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Drop-InPoetry
Wednesdays, May 2 & 16, June 6 & 20, July 18, August 1 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!
 
Adult Tabletop Game Nights
Thursdays, May 3, and June 7, July 5, and August 2 at 6:00pm, Meabon Room

Game enthusiasts 18+, come out for our monthly evenings of casual fun and games just for you!. Bring your friends and meet some new ones. Play classic board and card games, and discover new favorites. Play a few games, meet other like-minded gamers, and just have fun!
 
 Trashy Book Club
Wednesday, May 9, June 13, July11, and August 8 at 10:00am.
Shelley Ellis leads a monthly book group that will discuss contemporary light reading better known as "chick lit". ACE@your library!
 
How to Grow Your Sales
Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30pm, Meabon Room
In this workshop we'll line you up for success with a sales foundation to get you where you want to go. Learn how to determine if your current sales effort is enough or how much you need to increase it; develop a sales plan to help drive your success for the next 90 days; and leave confident about how to get from your current monthly sales level to where want to be in the next 30 days. Presented by SCORE. Registration is required and begins April 25, 2018 online, by phone, or in person.
 
Memoirs, Etc.
Wednesday, May 9, June 13, July 11, and August 8 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.
 
Photography Basics
Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00pm
Calling all beginning photographers! Develop your photography skills with this basic introduction to camera settings and composition with general tips to take your pictures to the next level. Get hands-on guidance and plenty of practice. If you are just starting out with a camera, this class is for you! Registration is required and begins May 1, 2018 online, by phone, or in person.
 
Community Book Discussion: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Thursday, May 17 at 6:30pm, Meabon Room
Join us for a community book discussion on the book, 'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas. This discussion will be led & facilitated by Dr. Dorinda Carter Andrews, MSU. Suggested Audience: 11th grade students through Adults.
 
Better Smartphone Photography
Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00pm
Want to make your smartphone pictures shine? Then this is the class for you! Improve your smartphone photography skills in this three-part evening class. Learn tips and tricks in the classroom to start, then head out for hands-on practice and coaching on a guided photo walk around downtown Howell. Finally, wrap it all up back in the classroom by learning basic post-processing techniques you can do right on your smartphone! Registration is required and begins May 8, 2018 online, by phone, or in person.
 
Drop-InThe Funny Thing About Murder: Humor in Crime Fiction
Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room
Gallows humor, black comedy, morbid fun - writers inject humor into even the grimmest of tales. What's so funny about a murder mystery? Come find out from David Geherin, professor emeritus of English at Eastern Michigan University and author of the new book Funny thing about Mureder: Modes of Humor in Crime Fiction and Films. A 2018 Livingston Reads: One Book, One Community program. 
 
Cherry Pies & Deadly Lies Book Launch and Cherry Pie Bake-Off
Friday, June 8 at 6:00pm, Reference Magazine Area

If you love reading mysteries and have a hankering for cherry pie, then this one's for you! Come join the fun as our very own Reference librarian and nationally-acclaimed author Darci Hannah celebrates the release of her new novel, Cherry Pies & Deadly Lies, with an author talk, book signing, and hunt for the best cherry pie in Howell. Bring a baked cherry pie to compete for the coveted Gilded Cherry trophy and a signed copy of the book or just bring your enthusiasm for books and cherry baked goods. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Those interested in entering the bake-off, please contact Brandi Tambasco at 517-546-0720 x131 or events @howelllibrary.org by Thursday, June 7th.
 
Marimba Concert
Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00pm, East Library Lawn

Join us for a lovely summer evening of music on the Library's lawn! Performing selections from some of the greatest classical composers on his marimba, musician Paul Demick will share interesting facts about their lives and work, as well as his own musical journey.
 
Rockin' Music Trivia Night
Thursday, July 19 at 7:00pm, Aberrant Ales
Think you're a Rock God when it comes to music trivia? Then gather your team of up to 10 music trivia buffs and join us for an evening of friendly competition, brews, munchies, and fun hosted by Sporcle Live at Howell's downtown brewery Aberrant Ales. For adults 21 years or older. Light pub fare included with your ticket; drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $10/person.Registration is required and begins online Friday, June 1.
Payment is due at the time of registration.

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