Watercolor, Fitness Classes, Book Swap, Author Talk, & More at Fremont Library
The Fremont Area District Library is planning to host several fun and educational events in April for the whole family. These events are FREE, as always.
Local writer Susan Zerlaut King, author of Out of the Wilderness, a History of Sitka, Michigan, will be at the library to speak about what led her to write her newest novel, Crabtree. Susan will also have books available to purchase and will be signing. In Crabtree, Patrick Crabtree and his sister Janet are faced with the task of going through their father's belongings and preparing the family farm for sale after his death. The difficult relationship they had with their father, especially after the loss of their mother, was always going to make this a painful task. What they discover in the process, however, changes everything they thought they knew about their family. This event will take place in the library’s Community Room on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m.
Watercolor Fun for Kids will be in the Children’s Department during Spring Break on Wednesday, April 6th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. We'll have all the supplies you need to make a fun watercolor creation. Come anytime between 1:00-3:00 p.m. While your kids are hunting for books in the Children's Department the week of April 11th-16th, they might find some Easter eggs hidden to take home too! Eggs will be hidden by the Easter Bunny all week. Storytimes run until April 14th. Toddler Storytime, for babies and toddlers up to age 3, will be held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., and Family Storytime for children up to age 5 will be held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Saturday Storytime, for children up to age 5 will be on April 30th at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Room. Masks are recommended at all Storytimes during this time. We’ll also be showing an Afternoon Movie on Thursday, April 21st at 3:30 p.m. The movie title is to be determined, and will be announced at a later date. Snacks will be served, and all are welcome.
A Homeschool Curriculum: Browse & Chat event will take place in the Community Room on April 12th between 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come and see what other local homeschoolers are using to educate their children. Browse through curriculum and chat with other homeschoolers to get your questions answered. Come anytime between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and we will also have an area set aside near the end of the event to place curriculum anyone can take for free. Junk Journaling for ages 10 and up will take place on April 14th anytime between 3:00-5:00. This is a scrapbooking and journal hybrid. Use up what you have and supplement with found, recycled, repurposed and thrifted items. Materials provided. In honor of Earth Day, we’re having a Spring Fling Book Swap. Let's practice "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" by bringing in books in good condition you'd like to part with, and swapping them with books that others bring in. Just bring your books to the Community Room between 2:30-4:30 on April 22nd, let us know how many you're swapping, and then pick out your "new" books for free! All ages are welcome, and snacks will be provided.
We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting some fitness classes at the library on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 18th-May 25th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Fit for Life is a functional movement class designed to move the whole body through a series of seated and standing exercises that will increase strength, muscular endurance, balance, and flexibility. Class is low impact and great for ALL levels of fitness who are interested in working on their overall health. This class will be instructed by ACSM- certified personal trainer Megan Dickinson. Megan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with minors in psychology and nutrition from Central Michigan University. She has been working in the fitness industry for 9 years and enjoys working with all fitness levels.
The Wednesday Readers Book Group will meet on Monday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, and the Daytime Book Group will meet on Thursday, April 28th at 12:30 p.m. (title TBD). Anyone is welcome to join these book groups. Books for these groups are available at the library’s front desk ahead of the meeting if you’d like to check out a copy and join the group.
For more information about any of these events, please contact the library at 231-924-3480 or visit www.fremontlibrary.net.
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