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Knit N Yarn
Thank you to the Heart of Cook for their generous donation to support Knit N Yarn group projects.
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.
 @ 6 p.m.
May. 16
Jun. 20            Jul. 18
Aug. 15          Sept. 19
Nov. 21           Dec. 19
Every Monday & Thursday @ 1-3 p.m.

Second Wednesday Book Club

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.

Jan 11 -- Between Silk and Cyanide A codemaker's war 1941-1945 by Leo Marks.

Feb 8 - The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy

Mar 8 – Stolen Postcards – Jan Ackerson.  Special event with a local author at a local pub. Stolen Postcards is a collection of 365 vignettes on 365 different characters, one for each day of the year.  Books available for sale at the library.  Meet at "The Tapistry", a local pub.

Apr 12– A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman. 

May 10 Desert Queen - Janet Wallach

Jun 14 – The Oregon Trail - Rinker Buck 

Jul 12 - Mennonite in a Little Black Dress - Rhoda Janzen

Aug 9 - The Martian - Andy Weir

Sept 13 - Seabiscuit - Laura Hillenbrand

The 2017 Great America Eclipse

Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Richard Bell will be presenting a program about the total solar eclipse that will happen on August 21, 2017. Richard will give the basics of a solar eclipse and how to view it safely. Everyone in the United States will be able to see 70% of the eclipse, but with the Eclipse Shades he has available will offer 100% visibility.

The Beach Shop Water Safety Program

Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. Presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Audition this hands-on interactive program teaches parents, children and people of all ages how to be safe in and around the lake. Topics’ will include small safety, rip tides, hyperthermia and water rescue.

Composting The Gardeners or Black Gold

Saturday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m. at South Parking Lot near Garden.  

Nancy Carpenter from the Berrien County Conservation District and Kris Martin with the SW Michigan Planning Commission will demonstrate and explain ways to repurpose your yard through composting.

Diabetes PATH Workshop

July 19 - August 23 10:00-noon Wednesdays, Register at the front desk.

Diabetes Personal Actions towards health, 6 week workshop a 2 ½ hrs sessions, This Program is to help people learn the techniques and strategies they need for the day to day management of diabetes. This program is for Adults with diabetes, pre- diabetes or caregiver of someone with diabetes. Family members and friends are also encouraged to attend the workshop. 

Every Week at the Library

Yoga with Cheryl Meadors

Appropriate for any level. Slow flow to strengthen and connect movement to breathing. Along with twists, folds, and bends to improve flexibility.

Every Thursday 6-7:15 p.m.  Participation fee: $10 (cash only to instructor) 50% of proceeds benefit the Bridgman Library.

Following the Barn Quilt Trail Author Visit

Wednesday May 7 @ 6:30 p.m.

Author of Following the Barn Quilt Trail by Suzi Parron will be speaking about the abundant barn quilts in Michigan as well as Northern Indiana. We will also see slides about the Barn Quilt Trail. Read more at Suzi website

Travel Talk

Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Mike Kinney and Susan Johnston will share their experience vacationing in Galapagos Islands. Mike and Susan have lost of pictures to share and will leave time for Q&A at the end.

Scanning your old photos
at the library

Tuesday June 6 @ 9:30 a.m. (library will be open early for this program only) Register at the front desk 

Creating and managing digital copies of your photos scn to flash drive or email from our printer/scanner/copier. Lets share these memories with others during the upcomming holiday. Limit of 4 people

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

Important things to remember:

1. When you print out a MAP pass, you have 7 days to use it.

2. Please note that if you choose to print your MAP pass on a library printer, you may be charged the regular fee that is assessed by the library for printing.

3. Copies of MAP passes will not be accepted at 

museums. Only passes printed from the MAP website can be redeemed at MAP destinations.

4. Prior to your visit, please call ahead or check the museum's website in order to verify hours of operation, etc.

Need Computer Help

Call in and Make an appointment with Ted for a one-on-one tech session Tuesdays or Thursdays 2-4:00 

Appointments are an half-an-hour long and geared toward your specific needs and interests.

Tech Tip

Winter 2016

In your internet browser use the “Space Bar” to scroll down or “Shift+Space bar” to scroll up