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PROGRAMS

 

The Iron Mountain Ford Motor Company, 1920-1951, with Bill Cummings
Thursday, February 27, 6:30 PM @ Main Branch

Local historian Bill Cummings will give a presentation on this interesting era of our region's past. This is part of a series, with another presentation scheduled for March and possibly April. For adults and teens.
 

Leap Year Game Day
Saturday, February 29, 9 AM-3 PM @ Main Branch

Celebrate 2020's extra day by playing board and card games at your library! We'll supply the games--just bring yourself and a few friends and you're all set! This is a drop-in program, so stop by at any time. For all ages.
 

March Reading Challenge
March 1-31 @ All Branches

How many books can you read in one month? This program encourages teens and adults to set their own reading goals; those who achieve their goal will be entered in a prize drawing! Simply register at any library branch to receive a bookmark on which you can record your goal. Return the bookmark by March 31 for a chance to win.
 

Opposite Tales Storytime
Mondays, March 2, 16, and 30, 10:30 AM @ North Dickinson Branch
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 10 AM & 11 AM @ Main Branch
Mondays, March 9 and 23, 10:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch

Learn all about opposite pairs such as big and little and day and night at these storytime sessions for children ages 0 to 5! We’ll offer stories, songs, crafts, and activities to inspire your child’s imagination and promote early literacy.
 

Bow Wows and Books
Monday, March 2, 6-7:30 PM @ Main Branch

Kids of all ages can practice reading aloud in a fun and accepting environment with friendly therapy dogs Thor and Clara! Please call the Main Branch at 906-774-1218 to reserve a 10-minute time slot with either or both dogs.
 

Tech Connect
Tuesday, March 3, 4 PM @ Main Branch
Thursday, March 5, 3:30 PM @ Solomonson Branch

This monthly program offers kids in grades 3 through 8 a chance to explore different design and building technologies. March sessions will focus on Snap Circuits, which give kids a hands-on introduction to the world of electronics. Take part in challenges that include building motors, lights, and more!
 

Directed Discussions
Thursday, March 5, 2-4 PM @ North Dickinson Branch
Thursday, March 12, 9-11 AM @ Solomonson Branch
Thursday, March 19, 9-11 AM @ Main Branch

This is your opportunity to speak with Library Director Megan Buck in an open forum. Stop by to say hello and bring questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding library services. No appointment is necessary.
 

11th Annual Prom Dress Swap
Saturday, March 7, 10 AM-3:30 PM @ Main Branch
Sunday, March 8, 1-4:30 PM @ Main Branch

Prom dreams come true at this annual event that allows teens in grades 9 through 12 to choose and keep a prom dress free of charge!
No donation is required to attend the swap or to take home a dress. However, anyone who donates an item will receive a ticket granting them admission to the first hour of the swap on Saturday. Ticket holders must be teens in grades 9 through 12. Those who do not donate may attend and choose a dress at any time after the first hour.
We will accept donations of gently used and clean prom dresses, shoes, and accessories at all library branches through Thursday, March 5. The Main Branch in Iron Mountain will accept donations through Friday, March 6. We appreciate dresses on a hanger, and please mark the size if the tag is missing.
If you have further questions, please call the Main Branch at 906-774-1218.
 

A Novel Bunch Book Club
Wednesday, March 11, 2 PM @ Solomonson Branch

New members are always welcome at our monthly book clubs! This month’s book is “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin. Even if you haven’t read the book, you can still listen in and vote on upcoming selections. Go to www.dcl-lib.org/norwaybookclub to view a reading guide and past selections.
 

Spectacular Science
Thursday, March 12, 3:30 PM @ Solomonson Branch
Tuesday, March 17, 4 PM @ Main Branch

Children in kindergarten through grade 2 will learn that science is both educational and fun in this monthly program that introduces simple STEM concepts through hands-on activities. We will feature a new theme each month.
 

Great Start Family Celebration
Friday, March 13, 5:30-7:30 PM @ Our Place Community Center at 217 West Hughitt Street in Iron Mountain.

We’ll have a table at this fun family event with a children’s craft and information about library services.
 

Dr. Seuss Celebration
Saturday, March 14
10:30 AM @ Solomonson Branch
1 PM @ Main Branch

Enjoy some classic Dr. Seuss stories, as well as crafts and activities, at this party for children in pre-school through grade 2. Plus, we’ll have a special guest reader at the Main Branch session!
 

Cozy Mystery Book Club Organizational Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2 PM @ Main Branch

Join our brand-new book club devoted to cozy mysteries! These are lighthearted murder mysteries that feature plenty of humor, no graphic elements, and an amateur sleuth who lives in a close-knit community. Think books by M.C. Beaton, Laura Childs, or Joanne Fluke. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please stop by the meeting and offer your input on what days you’d like to meet and what books you’d like to read! You can also ask questions beforehand by calling the Main Branch at 906-774-1218.
 

Odyssey Seekers Club: Cupcake Decorating
Saturday, March 21, 2-3 PM @ Main Branch

Get your chef hats and aprons ready as special guest baker Julie McConnell gives a cake decorating demonstration for kids in grades 3 and up! She will give a short lesson on how to make frosting roses, then participants will get to decorate their own cupcake to eat or take home. Attendance is capped at 23; please call the Main Branch at 906-774-1218 to register by Thursday, March 19.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 

Children's Book Author Visit: Nanette Paquette
Monday, March 23, 3 PM @ Main Branch

Children’s book author Nanette Paquette will stop by the Main Branch to discuss her book, “Not My Cookies,” which is based on her grandmother’s true story! She will have copies of the books available for purchase.
 

Page by Page Book Club
Tuesday, March 24, 6 PM @ Main Branch

New members are always welcome at our monthly book clubs! This month’s book is “Quiche of Death” by M.C. Beaton. Even if you haven’t read the book, you can still listen in and vote on upcoming selections. Go to www.dcl-lib.org/pbpbookclub to view a reading guide
and past selections.
 

The Iron Mountain Ford Motor Company, 1920-1951, with Bill Cummings
Thursday, March 26, 6:30 PM @ Main Branch

Local historian Bill Cummings will give a presentation on this interesting era of our region’s past. This is part of an ongoing series.
For adults and teens.
 

Level Up! Gamers Club
Friday, March 27, 3:30-5:30 PM @ Solomonson Branch
Saturday, March 28, 1-3 PM @ Main Branch

Calling all video game enthusiasts in grades 5 through 9! This month’s featured game is “Fortnite.” Other games will be available to play, depending on participants’ interests.
 

Money Smart Kids Storytime
Saturday, March 28, 10 AM & 11 AM @ Main Branch

Learn about earning, saving, and spending at these special storytime sessions for children ages 4 to 7. Participants will also decorate and take home their own bank, and receive a free book sponsored by the Michigan Credit Union Foundation! Children are encouraged to participate independently; attendance will be capped at 20 per session. Please call the Main Branch at 906-774-1218 beginning
Friday, March 13 to register.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Michigan Credit Union Foundation, and the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Credit Union.
 

The Dickinson County Library is teaming up with local organizations to create a Youth Community Calendar (YCC)
of Dickinson County! All youth oriented library programs will be posted on the calendar as well as on this page.
Visit the calendar to see a cross-section of Dickinson County youth events from various organizations!
 
 
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