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Adult Programs and Events 

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 Trashy Book Club
Wednesdays, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, and May 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!
Memoirs, Etc.
Wednesdays, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, and May 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.
Bought Out and Spent: Understanding and Treating Compulsive Shopping & Spending
Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room

Still recovering from a holiday season shopping-spending hangover? If so, you're not alone: over 30 million Americans experience significant problems with compulsive shopping and spending. Come learn about this growing phenomenon of shopping addiction.
Wednesdays, January 17, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, and May 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!
Business Model Canvas
Wednesday, February 14 at 6:30pm, Meabon Room

Every business needs a plan. It is a risk management tool, a tool to make you think, a tool to help you avoid mistakes, and a tool that defines the elements essential to success and how they relate to each other. Using the Business Model Canvas, you can define the logic of your business visually on a single page using 9 key building blocks. Presented by SCORE. Registration is required and begins January 31, 2018 online, by phone, or in person.
Eloquence Divine: In Search of God's Rhetoric
Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room

In Eloquence Divine, Phillip Arrington, professor Emeritus of English and Rhetoric at Eastern Michigan University, concentrates on the rhetorical "art" of God's pleadings and attempts what few have done - to explore how and whether God's own direct speeches and actions persuade His various audiences in the Bible itself.
Home Food Preservation
Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room

Preserving foods at home is a popular, cost-effective way to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. MSU Extension will show you how to safely preserve the bounty of your garden (or the farmer's market) with a demonstration of the latest equipment available and plenty of take-home information to process foods in the comfort of your own home.
Adult Tabletop Game Nights
Thursdays, March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7 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!
Pre- Register Travel Your Taste Buds with the Great Foodini
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm, Meabon Room
Join The Great Foodini, Renee Chodkowski and sample perfectly safe and perfectly delicious foods inspired by the 2018 Livingston Reads book Selection Murder on the Orient Express. Explore what guests of the famed train service may have dined on during their journey, and take home the recipes to continue your own journey at home! Space is limited. Registration is required and begins February 19, 2018 online, by phone, or in person
Productivity Apps for Small Business
Friday, March 16 at 9:30am, Meabon Room

Work smarter, not harder at your small business with these helpful apps. Learn how from Catherine Dyer of Outside the Box Admin. Registration is required and begins on March 2, 2018 online, by phone, or in person.
Get Your Vegetable Garden Started
Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room

Get ready for the planting season! Learn how to grow great vegetables with Teresa Kochan of Grasshoppers Gardens.
Drop-InThe Funny Thing About Murder: Humor in Crime Fiction
Wednesday, April 11 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. Drop in, No Registration required.
Quickbooks Online Setup and Start
 Friday, April 13 at 9:30am, Meabon Room

Learn from Catherine Dyer of Outside the Box Admin how to use your iPad, mobile phone, or computer to do invoicing and billing, run reports, or even pay employees online with this popluar accounting software. A Quickbooks Online account is required to attend this workshop. Don't have one yet? Call Catherine at 517-294-7040 to set one up prior to class. Registration is required and begins March 30, 2018 online, by phone, or in person.
Ultimate Game Night
Friday, April 13 at 6:30pm, Meabon Room

You want BIG games? Well, we've got them! Come out with your friends and family to have fun in a BIG way. Featuring a variety of classic and new card and board games, life-size games such as Scrabble, Checkers, Jumbo Jenga, library mini-golf, and more! Popcorn will be served. Bring your own water and enjoy some fun gaming time with others!
The Dodge Brothers: Their Company and Their Lives
Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room

John and Horace Dodge were industrious, outspoken, and fun-loving. "Work hard and play hard" could have been their motto! Learn how these machinists went from being parts suppliers to creating an automobile company which at one time was second only to the Ford Motor Company, and how the company survived following their untimely deaths within months of each other.
Murder on the Orient Express
Friday, April 20 at 7:00pm at the Historic Howell Theater

This year's Livingston Reads selection is Murder on The Orient Express by Agatha Christie. Come see the movie at the Historic Howell Theater. Admission is free with your library card from any Livingston County library.
Saving for College: Getting There From Here
Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30pm, Meabon Room

It's never too early to start planning for college! This educational seminar is for parents and grandparents interested in saving for a child's college expenses.


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