Upcoming Fall Events at Dexter District Library

Tuesdays at 10:30 am, September 15 to November 17
Virtual Fall Story Times
Fall Story Times for ages five and under will be offered on Tuesdays at 10:30 am on our DDL facebook page from September 15 to November 17.  Everyone is welcome to join Ms Krista for a fun morning of picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child.  Registration is not required.

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm, September 23, September 30, October 7 and October 14
Let’s Learn Ukulele
Join this fun four-part virtual series as Hudson Music Center staff teaches us to play the ukulele, including basic chords, strumming patterns and songs.   Reserve one of the Library’s ukuleles for check out using the online catalog or call 734-426-4477. Geared towards grades 5 through 12, but everyone is welcome to attend.  Registration is required and is available at https://dexter.lib.mi.us/events/lets-learn-ukulele/  Zoom details and music will be emailed to registered participants prior to the program.

Bi-weekly Thursdays at 11:00 am, September 24 to November 19
Preschool Super Stories
Kids ages five and younger are invited to join Ms Krista this fall on our DDL facebook page every other Thursday at 11:00 am.  We will read a longer picture book and share an activity related to the book.  Everyone is welcome.  Future dates:  October 8, October 22, November 5 and November 19.

Thursday, September 24 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers
All Star Readers Book Club for grades 3 and 4 will meet again on Thursday, September 24 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Registration is required and begins on August 19. The book we will be discussing is The Mysterious Moonstone by Eric Luper. Books will be available for pick up when you register at https://dexter.lib.mi.us/events/all-star-readers-book-club-15/   Join us for a fun, lively afternoon with Ms Krista leading our discussion, everyone is welcome.  A link to our Zoom meeting room and a password will be sent to you prior to September 24.

Saturday, September 26 at 11:00 am
Cricut for Beginners
Join us virtually as we talk about the basic functions of a Cricut® machine and discuss which tools and materials are worth investing in. A demonstration will be provided and samples of projects will be shared. Time will be available at the end of the presentation for participants’ questions. Geared towards grades 6 through adult but everyone is welcome. Register on our website at https://dexter.lib.mi.us/events/cricut-for-beginners/  Zoom details will be emailed prior to the program.

Monday, September 28 at 11:00 am
Rick and Dayna’s Playground Dance Party
Kids of all ages are invited to an hour of their favorite songs, Disney music and high energy dancing live and right at home.  Everyone is welcome to this virtual Zoom music and fun event.  Registration is required on our DDL website at https://dexter.lib.mi.us/events/rick-and-daynas-playground-dance-party/  Zoom details will be emailed prior to the program.

Tuesday, September 29 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
Tween Book Club
Join us for our fall book club for grades 5 and 6.  We’ll discuss the book The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, share our favorite summer reads and make robots for a chance to win a prize.  Books and robot materials will be available for pickup through our curbside service.  Registration is required our website at https://dexter.lib.mi.us/events/tween-book-club-21/   Full details will be emailed after registration.

Bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm, September 30 to November 11
Club Create
Kids in grades K through 2 are invited to join us on facebook, every other Wednesday at 4:30 pm beginning September 30.  Ms Krista will share fun challenges, activities and craft ideas that you can try at home.  She will also highlight a few new chapter books and readers.  Everyone is welcome.  Future dates:  October 14, October 28 and November 11.

October 1 to October 7
Fall Craft Kits
Fall craft kits for grades K through 5 will be available for curbside pick-up from October 1 to October 7.  Call from the Library parking lot and we’ll deliver them to our outside table.  Registration is required on our website beginning Monday, September 14.

Saturday, October 10 at 11:00 am
Close-Up Magic with Gary Thison
Teens and kids of all ages are invited to enjoy an hour of up-close magic tricks and lessons from a professional magician.  Learn some of the tricks of the trade as Gary both entertains and teaches his audience with close-up demonstrations of his favorite illusions.

Monday, October 12
Grab & Go Preschool Craft Bags
Beginning October 12, we will be giving out craft bags for toddlers and preschoolers ages 5 and younger.  Call the Library from the parking lot and we’ll bring the bags out for you.  There’s a limit of three bags per family until supplies run out, all bags have the same crafts.

Thursday, October 15 at 4:30 pm
What We’re Reading
Kids in grades 3 through 6 are invited to join us on our facebook page where we will share what we have been reading and highlight new books in our collection that they may want to check out.  This month’s theme is:  Spooky Books.

October 16 through 24
Halloween Craft Competition
Teens and tweens in grades 5 through 12 are invited to make a stuffed monster using the materials provided by the Library.  Add your own optional embellishments to make it unique then email a picture of your final product to dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us for a chance to win a gift card.  Please note:  you will need your own needle and thread for this project.  Registration is required and runs from October 1 through 15.  Pick up materials from October 16 to October 24.  Last day to submit a picture is October 29.  Full contest details and materials pick-up information will be sent to registered participants.

Thursday, October 22 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers Book Club
All Star Readers Book Club for grades 3 and 4 will meet again on Thursday, October 22  from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Registration is required and begins on September 24. The book we will be discussing is I Survived… by Lauren Tarshis. Books will be available for pick up when registration begins. Join us for a fun, lively afternoon with Ms Krista leading our discussion, everyone is welcome.  A link to our Zoom meeting room and a password will be sent to you prior to October 22.

Saturday, October 24 at 11:00 am
Halloween Story Time
Join Ms Krista on our facebook page for a fun morning of picture books, flannel-board stories, songs, finger plays and other activities celebrating Halloween.  Geared for ages five and under but everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, October 27 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
Tween Book Club
Join us for our fall book club for grades 5 and 6.  We’ll discuss the book The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White, pick book titles for future meetings, and do an optional craft.  Books and craft materials will be available for pickup through our curbside service.  Full details will be emailed to registered participants. Registration is required and begins October 1.   Zoom details will be sent one day prior to the Club.

Wednesday, October 28 at 2:00 pm
The Spooktacular Halloween Comedy Show
Watch Silly Scientist Joel juggle eyeballs, get mixed up with multiplying bottles and be shocked by an animated Frankenstein drawing in this head spinning display of Halloween hootenanny.  You’ll even be illuminated by Joel’s far-out flashlight where he encourages Halloween safety.  A Zoom Magical Halloween adventure awaits in this exciting-not-scary show for all ages.  Registration is required at https://dexter.lib.mi.us/events/the-spooktacular-halloween-comedy-show/

November 1 to November 30
Children’s Virtual Art Gallery
The Dexter District Library is happy to present our first ever Children’s Virtual Art Exhibit.  Young artists ages 12 and under are invited to create their masterpieces using art supplies available at home. The artwork can be any variety of subjects, from fall themes and landscapes, favorite books and characters, current events or pure abstraction. The exhibit will be featured on our website during the months of November and December. Submit your electronic masterpieces – along with your name, age and address – to cjurich@dexter.lib.mi.us.  Any child who submits a work of art by November 30 will receive a $5 gift card to A & W.

Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 pm
A Night of Family Baking with Zee the Cook
Get the entire family together in the kitchen for a tasty fun night hosted by Chef Zee Shami from Zee the Cook Culinary Studio in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.  Zee will be making Oreo Cake Pops live via Zoom.  The entire family is encouraged to try their hand at preparing the cake pops along with Ms. Shami during the program – questions and comments will be welcome.  The list of ingredients for Zee’s Oreo Cake Pops will be available on the Library website when you register at https://dexter.lib.mi.us/events/a-night-of-family-baking-with-zee-the-cook/.  A Zoom Meeting link will be sent to you prior to the program.

November 5 to November 11
Puzzles and Games Craft Kits
Puzzle and Game craft kits for grades K through 5 will be available for curbside pick-up from November 5 to November 11.  Call from the Library parking lot and we’ll deliver them to our outside table.  Registration is required on our website beginning Monday, October 19.

Thursday, November 12 at 4:30 pm
What We’re Reading
Kids in grades 3 through 6 are invited to join us on our facebook page where we will share what we have been reading and highlight new books in our collection that they may want to check out.  This month’s theme is: Graphic Novels.

Saturday, November 21 at 11:00 am
Thanksgiving Story Time
Join Ms Krista on our facebook page for a fun morning of picture books, flannel-board stories, songs, finger plays and other activities celebrating Thanksgiving.  Geared for ages five and under but everyone is welcome.

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