“How to Homebrew” with Brooks Brewing

Have you ever considered crafting your own homebrewCraft-Beer.jpeged beer? If so, “Build Your Beer Knowledge” with Brooks Brewing.

Representatives from Brooks Brewing in Shelby Township will be at the Shelby Library (51680 Van Dyke Ave.) on Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00pm. This informational session will cover the basics of homebrewing, including the ingredients required and the art of the process. They will also share how Brooks Brewing does it.

This is a FREE event with no registration required.

 

March is Reading Month!

owwwwwlReading Month is the perfect time to get to know your local library and enjoy a good book.

On Saturday, March 12, the Shelby Township Library is featuring a scavenger hunt for children and their families. This is a great opportunity to explore the library and have some fun.  Participants will receive a small prize upon completion of the scavenger hunt.

The scavenger hunt activity will be available all day during normal Saturday hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm. Come learn about the library and find a good book!

The Shelby Township Library is located at 51680 Van Dyke Avenue.

Learn the Art of Watercolor

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Local artist, Dara Tolbert Brooks will provide tips and techniques to help other artists visualize and capture an image or concept. Participants will experiment with a variety of techniques in a hands-on session and will leave with a completed piece.

Brooks has exhibited at Grosse Pointe Art Center, the Anton Art Center, the Padziewski Gallery in Dearborn and the Downriver Council for the Arts in Wyandotte. Currently, she is teaching watercolors at the Providence Park Hospital Assarian Cancer Center as part of their Healing Arts Program.

This watercolor session with Brooks will be at the Shelby Township Library at 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 9th. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online, in person, or over the phone.

Shelby Township Library
586-739-7540
51680 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Love to cook? Maximize your flavor with Chef Jake Williams

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If you are an adult or teen in the Shelby Township area looking for a way to better your cooking, look no further than the Shelby Township Library. Aside from the array of recipe books available at the library, local Chef Jake Williams will be giving a presentation on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 pm. Jake Williams is a formally trained chef who caters his skills to the benefit of Michigan communities. He works primarily for Gleaners Community Food Bank, providing nutritional education to low-income residents in a program called “Cooking Matters”.

cjw02             At this presentation, Chef Jake will teach you the art and science of cooking through lecture and demonstration, including tips and pointers for maximizing the flavor of your own dishes. So, if you’re a food connoisseur, or just looking to tantalize taste buds and create flavors to savor, stop by the Shelby Township Library next Wednesday night and expand your culinary repertoire.

No registration is required for this event.

Shelby Township Library: Atrium
51680 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Calling all Jedi aspirants! Force set to awaken at Shelby Township Library

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The Shelby Township Library is inviting all Jedi Initiates, Younglings, and Padawans to awaken the force within next weekend. Put your skills to the test through a series of 60-second physical challenges designed for aspiring Jedi above the age of 5. Families are welcome and encouraged to participate in teams.

The Star Wars Minute to Win It event will be held in the Senior Center Craft Room of the Library from 2:00pm – 3:00pm on Saturday, January 16. No registration required.

May the force be with you.

 

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 Shelby Township Library
Senior Center Craft Room
51680 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Meet Mrs. Claus at Shelby Township Library

mrsclausIt’s the holiday season, and there is a special guest that wants to meet your family. Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Shelby Township Library to partake in some holiday fun. The fun-filled day with Mrs. Claus starts at 11 a.m. on Dec. 19 at the Shelby Township Library, located on 51670 Van Dyke Ave.

“Kids always get very excited to see Mrs. Claus,” Librarian Jennifer Sunderhaus said. “It’s also a very nice chance to make some family memories.”

Mrs. Claus has planned out a wonderful day with you and your family. First off, there will be story time with the kids as she tells the story of the Polar Express. Then the whole family is invited to sing some holiday songs and rhymes. A fun session of cookie decorating will follow shortly afterward.

No registration needed. This event is full of holiday cheer and a great for a family outing.

Make something beautiful at Winter Craft Night

Books are meant to be enjoyed, to give the reader passage into a whole new world for them to enjoy. However, what becomes to books when they are broken down, or no longer able to be used, they are made into something more. Come be a part of that wonder and change at the Winter Craft Night.  Winter Craft Night begins at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Shelby Township Library, located on 51670 Van Dyke Ave.

The Winter Craft Night will be taking old or broken books that are no longer wanted and making them into something special. Such crafts include making decorative centerpieces for Christmas, making small Christmas trees out of paper, and making flowers out of books.  It is a chance to make something beautiful and recycle.

“This is a chance for books that have lived their lives to be repurposed,” Assistant Library Director Catherine Schmidt said. “You can make them into something new in a creative way.”

All craft items will be provided by the Shelby Township Library, including books and ideas. All that you have to bring is your imagination. No registration is needed to attend.

heid It’s that time of year again; time to bust out that favorite ugly sweater from the back of your closet. Any teenager that loves festive and ugly sweaters is invited to come to the Teen Ugly Sweater Holiday Party.

This festive celebration of ugly sweaters starts at 2 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Shelby Township library, located on 51670 Van Dyke Ave.

Tweens and Teens between 5th and 12th grade are invited to wear their ugliest sweater at this fun-filled celebration of all things fluffy and hideous. What if you don’t have an ugly sweater of your own? No problem. You can take a plain sweater along from home to make it festively ugly at the event. Crafts and games will be on the agenda at this toasty event. Snacks will be provided.

“Ugly sweaters are something we always dreaded getting from our grandma and aunts, but now everyone is embracing them,” Librarian Jennifer Sunderhaus said. “We want everyone to come out and have a good time.”

There will also be a competition for who is wearing the ugliest sweater. The categories for the contest are ugliest, most original, and crowd favorite. Whoever has the ugliest sweater will win small prize. No registration is needed for this event.

 

 

Cookies in a Jar will give sugary delight to teens

toomanycookiesTeens – want to make a gift that’s great for loved ones this season? Make Cookies in a Jar. Cookies in a jar are beautiful and interesting gift for the holidays. All of the dry ingredients, such as flour and chocolate chips, are rearranged in a jar in layers. All that is needed is to add the wet ingredients separately and you have delicious homemade cookies. Teen Cookies in a Jar Craft Day is an event devoted to making these colorful gifts. This event starts at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Shelby Township Library, located on 51670 Van Dyke Ave.cookietray“It’s not meant to be that difficult of a project,” Librarian Bethany Boutin said. “It’s meant to be used as a chance to hang out with friends and spend time together.”cookietrayThis event will teach teenagers to how make an easy and perfect recipe for cookies-in-a-jar. They will also learn to how to decorate their cookie jar, and how to take what they learned home to make even more treats for friends and family.  This event is meant for teenagers between 5th and 12th grade. No registration necessary.

Stuffed Animal Sleep-over promises fuzzy fun for children

it'sunBEARable There’s a very special sleep-over happening at the Shelby Township library, and your child is invited. But don’t forget their favorite stuffed animal, they’re invited too. The Stuffed Animal Sleepover starts at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Shelby Township Library, located on 51670 Van Dyke Ave. This event is sure to be a fun-filled night for both your child and their stuffed animal friend.

“It’s so nice to see the kids with their stuffed animals,” Librarian Bethany Boutin said. “You really know that they love them a lot.”

Your child will get to hear a fun story from a staff member, and then be given their own blank picture frames to decorate. At the end of the sleep-over, they get to tuck their animals into bed and say good-bye to them. Come by the following week to claim your child’s stuffed animal and picture frame. But the frame won’t be empty, it’ll have a special photo of the fun your child’s stuffed animal had at its very own sleep over.

This event is designed for children ages three and up. No registration needed.