New Young Adult Book Club, Valentine Crafts, & More at Fremont Library
The Fremont Area District Library is planning to host several fun and educational events in February for the whole family. These events are FREE, as always.
The Winter Reading Challenge for all ages continues through March 3rd. Children can sign up in the Children’s Department and teens and adults can sign up at the Reference Desk. Each age group will get a reading log with a challenge to complete, and when finished, you can bring it in for a prize. Teens will also be entered into raffle drawings for each book read and a grand prize drawing when finished, and children who finish will have a grand prize drawing as well. Winter Reading is generously sponsored by Koffee Kuppe and Friends of the Fremont Area District Library.
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. A special Drop-In Valentine Craft Saturday will be on February 11th from 10:00-12:00 in the Children’s Department. We’ll also be showing a Children’s Afternoon Movie on Thursday, February 23rd at 3:30 p.m. Snacks will be served, and all are welcome. Saturday Storytime for children up to age 5 will be on February 25th at 11:00 a.m.
Fit for Life Exercise is on Mondays at Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. This is a low-impact exercise class perfect for all adults and levels of fitness. Junk Journaling for ages 10 and up will take place on Thursday, February 9th anytime between 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is a scrapbooking and journal hybrid. Use up what you have and supplement with found, recycled, repurposed and thrifted items. Materials provided. We’ll show the movie Till for our Movie Monday on February 13th at 2:00 p.m. (PG-13; 130 min). Snacks will be provided.
The Wednesday Readers Book Group will meet on Monday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. The Non-Fiction Book Discussion will meet on Monday, February 20th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss Between the World & Me by Ta-Nehisi. The Daytime Book Group will meet on Thursday, February 23rd at 12:30 p.m. to discuss Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore. Plus, we are starting a brand new book group for both high schoolers and adults called the Young Adult Book Club. This group will be reading young adult books and eating pizza and snacks by the north fireplace while discussing the books together. The first book title will be chosen soon, so check back with us if interested! 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 groups.
For more information about any of these events, please contact the library at 231-924-3480 or visit www.fremontlibrary.net.
4-H families from around the county gathered for 4-H Family Day at Camp Newaygo! Between archery, hiking the wetland trail, and crafting pinecone birds, youth and adults alike enjoyed the day. Of course, between activities, everyone enjoyed s'mores and hot cocoa while warming up around a bonfire. Special thanks Scott Lakin and the staff of Camp Newaygo for coordinating the activities and to Newaygo 4-H Council for sponsoring the event. 4-H Family Day has become an annual event happening at various sites throughout the county!
DNR announces new 'free snowmobiling weekend'
Photos courtesy if Jim Maike
Next month, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will debut its free snowmobiling weekend, which will allow snowmobilers to operate their machines over a two-day period without the requirement of a snowmobile registration or trail permit.
The dates for the free snowmobiling weekend are Feb. 11-12.
The Michigan Legislature approved bills requiring the DNR to offer the weekend, saying it will allow experienced riders to bring along friends new to the sport who may get hooked on the experience for a lifetime.
Michigan also offers Free ORV and Free Fishing weekends each year.
"Free Snowmobiling Weekend is a great opportunity for those that haven’t dusted off their snowmobiles to jump on the trails," said Ron Olson, chief of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division. “It’s also a great time for out-of-state visitors to come explore thousands of miles of trails found in the Upper and Lower peninsulas.
During these weekends, the requirement of a license, registration or trail permit is suspended, but operators and anglers must still adhere to all regulations and rules governing these activities.
For more information on snowmobiling in Michigan, including trail maps, visit Michigan.gov/Snowmobiling.
Kids love art! Whether they are getting messy with paints, drawing with markers, or just plain doodling, there’s nothing that makes young people happier than creating their own art! The Discover 4-H! Club, which began meeting in December at local libraries, allows kids a chance to do all that while having fun! The Discover 4-H! Club will feature different hands-on art projects each month through April.
To learn more, contact Laurie Platte Breza, 4-H Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or by calling the MSU Extension office at 231-928-1056. The Discover 4-H! Club is open to youth, ages 5 - 19