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Monday, August 21, 2017


1:00 PM -     Movie Monday : The Lego Movie


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Cassandra / 2694653663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  
PG    2014 ‧ Fantasy/Adventure ‧ 1h 41m





Wednesday, August 23, 2017


6:00 PM -     Evening Story Hour Wednesdays


Location:  Story House inside Library
Contact:  Cassandra / 269-465-3663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

June 7 – August 30 at 6:00 p.m. This summer we are excited to offer family story hour every Wednesday night! Join us in the Bridgman Public Library Story House for stories, songs, and activities. Ages 2-5. 






Saturday, August 26, 2017


1:00 PM -     Welcome Back to Hogwarts


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Cassandra / 269-465-3663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Saturday August 26 @ 1:00 p.m.  Come to Hogwarts start-of-the-term feast. Join us for pizza, magical snacks, and a documentary on your textbook author Newt Scamander. Enjoy this rousing adventure with fantastic beast and where he found them. Please wear your Hogwarts’ uniform.






Monday, August 28, 2017


1:00 PM -     Movie Monday : Goosebumps


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Cassandra / 2694653663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  
PG   2015 ‧ Fantasy/Action ‧ 1h 43m





Wednesday, August 30, 2017


6:00 PM -     Evening Story Hour Wednesdays


Location:  Story House inside Library
Contact:  Cassandra / 269-465-3663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

June 7 – August 30 at 6:00 p.m. This summer we are excited to offer family story hour every Wednesday night! Join us in the Bridgman Public Library Story House for stories, songs, and activities. Ages 2-5. 






Tuesday, September 5, 2017


6:30 PM -     Cottage Law


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Denise / 269-465-3663 / denise@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Learn the best way to transfer you family cottage to your kids and grandchildren.






Wednesday, September 6, 2017


6:00 PM -     Second Wednesday Book Club


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Rick / /
Description:  

Join our friendly and interactive reading group lead by Rick Fuller. Books are available for checkout one month before the meeting.  New members are always welcome.

Upcoming selections include:    

October-“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed

November-“The Good Girl” by Mary Kubica

December-“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Foer

 





Monday, September 11, 2017


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Baby & Me


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their babies through creative movement, songs, dance, story-time and more.






Tuesday, September 12, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Toddler & Me 9:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Tami / /
Description:  

Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.




11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Toddler & Me 11:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.






Wednesday, September 13, 2017


6:00 PM -     Second Wednesday Book Club


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Gretchen / 269-465-3663 / gretchen@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

The club will meet at the library the second Wednesday of every month at 6-8:00 pm.  The club is open to men and women of all ages.  Copies of the book will be available at the library for checkout.

Sept 13 - Seabiscuit - Laura Hillenbrand






Saturday, September 16, 2017


10:30 AM -     The Ins and Outs of Worm Composting


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Janna / 269-465-3663 / Janna@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Learn how to turn organic matter into fertilizer, for your garden and houseplants, with the help of worms.






Monday, September 18, 2017


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Baby & Me


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their babies through creative movement, songs, dance, story-time and more.






Tuesday, September 19, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Toddler & Me 9:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Tami / /
Description:  

Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.




11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Toddler & Me 11:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Knit 'n Yarn


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Monthly Tuesday evening meeting.

 

This group does these projects because of a desire to give someone 'knitted love'. The group welcomes anyone who does needle crafts of any kind. It doesn't matter your level of expertise, beginner or master or no experience at all, the members would be happy to welcome you. So come join the gals for some knitting or crocheting and fun. Knit N' Yarn meets every Monday and Thursday from 1 to 3 pm and the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. Donations of full or partial skeins of yarn are always welcome.
 
Thank you to the Heart of Cook for their generous donation to support Knit N Yarn group projects.





Wednesday, September 20, 2017


6:30 PM -     Technology Class-Privacy & Security


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Ted / 2694653663 / ted@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Learn about basic privacy and security for the internet and cell phone. The class will cover password management, terms and conditions, and cell phone location settings. Space is limited, so please register at the front desk.






Saturday, September 23, 2017


1:00 PM -     Nature Hike


Location:  ​Jens Jensen Nature Preserve
Contact:  Cassandra / 2694653663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Join Casey Struecker from Chikaming Open Lands on a fun and easy guided hike through the preserve. Explore the forest and see how animals and plants get ready for the winter. Fun for the whole family!

Space is limited, so please register at the front desk.

download Trail Map

Address: Parkway Drive, sawyer mi

The Jens Jensen Preserve is a 23-acre tract of woodland located off Parkway Drive west of Red Arrow Highway and south of Holloway Drive in Sawyer.






Monday, September 25, 2017


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Baby & Me


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their babies through creative movement, songs, dance, story-time and more.






Tuesday, September 26, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Toddler & Me 9:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Tami / /
Description:  

Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.




11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Toddler & Me 11:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.






Monday, October 2, 2017


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Baby & Me


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their babies through creative movement, songs, dance, story-time and more.






Tuesday, October 3, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Toddler & Me 9:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Tami / /
Description:  

Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.




11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Toddler & Me 11:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.






Saturday, October 7, 2017


7:00 PM -     Friends Harvest Moon Country Dance


Location:  Weko Beach House
Contact:  Gretchen / 2694653663 / gretchen@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Come to the Harvest Moon Country Dance sponsored by The Friends of the Bridgman Public Library. Listen to foot-stomping music provided by Johnny Jackson & Company who will play favorite, classic country songs. You won’t want to miss this great evening of music, dancing, fun and refreshments.  See you at the Weko Beach House from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on October 7, 2017. Tickets are $10 per person and will be available for purchase at the library. All proceeds will be used in support of the Bridgman Public Library






Monday, October 9, 2017


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Baby & Me


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their babies through creative movement, songs, dance, story-time and more.






Tuesday, October 10, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Toddler & Me 9:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  
Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.



11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Toddler & Me 11:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




6:30 PM -     Dementia Law


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Denise / 2694653663 / denise@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

A dementia diagnosis can raise important legal and financial issues. Learn what families can do to plan for the future.






Wednesday, October 11, 2017


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    T.A.B. Meeting (Teen Advisory Board)


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Cassandra / 269-465-3663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Are you a teen? Do you want to make a difference in the library and the community? Then join us at the Bridgman Public Library for the teen advisory meeting T.A.B. stands for Teen Advisory Board.  






Friday, October 13, 2017


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Shadow Spirit s Mock Paranormal Investigation


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Cassandra / 2694653663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Participate in a mock investigation around the library to learn about the state of the art equipment and techniques that Shadow Spirit’s ghost hunting team uses on paranormal investigations. For ages 12-18. Space is limited, so please register at the front desk.






Monday, October 16, 2017


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Baby & Me


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their babies through creative movement, songs, dance, story-time and more.






Tuesday, October 17, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Toddler & Me 9:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Tami / /
Description:  

Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.




11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Toddler & Me 11:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Knit 'n Yarn


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Monthly Tuesday evening meeting.

 

This group does these projects because of a desire to give someone 'knitted love'. The group welcomes anyone who does needle crafts of any kind. It doesn't matter your level of expertise, beginner or master or no experience at all, the members would be happy to welcome you. So come join the gals for some knitting or crocheting and fun. Knit N' Yarn meets every Monday and Thursday from 1 to 3 pm and the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. Donations of full or partial skeins of yarn are always welcome.
 
Thank you to the Heart of Cook for their generous donation to support Knit N Yarn group projects.





Monday, October 23, 2017


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Baby & Me


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their babies through creative movement, songs, dance, story-time and more.






Tuesday, October 24, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Toddler & Me 9:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  
Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.



11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Toddler & Me 11:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.






Wednesday, October 25, 2017


6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Halloween Party


Location:  Inside Library
Contact:  Cassandra / 2694653663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Come to the Bridgman Public Library for a family friendly, ‘Spook’tacular event! Enjoy games, activities, and treats. Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory.






Saturday, October 28, 2017


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Sleepy Hollow


Location:  Bridgman Performing Arts Center
Contact:  Gretchen / 2694653663 / gretchen@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Join us for a theatrical performance of Legend of Sleepy Hollow by GreatWorks Theatre Company on Saturday, October 28 at 1:30 pm at the Bridgman Performing Arts Center.  This goofy and spooky show is fun for all ages.  

Free tickets will be available at the library and for students at Bridgman Public Schools.  






Monday, October 30, 2017


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Baby & Me


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their babies through creative movement, songs, dance, story-time and more.






Tuesday, October 31, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Toddler & Me 9:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  
Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.



11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Toddler & Me 11:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.






Monday, November 6, 2017


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Baby & Me


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their babies through creative movement, songs, dance, story-time and more.






Tuesday, November 7, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Toddler & Me 9:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.




9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Basic Computer Class


Location:  Inside Library
Contact:  Ted / 2694653663 / ted@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Janna and Ted will guide you through very basic computer skills. Logging in and out, printing, searching, and saving material will be covered. Space is limited, so please register at the front desk.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  
Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.



11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Toddler & Me 11:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.






Saturday, November 11, 2017


1:00 PM -     Ken s Balloons


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Cassandra / 2694653663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Ken will take you through the twists and turns of making balloon art. Follow his step by step process to make a couple balloon animals. For grades 2nd-6th. Space is limited, so please register at the front desk






Monday, November 13, 2017


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Baby & Me


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their babies through creative movement, songs, dance, story-time and more.






Tuesday, November 14, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Basic Computer Class


Location:  Inside Library
Contact:  Ted / 2694653663 / ted@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Janna and Ted will guide you through very basic computer skills. Logging in and out, printing, searching, and saving material will be covered. Space is limited, so please register at the front desk.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  
Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.





Friday, November 17, 2017


10:00 AM -     Teen Story Contest


Location:  
Contact:  Gretchen / 2694653663 / gretchen@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Open to Bridgman School Students

Grades 9-12

 

The Teen Story Contest returns for its second year.  This year’s theme, My Friend, honors our co-sponsor, the Friends of Bridgman Public Library.  Stories can be written in any genre or use any setting, but they must contain the theme of friendship.   Entries should be 1000-2000 words and submitted by November 30.  Something new this year - entrants will be able to take advantage of a private review session to hone their work. The last day to request a review is November 17.   1st place - $300, 2nd place -- $200, 3rd place -- $100.  Prizes provided by the Friends of Bridgman Public Library.






Monday, November 20, 2017


10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  
Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.



10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Baby & Me


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their babies through creative movement, songs, dance, story-time and more.






Tuesday, November 21, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Basic Computer Class


Location:  Inside Library
Contact:  Ted / 2694653663 / ted@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Janna and Ted will guide you through very basic computer skills. Logging in and out, printing, searching, and saving material will be covered. Space is limited, so please register at the front desk.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  
Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.





Tuesday, November 28, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Basic Computer Class


Location:  Inside Library
Contact:  Ted / 2694653663 / ted@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Janna and Ted will guide you through very basic computer skills. Logging in and out, printing, searching, and saving material will be covered. Space is limited, so please register at the front desk.




10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Story Hour


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  
Stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.





Tuesday, December 5, 2017


6:00 PM -     Holiday Sign


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Denise and Deb / 2694653663 / deb@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Deb and Denise will give you step by step instructions to create a painted wood sign, just in time for your holiday decorating. All materials will be supplied. Space is limited, so please register at the front desk.






Saturday, December 30, 2017


1:00 PM -     Holiday Hijinks


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Cassandra / 2694653663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Help Edmund the Elf unlock the chest that contains Santa’s hat in this escape room scenario. You and your teammates will need to solve a series of puzzles to gain clues that will unveil the passcode to the chest. For grades 2nd-6th. Space is limited, so please register at the front desk.






Wednesday, July 25, 2018


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    T.A.B. Meeting (Teen Advisory Board)


Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Cassandra / 269-465-3663 / cassandra@bridgmanlibrary.com
Description:  

Are you a teen? Do you want to make a difference in the library and the community? Then join us at the Bridgman Public Library for the teen advisory meeting T.A.B. stands for Teen Advisory Board.  






Sunday, June 1, 9873


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Toddler & Me 9:30


Location:  Community Room
Contact:   / 269-465-3663 /
Description:  

Parents guide their toddlers through the joys of toddlerhood with creative movement, songs, dance, fingerplays and more.