The Clinton-Macomb Public Library North Branch in Macomb Township hosts a mystery book discussion Aug. 20, and back-to-school story time Aug. 28.

The Clinton-Macomb Public Library North Branch in Macomb Township hosts a mystery book discussion Aug. 20, and back-to-school story time Aug. 28.

File photo by Erin Sanchez


Clinton-Macomb libraries hosting events

By: Alex Szwarc | C&G Newspapers | Published August 12, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Clinton-Macomb Public Library system has a variety of offerings and activities coming up.

The first is digital preservation day at the Main Branch in Clinton Township, located at 40900 Romeo Plank Road, Aug. 14.

“Countless amounts of special moments and unforgettable memories are packed away in basements because the world has turned to digital memory making,” a press release states.

CMPL will demonstrate how to use the digital preservation tools available for patrons during 30-minute sessions.

“We have digital converters in our local history room and it’s nice to offer training sessions if folks are unfamiliar with how they work,” Morris said.

The first session at 10 a.m. in the local history room is about slide digitizers. Next is learning about photo scanners at 10:30 a.m., followed by 8mm converter at 11 a.m.

Over at the South Branch in Clinton Township, at 35679 S. Gratiot Ave., people can practice the ancient art technique of origami from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 17.

“Test origami skills with a variety of paper folding crafts,” the event description states. “Tweens ages 8-12 will turn paper into delicate cranes, hopping frogs, and more.”

Call (586) 226-5073 or visit the events page to register.

In Macomb Township, the North Branch, located at 16800 24 Mile Road, hosts an obstacle course at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19. The course is designed for toddlers and preschoolers.

Also at the North Branch is a mystery book discussion at 10 a.m. Aug. 20, where attendees can discuss “What She Knew” by Gilly MacMillan.

At the Main Branch Aug. 22, patrons are invited to create an original graphic novel at the graphic novel creator workshop at 10 a.m. The workshop is intended for children ages 7-11 to bring ideas to life by designing and publishing their own graphic novels. Finished novels can be brought home or put on display for patrons to read in the library.

The first half of August across the CMPL system was all about dogs, especially at the North Branch.

“This was the first time that we’ve done something like this with all the dog events,” Jamie Morris, CMPL community relations specialist said. “We have a big pet population with dog parks in Clinton and Macomb townships.”

The North Branch featured an event Aug. 6 where attendees made no-bake dog treats. On Aug. 7, the library hosted pet toy crafts. For this event, children made dog and/or cat toys to take home to their pets.

“Having a pet is like having a family member,” Morris said. “We thought it would be nice to offer events for families to get to know more about dogs and having a pet. We were playing on the dog days of summer theme.”

The North Branch also hosted a Dog Man party Aug. 12.

“Dog Man is a popular book series for kids at our library,” Morris said. “The kids love this series. That was a celebration of the characters and the storylines.”

The dog fun continued with a pair of dog-themed events Aug. 13. The first was dog story time, followed by dog do’s and don’ts.

Visit cmpl.org and click on "events" to learn more about upcoming events.

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