The New Year is almost upon us and the library team has been brainstorming, planning, and preparing for a full year of new programs and events to educate and entertain you in 2022. We are proud to provide a variety of hands-on programs and crafts to stimulate all minds, as well as bringing in guest presenters and entertainers to enrich your life. Here’s a sneak peek into what is coming to you in the coming months at Alvah N. Belding Library.
One Stop Book Shop, a get-ready-to-read in 2022 workshop designed to get you excited to try new authors and genres, help you set and establish your personal reading goals, and will show you where and how to track you reading over the course of the year. Share in the discussion and get ready to read. January 10, 2022 at 4 pm.
Small Business Social Network Monthly Lunch, are you a beginning small business owner or budding entrepreneur? Join us for this lunch-time social and share valuable tips and tricks of starting and running your own small business. From start-up planning, to marketing and finance, join us and help each other find the tools and resources needed to get your vision off the ground. Monthly, third Thursday at 12 pm. Lunch will be sourced from a local business and will be provided by the library.
“Naval Battles of the Great Lakes”, with The Restless Viking and his partner Poppins, who discuss Great Lakes history via their blog and Youtube Channel, will be on hand to share historical insight into the battles that took place on Michigan’s own Great Lakes, including stories about “Roaring” Dan Seavey, local legend Pirate. Check out The Restless Viking’s recent adventures and video logs through the website https://www.restless-viking.com/. February 2, 2022 at 6 pm.
Flipbook Making Workshop for Tweens, a hands-on program for youth in grades 5-8. Learn the basics for making your own flip story book and craft your own mini book during this workshop. All supplies provided by the library. March 10 at 3:30 pm.
Genealogy Group, back by popular demand, the library will be home to its own network of local family researchers of all ages and levels of knowledge. Just beginning? No problem! Come mingle and learn in this lively and informative roundtable to discuss all of the ins and outs of family history research. Learn about the valuable tools, websites, and organizational tricks to keeping your research on track. Monthly, last Friday of each month from 10 am to 12 pm.
This sneak peek is just a sample of what the library has to offer in the upcoming year. Regular youth programs like Story Time and Tasty Tuesday will continue, as well as Family Night and Teen Night activities. Like our Facebook page to stay notified of events, and visit the library calendar on our website https://www.alvahnbeldinglibrary.org/ for a list of all of our upcoming events.