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Tween Program

‘Tweens between the ages of 9 -12 can join us at Briggs Library for an evening of Tales Around the Campfire on Tuesday, August 14th at 7pm. Participants will have a fun night filled with moonlight stories, a fireside game, and snacks of hotdogs and s’mores. Registration is required for this free program, and begins Tuesday, July 17.

Get Connected at Briggs
Registration is now open for two new free adult computer classes at Briggs Public Library. Participants can learn the essentials of word processing with Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007 on Wednesday, August 1st. During this class we will cover all the steps of creating a basic Word document: entering and formatting text, adjusting the page layout, and inserting images. We ask that patrons with laptop computers be using Microsoft Word 2007 version or newer. If you are new to the world of e-mail, you can join us on Wednesday, August 8th for E-mail for Beginners.

Using Google’s Gmail e-mail service we will cover the basics of e-mail, from composing and editing messages, to attaching files. Patrons without an e-mail address will have the opportunity to set up one during the class. Both classes will begin at 9am and will run for 90 minutes, and we recommend participants have basic mouse and keyboarding skills, and be familiar with using the Internet prior to signing up for these classes. Separate registration is required for each class, and is available to all adult patrons with a valid library card.

Chapter Chatter: “By the Light of the Moon”
There are still some openings for this program. We will be presenting “The Man in the Moon” in a way that the art work can truly be enjoyed. Children ages 6 through 8 are invited to join us on Monday evenings at 7-7:45, August 6th to August 27th. We will be listening to stories read by staff, enjoying the wonderful illustrations,playing a game, making a craft and of course enjoying a snack. Stories staff will be sharing with the kids are: “Crimson Comet” & “Ship of Dreams” by Dean Morrissey and “The Man in the Moon” by William Joyce. Registration is required and began Monday, July 9th.

Adult Summer Reading Program
The winners during the first month of our Adult Summer Reading program were: Marci Balogh, Ivan Gunderman, Ashley Koenigsknecht, and Renee Russell. Congratulations to them all. There are still four weeks, and four great prizes remaining in this year’s program. All adult patrons are eligible, and entering for the drawings is as simple as checking out a library book and filling out a simple review form.

Star Lab Planetarium
Stargazers! We are bringing the night sky inside the library with a portable mylar planetarium dome. Join us on a journey through the sky in a fun and memorable manner. Register for one of the half-hour programs on Tuesday, July 24th between 6 and 8 pm. Registration is required for this free program.

Library Closure
The Library will be closed on Saturday August 13th for the Mint Festival. The drop box on the Library porch will be available for returns throughout this closure.


Contact Information:

Library Director: Sara Morrison
Phone: 989-224-4702 * Fax: 989-224-1205
E-mail: smorrison@briggspubliclibrary.org
Street address: 108 E Railroad * Saint Johns, MI 48879

Category: Library News