The Macomb Daily
Chesterfield Township Library
• Online learning tools for young children up to adult learners are available with a free library card at chelibrary.org. Residents may also apply for a free card at the website.
• Online streaming and download services are also available at chelibrary.org, including Hoopla, Libby by OverDrive and cloud-Library for e-books and audiobooks, TV shows, music and more.
The library is located at 50560 Patricia Dr., Chesterfield Township.
Clinton-Macomb Public Library
• Before Michigan ran a legal lottery there existed underground numbers games operated by organized crime members and entrepreneurial individuals alike at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 Ken
Coleman will present ‘Under The Table: Numbers Running in Detroit One and highlight the story of Fannie Davis, who started her own numbers running enterprise in Detroit. To register, call 586-226-5040.
• Reading Challenge for Adults though Dec. 30, 2022. Readers can take the challenge to read six books from eight predetermined categories. Residents who complete the challenge will receive a completion pin and be entered to win a basket full of gift cards for a night on the town courtesy of CMPL. Join the challenge and start logging at cmpl.beanstack.org.
• CMPL is again offering the 1-2-3 program combining one topic, two communities and three age appropriate books that discuss a particular topic. This year is mental health. Programs will be offered throughout the year that focus on the importance of mental health. Books chosen are “Ruby Finds a Worry” by Tom Percival; “The Dark Matter of Mona Starr” by Laura Gulledge and “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” by Lori Gottlieb.
• The library is offering various virtual events that all require registration, which can be done at cmpl. libnet.info/events. A valid email address is required to access the events.
• CMPL is still offering usual book discussion groups and trivia nights online each month. Register for events online at cmpl.libnet.info/events or call 586226-5000.
CMPL Main Library is located at 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township.
CMPL is North Branch is at 54100 Broughton Road, Macomb Township.
CMPL South Branch located at 35679 South Gratiot, Clinton Township.
To register for programs, visit cmpl.libnet.info/events.
Eastpointe Public Library
• Author Paul Vachon presents, “Lost Restaurants of Detroit.” He talks about some of the favorite restaurants around Detroit in this program that was filmed at the library. It is available on the website cityofeastpointe.net/departments/eastpointe_memorial_library.php.
• The library is open for curbside service and phone reference service during regular hours. Patrons can place holds on items through the catalog or call to request materials. It is open to the public. Masks must be worn and social distancing practiced. Patrons will have access to library materials, computers, and copiers. Materials returned to the library must be placed in the drop box.
• The library is offering virtual storytimes. Those and book talks for different age groups are set. Themes will change each week and videos will be posted on the Facebook page which is accessible from the library website, cityofeastpointe. net/departments/eastpointe_memorial_library. php. Anyone who comments on a Facebook post will automatically be entered into a biweekly raffle. Raffle prizes are gift cards to local restaurants. Winners will be notified via Facebook message.
• Patrons who live in Eastpointe may call the library with specific requests or a general request of a genre or author they like for librarians to make material selections. Books, movies, music and magazines are available for check out. Contact the library from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 586-445-5096 to make a request. Eastpointe residents who do not have a library card can also contact the library.
The library is located at 15875 Oak Ave., Eastpointe. To contact the library call 586-445-5096.
Fraser Public Library
• St. John Lutheran School Choir will be at the library 2:15-4 p.m. Dec. 2 in front of the fireplace followed by milk and cookies and a fun craft upstairs.
• Drop in Holiday Craft: Perler bead snowflake ornaments 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 Stop in the library and make some Perler bead snowflake ornaments for your Holiday tree with this family friendly activity.
Library is open and curbside service is still available. Patrons are encouraged to wear masks while inside the building. Masks are available at the entrance if needed.
• For curbside service, a librarian will assist patrons and staff will get requested items. When arriving at the library, remain in the car and call the library again to tell a staff member you are outside, along with your car model and which pick up spot you are parked in.
• Items will be on a cart pushed by a staff member. Allow them to step at least six feet away before getting out to get materials. Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times.
• Materials brought back to the library must be placed in the drop box before or after the staff member comes outside. Returns will not be accepted on the cart for safety reasons.
• The library is open for curbside pick-up Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Patrons who wish to checkout materials should call the library (586293-2055) to checkout over the phone and then call again when they’re in the parking lot.
• Tutor.com services are available for homework assistance with tutors in a variety of subjects. Visit fraserpubliclibrary.org and under the resources tab, select online databases. Students who don’t have a library card can get a virtual library card from their school that will allow access to online library services, but not to check out books.
Librarians are available from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays to answer questions regarding the library’s online databases. They are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or live chat at Google Hangouts with the username email@example.com.
The library is located at 16330 14 Mile Road, Fraser.
Harrison Township Public Library
• Knitting and Crochet Circle 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesdays Nov. 22 and 29. Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome. Please bring your own project and supplies. Items are donated to charitable organizations and the group is also accepting donations of yarn, fleece or craft store gift cards. Group donates to charitable organizations like Beaumont Little Angels, Project Linus, Compassion
Pregnancy and more to give comfort items in times of need. Also accepting donations of Beanie Babies for children that are in need of comfort.
• Book Group ‘142 Ostriches’ by April Davila 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Call or register online to join.
• Friends Cookie Walk noon-2 p.m. Dec. 3. Library volunteers bake cookies and other treats to raise funds for library events. Holiday cookies and other baked goods will be available to purchase at $10 a pound.
• Preschool Storytime 10 a.m. Wednesdays Oct. 5-Dec. 14 (no storytime Nov. 23 and 30) For those ages 2-5 to join for fun, stories, rhymes, dancing and more. No registration required. Drop ins welcome.
Residents can request materials be delivered to their homes. Request materials, once notified they are ready for pickup, contact the library at 586-3291261 to set up delivery time.
While pickups are not being scheduled for library returns at the moment, returns can be given to volunteers at a scheduled dropoff. Deliveries cannot be left in common areas and residents of apartments and other multi dwellings should schedule deliveries for when they are home to accept them. Volunteers will not enter a home for any reason. Deliveries will be rescheduled during inclement weather for safety of materials and volunteers.
• The library has implemented allowing residents to check out WiFi hotspots, which will provide internet access wherever needed, expanding service beyond the walls of the library. The hotspots will allow those without Internet to check it out from the library. It’s a small device that can be used to access and connect wireless-enabled devices such as laptops, smartphones or tablets. They are portable and are available to borrow for 14 days and will carry a $1 a day late fee if not returned on time. Devices more than 24 hours late will be deactivated.
The library is located at 38255 L’Anse Creuse St., Harrison Township. Register for classes where required at htlibrary.org.
MacDonald Public Library
To sign up for programs or find more events, visit macdonaldlibrary.org and click on “Events.”
To contact the library, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 586-725-0273. The library is open and available for visits Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The library is located at 36480 Main St., New Baltimore.
Ray Township Library
• Friends of the Library and Historical Society has released its 2023 calendar titled ‘School Days: Lessons from Our Past’ which is available for purchase for $10 at the Ray Township offices and library as well as the Octagon House, Romeo Arts and Archives Center and Washington Museum. The calendar will feature historical images of the schools throughout the community, from the 1860’s one-room schoolhouses to the earliest Romeo Senior High School buildings as well as inspirational sayings on education and learning. There will be a Calendar Launch and used book sale from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 13 with proceeds going toward the Raise the Roof project for the Washington Historical Museum to remove and replace the original wood shingles and the asbestos slate tiles on the entire roof of the Museum. Proceeds from sales after Nov. 13 will benefit the Society in each community where the calendar is sold. For more information, call 586-749-7130.
The library is located at 64255 Wolcott Rd., Ray Township.
Roseville Public Library
• Christmas Workshop at the Library 4-8 p.m. Dec. 1. Evening of crafts, entertainment, prize drawings and treats to celebrate Christmas as well as attend Roseville’s annual Tree Lighting, Sing along and visit from Santa on the north side of city hall. enter the library from the Main entrance near Kelly Road.
• Booked For the Evening ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Erin Meeting Room and on Zoom. No registration required. Welcome to join even if you haven’t read the book. To join on Zoom use meeting ID 824 3372 8798.
• Masks are no longer required to be worn by the public, though still encouraged.
• Book Bundles for children. Fill in the form that can be found on the website, social media or in the newsletter and choose up to three topics or themes and a librarian will put together five books and place them on hold for you to pick up.
• Book Match Submit a Book Match form that can be found on the website, social media or in the newsletter. More detailed responses will result in better recommendations. After finishing the form expect to receive a custom reading list within 10 business days.
• Homework Help Tutor. com offers live assistance from tutors.
• Librarians are offering chat reference on Facebook at facebook.com/RosevillePublicLibraryMI. Library patrons may continue to ask questions through comments on the library’s Facebook page and via email at email@example.com or by calling 586-445-5407.
The library is located at 29777 Gratiot Ave., Roseville.
St. Clair Shores Public Library
• The Impact of Immigration on Hamtramck 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Hamtramck is one of the most diverse cities in America. Program explores Hamtramck’s special link to immigration and what life is like in Hamtramck today.
• The Records of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Family 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8. This presentation follows the well known pioneer family through their travels “Out West” and examines the records left behind just like your family. Learn how to broaden the records search for genealogical records through the story of pioneer icon Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. Program is free and open to the public
• 1st Stop for Tots will be at 10 a.m. Mondays on the grounds of the Selinksy-Green Farmhouse Museum includes 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and a story. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. To inquire if 1st Stop is cancelled, call the library at 586-771-9020 or check the library’s Facebook page.
• Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays or Wednesdays for children of all ages with an adult starting the week of Nov. 7 through the week of Dec. 5. Programs of stories and music. Registration is required and begins Oct.
31. Space is limited. Registration can be done in person, by calling 586-771-9020 or emailing SCSYouth@libcoop.net.
• Evening Storytime at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for children of all ages with an adult starting the week of Nov. 7 through the week of Dec. 5. Programs of stories and music. Registration is required and begins Oct.
31. Space is limited. Registration can be done in person, by calling 586-771-9020 or emailing SCSYouth@libcoop.net.
• Baby Storytime for children ages 0 to 18 months only on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. the week of Nov. 7 through the week of Dec.
5. Programs of stories and music. Registration is required and begins Oct. 31.
Space is limited. Registration can be done in person, by calling 586-771-9020 or emailing SCSYouth@libcoop.net.
• 1st Stop For Tots At Home kits. Families with children between the age of birth and age 3 that reside in St. Clair Shores can request a kit. They contain one board book, one Easy book, on shaky egg, once scarf, one set of bells, two rhythm sticks, one Basic Skills Practice Ring set, a rhyme booklet, a Tips sheet and TALK promotional materials for families to keep. To reserve a kit, call the library at 586-771-9020, stop at the Youth Services Desk or email SCSYouth@libcoop.net.
• The Youth Services department, with the help of grant funding, has created 14 Explorer packs for children and families to check out. Each pack contains learning tools, non fiction books, activity sheets, identification guides and other manipulatives centered on an outdoor activity. Topics include insects, bird watching, astronomy water, hiking, plants and rocks. To check out an Explorer pack or for more information, ask at the Youth Services Desk.
The library is located at 22500 E. 11 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores.
Shelby Township Library
• Teen Council helps create teen displays, decorates the library and plans teen events. Earn community service hours every month for attending. Meets the first Thursday of every month at Senior Citizen Park behind the library. To join, call the library to request an application at 586739-7414.
• After school Teen Hangout for those in grades 7-12 at 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Drop by after school to pay some board and party games.
• Technology Time for adults by appointment only. Services such as setting up