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Crafternoons at the Library
Friday, March 27, 1:00 pm

Do you... Knit? Stitch? Bead? Fold? Carve? Weave? Crochet?

If you are a hand crafter with a portable passion, join us on fourth Fridays at 1pm for Crafternoons at the Library!   Bring along your current craft and spend a stimulating hour creating and kibitzing with fellow crafters.

Winter/Spring 2015 Dates:
February 27th, March 27th, April 24th, May 22nd, June 28th
. Registration is appreciated but not required.

Toddler Drive-in Movie
Tuesday, March 31, 10:15 am
Registration required.
SORRY! This program is FULL!

Build an automobile and then enjoy a movie in your brand-new car!
For children ages 1-4 with caregiver.  

Spring Story Times
March 3 - May 13
No storytimes on April 7 & 8

Click here to register online or call 343-7747.

Baby & Me Time
Wednesdays, 11:15-11:35 am

for babies 6-23 months with caregiver.
Singing, rhyming, dancing and sharing a book together. 
Registration helpful, but not required.
**No BABY & Me Time on February 18**
Toddler Tales
Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 am
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.  Registration helpful, but not required.
**NO TODDLER TALES on February 17**
Pre-school Pals
Tuesdays, 1:00-1:45 pm 
OR Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00 am
for 3 1/2 - 5 year olds. 
Stories and songs, fingerplays and fun including a craft.
Registration helpful, but not required. 
**No PRESCHOOL PALS on February 17 & 18**

Lego fun for pre-schoolers
Wednesday, April 1, 10:15 am

Calling all kids ages 4-6!  If you love to build with Lego, join Mrs. B to see who can build the tallest building!

Teen Anime Club
First Monday of every month, 4:30-6:30 pm
Next meeting is April 6

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!  Costume-friendly!  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!

Upcycle Crafting: Windchimes
Wednesday, April 8th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Welcome spring with something pretty made out of household odds and ends. Registration is required.

eReader Open House
Friday, April 10th, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Perplexed by your eReader? You’re not alone! Come to our eReader Open House to learn the basics of navigating the library world with your eReader. This is an informal session, not a structured presentation. Come when you can and leave when you have the information you need. No registration required.

Free Tech Classes
Every other Wednesday, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 1: No class will be held

Wednesday, April 15:Spring Cleaning with eBay

Wednesday, April 29:iPhone/iPad

Thursday, April 30: Social Media For Parents
Wonder what apps your kids are using? Find out how they work and what security risks they may pose.
Note: This class will be repeated on September 30.

See a list of all the classes for 2015

Lego Brick League
Thursday, April 16, 4:3
0-5:30 pm
For kids in 2nd - 5th grades.  No registration required.

Parchment Garden Club Program Series

Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. Parchment Community Library

This spring, the Parchment Garden Club and the Parchment Community Library present a new series of gardening programs for the whole community. Entitled "Smart Gardening,” the series draws on experts from Michigan State University Extension. They will provide practical, innovative, and environmentally sound advice to help you beautify and maintain your home landscapes.

"Smart Gardening: Edible Landscapes in Small Spaces.” Is your space for gardening limited? It is still possible to have beautiful mini-gardens that can also provide you with delicious fresh produce. Kalamazoo County Extension expert Linda Whitlock will explore how to create beauty in pocket gardens, containers, or raised beds by combining ornamental and edible plants in this beautifully illustrated program.

After each presentation, there will be time for questions, and the Parchment Garden Club will provide delicious refreshments.Won’t you join us?

Registration is appreciated but not required. Call 343-7747 or register online.

Teen Advisory Board for kids in 8th - 12th grade
Monday, April 20, 3:30-5:00 pm

Members plan and promote exciting programs, suggest new library materials, and discuss books movies, music, and websites!  Attend a meeting and make your voice heard!  Also have pizza - let's not forget about pizza! 

Create-A-Craft : Mother's Day Gift
Thursday, April 30, 4:30-5:15 pm

For 6-10 year olds

Join Mrs. B to make a special gift for Mom. Registration is required. Call 343-7747 or register online.

Learn a new language for FREE!
Just use your Parchment Community Library card to register.

(Note: your library card must contain 6 digits. If you have an older card you can obtain a new one free of charge.)

You can access your library account information via our online catalog!  Click the "Library Catalog" link in the top menu bar of this page.  When the online catalog screen opens, click the 'Log In' link at the right end of the dark blue bar near the top of the page.

You'll need to know your Patron ID (the number on the back of your library card) and your password.  The default password is the last four digits of your phone number.   If this doesn't work, give us a call.  

You may ask us to re-set your password at any time - it can be any length and contain letters and/or numbers.   Stop in or call 343-7747.


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If your library account has expired or has more than $2.00 in fines, you will not be able to use OverDrive. 

If this happens, come in to update your account (please bring your license or Michigan ID) and/or pay your fines and you'll be able to use OverDrive again immediately!

Questions?  Call us at 269.343.7747 or e-mail

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Need help ordering interlibrary loan books from other libraries through MeL?  See our Interloan page. 


 Our next book sale is
Saturday, July 11
10:00am - 3:00pm
You may attend the Early Bird Sale from 9:00 - 10:00am for $1.00.  

For more information about our book sales and the wonderful people who make them possible, click the Friends of the Library tab in the left-hand menu.  

We always have a selection of Friends Book Sale books, DVDs and audiobooks available for sale in the center atrium area on the main floor. 
Thank you for supporting our Book Sales!
You can "check out" and
download audiobooks, e-books, music and video from the Southwest Michigan Digital Library (SMDL) website.
You must have a resident library card, Senior Free library card, or Teacher library card in order to use this service.  If you have a reciprocal library card from us, please use your home library card instead in order to access the SMDL site.  You must also have a six-digit library card number.  We can provide a new card to you at no cost, if you need one.

The Library Director is a Notary Public.   She can notarize signatures on certain documents.  This service is free to Parchment Community Library resident cardholders; all others $10 per document.  Please call in advance.