Parks & Paths 5K Route

CASH PRIZES for top 3 males and top three females
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25
Medals will also be earned by top finishers, and many other prizes from local businesses will be awarded after the race.

Join us May 20th for the 1st annual Croswell Library Parks and Paths 5K run and 2 Mile walk. This unique 5k course will follow a bike path around the giant Michigan Sugar plant on the outksirts of scenic downtown Croswell, and then cut through the heart of the small city in order to cross the Black River and take a wide loop through the famous Swinging Bridge Park before returning to the finish line. The 5k loop includes running on grass paths and dirt trails along with the paved bike path. The 2 mile walk sticks to the paved bike path.

Starting line is at the Truman Street Park near the Cannery Village Apartments (15 Truman St.) in Croswell. Parking will be available at Croswell City Light and Power (120 E. Sanborn), along city streets, and public parking is available in a number of locations downtown a few hundred yards from the starting line (so you can get a good warm-up before the race!). No parking in the apartment complex near the starting line.

Essential Oils Make and Take

Aitkin Memorial District Library's portrait.Essential Oils Make and Take
February 20th at 5:30 pm
The cost is $10 per person
Sign up and pay at the library to reserve  your spot!

Back by popular demand is the Make and Take! Winter is a great time to treat yourself by caring for your body and skin with essential oils. We’ll be creating a body powder deodorant, anti-wrinkle cream, and night time body butter. Most story bought beauty products have chemicals and other irritants in them. Using essential oils we’ll be crafting revitalizing beauty products, and you’ll know exactly what’s in them!

Impressionist Watercolor Class

On Saturday, March 25th at 10 am we’ll be hosting a watercolor class! Professional artist Suzanne Boeck will led us step by step in creating a winter landscape masterpiece! It’ll be an 11″ by 14″ painting done on high quality 100% rag paper! All skill levels are welcome, and supplies will be provided. Be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time as classes fill up quickly! The cost for the class is $20.

How to Speak “Special Educationese”

On Wednesday, February 22nd from 12 to 2:30, Cheryl Levine from the Michigan Special Education Mediation Project will be here to give a special presentation titled, How to Speak “Special Educationese”. The goal of the workshop is to develop communication between special education professionals and parents when crafting an Individual Education Plans, and Individual Family Service Plans, with additional focus on avoiding conflicts. Space is limited, please contact Jill Clyne by February 15th at jill@michiganallianceforfamilies.org to sign up. special educationese

Genealogy Workshop for Beginners

Genealogy-TreeOn Tuesday, February 28th for 1-3 the Sanilac Genealogical Society will put on a program to teach you how to begin researching your family history. They’ll also provide you with helpful clues about where to search! Library Director, Marty Rheaume, will also give a presentation from 2-3 to show you how to utilize the library’s resources. He’ll even show you some trick on how to navigate our vast database smoothly! Space is limited, so please contact the library to sign up at m.rheaume@croswell-library.com

Croswell Library Parks and Paths 5K

On May 20th we’ll be hosting the first annual Croswell Library Parks and Paths 5K run! There will be a 5K run as well as a 2 Mile Walk. The 5K course will follow the bike path around Croswell’s industrial periphery. We’ll then cross the Black River and take a wide loop through the famous Swinging Bridge Park before returning to the finish line. All runners will get a soft cotton fitted t-shirt and prizes will be awarded to age group winners! The cost is $25, and all proceeds will benefit the William Aitkin Memorial Library! If you’d like to sign up please go to Runsignup.com.  5k logo

Aitkin Library Painting Party

birch paintingLibrary Painting Party
Saturday, April 16 @ 10:00 am

Admission $15 (normally $30)

Even people with no experience will leave the class with a painting to be proud of. There will be two to choose from. They can be viewed on the library’s Facebook page or at the library. Seating is limited and almost full.

Weight Watchers Presents: Dish it Out

weight watchersThursday, Apirl 14 @ 5:30

Chef Isabella from Vincenzo, Italy will give a public demonstration on nutritional and authentic ways to cook pasta. Best of all, she’ll be providing samples!!! This Weightwatchers meeting is open to the public

Kids Flower Pot Decorating & Planting

Kids’ Sunflower Planting 5:00 pm

SunflowerPerfectBloomKids will design two flower pots. In one pot, they’ll transplant a pansy, and in the other one, they’ll plant a sunflower seed, and watch it grow! I’ve heard flowers make great Mothers’ Day Gifts! <3