February 2024

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Powerful Positive Parenting Plus

This All-In-One Course Provides Everything Necessary to Support You and Your Family. Experience a world free of fears and frustrations! Powerful Positive Parenting Plus is a one-of-a-kind parenting program designed to support you as an individual and parent. This 6-week workshop goes above and beyond parenting, providing everything you need to live a happy, healthy, authentic lifestyle you can model for your children. Lessons are short, simple, relatable, and based on natural principles that are easy to implement—designed by a Certified Family Life Educator with over 17 years of working with educators, families, and children in the classroom and the home. Sponsored by Huron Valley Community Coalition and Huron Valley Youth Assistance.

Registration is required. Please register for each week's session individually.

Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 & Feb. 29, Mar. 7

Friends' Art Wall

Check out the Friends' new Local Artists display above the ongoing book sale cart! Our first featured artist is Alex Buffone, whose art is a combination of pyrography and watercolor.

Allie draws inspiration for her pieces from travel and nature. She makes many of her own wood canvases and sources wood from various places around Michigan. If you would like to check out more of her work you can find her on Instagram @allie_and_nyx_art.

If you are an artist and would like the opportunity to exhibit your work, stop by the Friends board in the Library foyer for details and an application.


Calling Readers of All Ages!

Join our winter reading challenge and earn incentives while you’re hibernating! Bingo challenges will be run with bingo cards available at the Youth & Adult Services Desk.

Covid-19 Self-Test Kits now available

The Library now has free Covid-19 test kits

(2 tests per kit) available. Limit one kit per person in a household daily, up to 5 people, while supplies last. If you would like to pick up a test kit, stop by the drive-up window, or call at least one hour before you expect to arrive, so staff can have your kit ready. For more information, see our webpage here.

Library Closed February 19

The Library will be closed Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents' Day. We will reopen Tuesday, February 20, at 10 AM.

Check out our always available online resources, LibbyHooplaMeL, and more! 

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Check out our upcoming special events!

Reminder: All programs require registration.

Indoor Snowball Fight

(Grades K-5)

Saturday, February 3, 2:30 - 3:30 PM


Back by popular demand, it’s time for another Indoor Snowball Fight!

Yarn Club

(Adult)

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Bring your knitting, crochet, or other fiber craft and share some time with fellow yarners at the library!

Theater Thursday

(Adult)

Thursday, February 8, 2 - 4 PM


Join us each month for a movie day, closed captioning displayed. You are welcome to bring your own drink in a closed container, popcorn will be provided.


February Movie: Valentine's Day

Yoga

(Adult)

Monday, February 12, 10:30 - 11:30 AM


Join us at the library with instructor Debbie Hamina as we practice simple breathwork and yoga poses suitable for any level of yoga experience. Make sure to bring your yoga mat!

Life Size Clue

(Grades 6 - 12)

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Calling all teen detectives! You are invited to Mr. Boddy's estate to explore the house and find clues to help solve his murder.

Family Movie

(All Ages)

Saturday, February 17, 2:30 - 4:30 PM


Come and watch a movie the whole family will enjoy on our big screen. Popcorn provided in limited quantities. Bring your own drinks in containers with covers.


February Movie: Gnomeo and Juliet

Nighttime Yoga

(Adult)

Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Join us for NEW evening yoga sessions! Led by our instructor Debbie Hamina, wind down from the day with simple breathwork and yoga poses suitable for any level of yoga experience. Make sure to bring your yoga mat!

Maker Jam

(Adult)

Thursday, February 22, 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Bring in a craft or project to work on in the Idea Lab with fellow makers, and learn about the tools and resources available from the library!

Check out our book clubs for all ages!

Book Bites: Middle Grade

(Grades 6 - 12)

Tuesday, February 6, 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Join our Middle Grade Book Club. We will alternate Graphic Novels and Chapter Books.


Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

(Chapter Book)

Chapters & Chow

(Grades 3 - 5)

Thursday, February 8, 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Check out our chapter book club! The first ten to register receive their own copy of the book to keep!


Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Comic Whiz Kids

(Grades 3 - 5)

Saturday, February 10, 2:30 - 3:30 PM


Join our book club! We’ll read and discuss GREAT graphic novels together. The first ten kids to register get to KEEP a copy of the book!


Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Read & Discuss

(Adult)

Monday, February 12, 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Adults of all ages are invited to join this group! Read the librarian’s pick of the month and join us for a lively conversation.


The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Dublin Senior Book Club

(Adult)

Thursday, February 15, 10:30 - 11:30 AM


Looking for a daytime book group? Readers aged 50 and over are invited to join the Dublin Book Group. Located at Dublin Community Senior Center.


The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Get the Picture

(Grades K - 2)

Thursday, February 15, 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Join us for this book discussion group for emerging readers! The day of the program we will read through the book together, talk about it, and then do a craft or activity!


One Day in the Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom

Book Bites: YA

(Grades 6 - 12)

Monday, February 26, 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Join our Young Adult Book Club. We will alternate Chapter Books and Graphic Novels. Books for the YA Book Bites will come from our Young Adult collection.


Batter Royale by Leisl Adams (Graphic)

News from Our Friends!

Volunteers Wanted


Lots of opportunities to volunteer with the Friends! Email friends@whitelakelibrary.org for more info. We are especially in need of help moving boxes before and after our quarterly book sales.

Winter 2024 Newsletter

Check out our Winter 2024 newsletter for a complete list of our programs and events for Children, Teens, and Adults.


Featuring Winter Reading Bingo, solar eclipse viewing party, life size 'board games', Scooter Olympics, and much more!


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