Highland Library April 2014


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We all want to be stronger, smarter, and more aware, but how and why do we 

Push the Limits?  How do advances in science and technology affect our lives every day?

Get involved in discussing ideas about Nature, Connection, Survival and Knowledge with fellow community members in this four-part series.

Each session will have a recommended reading choice. Copies of the book will be available at the library starting the month before the discussion date.  You need not read the book to attend or participate in the discussion.


Session 1: Pushing the Limits of Survival

Wednesday, April 9, 6:30pm

Reading: Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler

Pick up the book anytime, and meet on this day for our first discussion!  Cussler's book spans multiple themes, from exploring the Northwest Passage to surviving in the arctic in modern times. 

We will also view and discuss two videos: an author interview with Clive Cussler and a video introducing the Shrum family, farmers who thrive with their "fix-it" mentality and their hobby participating in combine-harvester demolition derbies.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Adult desk anytime!

Please register online or at 248-887-2218.



Events and Programs
Wed, April 2, 6:30pm
Come join us for an entertaining trip through the back roads of Michigan. Rod Rademacher will give a presentation that features stops at historic sites, natural wonders, and unusual festivals.

Book Discussion Group
Wed, April 9, 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. 
This month we will join the Pushing the Limits Discussion, with recommended reading of Clive Cussler's Arctic Drift.
New! Available Online Anytime:
Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology and other issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.
Go to highlandlibrary.info and click on Online Resources, then find Magill's.  Enter the first 5 digits of your Highland Library Card number as a password to access from home.
Coming soon:
Tuesday, May 13, 6:30pm
Teen Programs
Monday, April 7, 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, Apr 14, 5:30pm
Come try your hand at creating a few sheets of beautiful paper. Thank you Cheryl Barnes from Fragments in Highland for lending the expertise and supplies!

Mon, Apr 21, 
Movie, pizza and a pop!  We'll be watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. This is a long movie! Please note the earlier start time of 5pm! Please register.

Monday, April 28,
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Dust off those Pokemon cards in the back of your closet!  At these gatherings, you can battle, trade, or whatever.  Thanks to Travis Trimper, our League Leader.

Thursday, April 24
Noon - 8:00pm
Play, build, paint. We focus on WH40K, but feel free to bring your WH Fantasy or LOTR army. Or any other tabletop army! Newcomers are always welcome.  Open to teens and adults.


Sat, Apr 5, 11:00am
Ages 6 to 8 years.
Be a sense detective and use your five senses to solve mysteries! Play games to challenge each of your senses. We'll enjoy stories and a snack, too!
Wed, Apr 9, 2:00pm
Ages 6 to 12 years.
Kathy McMinn, from The Basket Sampler in Highland, will help us make our own pencil baskets.  Learn some of the skills used in basket weaving, just in time for Easter! 
Thurs, April 10, 10:30am
Ages 5 to 12 years.
Join us for this program that uses our LEGO and your imagination to create our library LEGO display!
Mondays at 10:30am
April 14, 21, 28,
May 5
Ages 18 months to 3 years old. This storytime is designed to help children with socialization, cognitive and large motor development. 
Tuesdays at 10:30am
April 15, 22, 29,
May 6
Ages 3 to 5 years.
This class emphasizes independence and reading-readiness. Children need to be able to sit and listen to stories on their own. Crafts and movement songs are included.
For ages 9-12 years.
Pick up the book now at the Youth Desk! Read, then we'll meet on Monday, April 14 at 6pm for our next discussion. 
Bring your dinner and join other moms and daughters for a good time.  We'll play a game and discuss a different book each month.

Tues, Apr 22, 6:00pm
For parents.
Learn the facts about brain development in children. How to recognize the unique way these children think and view their world.  Brought to you by Oakland County's Great Start to Quality Resource Center.

Saturday, April 26,
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Ages 8 years and up.
Play chess with older students who can teach you the game. If you already know how to play, drop in and practice your skills with other students in the class. 
Friday, April 18
10:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday, April 19
10:00am - 3:00pm

We'll have the big Community Room and the Lower Level Group Study Room open and filled with gently-used books for you to find and enjoy.  Come buy quality used books at very reasonable prices!

Preview Sale: Thursday, April 17



Members only 

are allowed at this special 2-hour preview event before we officially open the doors to our Big Sale. Here's your chance to buy earlier than anyone else. You may purchase a Friends Membership at the door - $5 for individuals, $10 for families for a year. Friends dues and profits benefit the Highland Library and help fund programs and activities such as Summer Reading Club!


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Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The program is the work of a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers. Their organizations include from Dartmouth College, the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Group (a California-based library consortium), Dawson Media Group, and Oregon State University.

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