October 2017                                                                                      Celebrating 75 years!  

New Library Building Update:  Our deadline of raising funds by December 2017 is fast approaching. Some of the funds we already have are contingent on the fact we raise the full amount; if we don't, we won't receive these committed funds. 

We are happy to share the news of Isabella Bank donating $10,000 to the building fund. We are now really close to the 1.5 million mark. Complete project budget is $2.8 million.

If you haven't donated to building fund, please consider doing so now. We are blessed in that residents have already donated a little over $26,000 to the building fund. For those who keep saying "we plan on giving" , do so soon. Donations are tax deductible.

Have you thought of donating $75 in honor of our 75th anniversary? The new library will not be built without YOU!
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Join us on 
Sunday, October 22
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
at: St. John's XXIII Parish Center
151 St. Mary's Drive, Hemlock
Tickets are $7.00; kids 4 and under eat free
Tickets available at the Rauchholz Memorial Library
and also at the door day of the event
Quilt winner raffle is Sara Wardin!
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:

October 2nd - October 13th  ......Marble Paper

October 16th - October 27th .... Straw Rocket

October 30th - November 10th ..... Hopping Corn

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: October 26th, 1:30-7:00 p.m. Drop in anytime during these hours to make a fun craft. 

Page Turners (our book group) will meet Monday,October 30 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss "The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House" by Kate Andersen Brower. 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
Marilyn Clare
Fred & Rhoda Nehmer
Terry & Joyce Crevia
The Dalton's &
Gabby's Pub & Grill


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
October 2; 5:00 p.m.
Hemlock Board of Education
Mon., October 9, 7:00 p.m.
Richland Twp. Board Meeting
Tues. October 10 ; 7:00 p.m.
Hemlock Business Association
Tues.,October 17; Noon

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