Highland Library October 2015

Dear Elizabeth,


Thank you for subscribing to Highland Library's e-newsletter! Here's what's happening: 
Star Wars Reads Day
Saturday, October 10, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a celebration of a galaxy far, far away and the joy of reading!
Star Wars Reads day is a national event celebrated by libraries, bookstores, and anyone who enjoys reading. Come to the library on this day to find a ton of great Star Wars books to read for all ages, like:
Scoundrels (a fun Han/Chewie/Lando heist; Ocean's Eleven with a good blaster at your side)
Darth Vader & Son and Vader's Little Princess (the Dark Lord of the Sith as a Doting Father)
and many many more!
12:30pm to 1:30pm: build your own lightsaber; play Star Wars pinball; raffles & prizes
1:30pm - 3:30pm: The Ring of Steel will do a Jedi Lightsaber Fighting Demo, and then train groups in the art of lightsaber swordplay. You'll also be able to check out Ring of Steel's period weaponry and have some photo ops.
This is an all-ages event.   DROP IN - no registration needed. 
We encourage you to come in costume!
Big thanks to Home Depot and Meijer of White Lake for helping sponsor our fun!

Events and Programs
Adult 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 October 14 book, Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes, is available now.

Financial Education
Series Workshops 
Brought to us by the Cygnet Institute - a nonprofit organization:

Thurs, Oct 1, 6:30pm
Do you really need a trust? Learn other options for avoiding probate and how to properly use Power of Attorney.

Tues, Oct 20, 6:30pm
Budgeting, like life, is full of trade-offs. Learn methods and ideas on how to make economics work for you!

Wed, Oct 21, 6:30pm
What options are available?  How are benefits taxed? How do you qualify for benefits?  Find out why waiting to claim may cost you (or make you) money.

Find more classes here.

Tues, Oct 13, 6:30pm
Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you have in your home? Want to be more organized?  Soo Porter will cover the basics and help you with your disorganized areas in your home.
Teen Programs
Mon, Oct 5,
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!

Monday, Oct 12, 5:30pm
Saya Kaneda, a native of Tokyo, Japan, will be visiting us from the Asian Studies Center at MSU.  Saya works as a Japan Outreach Coordinator, and she'll be here to show us the proper way to prepare delicious sushi!  Note: no raw fish will be consumed.

Monday, Oct 19, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Pokemon, Magic: the Gathering, and Yu-Gi-Oh!  And others.  Grab your favorite TCG and battle it out with others of the same ilk.  Drop in, no need to register.

Monday, Oct 26, 5:30pm
Our friends at Klever Kreations in Waterford will be back to help you decorate a delicious cake for Halloween!

Tues, Oct 27, 
Noon - 8:00pm
Join us for more open gaming than you can shake a squig at.  We've got the terrain and tables. Bring your army, your dice, and may the crits go your way.  Newcomers always welcome. For teens and adults.

Fridays at 10:30am:
Oct 2, Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23 
For ages 3 - 5 years.
Every child ready to read!  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.

Learn & Grow
Toddler Storytime
Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19
For ages 18-36 months at time of registration.
Classes are full - wait list here.

Saturday, Oct 3, 2:30pm
Ages 5 - 12 years.
Join students and staff from Lawrence Tech University's Colledge of Architecture and Design for this program that uses our Lego and their knowledge to create buildings, bridges and structures around the world.

Mon, Oct 19, 6:00pm
For ages 8 - 12 years.
Bring your dinner and enjoy visiting with others at this monthly club. Pick up the first book from the Youth Desk when you register.

Thurs, Oct 22, 11:30am
August 6, 13
For ages 8 - 12 years.
Bring your lunch and join other students for a monthly book adventure. Pick up the first book from the Youth Desk when you register.

Sat, October 24, 10:30am - Noon
All ages.
Stop in to make a Halloween themed craft! No registration required!

10:30am - Noon
Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4
An Early Literacy Play & Learn time for children 5 years and under, along with their caregivers. We will start each program with a story, art, music, or dance, then participants can play with our educational resources and toys.  Drop in - no need to register.

Wed, Oct 28, 6:30pm
Ages 5 - 12 years.
Build with LEGO and learn simple robotics techniques. Members of the HOT Robotics Team at MHS will attend to mentor and guide kids as they experiment with robotics, LEGO and Snap Circuits.
Registration begins Oct 12.

The Friends of the Library invite you to their Fall BIG BOOK SALE!
We'll have the big Community Room and the Lower Level Group Study Room open and chock-full of great used books (and movies, and audio, and more) at very very reasonable prices.

Thurs, Oct 15, 5-7pm
Friends members only are allowed at this special 2-hour preview event before we officially open our doors to the Big Book Sale. Friends Membership can be purchased at the door for $5/year/individual.

Fri, October 16, 
10am - 3pm
Open to the public!

Sat, October 17, 
10am - 3pm
Open to the public! In addition to some great reads, you can find some great snacks on this day!

Thank you for supporting the Friends and the Library!

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