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August 2020 Library Matters Monthly
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The Library Board has placed a request for a renewal (not an increase) of the 2014 supplemental library millage on the August 4 ballot. The current millage expires in 2021 and the renewal would start in 2022 if approved. The request is on this year’s ballot because the Library Board did not want to use library funds to pay for a special election next year. For information about the millage renewal click here.
 

Finish Summer Reading Strong!

CMPL's Summer Reading program is still going. If you haven't started to log your time yet, good news! You can still register, log and maybe even collect a prize. Reading over the summer is extremely important to maintain children's reading levels. Better still? Adults who make reading a priority instill the importance of reading to the children in their lives. Register and log now. All reading and prizes must be collected by August 15. If you'd like to pick up your Summer Reading prizes from curbside pickup, give us a call at (586) 226-5000.
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!

Zeemo's Fractured Fairy Tales
Tues., Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. | Facebook Live
Zeemo the Yo-Yo Man shows off his tricks and stories from the Kingdom of Comedy. It is a highly interactive and fun show for children ages 3-12.

Joel Tacey's Magic Workshop
Sat., Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. | Facebook Live
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.

Candy Art
Mon., Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. | Zoom
Let's make art with candy! This program is for ages 6-11. We will provide program supplies to all registered participants via curbside pickup from the North Branch August 3-8.

Book Blasters
Mon., Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. | Zoom
Ages 7-9 are invited to discuss Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? by Yona Zeldis McDonough. We will provide a copy of the book and craft supplies to all registered participants via curbside pickup from the North Branch.
Online Programs for Adults
Register to receive the link to participate!
The Sanders Confectionery Story
Wed., Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. | Zoom
Greg Tasker joins us on Zoom to tell the story of how Fred Sanders and his family grew their confectionery from a single shop on Woodward Avenue to a household name.

Chair Yoga
Wed., Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. | Zoom
This class offers a yoga experience for those with limited mobility. You can enjoy the peace and calm of a yoga practice, while remaining seated.

100th Anniversary of Suffrage
Tues., Aug. 18 at 12 p.m. | Zoom
Join us for a virtual lecture by Karen Miller, a Professor of History at Oakland University, on the history of the Suffrage Movement. This lunch and learn program is suitable for teens and adults.

Pewabic Pottery: A History Handcrafted in Detroit
Wed., Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. | Zoom
Join Cara Catallo on Zoom as she tells the story of how Mary Chase Perry Stratton and Horace Caulkins changed the world of ceramics. Their legendary Pewabic lamps, vessels, and architectural tiles have graced libraries, churches, museums, and public buildings for more than a century.

QUICK LINKS

Go Library Card
Get discounts for showing your library card!
Area businesses are still providing discounts to you, just for having a library card. Check out the Go Library Card website and see what discounts are available to you.
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., Aug. 8 at 12 p.m.: This group regularly meets at the South Branch, but now you may join us virtually via Zoom to discuss 142 Ostriches by April Dávila.

Mon., Aug. 10 at 6 p.m.: Join a virtual Books on Tap to discuss Euphoria by Lily King.

Mon., Aug. 17 at 6 p.m.: Join us for a discussion of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land.

Tues., Aug. 18 at 10 a.m.: The mystery book discussion group usually meets at the North Branch. This month, they will meet online and discuss Lake on the Mountain by Jeffrey Round.

Sat., Aug. 22 at 11 a.m.: Teens in grade 6-12 are invited to discuss The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park.

Mon., Aug. 24 at 6 p.m.: Join the Donuts and Dragons book discussion and talk about Famous Men Who Never Lived by K. Chess.
Trivia Nights
We are offering a variety of online trivia night this summer. Teens and adults are invited to participate. There will even be prizes for the winners. Check out the sessions below and register to have a fun game night with us!

Tues., Aug. 11 at
6:30 p.m
.: 90s music

Tues., Aug. 18 at
6:30 p.m.
: Jurassic Park

Tues., Aug. 25 at
6:30 p.m.
: Classic pub-style trivia, no theme
Grab & Go
As a reminder, all CMPL locations are now open in Grab & Go mode. This means that you may come to the library to browse, pick up holds and check out material. However, we ask that you take your materials elsewhere to enjoy. Those who do wish to come to the library must wear a face covering properly while in the building. A list of services and amenities that are limited or unavailable can be found here.

For those who don't wish to come inside CMPL buildings, we are still offering curbside pick up for materials. Place your items on hold as usual and when they are ready, we will notify you. You will be able to set up a curbside appointment at that time.

We look forward to when we will be able to serve you fully. Until then, thank you for helping us keep the community safe, happy and healthy! 
 
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