May at Buchanan District Library
Used with permission from Buchanan District Library monthly newsletter
“It’s always better to have too much to read than not enough.”
NEW! myLIBRO App
Buchanan District Library now has an app!
Now it’s super easy to search our catalog, reserve and renew items, checkout eBooks and digital audiobooks, stay informed about library events, and more! Here’s how to get started:
Download the myLIBRO app
– Go to your app store and download the myLIBRO app.
Set up your account
– Search for Buchanan District Library and log in with your library card number and phone number (PIN).
– Add family members by swiping sideways on the blue account box and tapping “Add library card.”
– To switch accounts, swipe to the account you wish to use and tap “Activate” in the top left of the blue account box.
Questions? Visit our website, stop by the library, or give us a call at 269.695.3681.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
ERASURE (BLACK OUT) POETRY
Take & Make Kit
Pick-Up Starting Friday, May 6
If you can, join us to meet poet Danika Stegeman LeMay for a black out poetry activity on Friday, May 6 at 4pm, or stop by the library to pick up a take & make kit. Compose your poem and bring it back for us to display. This take & make is best for older children, teens, and adults.
CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A TAKE & MAKE KIT
WHAT WE’RE READING:
LAURA IS READING…
THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL
Nina Hill’s life may not seem like much, but for a person battling anxiety, it’s more than enough. She enjoys her job at a bookstore and her small circle of friends. Until a visit from a lawyer changes everything. The father that Nina never knew existed has died, leaving behind an enormous extended family. Nina now has innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and cousins all living within a twenty-mile radius—some welcoming and some not so welcoming, but all demanding her attention. If that’s not enough, Nina’s talent for worrying is taking the thrill out of falling in love. Tom, a fellow trivia nerd—who’s totally into her—is obviously too good to be true. Everything is moving too fast for Nina. Caught in a whirlwind of new people, emotions and experiences, she feels the need to protect herself. But maybe opening her world—and her heart—is a risk worth taking.
THELMA IS READING…
A day before the three Pickett girls come home for Thanksgiving, Joe is called out for a moose-poaching incident that turns out to be something much more sinister: a local fishing guide has been brutally tortured and murdered. At the same time, Marybeth opens an unmarked package at the library where she works and finds a photo album that belonged to an infamous Nazi official. Who left it there? And why?
Meanwhile, Nate Romanowski is on the hunt for the man who stole his falcons and attacked his wife. Using a network of fellow falconers, Nate tracks the man from one city to another. Even as he grasps the true threat his quarry presents, Nate swoops in for the kill—and a stunning final showdown.
MEG IS READING…
NEIL GAIMEN & TERRY PRATCHETT
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS:
Wednesdays at 10:30am
May 4–May 18
Join us for Preschool Storytime at the Library. Come sing, dance, and hear stories! Designed for preschool-aged children, but families with children of all ages are welcome.
Tuesdays at 6:00pm
May 10 & 24
Come in your PJs for a special bedtime storytime! Join Miss Jen for a variety of stories and activities, usually with a bedtime twist. Designed for preschool-aged children, but families with children of all ages are welcome.
SATURDAY STORYTIME – AT THE FARMER’S MARKET!
Saturday, May 28 at 10:30am
Join Miss Jen for a special Storytime at the Farmer’s Market! Look for us on the lawn, or inside the library if it is rainy.
PAINTINGS FOR PEACE: SUNFLOWERS
Saturday, May 7, 10:30am
Stand with Ukraine and peace with artist Mike Morehouse as he guides you to paint sunflowers. Space is limited and is first come, first served. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
ADULT CRAFT CLASSES:
SUNBURST YARD ORNAMENT
Thursday, May 19, 11am-12:30pm
Friday, May 20, 5:30-7pm
Create a dazzling unique yard ornament with wire and beads. All materials are provided. Click the link below to sign up. Space is limited and is first come, first served. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
HOUSEPLANTS FOR BEGINNERS
Thursday, May 26, 5-6pm
Join Molly Ross to learn about basic houseplant care and identifying needs such as when to repot, etc. People and plants welcome!
SIT & KNIT
Friday, May 13, 6-7pm
Novice and expert knitters welcome! Learn to knit or bring your own projects with you to show off. Some materials provided but you are welcome to bring in whatever you are working on. Enjoy some conversation with fellow knitters while you work!
ARE WE MISSING SOMETHING??
Did you know you can request materials for the library to purchase? To make a request, log into your LIBRARY ACCOUNT (in the upper right-hand corner, use your library card number and 10-digit phone number), click on the Reserves/Requests tab, and click the request link.
COLEMAN INSTANT CABIN TENT
The Coleman Instant Cabin makes getting camp set up quicker and easier than ever. You can assemble the tent in about a minute and then get started on your adventure! This 6-person tent offers enough room for two queen size air beds and comes with integrated storage pockets to help you keep small items organized.
CLICK HERE to learn how to become an LoT patron at the Buchanan District Library!
STORYWALK ON THE PRESERVES
March 21 – June 21
Take a Walk, Read a Book!
Chikaming Open Lands is hosting StoryWalk on the Preserves again this year! Check out four different stories at four different area parks from March 21 through June 21. Buchanan’s StoryWalk is at Burns Prairie Preserve on Mt. Zion Rd. Learn more here.
MEET OUR NEW STAFF!
Cheryl Ratcliffe | Circulation Assistant
Cheryl was born in Niles, Michigan, moved away to Illinois for 30 years, and moved back to Buchanan in 2020. She has four grown children and a dog named Stevie. Cheryl is a true “trekie,” enjoys singing and playing her guitar, collecting Barbie dolls, and of course, reading!
Ashley Phillips | Library Page
Ashley (or Ash) has lived in Buchanan since 2019. She works doing all kinds of jobs for the library, such as dusting shelves, cleaning up spills, watering plants and pretty much anything else that needs to get done! Ashley loves reading, watching movies, playing toontown, and just chilling with her cat Bonnie. She reads any book she can get her hands on and is a huge history nerd. It has always been her dream to work at a library and she is glad to be part of the team!
Check it out!
Curious about us? We now have an Our Staff page on our website!
Thank you for being part of the Buchanan District Library!
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