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Adult Programs and Events 

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Wednesdays, September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17, November 7 & 21, December 5 & 19. and January 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!
Adult Tabletop Game Nights
Thursdays, September 6 And October 4 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! 
 Trashy Book Club
Wednesdays, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, and January 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, September 12, October 12, November 14, December 12, and January 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.
7 Steps to Conquer Your Local Digital Marketing
Friday, September 21 at 10:00am, Meabon Room

Is Google working for your local business or against it? In this interactive workshop, learn the 7 steps to successful local digital marketing from Spencer Field to help conquer your online marketing. Registration required and begins online Friday, September 7, 2018 online, by phone, or in person.
Michigan Truth Tour Stop : Michigan Divided Free Film Showing & Guided Discussion
Friday, September 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Historic Howell Theater

Join us  for a free screening of Bridge Magazine’s documentary Michigan Divided, which chronicles the lives of Michigan voters across the political spectrum and not only captures our deeply divided culture, but also brings partisans together and illustrates how, at heart, there are also some values that are shared. Drop In, no registration required.
Presented by the Howell Carnegie District Library in partnership with Bridge Magazine, the Center for Michigan, the League of Women Voters Brighton-Howell Area Unit, the Livingston Diversity Council, Brighton District Library, Hartland’s Cromaine Library, and Fowlerville District Library. 
African Wildlife & Conservation
Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00pm. Meabon Room
Discover the different wildlife, landscapes, and conservation methods that vary across Africa's unique Savannah ecosystem in this photo presentation with MSU student Andrew Nowicki. Drop In, no registration required
3rd Annual Maker Saturday
Saturday, September 29, 10:00am - 1:00pm, Throughout the Library
Who is a maker? We are all makers! Today celebrates the past, present, and future of local makers. Stop by to make something and be inspired by others that make at this family-friendly event! Don't miss the Great Foodini Renee Chodkowski's 'Farm to Table' demonstration at 10:30am in the Library's Meabon Room. All other demonstrations and activities will be ongoing between 10:00am and 1:00pm, both inside and outside, weather permitting''including a chainsaw woodcarver! Drop In, no registration required.
Developing Your Photographic Eye with Richard Lim
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Meabon Room
Train your eyes to see good photographs no matter the camera with a fun, challenging photo walk around downtown Howell with local professional photographer Richard Lim. Meet at the Library, then head out for the hunt. Registration required and begins online Tuesday, September 18, 2018 online, by phone, or in person. 
The Secrets of Networking with SCORE
Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room
Networking can be a big part of starting a new business, getting referrals, and/or gaining and attracting new clients. In this workshop, learn what networking is, the reasons why networking is important, how to prepare to network, places to network, networking dos and don'ts, and more! Presented by SCORE. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, September 26, 2018  online, by phone, or in person.
Save the Clocktower!
Friday, October 12 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room
Gather your team of 4-5 adults and use your wits to solve the puzzles in this Back to the Future-themed breakout escape experience and save the historic Clocktower - before it's too late! Space is limited. This is the same breakout from October 2017; if you attended the last year's event, please allow others to sign up instead. Registration is required and begins September 28, 2018 online, by phone, or in person.
The Serpent's Sage Author Talk with Philip Arrington
Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room
Join local author Phillip Arrington for a talk and reading from The Serpent's Sage, 'a mixture of provocative philosophy and straightout good storytelling,' along with his other novels. Drop In, no registration required.
Learn to Cross-Stitch
Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room
Presented by the Livingston Lakes Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America
Come learn to cross-stitch and make a personalized bookmark for yourself or as a gift. Embroidery can be done without spending a lot for equipment or materials, and it is an excellent stress reducer. The EGA members will show you how to plan the bookmark, and then help you do the stitching. For ages 14+. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins October 10, 2018 online, by phone, or in person.
Frankenstein 200th Anniversary Celebration with Free Film Showing
Friday, October 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Historic Howell Theater
Celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's groundbreaking work of Gothic horror and science fiction with a presentation on 'The Monster Inside' by Gina Brandolino of the University of Michigan followed by a free showing of The Bride of Frankenstein classic movie. Presented in partnership with Retro-a-go-go. Drop In, no registration required.
Haunted Michigan
Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room
Hear from local authors and historians Gail Offen and Jon Milan about the legends and haunted places of Detroit and Michigan including the Dogman, Nain Rouge, Eloise Asylum, and more. Drop In, no registration required.
NaNoWriMo Come Write Ins
Sunday, November 4, 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Meabon Room
Saturday November 17, 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Meabon Room
Friday, November 30, 12:00pm - 8:00pm (the final push!), Meabon 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 nanowrimo.org. Ready to commit to a month of writing? The HCDL is here to support you! Drop by the library's write-ins for coffee, snacks, and a quiet space to write with fellow Wrimos. Drop In, no registration required.
Larry Martin's World War II In Their Own Words
Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00pm, Meabon Room
Over the past 18 years, Larry Martin has conducted over 115 video interviews of WWII veterans to bring our nation's history to the present and foster an appreciation for the hardships endured by our veterans. Come watch as Navy veteran Warner Klemm speaks about his experience living through the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the 'Day of Infamy,' and its immediate aftermath. Visit www.lmww2.com to find out more about Larry Martin's WWII In Their Own Words project and contact Mr. Martin. Drop In, no registration required.
International Games Week Tabletop Gaming Day!
Saturday, November 10, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Meabon Room
Celebrate International Games Week 2018 with a day full of tabletop gaming for all ages and experience levels. Drop In, no registration required.
Mindfulness Meditation
Thursday, November 15 at 6:30pm, Meabon Room
Discover ways calm your busy mind before the stress of the holidays sets in, whether you're new to meditation or a long-time practitioner. Presented by the Livingston County Meditation Group. Drop In, no registration required.
Tuba Christmas
Saturday, December 8 at 5:00pm on the Library Lawn
Join us for a festive Christmas tuba concert on the front lawn of the library. Are you a tuba or baritone player interested in playing? Contact Dale Marzewski at 517-548-1603. Drop In, no registration required.
Holiday Cookies from Around The World
Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30pm, 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 Korean Yakgwa, the Dutch Pepernoten, the Alfajores of South America, and many more. Recipes will be available and free samples for those who register. Registration is recommended, though not required to attend, and begins November 28, 2018 online, by phone, or in person.