Organic Gardening 101

The Croswell Community Garden will be starting a 3 part series on organic gardening. The first class will be at Aitkin Memorial District Library organic gardeningSaturday, April 2 at 1:00. The class will cover the basics of organic gardening. Topics covered will include: What is organic gardening? Why is it important? How to keep your plants healthy by managing their access to water, sun, and air.

Easter Egg Hunt

7021876-rabbit-easter-eggsAitkin Library will be holding our annual Easter Egg Hunt this year on Saturday, March 26 (the day before Easter). Story time and craft starts at 10:15. The craft will be designing a personalized Easter egg carrying sack. The actual Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11:00. Ages 12 & under are welcome, and the kids will be divided up into two groups based on age. Please sign up at the library, so we know how many kids to expect.

Library Lines March 2016

robinLibrary Lines March 2016

March is here. Robins and redwing blackbirds are being spotted, and Mother Nature teases us with 50 degree days. Everyone is ready to catch a little spring fever, and start planning their gardens. The library is the place to go to find out about backyard organic gardening. We maintain a current collection of gardening books, and if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can get it for you. If gardening is not your hobby of choice, you can come to our guitar lessons on Wednesdays at 4:00, so you can learn a few songs to play around the campfire this summer, or you could join our craft group. Every season is craft season at the library. The craft group meets every Monday afternoon at 2:00 for a raucous good time. Come to learn, share or teach your favorite craft!

 

One spring tradition not to be missed is the annual Aitkin Memorial District Library Easter Egg Hunt. On Saturday, March 26, we’ll have an Easter themed Story Time at 10:15, and the Easter Egg Hunt will commence at 11:00. Kids aged 0-6 will hunt for eggs around the library, while kids from 7-12 will hunt for eggs at the community center. Please sign up at the library or on our Facebook page.

 

National Library Week isn’t until April, but we want to give advanced notice on a special program we’ll be having. On Saturday morning, April 16, we’ll be hosting a painting party. No painting experience is needed and by the end of the party, you’ll have your own personal masterpiece to hang on the wall!!! Cost of the class is $15 to cover materials, and seating is limited, so sign up at the library to reserve your seat.  Other events coming to the library for National Library Week include Adult Coloring, Henna Design for Teens, and an exhibit from local artists. Contact the library if you’re interested in having your art displayed!

Book Discussion: Girl on the Train

girl-on-trainThe Girl on the Train books are here! Come get your copy today, so you’re ready for the book discussion club on Wednesday, February 24th at 6:30 pm. Be careful though, once you pick it up, you might not be able to set it down!

Genealogy Ancestry.com Class

ancestryThe Sanilac Genealogical Society will be coming to the Library on March 1 at 2:00 to give a tutorial on how to use ancestry.com. Ancestry.com is the most popular genealogy website in the world. The library offers access to the subscription service within the library. Ancestry can be accessed using the library’s computers or the wi-fi connection with your own laptop or tablet.

Santa Visit

Cute-Santa-Claus-PNG-6Mr. Santa Clause will be paying us a visit on Saturday, December 19th at 11:00 am. That’s less than a week before Christmas, so it could be your last opportunity to get your wish list to the big man. Be warned, he’s only taking requests from good boys and girls. In addition to performing his normal services, he’ll be taking time out of his busy schedule to read us a story. While you’re waiting to see him, Margaret Hetzel will be leading a Christmas craft, so you can bring home a little Christmas cheer with you.

Hypnosis Show

sawdon magicAitkin Memorial District Library is presenting a Hypnosis Show starring Josh Sawdon on December 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

  • You and your friends can be the stars of the show!!!
  • 10-15 lucky volunteers will be chosen to participate.
  • All ages welcome to come to the show; Must be 13 or older to participate.

Seating is limited! Get your complimentary tickets now at Aitkin Memorial District Library, or call for information 810.679.3627. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CroswellLibrary/

Costume Exchange

costume exchangeLooking for an awesome new Halloween costume? Check out our costume exchange. We have lots of great costumes for all ages. Just bring in a new or used costume and in exchange you can take home one of ours! They will be set up all throughout October so stop in when you can.

Costume Contest Party

costume partyOctober 22 is the Aitkin Library Costume Contest for kids 5th grade and younger. The party starts at 5:30. Tricks and treats will be provided. We’ll have pumpkins to decorate and take home, and we’ll be showing classic Halloween specials. First, second and third place winners of the costume contest will take home spooky movies to get the whole family in the mood for Halloween! Sign up at the library or here on Facebook.

Book Club

_DSC4194_editWe’re hosting a new permanent event at the library. The last Wednesday of every month at 6:30 will be the book discussion group. We’re going to be reading a wide variety of books, and we’re always looking for new book ideas. The first book we’ll be reading is Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie. The book for next month will be Killer Angels by Jeff Shaara. Copies are available at the library for those with library cards.