April 2022

What's New at Your Library!

The IRS and the State of Michigan continue to switch from paper to digital, and every year we receive fewer print forms. Our Librarians have curated a list of online resources for you to find any form or information you need.
Hotspots are Now Available for Checkout!

Mobile hotspots (a device that can be used anywhere to create a wireless network) are now available for checkout at the Adult Information Desk. Hotspots can be checked out for 14 days. They may not be renewed or placed on hold. Any White Lake Township Library cardholder in good standing, who is 18 or older, can check out one hotspot at a time. See more information about Hotspots on our website!
New Idea Lab Collections!

We are adding to our "Library of Things" Idea Lab collection, now including: A cake pan collection, a photo studio light box, a woodburner, a laminator (plus the initial order of sheets), cake decorating tool set, a friendship bracelet maker kit, a telescope, a woodburning kit, VHS to DVD converter software, and a metal stamping kit. The cake pans, decorating kits and the laminator are already available for use in the Idea Lab. The remaining items will be processed for public use in the next couple of weeks.
Gathering Place and Idea Lab available for reservations

The Gathering Place and Idea Lab will be available to reserve starting Monday April 4! For more information please read our Meeting Room Policy. Once you have read the policy, please call the library at (248) 698- 4942 (Ext. 4) or stop by the Adult Information desk to make a reservation.
Check out our upcoming special events for Children, Teens, and Adults!
A variety of in-person, virtual, and hybrid programs are also available for you and your family's enjoyment and enrichment. Each program below will be listed with I=In Person, V=Virtual, or H=Hybrid.
Saturday, April 9, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Join us at the library to learn how the Friends of Highland Recreation Area, a 5,900 acre State of MI park located in White Lake & Highland Townships, use various new technologies to preserve the Haven Hill Estate, once owned by the Ford Family.
(All Ages with caregiver)
Session 2: April 1, April 15, April 29, 11:00 - 11:30 AM

Develop your child's lifelong love of learning by bringing them to the library for stories, songs, and endless fun.
(6th - 12th Grade)
Tuesday, April 05, 2022,  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tired of boring crafts? Want your creations to be less "Live, Laugh, Love" and more "Live, Laugh, Lurk?" Then join us to create some adorable cryptid-themed crafts! Whether Mothman, Bigfoot, or Nessie is your favorite, we'll have a craft for you.
Thursday, April 14, 2 - 4 PM

Join us each month for a movie day, closed captioning displayed. You are welcome to bring your own soda or water in a closed container. Popcorn will be provided in limited quantities. Please call the Library for this month's movie title.
(Grades K - 5th)
Saturday, April 23, 10:30 - 11:15 AM & Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 - 7:15 PM

These lovable dogs make great listeners and reading to a therapy dog helps build confidence and self-esteem in a fun, non-judgmental environment.

Please register for one fifteen minute time slot.
(All Ages)
Saturday, April 23, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Come and watch a movie the whole family will enjoy on our big screen. Personal bag of popcorn provided. Bring your own drinks in containers with covers. 

April Movie: Sing 2
Game On (I)
(6th - 12th Grade)
Monday, April 25, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ready to get your game on? Join other teens for some competitive fun! Prizes for the top competitor.

April 25: Jackbox Games (Phone or tablet is required to participate)
(Grades K - 5th)
Thursday, April 28, 2022,  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you sick of being a boring earthling? Then join us to create an out-of-this-world alien costume! At the end of the program, we'll wear our costumes and take pictures of the extraterrestrial invasion of our stacks!
Reading Groups

The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell
Monday, April 11, 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.

*This program is part of our "Great Michigan Read" program series which is presented by Michigan Humanities and supported by national, statewide, and local partners including the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Meijer Foundation, and Martin Waymire.


The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams & Others
Thursday, April 21, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Readers 50 and up are invited to join the Dublin Community Senior Center group for an in person book club meeting.
Make any time learning time with TALK
Sign up at texttolearn.com to get text messages with fun activities you can do to help prepare little ones, ages five and under, for school success.
Check out the Winter Programs newsletter!
Registration is required for all programs.

Programs will be held in accordance with the current local COVID recommendations and are subject to change.