of our favorite books, "The One and Only Ivan" is now a movie available for streaming. If you enjoyed this book (OR would like to check it out!) come with your family/friend group for fun activities and crafts in celebration of all things gorillas, art, and the power of friendship. 
Preschool Family Fun Time
Tuesdays 10:30am: Oct 6, Oct 13
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: Astronomy
Saturday, October 10, by 45-min appointment
Join us for activities and demos suitable for the whole family.  Today: Astronomy!  Learn about sun science, space, star mapping, and more!
Virtual Mother-Daughter Book Club
Monday, October 19, 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. 
Bright Beginnings: Socially Distanced Music and More
Wednesday, October 21, 10:00am
Join us for music, movement, stories and crafts. We will practice pool distancing, each child will have their own plastic pool & materials to create at a distance from others. 
Please register for this program.
Take, Read, & Create: Paper Monsters
pickup starting October 24
Make a monster to bite the page of your book or one to sit in your room. We will also add an age appropriate book for you to read that has a monster theme with this Take & Create packet.
Virtual Parent-Son Book Club
Monday, October 26, 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.
Bright Beginnings: Spooky Sensory Play
Wednesday, October 21, 10:00am
 Join us for music, movement, stories and crafts. We will meet in our large community room, each family will be given their own space and supplies in order to social distance. Numbers will be kept to under 10. Sign up as a group or per family.
Please register for this program.
Halloween Costume Parade
Saturday, October 31 (all day)
Come in costume to gather treats from various locations around the library. In addition get a grab bag Halloween craft to take home and create. Visit the StoryWalk for a scary story on your way in or out.
StoryWalk
Enjoy a great picture book in the great outdoors!  
Look toward the woods and path from the Library front door.

Currently featured: In the Middle of the Fall by Kevin Henkes


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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