Saturday, July 13, 2024

 Chad Allen Nichols

Chad Allen Nichols, 55 of Waterford, Michigan passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2024. A Memorial Service will be held at Herrmann Funeral Home at 1005 E. Grand River Ave in Fowlerville, Michigan on July 20th at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 am. A luncheon will follow at the American Legion #141 in Howell, MI.

Chad was raised in Fowlerville and graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1987. He is survived by his loving parents Tom and Nancy Nichols, sister ShayAnn and brother-in-law Doug Copley, step-sister Carman, and half-brothers Matthew and Tracy. He is also survived by nephews Michael and Matthew, niece Kelly, and the love of his life and shopping buddy, niece Ashleigh. He was preceded in death by his sister Shari, half-brother Travis and his grandparents.

Chad had so many friends in school. He really loved band and his dear Miss Palazzolo. But football was his passion, and when he could play no more after graduation, he became a diehard Detroit Lions fan and rarely missed a home game for many years. Chad was a tool and die maker and had been for 30 years before his passing.

Chad had friends in all walks of life and made friends everywhere he went. He was a member of the Moose #2685, American Legion #141and Eagles Aerie #3607and was an accomplished dancer in his younger years. He loved riding his motorcycle, whether by himself or on road trips with friends. Chad was on a trip supporting the nonprofit charity Rolling with Rhino at the time of his passing. Chad’s family would like to send out a special thank you to Dale Lappala and Gerald Hogg for being with him as he slipped away to heaven. They would also like to thank the rest of the riders for what they did.

The family asks attendees of the luncheon to show their Lions Pride by wearing Detroit Lions attire at the luncheon.

For those wishing to purchase flowers or make contributions to the family, they ask instead that you make a donation to the charity Rolling with Rhino in Chad’s honor. Donations can be made by visiting https://rwrhino.org

CArrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Mary Ann Lint

Mary Ann Irene Lint joined her late husband Wayne W. Lint and son Larry A. Lint on July 1st, 2024. Mary is survived by sons Gary (Valerie ) Lint, Robert Lint, Wayne (Charlotte) Lint, daughter Ruth Ann (David) Strunk, and daughter-in-law Pamela Gogol. Mary Ann is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Mary Ann was born February 17, 1929, in Detroit Michigan. She married Wayne W. Lint on April 23, 1949, upon which they shared 62 years of marriage before Wayne’s passing. Mary was loved by family and friends and was known for her happy and cheerful attitude. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Vessela Kapela Polka Band to perform at Williamston park on July 18th

The Williamston Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, July 18, at 7pm McCormick Park, with the Vesela Kapela Polka Band as the featured entertainment. This first-time event in Williiamston, is sponsored by the Canasta Club. Also featured is the Williamston Eagles.

Concerts are free and presented by the Williamston Area Beautification Fund. The 2024 Concert patrons are Granger Waste Services and Williamston Rotary. For a complete schedule go to FaceBook: Williamston Summer Concert Series.

Webberville & Williamston Libraries offering final Pop-Up Storytime

Join Miss Amanda and Miss Lauren from the Webberville and Williamston branches of Capital Area District Libraries for the final session of the Pop-Up Storytime Series this Tuesday, July 23, at 11am. The Dog Storytime will be at Joey’s Pet Outfitters, 980 E. Grand River, Williamston, followed by crafts with the wonderful ladies of Village Crafters. 

Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

For any questions, or to register for programs, call us at 517-223-9089

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STORYTIMES

Family Storytime (Ages 1-5)

Have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays ● 10am

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KIDS & FAMILY

Summer Reading Challenge

Readers of all ages and abilities are welcome to register for our 2024 Summer Reading Challenge. Read books and complete activities to win prizes. Register by visiting the library or online.

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Adventures in Chocolate (Ages 10+)

Do you have a sweet tooth? Enjoy a variety of chocolate, test out your taste buds by guessing candy bars, and enjoy chocolate trivia! Friday, Aug 9 ● 4:30-5:30pm

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Kid Adventure Series (Ages 6-12)

Join us for Under the Sea Magic Art Mon, July 22 ● 4pm

Join us to make a Constellation Jar Mon Aug 12 ● 4pm

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John Dudley Magic Camp (Ages 7-14)

Learn secrets to some cool magic tricks and take home a bag of tricks to "wow” your friends. Fri, July 26 ● 4:30 – 5:30pm

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First Friday Performance (All Ages)

Join us for a live performance by Kari Holmes-”Nashville Entertainer of the Year” to get your weekend off to a great start. Fri, Aug 2 ● 5 pm

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Chess Club

Join the Chess Club! The Mid-Michigan Jr. Chess Club will meet. Program runs through Aug. 31. Join us then for a pizza party at the end of Summer. Saturdays ● 1-3:30pm

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Lego Club (Ages 7-12)

Build your own Lego creations and complete challenges Thursdays ● 4pm

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Crochet Kits

Stop by the library on the 15th of the month to grab a themed crochet amigurumi kit. Provide your own hook and everything else is included. While supplies last.

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Graphic Novel Club (Ages 7-12)

Join Storm for a discussion on SMILE by Raina Telgemeier, Monday, Jul 15 ● 4-5pm

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Book Boxes (All ages)

Fill out the online form by visiting the events page on our website. Let the librarians pick a surprise selection of books for you. Register the first two weeks of every month to get next month’s box, which will be ready to pick up the first of the following month.

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TEENS

Teen Tuesdays at the Movies

Join us to watch SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT DYING together.

Tues July 30 ● 3pm

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Twitch Streaming (All Ages)

Join Connor and Tally and get sneak peeks of new games! Find us online - twitch.tv/fowlervillelibrary

Mondays ● 3:30-4:30pm

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Board Games with Connor (Age 10+)

Join Connor and friends for some after school fun.

Tuesdays ● 3-5pm

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Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 12-18)

Come play D&D 5th Edition! No prior experience needed.

Wednesdays ● 2:30-5pm

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Switch Free Play (Ages 10-18)

Open gaming time with the library's Switch.

Fridays ● 2:30-5 pm

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Fantastic Fungi (Ages 7-18)

Assemble your own little oyster mushroom bucket that can be harvested a few weeks later at home. Registration is required. Mon, July 29 ● 3-4pm

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ADULTS

Rag Wreath (Adults)

Join Jackie and Cindy to make a decorative wreath for your front door. Registration Required. Thurs Aug 1● 6:30pm

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Man-Eaters of Tsavo

Daniel L. McMaster, journalist, will be here to tell the true tale of a pair of man-eating lions that terrorized Tsavo, Kenya and halted construction of a railroad bridge in 1898. You won’t want to miss this engaging speaker. Thurs. Aug 22 ● 7-8pm

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Find Your People at the Library

Join us for this fun exploration of Ancestry, Library Edition.

Bring your laptop or use one of our computers. Tues, July 16 & Aug 13 ● 1pm

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Jam Session

Open Jam Sessions are becoming a monthly tradition here at the library. Led by community members who love to learn, share and connect; all levels, instruments and genres are welcome! Newcomers are encouraged to lead tunes when they feel called. Song leads call out chords and changes. Questions? Email kjdamerow@gmail.com, OPENJAM in the subject line. Tue July 16, & Aug 20 ● 5:30 – 7:00pm

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Cardmaking

Join Mary to make 4 greeting cards with the theme of “Adventure”. Registration is required. Thurs, July 25 ● 6:30 pm & Fri, July 26 ● 11am

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Scrapbooking (Adults)

Join Mary to scrapbook your favorite photos. Stay the whole time or for just a few hours. Everyone gets their own table. Registration is required. Sat, July 20 ● 10:30 – 3:30

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Shelf-Indulgence Book Group (Adults)

This is a traditional book discussion group. You can get a copy of the book at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss ART THIEF by Michael Finkle, Thurs, July 25 ● 2 pm

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Beyond the Book Discussion Group (Adults)

Book discussion plus movie or documentary. Books are available at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss SUITE FRANCAISE by Irene Nemirovsky, Thurs, Aug 8 ● 6:30pm

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Sewing with Patty (Adults)

Bring your sewing machine and learn from a pro. Registration is required. Fri, July 12 ● 10-2pm, Wed, July 17 ● 6-8pm

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FDL Oral History Project

Record your history with us as we capture the memories and stories of our residents. Call to schedule an audio interview, which can be done by a family member or staff and can include video.

Recordings will become part of the FDL historical collection.

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A Friendly Reminder

We are happy to be fine-free, however after 3 months the item will be withdrawn from our system and can no longer be returned. A library lost/replacement fee will be applied to the account. Please return your items on time so that others can enjoy them too. 

Saturday, July 6, 2024

 Webberville United Methodist Church holding Chicken Dinner

Webberville United Methodist Church, located at 4215 E. Holt Rd., is having a ‘drive through’ chicken dinner on Saturday, July 20. The dinner includes two pieces oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, roll and cookies. All for $10. The dinner will be served 5 to 7 pm or until we run out.

 Williamston Summer Concert Series features ‘Black Barn Band’ on July 11th

The Williamston Summer Concert Series continues Thursday, July 11, at 7pm in the McCormick Park with the ‘Black Barn Band.’ The band is consistently voted as one of Lansing area's top cover bands in the Lansing City Pulse. The Black Barn Band is sponsored by the Williamston Pub & Grill. The Pub invites you to order take out and a "To Go" beverage to enjoy the concert in the City's new Social District, which includes the concert area.

Concerts are free and presented by the Williamston Area Beautification Fund. The 2024 Concert patons are Granger Waste Services and Williamston Rotary. For a complete schedule go to FaceBook: Williamston Summer Concert Series.

 Webberville & Williamston Libraries offering Pop-Up Storytime Series

Join Miss Amanda and Miss Lauren from the Webberville and Williamston branches of Capital Area District Libraries have been travelling around town and through the countryside, performing storytimes at different locales in the community. Guest stars have or will include mechanics, mermaids, a Greek restaurant, a tractor and more.

All storytimes are on Tuesdays at 11am, followed by crafts with the wonderful ladies of Village Crafters. You can find the branches’ full calendar of events either at cadl.org or on Facebook.

July 16th- Tractor Storytime at Choice Farm Market

        4212 Holt Rd, Webberville

July 23rd- Dog Storytime at Joey’s Pet Outfitters

        980 E Grand River, Williamston

 Livingston Centre Historic Society to meet Thursday, July 11th

The Livingston Centre Historic Society will meet this coming Thursday, July 11th, inside Torch 180, 131 Mill St. in downtown Fowlerville, at 11:30 a.m. Interested people are always welcome in this effort to preserve Livingston County's history and maintain the Livingston Centre Historic Village.

The primary topic of discussion is the upcoming Fowlerville Family Fair. The committee will set the hours that the buildings will be open for tours during the week of July 22-27. Other items on the agenda include the Fall Fest (Saturday, 9/14) and the 3-day Window Workshop, (beginning Mon. Aug. 5). Continue to watch your Fowlerville News & Views for more details.

Village of Byron celebrates Bicentennial on July 12-13

The Village of Byron was founded around July 13, 1824 by Judge Samuel Dexter. What began as a mill town on the Shiawassee River has developed into a close-knit community ready to celebrate an impressive milestone. This party has been 200 years in the making, and the Bicentennial Committee has put together an exciting two-day event to celebrate the ‘small village with a big heart.’

The celebration will kick off on Friday, July 12th, with activities and food from downtown to Centennial Park (in front of the High School) going on from 5:00 pm to dark. A special ceremony will launch the party at 6:00 pm in the town square, including special guests, the opening of a time capsule, and the announcement of contest winners. At 6:15 pm, particpants and spectators should meet at the Post Office for the start of the 5k race and families can enjoy the Fun Zone from 5:00 pm until dark at the park.

Saturday, July 13th, starts at 11:00 am with the car and tractor show, historical tours and displays, and live events and activities at the Centennial Park, and concludes with a spectacular firework display at 10:00 pm, where your best viewing will be the home stands at the football stadium.

Join the Masons at noon on Saturday for a pig roast or check out the Boy Scout fun and food tent next to the Masonic Lodge from 2:00-7:00 pm. There will also be craft and food vendors by the park from noon until 6:00 pm.

Some highlights on Saturday include a corn hole tournament beginning at 11:00 am in the own square, the Fun Zone in the park from 11:00 am until dark, and the parade through downtown at 3:00 pm. Following the parade, join the Byron Robotics team as they demonstrate their robots and invite everyone to participate in their “Car Smash” fundraiser by the High School tennis courts.

The Cardboard Boat Regatta and Duck Race begin at 4:00 pm in the park by the river and a magic show follows from 5:30-6:15 pm at the park pavilion. There will be live music throughout the day, some during the car show at the Methodist Church from 11 am - 4:00 pm and some performances including Shiatown at the High School from 6:00-10:00 pm.

You can find a complete list of activities, how to register for events, and other important information at our Facebook page "Byron MI Bicentennial ", or scan the QR code below. A big thank you to our sponsors for your support and the Bicentennial Committee for your efforts to make this event a great time for all. 

 Donations sought for LESA’s ‘Backpack for Kids/Connect for Kids’ event

The Livingston Educational Service Agency is holding the 23rd Annual Backpacks for Kids/Connect for Kids event on Thursday, August 8th.

The event is organized by the Livingston Educational Service Agency and aims to provide essential school supplies to Livingston County students whose families are facing financial challenges.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community members, this event continues to thrive. We warmly invite you to join us in supporting local children by donating backpacks and school supplies.

On Friday, August 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., a Livingston ESA Bus will be stationed at Howell Walmart. We encourage families shopping for school supplies to consider picking up an extra set of pencils, a pack of paper, or even a backpack to contribute to our Annual Stuff the Bus Campaign.

Donations for the 2024 Livingston ESA “Backpacks for Kids” project are welcomed until August 1st. Drop off your contributions at the Livingston ESA’s Education Center, 1425 West Grand River Avenue, Howell, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. For more drop-off locations and donation information, please visit LivingstonESA.org and click on Community Resources/Backpacks for Kids.

Last year, your support allowed us to distribute over 1,500 backpacks filled with school essentials to students from Preschool through 12th Grade. This year, our goal remains to provide the same support to 1,500 students across Livingston County. It’s through the kindness of residents, churches, and local businesses like yours that we can make this event a true success.

Once again, the Backpacks for Kids event will be a drive-through experience on August 8th, across all five school districts. Look for further details on distribution as the date approaches.

For more information, please call (517) 540-6802 or visit LivingstonESA.org. Your continued support means the world to us and the children we serve.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

For any questions, or to register for programs, call us at 517-223-9089

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STORYTIMES

Family Storytime (Ages 1-5)

Have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays ● 10am

* * *

KIDS & FAMILY

Summer Reading Challenge

Readers of all ages and abilities are welcome to register for our 2024 Summer Reading Challenge. Read books and complete activities to win prizes. Register by visiting the library or online.

* * *

Kid Adventure Series (Ages 6-12)

Join us for Bubblepalooza Mon, July 8 ● 4pm

Join us for Under the Sea Magic Art Mon, July 22 ● 4pm

Join us to make a Constellation Jar Mon Aug 12 ● 4pm

* * *

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Fun with Adventures in Magic:

Magician John Dudley will wow & excite you! Sat, July 13 ● 10:30-11:30am

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John Dudley Magic Camp (Ages 7-14)

Learn secrets to some cool magic tricks and take home a bag of tricks to "wow” your friends. Fri, July 26 ● 4:30 – 5:30pm

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First Friday Performance (All Ages)

Join us for a live performance by Kari Holmes-”Nashville Entertainer of the Year” to get your weekend off to a great start. Fri, Aug 2 ● 5 pm

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Chess Club

Join the Chess Club! The Mid-Michigan Jr. Chess Club will meet. Program runs through Aug. 31. Join us then for a pizza party at the end of Summer. Saturdays ● 1-3:30pm

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Lego Club (Ages 7-12)

Build your own Lego creations and complete challenges Thursdays ● 4pm

* * *

Crochet Kits

Stop by the library on the 15th of the month to grab a themed crochet amigurumi kit. Provide your own hook and everything else is included. While supplies last.

* * *

Graphic Novel Club (Ages 7-12)

Join Storm for a discussion on SMILE by Raina Telgemeier, Monday, Jul 15 ● 4-5pm

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Book Boxes (All ages)

Fill out the online form by visiting the events page on our website. Let the librarians pick a surprise selection of books for you. Register the first two weeks of every month to get next month’s box, which will be ready to pick up the first of the following month.

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TEENS

Teen Tuesdays at the Movies

Join us to watch SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT DYING together.

Tues July 30 ● 3pm

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Twitch Streaming (All Ages)

Join Connor and Tally and get sneak peeks of new games! Find us online - twitch.tv/fowlervillelibrary

Mondays ● 3:30-4:30pm

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Board Games with Connor (Age 10+)

Join Connor and friends for some after school fun.

Tuesdays ● 3-5pm

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Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 12-18)

Come play D&D 5th Edition! No prior experience needed.

Wednesdays ● 2:30-5pm

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Switch Free Play (Ages 10-18)

Open gaming time with the library's Switch.

Fridays ● 2:30-5 pm

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Solar Oven & Butter Making (Ages 12-18)

Learn how to make and use your own solar oven and how to make your own butter to go with it. All materials are provided and are yours to take home. Sat, June 29 ● 2 pm

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Fantastic Fungi (Ages 7-18)

Assemble your own little oyster mushroom bucket that can be harvested a few weeks later at home. Registration is required. Mon, July 29 ● 3-4pm

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ADULTS

Rag Wreath (Adults)

Join Jackie and Cindy to make a decorative wreath for your front door. Registration Required. Thurs Aug 1● 6:30pm

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Find Your People at the Library

Join us for this fun exploration of Ancestry, Library Edition.

Bring your laptop or use one of our computers. Tues, July 16 ● 1pm

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Jam Session

Join Mr. Damerow for some musical collaboration. Bring your horn, keyboard, harmonica, or whatever you have and join the fun. Tue July 16, & Aug 20 ● 5:30 – 7:00pm

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Cardmaking

Join Mary to make 4 greeting cards with the theme of “Adventure”. Registration is required. Thurs, July 25 ● 6:30 pm & Fri, July 26 ● 11am

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Scrapbooking (Adults)

Join Mary to scrapbook your favorite photos. Stay the whole time or for just a few hours. Everyone gets their own table. Registration is required. Sat, July 20 ● 10:30 – 3:30

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Shelf-Indulgence Book Group (Adults)

This is a traditional book discussion group. You can get a copy of the book at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss ART THIEF by Michael Finkle, Thurs, July 25 ● 2 pm

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Beyond the Book Discussion Group (Adults)

Book discussion plus movie or documentary. Books are available at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss ARGYLLE by Elly Conway, Thurs, July 11 ● 6:30pm

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Sewing with Patty (Adults)

Bring your sewing machine and learn from a pro. Registration is required. Fri, July 12 ● 10-2pm, Wed, July 17 ● 6-8pm

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FDL Oral History Project

Record your history with us as we capture the memories and stories of our residents. Call to schedule an audio interview, which can be done by a family member or staff and can include video.

Recordings will become part of the FDL historical collection.

* * *

A Friendly Reminder

We are happy to be fine-free, however after 3 months the item will be withdrawn from our system and can no longer be returned. A library lost/replacement fee will be applied to the account. Please return your items on time so that others can enjoy them too.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

 Edward M. Slayden

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Eddie Slayden, born May 9, 1965 in Howell, MI, peacefully departed this world on June 14, 2024.

He is survived by many family and friends who will continue to cherish his memory and tell his stories.

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 27th at 10045 Alans Drive, Fowlerville, MI starting at 2:00 p.m.

‘Concerts at the Courthouse’ begins on Friday, July 5th with duo

‘Concerts at the Courthouse’ begins this Friday, July 5th with Laurie & Rusty Wright. The series is presented by the Livingston Arts Council. A variety of local area musicians take center stage each Friday night throughout the summer at the Howell Courthouse Amphitheater, 200 E. Grand River in Howell on the Courthouse lawn! This free event features rock, country and classic tribute musical entertainment. Celebrating 25 years of bringing music to Livingston County! Show begins at 7:00 pm, bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the show!

Big Red Barrel available for unused medication & needle disposal July 13th

The Big Red Barrel will be at Recycle Livingston Saturday July 13, 2024 from 9 am to 1 am to collect unused medications and used needles. Recycle Livingston is located at 170 Catrell Drive in Howell. This is a free service. No questions asked. Put pills in a zip lock container, they can be mixed together. We prefer not to have the medicine container. Keep liquid medications separate. Dump into a zip lock bag with enough paper towel to soak up the liquid. Needles must be the proper disposal container, either purchased from a pharmacy or use a plastic laundry detergent bottle. Reseal the bottle and tape it. Do your part to keep medications from being abused. Do not flush unused medication. The Big Red Barrel Project is part of Livingston County Community Alliance.

‘The ‘Bishop’s Wife”: A dramatic reading planned July 14th in Howell

‘The Bishop's Wife: a dramatic reading of the much-loved comedy . will be performed on Sunday, July 14 at the Community Theatre of Howell. Go to www://cththeatre.org for more information. This is a FREE EVENT. No ticket or reservation is required. CTH is located at 1400 W. Grand River, Howell. Come prepared to when a angel comes to Earth to help - but not necessarily in the way the Bishop would prefer.

Crews making repairs to CSX Rail crossings in Fowlerville area

The Livingston County Road Commission is warning drivers in Handy and Howell Townships of various CSX Railroad crossing projects, such as grade crossing repairs. Beginning July 1, CSX crews will be working at the crossings at Emmons Road and Warner Road. Work is scheduled to wrap up July 2. The crossings at Hogback Road and Cemetery Road will follow July 2-3. Van Riper Road is scheduled July 3-4. Work wraps up July 8-9 on Potts Road, Nicholson Road and Wheeler Road. Signs will be placed near the crossings by the railroad in advance of the start date to notify motorists of the upcoming closures.

 Meridian Community Band to perform at Williamston Concert Series July 4th

The Williamston Summer Concert Series continues Thursday, July 4 at 7pm in the McCormick Park with the traditional Meridian Community Band. The 50-piece group plays show tunes, classics and patriotic anthems.. The Meridian Band is sponsored by American Legion Post 296.

Concerts are free and presented by the Williamston Area Beautification Fund. The 2024 Concert patons are Granger Waste Services and Williamston Rotary. For a complete schedule go to FaceBook: Williamston Summer Concert Series.

 Webberville & Williamston Libraries offering Pop-Up Storytime Series

Join Miss Amanda and Miss Lauren from the Webberville and Williamston branches of Capital Area District Libraries have been travelling around town and through the countryside, performing storytimes at different locales in the community. Guest stars have or will include mechanics, mermaids, a Greek restaurant, a tractor and more.

All storytimes are on Tuesdays at 11am, followed by crafts with the wonderful ladies of Village Crafters. You can find the branches’ full calendar of events either at cadl.org or on Facebook.

July 9th- Horse Storytime at Sandalwood Ranch

        3725 Norris Rd, Williamston

July 16th- Tractor Storytime at Choice Farm Market

        4212 Holt Rd, Webberville

July 23rd- Dog Storytime at Joey’s Pet Outfitters

        980 E Grand River, Williamston

 Livingston County Genealogical Society holdnig in-person meeting July 11th

The Livingston County Genealogical Society will hold an in-person meeting, July 11th at 7pm at the First United Methodist Church in Howell, 1230 Bower Street.

We will also offer a zoom link to this meeting; the link may be found on our Facebook page the week of the meeting. All are welcome.

Tom Koselka will present “Finding Records of your Detroit and Wayne County Ancestors”. Many researchers have ancestral ties to Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan, leading to a trail of records left behind by their predecessors. This session delves into the extensive records associated with our ancestors.

We will investigate the origins of these records, the information they contain their custodians, the purpose behind their creation, their historical span and how they can significantly enhance our genealogical research. Additionally we will explore the accessibility of these records online and methodologies for procuring images or copies of materials housed within repositories."

 Sign up for Fowlerville Family Fair’s Homemaker of the Year Contest

The Fowlerville Family Fair 2024 Homemaker of the Year Contest will be taing place on Monday, July 22nd. Judging will be held on the fairgrounds during the Family Kick-off Program that takes place in the Finlan Gazebo.

Contestants must turn in a completed application by Thursday, July 18th. The application is available on the fair’s web site: fowlervillefamilyfair.org or at the fair office.

Also, they need to bring one homemade or handmade item to the judging that they have created. Examples are: Baked goods, canned food, photography, painting, floriculture, and needle crafts

Those taking part in the contest will meet with a panel of judges for an interview that day. The first round will be held at the fairgrounds, but offsite from the program. Contestants will then be brought onstage for a follow-up question with the winner being announced.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

For any questions, or to register for programs, call us at 517-223-9089

* * *

STORYTIMES

Family Storytime (Ages 1-5)

Have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays● 10am

* * *

KIDS & FAMILY

Summer Reading Challenge

Readers of all ages and abilities are welcome to register for our 2024 Summer Reading Challenge. Read books and complete activities to win prizes. Register by visiting the library or online.

* * *

Kid Adventure Series (Ages 6-12)

Join us for BubblepaloozaMon, July 8 ● 4pm

Join us for Under the Sea Magic Art Mon, July 22 ● 4pm

* * *

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Fun with Adventures in Magic:

Magician John Dudley will wow & excite you! Sat, July 13 ● 10:30-11:30am

* * *

John Dudley Magic Camp (Ages 7-14)

Learn secrets to some cool magic tricks and take home a bag of tricks to "wow” your friends. Fri, July 26 ● 4:30 – 5:30pm

* * *

First Friday Performance (All Ages)

Join us for a live performance by Kari Holmes-”Nashville Entertainer of the Year” to get your weekend off to a great start. Fri, Aug 2 ● 5 pm

* * *

Chess Club

Join the Chess Club! The Mid-Michigan Jr. Chess Club will meet. All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced!Saturdays● 1-3:30pm

* * *

Lego Club (Ages 7-12)

Build your own Lego creations and complete challenges Thursdays ● 4pm

* * *

Crochet Kits

Stop by the library on the 15th of the month to grab a themed crochet amigurumi kit. Provide your own hook and everything else is included. While supplies last.

* * *

Graphic Novel Club (Ages 7-12)

Join Storm for a discussion on SMILE by Raina Telgemeier, Monday, Jul 15● 4-5pm

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Book Boxes (All ages)

Fill out the online form by visiting the events page on our website. Let the librarians pick a surprise selection of books for you. Register the first two weeks of every month to get next month’s box, which will be ready to pick up the first of the following month.

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TEENS

Teen Tuesdays at the Movies

Join us to watch SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT DYING together.

Tues July 30● 3pm

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Crafting (Teens)

Join Mary and drop in to make crafts such as sewing, resin jewelry, bow making, diamond painting, and much more!

Wednesdays● 2:30-4:00 pm

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Twitch Streaming (All Ages)

Join Connor and Tally and get sneak peeks of new games! Find us online - twitch.tv/fowlervillelibrary

Mondays● 3:30-4:30pm

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Board Games with Connor (Age 10+)

Join Connor and friends for some after school fun.

Tuesdays ● 3-5pm

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Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 12-18)

Come play D&D 5th Edition! No prior experience needed.

Wednesdays ● 2:30-5pm

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Switch Free Play (Ages 10-18)

Open gaming time with the library's Switch.

Fridays● 2:30-5pm

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Fantastic Fungi (Ages 7-18)

Assemble your own little oyster mushroom bucket that can be harvested a few weeks later at home. Registration is required. Mon, July 29 ● 3-4pm

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ADULTS

Rag Wreath (Adults)

Join Jackie and Cindy to make a decorative wreath for your front door. Registration Required. Thurs Aug 1● 6:30pm

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Find Your People at the Library

Join us for this fun exploration of Ancestry, Library Edition.

Bring your laptop or use one of our computers.Tues, July 16 ● 1pm

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Jam Session

Join Mr. Damerow for some musical collaboration. Bring your horn, keyboard, harmonica, or whatever you have and join the fun. Tue July 16 & Aug 20●5:30 – 7:00pm

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Cardmaking

Join Mary to make 4 greeting cards with the theme of “Adventure”. Registration is required. Thurs,July 25● 6:30 pm & Fri, July 26● 11am

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Scrapbooking (Adults)

Join Mary to scrapbook your favorite photos. Stay the whole time or for just a few hours. Everyone gets their own table. Registration is required. Sat, July 20● 10:30 – 3:30

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Shelf-Indulgence Book Group (Adults)

This is a traditional book discussion group. You can get a copy of the book at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss ART THIEF by Michael Finkle, Thurs, July 25 ● 2 pm

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Beyond the Book Discussion Group (Adults)

Book discussion plus movie or documentary. Books are available at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss ARGYLLE by Elly Conway, Thurs, July 11● 6:30pm

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Sewing with Patty (Adults)

Bring your sewing machine and learn from a pro. Registration is required. Fri, July 12● 10-2pm, Wed, July 17● 6-8pm

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FDL Oral History Project

Record your history with us as we capture the memories and stories of our residents. Call to schedule an audio interview, which can be done by a family member or staff and can include video.

Recordings will become part of the FDL historical collection.

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A Friendly Reminder

We are happy to be fine-free, however after 3 months the item will be withdrawn from our system and can no longer be returned. A library lost/replacement fee will be applied to the account. Please return your items on time so that others can enjoy them too.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

 Bonnie ‘Baughan’ Wise

Bonnie (Baughan) Wise, age 78, went to heaven on Sunday, June 16 after navigating a long illness with grace and courage. Born January 16, 1946 in Detroit, Bonnie and her family moved to the Fowlerville area when she was 8 years old, and she has been an active part of the community since that time. She graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1964, and married her childhood sweetheart and best friend, Lenny Wise in 1965. Together they brought two daughters into the world: Heather and Heidi.

Bonnie was a stay-at-home Mom until she began her 30-year career as a real estate agent in the 1980s, and later became an associate broker. Many people in Livingston County found their forever homes with her as their patient guide through the process.

Bonnie had an active mind and a great sense of humor, and generally had a smile on her face for everyone she met. Bonnie was an avid gardener, and her perennial gardens were a magical sight to behold. She was a gifted seamstress and taught sewing to scores of local children in 4-H for many years. She was an active member of St. Agnes Catholic Church since childhood and enjoyed volunteering her time to keep the church grounds blooming and beautiful.

Friends and family were of the utmost importance to her, and she will forever be Aunt Bonnie to generations – some related and many who were not. Those who called her Grandma, however, truly owned her heart and could do no wrong. Joshua Scott, Chance Lipski and Morgan Lipski will forever have the memories of vacations with Grammy and Papa, golf-cart rides, movies and huge bowls of popcorn during numerous “Grammy Nights,” which will continue to fill their hearts with love for their grandmother, even though she no longer walks among us.

Bonnie was preceded in death by Lenny, her beloved husband of nearly 50 years; her parents Agnes and Donald R. Baughan; her younger sister Nancy Baughan; and parents-in-law Inez and Martin Wise. She is survived by her children Heidi Wise and Heather Wise (Craig Lipski); her grandchildren and granddaughter-in-law Katie Scott; great-grandchildren Rylie and Ivy Scott; five brothers and sisters (Don, John, Patrick, and Lori Baughan, and Peggy Hasenbusch); her siblings-in-law Marsha and Alan Walsh, Deanna and Kyle Cruse, and Larry and Norene Wise; and numerous nieces and nephews and their progeny.

Visitation and Rosary was held at the Herrmann Funeral Home in Fowlerville on Thursday, June 20th from 4 to 7 p.m. A viewing took place on Friday, June 21st at 10:00 a.m., just prior to the funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery occurred immediately after the mass, which was followed by a luncheon at the St. Agnes Lothamer Parish Center.

 Herman C. Yost

Herman C. Yost, age 92 of Owosso, formerly of Fowlerville, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at his home. Herman was born May 27, 1932 in Indianapolis, the son of Marion and Florence Yost. He graduated from Western High School, class of 1950, earned a Masters Degree from Wayne State University and proudly served in the United States Coast Guard.

He married Shirley Kearns in Detroit on May 15, 1954, who predeceased Herman on December 10, 2021.

Herman worked at Detroit Police for 25 years, was a real estate agent, earned his builders license, as well as working as a public school teacher, and as a pastor before he retired to care for his wife.

Herman was well known and enjoyed helping people in his hometown of Fowlerville. Through the years he was a volunteer firefighter, involved with both the Livingston Literacy Council and American Red Cross, plus volunteered for the Fowlerville Fairgrounds Livingston Centre Historic Village.

Herman is survived by his daughters Susan (Paul) Guaresimo, Janet Yost and Sharon (Sharry) Lauerman; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; other loving friends and family.

He was predeceased by his wife, brother, and infant son.

Visitation was held on Father’s Day, June 16, 2024 from 3 to 6 pm at Nelson House Funeral Home. Burial followed on June 21, 2024, with military honors before the procession to Great Lakes National Cemetery.

An informal reception followed burial at Owosso First Nazarene Church. The family has asked those present e to share their memory of Herman.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Meals on Wheels. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Nelson-House.com.

 Fowlerville District Library offers Teen Summer Programs

The Fowlerville District Library is offering Teen Summer Programs. On the last Tuesday of the month there’ll be movies.

     June 25- ‘Sungeons & Dragons: Honore Among Theives’

     July 30- ‘Sometimes I Think About Dying’

     August 27- ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

In addition, ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ is offered on Wednesdays thru August from 2:30-5pm, while ‘Switch Free Play’ is offered on Fridays thru August from 2:30-5pm

‘Solar Oven and Butter Making’ is scheduled for Saturday, June 29th from 2:30-3:30pm


‘Adventure Ducks’ offered by Fowlerville District Library for those traveling

Going somewhere this summer?

If so, take an ‘adventure duck’ with you (available at the Fowlerville District Library) and take a picture of your duck on adventure. Send it to the library to post on its social media pages over Facebook messenger or email to s.kopitsch@fowlervillelibrary.org

 Webberville & Williamston Libraries offering Pop-Up Storytime Series

Join Miss Amanda and Miss Lauren from the Webberville and Williamston branches of Capital Area District Libraries will be travelling around town and through the countryside, performing storytimes at different locales in the community. Guest stars will include mechanics, mermaids, a Greek restaurant, a tractor and more.

All storytimes are on Tuesdays at 11am, followed by crafts with the wonderful ladies of Village Crafters. You can find the branches’ full calendar of events either at cadl.org or on Facebook.

June 25th- Picnic Storytime at McCormick Park

         123 High St, Williamston

July 9th- Horse Storytime at Sandalwood Ranch

        3725 Norris Rd, Williamston

July 16th- Tractor Storytime at Choice Farm Market

        4212 Holt Rd, Webberville

July 23rd- Dog Storytime at Joey’s Pet Outfitters

        980 E Grand River, Williamston

 The Chelsea House Orchestra to perform at Williamston Concert

The Williamston Summer Concert Series continues this Thurday, June 27 at 7p.m. at McCormick Park with The Chelsea House Orchestra. The wonderful group of student musicians play energic Celtic melodies. CHO is sponsored by local residents Ray and Ann Lemmen.

Concerts are free and presented by the Williamston Area Beautification Fund. The 2024 Concert patons are Granger Waste Services and Williamston Rotary. For a complete schedule go to FaceBook: Williamston Summer Concert Series.

 Oak Grove United Methodist Church serving annual 4th of July Breakfast

Oak Grove United Methodist Church will be serving their annual 4th of July Breakfast on Tuesday, July 4, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Come enjoy scrambled eggs, pancakes with toppings, sausage, applesauce and beverages for a free-will offering. During the meal, enjoy the music of the Michigan Troubadour from 8:30-9:30am.

The Cohoctah parade will follow at 11 a.m. Come visit our booth! Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 6686 Oak Grove Rd, Howell (5 miles north of M-59). Any questions, please call the church office at 517-546-3942.

Livingston Fine Art Association to hold meeting June 25th

The Livingston Fine Art Association meeting will be held Tuesday, June 25th at the Commons Building at Cleary University, Room 3. Park in Lot C and there will be signs to guide you to Room 3. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting begins at 7:00pm.

There will be an instructional program about better drawing. A short business meeting and a discussion of members artwork will follow. All artists and those interested in the arts are invited.

See our website at: https://livfineart.com/ 

 Fowlerville District

Library News

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

For any questions, or to register for programs, call us at 517-223-9089

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STORYTIMES

Family Storytime (Ages 1-5)

Have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing! Tuesdays & Wednesdays ● 10am

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KIDS & FAMILY

Summer Reading Challenge

Readers of all ages and abilities are welcome to register for our 2024 Summer Reading Challenge. Read books and complete activities to win prizes. Register by visiting the library or online.

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Kid Adventure Series (Ages 6-12)

Join us to Create Your Own Secret Code - Mon, June 24 ● 4pm. Join us for Bubblepalooza - Mon, July 8 ● 4pm

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First Escape Room: Adventure with Scooby-Doo! (Ages 5-9)

The gang is close to solving the mystery. Can you help? No prior knowledge of Scooby-Doo is required to play. Registration is required. Fri, June 28 ● 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5, 5:30pm

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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Fun with Adventures in Magic: Magician John Dudley will wow & excite you! Sat, July 13 ● 10:30-11:30am

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John Dudley Magic Camp (Ages 7-14)

Learn secrets to some cool magic tricks and take home a bag of tricks to "wow” your friends. Fri, July 26 ● 4:30–5:30pm

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First Friday Performance (All Ages)

Join us for a live performance by Kari Holmes- "Nashville Entertainer of the Year” to get your weekend off to a great start. Fri, Aug 2 ● 5 pm

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Chess Club

Join the Chess Club! The Mid-Michigan Jr. Chess Club will meet. All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced! Saturdays ● 1-3:30pm

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Lego Club (Ages 7-12)

Build your own Lego creations and complete challenges Thursdays ● 4pm

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Crochet Kits

Stop by the library on the 15th of the month to grab a themed crochet amigurumi kit. Provide your own hook and everything else is included. While supplies last.

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New Graphic Novel Club (Ages 7-12)

Join Storm for a discussion on SMILE by Raina Telgemeier, Monday, Jul 15 ● 4-5pm

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Book Boxes (All ages)

Fill out the online form by visiting the events page on our website. Let the librarians pick a surprise selection of books for you. Register the first two weeks of every month to get next month’s box, which will be ready to pick up the first of the following month.

* * *

TEENS

Teen Tuesdays at the Movies

Join us to watch DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES together. Tues June 25 ● 3pm

* * *

Solar Oven & Butter Making (Ages 12-18)

Learn how to make and use your own solar oven and how to make your own butter to go with it. Take home what you make. Saturday June 29 ● 2-3:30 pm

* * *

Crafting (Teens)

Join Mary and drop in to make crafts such as sewing, resin jewelry, bow making, diamond painting, and much more!

Wednesdays ● 2:30-4:00 pm

* * *

Twitch Streaming (All Ages)

Join Connor and Tally and get sneak peeks of new games! Find us online - twitch.tv/fowlervillelibrary

Mondays ● 3:30-4:30pm

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Board Games with Connor (Age 10+)

Join Connor and friends for some summer fun.

Tuesdays ● 3-5pm

* * *

Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 12-18)

Come play D&D 5th Edition! No prior experience needed.

Wednesdays ● 2:30-5pm

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Switch Free Play (Ages 10-18)

Open gaming time with the library's Switch.

Fridays ● 2:30-5 pm

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Fantastic Fungi (Ages 7-18)

Assemble your own little oyster mushroom bucket that can be harvested a few weeks later at home. Registration is required. Mon, July 29 ● 3-4pm

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ADULTS

Rag Wreath (Adults)

Join Jackie and Cindy to make a decorative wreath for your front door. Registration Required. Thurs Aug 1 ● 6:30pm

* * *

Find Your People at the Library

Join us for this fun exploration of Ancestry, Library Edition.

Bring your laptop or use one of our computers. Tues, July 16 ● 1pm

* * *

Jam Session

Join Mr. Damerow for some musical collaboration. Bring your horn, keyboard, harmonica, or whatever you have and join the fun. Tues, July 16, & Aug 20 ● 5:30 – 7:00pm

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Cardmaking

Join Mary to make 4 greeting cards with the theme of “Summer”. Registration is required. Thurs, June 27 ● 6:30 pm & June 28 Fri ● 11am

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Scrapbooking (Adults)

Join Mary to scrapbook your favorite photos. Stay the whole time or for just a few hours. Everyone gets their own table. Registration is required. Sat, July 20 ● 10:30 – 3:30

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Shelf-Indulgence Book Group (Adults)

This is a traditional book discussion group. You can get a copy of the book at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss INMATE by Frieda McFadden, Thurs, June 27 ● 2 pm

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Beyond the Book Discussion Group (Adults)

Book discussion plus movie or documentary. Books are available at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss ARGYLLE by Elly Conway, Thurs, July 11 ● 6:30pm

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Sewing with Patty (Adults)

Bring your sewing machine and learn from a pro. Registration is required. Fri, July 12 ● 10-2pm, Wed, June 17● 6-8pm

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FDL Oral History Project

Record your history with us as we capture the memories and stories of our residents. Call to schedule an audio interview, which can be done by a family member or staff and can include video. Recordings will become part of the FDL historical collection.

* * *

A Friendly Reminder

We are happy to be fine-free, however after 3 months the item will be withdrawn from our system and can no longer be returned. A library lost/replacement fee will be applied to the account. Please return your items on time so that others can enjoy them too.

Saturday, June 15, 2024

 Donations being requested for Silent Auction at Webberville Library

Plan now for donating to the Friends of the Webberville Library Silent Auction fundraiser coming November 4 through November 26. We are asking for original artwork, homemade craft items, themed gift baskets, gift cards, event tickets and services from local businesses. We will accept donations October 21 through November 1.

For questions contact Webberville Public Library at 517-521-3643 or visit the Capital Area District Library (C.A.D.L.) website for library hours.

 Crosby, Stills & Nash Tribute band to peform at Williamston concert

The Williamston Summer Concert Series continues this Thursday, June 20, at 7pm in the McCormick Park, featuring CARRY ON - Crosby, Stills & Nash Tribute band. Carry On, from the greater Detroit area, features 6 musicians playing the classic harmonies of Crosby, Stills, & Nash. First time playing in the area, Carry On is sponsored by Odd Fellows Contracting.

Concerts are free and presented by the Williamston Area Beautification Fund. The 2024 Concert patons are Granger Waste Services and Williamston Rotary. For a complete schedule go to FaceBook: Williamston Summer Concert Series.

 Williamston Theatre closes out season with Predictor June 4-August 4

Williamston Theatre finishes off its 2023-2024 Season with the Michigan Premiere of Predictor by Jennifer Blackmer. Performances for this inspirational comedy begin Thursday, June 27 and run through Sunday, August 4. Tickets are available for purchase. See website for times of each performance.

Predictor follows the real-life story of Margaret Crane who, in 1967, defied all odds and expectations to become the inventor of the first home pregnancy test. This energetic, heartfelt romp sets the historical record straight as we journey with this innovative inventor through the challenges she overcame. An inspirational comedy about the tenacity it takes to change the world. Contains mild mature language and content.

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Wish for the Preview on Thursday, Jun 24. Remaining Preview tickets are now $22.00. Starting Friday, July 5 tickets for all performances will be $44. Senior citizens (65+) and members of the Military (active and retired) receive a $2 discount on all tickets excep reviews. Student tickets (with a valid student ID) are $10 for all performances. We have added a $30 Under 30 ticket for patrons 30 or under (with valid ID). Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more (booked at least 1 week in advance through the Box Office).

Tickets can be purchased Tuesday - Friday from 12-6pm by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469) or ordered on-line up until 1 hour prior to the performance by visiting our website www.williamstontheatre.org. There is a $1 per ticket processing fee on all tickets. Payment is required at the time the reservation is made. Patrons are responsible for knowing and understanding all ticket polices which are available on our website (www.williamstontheatre.org/general-ticket-information).

Williamston Theatre patrons will find ample parking on the street and in several municipal lots throughout the city. The Theatre is located in downtown Williamston (exit 117 off I-96) just south of Grand River Avenue. Additional information about the company is available online at www.williamstontheatre.org or by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469).

 VINA Community Dental Center announces Charity Golf Classic

VINA Community Dental Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing dental care to underserved adults in Livingston County, has announced the upcoming Charity Golf Classic at Lakelands Golf & Country Club on July 15, 2024, with a 9am shotgun start.

Golf enthusiasts and supporters of VINA are encouraged to register early to take advantage of an early bird discount available until June 17. Participants can secure their spot at a discounted rate of $25 per person if they register before the deadline.

Register at: vintagegolf.cbo.io

The registration package includes a round of golf with a cart, breakfast, lunch, dinner, a golfer gift, drinks (bottled water/soft drinks and two adult beverages), as well as access to fun games, contests, and prizes. The prize for the hole-in-one contest this year is a trip for two people to the U.S. Open, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for golf fans!

In addition to golfer registrations, VINA offers sponsorship opportunities and dinner-only tickets for those who do not golf but want to support the cause. Sponsorship packages provide a variety of marketing benefits before, during, and after the fundraiser, offering an excellent way for businesses and individuals to support VINA and engage with the community.

Don't miss the chance to be part of a day filled with golf, fun, and charity at the 2024 VINA Charity Golf Classic. Your participation and support will help us bring smiles to those in need!

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VINA Community Dental Center is a nonprofit organization that provides dental care to low-income, uninsured patients in Livingston County. All proceeds from the event benefit VINA Community Dental Center and the thousands of low-income, uninsured Livingston County residents who rely on the clinic. VINA provides dental visits for $25 and hygiene visits for $10 to alleviate the financial burden of routine dental care for the underserved members of our communit

Maison Z Wilkinson Memorial Golf Scramble has openings

for players & sponsors

The 3rd Annual Maison Z Wilkinson Memorial Golf Scramble still has 16 spots available for players as well as spots for sponsorships. The latter includes Putting Green, Goody Bay, Registration Table Lunch, Dinner, Beverage Cart, and Tee Box.

Contact Maylene Turnbo at 517-304-3976 or email to mzwmemorialgolf@gmail.com You can mail checks made out to MZWMSF to Maylene Turnbo 4206 Aster Blvd Howell Mi 48843 or Venmo @MZWMemorialFund again contact us and we can help you finish this process.

You can also come for the dinner afterwards which is $40 per person (check or Venmo). This will be a great time not just for the food but also for all the raffles, prizes and remembering Maison!

The outing is being held on Saturday, August 10th at Tyrone Hills Golf club, 8449 Old US 23, Fenton. Cost is $125 per person/$500 foursome. Additonal extra are optional. Proceeds go to fund the Maison Z. Wilkinston Scholarships that are given out each spring to several Fowlerville High School seniors

 Fowlerville Fair Open Class Registration is Now Open

By Dawn Bhajan,

Superintendent of Fowlerville Family Fair

Open Class Home Arts

Anticipation has been building for all of us Michigan artists, makers, growers, and collectors, as we’ve waited eagerly for our beloved Fair’s Open Class registration to go live. Especially poignant is the return of Open Class Home Arts, which is making a triumphant return from its heartbreaking cancellation in 2023.

The revitalization is in full swing, and your wait is over, my friends! Fowlerville Fair Open Class registration is LIVE, and will remain open through July 1st. The only requirement to enter is being a Michigan resident over the age of 5… no memberships or affiliations required.

You can browse the Open Class Fairbook and register your projects at www.fowlervillefamilyfair.com/fair/open-class.

Excited? So are we! Here’s how the Open Class Home Arts competition works…

For every 25 projects you enter, it costs just $10, and you can enter an unlimited number of projects. You can submit one entry per Class, with hundreds of Adult AND Youth Classes to choose from in Canning, Baking, Fine Arts, Folk Arts, Photography, Media Arts, Needlecraft/Fiber Arts, Floriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture, Special Needs, Inventions, Robotics, and more. (Collectors, make sure to check out our brand new Antiques Classes in the Folk Art Department!)

All Exhibitors will receive a complimentary day pass to the Fair, which runs July 22nd – July 27th, plus an invitation to a first-time, special Fair-week Exhibitor’s Reception, where we’ll celebrate the efforts and ingenuity of exhibitors, judges, and volunteers alike.

And, of course, there’s the chance to win ribbons, premiums, and bragging rights! These are the hot fudge, sprinkles, and cherry on top of this quintessential Fair experience.

If you haven’t already joined our “Fowlerville Fair Open Class Home Arts” Facebook group, now’s the time to do it. We’ll be posting judge’s tips, judging criteria, Open Class updates, and inspiration right up to Fair week, and invite you to share your own questions and advice.

Understand that by participating in this year’s Open Class Home Arts, you are sending an unmistakable message to our Fair Board and community that these life skills that have been passed down through the generations, and that make our lives easier, more comfortable, tastier, cozier, smarter, more beautiful and more precious, continue to have value. They continue to be worth celebrating, and passing on to the generations to come.

We invite you to be part of the movement. Be creative. Be prolific. Be an example to others and an inspiration to your community. Go to www.fowlervillefamilyfair.com/fair/open-class, register yourself and your family, and encourage your friends to do the same.

Let’s make this “come-back” story one for the record books.

As always, volunteers are needed and appreciated to help grow the Fowlerville Family Fair Open Home Arts program. Please email dawnbhajan@gmail.com with interest.

 Fowlerville District Library News

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

For any questions, or to register for programs, call us at 517-223-9089

* * *

STORYTIMES

Family Storytime (Ages 1-5)

Have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays ● 10am

* * *

KIDS & FAMILY

Kid Adventure Series (Ages 6-12)

Join us to Create Your Own Secret Code Mon, June 24 ● 4pm

Join us for Bubblepalooza Mon, July 8 ● 4pm

* * *

First Escape Room: Adventure with Scooby-Doo! (Ages 5-9)

The gang is close to solving the mystery. Can you help? No prior knowledge of Scooby-Doo is required to play. Registration is required. Fri, June 28 ● 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5, 5:30pm

* * *

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Fun with Adventures in Magic:

Magician John Dudley will wow & excite you! Sat, July 13 ● 10:30-11:30am

* * *

John Dudley Magic Camp (Ages 7-14)

Learn secrets to some cool magic tricks and take home a bag of tricks to "wow” your friends. Fri, July 26 ● 4:30 – 5:30pm

* * *

First Friday Performance (All Ages)

Join us for a live performance by Kari Holmes-”Nashville Entertainer of the Year” to get your weekend off to a great start. Fri, Aug 2 ● 5 pm

* * *

Chess Club

Join the Chess Club! The Mid-Michigan Jr. Chess Club will meet. All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced! Saturdays ● 1-3:30pm

* * *

Lego Club (Ages 7-12)

Build your own Lego creations and complete challenges Thursdays ● 4pm

* * *

Crochet Kits

Stop by the library on the 15th of the month to grab a themed crochet amigurumi kit. Provide your own hook and everything else is included. While supplies last.

* * *

New Graphic Novel Club (Ages 7-12)

Join Storm for a discussion on THE LIGHTNING THIEF by Rick Riordon and Robert Venditti, Monday, June 17 ● 4-5pm

* * *

Book Boxes (All ages)

Fill out the online form by visiting the events page on our website. Let the librarians pick a surprise selection of books for you. Register the first two weeks of every month to get next month’s box, which will be ready to pick up the first of the following month.

* * *

TEENS

Teen Tuesdays at the Movies

Join us to watch DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES together.

Tues June 25 ● 3pm

* * *

Solar Oven & Butter Making (Ages 12-18)

Learn how to make and use your own solar oven and how to make your own butter to go with it. Take home what you make. Saturday June 29 ● 2-3:30 pm

* * *

Crafting (Teens)

Join Mary and drop in to make crafts such as sewing, resin jewelry, bow making, diamond painting, and much more!

Wednesdays ● 2:30-4:00 pm

* * *

Twitch Streaming (All Ages)

Join Connor and Tally and get sneak peeks of new games! Find us online - twitch.tv/fowlervillelibrary

Mondays ● 3:30-4:30pm

* * *

Board Games with Connor (Age 10+)

Join Connor and friends for some after school fun.

Tuesdays ● 3-5pm

* * *

Dungeons & Dragons (Ages 12-18)

Come play D&D 5th Edition! No prior experience needed.

Wednesdays ● 2:30-5pm

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Switch Free Play (Ages 10-18)

Open gaming time with the library's Switch.

Fridays ● 2:30-5 pm

* * *

Solar Oven & Butter Making (Ages 12-18)

Learn how to make and use your own solar oven and how to make your own butter to go with it. All materials are provided and are yours to take home. Sat, June 29 ● 2 pm

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Fantastic Fungi (Ages 7-18)

Assemble your own little oyster mushroom bucket that can be harvested a few weeks later at home. Registration is required. Mon, July 29 ● 3-4pm

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ADULTS

Rag Wreath (Adults)

Join Jackie and Cindy to make a decorative wreath for your front door. Registration Required. Thurs Aug 1● 6:30pm

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Find Your People at the Library

Join us for this fun exploration of Ancestry, Library Edition.

Bring your laptop or use one of our computers. Tues, July 16 ● 1pm

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Solar Oven and Butter Making

Learn how to make and use your own solar oven and how to make your own butter. Take home what you make. Sat, June 22 ● 2-3:30 pm

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Jam Session

Join Mr. Damerow for some musical collaboration. Bring your horn, keyboard, harmonica, or whatever you have and join the fun. Tues, June 18, July 16, & Aug 20 ● 5:30 – 7:00pm

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Cardmaking

Join Mary to make 4 greeting cards with the theme of “Summer”. Registration is required. Thurs, June 27 ● 6:30 pm & June 28 Fri ● 11am

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Scrapbooking (Adults)

Join Mary to scrapbook your favorite photos. Stay the whole time or for just a few hours. Everyone gets their own table. Registration is required. Sat, July 20 ● 10:30 – 3:30

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Shelf-Indulgence Book Group (Adults)

This is a traditional book discussion group. You can get a copy of the book at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss INMATE by Frieda McFadden, Thurs, June 27● 2 pm

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Beyond the Book Discussion Group (Adults)

Book discussion plus movie or documentary. Books are available at the front desk. Next meeting, we will discuss ARGYLLE by Elly Conway, Thurs, July 11 ● 6:30pm

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Sewing with Patty (Adults)

Bring your sewing machine and learn from a pro. Registration is required. Fri, July 12 ● 10-2pm, Wed, June 19 ● 6-8pm

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FDL Oral History Project

Record your history with us as we capture the memories and stories of our residents. Call to schedule an audio interview, which can be done by a family member or staff and can include video. Recordings will become part of the FDL historical collection.

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A Friendly Reminder

We are happy to be fine-free, however after 3 months the item will be withdrawn from our system and can no longer be returned. A library lost/replacement fee will be applied to the account. Please return your items on time so that others can enjoy them too.