Summer 2017 Children’s Classes and Events

Our Summer 2017 children’s events begin with our Summer Reading Kick-Off on June 17. Weekly kids’ classes run from June 19 – August 1. Click above to view the program flyer.

Matilda: Summer 2017 Middle Grades Movie Book Club

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull, she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It’ll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves, and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

Our Movie Book Club is recommended for children in grades 4-8. Those who register for the club by June 17 will receive a free copy of the book. We will meet at the library on Saturday, July 29 from 2:30-4:30 for a popcorn video viewing party and discussion of the book and movie. Register online below, by phone, or stop by the library.

Movie is rated PG.

 

 

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Take the Challenge!

If you are the parent or caregiver to an infant, toddler, or preschooler, we invite you to participate in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. The benefits of reading to young children are priceless, and include developing crucial oral language and print vocabulary, as well as strengthening bonds during those special lap sit times.

Here’s how to participate at our library: Instructions for parents and caregivers

You may print a registration form here and bring it to the library, or stop by the library to fill out a registration form and pick up a packet of materials: 1000 BBK Registration Form

Print out a new or replacement book log: 1000 BBK Reading Log

For more early literacy resources and information on this national initiative: http://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/

 

Shred Day

Fall Cleaning? Don’t be a victim of identity theft. Dispose of your documents safely. Join us for Shred Day with Tony Forlini.

Friday, October 14TH 11 AM – 1 PM

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L’Anse Creuse Students: Welcome to the ConnectED Initiative

ConnectED initiative logo

In order to ensure that the 4,000+ K-12 students in the Harrison Township Public Library’s (HTPL) service area have access to resources critical for success in school, the library is partnering with the L’Anse Creuse School District to ensure every student has a library card by the end of 2016. Students with a traditional library card are already set to go. Those who do not have cards will be given access by using the student’s school ID number. Cards issued this way will provide access to electronic resources, including books, magazines and music in electronic format, research databases, and internet access in the library. Participation in the program is voluntary and parents are given the chance to opt their child out at any time.

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New Library Hours Effective July 7

Beginning July 7, the Harrison Township Public Library will begin its new hours of service to the public. The library’s new hours are:

Day Open Close
Monday 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday Noon 8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed

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Summer Book Clubs

Boobooklynk to Movie Book Club

Brooklyn

By: Colm Toibin

Meets: Saturday, July 16th at 1:00pm

 

henryTuesday’s Titles Book Club

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

By: Rachel Joyce

Meets: Tuesday, July 26th at 7:00pm

 

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Tuesday’s Titles Book Club

We Band of Angels

By: Elizabeth Norman

Meets: Tuesday, August 23rd at 7:00pm

 

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Book to Movie Book Club

The Girl on the Train

By: Paula Hawkins

Meets: Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00pm

 

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Tuesday’s Titles Book Club

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

By: Susan Cain

Meets: Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00pm

Me Before You movie

You’re invited to a Pre-screening!

Me Before You movie poster

We’re pleased to announce that Warner Brothers Pictures is offering Harrison Township Library patrons a chance to see the forthcoming film “Me Before You” free of charge on Tuesday, May 24 @ 7:00 PM at MJR Partridge Creek Digital Cinema 14, 17400 Hall Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038, two weeks before the film’s official release. For your chance to see the film, click the link below and follow the instructions. The first 250 people to arrive at the theater on May 24 with their printed passes will be seated to see the film. Warner Brothers has advised us that those who arrive at 6:00 PM on May 24 (an hour before show time) will most likely be seated to see the film.
http://www.wbtickets.com/HarrisonMBY

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Shred Day

Spring Cleaning? Don’t be a victim of identity theft. Dispose of your documents safely.

Join us for Shred Day with Tony Forlini.

FRIDAY, MAY 20TH 4 PM – 6 PM

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