BEYOND THE STACKS
Winter 2019 | 2020
contents About Chippewa River
Director's Message It is the mission of the Chippewa River District
Library System to provide materials and services
to enrich, enlighten, and inspire all of the people in
4 our community.
Black History Reads
Veterans Memorial Branch
10 301 S. University - Mt. Pleasant - 989.773.3242
Faith Johnston Memorial Branch
15 4035 N. Mission - Rosebush - 989.433.0006
Fremont Township Community Branch
7959 S. Winn Rd. - Winn - 989.866.2550
Shepherd Community Branch
257 W. Wright Ave - Shepherd - 989.828.6801
Tate Memorial Branch
324 Main - Blanchard - 989.561.2480
CRDL BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Thomas Delia, President
Ruth Helwig, Vice-President
Lynn Laskowsky, Treasurer
Elliott Parker, Secretary
Kati Mora, Trustee
Courtney Doyle, Trustee
Diane Clark, Trustee
Judy Sprague, Trustee
Tuesday, December 24
Wednesday, December 25
Tuesday, December 31
Wednesday, January 1
All library visitors permit the library to take photos
and videos and to use these images in future library
publications and promotions in print and online.
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E-Resources at the Library
Corey Friedrich, M.I.L.S
Director, Chippewa River District Library
The library offers lots of great and try to buy enough copies download it. There is no wait-
services, like our e-resourc- to keep wait times reasonable. ing for another patron to finish
es. These include electronic with it. Everything is instantly
books, more commonly known Publishers treat digital cop- available. Checkouts are lim-
as e-books, electronic audio- ies of materials different than ited to five items per month.
books, streaming television they do physical ones. With We only budget a certain
shows, movies, and mu- physical books, the library amount of money for Hoopla,
sic. We offer most of these buys the book and then owns so we restrict the number of
through two of our services it forever. With digital books, checkouts to make sure all
- Hoopla and Libby. Both of publishers have several mod- library cardholders have the
these services offer digital els they sell to libraries. In option to download titles.
materials, but they do it in dif- some cases, it is the same as
ferent ways. Patrons can ac- physical books. The library With Libby, the spending is
cess both Hoopla and Libby by buys a copy and owns it for- planned and the collection is
downloading the app to their ever. With other e-books, curated by staff. With Hoopla,
device. the publisher may decide the the spending is done at will by
library can have it for a year our patrons without staff inter-
Our e-book purchases are or two, or a predetermined vention. Both services should
similar to our physical book amount of checkouts, and provide users with something
purchases. We buy a certain then it will disappear from our of interest.
number of copies of an item catalog. This is because phys-
and loan it out to patrons one ical books deteriorate. Pub-
at a time. Popular titles may lishers assume a physical book
result in you being placed on a will deteriorate over time, and
hold list until a copy becomes we will buy another copy when
available. The same is true the book falls apart. But digital
of e-books through Libby. A books never deteriorate. One
nice feature of Libby is that copy can last forever. The
you will receive an email when publisher can’t assume they
the item becomes available will get another sale down the
to you. E-books are checked line. Instead, they plan for
out for a certain period just the book to expire so libraries
like a physical library book, will have to buy another one if
and when the due date arrives they still have demand for it.
Libby will automatically return
the book for you. So, no late With Hoopla, patrons can
fees! Libby will also send an look at the entire catalog of
email to alert you when the what they offer without library
due date is near. The library intervention. Users can then
staff has to determine what decide what to read, watch,
our patrons are interested in or listen to and then instantly
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Recommended Reads for Black History Month
Powerful stories that explore essential issues.
The Hate U Give On the Come Up Long Way Down Children of Blood Calling My Name
Angie Thomas Angie Thomas Jason Reynolds and Bone Liara Tamani
The Sun is Also Allegedly Another Brooklyn Dreamland Piecing Me
a Star Tiffany D. Jackson Jacqueline Woodson Burning Together
Nicola Yoon Jennifer Latham Renée Watson
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through the eyes of
Coretta Scott King
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 | 2 P.M. | VML
Rosie is a featured performer Senegal, and West Africa.
who involves her audiences in
the dramatic, energized sto- In the United States, she
rytelling experiences of unfa- has performed and exhibited
miliar as well as familiar, mul- throughout Michigan, Connect-
ticultural folk tales, fairy tales, icut, Texas, Florida, New Mexi-
historical figures in costume co, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
and life stories. Relating in the
oral tradition, always engaging Rosie has also held exhibi-
the audience, Rosie sometimes tions, written articles, and had
accompanies the stories with numerous publications in the
songs and sometimes with Afri- field of doll art. Some of her
Rosie Chapman a.k.a. Miz Rosie can instruments. She calls her biographical books and sketch-
The Storyteller brings Coretta performance style as “edutain- es are Dollmaking as a Trans-
Scott King to life as she per- ment”- always entertaining formative Process, and Black
forms the life of Martin Luther and educational through audi- Dolls Bold, Proud and Beautiful.
King Jr. through his wife’s eyes. ence participation as actors in Rosie was also a regular con-
the presentation. tributor to Art Doll Quarterly.
The audience will be taken back
in time to the early years of Her one-woman shows, of Miz Rosie is a past president of
Coretta Scott King and Martin Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, the Detroit Association of Black
Luther King Jr., as well as the Sojourner Truth, Madame CJ Storytellers, featured perform-
background history of how the Walker, Coretta Scott King, er with the Michigan Humani-
Civil Rights began with the im- ties Council for the Arts and a
petus of the Montgomery Bus Marian Anderson, Maya Ange- member of the Art Therapist
Boycott. Young and old will be lou or the African Queen Moth-
er, thrill audiences of all ages. Association.
transformed into actors as they Rosie has performed and held
perform alongside Miz Rosie in storytelling workshops in di-
this audience participatory sto-
rytelling experience. verse locales such as Australia,
Germany, Scotland, Ghana and
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JUST FOR KIDS
STORYTIMES Dec. 1 - Feb. 29
No Storytimes December 16 - January 4
Mondays | 9:30 a.m. | VML
For children under 2 years old.
We weave stories, songs, rhymes, and play
activities together to create an experience
specific to toddlers' needs.
Terrific Twos and Threes
Mondays I 10:15 a.m. I VML
For children 2 to 3 years old.
Preschoolers will have a ball with stories,
dances, and songs, all while building vital early World Language Storytime
literacy skills. Dec. 12, German
Jan. 9, Romanian
Family Storytime 0-5 years Feb. 13, Polish
Wednesdays | 10:15 a.m. | SCL 6 p.m. | VML
Wednesdays | 11:30 a.m. | FJML Join us for stories, movement and rhymes
Thursdays | 10:15 a.m. | VML celebrating a different language spoken by
For children 0 to 5 years old. members of our community.
Babies to preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs, Registration required.
and dancing all while building vital early literacy
skills. Sensory Storytime
Dec. 5, Jan. 2 and Feb. 6| VML
Music and Movement 5:45 arrival time, Storytime starts at 6 p.m.
Dec. 6, Jan. 17, 31 and Feb. 14, 28 Join us as we use books, songs, movement
10:15 a.m. | FJML and therapeutic activities to stimulate all
Dec. 13, Jan. 10, 24 and Feb. 7, 21 five senses and promote learning. Sensory
10:15 a.m. | VML friendly checkout time available after the
Sing and dance with your child! Wave some event.
ribbons, play with scarves, tap some rhythm Registration required.
sticks, and shake some shaker eggs.
Coffee & Caregivers Playgroup Jan. 23 and Feb. 27 | 6 p.m. | VML
Dec. 5, and Feb. 6 | 9:30 a.m. | VML Stories, songs and crafts celebrating
Come relax with us and enjoy some adult time diversity of every kind. Dinner provided by
and support with fellow parents and caregivers Panera Bread.
as your child meets and plays with other Registration required.
children. Refreshments provided.
Playgroup Dinner Night Create, Make & Take
Dec. 19, Jan. 16, and Feb. 20 | 6 p.m. | VML Wednesdays | 3:30 p.m. | SCL
Join us for a special nighttime playgroup pro- Children of all ages are invited to come to their
gram. Enjoy good food and the community of library to make crafts. The library will provide
fellow parents, while also giving your child an all the materials and directions to create your
opportunity to meet and play with other chil- crafts. You only need to bring your creativity.
dren. Food will be provided.
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A T K E
Adults Teens Kids Everyone
Holiday Ornaments E Build Your Own Ecosystems K
Mon., Dec. 2 | 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. | VML with Sloan Museum
Paint a keepsake ornament with the Painted Turtle Fri., Dec. 27 | 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. | VML
Studio for the holidays. Ornaments must be picked Investigate the ecosystems and the water cycle,
up at a later date at the studio in downtown Mt. and learn what living things need to survive.
Pleasant. Adult help required for those under the Students will build an independent ecosystem to
age of 5. take home.
Registration Required. Registration required.
The Polar Express: Warming Station E NERF Games with Joel Tacey K
Sat., Dec. 7 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | VML Mon., Dec. 30 | 1 p.m. | VML
Stop into the library for hot chocolate and coffee at Patrons will run, dodge, and dive as they try
our Polar Express Warming Station. Enjoy live music to out-wit and out-blast the competition during
by the Music Lady and see "The Polar Express" Mobile NERF Games! From 'Capture the Flag' to
model train running around the track, all located 'Eliminator,' players will put their physical and
in the children's area at the library. Keepsake train mental skills to the test. For ages 6+
tickets and bells available while supplies last. Don't Registration required.
forget to take a stroll through Candy Cane Lane in
Evergreen Wreaths A
Mon., Dec. 9 | 2-6 p.m. | VML
Drop-in at your convenience for a make and take
evergreen wreath project. This program is for adults
only and materials are available while supplies last.
One wreath per person.
TAB Meeting T
Tues., Dec. 10 | 5 p.m. | VML
Pizza and Pages K
Wed., Dec. 11 | 5 p.m. | VML
Join us for a monthly book club lead by students,
for students! Attendees can enjoy pizza served by
Domino's during the discussion. December's book is
Bunnicula by Deborah Howe. For grades 4 - 5
LEGO Club E
Thurs., Dec. 19 | 4:30 p.m. | VML
Get yourself to the library and get creative! Join us
for a LEGO build where you can use our bricks to
create a masterpiece.
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A T K E
Adults Teens Kids Everyone
Karaoke Night E Stuffed Animal Sleep Away Camp K
Fri., Jan. 3 | 5:30 p.m. | VML Drop off on Jan. 20 and Pick up on Jan. 23 | VML
CRDL Entertainment presents Karaoke Night. Join Send your stuffed animal to sleep away camp at
all of our VIPs for a night of singing, dancing, food, the library! While they're with us, we'll take lots
and fun! All ages welcome. Domino's Pizza and of pictures and they'll write you a letter home,
refreshments provided while supplies last. so you will know all of the fun they had! Pick up
and drop off days coincide with our Storytime
Pizza and Pages K schedule, so feel free to attend a "stuffed friends
Wed., Jan. 8 | 5 p.m. | VML and sleepytime" Storytime. You're even welcome to
Join us for a monthly book club lead by students, come in your PJ's!
for students! Attendees can enjoy pizza from
Domino's during the discussion. January's book is VolunTeen Night T
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Tues., Jan. 21 | 5:30 p.m. | VML
For grades 4 - 5. Come be a "camp counselor" for our stuffed animal
Registration required. guests. Volunteer hours provided!
Registration by a staff member is required.
TAB Meeting T
Tues., Jan. 14 | 5 p.m. | VML Super Smash Bros. Ultimate T
Sat., Jan. 25 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | VML
Teen Life Hacks: After School Snacks T Think you can smash the competition in an epic
Tues., Jan. 14 | 6 p.m. | VML battle in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Join us for
Tired of the same old boring after school snacks? a day of pizza and gaming. For grades 6 - 12
Join us to learn the basics of preparing fresh and Registration required.
tasty snacks. For grades 6 - 12
Registration and permission slip required. Snowshoe Hike E
Sun., Jan. 26 | 10 a.m. | Sylvan Solace Nature Preserve
Spinning Yarns: A Explore Chippewa Watershed Conservancy's Sylvan
Knitting and Crochet Circle Solace by snowshoe. If conditions are unfavorable
Tues., Jan. 14 | 6:30 p.m. | VML to snowshoe, we will enjoy a winter hike. Snowshoe
Want to learn how to knit or crochet? Or just hang availability is limited, so please register in advance.
out with other fabulous knitters and crocheters? Ages 8 +
Our Spinning Yarns group welcomes adult knitters Call CWC with questions. 989-772-5777
and crocheters of all skill levels. Please bring your Registration required.
Registration required. Middle School Reading Masters T
Tues., Jan. 28 | 6 - 7 p.m. | VML
LEGO Club E A monthly book club led by middle schoolers for
Thurs., Jan. 16 | 4:30 p.m. | VML middle schoolers! Please contact Tinna Mills to
Get yourself to the library and get creative! Join us reserve a copy of this month's book. Attendees
for a LEGO build where you can use our bricks to can enjoy pizza served by Domino's during the
create a masterpiece. discussion. January's book is Savvy by Ingrid Law
For grades 6 - 8. Registration required.
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Adults Teens Kids Everyone
Under the Big Top E Family Date Night: We Family Time
Fri., Feb. 7 | 5 p.m. | Morey Courts Fri., Feb. 14 | 5:30 p.m. | VML
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Step right up Spend time with those you love at the library!
and join us Under the Big Top! CRDL, Mt. Pleasant Enjoy a delicious pizza dinner provided by
Parks & Recreation and My 104.3 bring you a family Domino's, play board games with your table mates
event unlike any other. Join us at Morey Courts for and create your own Family Fun Activity Jar for
exciting performances, midway activities, games, future Family Time ideas. One per group, while
and food. It's the family event of the winter! supplies last.
Skip the Romance & T
Go Straight to the Chocolate Snowshoe Hike E
Tues., Feb. 4 | 6 p.m. | SCL Sun., Feb. 16 | 10 a.m. | Sylvan Solace Nature Preserve
Tues., Feb. 11 | 6 p.m. | VML Explore Chippewa Watershed Conservancy's Sylvan
It's our 17th annual Skip the Romance and go Solace by snowshoe. If conditions are unfavorable
Straight for the Chocolate event. This year we're to snowshoe, we will enjoy a winter hike.
going have more chocolate than ever! Snowshoe availability is limited, so please register
For grades 6-12. in advance. Ages 8 +
Registration required. Call CWC with questions. 989-772-5777
TAB Meeting T
Tues., Feb. 11 | 5 p.m. | VML Breakout Room: Stranger Things E
Tues., Feb. 18 | 4 and 5 p.m. | VML
Spinning Yarns: A Thurs., Feb. 20 | 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. | TML
Knitting and Crochet Circle Tues., Feb. 25 | 4:30 and 5:30 p.m | FJML
Tues., Feb. 11 | 6:30 p.m. | VML Wed., Feb. 26 | 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. | SCL
Want to learn how to knit or crochet? Or just hang Trapped in the Upsidedown! Will is trying to
out with other fabulous knitters and crocheters? Our communicate with you from the Upsidedown. Can
Spinning Yarns group welcomes adult knitters and you decipher his messages, and get him back to
crocheters of all skill levels. Please bring your own the portal before it closes for good?
supplies. Registration required.
LEGO Club K
Pizza and Pages K Thurs., Feb. 20 | 4:30 p.m. | VML
Wed., Feb. 12 | 5 p.m. | VML Get yourself to the library and get creative! Join
Join us for a monthly book club lead by students, us for a LEGO build where you can use our bricks
for students! Attendees can enjoy pizza from to create a masterpiece. Each month will have a
Domino's during the discussion. February's book is theme challenge to spark your creativity.
Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman.
For grades 4 - 5. Middle School Reading Masters T
Registration required. Tues., Feb. 25 | 6 - 7 p.m. | VML
A monthly book club led by middle schoolers for
Tinker Thursday K middle schoolers! Please contact Tinna Mills to
Thurs., Feb. 13 | 5 p.m. | FJML reserve a copy of this month's book. Attendees
Join us, along with The Center for Excellence in can enjoy pizza served by Domino's during the
STEM Education at CMU, for the opportunity to discussion. February's book is Aru Shah and the
connect with your creative side! This week we will End of Time by Roshani Chokshi.
be having fun with 3D Pens and KEVA Planks. For grades 6 - 8
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Meet Tony Vincent, Faith Johnston Memorial Branch Manager
Tony Vincent is the Branch Manager at our Faith Johnston Me-
morial Branch. As Branch Manager, Tony assists patrons, main-
tains the building and grounds and tends to various small town
happenings. Read our interview with Tony to see what experi-
ences he brings with him to Chippewa River District Library.
What did you do before you came to the library?
I worked in a restaurant where I was a dishwasher, busboy,
and cook. When I was a student at Central Michigan University
I started working at the Park Library on campus in the govern-
ment documents department. I have worked in libraries ever
When did you start at the library and what jobs
have you held here?
I started at the library around 2001 and have worked in a number of positions. I’ve been a page,
a computer page, a substitute librarian at every branch, assisted a number of other positions
and I am now the branch manager at the Faith Johnston Memorial Library branch in Rosebush.
What do you do in your current position?
I help patrons find materials, check out and check in books, shelve books, maintain the build-
ing and grounds, and a number of other duties as needed. I help a lot of people with reference
questions and finding information.
Because Rosebush is such a small town, I end up doing a lot of different things in the commu-
nity. I have helped people with their cars when they had trouble in front of the library and I have
assisted people from out of town who are doing genealogy research find the local cemeteries.
I really don’t know what will happen from day to day. Once I had to help chase a horse that ran
away from the library and another time I helped someone pull a kitten out of their engine block.
(The kitten was unharmed!)
What do you enjoy doing outside of the library?
My biggest hobby is probably music. I dabble on a few instruments and have sat in with a few
groups. I go to the local music festivals and workshops when I can. I have met a lot of interest-
ing people at those. I exercise quite a bit. I enjoy taking online classes and I enjoy reading a
lot. (Big surprise for someone who works in a library!) Otherwise, I spend time with friends and
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Show time at Fremont Township Community Library, 1 p.m.
Show time at Faith Johnston Memorial Library, 2 p.m.
The Lion King Dora and the Lost Abominable You're cordially invited
City of Gold
to a special Sunday Cinema.
December 1 January 5 February 2
Fremont Township Fremont Township Fremont Township
Community Library Community Library Community Library
December 8 January 12 February 9 We will serve coffee and tea, biscuits
Faith Johnston Faith Johnston Faith Johnston and scones while you catch up on the
Memorial Library Memorial Library Memorial Library continuing story of the Crawley family.
BROWN BAG BOOK
DISCUSSION Genealogy Drop-In Help
Pack your lunch and join us Tues., Feb. 18 | 1 - 4 p.m. | VML
for our monthly book club.
The book of the month can Are you interested in learning more about your heritage?
be reserved through the Do you struggle with documenting your family's history?
Spend a few minutes or a few hours in a group
Jan. 15, 2020 setting with volunteers of The Genealogical
The Women in the Castle Society of Isabella County as they assist you
Jessica Shattuck and point you toward new sources to
uncover those missing pieces.
Feb. 19, 2020
The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: • Please keep requests to one or two
The Tragic and Glamorous specific items or names.
Lives of Jackie and Lee
Sam Kashner and Nancy • Provide as much information as possible to
assist the researcher, such as your sources for the
information you provided or a family tree for the
Start your free search on Ancestry Library Edition for free
at any CRDL branch.
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murder mystery dinner
Sunday, January 5 | 6 p.m. | VML
If you think witnessing blackmail, deceit,
and murder is just the bee's knees, then
you must ankle down to the library for a
Sockdolager night of roaring 20s mayhem!
It's the height of prohibition, with flappers,
speakeasies, and gangsters all about.
No wonder there is a murder to solve!
Enjoy dinner and refreshments as you
help pinch the guy or doll who committed
the murder of the century! Throw on your
best 1920s glad rags, or join us as you'd
normally dress for a night that's sure to be
True Crime Club
Join us for an engaging, lighthearted discussion of Roaring Reads
this fascinating, yet disturbing genre of True Crime. adult winter reading program
Sun., Dec. 15 | 6 p.m. | Biggby Coffee
December's discussion is The mystery of the Golden JANUARY 6 - FEBRUARY 29
State Killer (I'll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle All CRDL Locations
Sun., Jan. 19 | 6 p.m. | Biggby Coffee A little reading never killed nobody!
January's discussion is The Chicago murderesses
who inspired the musical (The Girls of Murder City Read or listen to five books of your
by Douglas Perry) choice. Turn in your completed
reading log for your choice of a
Sun., Feb. 16 | 6 p.m. | Biggby Coffee car coaster or a ceramic mug.
Discussion is The Life and Crimes of the Manson (While supplies last.)
Family (Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi).
All entries are eligible for the
Registration required. $50 Amazon gift card drawing.
Group meets at Biggby Coffee, 210 S Mission, Mt Pleasant.
Bonus: get 50% off your favorite Biggby drink during the
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The library is very grateful for the generosity of our
community and welcomes gifts of all sizes. Your
Thank You donations help ensure the delivery of excellent library
services. For inquiries regarding contributions, please
contact Sue Ellen Deni-Owen, Community Relations,
at 989.773.3242 x 213.
Donation to Veterans Memorial Library Thank you to our CRDL program
sponsors & partners
Donation to Veterans Memorial Library
Richard Green Chippewa Watershed Conservancy
Chippewa Valley Audubon Club
Mission Street Biggby
Donation to Veterans Memorial Library Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation
in memory of Deanna Marie Hansen My 104.3
Painted Turtle Studio
Donation to Veterans Memorial Library in memory The Genealogical Society of Isabella County
of Albert Palm
Kristin & Kara Palm
Donation of reusable book bags
New Art Collection at Veterans Memorial Branch
The Friends of Veterans Memorial Library recently purchased art for the Veterans Memorial branch. The
artwork is a collection of various types of media produced by local artists. Included in the collection are
linocuts, sculptures, paintings, quilt art and other mixed media pieces. The artwork is on display through-
out the library. Highlighted below are watercolor paintings by artist Cheryl Gould.
“Pink Lady Slipper” “Showy Lady Slipper” “Trout Lilies”
Cheryl Gould Cheryl Gould Cheryl Gould
2019 2019 2019
Watercolor Watercolor Watercolor
Displayed at VML Displayed at VML Displayed at VML
donated by Friends of VML donated by Friends of VML donated by Friends of VML
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Computer Classes New Resources at the Library
Join us in a computer class Never miss a community event again!
to learn the basics. Class size
is limited and registration is Chippewa River District Library is
required. All classes are 1.5 excited to announce a great ser-
hours. New computer users vice that will allow you to easily
keep track of everything going on
are encouraged to take classes in our community!
Basic Computing Burbio.com is a FREE website
Tuesday, Feb. 4 | 2 p.m. and app that puts library, school,
Learn the basics of how to use a and other local events all in one
computer. Class is limited to 10 calendar. You can create a per-
attendees. sonalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone
calendars! You'll also receive important notifications when events
Basic Internet change or get cancelled.
Wednesday, Feb. 5 | 2 p.m.
Learn how to get online and Sign up at Burbio.com or download the free iPhone or Android App
explore the Internet. Class is and follow the calendars that interest you.
limited to 10 attendees.
Computer Security Access Reliable News Sources at the Library for Free
Thursday, Feb. 6 | 2 p.m.
Learn how to protect yourself and Chippewa River District Library now offers NewsBank, a news data-
your computer when online. Class base resource that provides archives of media publications including
is limited to 10 attendees. The Morning Sun.
Basic Word NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sourc-
Tuesday, Feb. 11 | 2 p.m. es. Current research topics covering a wide array of topics and issues
Learn the basics of Microsoft such as, key global issues, and people about business, economics,
Word. Class is limited to 10 crime, politics, science, health, sports, the arts and more.
NewsBank's Special Reports focus on topics of current interest. They
Basic Excel include content from sources throughout the world to provide a global
Wednesday, Feb. 12 | 2 p.m. perspective, current and back-
Learn the basics of Microsoft ground information, statistics,
Excel. Class is limited to 10 maps, images, and websites. New
attendees. information is added daily to cur-
rent and featured reports.
Thursday, Feb. 13 | 2 p.m. NewsBank can only be accessed
Learn more advanced uses of for free from within a CRDL
Microsoft Excel. Class is limited to branch.
New Sensory Kit Available for use at Veterans Memorial
At the Chippewa River District Library, we strive to be a comfortable
and welcoming place for all. In an effort to support all of our patrons,
we will be housing a new Sensory Kit at the front help desk. This kit is
meant to help our patrons of all abilities have a more enjoyable time
in the library.
In this kit, we will have a weighted lap pad, a pair of noise-canceling
headphones in both adult and children's size, a fidget spinner, and
other various manipulatives. Available for use in the library only, no
card needed. Please return the kit when you’re finished or before you
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Shepherd Friends to sales and those who have stocked • Underwrote what you are
Host Fundraiser the shelves for the ongoing book reading right now, the CRDL
On Saturday, January 18, the sale throughout the year. These Quarterly
efforts netted over $11,000 for
Shepherd Community Friends Library resources and programs. Please join or renew your mem-
of the Library will be hosting a bership for 2020.
12-hour Scrapbooking/Crop fund In 2019, the Friends of VML . . .
raiser. There will be prizes, games • Purchased new art for VML, Memberships are as important
and goodies. It is hosted at The a cabinet for the reference a source of fundraising as book
Maple Leaf Room inside the Shep- desk and a display rack for sales. Please join the 200+
herd Restaurant/Bar in downtown the teen area members of the Friends today.
Shepherd. If interested, please • Supported cleaning and resto- Lend your support as we work
contact Michelle at (989) 317- ration of works of art already to build literacy and community
5735. The cost is $40 and in- on display at VML through our precious, dynamic
cludes lunch, dinner, snacks and • Contributed to the cost of public library.
unlimited pop, tea and coffee.
shared meals for families
participating in Prime Time Go to the Friends of VML website
Thank you . . . Family Reading to download a membership form
to the Friends of VML and, espe- • Bought and assembled prizes or to pay for your membership
cially to the 60 Friends and 20 for the Summer Reading Pro online: https://friendsofvml.crdl.
community volunteers who sorted gram org/
books, shelved books, organized • Co-sponsored the Manhattan
books, reorganized books, ca- Short Film Festival
shiered and cleaned up for the • Funded the review magazine
annual fall book sale. Also, those Book Page, making it avail-
who worked with the Zonta Club able to the community free of
on a small spring book sale, who charge
worked on the June Citywide • Offered complimentary coffee/
Garage Sale Book Sale and the tea to the public on a daily
July and August pop-up book basis
SUNDAY FAMILY SUPPERS
January is National Sunday
Supper Month. A waning
tradition, the Sunday Supper
was once an opportunity after
a hectic week for families to
gather to spend time together
and share stories about their
week. The Library has a great
selection of cookbooks to help
you prepare the perfect Sunday
supper for your family.
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I can help
you discover a
whole new world.
What can you do
at your library?
Find out at crdl.org
Chippewa River District Library Director