Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Events

Our Halloween events are:

Pumpkin Decorating
2nd - 5th grade
Tuesday, October 24
6:45 - 7:45
The library will provide pumpkins and craft supplies for you to transform a pumpkin into anything you'd like to create - a jack-o-lantern, a book or movie character, or anything else!  Registration is required.  Please register here.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat
Friday, October 27
5:00 - 6:00 P.M.
We'll be downtown (in Tolan Square or by the Main Street parking lot) to participate in Downtown Trick-or-Treating. 

Halloween Fun
preschool - 1st grade
Saturday, October 28
10:30 - 11:15
Children are invited to wear their costumes and join us for Halloween stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is required.  Please register here.

See our TNT (Teen and Tween) page for our TNT Halloween events.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bats at the Library

photo by the Organization for Bat Conservation

Bats at the Library
by the Organization for Bat Conservation
Tuesday, November 14
7:00 P.M.
 Senior and Community Activity Center

All ages (children, teens, and adults) are invited to meet bats from around the world and learn why they are so important to ecosystems and to you.  

Please register here

This program is funded by a generous donation in memory of Marilyn Alexander.  Marilyn was a supporter and friend of the library, both individually and as president of the Friends of the Library for many years.  You may read more here.  

photo by the Organization for Bat Conservation

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Fall Programs

Register now for children's programs at the library this fall.  Book clubs, Tiny Tales, and Storytime resume in mid-September, and we have several one-time events scheduled as well: a Young Rembrandts art class, TALK Play Date, game day, and more.

Book Clubs

We will start the year with "Not a Box" for Book Buddies and our favorite books for Bookworms and Chapter Chatters.  

See the book club page for more information and to register for monthly book clubs for elementary ages. 

Tiny Tales & Storytime
We are "Reading through the Alphabet" in Storytime this fall, focusing on a different letter each week.  Join us on September 22 when we start with the letter A.  Tiny Tales is returning to Thursday mornings. 

See the Storytime page for information and to register for Tiny Tales and Storytime.

Young Rembrandts

kindergarten - 5th grade

Saturday, September 16

1:30 - 2:30
in the Community House

This program is an introductory class to the Young Rembrandts program which will be offered through Milan Community Education this fall. The session on September 16 will be a complete one hour class with drawing and coloring presented by a Young Rembrandts instructor. Please register here.  

TALK* Play Date
*Text and Learn for Kindergarten
5 years and younger
Saturday, October 14
10:30 - 12:30
We are partnering with Ypsilanti District Library and other libraries in Washtenaw County to introduce TALK - a new texting service which will send age-specific texts to parents/guardians of children from birth through kindergarten.  Additional information and sign-up for the service will be available during the play date.  During the play date, children will explore early literacy skills through play activities, while parents will discover ways to continue developing these skills at home.  Please register here.  

This project is funded (in part) with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

International Games Week

Game Day at MPL

all ages

Saturday, November 4
10:00 - 12:00

We'll wrap up International Games Week with Game Day at the library.  Drop by to build LEGO creations and play Wii games, board games, card games and cup stacking.  Invite a friend or bring your family and enjoy game day at the library!

Additional Events
Check our programs page for information about additional events which will be posted as they are scheduled.  

Monday, July 31, 2017

Drummunity & Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August. 2 
7:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Milan Senior and Community Activity Center
all ages (children, teens, and adults)

Drummunity is a unique, interactive and very fun event for all ages. Lori Fithian will bring her collection of instruments from all over the world including some she’s created herself. Lori’s program is an exciting, hands-on, family program with a message of community-building, peace, diversity, wellness, ecology and rhythmic fun. 
The Drummunity performance will be followed by an Ice Cream Social.
If you haven’t already registered, please register here.  
We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Touch a Truck

Our Touch a Truck event is this Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 until 11:30 A.M. in Wilson Park.

Community organizations and businesses will bring vehicles for you to explore.  You'll be able to sit in the drivers' seats, walk through the backs, and learn about the jobs they do.

You'll see a police car, crane boom truck, Red Cross emergency response vehicle, FedEx truck, flatbed tow truck, motorcycle, ambulance, and more.

Thank you to the organizations and businesses who are participating in this event:

American Red Cross - Monroe County
Crown Lift Trucks
Dave's Towing
Hart Huron Valley
Huron Valley Ambulance
Just Right Grain Systems
Kiger Farm
Milan Department of Public Works
Milan Police Department
Milan Post Office

You may register here or if you're able to attend at the last minute, just drop by!  Registration is NOT required, but is appreciated.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Summer Reading Program 2017

Monday, June 5
Online registration begins here.

Wednesday, June 14
Pick up reading logs and begin reading and/or listening to audiobooks.

Friday, June 16
10:30 A.M.
Build a Better Magic Show
by Jeff Wawrzaszek 
in the Senior and Community Activity Center

Friday, August 11
10:30 A.M.
Animal Architects
by Howell Nature Center
in the Senior and Community Activity Center

Additional programs will be held for children of all ages:  Storytime, Crafts in the Park, Buildapalooza, Createapalooza, and more!  The complete summer schedule will be posted here and brochures will be available at the end of May.

See our TNT (Teen and Tween) events for 6th - 12th graders here.

If you have any questions, please ask them here.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Break Events

Events for children and teens are scheduled throughout Spring Break Week.  

Please register for events here.

Events are planned for the ages listed; however older and younger siblings are welcome to attend most children's events.  Please let us know when you register. 

Toddler/Preschool Events

Tiny Tales
Thursday, April 6 at 10:30
2 years and under
Stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays, and play time.

Friday, April 7 at 10:30
Ages 3-5
Books, rhymes, songs, finger plays, and a craft.

Saturday, April 8, 10:30 – 12:00
Preschool – 1st grade
LEGO and DUPLO bricks, Squigz, building challenge, and more.

Elementary Events

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Game 
3rd – 5th grade
Monday, April 3, 4:30 – 6:00
Decipher clues to find additional clues throughout the library and solve the puzzle.  Reading the book is NOT required to participate.  (However, it is a good book, so we recommend it!)

Get Creative! 
Kindergarten – 2nd grade
Tuesday, April 4, 1:00 – 3:00
Create a spring-themed craft.  Please register and then drop in any time between 1:00 and 3:00 to create.
Children’s Game Day 
Children - all ages
Thursday, April 6, 1:00 – 4:00
Wii games, board games, card games, cup stacking, and more.

Preschool – 1st grade
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 – 12:00
LEGO and DUPLO bricks, Squigz, building challenge, and more.

2nd – 5th grade
Saturday, April 8, 1:30 – 3:00
LEGO bricks, Squigz, building challenge, and more.

TNT (Teen & Tween) Events:
(TNT events are for 6th - 12th graders only.)

TNT Tuesday
6th – 12th grade
Tuesday, April 4, 4:00 – 6:00
Decorate new signs for the youth areas of the library.

TNT Game Day
6th - 12th grade
Friday, April 7, 2:00 – 5:00
Wii games, board games, card games, cup stacking, and more.

Please register for events here.