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

Winter Mix, Make, and Take!!

On Monday, January 23rd at 5:30 pm we’ll be hosting a winter oils class! For only $10 you can make a winter blues buster roll on, a foaming hand soap, a pick me up Spritzer, and oil infused hot chocolate! Sign up and pay today to reserve your spot!

Impressionist Water Color Class

img_20161219_164047656Paint Your Own Watercolor in Less than 4 Hours!
Saturday January 28 @ 10 am
$15 payment must be made to reserve your spot.
Sign up at the library.

Internationally known professional artist Suzanne Boeck will be in the library to guide us step by step in creating the lovely landscape watercolor seen below. The goal of the class is to focus on painting trees. It will be an 11″ X 14″ painting completed on high quality 100% rag paper. All skill levels welcome. No experience is necessary, and supplies will be provided. Hope to see you here!

Power of the Dog by Don Winslow

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Book Discussion
Wednesday, January 25 @ 6:30 pm

Exceptional books illuminate, allowing us to see the world or ourselves in a way previously obscured. Sometimes, this new light reveals something awe-inspiring, beautiful, and mysterious. Other times, it reveals something brutal and horrifying, and maybe the lights should have just stayed off, because what is seen can never be unseen. The “Power of the Dog” is one of those books.

Unofficially America’s longest war, the Drug War is a failure. The bodies pile up, but the drugs continue to flow into people’s lungs, up their noses and through their veins. Meanwhile, the cartels that peddle them amass wealth, power, and influence. Winslow dramatizes this brutal reality in “The Power of the Dog.” We view it through the perspectives of Art Keller, a rogue DEA agent, and Adan Barrera, Keller’s former friend who consolidated power to become the Drug Kingpin of all of Mexico, el patron. Through the eyes of these rivals, we witness 25 years of brutal violence, heartbreaking betrayals, and empty victories in a game that nobody ever wins.

The seriousness of the issue and the depth of the characters separate “The Power of the Dog” from the average crime fiction. The Drug War and Cold War intertwine, alliances tangle, and Faustian bargains are the only options available. Keller knows the battle against the cartels will cost him everything, but his addiction to this dogfight is as powerful as any drug. Barrera would like to run the cartel with the banality of a corporation, but the cost of being the king is paid in blood.

Wars aren’t fought by two people alone. Reluctant killers, left-wing priests, perspicacious prostitutes, Mexican cowboys and an alphabet soup of government organizations on both sides of the border have agendas of their own, and nobody comes out of this combat unscathed. Some pay in dollars. Some pay with their lives, and some pay with their souls.

The Spirit of Christmas Essential Oils

doterra-christmasGet into the Christmas Spirit
Essential Oils Make & Take
Monday, December 5
~ 5:30 PM ~
Cost is $10
Register here or at the library

Take home
Cinna-mint Lip Balm,
Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
Christmas Scented Room Spray
Holiday Joy Body Spray