Excited about festival? We are, too! Here’s a handy link to the festival’s website which has a schedule of events.
Our book sale runs Wednesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wildlife Safari has been scheduled for Friday, August 11!
While we’re open this week, navigating Depot Street may be a little tricky with the tent for Red Garter Saloon-Millington all set up for festival. We recommend visiting us via Center Street and using our south driveway.
Our library service hours have been adjusted to help with parking. On Friday, August 11, we’ll be closing at 5:00 p.m. and the library will be closed all day on Saturday, August 12. You are welcome to use our parking lot over the weekend!
We now have a quiet and peaceful spot outdoors for you to enjoy a book, browse our WiFi, wait for a ride home, or make memories with a family picnic.
(All we ask is that you please use the nearby trash can to clean up any messes and use the red container for any cigarette butts.)
A big thank you goes to Ron and Linda Leach, Jeff Bassett and the Millington Lions Club, and Yard Works Landscaping Services.
A new spin on the traditional library book club…
Many of today’s films were inspired from literature, but how often do the screenwriters and studios stay faithful to the original work? If you enjoy reading and watching movies, this club is for you! Once a month, we’ll meet to watch a movie together and then discuss the transition and interpretation of literature on the silver screen.
About a month before each meeting, we’ll have multiple copies of the book available for check out at the front desk.
The movie will start at 6:00 p.m. with discussion to follow. Popcorn will be served. You’re welcome to bring your own drinks along.
2017/2018 Book & Film Schedule
October 12 – Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
November 9 – Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
December 14 – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (we’ll be watching the 1994 version by Columbia Pictures)
January 11 – Midnight in the Garden of Good an Evil by John Berendt
February 8 – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
March 8 – Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
April 12 – Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
May 10 – Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
A special thank you goes to Anne Switzer, assistant professor of information services and outreach librarian at Kresge Library, for inspiration for this project. Our Library Director attended Lit to Film Club at Oakland University for a number of years.
Tuesday, August 1 from 2p – 4p
Did your kids participate in the Summer Reading Challenge or Watermelon Club? This party is for them!
Join us for 2 hours packed full of fun!
Outside (weather-permitting, of course), we’ll have a special painting project where the kids will wear bubble-wrap shoes and dance on large sheets of paper. Outdoor games in the side yard will be played while the kids wait their turn to paint.
Indoors, we’ll be showing the movie Zootopia on a big screen and have an art station set up in the conference room.
And lots of watermelon to eat… complete with a seed spitting contest.
The drawing for the Summer Reading Challenge will be done at 4:00 p.m. Stay tuned!