DeYoung Landscape is installing a new design by the Parchment firm O'Boyle, Cowell, Blalock & Associates. The new landscaping will replace our 25-year-old plants with a variety of drought-tolerant native plants that will require little maintenance while providing seasonal color and interest. You'll see a new flower bed around the digital sign near Riverview Drive. We'll also be adding more bike racks near the front entrance.
The library will be open normal hours throughout the project, which will conclude in early November.
PRESCHOOL TRICK-OR-TREAT PARADE
for the "5 and younger" crowd
Tuesday, October 28 @ 11:15 am
Wednesday, October 29 @ 10:15 am
Sept. 3: Internet for Beginners
Sept. 17: Word for Beginners
Oct. 1: Intro to Facebook
Oct. 15: iPhone/iPad (& iOS 8)
Oct. 29: Windows 8
Nov. 12: Etsy (just in time for holiday shopping!)
The cost is $5.00 to register for each class. Classes are limited to 8 students, so stop in the library to register soon!
TEENS & TWEENS HALLOWEEN
Thursday, October 30 @ 6:00-8:00 pm
Join us for a spooky night of crafts, snacks, and the Simpsons!
Costumes are welcome!
We meet on the first Monday of every month to watch anime, check out the library's newest manga, and enjoy snacks straight from Japan and Asia.
Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh cards or other decks or games to play, or even bring anime - we may watch it!
Meet new friends and find new titles to read and watch. Vote for your favorites, tell us what to buy next, and help plan events.
Whether you're obsessed or a newbie, please join us!
First Monday of Every Month!
TEEN & TWEEN MOVIE NIGHT
THE HUNGER GAMES : CATCHING FIRE
Monday, November 17 5:00-8:00 pm
Mockingjay Part 1 comes out November 21 - are you ready? Watch The Hunger Games : Catching Fire (PG-13) so you're all caught up!
You could win a box set of the trilogy as a door prize!
Refreshments will be served.
LEGO Brick League
for 2nd - 5th graders
Thursday, November 20
No registration required
Library Snowmen (and women) should arrive between 7:00 and 9:00 am on their scheduled day and complete their work by 10:00 am, when the library opens.
Try one of these Book-A-Likes!
FOOD FOR FINES
During November, you may reduce your overdue fines by $1.00 for each non-perishable food item you bring in to the library!
All donations will be given to Loaves and Fishes, and used to feed the hungry in our community.
Please note: Loaves and Fishes cannot accept perishable food (such as bread or frozen food) or anything in glass jars or bottles.
Go to kzoolf.org for more information
November 1 - December 3
The Friends of the Library will raffle 5 fabulous holiday gift baskets in November.
Tickets are just $1.00 each, and all proceeds benefit the library. Tickets can be purchased starting November 1.
The prize drawing will be held at 7:30 pm on the night of the Holiday Chocolate / Parchment Wassailing - Wednesday, December 3. Bring cash with you to the Holiday Chocolate for those last-minute raffle tickets - you a winner!
Baskets include: Dining in Parchment, Beautiful You, Holiday Breakfast, Sweet Treats, and Sports.
Polls are open Tuesday, November 4 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a statewide election. Know before you go.
View your ballot ahead of time by visiting michigan.gov/vote.
Start your holiday season the Parchment way!
Come to the library at 6:00 pm to see Mayor Robert Heasley light the holiday display.
The library will host the annual Holiday Chocolate, when the Parchment Garden Club and the Friends of the Library serve homemade hot chocolate and cookies. The Mall City Harmonizers will entertain us with holiday tunes.
Many businesses in Parchment will also be offering free food and fun from 6-8 pm as part of the 10th annual Parchment Wassailing. Free Holly Trolleys will be available, too!
Click here to register online or call 343-7747.
BABY & ME
Fun for you and your baby! Songs, rhymes and movement!
TUESDAYS @ 10:15-10:45a
for *2 - 3 1/2 year olds with caregiver.
Songs, rhymes, movement and of course, a story! *Child must be 2 years old by first attended session.
for 3 1/2 - 5 year olds.
Stories and songs, fingerplays and fun including a craft.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE!
Use a library computer, or log in from home with your library card.
Download the Mango app for your smartphone or tablet.
To celebrate National Library Week (April 14-April 19), we roamed all over Parchment and filmed people reading the children's book "The Library" by West Michigan's own SARAH STEWART and DAVID SMALL. This proves that Parchment is full of very good sports and great readers! Our thanks to the 64 awesome people who participated.