Halloween Events for the Entire Family at Dexter District Library

Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 am
Drop-In Halloween Story Time and Craft

Join us for 30 minutes of stories and music celebrating Halloween.  Geared for children ages six and under but everyone is welcome.  A simple craft will be provided following the program.  Registration is not required.

Saturday, October 26 at 11:00 am
Ventriloquist/Comedian Richard Paul Presents: The Ha Ha Halloween Show

This non-scary, ghoulishly funny, spectacular autumn show includes life size puppets, magic, music, awesome special effects and hilarious audience participation. For adults, teens and kids of all ages, registration is not required.

Thursday, October 31 at 10:30 am
Drop-In Family Story Time
Stop by the Library for 30 minutes of stories and songs about not-so-scary monsters and other make believe Halloween characters.  Costumes are optional, refreshments will be served afterwards.  Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, October 31 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
DDL @ Monument Park for Dexter’s Trick or Treat
Stop by our table in Monument Park and pick up some Library treats.

2019 Fall Events for Kids, Tweens and Teens

September
Fall Story Times Begin

Fall Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are full.

Drop-In Story Times for all ages will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 am in the lower level meeting room from September 19 to November 7.  There will also be a special evening Drop-In Story Times on Tuesday, October 22, at 6:30 pm.  Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend. Daycare Centers are welcome to all Drop-In Story Times.  Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Fall Story Times for children include picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child.

Friday, October 18  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Magic: The Gathering (MTG)
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for monthly MTG tournament-style games and pizza.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Registration is required beginning Friday, September 20. Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter. 

Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 am
Drop-In Halloween Story Time and Craft

Join us for 30 minutes of stories and music celebrating Halloween.  Geared for children ages six and under but everyone is welcome.  A simple craft will be provided following the program.  Registration is not required.

Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 pm
Drop-In Evening Story Time

Drop-In Evening Story Time will be held in the lower level meeting room on September 24 and October 22 at 6:30 pm. Geared for ages 6 and under but everyone is welcome to attend.  Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.  Drop-In Story Times for children include picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child. These events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 24 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace

This is a drop-In program for grades K through 8.  Make, build, craft and explore.  Participate in a variety of open-ended activities.  We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. Registration is not required.

Saturday, October 26 at 11:00 am
Ventriloquist/Comedian Richard Paul Presents: The Ha Ha Halloween Show

This non-scary, ghoulishly funny, spectacular autumn show includes life size puppets, magic, music, awesome special effects and hilarious audience participation.  For adults, teens and kids of all ages, registration is not required.

Thursday, October 31
DDL @ Monument Park for Dexter’s Trick or Treat

Stop by our table in Monument Park and pick up some Library treats.

Friday, November 1 at 11:00 am (schools closed)
Wild Swan Theater Presents:  Once Upon a Time

An engaging collection of favorite children’s classics including “Three Billy Goat’s Gruff,” “Reynard the Fox” and “The Three Little Pigs” sure to delight everyone. In true Wild Swan style, three performers and a musician create all the magic inherent in these timeless stories making this theater experience unforgettable.  All ages, registration is not required.

Friday, November 1 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Paint on Canvas

Adults and teens in grades 6 and up, stop by the Library and learn to paint.  Follow step-by-step instructions to paint a fall scene, adding your own touches to make it unique.  No painting experience needed, but be prepared to get creative. Light refreshments will be served. Registration begins Monday, October 7.

Saturday, November 2 at 11:00 am
Ukulele Club

All skill levels are welcome, including beginners in grades 4 through 12.Try out one of our ukuleles or bring your own and learn chords and song structure from Hudson Education Center for the Arts staff.  Registration is not required.

Saturday, November 2 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to get involved with the Library by attending our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings.  Help plan programs, organize community service projects, and volunteer at Library events.  This is a great opportunity to build up your resume and obtain volunteer hours.  Registration is required beginning Saturday, October 5, pizza lunch provided.

Tuesday, November 5 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
First Tuesday Lego Club

Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to spend an afternoon making their own Lego creations while visiting with old friends and making new ones.  Everyone is welcome – Legos will be provided by the Library.  Registration is not required.

Thursday, November 7 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
DIY Holiday Cards & Crafts

Tweens and teens in grades 5 through 12, get a jump on your holiday card making during this fun, hands-on program.  Light snacks provided, registration begins Monday, October 7.

Thursday, November 7 at 4:30 pm
Super Stories Book Club
This is a book appreciation group for grades K through 2.  We’ll share stories, have snacks and do activities.  This month’s theme is “Night”.  Registration is required beginning Thursday, October 10.

Friday, November 8 at 1:00 pm (schools early release)
Create a Journal
Kids in Grades 1 through 5 are invited to learn about different journaling techniques and then decorate their own journal to take home.  Registration begins Monday, October 14.

Thursday, November 14 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers

This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  Each month, we will read and discuss a book, have snacks and do activities.  This month we’re reading Lights, Camera, Cook! by Charise Mericle Harper. Registration is required, beginning Thursday, October 17.

Friday, November 15 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Preschool Makerspace

Children ages five and under, along with their caregivers, are invited to make, create and play at the Library.  Children will explore a variety of stations with open-ended activities designed to encourage early learning.  Registration is not required.  Caregivers must stay with their children.

Thursday, November 21 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace

This is a drop-In program for grades K through 8.  Make, build, craft and explore.  Participate in a variety of open-ended activities.  We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. Registration is not required.

Friday, November 22 at 11:00 am
Drop-In Thanksgiving Story Time and Craft
Join us for 30 minutes of stories and music celebrating Thanksgiving, food and families.  Geared for children ages six and under but everyone is welcome.  A simple craft will be provided following the program.  Registration is not required.

Wednesday, November 27 at 1:00 pm (schools early release)
Family Movie & Popcorn

Aladdin (2019)
Rated PG – 120 minutes

Thursday, November 28
Library is closed for Thanksgiving

 

Magic: The Gathering

Join us monthly for MTG tournament-style play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.  Prizes awarded to top players and pizza available to registered participants.  Everyone in grades 6 through 12 with knowledge of game play and rules is invited to attend.  Please check the Library’s Calendar for specific dates.   Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

Contact:  Diane Alson dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us
Location:  Dexter District Library, Lower Level

Ukulele Club

The Library’s Ukulele Club is held on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.   Everyone in grades 4 through 12 is welcome to attend, and parents are invited to participate if they wish.  All levels of play are welcome, including beginners.  Try out one of our ukuleles or bring your own and learn basic chords and song structure from Hudson Education Center for the Arts staff.  This is a drop-in program located on the lower level.

Contact:  Diane Alson dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a volunteer opportunity for teens in grades 7 through 12 to get involved at the Library.  Join us to help plan programs and volunteer at youth and teen events.  TAG meets on select Saturdays each month during the school year.  Check the events calendar for upcoming dates and times.   New members are always welcome, and a pizza lunch is provided.

Contact:  Diane Alson dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us
Location:  Youth Programming Room, main floor

Computer and Internet Access

teenzone

Computers for Public Use:

The Dexter District Library has 4 public use computer terminals for teens ages 13 through 17 located in the Teen Zone.  These computers have Windows 7 and are loaded with the Microsoft Office 2016 suite.  Full color printing is available for $0.20 a page.  Black & White printing is available at $0.10 a page.


General Rules for Internet Use:

  1. Hardware and Software settings may not be changed.
  2. Users will respect all copyright laws.
  3. Users saving files from the Internet to their own disks do so at their own risk. The Library assumes no responsibility for viruses transmitted from the Internet to disks through the use of Library computers.
  4. Any users caught hacking into computer systems or disrupting the functions of other computer systems will have their Internet use privileges revoked.
  5. Users will not use the Library terminals to violate any Federal, state or local laws or to engage in unethical behavior.
  6. Users can be held financially liable for damage to the Library’s equipment and software.

 

Wi-Fi Printing

The Dexter District Library now offers wi-fi printing compatible with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop!  For black and white, the price is $0.10 per page.  For full color, the price is $0.20 per page.  For directions on how to install the app, please click here.

Group Study Rooms

The Library has three group study rooms available on the second floor.  Groups may call ahead to reserve a room.  Reservations can be taken for the current week and the following week.  Every Monday, the next week opens up to reservations.

To reserve a group study room, please call 734-426-4477 and ask for the Adult Reference Desk.  For the study room policy, see attached:

Michigan Activity Pass

The “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” program is a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 60 arts and cultural organizations. The program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages through books and other library materials, and to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan, from Monroe to Mackinaw City to Marquette, and all points in between.  All passes are issued online through the MAP site:

http://michiganactivitypass.info