Summer Reading Events for Adults

Posted on Jun 13, 2017


Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Directions: Log the time you spend reading this summer. Any time you read for three hours, fill out a timed reading ticket. Bring completed tickets back to the library and enter them in the prize drawing  container(s) of your choosing. Want to keep reading? Grab another set of tickets and keep reading. We will contact you by phone if you win a drawing. You can read anything you like– books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, ebooks, and graphic novels all count! (Please no children’s books.) For adults 18+.  

Program starts June 17, 2017 and ends August 17, 2017

Printable Calendar & Reading Log

Adult Calendar of Events Adult Logs/Tickets

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Preparing for your Outdoor Day Trip

Wednesday, June 14 from 1:30-2:30 PM

The essentials for your day pack and how to treat common injuries and medical emergencies when you’re in the wild.

Instructor: Jason Trojan, Community Relations Coordinator, Albion Community Ambulance. No Registration Required.

yarn in a basketYarn Craft Club

Mondays- June 19, July 17, August 21

5:30 PM in the Elsie Munro room

Bring your own project or start one with us. We have yarn, patterns, hooks, needles, and looms! Open to teens (ages 13-19) and adults.

colored pencils

Coloring your World

Tuesday, June 27 from 3:00-4:00 PM, Forks Senior Center

Recycling your Coloring. Coloring tools – what to use.

Instructor: Audrey Hoffman, Owner, Paper and I in downtown Marshall.  Off site: Forks Senior Center, 101 Albion St., Albion.  No Registration Required.

Henna Club

Saturday, July 1 from 2:00-4:00 PM

The ADL Henna Club meets during the summer and early fall at 2:00 p.m. in the Elsie Munro Room (upstairs). Join us for fun, refreshments, and to learn the basics of henna designs (mehndi) from around the world. Not artistically inclined?  That’s okay! We need both “artists” and “canvases.” Open to teens and adults of all experience levels.

New Home for Butterflies: Collaborative Cornerbutterfly

Wednesday, July 5 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Participate in a wild pollinator count and make a butterfly feeder to take home.

Host: David Green, Director, Whitehouse Nature Center, Albion College.  Craft Leader, Cindy Stanczak, Director, Albion District Library.  Off-site: Michigan Ave. by Biggby Coffee. No Registration Required.

lotusGentle Yoga (3-part series)

Saturday, July 8 from 1:30-2:30PM

Tuesday, July 11 from 2:00-3:00PM

Thursday, July 13 from 12:00-1:00PM

An introductory class for a healthier lifestyle.

Instructor: Nancy Michaels, Certified Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer.

Click here to register!

homemade spaHomemade Spa Day

Tuesday, July 11 from 6:30-7:45PM

Make homemade whipped body butter, bath bombs, face masks, etc.

Instructors: Gwen Tabb, Jamie Bernard, and Cindy Stanczak. Open to teens and adults.


Click here to register!

water dropBrown Bag Special Event: Protecting our Water

Wednesday, July 19 from 12:15-1:15PM

Discover what programs are protecting your inland lakes from aquatic invasive species (AIS).  Bring your lunch; the Library provides cookies and coffee. No Registration Required.

Presenter: Beth Clawson, MSU Natural Resources Water Quality and CBCW Coordinator Door Prize!

fresh herbsHerbs Used for Cooking & Health, Field Trip to Wooden Shoe Herb Farm

Tuesday, July 25 from 9:00AM-12:00PM

We’ve seen them in the spice rack, but how many ways can you use them? After the presentation, tour the farm and explore the herb store.  We advise comfortable dress and sunscreen.

Presenter: Brenda Ginther, Owner, Wooden Shoe Herb Farm. Off-site event, co-sponsored by Forks Senior Center. Van leaves Forks Senior Center at 9:00AM.

Click here to register!

essential oilsEssential Oils

Saturday, August 5 from 1:30-2:30PM

Introduction to essential oils and how they are used today.

Presenter:  Melissa Meszaros of Turtle Dove Holistic Care & Wellness.


Click here to register!

plant based dietBrown Bag Special Event: Power of the Plant

Wednesday, August 9 from 12:15-1:15PM

How a plant-based diet can reduce your risk of certain diseases.  Bring your lunch; the Library provides cookies and coffee.  No Registration Required.  Samples.

Presenter:  Lora Winowiecki, MS, RDN of Henry Ford Allegiance Health