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

Adult Coloring & Coffee

adult coloring-page-001Coloring books, pencils, and coffee are provided.

People all over the country are rediscovering the simple joy of coloring. It’s a creative way to reduce stress, express yourself, and meet with friends.

We’ll be meeting Monday April 11 at 4:00.

Thanksgiving Hours

thanksgivingThe library will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday November 27 for Thanksgiving. Our normal operating hours remain the same for the rest of the week.

Book Review: Good and Cheap

good and cheap

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Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day is an essential cookbook, not just one for those trying to eat on a budget. So many cookbooks are loaded with complicated recipes with ingredients that nobody can pronounce with a straight face. This book strips cooking down to it’s essentials, and is driven by the idea that simple, fresh ingredients are the key to eating well. It’s also a commentary on the assumption that one has to be rich to eat well these days, and that it’s cheaper to eat fast food or instant processed food. This book shows that with a few basic cooking skills and the knowledge of which ingredients to buy, one can eat for a day on less than what the average “value meal” at McDonald’s costs.

Lately, we have seen many books of this nature. Mark Bittman and Michael Pollan have become celebrities and best selling authors by promoting the “real food” movement. With such lines like, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants,” the real food movement has been rapidly gaining fans. This book is a perfect addition to those already on the bandwagon, or for those who are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to convert to a simple, nutritious, and delicious diet.

For those interested in the book, it can be borrowed from the library here, or the author has made it available for free via pdf download here.