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America's Carnegie Libraries
Sunday, November 19, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Meabon Room

Carnegie libraries are part of our American cultural heritage. At the turn of the 20th century, the wealthy American steel industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie helped fund over a thousand public libraries in the United States, including our very own Howell Carnegie Library. For over a decade historian and native Michigander Connie Olson has studied and visited these libraries throughout the country. Come learn about the history and development of America's Carnegie libraries on the 111th anniversary of the Howell Carnegie Library's opening ceremony! Light refreshments will be served.
Decourum: A Novel Author Talk & Book Signing
Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room

In Howell native Kaaren Christopherson's novel of New York's Gilded Age beautiful, wealthy, and recently orphaned Francesca Lund becomes engaged to longtime acquaintance Edmund Tracey. However, self-made Irish millionaire Connor O'Casey hopes to win her over to help with his ambitious plans. In a quest that will take her from impeccable Manhattan salons to the wild Canadian Rockies, Francesca must choose not only between two vastly different men, but between convention and her own emerging self-reliance. 
Decorum Book Discussion
Friday, December 8 at 1:00pm, Colbert Room

Join author Kaaren Christopherson for an informal and lively discussion of her novel Decorum. Reading the book beforehand is recommended, though not required.
Tuba Christmas
Saturday, December 9 at 5:00pm, Library Lawn

Join us for a festive Christmas tuba concert on the front lawn of the library. If your are a tuba or baritone player interested in playing contact Dale Marzewski at 517-548-1603.
Holiday Cookies from Around the World
Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room

The Christmas cookie as we know it today can be traced back to Medieval Europe, but many locations around the world have their own traditional holiday sweet treat. Learn about the Norse Sandbakelse, the Dutch Pepernoten, the Alfajores of South America, and many more. Recipes will be available with free samples for those who register. Registration is recommended, though not required, and begins on November 29, 2017 online, by phone, or in person.
Wednesdays, January 3 & 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!
 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.
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!
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.
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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