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PORTAGE DISTRICT LIBRARY

October library events & classes

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what’s inside this month’s newsletter

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PAGE 2 Storytime PAGE 3 October 1–8 Library Programs PAGE 4 October 9–18 Library Programs PAGE 5 October 18–21 Programs PAGE 6 October 23–27 Library Programs PAGE 7 Going Digital @ Your Library! PAGE 8 What’s Coming in November

library hours Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

library board Betty Lee Ongley Library Board Chair Alisha Siebers Library Board Vice Chair Michele Behr Library Board Trustee Stephanie Brown Library Board Trustee Annee Dunn Library Board Trustee Martha Pacheco Library Board Trustee & Liaison to the Friends of PDL Joe Yantis Library Board Trustee

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MOTHER GOOSE STORYTIME Tuesday, October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM Age Group: INFANT/TODDLER Enjoy this rewarding time with your child listening to stories, playing games, and participating in musical activities followed by a short playtime for infants through 23 months. No registration required. TIME FOR TWOS Wednesday, Oct 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 9:30 AM Age Group: TWOS Two year olds will enjoy this time with their favorite adult. Participants will experience stories, action rhymes, and dance/movement! Siblings under the age of two are welcome to join us. No registration required. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Monday, Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Thursday, Oct 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 10:30 AM Age Group: PRESCHOOL Preschool age children and their favorite adult will have a great time listening to stories, songs, dancing and just plain “kid fun”! No registration required.

EVENING STORYTIME & CRAFT Tuesday, October 11th 6:30 PM Age Group: PRESCHOOL Bring your family and your favorite teddy bear, stuffed animal or doll. Feel free to wear your Halloween costume. We have a wonderful 30 minutes of stories, movement and creativity prepared for you to enjoy with your little ones. Register online at: www.portagelibrary.info/events-andclasses or call 269-329-4544 starting September 27. REGISTRATION REQUIRED SATURDAY STORIES Saturday, October 22nd 10:00 AM Age Group: PRESCHOOL Join us for stories, sing songs, and dance the morning away! Stories are age appropriate for preschoolers. All are welcome. No registration required.

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Distribution The Library Events & Classes brochure is published on a monthly basis and includes library events, programs and new services for each month. The library has 20,000 copies printed and distributed through insertion in the Portage Hometown Gazette as well as copies available in the library. An online printable calendar of events and classes is available on the library website.


programs & events MEET THE CHEF: BRAVO RESTAURANT AND CAFÉ Tuesday, October 4th 2:00 PM & repeated 5:00 PM Age Group: ADULT Chef Shawn Hagen will demonstrate how to make delectable dishes using produce and products from local farmers and businesses. Bravo is a member of Fair Food Matters. Register by calling 329-4542 Ext. 600 starting Tuesday, September 14th, 9:00 am. There is a $5.00 fee at the door. Location: Bravo Restaurant and Café/ 5402 Portage Road Co-sponsored by Fair Food Matters. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

COMBAT VETERANS’ WRITING GROUP Tuesday, October 4th 6:30 PM Age Group: ADULTS This series of writing workshops for veterans focuses on short narratives about serving in the military during war time. No writing experience is necessary. This series is led by Margaret von Steinen, writer and communications officer for WMU’s Haenicke Institute for Global Education and runs the first and third Tuesday nights starting September 6th. For more information, please e-mail Margaret at mvonsteinen@chartermi.net. No registration required.

MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP WITH COLLEEN PETERS Wednesday, October 5th 6:30 PM Age Group: ADULTS During this series of four workshops, writers will be guided on how to revive and relate past stories and lifestyles, leaving valuable histories to their families. Please bring a pencil, pen and notebooks. Instructor: Colleen Peters, former newswoman and freelance writer Register by calling 329-4542 Ext. 600 REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

oct 4 - 8

PORTAGE COMPUTER USERS CLUB Thursday, October 6th 10:00 AM Age Group: ADULTS Drop-in computer question and answer session. No registration required.

DEEP FRIED PICKLE PROJECT Thursday, October 6th 7:00 PM Age Group: ELEMENTARY (K-5TH GRADE) Get your” ick” on with the Pickles! Deep Fried Pickle Project will be performing a very special “Yucky Songs Show” at the library. Come in and listen to the spookiest, grossest, stickiest songs ever performed right before your very eyeballs and ears. The award winning Pickle Project band has starred on PBS Kids and Bravo TV and has toured around the country playing an array of mutated homemade instruments. “Gross” appropriate for elementary age kids. No registration required.

SOLO EXHIBIT (NEW ART EXHIBIT) October 7th – November 11th Age Group: ALL AGES Jessica D’felio, Dana Toader, and Justin Kellner Multimedia

CALL OF THE GLASS (NEW ART EXHIBIT) WEST MICHIGAN GLASS CENTER October 7th – November 30th Age Group: ALL AGES Members and Summer Glass Camp Students Glass Art

LIBRARY FRIENDS BOOK SALE Saturday, October 8th 9:00AM - 3:00PM Age Group: ALL AGES The Friends book sales are held six times per year on the first Saturday of the month in the lower level meeting rooms. If you are a member of the Friends, you are also eligible to attend an “early bird” sale on the Friday before the main book sales, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

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oct 9 - 18

programs & events GREAT BOOKS READING AND DISCUSSION GROUP

PORTAGE COMPUTER USERS CLUB

Sunday, October 9th 2:00 PM Age Group: ADULTS This autumn you might consider reading and discussing the Seven Deadly Sins! That’s the title of the Great Books collection of 14 short stories on the socalled “deadly sins”, namely: Pride, Envy, Anger, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust. The agenda for the meetings will be as follows (pairs of readings for each “sin”): SEPTEMBER 11TH Initial meeting &how to get the book SEPTEMBER 25TH Pride OCTOBER 9TH Envy OCTOBER 23RD Anger NOVEMBER 6TH Sloth NOVEMBER 20TH Greed DECEMBER 4TH Gluttony DECEMBER 18TH Lust For more information, please contact Ken Fischer 329-4542 Ext. 730. No registration is required.

Thursday, October 13th 10:00 AM Age Group: ADULTS Drop-in computer question and answer session. No registration is required.

MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP WITH COLLEEN PETERS Wednesday, October 12th 6:30 PM Age Group: ADULTS During this series of four workshops, writers will be guided on how to revive and relate past stories and lifestyles, leaving valuable histories to their families. Please bring a pencil, pen and notebooks. Instructor: Colleen Peters, former newswoman and freelance writer Register by calling 329-4542 Ext. 600 REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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TEEN ADVISORY GROUP Thursday, October 13th 7:00 PM Age Group: TEEN The Teen Advisory Group is open to 8th–12th graders. This group plans library events, selects books for the collection, and plans displays for the teen room. Join us! No registration required.

ABC ACTIVITY TIME Friday, October 14th 10:00 AM Age Group: PRESCHOOL Drop in playtime including sensory activities, fine and gross motor skills, pocket charts, manipulatives and more. This is a time for your child to practice skills that will help them get ready to read! Open to Preschoolers with their favorite adult. The focus is for parents to participate in the learning process with their child while making it fun! No registration required.

OPEN FOR DISCUSSION: A DROP-IN BOOK DISCUSSION Tuesday, October 18th 10:30 AM & repeated 7:00 PM Age Group: ADULTS Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell Margo Crane, a sixteen-year-old sharpshooting beauty, is the heroine of this Michigan river odyssey. After the violent death of, her father (in which she is complicit), Margo takes to the Stark River in her boat with only a few supplies and a biography


programs & events of Annie Oakley in search of her vanished mother. But the river, Margo’s childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman traveling alone. She must be strong to survive, using her knowledge of the natural world and her ability to look unsparingly into the hearts of those around her. Ms. Campbell’s American Salvage was nominated for the 2010 National Book Award. No registration required.

COMBAT VETERANS’ WRITING GROUP Tuesday, October 18th 6:30 PM Age Group: ADULTS This series of writing workshops for veterans focuses on short narratives about serving in the military during war time. No writing experience is necessary. This series is led by Margaret von Steinen, writer and communications officer for WMU’s Haenicke Institute for Global Education and runs the first and third Tuesday nights starting September 6th. For more information, please e-mail Margaret at mvonsteinen@chartermi.net. No registration required.

MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP WITH COLLEEN PETERS Wednesday, October 19th 6:30 PM Age Group: ADULTS During this series of four workshops, writers will be guided on how to revive and relate past stories and lifestyles, leaving valuable histories to their families. Please bring pencil, pen and notebooks. Register by calling 329-4542 Ext. 600. Instructor: Colleen Peters, former newswoman and freelance writer REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

HALLOWEEN CRAFT AND MOVIE Thursday, October 19th 7:00 PM Age Group: TEEN Get in the mood! Make a Halloween-themed craft (samples on display at the library) and watch a movie. Registration begins October 3rd. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

oct 18 - 21

PORTAGE COMPUTER USERS CLUB Thursday, October 20th 10:00 AM Age Group: ADULTS Drop-in computer question and answer session. No registration is required.

DOWNLOADING TO YOUR E-READER: AN OVERVIEW Thursday, October 20th 2:00 PM Age Group: ADULTS This workshop will offer an introduction to Overdrive, the difference between ePub and PDF formats and a demonstration on downloading your books to an eReader. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

TWEEN MINI MONSTER HOUSES Thursday, October 20th 6:30 PM Age Group: TWEENS (3RD-5TH GRADE) Create a ghoulish, scary, or silly monster house for Halloween. Bring small boxes to use for the base. We will supply the rest! Register online at www.portagelibrary.info/events-and-classes or call 269-329-4544. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

LEGOS! LEGOS! LEGOS! Friday, October 21st 10:00 AM Age Group: ALL AGES Continued by popular demand. You are invited to join us for Lego building fun! Legos of various sizes will be provided for all ability levels. No registration required.

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oct 23 – 27

programs & events GREAT BOOKS READING AND DISCUSSION GROUP Sunday, October 23rd 2:00 PM Age Group: ADULTS This autumn you might consider reading and discussing the Seven Deadly Sins! That’s the title of the Great Books collection of 14 short stories on the socalled “deadly sins”, namely: Pride, Envy, Anger, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust. The agenda for the meetings will be as follows (pairs of readings for each “sin”): SEPTEMBER 11TH Initial meeting &how to get the book SEPTEMBER 25TH Pride OCTOBER 9TH Envy OCTOBER 23RD Anger NOVEMBER 6TH Sloth NOVEMBER 20TH Greed DECEMBER 4TH Gluttony DECEMBER 18TH Lust For more information, please contact Ken Fischer 329-4542 Ext. 730. No registration is required.

TO ACCOUNT FOR MURDER: A READING & CRAFT TALK BY WILLIAM WHITBECK Sunday, October 23rd 2:00PM Age Group: ADULTS To Account for Murder is the award winning legal mystery by William C. Whitbeck, a Kalamazoo native and legendary Chief Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals. Based on a true unsolved Michigan murder, this deeply layered courtroom drama about loss and redemption is told in a story of love, murder and corruption. Set in post World War II Michigan, this spellbinding tale is full of memorable characters, true dialogue, and attention to historical detail. The twisting and turning plot culminates in a shattering climax

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at Jackson State Penitentiary and an ultimate ending twist about identity and a secret kept for decades. Judge Whitbeck will read from his novel and discuss how growing up in Kalamazoo led him to write it. He will also sign books. Books will be available for sale by Kazoo Books. No registration required.

MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP WITH COLLEEN PETERS Wednesday, October 26th 6:30 PM Age Group: ADULTS During this series of four workshops, writers will be guided on how to revive and relate past stories and lifestyles, leaving valuable histories to their families. Please bring a pencil, pen and notebooks. Instructor: Colleen Peters, former newswoman and freelance writer Register by calling 329-4542 Ext. 600. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

PORTAGE COMPUTER USERS CLUB Thursday, October 27th 10:00 AM Age Group: ADULTS Drop-in computer question and answer session. No registration is required.

DECLUTTER Thursday, October 27th 6:30 PM Age Group: ADULTS Do you have piles of paper? Collections of clothes? Or simply scores of stuff? Like it or not, clutter causes stress. This workshop will offer tips and tricks on clutter management to help you de-clutter, de-stress, and simplify your life. Your declutter guide is Rachel Baker. No registration is required.


Going Digital @ Your Library! SUBSCRIBE TODAY! As the costs of printing and distributing continue to go up and the library is getting into the Green Scene we will no longer be offering the monthly Library Events Brochure in a printed format. Beginning in January 2012, all subscribers will be offered the Portage District Library Digital Edition of the Library Events brochure that features a printable version delivered via e-mail to those who subscribe. • The Digital Library Events Viewer is as easy to read as the printed publication • The Digital Library Events Viewer will open directly in your browser • No need to install software • You can recommend, email and share and print the Digital Library Events Viewer • Join the Green Side Other ways you can access Library Events Calendar: In the Library • Library Website • Library e-Newsletter Facebook • Twitter

GO TO THE LIBRARY WEBSITE AND SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

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Meet the Chef: Kim Sanwald November 3rd See a live demonstration of three healthy, hardy soups

what’s coming in november!

Great Books Reading & Discussion Group November 6th A discussion on the books Sloth and Greed Fundamentals of Business Research November 8th An introduction to business resources Tween Mystery Night November 9th Solve mysteries, learn codes and play games

Josh & Roy Comedy Show November 10th A comedic combination of juggling and jocularity The Journey of Grief: Coping with the Holidays November 10th Information about the grief and loss cycle and what you can do ABC Activity Time November 11th Drop in playtime The Fire & the Gold: Russian Elders Share Their Life Stories November 13th A reading, reception and book signing Evening Storytime & Craft-Stuffed Animal Sleepover November 16th Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll for a sleepover Middle School Drop-In November 17th Bring your friends and join us for activities, crafts and snacks LEGOS! LEGOS! November 18th Come and do some building


2011 October Portage District Library Events