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Great Decisions
Wednesdays, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, and September 27.
Morning session: 10am - 12pm, click here to register
Afternoon session: 1pm - 3pm, sorry this session is FULL
Moderator: Tony Sakey. In these tumultuous times, there is nothing more important than being informed. The fact is we have a divided nation and a new president without Global Affairs experience. Those two simple facts are worrisome to the thinking citizen and attempting to understand the global repercussions of decisions made by our leaders is important to all of us. 

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. The group will meet once a month over eight months. Please note the underscore of the words Discussion Group in the above paragraph! The purpose of our gatherings is to enlighten, inform and share viewpoints on matters of global importance to our country. Sound exciting? Great! Come, be involved. Space is limited.  Our topics for 2017 are:
  • The Future of Europe: Coping with Crisis - February 22
  • Trade, Jobs and Politics - March 22
  • Conflict in the South China Sea - April 26
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition - May 24
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum - June 28
  • Latin America's Political Pendulum - July 26
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan - August 23
  • Nuclear Security: The Enduring Challenge of Nuclear Weapons - September 27
The Great Decision Briefing Book is available for purchase from the Foreign Policy Association website. To order click here. Please have the first topic read before February 22. ACE@your library!
 
Drop-InPoetry
Wednesdays,  May 7, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, and August 2 & 16 at 10:00am.
Presenter: Fred Woodhams. This is a continuing series of informal sessions to read and discuss great poetry for understanding and pleasure. Each session is independent and you may join at any time. ACE@your library!

 Trashy Book Club
Wednesdays, May 10, June 14, July 12, and August 9 at 10:00am.
Shelley Ellis leads a monthly book group that will discuss contemporary light reading better known as "chick lit". ACE@your library!

The Chemistry of Cooking
Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30pm

From caramels to slow cookers, learn about the chemistry taking place in the kitchen. Find out how eggs turn into meringue and how whipping cream becomes butter and buttermilk. Discover the chemical reactions that change sugar and water into fudge. Ever wonder why toasted bread tastes different or how microwaves work? Learn the answers to these questions and more. Samples will be available, so bring your appetite and try out some tasty creations! Registration is required and begins April 24, 2017 online, by phone, or in person.

Memoirs, Etc.
Wednesdays, June 14, July 12, and August 9 at 1:00pm.
What better way to pass on stories about family, friends, places, and past events than through memoirs? Join us each month to share your written work. All writing experience levels welcome! Drop In, no registration required.

101 Things That Happened on the Mackinac Bridge
Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00pm.

2017 is the 60th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge. Michigan’s iconic 5-mile span has seen historic, tragic, and hilarious events. Take a trip through the first six decades of the bridge’s history to experience unusual crossings, triumph, and tragedy with historian Mike Fornes, author of Mackinac Bridge: A 50 Year Chronicle 1957-2007. Hear the stories, see the photos, and learn about the people who have made this engineering wonder a symbol of the state of Michigan. 

Twelve Twenty-Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive
Author Visit and Book Signing
Saturday, June 17 at 2:00pm.

Former Trains editor Kevin P. Keefe will discuss his new book, Twelve Twenty-Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive, selected as one of Michigan’s 2017 Notable Books. He will share the history of Pere Marquette 1225, made famous for its mainline excursions and the model for the steam locomotive in the blockbuster movie Polar Express. The locomotive is the centerpiece of the Steam Railroad Institute in Owosso which visits during Melon Festival. 

Adult Only Game Nights
Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00pm.
Friday, August 11 at 7:00pm.
 
Game enthusiasts age 18+, come out for two evenings of casual fun and games just for you! Bring your friends and meet some new ones. Drop in to play classic board games, card games, and discover new favorites from Dire Comics and Toyology staff. Play a few games, meet other like-minded gamers, and just have fun!

All Ages Game Nights
Thursday, June 22 at 6:30pm.
Thursday, July 13 at 6:30pm.

Calling game lovers of all abilities from 3-103! Drop by to play classic board games, card games, and discover new favorites from Dire Comics and Toyology staff. Bring your friends and meet some new ones. If you like to play games, you’re in for a great time!

 CANCELED Sole Hope Party event canceled
Wednesday, July 12, 2:00pm - 7:00pm.
Monday, August 7, 2:00pm - 7:00pm.

UPDATE: Our Sole Hope parties have been CANCELED. Sole Hope is no longer supporting shoe cutting parties. If you are interested in helping others, please visit Volunteer Livingston to see how you can make a difference locally: http://www.volunteerlivingston.com/volunteer/  
If you are interested in making a care item donation to Sole Hope, please visit: http://solehope.org/  
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Return of the Scavenger Hunt!
Thursday, July 27, 6:00pm - 10:00pm, $15 per person.

Our popular downtown digital scavenger hunt is back! Adults 21 years or older, gather your team of 2-4, grab your Internet-connected smart phone or tablet, and join us for an evening of fun in fabulous downtown Howell. Meet in the Library’s Meabon Room for instructions, head out for the Hunt, and reconvene for a buffet dinner at Block Brewing (drinks not included). Registration required and begins online Monday, June 5. Payment is due at time of registration.

LibCon 2017: The Livingston Libraries Mini Comic Con
Thursday, August 3, 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
Location: The Commons at 2|42 Community Church

A family-friendly, free mini-comic con! Meet professional authors and illustrators, showcase your own artwork or collection of all things fandom, enter the cosplay contest, try your hand at fandom based games and crafts, and browse vendor booths. Presented by the Brighton District Library, Hartland’s Cromaine Library, and the Howell Carnegie District Library. 

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