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January 1 - 30, 2021
All Day by Curbside Pickup
Adult Grab & Go Craft Kits
Why should kids have all the fun? The library now has Grab & Go Craft Kits for adults! Want a kit? Register on the library’s calendar to reserve yours. Once you register, visit the library and pick up a kit! Pick up for this month's kit will be available until January 30th. Supplies are limited. One kit per person, please. 
This month’s craft is: Adult Coloring Kit. Love crafting? Explore Creativebug.

January 1 - 30, 2021
All Day by Curbside Pickup
Teen Grab & Go Craft Kits
Using a video from the Creativebug database, teens in grades 6-12 can try their hand at finger knitting.  Following the video instructions, teens can create, scarves, belts, bracelets, and more! Each kit will come with a skein of thick yarn in various colors.  Users will need to create an account on Creativebug using their library card.  Search finger knitting or go to the link here: https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/finger-knitting. Love crafting? Explore Creativebug.

January 1 - February 14, 2021 
Virtual Event
MILibraryQuest for Teens - Winter Quest 2021
Help foil a thief from stealing the Mackinac Bridge. Use your skills of deduction and keen intellect to save the day.
Winter Quest 2021 is a mystery teens will solve while acquiring clues from participating library websites.
MiLibraryQuest is a group of library staff who work together to create innovative and fun competitive quests for teens in Michigan in collaboration with Library of Michigan and statewide public libraries. Participation in these quests is open to all teens in Michigan as well as all public libraries. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
The "Real Reads" Nonfiction Book Discussion Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the library's John Hebert Meeting Room. Join the discussion and share observations, praise and criticism of biographies and books on culture, current events, politics, and history. The group always welcomes new members to join the discussion. Please be sure to include your email with your registration so you can receive an invitation to the meeting. Pick up a copy of the current selection at the checkout desk. 
The book selection for January is "How to Be an Antiracist
" by Ibram X. Kendi. 

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
Introduction to Technology: Microsoft Word
Need to type a paper? Put away that typewriter and pull out your computer! Attend this class to learn the basics of Word. 
This class will be held virtually. Please include an email address when you register so you can receive the link to the class.
 
Tuesday, January 27, 2021 - 7:00-8:00 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Birdwatching and Birding
More and more people are enjoying bird feeding while close to home during the Pandemic. Greg Bodker's beautiful photography will help you learn more about birds as he demonstrates the joys of birding you can have both in your backyard and in our area. Novice and aspiring birders will especially benefit from the program. Topics include: discussing the excitement and enjoyment of birdwatching; differences between birdwatching and birding; how to attract more birds to your backyard; backyard birds, types of seed, feeders and their care; how birding beyond the backyard leads to many enriching experiences; places to go birding in our area; the excitement of a bird chase; stories from the field while birding. An email address is required for registration. 

February 1 - 27, 2021
All Day by Curbside Pickup

Adult Grab & Go Crafts
Why should kids have all the fun? The library now has Grab & Go Craft Kits for adults! Each kit contains step by step instructions on how to complete the craft of the month as well as most of the supplies you’ll need to do it. Want a kit? Register on the library’s calendar to reserve yours. Once you register, visit the library and pick up a kit! Pick up for this month's kit will be available until February 27th. Supplies are limited. One kit per person, please. 
This month’s craft is: Canvas Button Trees. Love crafting? Explore Creativebug.

Monday, February 1, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Chesterfield Historical Society
Hosted virtually by the Chesterfield Township Library. Monthly meetings include planning for local history events. All are welcome. An email address is required to register. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Fiction Book Discussion Group
2021 One Book One Community Project Book Discussion
The "Novel Experience" Book Discussion Group online meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Participating in the group provides an opportunity to meet new people and read a book you might not otherwise have selected.  Come and enjoy a lively discussion.  The group always welcomes new members to join the discussion. Please be sure to include your email with your registration so you can receive an invitation to the meeting. Pick up a copy of the current selection at the checkout desk. 
The book selection for February is "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Magic Workshop
The American Museum of Magic presents a virtual, hands on class for kids interested in learning some illusions. This program is intended for 7 to 13 year olds. Those at the younger end of the age range may benefit from a parent nearby to give them a hand. Supplies will be available for pick-up a week before the class. This event will be conducted via Zoom. Please make sure you include an email address with your registration in order to receive an invitation.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 6:00-7:30 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Write Here!

Are you an aspiring novelist? Do you just love to write? You’ve found the right place! Join us once a month to practice and discuss writing in a supportive and encouraging environment. Writers of all genres and ages are welcome. Please include an email address with your registration so you can receive the link to the meeting.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Virtual Event
Adult Game Night: Pictionary
Put your art skills to the test! Join our virtual game night and play a friendly game of Pictionary!  An email address is required for registration.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 10:30-11:05 a.m. 

Virtual Event
Papa Crow Concert
Papa Crow, the artist responsible for the popular children's song All the Things that Roar, will present a live concert on the library's Facebook page.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Library Board meeting

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
The "Real Reads" Nonfiction Book Discussion Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the library's John Hebert Meeting Room. Join the discussion and share observations, praise and criticism of biographies and books on culture, current events, politics, and history. The group always welcomes new members to join the discussion. Please be sure to include your email with your registration so you can receive an invitation to the meeting. Pick up a copy of the current selection at the checkout desk. 
The book selection for February is "The Fire Next Time" by James Baldwin. 
 
Monday, Februrary 22, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
Virtual Event

Introduction to Technology: Tutor.com

Learn about the database tutor.com and the one-on-one learning solutions for students and professionals. This program will explore the many features of the tutor.com database including homework help, tutoring, peer coaching, professional development, training and career help. This class will be held virtually. Please include an email address when you register so you can receive the link to the class. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00-8:00 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Mrs. Lincoln: The First "First Lady"
Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life filled with triumphs and tragedies, but few people know her story. Now, actress Laura Keyes shares Mary's story in an entertaining and educational program entitled "Mrs. Lincoln: The First 'First Lady'", focusing on the life and losses of Mrs. Lincoln, set on April 14, 1865. This program depicts an extraordinarily important time in our nation's history from a point of view that is not often explored. Learn how Mary Lincoln influenced monumental events in her lifetime and why her story is still relevant today.  This virtual presentation will be on Zoom so please be sure to include your email with your registration so you can receive an invitation to the event. Laura Keyes is Director of the Dunlap Public Library District, Dunlap, Ill. Laura is a lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, and recently won the Mary Todd Lincoln Oratory Contest at the Lincoln Days celebration in Hodgenville, KY.

March 1 - 31, 2021
All Day by Curbside Pickup
Adult Grab & Go Craft Kits
Why should kids have all the fun? The library now has Grab & Go Craft Kits for adults! Each kit contains step by step instructions on how to complete the craft of the month as well as most of the supplies you’ll need to do it. Want a kit? Register on the library’s calendar to reserve yours. Once you register, visit the library and pick up a kit! Pick up for this month's kit will be available until March 31st. Supplies are limited. One kit per person, please. 
This month’s craft is: Fabric Bookmarks. Love crafting? Explore Creativebug.

Monday, March 1, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Virtual Event

Chesterfield Historical Society
Hosted virtually by the Chesterfield Township Library. Monthly meetings include planning for local history events. All are welcome. An email address is required to register. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Fiction Book Discussion Group
The "Novel Experience" Book Discussion Group online meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Participating in the group provides an opportunity to meet new people and read a book you might not otherwise have selected.  Come and enjoy a lively discussion.  The group always welcomes new members to join the discussion. Please be sure to include your email with your registration so you can receive an invitation to the meeting. Pick up a copy of the current selection at the checkout desk. 
The book selection for March is "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout.

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:00-7:30 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Write Here!

Are you an aspiring novelist? Do you just love to write? You’ve found the right place! Join us once a month to practice and discuss writing in a supportive and encouraging environment. Writers of all genres and ages are welcome. Please include an email address with your registration so you can receive the link to the meeting.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Virtual Event
Adult Game Night: Trivia
How well do you know where you live? Join us for online virtual Chesterfield Township Trivia. An email address is required to register. 


Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. 

Virtual Event
Library Board meeting

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Virtual Event
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
The "Real Reads" Nonfiction Book Discussion Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the library's John Hebert Meeting Room. Join the discussion and share observations, praise and criticism of biographies and books on culture, current events, politics, and history. The group always welcomes new members to join the discussion. Please be sure to include your email with your registration so you can receive an invitation to the meeting. Pick up a copy of the current selection at the checkout desk.
The book selection for March is "Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving" by Mo Rocca. 

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
Introduction to Technology: Mango Languages

Would you like to learn a new language? Learn about the database Mango Languages which has over 70 languages and dialects to explore. This program will demonstrate the features of Mango Languages. This class will be held virtually. Please include an email address when you register so you can receive the link to the class.