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March 2018                                                                                        Madness, Seeds,and More

New Library Building Update: We have more exciting grant news! ITC Holdings Corp donated $5,000 to the building project. Their donation will help to purchase the furniture and the audio visual technology needed for the community room.

More grant proposals are being completed and submitted to try to raise additonal funds. Meet and greets are being held at the library to offer everyone the chance to come visit the library, talk with library board trustees, and see the plans for the new library. 

We know we will be successful and reach the goal----we are not giving up on providing the community with a new library that the residents deserve!
Plan your visit accordingly:  the library will be closed April 20, 2018 for staff to attend a training workshop.
It's not too late to become a Friend! The Friends support the library through volunteering their time and helping with fund raising. Consider joining the Friends group and helping with the book sale in May and other library events. Dues are just $1.00 per year for one person or $4.00 for family membership. 

Ben Cohen is back!

Join us at the library on Thursday March 8th at 6:30 pm for the spring opening of the 2018 Seed Library season! This is a great time stock up on seeds for your spring planting and to bring back any seeds you harvested from your gardens last year! Local seed keeper Ben Cohen will return for a fun presentation on seed saving for veggies, flowers and herbs! We'll talk about how to save seeds and why its so important. We'll also discuss how we can continue to grow our community seed sharing program for years to come! Bring your gardening questions for Ben and any seeds you'd like to share!
Hop on in for our Drop-In Craft Day on March 15th from 1:30 pm - 7 pm!  This FREE craft is for both adults and kids.   Stop on in anytime that day between 1:30 and 7 to make a flower craft.  
Come check out our Makerspace Station located at the blue table in the Juvenile Section of the library!  This is a self help activity that changes every 2 weeks.  These activities make kids think, learn, and create all while having fun at the library.  This month's activities are:

February 26th - March 9th ......Paper Circuit

March 12th - March 23rd ........Fishing

March 26th - April 6th ..........Flying Peeps
 

Have some spare time and want to keep the kids occupied?  Come hang out at the library and try out some of the STEM kits.  These kits are available for use at the library anytime, just ask at the counter.  They make noise, light up, and are fun for the kids (adults too)!   

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: Thursday, March 15th 1:30 pm - 7 pm

Page Turners will discuss "The Stars are Fire" by Anita Shreve on Monday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. New members are always welcome!

Play to Learn:  Meets on  Mondays, 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 smile.amazon.com 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 smile.amazon.com link directly on the library's web page at www.rauchholzlibrary.org 
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 www.michiganactivitypass.info 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.
We will begin taking donations of good/clean books, DVD's, and CD's starting March 15th - May 15th.  Please bring donations in during the hours that the library is open (items left on the sidewalk will NOT be accepted due to the weather and bugs that like to crawl into bags).  We ask that any of the donations be brought in a box or bag that you do not want back.  We are having a shortage of our good boxes that stack easily in our storage room.  Thank you!  

Memorials / In Honor Of
Presented By
 
Louise Wardin
Gerry Kruth

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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
Mon., March 5; 5:00 p.m.
Hemlock Board of Education
Mon., March 12, 7:00 p.m.
Richland Twp. Board Meeting
Tues. March 13; 7:00 p.m.
Hemlock Business Association
Tues., March 20, noon

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