October Events for Everyone at Dexter District Library

Fall is always a great time at the Library with a variety of educational and fun programs for adults, teens and kids of all ages. This October we have an assortment of events for everyone.

Stop by for Drop-In Family Story Times every Friday in October at 10:30 am. Family Story Times are geared for ages six and under but everyone is welcome to attend. Daycare centers may join us but are asked to arrive early. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes. Drop-In Story Times for children include picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child. All sessions are held in the lower level meeting room, no registration is necessary.

On Wednesday, October 12, Super Stories for kids in kindergarten through second grade will meet at 4:30 pm. This book appreciation group meets once a month to hear stories and do activities based on stories and characters from children’s literature. This month’s theme is “Monsters”. We’ll share lightly scary stories and do a fun craft. Join us for a fun afternoon, snacks will be served and registration is required.

Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to join our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) on Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 am. This group meets monthly to brainstorm new programs, book selections and how to make the Library a great place. This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours. Pizza will be served and registration is required.

Drop-In Halloween Story Time will also be held on Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 am. Join us for 30 minutes of stories and music celebrating Halloween. Geared for children ages six and under but everyone is welcome. A simple craft will be provided following the program. Registration is not required.

The Library will offer a Wire Jewelry Workshop for Adults on Tuesday, October 18 at 10:00 am. Using copper wire and beads, craft a fantastic spiral bracelet to wear to your holiday parties or to give as a gift. Instructions and supplies will be provided. This class is scheduled from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

All Star Readers for kids in grades 3 through 5 will meet on Wednesday, October 19 at 4:30 pm. Each month we get together to discuss and critique a well-known children’s book. Join us for a lively discussion and activity based on the book. This month we we’ll be reading Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Snacks will be served, called 426-4477 to register.

Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 pm finds X Marks the Pot: A Crash Course in Coffee coming to the Library. Coffee is much more than just a jolt of caffeine in the morning, it has a fascinating history tied to romance, espionage, religion and fat, but the environmental consequences can be quite high. Join Paul Cypher for a tour of all things coffee as he sorts it all out. You’ll never see your cup of joe the same way again.

The Read & Feed Teen Book Club will get together on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 pm. Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to discuss the book, eat pizza and play trivia for chances to win prizes. Registration is required. This month’s book choice is Hollow City by Randon Riggs.

KinderConcert returns on Saturday October 22 at 10:00 am. KinderConcert is a free, 30 minute concert designed especially for children five years and younger. Members of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra join child movement expert Gari Stein, pianist Kathryn Goodson and a special guest performer for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. This fun, interactive learning environment allows children the opportunity to enjoy music while encouraging learning and creativity. Registration is not required – everyone is welcome.

On Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 pm join us for Allocating Your 401K, 403b and 457 for Retirement. Whether you’re fast approaching retirement or soon-to-be retired, do you find yourself wondering if you’re making the right investment decisions? In this informative presentation, retirees and soon-to-be retirees will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of retirement plans, discover what to watch out for when Required Minimum Distributions are approaching and the impact of inheriting a 401K, 457 or 403b versus an IRA has on beneficiaries. This presentation will be facilitated by Patrick Shope, Managing Partner of Shope & Associates, LLC, a comprehensive financial planning and investment management firm located in Ann Arbor.

Quidditch comes to the Library this October 28 at 6:30 pm. Kids in grades 4 through 12 are invited to dress as their favorite Harry Potter character as we attempt to play Quidditch in the muggle world. Registration is required and begins October 7, call 426-4477 to register.

Stop by the Library on Saturday, October 29 at 11:00 am and enjoy a popular, family Halloween movie on the big screen. Enjoy a free bag of popcorn and a great movie for everyone. For details, call the Library at 426-4477.

Dexter District Library is located at 3255 Alpine Street in Dexter. All programs are free and open to everyone. For additional information, visit our website at www.dexter.lib.mi.us.

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