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Marketing 101: The Basics - Business Workshop
Wednesday, October 11, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Meabon Room

From conducting marketing research to identifying your competitive edge, your target customers and you marketing channels, this workshop walks you through the marketing basics you need to know to start your business. Registration is required and begins August 14, 2017 online, by phone or in person.
Save the Clocktower!
Friday, October 13, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Meabon Room

Use your wits to solve the puzzles and save the historic Clocktower in this Back to the Future-themed escape room. Solve the room together in teams of 4-5 adults - before it's too late! Space is limited. Registration is required and begins on Monday, August 14, 2017 online, by phone, or in person.
Wednesdays, October 18, November 1 & 15 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!
Ancestry Library Edition - Tech Workshop
Wednesday, October 18, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Colbert Room
Ancestry Library Edition is a subscription version of Ancestry.com. As a library patron you can use this service for free from within the library. If your are new to genealogy and would like to know what Ancestry Library Edition can do for you, or just need tips and tricks to improve your search, this is the class for you. Basic knowledge of computers and the Internet is required to attend this class. Registration is required and begins August 14, 2017 online, by phone, or in person.
Better Smartphone Photography
Thursday,  Wednesday, October 18, 6:30-8:00pm; or Tuesday, November 14, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Want to make your smartphone pictures shine? Then this is the class for you! Learn tips and tricks in the classroom to start, and then head out for hands-on practice and coaching on a guided photo walk around downtown Howell. Finally, wrap it all up back in the classroom by learning basic post-processing techniques you can do right on your smartphone! This class is offered on two different dates for your convenience. Registration is required and begins August 14, 2017 online, by phone, or in person.
Michigan's Kit Homes
Tuesday, October 24, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Meabon Room

Explore the fascinating history of catalog and kit homes with kit house enthusiasts Andrew and Wendy Mutch, owners of a 1926 Sears Roebuck Hamilton kit house in Novi. Learn about Michigan's role in the kit house industry and the process of buying and building a catalog house, plus take a photographic tour of kit homes located in and around Howell and southeast Michigan. A Friends Forum Cultural Program.
Google Apps for Business - Business Workshop
Wednesday, November 1, 11:00am-12:30pm, Meabon Room

Find out how to get the most out of Google for your business with their free suite of handy apps from Catherine Dyer of Outside the Box Admin. Registration is required and begins August 14, 2017 online, by phone, or in person.
Microsoft Word Basics - Tech Workshop
Wednesday, November 1, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Colbert Room
Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2016 to create and format documents, cut and paste items, and more. Basic knowledge of computers is required to attend this class. Registration is required and begins on August 14, 2017 online, by phone, or in person
Tabletop Game Night
Thursday, November 2, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Meabon Room
Celebrate International Games Week 2017 with an evening full of tabletop gaming for all ages and experience levels. Got a game you want to play with others? Feel free to bring it in to share! 
NaNoWriMo Come Write In
Sunday, November 5, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Colbert Room

November is National Novel Writing Month! Each November, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in just one month's time. Anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a book someday is welcome to join the free literary sprint of NaNoWriMo simply by signing up online at nonowrimo.org. Ready to commit to a month of writing? The HCDL is here to support you! Drop by the library's write-in for coffee, snacks, and a quiet space to write with fellow Wrimos.
Photography Basics
Wednesday, Tuesday, November 7, 6:30-8:00pm

Calling all beginning photographers! Develop your photography skills with this basic introduction to camera settings and composition with general tips to take your pictures to the next level. Get hands-on guidance and plenty of practice. If you are just starting out with a camera, this class is for you! Registration is required and begins August 14, 2017 online, by phone, or in person.
 Trashy Book Club
Wednesdays, November 8  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, November 8 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.
Our Vietnam Generation Veteran's Day Movie Showing
Thursday, November 9, 7:00pm, at the Historic Howell Theater

Celebrate our veterans with a free showing of Keith Famie's important film Our Vietnam Generation at the Historic Howell Theater. All attending veterans will receive free popcorn courtesy of the Howell Theater. Sponsored by the Brighton District Library, Hartland's Cromaine Library, and the Howell Carnegie District Library.
Google Drive Basics - Tech Workshop
Wednesday, November 15, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Colbert Room
Learn how to use this cloud-based program to create and save documents, spreadsheets, and more. Basic knowledge of computers, and the Internet is required to attend this class. Registration is required and begins August 14, 2017 online, by phone, or in person.
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.


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