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June 2020 Library Matters Monthly
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Although our buildings remain closed under the Governor’s Executive Order, the library staff remains ready to serve you virtually: The uncertainty of when we can reopen the buildings and safely offer group programs means that this year’s summer programming will be virtual. While we miss seeing you in person, you will be able to enjoy our programs in a virtual environment. Registration is still required for live program participation so be sure to visit our events page. We hope that you will be able to join us for an event.
Summer Reading
Haven't started Summer Reading yet? Now is a great time to start! Simply log the days you've read for at least 15 minutes this summer and you can earn prizes. Log your reading online.

We even have some online events to get you excited about reading! Join us for a program on Saturday, June 13:

Cirque Amongus
Sat., June 13 at 1 p.m. | Facebook Live
Part vaudeville, part circus and a whole lot of fun, Cirque Amongus will amaze you with their performance. Just visit our Facebook page at 1pm and view this program live.

A Night Of Comedy & Juggling
June 13 at 6:30pm | Zoom
Adults, join us for a night of comedy and juggling with Nick Thomas. Register here.
Online Programs for Children & Teens
Register to receive the link to participate.
Virtual Volunteens
Wed., June 3 at 6 p.m. | Zoom
Join us for a quick chat about what's going on for teens at CMPL. We'll go over program ideas and you'll earn volunteer hours! We might have a few fun games as well. Grades 6-12 only.

Brain Teasers, Jokes and Riddles
Wed., June at 10 a.m. | Zoom
Join us and share jokes, riddles, or brain teasers for this online event. Geared for ages 8 to 12.

Pajamarama
Wed., June 10 at 6:30 p.m. | Zoom
Put on your jammies and join us for bedtime stories and songs.
Online Programs for Adults
Register to receive the link to participate!
Tales and Talk
Wed., June 3 at 10:30 a.m. | Zoom
Relax and listen to a short story read aloud by a librarian, then discuss! The June 3 story is "What Every Man Knows" by Glendon Swarthout, a writer from Michigan.

Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels
Wed., June 3 at 2 p.m. | Zoom
Join us on Zoom to learn about the importance of rain gardens and barrels and how to use them to enhance and beautify your yard’s landscaping.

Good Morning CMPL!
Thurs., June 4 at 10 a.m. | Zoom
Take a half hour out of your morning, grab a cup of coffee, and join a couple of CMPL Librarians to chat about...well, anything. It's important to stay connected during these unprecedented times.

Backyard Birding
Wed., June 10 at 7 p.m. | Zoom
Discover the joys of birding in your own backyard! Learn about the nesting habits, songs, and unique characteristics that can help you identify the beautiful birds in your neighborhood.

Murder at the Senior Prom
Mon., June 15, Tues., June 16, Wed., June 17, Thurs., June 18 and Fri., June 19 from          7:30-8:30 p.m. | Zoom
A limited event series! A murder has taken place at the senior center prom and only you, our amateur detectives, can solve it. Join us virtually every night this week for new clues. 

And so much more like book discussions! Visit the Events Calendar for a full list of online events.

QUICK LINKS

Reminder
Please do not return materials now
For the health and safety of you and the CMPL staff, please do not return items to the library at this time. Nothing is due. All due dates have been automatically extended.
Story Times Online
We miss seeing you at story time! But, story time activities continue online. 

Story times will take place from June 27-July 30. Join us via private, live Zoom events to allow for interaction between the librarian and children. Click on the event series below to register:

Little Listeners on Mondays at 10 a.m. (2-3 years)

Baby Time on Thursdays at 10 a.m. (0-23 months)

Little Listeners on Saturdays at 10 a.m. (all ages)

There will be no story time on Sat., July 4.

Want to view story time and early literacy activities on your own schedule? Visit our Early Literacy YouTube playlist to view them all.
Poetry Walk

Visit the Tomlinson Arboretum (west of the Main library) to find poems placed throughout the natural setting of the park.

The Poetry Walk was created through a partnership between the Library and the Clinton Township Arboretum Committee. The poems include contemporary and classic works mounted on stands at a height that makes them easy to read. They will be on display through September 27. Maps and a list of the poems are located at both entrances to the Arboretum or print one here.

Music at Main
Sun. June 28 at 1 p.m. | Facebook Live
Just because the building is closed, doesn't mean that Music at Main is over. Join pianist Matthew Ball, aka The Boggie Woogie Kid, live on Facebook for a piano concert. He will perform a family-friendly fun program of New Orleans songs, Boogie-Woogie, and Swing Dance Era favorites. No registration is required. Just visit our Facebook page and watch the concert live.
ESL Resources
Are you learning English? CMPL has materials available to help you learn English, or enjoy material in your native language. It is all available online:
CMPL Social Media
Make sure you are following us for all tips and tricks for using the library at this time. And, don't forget to check in and tell us what you're reading, watching and listening to!
 
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