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.

Teddy Bear Picnic

teddy bear picnicWe had another great group of kids and parents for our Teddy Bear Picnic, and student aide Shyela Reimel did a great job filling in for Margaret Hetzel doing the reading and helping the kids create some colorful sidewalk art!

Why is Sherlock Holmes Popular?

url-sherlock-holmesOn Tuesday, August 4, renowned Sherlock Holmes expert, Regina Stinson, will be giving a presentation on the enduring popularity of the Baker Street detective. She’ll discuss his origins, his power of observation, and why he’s a timeless figure in popular culture. The library will celebrate this hero of scientific thinking by showing Holmes movies and shows throughout the day and by serving English tea and biscuits (cookies).

*Excerpt from Jeffersonian*

Nearly 130 years after his creation by author Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes remains a popular subject of books, films and television shows. He seems so real that many people actually send letters to his fictional 221B Baker Street Address. Stinson notes, “Holmes still fascinates us.” He sets the standard for all fictional detectives who have followed him, and his methods of observation and deduction are studied by real police forces around the globe. Stinson will tell us why we find him so compelling, and illuminate how he has influenced the art of crime detection.