Highland Library September 2013
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Michigan Reads: Woolbur
Michigan Reads! is a statewide program from the Library of Michigan highlighting the importance of early childhood and family literacy by focusing on a picture book by a Michigan author.
The 2013 Michigan Reads! book is Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski and illustrated by Lee Harper, and features a lamb named Woolbur who finds creative ways to go about his day.  When Woolbur is asked to do something, he finds original ways to accomplish everyday tasks and shares his ideas with others.
The story, the language, they joyfulness of Woolbur's actions, and the wonderful illustrations all come together to make Woolbur a go-to book for both children and older readers.
Join us Saturday, September 7 at 2:00pm for a fun program celebrating this book. For ages 3 to 8.  Or stop by the library and share a reading of the book with your favorite reading buddy!
The Highland Library will be closed Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday.


Events and Programs
"The Book Ends"
Book Discussion
Wed, September 11, 6:30pm
Join us for lively discussion in a friendly environment. Pick up a copy of the book at the Adult Reference Desk about a month before the meeting date. Our September title selection is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Join us for a showing of the newly-released film starring Leonardo DiCaprio on Sept 21 at 1pm.
Wed, September 18, 6:30pm
Learn about the devastating flu epidemic that infected and killed millions of people around the world in 1918 from OCC History Professor Emeritus Dennis Fiems.
Sat, Sept 21, 1:00pm
Join us for a showing of the newly-released movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Computer Classes
Join us for free, small-group, hands-on computer classes.
Please register online or by calling 248-887-2218 (option 3).
Mon, Sept 23, 2:00pm
Intro to computers and the Windows operating system.
Mon, Sept 23, 6:00pm
Intro to the widely-used spreadsheet program.
Tue, Sept 24, 6:00pm
Into to the popular word processing program.
Wed, Sept 25, 2:00pm
Navigation, browsers, safety, and more.
Teen Programs
Go and
Magic: The Gathering
Mon, September 9, 
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Go was invented 4,000 years ago. Magic: The Gathering was introduced in the early 1990s. Can players of these two games share the same space on the same night? We think they can! Gamers unite! Drop in to play, no registration required. Newcomers always welcome!
Mon, September 16, 5:30pm
Pizza, pop and a flick! Come watch From Up on Poppy Hill, the newly-released Miyazaki/ Ghibli film anime film.
Monday, Sept 30
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, October 1
Noon - 8:00pm
Got a 40K army?  Play, paint, or whatever!
We've got tables aplenty and a growing terrain collection.
Open to teens and adults. 


Sat, Sept 7, 2:00pm
For kids 3-8 years.
This program features the Michigan Reads book about Woolbur, a sheep unlike any other!  Come enjoy this book by our own Michigan author Leslie Helakoski. Crafts will also be a part of this program.
You can also stop by the library anytime to read this picture book with your favorite reading buddy!
Thursdays at 10:30am
Sept 12, 19,
Oct 3, 10, 17
For kids under 5.
An hour of stories, songs, games and parenting tips, with optional free play afterwards. Please call GPGS at 248-209-2519 to register.
Mondays at 10:30am
Sept 30 - Oct 21
For kids 18-35 months.
This storytime is designed to help children with socialization, cognitive and large motor development.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Register beginning Sept 17.

Tuesdays at 10:30am
Oct 1 - Oct 22
For kids 3 to 5 years.
This storytime emphasizes reading-readiness and independence with crafts and stories.  Children need to be able to sit and listen to stories on their own.
Register beginning Sept 17.

Star Wars Reads Day
October 5
1:00pm - 5:00pm
For all ages.

Celebrate Star Wars and reading!

All ages can drop in for Star Wars fun, including crafts (while supplies last), prize drawings, and lots of Star Wars books to check out. Come in costume if you like! 
Star Wars Reads Day is an international event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. It was first launched in 2012 by Lucas Films and its publishing partners.

Thanks to Meijer and to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring our Star Wars Reads Day!


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