Story time, teen events, more set at Bay area libraries – The Voice

Local libraries are offering events and programs for all ages. Here’s a look at what’s planned at libraries in the Anchor Bay area.

Chesterfield Township Library

The Chesterfield Township Library is open regular hours at full capacity. All services have resumed. There are no restrictions.

The following free programs are scheduled:

• Books and Babies will be held on Wednesdays now through April 27 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am Bring little ones to enjoy lapsit songs, interactive baby rhymes and simple story books followed by playtime with toys. For children 6 to 24 months old with a caregiver.

• Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances will be held virtually April 20 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Join the Alzheimer’s Association to learn tips for managing someone else’s finances, how to prepare for future care costs, and the benefits of planning. Registration with email required. Virtual.

• The Nonfiction Book Discussion Group, Real Reads, meets April 21 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Join the discussion and share observations, praise and criticism of biographies and books on culture, current events, politics and history. The group always welcomes new members to join the discussion. The book selection is “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law,” by Mary Roach.

• The Friends of the Library will host a used book sale April 22 from 10 am to 4 pm Adults seeking volunteer opportunities are encouraged to become a member of the Friends.

• Teen Advisory Board will meet April 23 from 2 pm to 3 pm TAB is a group of teens who live or go to school in Chesterfield Township and participate in and influence teen programming at the library. TAB is a forum to have opinions and suggestions heard. TAB is also an opportunity to complete additional volunteer and community service hours.

• Toddler Time will meet April 25 from 10:15 am to 11 am Toddlers with a favorite adult will enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills.

• Teen and Tween RPG Night will be held April 25 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm Teens and Tweens are welcome to join in an evening of Dungeons and Dragons Tabletop Role-Playing Game.

• Mr. Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom will be presented April 26 from 6 pm to 7 pm Join Kevin Wood, a professional Abraham Lincoln presenter who bears a remarkable resemblance to “The Great Emancipator” as he presents “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom.” Enjoy hearing a first-hand account from Abraham Lincoln himself on the history of the United States of America from his childhood on the frontier to the twelve turbulent years from 1854 to 1865 which nearly destroyed our young nation, but instead eventually resulted in a “new birth of freedom.” This program is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.

• How to Keep your Keepsakes will be held April 28 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Celebrate Preservation Week with the Chesterfield Township Library. Bring in one or two treasured family heirlooms and share their story. Then the Library’s archivist expert will give advice about caring for the items.

The Library Board of Trustees will meet April 20 at 6:30 pm

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Library hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm Friday and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday. The Chesterfield Township Library is located at 50560 Patricia Ave. For more information, call 586-598-4900 or go to

MacDonald Public Library

The following programs are scheduled:

• Make It Mondays meets 10 am to 5:30 pm on Mondays at the library. Come craft on Mondays for tips and tricks on DIY projects and creative hobbies.

• Sit & Knit meets from 10 am to noon on Mondays at the library.

• Smart Money Kids Storytime will be held April 21 from 10 am to 10:30 am Join for a special storytime with representatives of Christian Financial Credit Union. They will share a money-themed story with everyone. All who attend will receive a free book courtesy of the Smart Money Kids program. Registration is required.

• Teen Free Paint is set for April 20 from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm Come in and paint a canvas.

• Books on Tap will meet April 21 from 7 pm to 8 pm This month pick any book to fit the challenge. This month’s “challenge” is to read a book that has been recommended.

• Nonfiction Book Club will be held April 26 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Find the next read in the Nonfiction Book Club. Join other patrons to read and discuss a book each month.

• Toddler and Preschool Storytime takes place April 28 from 10 am to 10:30 am Join Ms. Kelly at the library for stories, songs and fun. Registration is requested. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows.

• Science Showcase with Miss Gigi is set for May 3 from 5 pm to 6 pm Join our Youth and Teen Library Assistant Miss Gigi for an exciting science activity based around a monthly theme.

A library board meeting will take place April 27 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Library hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday to Thursday and 11 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sundays. MacDonald Public Library is located at 36480 Main St. in New Baltimore. For more information call 586-725-0273, or visit or

Lenox Township Library

• Pre-K Storytime is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am. Join the library for stories and songs at the library. The program is geared towards little kids but all children and families are welcome.

• Adult Craft – Plastic Spoon Flower will take place April 20 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Create a beautiful sunflower out of plastic spoons with guidance from resident artist Ms. Dawn. This program is designated for individuals who are over the age of 21. Spaces are limited and registration is required. Please register each person individually. The registration form will be closed once the maximum capacity for the program has been reached or by April 16, whichever occurs first.

• Crochet Meetup will be held April 27 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm All crochet enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome. The library will provide the necessary crochet tools. Feel free to bring supplies or projects from home.

A library board meeting will be held April 22 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

The library has mobile hotspots available for checkout.

Library hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm Friday and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday. The Lenox Township Library is located at 58976 Main St. in New Haven. For more information, call the library at 586-749-3430, or go to or

Ira Township Library

• Lakeshore Legal Aid Virtual Series – End Of Emergency Rental Assistance And Housing will take place April 26 from 2 pm to 3 pm To join the presentation, either go to or call (929) 436-2866 , then enter meeting ID: 95234909080.

• Eat Healthy, Be Active, Stress Less will be available April 18 and 25. Register by visiting Once registered a link to the class will be emailed.

The Ira Township Library is located at 7013 Meldrum Road in Ira Township. For more information, call the library at 586-725-9081, or go to or

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