Highland Library July 2013


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Summer Reading Clubs: sign up now!
Dig into reading this summer by joining our Summer Reading Clubs!
Adults and Teens can join a team and dig up some reading gems.  Read whatever you like and be entered for chances to win prizes!  We'll have weekly drawings and fun throughout the summer!
Kids, pick up your information packet at the Youth desk and check out all the great programs that are happening this summer. 
Jim Gill's Summertime Family Play Event
Tuesday, July 9, 7:00pm
A join program brought to you by the Highland Township, Commerce Township and Milford Libraries.  Sing and dance along to Jim Gill, an award-winning children's musician and author. The concert will be held at Central Park on Main St in downtown Milford. No registration necessary.
The Highland Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.


Events and Programs
Adult Programs
Summer Reading
Sign up at the Adult Desk
Join at the Adult Reference Desk.  Read whatever you like and log what you've read with us.  You'll get a raffle ticket for each title read. We'll have weekly drawings for prizes throughout the summer.
Magazine Giveaway
We're giving away our older magazine issues! First come, first served. No limit!  Magazines will be displayed on top of the Reference Shelves just past the Adult Reference Desk.
July 15-20: titles A-L
July 22-27: titles M-Z
Book Discussion Group
"The Book Ends" will take a summer break. See you in September!
Consumer Reports is available 24/7 from anywhere!  
Click through from our website or on the logo above and enter your Highland Library Card number in the Patron ID box.
Thursday, July 25
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Give the gift of life!  Donate during this Red Cross Blood Drive. Child care will be available for donors.
Call Kris at 248-889-3454 to make an appointment (donors with an appt will be taken ahead of walk-ins).


Teen Programs
Mon, July 1, 5:30pm
The origins of the ancient Chinese game of Go are shrouded in mystery, but we're going to have fun learning to play!  Thanks to Obed Kandjii for agreeing to teach us! Pizza and pop will be on hand for those who are serious about learning to play. Please register!
Monday, July 8
5:00 - 7:00pm
Oakland Parks and Recreation will be bringing a 25-foot-tall climbing tower for us to, well, climb!  Give it a try! No need to register.
Saturday, July 13, 12:30pm
Reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.  We're out of copies of the book, but if you've read it already, feel free to join the discussion.
Mon, July 15, 4:00pm
How to explain tunnel books... Hrm. Think 3-D. Think diarama.  Come and try your hand at this timeless way to artistically tell a story. Limit 12 teens.
Monday, July 22
5:00 - 7:00pm
Bring your cotton t-shirt or other clothing item (no towels, bathrobes, bedsheets), and we'll dye until the dye runs out or until 7pm.  No registration necessary.
Monday, July 29,
5:00 - 8:00pm
Bring your cards and battle!  These games won't be cutthroat - you'll still go home with the cards you brought, unless of course you want to trade! Thanks to Travis Trimper for leading this program.
Tues, July 30
Noon - 8:00pm
Got a 40K army?  Bring 2,000 points of your best and may the dice be kind!  We'll provide the tables and terrain.
There'll be door prizes and prizes for battle winners.
Open to teens and adults. Battle starts at Noon, but feel free to come as early as 10am.


Tues, July 2, 3:30pm
For kids 8-12 years
The perfect pet: one that does not need food or to be taken outside, yet is adorable!  Learn how to paint your own pet rock.
Sat, July 6, 10:30am
For kids 5-12 years.
Use our Lego to build whatever you like! We'll have your creations on display in the Youth Dept.
Mon, July 8, 10:30am
For babies and toddlers ages 5 months to under 3 years old.  Be sure to wear 'painting' clothes!


Thurs, July 11, 10:30am
For kids 6-12 years.
"I Spy" bottle craft. What can you spy using some colored rice and a bottle?
Tues, July 16, 10:30am
Stories and crafts are appropriate for 3- to 5-year olds. Younger siblings welcome.
Fri, July 19, 2:30pm
For kids 8-12 years.
Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Desk before the program, then get your caveman on at this party full of prehistoric fun and games. 
Petite Picassos: Baby Art Class
Mon, July 22, 10:30am
For babies and toddlers ages 5 months to under 3 years old.  Be sure to wear 'painting'
Tues, July 23, 10:30am
Stories and crafts are appropriate for 3- to 5-year olds. Younger siblings are welcome.
Register starting 7/9.
Thurs, July 25, 10:30am
For kids 6-12 years.
Mosaic Garden Stone - please wear old clothing!
Register starting 7/8.
Sat, July 27, 2:00pm
A movie designed especially for children with developmental delays and differing needs.  Bring your own snacks and blankets. We'll provide the movie, lots of space to move around, a break room full of manipulatives, and a welcoming environment.
Register starting 7/8.
July 10 - August 7
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Drop in!
This program is perfect for any student in grades K-5th who desires extra help with reading or math. Drop in any time between 2:30 and 4:00 to practice reading or to play simple games that reinforce math concepts.

Reading Help
Reading is more fun when you read in pairs! Come to the library, grab a book and read to one of our costumed characters, to a furry ear(one of our reader dogs) or to another young student. Reading buddies will vary from week to week.

Math Practice
Take the opportunity to show your child that math can be fun! We will have older students on hand to play games with dice, marbles, dominoes and puzzles: games designed to reinforce simple math concepts and create confidence.


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