Highland Library January 2015


Thank you for subscribing to Highland Library's e-newsletter! Here's what's happening: 
January 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For teens in grades 6 through 12.
For those new to all this, Minecraft is an online game designed like a sandbox - you can dig for materials, build structures, and fight off invaders. We'll have our own exclusive server set up, so only folks who log in through the library at these events will have access. We can talk to each other, collaborate on building projects, or just show off our favorite pickaxes! Thanks to CubedHost for generously donating a server and their expertise to run this event.
We'll have laptops and public internet stations available, but feel free to bring your own laptop. You must have your own Minecraft account to participate (purchase here). 
Room for 20 gamers! First come, first served!
More sessions coming up on Feb 9, Mar 16, Apr 13, and May 11.

Drop in or call the Adult Department for more information at 248-887-2218.


Events and Programs
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 January title is
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. 

Titles A-L: 
  Jan 12-17
Titles M-Z:
  Jan 19 - 24
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.

Thurs, Jan 22, 6:00pm
Pre-planning your funeral or cemetery arrangements can bring peace of mind for you and your loved ones.  Learn what to consider from the experts at Elton Black & Son.
Light refreshments will be served.

Fri, Jan 30, 6:30pm
Join us for a new-release movie, shown on our big screen after regular library hours!  Adults only, 18+, Light refreshments will be provided.  Movie selection TBD.  Please note that only the community room and restrooms will be open during the movie; the rest of the library will be closed and unavailable to the public. Entrance is available via the front doors; no admittance after 6:40pm.

Using Your iPad
Thurs, February 5
1:00pm OR
This course is designed to help new owners with their iPads. Please bring your iPad, already registered and working, and your Apple ID.  The course will cover the basic parts of the iPad, what a user sees on the screen, hand gestures and a few apps.  No special computer background required.  Please register!

Teen Programs
Mon, Jan 5, 5:30pm
Love anime? So do we!  Join us as we explore the latest and greatest anime.  Appropriate munchies will be served, so please register ahead of time.  Feel free to wear your favorite pair of fuzzy ears.

Mon, January 12,
6:00pm - 8:00pm
CubedHost is generously donating a Minecraft server for this drop-in event. We'll have (a limited number of) laptops and internet stations for you to use, or bring your own laptop.  You must have your own Minecraft account to participate.
Limited space! First come, first served!

Mon, Jan 19, 5:30pm
Pizza, pop, and a flick!  We'll be watching The Giver on this day.  Please register!
Thanks to the HWLBA for helping fund our movie license.

Mon, January 26, 
5:30pm - 8:00pm
These are open gaming nights.  We've got tables a-plenty and participation is always free.  Also, snacks are to be had.  Open to ages 10+.  We currently have groups dropping in to play the following:
Pokemon TCG
Magic: The Gathering TCG
GO (ancient board game)

Tues, January 27, 
Noon - 8:00pm
Open gaming!  We've got tables and terrain a-plenty, so bring your armies and your sleevies and get some Waaaaugh going!
Free free free, of course, and we also have some paints available for to pretty up your boyz.  Open to teens and adults.


Sat, Jan 10, 1:30pm
For all ages.
stop in to play a game of chess with other young players.  Bring your own board and join the fun!

Mon, Jan 12, 6:00pm
For ages 8 - 12.
Bring your dinner and join our book club!  This is a time to visit, get to know your mother/daughter better, and have fun with games and activities related to the book.  We will discuss Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher in January, and our February title will be available at that time. Books are also available at the Youth Desk.  Please register.

Thurs, January 15, 11:30am
For ages 8 - 12.
Bring your lunch and join other home-schooled students for a book adventure. We'll play a game and discuss a different book each month.  In January, we will discuss Savvy by Ingrid Law.  Our February title will be available at that time.  You can also pick up each book at the Youth desk. Please register.

Mondays 10:30am:
Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, and Feb 9
For children ages 18-36 months.  
Children learn concepts that promote early literacy in this playful program.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesdays 10:30am:
Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, and Feb 10
For ages 3-5 years.
This program emphasizes independence and reading-readiness. Talking, singing, reading, writing and playing!

Fri, Jan 23, 2:30pm
For ages 5-12 years.
This program uses our LEGO and your imagination to create our library display!
Wed, January 28:
4:30pm - 6:30pm
What's up? The sky!  If you can muscle your way through the jokes, we'll have an astronomically good time!
No registration necessary!

Thurs, January 29, 6:15pm
For parents, caregivers and teachers.
Join us for a workshop about the benefits of using music to improve develop-mental skills in the preschool child.  Magda Girao, OTRL-CSTD and Clinical Director of Kids in Motion, will be leading this program.

Consumer Reports Online is available anytime! 
Click through from our homepage at highlandlibrary.info, then find the Consumer Reports button on the right-hand side.  Enter your Highland Library card number and you'll gain access to articles and reviews for cars, appliances, electronics and more!

Books by the Bag
Homebound Delivery Service
Highland area residents who are unable to visit the library due to injury, illness, or disability are eligible for homebound delivery service. The service can be given on either a temporary or permanent basis. The Highland Library has many different types of materials for homebound patrons to check out, such as books, print books, magazines, DVDs and audiobooks. 

Delivery is provided by the Highland/Milford Senior Van Program, part of the Highland Activity Center (formerly the Senior Center).
Click here for more information or call the Activity Center at 248-887-1707.


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