Event Calendar

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Independence Day (Library Closed)
Independence Day (Library Closed)
Jul 4 all-day
The library will be closed on this Tuesday in honor of Independence Day.
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Woodworking for Kids 10:30 am
Woodworking for Kids
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
As part of this year’s “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program, kids will be making a wood based craft donated by Home Depot of Houghton Lake. Home Depot staff members will at the library to teach kids how to … Continue reading
Book Club 1:00 pm
Book Club
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
RADL’s Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month. This month’s book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.
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Story Time 10:30 am
Story Time
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Miss Julie will be here for a fun snack, craft, and story.
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Cameron Zvarra Magic Show 10:30 am
Cameron Zvarra Magic Show
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
As part of RADL’s Summer Reading Program, Cameron Zvarra will make sure that you leave with a fun memory. Cameron’s show is jam packed with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music, and tons of audience participation! His show is designed for … Continue reading
Open Tech Hour 2:00 pm
Open Tech Hour
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
If you have any questions regarding any of your technological devices, feel free to stop in and one of our friendly staff members will be here to sit with you one on one and answer your questions.
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Beauty and the Beast (RADL Cinema) 2:00 pm
Beauty and the Beast (RADL Cinema)
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing … Continue reading
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SRP: Animal Habitats 10:30 am
SRP: Animal Habitats
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Beth Zuker, former teacher and Visiting Naturalist from Gahagan Nature Preserve, will be teaching kids about how animals build their homes, what they use, and other fun animal facts!
Michigan and the Civil War 5:30 pm
Michigan and the Civil War
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join Professor John Thiel to learn about Michigan’s involvement in the Civil War. Come to the library to learn about how your state made a difference in the Battle Between the States!
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Woodworking for Kids 10:30 am
Woodworking for Kids
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
As part of this year’s “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program, kids will be making a wood based craft donated by Home Depot of Houghton Lake. Home Depot staff members will at the library to teach kids how to … Continue reading
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Little Critter Story Time! 10:30 am
Little Critter Story Time!
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Little Critter will be at the library today! Join Miss Julie for a super, special awesome story time where Mercer Mayer’s main character will be joining us for crafts, photos, and snacks!
Trump and the World 4:30 pm
Trump and the World
Jul 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Professor Scott LaDeur for his program on President Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy and his administration’s approach to Russia, North Korea, the Middle East, Human Rights, and key figures you may hear of over the next 3-7 years.  
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Cirque Amongus 10:30 am
Cirque Amongus
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us at the library for a real live circus troupe!
Open Tech Hour 2:00 pm
Open Tech Hour
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
If you have any questions regarding any of your technological devices, feel free to stop in and one of our friendly staff members will be here to sit with you one on one and answer your questions.
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SRP: Camp Songs 10:30 am
SRP: Camp Songs
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The West Branch YMCA Summer Camp will be at the library today, hopefully outside for an hour of camp fun!
iPhone/iPad Class 3:00 pm
iPhone/iPad Class
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Library Director Casey Adams will be in the community room today to teach people the basics of using their Apple products, but will specifically focus on the iPad and iPhone. Topics discussed will be basics, tips and tricks you might … Continue reading
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Children’s Yoga 10:30 am
Children’s Yoga
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mariah Frye Colie from Stone Turtle Yoga will be at RADL for a children’s yoga class! Kids will learn to build a better body through fun movements and stretches.
Adult Trivia Night 5:30 pm
Adult Trivia Night
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join RADL for a super fun trivia night! Bring a team, come up with a fun team name, and prepare for fun!
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Story Time 10:30 am
Story Time
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Miss Julie will be here for a fun snack, craft, and story.
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Joel Tacey’s Magic Show 10:30 am
Joel Tacey’s Magic Show
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Joel’s Book Builder Magical Comedy brings eight builderific books to life! Featuring goofy gadgets, dazzling magic, wacky stunts, and lots of audience participation!
Open Tech Hour 2:00 pm
Open Tech Hour
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
If you have any questions regarding any of your technological devices, feel free to stop in and one of our friendly staff members will be here to sit with you one on one and answer your questions.
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SRP: Animal Habitats 10:30 am
SRP: Animal Habitats
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Beth Zuker, former teacher and Visiting Naturalist from Gahagan Nature Preserve, will be teaching kids about how animals build their homes, what they use, and other fun animal facts!
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SRP: Recycled Arts and Crafts 10:30 am
SRP: Recycled Arts and Crafts
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join RADL for a fun recycled arts and crafts event!
Viola Shipman Author Visit 3:00 pm
Viola Shipman Author Visit
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Viola Shipman/Wade Rouse will be at RADL today to discuss his latest book “The Hope Chest”! VIOLA SHIPMAN is a penname for Wade Rouse, a popular, award-winning memoirist. Rouse chose his grandmother’s name, Viola Shipman, to honor the woman whose heirlooms … Continue reading
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Story Time 10:30 am
Story Time
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Miss Julie will be here for a fun snack, craft, and story.
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SRP: Drummunity 10:30 am
SRP: Drummunity
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join in the beat for this “all hands on drums” program! We’ll have the instruments, you get to play them!
Open Tech Hour 2:00 pm
Open Tech Hour
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
If you have any questions regarding any of your technological devices, feel free to stop in and one of our friendly staff members will be here to sit with you one on one and answer your questions.
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Summer Reading Program Finale! 10:30 am
Summer Reading Program Finale!
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
All kids and families who participated in the Summer Reading Program are welcome to join us for a fun filled morning of prizes, carnival games, hot dogs, and more!
The Shack (PG-13) 2:00 pm
The Shack (PG-13)
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. … Continue reading