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July 2020 Library Matters Monthly
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Library Buildings to Reopen!

All CMPL locations are reopening on Monday, July 6. All CMPL locations will be operating in a "grab-and-go" model. This is intended to allow you to freely browse the shelves to select and check out the items of your choice or pick up held items, but then to enjoy those items elsewhere. What to expect when you visit:
  • Anyone experiencing a COVID-19 related symptom should not enter.
  • A face covering must be worn while in the library other than children under the age of 2. Anyone not wishing to wear a face covering should use our curbside/drive-up window pickup service.
  • Members not of the same household must remain at least 6’ apart.
  • We will continue to quarantine all returned items for 72 hours.
  • Hand sanitizer and disposable keyboard covers will be available for use.
  • Public computers will be limited and may be used up to 60 minutes by reservation.
  • Seating will be limited and meeting rooms will not be available.
  • Toys, puzzles, newspapers, magazines, water fountains and frequently touched items will not be available.
We look forward to seeing you again and resuming as many library services as soon as possible!
Online Programs for Children & Teens
Register to receive the link to participate.
CMPL is also offering a large variety of programs on Facebook Live. Check out the Events calendar to see the dates and times. But, on Facebook, you can watch at any time!

Snapology: Mythical Creatures
Tues., July 21 at 10 a.m. | Zoom
Come design, create, and build your own unique, mythical creature! This program is for ages 6-12. To participate, please have loose Lego bricks, blank paper and pencil/crayons.

Wrapping Paper Lotus Flower
Sat., July 25 at 2 p.m. | Zoom
Tweens, ages 8-12, join us live for a virtual craft program where you will learn to make origami lotus flowers from gift wrapping paper. You will need gift wrapping paper (any kind), scissors, tape, a ruler, and a pen or pencil.
Teen Tech Classes
Javascript
Wed., July 15 at 2 p.m. | Zoom
Join us to learn how to code using Javascript through Code Combat, where we will learn to code our sprite through difficult levels of their Escape the Dungeon! game. 

Homopolar Sculptures
Wed., July 22 at 2 p.m. | Zoom
Learn how to make a spinning homopolar sculpture with copper wire, magnets, and batteries. Register between July 8 and July 15 to guarantee supply availability; pick up a supply kit for this program at the Main Library between July 16-21.

Python
Wed., July 29 at 2 p.m. | Zoom
Join us to learn how to code using Python through Code Combat, where we will learn to code our sprite through difficult levels of their Escape the Dungeon! game. Some basic coding skills preferred, but not necessary.
Online Programs for Adults
Register to receive the link to participate!
Plant-Based Immunity
Wed., July 8 at 6:30 p.m. | Zoom
Dr. Joel Kahn will explain the immune system and discuss our diet’s role in keeping it strong. Dr. Kahn serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Yoga for Beginners
Thurs., July 9 at 2 p.m. | Zoom
This class will include accessible, traditional yoga postures and breathing exercises.

Korea: Land of Morning Calm
Mon., July 13 at 3 p.m. | Zoom
Mariya Fogarasi takes us all to South Korea through her virtual presentation. South Korea is a small Asian country, but ranks significantly in U.S. history.

Michigan’s Thumb Drive
Wed., July 15 at 7 p.m. | Zoom
Join Michael J. Thorp for a historic travelogue of Michigan’s Blue Water Highway with stories of hard work and hard luck, opportunity and riches, and failure and loss.

Reset and Refresh: Fight Computer Fatigue
Wednesdays: July 15, 22 and 29 at 10 a.m. | Zoom
Teri Flores will guide us using gentle chair exercises and stretching to help battle computer strain.

CMPL is also offering regular book discussions and more! Visit the Events Calendar for a full list of online events.

QUICK LINKS

Reminder
Please do not drop off donations
Because the Friends of the Library were unable to host the spring book sale, storage space is incredibly tight for used books. We appreciate your donations, but do not have room to store them at this time. 
Book Discussions Online
We miss seeing you at book discussions! But, these events continue online. If you've never joined a book discussion, now is a great time to give it a try. Click the links below to register in advance. All books are available for checkout through CMPL's digital downloads.

Sat., July 11 at 12 p.m.: This group regularly meets at the South Branch, but now you may join us virtually via Zoom to discuss All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner.

Mon., July 13 at 6 p.m.: Join a virtual Books on Tap to discuss Don't You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane.

Sat., July 18 at 11 a.m.: Join the YA Book Club for grades 6-12. Discuss Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee.

Sat., July 18 at 1 p.m.: Ages 7-12 are invited to join us to discuss Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney.

Mon., July 20 at 6 p.m.: Join us for a discussion of Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown.

Tues., July 21 at 10 a.m.: The mystery book discussion group usually meets at the North Branch. This month, they will meet online and discuss Cold Tuscan Stone by David P. Wagner.
Road Trip Recommends

Are you taking a road trip this summer? CMPL can help ensure that you have the materials you need to make that drive zip by. Our team of librarians are happy to help find the best titles for residents of Clinton and Macomb Township traveling far and wide. Simply fill out the form, at least 7 days before your trip, and a librarian will be in touch with a list of personalized recommendations for you and your family.

New North Branch
Have you driven by our new building on Broughton lately? Construction has resumed and is moving fast! The foundations are almost complete and the walls are going up. If you haven't seen it, check out the progress that has been made on our website.
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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