Halloween activities, book sales, more planned – The Voice

Local libraries offer events and programs for all ages. Here is an overview of what is planned.

MACOMB COUNTY

Armada Free Public Library

• Children can stop by the library for a Halloween craft on October 22. Those interested in attending are welcome to drop by anytime from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Story time for pre-K readers is Thursdays from 10:30-11am

• The Gaming Club for teens in grades 6-12 meets Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

The library board is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. on October 20.

Library hours are 12 noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Armada Free Public Library is located at 73930 Church St. in Armada. For more information, call the library at 586-784-5921, visit armadalib.org or facebook.com/armadafreepubliclibrary.

Chesterfield Township Library

The following programs are programmed:

• A used book sale organized by the Friends of the Chesterfield Township Library will be held on October 21 from 10 am to 4 pm and October 22 from 10 am to 3 pm.

• The non-fiction book discussion group will meet on October 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join the discussion to share observations, praises and reviews of biographies and books on culture, current affairs, politics and history. The group invites new members to join the discussion. The book selection is “The Haunting of Alma Field: A True Ghost Story” by Kate Summerscale.

• The Teen Advisory Council will meet on October 22 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. TAB is a group of teenagers in grades 6-12 who live or go to school in Chesterfield Township, who participate and influence the operation of the library, especially for teen programs and library materials. TAB is a forum to voice your opinions and suggestions. TAB is also an opportunity to perform overtime volunteer and community service.

• Tuesday 12:00 Visits will take place this month. Join the Library Manager every Tuesday until October 25 for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Chesterfield Township Library. Meet at the cashier at noon.

• The Crazy 8s Math Club, for students in kindergarten through third grade, meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays until October 25.

• Cooking with Chef Fran will take place on October 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm The class will feature a selection of Michigan produce. Chef Francine Pamela Salvatore of Pamela’s Catering will lead the simple cooking class.

• Adult Games Night will take place on October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm The library will provide board games, but participants are encouraged to bring their own.

• After Hours Teen Night Murder Mystery, open to teens in grades 6-12, will take place October 28 from 5-6:30 p.m.

• Books and Babies, for children aged 6 months to 24 months accompanied by a carer, will meet from 10:00 to 11:00 on Wednesdays until November 2. Enjoy lapsit songs, interactive baby rhymes and simple storybooks, followed by playtime with toys.

• The Lego Robotics series will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through December 14. FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, to children in grades four through eight through hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem-solving experience through a guided global robotics program.

• Toddler Time meets 10-11 am Monday through October 31 and Thursday through November 3. Toddlers, accompanied by a favorite adult, can enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills.

The library board will meet on October 19 at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Chesterfield Township Library is located at 50560 Patricia Avenue. For more information, call 586-598-4900 or visit chelibrary.org.

Jean Waterloo Lenox Township Library

• Crochet Meetup will run from 5:30-7 p.m. on October 26. Crochet enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome. The library will provide the necessary crochet tools, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Participants are also encouraged to bring a current project to work on.

• Preschool story time takes place on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The library board will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on October 21.

Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Jean Waterloo Lenox Township Library is located at 58976 Main Street in New Haven. For more information, call the library at 586-749-3430, or visit lenoxlibrary.org or facebook.com/lenoxtwplibrary.

Lois Wagner Memorial Library

• The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is this weekend. The preview party runs from 5-7 p.m. on October 19. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 20 and 21. October 22 is “bag day,” with the sale taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Senior Exercise is offered from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Mondays and Wednesdays.

• Lapsit Plus for children ages 16 months to 36 months is available Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

• Preschool story time for 3-5 year olds takes place Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Lois Wagner Memorial Library is located at 35200 Division Road in Richmond. For more information, call the library at 586-727-2665, or visit cityofrichmond.net or facebook.com/LWMLibrary.

MacDonald Public Library

• American Girl Club: Meet Caroline will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. on October 25. Crafts, snacks and games will be included.

• The Young Adult Book Club meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on October 26th.

• Halloween Storytime will run from 10:00 to 11:00 on October 27th. Registration is required, but walk-in visitors will be welcomed where space permits.

• Color and Calm will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on October 27. Adults can join in the peace, zen and coloring at any time during the program. Registration is mandatory.

• Books on Tap meets from 8-9:30 p.m. on October 27 at The Blind Owl, located at 36310 Main St. in New Baltimore.

The library board is due to meet at 6:30 p.m. on October 26.

Library hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sundays. The MacDonald Public Library is located at 36480 Main St. in New Baltimore. For more information, call 586-725-0273 or visit macdonaldlibrary.org or facebook.com/mplnewbaltimore.

ST. CLEAR COUNTY

The St. Clair County Library System offers activities and programs for all ages. Here is an overview of the program of some libraries in the region.

• A Zombie Shamble will take place from 11 am to 1 pm on October 22 along the shore of the lake near the main library. Attendees can drop by anytime during the event to register and walk, starting at the main library and following the trail markers until you reach Pine Grove Park, then back to the library.

Participants who wish to walk will be given a certain strip of colored fabric. A brain tissue means you are ready to be lightly chased by walking zombies. A white cloth means you are “immune” to zombie infection and will be left alone to complete the path.

Certain marked sections of the path have zombie volunteers who will walk towards participants to take their brain tissue, like flag football. The first 100 participants will receive a finishing medal, whether or not they lost their brain tissue. Those registered after the deadline can walk and have fun but are not guaranteed a medal.

• Children are invited to stop by the Marine City branch for a Halloween craft from 6 to 7 p.m. on October 20.

• A bereavement support group for adults in the community dealing with grief and grieving a loss who would like to talk to others on the same journey will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on October 20 at the Algonac-Clay branch off.

• Join percussionist Lori Fithian for “DRUMMUNITY!” 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Main Library. Fithian will bring the drums; participants can play them. No experience necessary. All ages are welcome.

• Kids can create a ghostly scene using Popsicle sticks and paper during a series of fall craft events taking place from 11 a.m. to noon on October 22 at the Township branch of ‘Will.

• Children can visit the Algonac-Clay branch for Halloween treats, games and crafts from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on October 25.

• Help “Make a Difference” by donating cans and cans the week of October 17-22 at the Algonac-Clay branch. All items collected will be donated to a local food pantry.

• Overeaters Anonymous meets Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Marysville branch.

• The Main Library offers story time from 10 am to 11:15 am on Wednesdays and Fridays. Join us for a happy mix of stories, rhymes and songs for preschoolers, followed by activity time with structured play to hone fine and gross motor skills essential for learning.

• The Main Library offers Rhythm and Rhyme from 10 am to 10:30 am on Mondays. Introduce toddlers to the sounds and rhythms of language through short poems, stories and music. So stay to play.

• The Ira Township Library offers a story hour from 10:30 to 11:00 on Thursdays. Ideal for ages 4 and under, the program features a mix of stories, crafts, movement activities and songs.

The hours of the Algonac-Clay, Marine City, Marysville, Port Huron, St. Clair, and Yale branch libraries are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The hours of the Ira Township, Memphis, Capac, G. Lynn Campbell and Burtchville Township branch libraries are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call a local branch or visit stclaircountylibrary.org or facebook.com/stclaircountylibrarysystem.

Angela C. Hale