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Highland Library September 2020
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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!


The library will be closed Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day weekend.
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Adult Services
All adult presentations will be online - please register for a link/ invite.
Hooks and Needles
Thursday, September 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!

Adult Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, September 9 at 2:00pm OR 6:30pm
We'll be reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. 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!
Learn to Meditate: Four-Week Online Series
Tuesdays at 6:30pm: Sept 8, 15, 22, 29
This program offers a simple set of relaxation and meditation exercises.  Help restore balance in your life, manage stress, better your health and lead to inner calm and peace.
Introduction to Genealogy - Online (Part 1 of 3)
Thursday, September 24, 6:30pm
Just starting to research your family?  Join this session to learn the steps to creating your family tree and how to organize what you find through the library, online, and through the communities that your ancestors lived and worked.  
Free Comic Book Day (Do-Over)
Saturday, September 26 (drop in 10am to 5pm)
FCBD, normally scheduled for the first Saturday in May, was cancelled for a reason I can't remember. :-) But fear not! If you swing by the adult ref desk between 10 and 5pm today, we will hand over a bag of 4 titles that were printed specifically for FCBD. One per patron and while supplies last. 
Magazine Giveaway
Week of September 28 through October 2
A smaller number of magazines will be placed outside the library on a table along the front walk each day this week. New titles each day. Take what you wish, first come, first served.
New Adult Fiction titles

New Adult Large Print titles

New Adult Audiobooks

New DVDs and CDs

Teen Services

Virtual Teen Book Club
Now Monthly!  Next: September 21, 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, September 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, September 28, 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: Comic Book Coaster
Pick up starting Monday, September 21
Yes, you need a custom designed coaster to set your warm or cold beverage on. We'll provide all the supplies you need to make that happen.  LIMIT 15 KITS - please register!
Free Comic Book Day (Do-Over)
Saturday, September 26 (drop in 10am to 5pm)
FCBD, normally scheduled for the first Saturday in May, was cancelled for a reason I can't remember. :-) But fear not! If you swing by the adult ref desk between 10 and 5pm today, we will hand over a bag of 4 titles that were printed specifically for FCBD. One per patron and while supplies last. 

...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.
Coming soon!  Look for Brainfuse HelpNow in September through our website!

Virtual Mother-Daughter Book Club
Monday, September 14, 6:00pm
For ages 8 to 12 years. Bring your dinner and enjoy visiting online with other book club members. We will play a game and discuss a different book each month. The first book will be available at the Circulation Desk when you register. This program will be in a Zoom format. 
Take, Read, and Create: Preschool Bunny Math
Pick up starting September 16
For ages 3 to 5 years.
Start teaching your child the concept of saving early to make it a habit. Thanks to our friends at Money Smart Week, we have a copy of SAVE IT! by Cinders McLeod to give to each person who signs up. We will also include a game along with your Moneybunny Book.
Take-and-Make STEM Kit Saturdays
New every other Saturday (Sept 19, Oct 3...)
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.  Tweens 8 to 12 years will be able to do these on their own; younger children might ask for help from an adult.  
Virtual Parent-Son Book Club
Monday, September 21, 6:00pm
For ages 8 to 12 years.
Calling boys ages 8 to 12 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.
Preschool Family Fun Time
Tuesdays 10:30am: Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 6
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.
Animal Antics Virtual Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30am: Sept 24, 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. This program is appropriate for children ages 5 and under. Ms. Janice will be reading stories with some of your favorite animals. We will point you to her silly video and then you can use the materials from our kit to learn and laugh together.
Free Comic Book Day (Do-Over)
Saturday, September 26 (drop in 10am to 5pm)
FCBD, normally scheduled for the first Saturday in May, was cancelled for a reason I can't remember. :-) But fear not! If you swing by the adult ref desk between 10 and 5pm today, we will hand over a bag of 4 titles that were printed specifically for FCBD. One per patron and while supplies last. 
Robot Bowling
Saturday, September 26 (by appointment)
For ages 8 to 12 years.
Get to know our Dash & Dot robots. Learn how to make them move, light up, talk and even bowl. Sign up for a 45 minutes appointment with the robots. We will introduce you and give you basic instructions to begin learning how to program them.
StoryWalk
Enjoy a great picture book in the great outdoors!  
Look toward the woods and path from the Library front door.

Currently featured: The Good Egg by Jory John


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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