World War II: The Story of a 10th Mountain Division Soldier on Facebook Live

Thursday evening, October 22, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

John Jackson, author of Mail to Mountain The Story of a 10th Mountain Division Soldier's Climb to Glory, will provide insight into the writing of his book, including his motivation, writing and publishing process, challenges, and information sources. The session will highlight biographical information about the book’s main character (his father, Charles Jackson) as well as select readings from the book.  The presentation will be supplemented with personal and military photos.

 

 

 


PRISONER #4578: A MICHIGAN TRUE CRIME STORY on Facebook Live

Monday, October 26, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

January 1889: detectives track a killer through Detroit's underworld, revealing a shocking truth that would stun the community and lead to a murder trial that made national headlines.  Join author Tobin Buhk as you study the crime scene, follow the clues, and ponder the motives of "The Michigan Matricide"-a man so feared, he inspired several attempts to bring the electric chair to Michigan.
 

 

 


The Battle of the Little Big Horn: The Real Story on Facebook Live

Monday evening, November 9, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Battle of the Little Big Horn did not develop or end in the manner that most of us learned from some history books or from Hollywood movies. There were many twists and turns in the 1876 campaign and battle itself that led to the end result, the defeat of the U.S. 7th Cavalry by a combined force of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
 
Learn about Sitting Bull’s vision, “Worms in the grass” and Custer’s route to the North with historian David Ingall, author of Michigan Civil War Landmarks.  
 
The program presents the known facts and debated theories.  You make your own judgments about what really happened and who’s to blame!


Palliative Care 101 on Facebook Live

Tuesday evening, November 10, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Find out what palliative care is and why it is important with Dr. Justin Voorhees, Medical Director of Hospice of Lenawee.  Learn about common myths and misunderstandings about palliative care.  Explore the differences and similarities between palliative care and hospice.

 

 

 


Meditation and Mindfulness for Adults on Facebook Live

Thursday evening, November 19, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Local massage therapist Charlotte Rozich of Vitality NOW (Natural Optimal Wellness) will lead you through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness, reduce stress, and generally help you live your best life.  Learn breathing exercises and short, simple techniques for calmness and reduced stress.  Building meditation into your life has a myriad of benefits to your brain, well-being, and your ability to cope with bumps in the road. 

 

 

 


Beekeeping 101 on Facebook Live

Tuesday evening, December 1, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Explore the basics of Honeybee keeping with beekeeper Jessica Alcock of A&B Apiary.  Learn the individual parts of the hive and their functions, the Honeybee, what you need to know to raise Honeybees, pests and diseases, over-wintering, honey extraction and more.


Snowflake Wreaths: A Demonstration Class on Facebook Live

Thursday evening, December 3, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Transform plastic hangers into a festive holiday wreath with Susan Amstutz of the Carnegie Studios.  This is the perfect gift for the special person in your life.

 

 

 

 

 


Handmade Holiday Greeting Cards Class (Registration Required)

Tuesday evening, December 8, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the Yuletide Season by creating holiday cards with Sherry Peterson of The Bead Box.  Learn special card making techniques, such as rubber stamping and embellishing.  Attendees will create three holiday cards for a total of $5.  The $5 NONREFUNDABLE materials fee is due at the time of registration.  You are not officially registered until your fee is paid. 

Since Michigan is in Phase 4 of its Reopening Plan, there can only be eight card makers at this indoor event.  All participants will be required to wear masks while in the library.  Social distancing will be practiced.  

Click here to register for this free greeting card class.

 


An Evening of Yuletide Cheer: A Holiday Concert on Facebook Live

Thursday evening, December 10, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Enjoy a holiday concert with your yuletide favorites, including Silver Bells,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” with local musician Eric Korte and other area performers.    

 


Floating Teacups: Demonstration on Facebook Live

Thursday evening, January 14, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Give any room in your house a magical touch with a beautiful floating teacup design!  Turn an ordinary cup and saucer into an artistic and winsome household decoration with local artist Susan Amstutz of the Carnegie Studios.

This demonstration is on Facebook Live.  

 


Following My Parents' Footsteps through the Holocaust on Zoom (Registration is required)

Tuesday evening, January 19, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Eli Avny says of himself: “During my childhood, growing up under the shadow of the holocaust, there was not much mention about my parents' ordeal. We three children did not ask, and our parents did not volunteer. After the war, they lived with their memories for the remainder of their lives, sharing only a little with us.” By the time Eli started to investigate his parents’ history, his mother was already deceased. He traveled to the sites of Nazi camps where his parents had been, and talked to many people in an effort to understand their past, and his childhood. He educated himself about antisemitism, and traveled extensively across Europe, and in Latvia, Lithuania, and Germany. This presentation is Eli Avny’s personal story, as well as a generic story of dark times among the human race.

Click here to register for the heartfelt virtual presentation.


Michigan History: Great Lakes and Lighthouses on Facebook Live

Tuesday evening, January 26, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Michigan Notable author Pamela Cameron will present the true story of Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes.  Sport was a Newfoundland-Retriever who was rescued as a puppy and taken onboard the lighthouse tender, the Hyacinth.  She will share how his life from 1914-1926 was spent aboard the ship as the vessel brought supplies to lighthouses and maintained navigational devices on Lake Michigan. 

The virtual program is suitable for elementary age to adults.

Cameron is a retired public and school librarian.  Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes has received the Historical Society of Michigan’s State History Award for Children’s/Youth book of 2019, Library of Michigan 2020 Notable Book, and Midwest Independent Publishing Association Award for Non-Fiction Children’s Book.


Sundays at Seven: The Golden Age of Radio on Facebook

Thursday evening, January 28, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Remember The Jack Benny Program? How about One Man’s Family or The Lone Ranger? For most of us, network radio was a fundamental part of our childhood, and memories of the programs linger on. During this class, retired educator Henry Aldridge, founder of Electronic Media Film Studies at Eastern Michigan University, will discuss the evolution of the networks and share photographs of great radio stars. We will enjoy audio excerpts from several classic shows, including The ShadowGunsmokeAmos ‘n Andyand The Great Gildersleeve, as well as some of the most popular soap operas.

Join us on Facebook for the premiere viewing of this video presentation.


Frankenmuth, Michigan: A Historical Look on Facebook

Tuesday evening, February 2, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Find out about the once small and sleepy farming community of Frankenmuth that now boasts a population of 5,000 and receives more than three million visitors each year with Frankenmuth native Gladys Knoll.  Learn about the Bavarian Festival, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, Zehnder’s and more.

Join us on Facebook for the premiere viewing of this video presentation.   


Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards Class (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, February 4, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Do you need a unique gift for that special someone?  Join us for a Valentine’s Day card making class with local artist Sherry Peterson of The Bead Box.   Learn special card making techniques, such as rubber stamping and embellishing.  Attendees will create three valentines for a total of $5.  The $5 NONREFUNDABLE materials fee is due at the time of registration.  You are not officially registered until your fee is paid.   

Since Michigan is in Phase 4 of its Reopening Plan, there can only be eight card makers at this indoor event.  All participants will be required to wear masks while in the library.  Social distancing will be practiced.  

 Click here to register for the card class.

 


Outsmart the Scammers (Registration Required)

Thursday evening, February 11, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex.  This presentation will help give attendees the information they need to Outsmart the Scammers.

During the program, financial planner Frank J. Zanger of Edward Jones will discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources individuals can turn to in the event they or loved ones are targeted, and steps attendees can take to help protect themselves and loved ones.

Before joining the Edward Jones team in 2019, Frank had an illustrious career in banking, including serving as Relationship Coordinator for Monroe Bank & Trust in Tecumseh.  He is an active member of the Eastern Michigan University Sigma Nu Alumni Association and has served as the alumni advisor for the chapter for 10 years. 

Since Michigan is in Phase 4 of its Reopening Plan, there can only be eight guests at this indoor seminar.  All participants will be required to wear masks while in the library.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Registration is required.  

This special seminar will also be streamed on Facebook Live.

Click here to register for this free seminar


Blood, Ghosts and Glory: Michigan in the Civil War on Facebook

Tuesday evening, February 16, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn about Michigan in the Civil War with retired educator Rochelle Balkam.  Civil War stories are a part of Balkam’s heritage, with her ancestors playing a significant role. Her personal journey began with the discovery of Sarah Edmonds/Franklin Thompson’s questionable autobiography, and Civil War artifacts, while doing historical research for a Master’s degree in history. That journey took her to Spotsylvania, where her great-great uncle received a Kearney Cross for bravery, and onward to Gettysburg where she met with a bloody accident and a “ghost encounter.”  

Join us on Facebook for the premiere viewing of this video presentation. 


Hair Care 101: What Every Man Should Know on Facebook Live

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn about the structure of hair and skin with Gerod and Stephani Sturgis of Legacy Barbershop College in Adrian.  Explore various shaving techniques.  Find out about hair loss, such as male pattern baldness.  Discover how a barbershop is run

 

 


WordPress for Beginners on Zoom (Registration is required.)

Tuesday evening, February 23, 2021, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


This WordPress for Beginners workshop is the perfect place to start to learn about WordPress the most frequently software to build websites with certified Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) mentor Gerri Jensen Learn how to install and build a website or blog in WordPress.  Discover how to design a WordPress theme, set up a menu and publish your images and posts.

Click here to register for this free Zoom event.