Events Between 04-13-2024 and 05-13-2024

Tax Assistance with the Accounting Aid Society

April 13, 2024 10:00AM-02:00PM @ Meabon Room - Howell Carnegie Library (no seat limit)

The Accounting Aid Society will be providing free tax assistance in the library’s Meabon Room on Saturdays beginning on January 27, 2024 and continuing through April 13, 2024, 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Eligibility for free assistance is based on an annual household income of less than $55,000.

Appointments are required and must be made by calling the Accounting Aid Society at 313-556-1920 for Livingston County. Please remember to bring all necessary documents to your appointment.

Literary Discussion Group

April 15, 2024 06:30PM-08:00PM @ Colbert Room - Howell Carnegie Library (no seat limit)

The Literary Discussion Group meets weekly to discuss fiction and nonfiction literature. Selections range from classic works to current, in various formats including short stories and essays.

 

For more information about the group and to learn how to join, email alt@howelllibrary.org. 

Ask a Tech

April 16, 2024 09:00AM-10:00AM @ Study Room 3 (1 seats)

Troubled by your laptop? Confounded by your Kindle? Peeved by your email? Get walk-in help with smart devices, email, and all things computer. Bring your laptop and any needed passwords related to your issue. Check in at the Information Desk.

Please note that Library staff does not perform tech repair.

Registration is required. Hour appointments are available every Tuesday from 9-11am. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below.

Ask a Tech

April 16, 2024 10:00AM-11:00AM @ Study Room 3 (1 seats)

Troubled by your laptop? Confounded by your Kindle? Peeved by your email? Get walk-in help with smart devices, email, and all things computer. Bring your laptop and any needed passwords related to your issue. Check in at the Information Desk.

Please note that Library staff does not perform tech repair.

Registration is required. Hour appointments are available every Tuesday from 9-11am. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below.

Genealogy Help

April 17, 2024 01:00PM-02:00PM @ Local History Room (2 seats)

Is your genealogy quest stuck? If you need help getting your search headed in the right direction, sign up for an appointment to get some help from our resident genealogist. Online and local resources will be available to explore, including local newspapers on microfilm.

Registration is required. One-hour appointments are available at 1:00pm and 2:00pm as Library volunteers are available. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below. One other person may accompany the registrant to their appointment.

View the Library's upcoming genealogy-focused programs here.

Please stay home if you are sick.

What's Your Opinion?

April 17, 2024 01:00PM-02:30PM @ (no seat limit)

Develop a deeper understanding of current events, share your ideas and opinions, and expand your worldview by learning from one another at this monthly discussion group. Coordinator Tony Sakey will select and share local, national, or international topics with registered participants 2-3 days before each meeting. Participants may choose to do additional research to prepare for the discussion.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom virtual meeting login information. To register, call the Library at 517-546-0720 x104.

See below for technical requirements.

ACE @ your library!

Genealogy Help

April 17, 2024 02:00PM-03:00PM @ Local History Room (2 seats)

Is your genealogy quest stuck? If you need help getting your search headed in the right direction, sign up for an appointment to get some help from our resident genealogist. Online and local resources will be available to explore, including local newspapers on microfilm.

Registration is required. One-hour appointments are available at 1:00pm and 2:00pm as Library volunteers are available. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below. One other person may accompany the registrant to their appointment.

View the Library's upcoming genealogy-focused programs here.

Please stay home if you are sick.

Behind the Scenes of Mackinac Island History

April 17, 2024 06:00PM-07:00PM @ Meabon Room - Howell Carnegie Library (no seat limit)

Hear from Andrew Kercher, former security guard for the Grand Hotel and current Community Engagement Manager at the Port Huron Museum, about the history and the present of the Straits of Mackinac. Visited by millions, Mackinac is a special place for many Michiganders. Learn about the incredible history of Mackinac Island, from the indigenous peoples to fur trade and logging, to 19th century battles and fudge production. Enjoy tales from behind the porch as Andrew shares what it was like to live on the island in the winter and work security for the Grand Hotel.

 

No registration required. Seating begins 15 minutes before the event start time.
Please stay home if you are sick.

 

The Library's in-person programs are livestreamed on YouTube when possible.
Discover our past virtual program and livestream recordings on the Library's YouTube channel.

Literary Discussion Group

April 22, 2024 06:30PM-08:00PM @ Colbert Room - Howell Carnegie Library (no seat limit)

The Literary Discussion Group meets weekly to discuss fiction and nonfiction literature. Selections range from classic works to current, in various formats including short stories and essays.

 

For more information about the group and to learn how to join, email alt@howelllibrary.org. 

Ask a Tech

April 23, 2024 09:00AM-10:00AM @ Study Room 3 (1 seats)

Troubled by your laptop? Confounded by your Kindle? Peeved by your email? Get walk-in help with smart devices, email, and all things computer. Bring your laptop and any needed passwords related to your issue. Check in at the Information Desk.

Please note that Library staff does not perform tech repair.

Registration is required. Hour appointments are available every Tuesday from 9-11am. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below.

Ask a Tech

April 23, 2024 10:00AM-11:00AM @ Study Room 3 (1 seats)

Troubled by your laptop? Confounded by your Kindle? Peeved by your email? Get walk-in help with smart devices, email, and all things computer. Bring your laptop and any needed passwords related to your issue. Check in at the Information Desk.

Please note that Library staff does not perform tech repair.

Registration is required. Hour appointments are available every Tuesday from 9-11am. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below.

Genealogy Help

April 24, 2024 01:00PM-02:00PM @ Local History Room (2 seats)

Is your genealogy quest stuck? If you need help getting your search headed in the right direction, sign up for an appointment to get some help from our resident genealogist. Online and local resources will be available to explore, including local newspapers on microfilm.

Registration is required. One-hour appointments are available at 1:00pm and 2:00pm as Library volunteers are available. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below. One other person may accompany the registrant to their appointment.

View the Library's upcoming genealogy-focused programs here.

Please stay home if you are sick.

Genealogy Help

April 24, 2024 02:00PM-03:00PM @ Local History Room (2 seats)

Is your genealogy quest stuck? If you need help getting your search headed in the right direction, sign up for an appointment to get some help from our resident genealogist. Online and local resources will be available to explore, including local newspapers on microfilm.

Registration is required. One-hour appointments are available at 1:00pm and 2:00pm as Library volunteers are available. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below. One other person may accompany the registrant to their appointment.

View the Library's upcoming genealogy-focused programs here.

Please stay home if you are sick.

Smartphone Photography Workshop

April 24, 2024 06:00PM-07:30PM @ Meabon Room - Howell Carnegie Library (15 seats)

Learn from Wayne Pope, adjunct associate professor of photography at Lansing Community College and teacher of a variety of classes in the LCC Adult Enrichment Program, how to take better photos using your smartphone and discover presets, filters, and editing tools that are pre-installed on your device. You will need to bring your smartphone, either iPhone or Android, and a desire to explore, learn, and have fun! In this class, you will learn how to get creative with your photoshoots.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 3, at 9am online, by phone, or in person at the Information Desk. Sign-ups close one hour before the program starts, or when registration is full.

Seating begins 15 minutes before the event start time.
Please stay home if you are sick.

 

Literary Discussion Group

April 29, 2024 06:30PM-08:00PM @ Colbert Room - Howell Carnegie Library (no seat limit)

The Literary Discussion Group meets weekly to discuss fiction and nonfiction literature. Selections range from classic works to current, in various formats including short stories and essays.

 

For more information about the group and to learn how to join, email alt@howelllibrary.org. 

Ask a Tech

April 30, 2024 09:00AM-10:00AM @ Study Room 3 (1 seats)

Troubled by your laptop? Confounded by your Kindle? Peeved by your email? Get walk-in help with smart devices, email, and all things computer. Bring your laptop and any needed passwords related to your issue. Check in at the Information Desk.

Please note that Library staff does not perform tech repair.

Registration is required. Hour appointments are available every Tuesday from 9-11am. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below.

Ask a Tech

April 30, 2024 10:00AM-11:00AM @ Study Room 3 (1 seats)

Troubled by your laptop? Confounded by your Kindle? Peeved by your email? Get walk-in help with smart devices, email, and all things computer. Bring your laptop and any needed passwords related to your issue. Check in at the Information Desk.

Please note that Library staff does not perform tech repair.

Registration is required. Hour appointments are available every Tuesday from 9-11am. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below.

Poetry

May 01, 2024 10:00AM-11:30AM @ (no seat limit)

Read and discuss great poetry for understanding and pleasure in this continuing series of informal sessions on the first Wednesday of the month. Each session is independent and you may join at any time.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom virtual meeting login information. To register, call the Library at 517-546-0720 x104.

See below for technical requirements.

ACE @ your library!

ArtConnect: Pop-Up Makerspace

May 04, 2024 01:00PM-03:00PM @ Meabon Room - Howell Carnegie Library (no seat limit)

May the Fourth be with you! This month's ArtConnect will be a Star Wars-themed Pop-up Makerspace! Learn to make Star Wars bracelets and buttons or bring your own project to work on with a selection of our Library of Things equipment, including a button maker, Cricut machine, lightbox, bead spinner, and more. The library will have an assortment of fiber art and other crafting supplies on hand.

Adults attending are welcome to bring children and grandchildren (grades 4 and up) to participate.

ArtConnect is an opportunity to connect with local artisans and other community members to share the joy of art and try out new techniques and projects. Every other month, local artisans will guide you through a featured art project, or you can bring your own project to work on! Supplies will be provided for the featured project, as supplies last. For the months without a featured project, ArtConnect will serve as a Pop-Up Makerspace and provide the opportunity to use our space for your crafting desires and try out new equipment!

No registration required.
Please stay home if you are sick.

Literary Discussion Group

May 06, 2024 06:30PM-08:00PM @ Colbert Room - Howell Carnegie Library (no seat limit)

The Literary Discussion Group meets weekly to discuss fiction and nonfiction literature. Selections range from classic works to current, in various formats including short stories and essays.

 

For more information about the group and to learn how to join, email alt@howelllibrary.org. 

Ask a Tech

May 07, 2024 09:00AM-10:00AM @ Study Room 3 (1 seats)

Troubled by your laptop? Confounded by your Kindle? Peeved by your email? Get walk-in help with smart devices, email, and all things computer. Bring your laptop and any needed passwords related to your issue. Check in at the Information Desk.

Please note that Library staff does not perform tech repair.

Registration is required. Hour appointments are available every Tuesday from 9-11am. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below.

Ask a Tech

May 07, 2024 10:00AM-11:00AM @ Study Room 3 (1 seats)

Troubled by your laptop? Confounded by your Kindle? Peeved by your email? Get walk-in help with smart devices, email, and all things computer. Bring your laptop and any needed passwords related to your issue. Check in at the Information Desk.

Please note that Library staff does not perform tech repair.

Registration is required. Hour appointments are available every Tuesday from 9-11am. Appointments can be made four weeks in advance by signing up below.

Memoirs, Etc.

May 08, 2024 10:00AM-11:30AM @ (no seat limit)

What better way to pass on stories about family, friends, places, and past events than through memoirs? Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to share your written work. All writing experience levels welcome!

Registration is required to receive the Zoom virtual meeting login information. To register, call the Library at 517-546-0720 x104.

See below for technical requirements.

ACE @ your library!

Great Michigan Reads Book Discussion: Firekeeper's Daughter with Cindy Alesso

May 09, 2024 06:00PM-07:00PM @ Colbert Room - Howell Carnegie Library (20 seats)

Join us for a book discussion on the 2023-24 Great Michigan Read, The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in - both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When her family is struck by a tragedy, Daunis puts her dreams on hold to care for her fragile mother. The only bright spot is Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother's hockey team. 

Registration is required and begins Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 9am online, by phone, or in person at the Information Desk. Sign-ups close one hour before the program starts or when registration is full. For the program to occur, a minimum of four registrants is required by Thursday, May 2.

Pick up a free copy of the book at the Information Desk, while supplies last! Also available digitally on Libby and Hoopla.

Trashy Book Club

May 10, 2024 10:00AM-11:30AM @ Meabon Room - Howell Carnegie Library (no seat limit)

Shelley Ellis leads a monthly book group on the second Friday of the month that will discuss contemporary light literature of interest to women.

May's book is Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.

 

Registration is required. To register, call the Library at 517-546-0720 x104.

ACE @ your library!

Puzzle Race

May 11, 2024 04:30PM-07:00PM @ Reference Magazine Area (40 seats)

The clock is ticking; join us for a puzzle race! 

How will the competition work?
Teams of up to four adults will race against each other - and the clock - to complete a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle in 90 minutes or less. We have space for up to ten teams.

What does the race look like?
There will be pizza, pop, puzzles, and music! Teams of adults will compete in the Reference area of the first floor of the library. You may eat and chat - without distracting your opponents - while you puzzle and we will help you keep track of how much time you have left.

How does registration work?
Registration is required and opens Saturday, April 20th. Solo registrants and a member from each team will fill out the registration form and let us know your name, how many people you are registering, your team name if you have one, and whether you'd like to accept new team members to get your group up to 4. We will close the form at the end of the day on Thursday, May 9th, to finalize team rosters.

What are the rules?
We will distribute puzzles and start the timer at 5:15pm. Each team will have until 6:45pm to work on their puzzle. We are not allowing "spatulas" (paper, cardboard, or other implements used to pick up a completed section and move it into position). Otherwise it is up to each team to decide how to start the puzzle and divide the work. Winners will be determined based either on time of completion or number of unassembled puzzle pieces when time runs out.

What are the prizes?
Each member of the winning team will receive a prize. 

First place winners will receive a $20 gift card supporting a local business.
Second place winners will receive a $15 gift card supporting a local business.
Third place winners will receive a $10 gift card supporting a local business.

This is an after-hours event; enter through the Library’s front entrance (near Grand River) between 4:45pm and 5:15pm. DOORS WILL BE LOCKED AT 5:15PM.
Please stay home if you are sick.