August 2017               Celebrating 75 years!         Cake, ice cream, eclipse, and fall programs

Plain ahead for our party celebration! Join us from 4 - 7 p.m. on August 23, for our annual FREE ice cream social! There will also be CAKE this year; we are celebrating!
New Library Building Update:  As we await more news on grants, I'm happy to say the library has currently received $20,645 from our residents in support of the new library. This is just from residents! It's nice to see the support the library has in the community. We are working hard to raise the additional funds and know we have made it through the first rounds on some grants with final decisions to be learned in October.  Keep checking our Facebook page for weekly updates (sometimes daily) for our progress. We share the news as soon as we are allowed.

We have a deadline of late December in raising the needed funds to build in 2018. If you haven't donated yet, but are considering doing so, please donate before December. Have you thought of donating $75 in honor of our 75th anniversary? The new library will not be built without YOU! We plan on being around for at least another 75 years!
The Friends wine tasting event has been canceled. Due to a low number of early ticket sales, it was not possible for the Friends to hold this event. Those who purchased tickets will receive a refund.
Registration for Story Hour is now underway. This program is for children ages 3 -5 and will be on Tuesday morning beginning in mid-September. Due to space limitations, the group is limited to 12 children . To register or for more information, contact the library at 642.8621.
Tickets for the quilt raffle are available too. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00 and can be purchased at the library. The drawing for this queen size patriotic designed quilt will be held on October 2.
Join us for a Solar Eclipse Party on Monday, August 21st from 1:30 pm - 3 pm on the grass behind the library!  We will have a craft, moon snack, and FREE solar glasses.  Glasses will be handed out at 2:10 pm to the first 196 people.  You must be in attendance at the party in order to get the solar glasses.     
Our Makerspace stations have been a big hit by both kids and parents!  We're happy to say more stations are coming. Look below to see the fun for August!

August 7th - August 18th ......Firefly

August 21st - September 1st .... Bubble Wand

All our STEM fun kits are available to use anytime you visit the library. 

Programming (reminder, you do not have to have a library card nor reside in our service area to participate in our activities, both computers and programming are open to everyone).

Drop in Craft: resumes in mid September

Page Turners (our book group) will meet Monday, August 28 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss "The Flight of Gemma Hardy" by Margot Livesey. New members welcome, books available at the library.

Play to Learn: We meet back up on Monday, September 18th 9:30-11.  This is for children from birth - age 5.  Parents/children meet up for social time, crafts, and music.  

You can help support the Friends by using when you shop on Amazon. Simply select the "Friends of the Rauchholz Memorial Library" as your charity of choice. Each time you shop, Amazon will donate .05% to the Friends.The Friends use the funds raised to support library programming. You can access the link directly on the library's web page at 
It's MAP time--all year long! Though really, it is available all year round! As everyone begins to enjoy the beauty of living in Michigan, be sure to check out the Michigan Activity Pass at You can search by zip code to find events and locations that participate in MAP; then enter your information to get tickets or discounts on the events you are interested in. There is a variety of things to choose from: campgrounds, state parks, museums and more. Take a look; it might be nice to have a back up plan for a vacation rainy day.

Memorials / In Honor Of
Presented By
Drew, Heather and Tyler Appold
Jenny & Bob Jarabeck & Family


M, T, F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
W-Th 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Oct-May)

Community Happenings
Library Board Meeting
August 7; 8:30 p.m.
Hemlock Board of Education
Mon., August 14, 7:00 p.m.
Richland Twp. Board Meeting
Tues. August 8 ; 7:00 p.m.
Hemlock Business Association
Tues., Aug. 15; Noon

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