DID YOU KNOW?
Old National Bank has chosen to partner with the library for theirPay It Forward campaign. Visit our lobby to donate copies of the requested books to the Pay It Forward Book Drive; collected books will be donated to middle school and high school aged students within the Saline community.
April 12 - 30th. This week, April 8-14, is National Library Week! And to celebrate, we want to see your best “bookface.” Bookface involves strategically lining up your face or another body part alongside a book cover that features a matching body part so that there appears a melding of life and art. To participate in SDL’s bookface contest, email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it in to the library. All entries will be posted in the library, and SDL staff will select a winner to receive a gift card to Oscar’s Sports & Grill. All ages are welcome to participate in this contest, which will run through the end of April. So celebrate National Library Week with us, and get your bookface on!
DROP-IN FAMILY STORYTIME
April 12-April 27. Do you need a flexible schedule? Check out our drop-in family storytime. Tuesdays: 6:30-7 pm.Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 10:30-11 am. Children ages 2 and up with caregiver. No registration required.
Tuesday, April 17, 9:30-10 am and 10:30-11 am. Children under 24 months. Each baby needs an adult lap. Registration required.
1/2 DAY PIZZA CAFE FOR TEENS
Wednesday, April 18, 12:30-1:30 pm. Come to the Brecon Room for pizza and games for early release and 1/2 days.
COLORING FOR ADULTS
Tuesday, April 18, 7-8:30 pm. Coloring isn’t just for kids! Join us for a relaxing and stress–free evening of coloring designs while listening to relaxing music. All supplies provided. Click here to register.
BEGINNER CROCHET SERIES 2
Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8:30 pm. This is a continuation of Beginner Crochet, Series 1. You’ve learned the basics, now what? Even more crochet excitement! Learn new stitches and techniques to create simple, functionally beautiful projects. Expand what you’ve already learned or continue to improve your basic skills. We work at each person’s individual pace to help you on your way to learning about the most popular fiber art. Click here to register.
EBONY ROAD PLAYERS PRESENTS: THE MEETING
Saturday, April 21, 2-3:30 pm. Ebony Road Players will present two scenes from Jeff Stetson's acclaimed play The Meeting. The Meeting depicts the supposed meeting of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs but neither aware of how soon their assassin's bullets await them. Click here to register.
This program will be held in the Liberty School Auditorium.
This performance is in conjunction with the Great Michigan Reads program, sponsored in part by the Michigan Humanities Council. The 2017-2018 Great Michigan Read selection is X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, and Kekla Magoon. The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
MONEY SMART PIGGY BANKS
Monday, April 23, 3-4:30 pm. Teens! Make an adorable piggy bank to hold your riches and learn tips about becoming a wise money manager. Click here to register.
MASKING TAPE MASTERPIECE
Monday, April 23, 4:15-5:15 pm. Stories and a craft project for grades 1-5. Gather inspiration with stories of artists and use your creativity to paint your own masterpiece using the tape-resist art method. Click here to register.
SO MANY RIVERS, SO LITTLE TIME
Monday, April 23, 7-8:30 pm. Join author and avid paddler Doc Fletcher, recipient of the Michigan Library Association’s 2017 Michigan Author Award, for a journey through the rivers of Michigan. Doc Fletcher will show you the paddler’s perspective of our state on a virtual tour of several rivers winding through thick forests, dunes, and alongside farms and meadows from the Lower to Upper Peninsula. One attendee will also receive a gift certificate for a canoe or kayak trip at the end of the program!Click here to register.
YOGA FOR TEENS
Tuesday, April 24, 3-4:15 pm. A fun and relaxing yoga session, just for teens! We have mats, or you can bring your own. Click here to register.
HEALTHY SAVINGS HABITS
Tuesday, April 24, 7-8:30 pm. Louise Morse, Financial Literacy Program Coordinator for Bank of Ann Arbor, brings her practical, no-nonsense approach to saving money in this informal, accessible program. If you are looking for easy, practical ways to build up your emergency savings or nest egg, start here. Click here to register.
MONEY MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATION
Thursday, April 26, 10-11 am. Louise Morse, Financial Literacy Program Coordinator for Bank of Ann Arbor, will provide invaluable tools and tips for managing financial resources, achieving financial goals and planning for the future. This informal program will provide plenty of time for questions and answers.Click here to register.
Friday, April 27, 4:45-9 pm. Join library staff and fellow family history buffs for a fun evening of research and networking. Learn about library resources in print, online, and through networking and brainstorming with fellow genealogists. Participants should arrive at the library before 4:45 (the doors will be closed and locked promptly at 5:00pm). We will meet in the Brecon Room for a brief overview of the evening, and to enjoy some piping hot pizza, before we get started with our research in the main library!Click here to register.
AFTER HOURS MAGIC: THE GATHERING
April 27, 5-6:30 pm. Teens! Join us the last Friday of each month for after hours games and eats. Click here to register.
ON DISPLAY: TAYLOR JACOBSEN'S
TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR CLASS
Taylor Jacobsen has been teaching the Transparent Watercolors Class through Saline Community Education for more than 30 years to students with a wide range of artistic talents, from beginners to professional artists. He gives nurturing hands-on guidance to those who are just starting out and a challenging atmosphere for seasoned artists. Jacobsen’s advice of “paint what you love” has been inspiration to his students since the creation of the class. Most students return to the class year after year for the encouragement, stimulation, development, and the comradery of painting with other artists. It is an annual tradition for Taylor Jacobsen’s class to exhibit at Saline District Library in April. This year’s exhibit features more than 70 paintings, including several portraits of the teacher.