Library to offer new events, opportunities in 2018

MANISTEE COUNTY — There are many events and opportunities coming to the Manistee County Library, as its new executive director, Debra Greenacre, brings fresh ideas and lots of energy to the table.

Open houses have been planned at the library’s county branches to provide an opportunity to meet Greenacre, and a monthly newsletter will be available at all locations to keep patrons informed of programming, staffing and other news.

Those interested in receiving the newsletter through email are asked to contact Julie at jherringa.mcl@gmail.com. There is also an Upcoming Events link on the library’s website, manisteelibrary.org.

Monthly programming at the main branch (95 Maple St. in Manistee) will include Storytime and Toddler Time; Book to Movie Club (grades fourth through sixth); Teen Advisory Board (young adult); and Sewing Club (children), which will be held in Arcadia (3586 Glovers Lake Road) this month as well as in Manistee.

Some new offerings include Maker Mondays, which involves Builder’s Club but offers more challenges for the children; and Bookworm Craft Club for Adults which incorporates a traditional book club and adds crafting.

Registration is required for the book club and sewing club. The library technician will be hosting Tech Thursdays to bring services out to the satellite branches. Nick Wallett will rotate through the branch locations to provide computer and technology assistance on a regular basis. He will be in Kaleva (14618 Walta St.) on Jan. 18 and then in Onekama (5283 Main St.) on Jan. 25. Kaleva will also feature Science in the Stacks and Art Smarts for homeschool students.

Other opportunities offered by the Manistee County Library include drop-in crafts in Onekama and Kaleva, movie nights in Wellston (1273 Seaman Rd.) and Manistee (for young adults), a watercolor workshop in Manistee and a Snow Sculpture Party.

At Manistee’s main branch, patrons may have noticed some recent rearranging and re-organizing of some of the collections. New seating areas are also expected to be added.

The Manistee County Library is also open suggestions. Staff is asking the public to let them know if there is something one would like to see or do at the library.

Library programs are free and additional information is available on the website, Facebook or by calling (231) 723-2519.

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