Highland Library June 2014


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Summer Reading
Spark a reaction and find some literary elements at your library as we don our lab coats and goggles and experiment with a good book!
All ages sign up starting in June - just stop in at the library!
Adults and Teens: If you have time to read just one book this summer, you could be eligible for some fantastic prizes!  Log what you're reading with us and we'll draw raffle tickets for weekly fun gifts.  Stop by the Adult Reference Desk to join a team via a fun chemical reaction!
Kids: Keep reading! Visit the library each week for weekly prizes and other fun stuff.  We'll observe, explore, and experiment our way through the literary world, so be sure to join us for some great scientific programs and events this summer!


Events and Programs
Wednesday, June 11,
Recommended Reading: When the Killing's Done by TC Boyle.  Pick up the book anytime!  The novel explores the violent intersection of nature and the humans who attempt to control it.  Our videos include an author interview with Boyle and a video story of Cameron Clapp, an athlete and multiple amputee who uses the latest in technology in his prosthetics.
Thursday, June 12, 6:00pm
Create a sweet mini habitat. We'll provide all major supplies: soil, stones, moss, and a (smaller) recycled glass container to use as your terrarium. You're also welcome to bring your own clear glass container.


Thursday, June 19, 6:30pm
Did you know you have a science lab in your house?  Come learn some nifty science experiments you can do using household materials. Impress your kids and neighbors and add to your smarty-pants reputation!
Thursday, June 26, 1:00pm
Join us for a tour of Magnetic Products, located right next to our library! John Nathan, Director of Operations, will teach us some amazing things about magnets. This program is appropriate for adults and children 8 years and older.
Download ebooks and e-audiobooks for your tablet, smartphone or e-reader.  Download Destination is available 24/7 and is compatible with a wide range of devices.  You'll need your library card number and your PIN - give us a call if you need any help! Browse our collection and get started at 


Teen Programs
Monday, June 2, 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!
Monday, June 9, 5:30pm
Make something cool for your favorite pappy!  Please register, supplies are limited and awesome.
Monday, June 16, 5:30pm
Retro at its finest!  We'll be watching the original Star Wars movie, that would be Episode 4: A New Hope.  Come see it on the big screen, with pizza and pop for those who've registered.

Monday, June 23, 5:30pm
The Longway Planetarium Science Museum of Flint, in conjunction with the UofM-Flint Chemistry Department has devised hands-on science activities just for you! Session 1: Chemical Investigations. Investigate physical & chemical changes in matter. Observe liquid nitrogen and dry ice. Measure and mix chemicals and cause a reaction. Explore endothermic and exothermic reactions!

Tuesday, June 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.

Monday, June 30,
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.


Stop by the library to get your informational packet.  Kids of all ages up through 6th grade can join the fun!  Just keep reading, and visit the library each week to drop off a raffle ticket.  We'll draw for prizes all summer.
Kickoff all day on Saturday, June 14 with the
Dome Theater!

Wednesdays at 10:30am: June 18, 25
Ages 3 to 6 years.
Bring your little Einsteins to this hands-on program for young scientists. Children will experiments, observe, and draw conclusions, just like real scientists!
Registration starts June 2.
Drop-In Craft: Bookmarks!
Saturday, June 21,
10:30am - Noon
Drop in to make a superhero, Despicable Me Minion, or animal bookmark to use in your summer reading!  No registration necessary.

Monday, June 23, 10:30am
Make a craft that will allow you to record all of your summertime adventures and discoveries!
Registration starts June 2.

Thursday, June 26, 1:00pm
Join us for a tour of Magnetic Products, located right next to our library! John Nathan, Director of Operations, will teach us some amazing things about magnets. This program is appropriate for adults and children 8 years and older.

Saturday, June 28,
2:00pm - 3:00pm
For families of all ages.
Meet parrots and cockatiels and other friendly companion birds from the Rainbow Feathers Bird Club. Regtration begins June 9.
Mondays at 10:30am
June 30, July 7
For children 5 years and older.
Get our your dancing shoes for this music-based storytime!
Registration starts June 16.
Begin your summer with a new adventure at the Highland Library. The Dome Theater is an inflatable planetarium that will be set up in our library for one day only.  Digital programs from dinosaurs to a trip through the human body, from the universe to the ocean floor and more will be shown inside the dome with the movie projected all around you!  The Dome is suitable for all ages, with the exception of infants and toddlers.  Entrance to the Dome will be first come, first served. Programs begin promptly - tickets will be available 30 minutes before each showtime!  Brought to you by the Friends of the Library!

Inflatables: a bounce house, obstacle course and maze; brought to you by a grant from the Oakland Parks and Recreation! Be sure to wear socks if you want to use these inflatables!

Spend the Day: bring a picnic lunch, grab something to eat at a local restaurant or visit the Huron Valley Farmer's Market between shows.

While you're at the library register for adult, teen and youth summer reading programs!

The first program begins at 10:15am. Look for more details by clicking on the individual titles under Dome Theater on the calendar.


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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.