Inside this Vo lu m e 7 , I s s u e 2 issue: Summer Reading 2-3 4-5 Summer Reading Program Adult Programs 5 Sees Record Number of Children Participate Friends of the Library On August 18, the Dexter District Library 6-7 wrapped up another triumphant Summer Children’s and Teen Reading Program, drawing a record number of Programs children to the Library. This summer nearly 7 1,400 Dexter area children and teens partici- Calendar of Events pated in the programs “Be Creative @ Your Library” and “Express Yourself @ Your Library,” Director’s Corner 8 which encouraged children to continue reading throughout the summer. When the program began in June, elementary and middle school Dates to Remember: children set a goal for the number of books or amount of time they would read over the Drop-In Story time to Celebrate summer, while teenagers were asked to Grandparents Day. Make a complete a reading card based on the amount card for your Grandparents of time spent reading. Every week children following the program - Satur- visited the Library to record their progress and Summer Reading participants packed the lower level day, Sept 12 @ 11:00 AM (Continued on page 2) meeting room for OJ Anderson’s comedy program Library Card sign-up at Dexter that kicked off the Library’s summer programming Township Hall Monday Sept 14th from 2:30-4:30 PM Story Times Begin—Monday Sept COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES OFFERED 14 Registration required Computer Basics I – Tuesday The Library is please to offer class introduces participants to accounts and practical safety Sept 15 @ 9:30 AM Adults, several computer training two popular programs: Internet tips. Introduction to Social classes for adults. browser software (for searching Networking will be held on Registration Computer Basics I—Working the Internet and using Internet e- (9:30- Thursday, Sept. 17th (9:30- Super Stories book club for mail) and word processing 11:30AM), Tuesday, Sept. Grades K – 2 - Wednesday, hands-on at a computer, beginners will learn basic software. Participants are 29th(6:30- 29th(6:30-8:30PM). Sept 16 @ 4:30 PM, Registra- expected to have completed mouse and keyboarding skills. Please note, the computer tion Computer Basics I or have Participants will also learn training classes will take place in Introduction to Social Network- about the parts of a computer previous computer software the Library’s second floor ing – Thursday Sept 17 @ and types of equipment experience including basic computer area. General Internet 9:30 AM Adults, Registration including computer hardware keyboarding and mouse skills. access will not be available in Teen Movie and Popcorn Night – and software. Computer Computer Basics II will be held on this area during the training “10 Things I Hate About You” Basics I will be held on 13th(9:30- Tuesday, Oct. 13th(9:30- sessions. Questions regarding Thursday Sept 17 @ 6:30 PM 15th(9:30- Tuesday, Sept. 15th(9:30- 11:30AM), Thursday, Oct. the training classes can be Teen Book Discussion group – 11:30AM), Thursday, Oct. 29th(6:30- 29th(6:30-8:30PM). directed to the Library’s Technol- “City of Bones” trilogy – Satur- 1(6:30- 1(6:30-8:30PM), Thursday, Introduction to Social Network- ogy Librarian, Lee Martin. day, Sept 19 @ 2:00 PM 15th(9:30- Oct. 15th(9:30-11:30AM), ing—This class offers participants Registration for the computer 27th(6:30- Tuesday, Oct. 27th(6:30- an entre into the social networking training classes is available at Dexter Chamber Orchestra— 8:30PM) worlds of MySpace, Facebook and the second floor reference desk Sunday, Sept 20 @ 2:00 PM or by calling the Library at 426- (Continued on page 7) Computer Basics II—Working other sites such as Twitter. Learn hands-on at a computer, this how these sites work, how to start 4477. Page 2 Ex Libris Story Time, two Drop-In Craft Saturday of the month from Days and an Ice Cream Social 2:00 to 4:00. held at the Farmer’s Market. Teens were treated this year The Final Summer Reading to many new programs Program Wrap-Up in July brought targeted just for them. Duct “Ming the Magnificent” to the Tape Art, Podcasting 101, Library to perform his incredible Teen Actor Boot Camp with magic show for children while the Purple Rose Theater, an teens enjoyed a Pizza Party with Open Mic Coffee Reading as music from D.J. Jelly. Attendance well as Henna, West African for these performances on the Dance and Hand-Drumming lower level in the new Library Workshops all enjoyed was unprecedented. tremendous success this Additionally there were many summer. new programs added this Throughout the program, the summer targeted for specific Library held weekly prize ages. Two book discussion drawings. Several area groups for kids were introduced businesses and civic organiza- Parents and children enjoyed cake and face painting at the during the summer and will tions contributed money, Farmer’s Market as part of the Summer Reading Program kick off. (Continued from page 1) the summer. These events provided families with great received an incentive prize to entertainment coupled with a continue with the program. All message to keep reading. kids and teens who met their Performing at the Library this final reading goal in August summer were: O.J. Ander- received a plastic book bag son’s “Laughin’ Loud at the filled with an assortment of Library” comedy show, prizes, candy and gift certifi- Barnyard Express Live Animal cates. As always, the focus of Farm, Storyteller La’Ron the program was to encourage Williams, Lori Fithian’s children to read for fun and “Drummunity” totally hands- enjoyment while retaining their on music program, The reading skills throughout the Organization for Bat Conser- summer. vation, and Dan the Creature Once again, the Library hosted Man’s “Creature Feature” several entertaining and with live exotic ani- “Farmer John” Forshee brought his live animal show, the Barn- educational performers as well mals. Additional events held as special Library events during were Miss Cathy’s Bedtime yard Express to the Library for the Summer Reading Program. continue to run throughout the incentive prizes and gift year. “Super Stories” for kids in certificates to the program kindergarten through second this year. Their generosity grade and “Book Snackers” for allowed the Library to hold kids in grades three to five these special drawings for brought fun, food and new prizes as an additional friends to the Library. A Teen incentive for children to keep Book Discussion Group was also reading. Additionally, the formed and will continue Library held a Grand Prize beginning September 19 at 2:00 Drawing at the conclusion of p.m. Family Movie and Popcorn the Summer Reading Pro- Night for all ages began in June gram. All children and teens and will continue throughout the who met their summer year on the second Tuesday of reading goals entered their the month beginning at 6:30. reading records into the Teen Movie and Popcorn night drawings and names were also began in June and will selected at random. This year continue to run on the third 130 winners received prizes Thursday of every month in the Grand Prize Drawing. beginning at 6:30. Drop-In Wii Grand Prize Winners and their Sports and Snacks for ages 8 prizes are as follows: and up began in April and will Devon Durliat was a lucky winner of an iPod in the Summer continue to run on the last (Continued on page 3) Reading Program Grand Prize Drawing. Volume 7, Issue 2 Page 3 BIG THANKS GO OUT TO SUMMER READING SPONSORS Auntie Anne's Pretzels Dexter's Pub McDonalds - Baker Road Christine's McDonalds - N. Zeeb Road Colonial Lanes Friends of the Dexter Meijer - Jackson Road Market— Country Market—Dexter District Library Arbor- Meijer - Ann Arbor-Saline Curves for Women - Dexter Road Generations Together Nicola's Books Dancer's Edge @ The Law Offices of Rotary Club of Dexter "Studio D" Grohnert & Grohnert Target - Waters Road DTE Energy Jet's Pizza Westarbor Animal Hospital Dexter Pharmacy II Lion's Club of Dexter Whole Foods “Express Yourself @ Your tickets to a Detroit Tigers Pokemon Activity Books went to Additionally, the following Library” Summer Reading Baseball Game. Kate Herrema, Kiandra Powdhar, children who participated in Program for Teens either the Reading Program or $75 Family Passes to The Henry Rachel Pryslak and Andrew Kimi Camara, Owen Telesco the Read-to-Me Program won Ford went to Cora Boychuck and Spicer. $10 gift certificates to and Emma Woelkers each Marlee Guswiler. “Be Creative @ Your Library” Nicola’s Books: Aidan Alzoubi, received four tickets to a iPods went to Dylan Benson, Read-To-Me Club Lola Boynton, Julianne Detroit Tigers Baseball Game. Browning, Marissa Bryant, Devon Durliat, Sophia Gilson and $75 Family Passes to The Henry $75 Family Pass to The Henry Zachary Dicks, Clara Gauthier, Aidan Keyes. Ford went to J.P. Bowman and Ford went to Rachael Skye. Grisha Griffiths, Soren Gurney, $25 gift cards to the Quality 16 Brianna Harshe. Josiah Hayter, Kaitlin Helm- iPods went to Amanda Brown, Movie Theater went to Ben VTech Touch and Discover and holtz, Masie Inman, Riley Sophia Bryson and Zach Delduca, Ryan Kniesteadt, Kevin VTech Write and Learn went to Lindner, Elena Lu, Maudie McKenzie. McCullough, Lydia McMichael, Koenn, Sam Latshaw, Savannah Matthew Biggs, Kayla Dunklee $25 gift cards to the Quality 16 Bridgette Magnus, Lanna Norush, Elise Reich, Kara Rider, and Emily Root. Movie Theater went to Katelin Mitzel, Sophia Mitzel, Yusuf Alana Taylor and William Wen- $25 gift cards to the Quality 16 Delph, Bethany Hansen, Valerie Mohammad, Ben Murphy, dorf. Movie Theater went to Alexandre Megan Nicholson, Charlie Lewis, Emily Weber and Alex $25 gift card to Target went to Julius and Adam Slagell. Norton, Bobby Pnacek, Audrey West. Nina Rider. Gift certificates to Dancer’s Edge Prodin, Spencer Pryslak, $10 gift certificates to Dexter Mikey Ramey, Matthew Read, $20 gift certificate to Country went to Emma Brooks, Anastasia Pub went to Carissa Meier and Xavi Reyes, Maebel Robeson, Market went to Rayna Longo. Levin, Megan O’Day and Madelyn Peter Sculli. Noah Rosenzweig, Sara Gift certificates to Dancer’s Edge Simons. $10 gift certificate to Chris- Sheaffer, Amelia Shugart, went to Ellie Hershner, Maura Tub Tuners went to Violet Fore, Marissa Skinner, Nate tine’s went to Serena Palmer. Moller, Holly Robinson, Elizabeth Natalie Koenn and Elise Manion. Skinner, Kyle Sutton Two tickets to Purple Rose Shefferly and Jill Stairs. $10 gift cards to Toys R Us went Katie Wallace, Madison Theater went to Henry Lewis. $10 gift certificates to Dexter’s to Parker Cabbage, Greta Davis, Welshans, Danielle Westman, $5 gift cards to Jet’s Pizza went Owen Westphal and Kaylee Pub went to Jacob DeBerry, Rhan Alex Gilbert, Daphne Grant, to Kaiya Herman-Hilker and Witte. Prevost and Joe Ramey. Hailey Jakubowski, Mary Kluczyk, Daisy Prevost. Congratulations to all the $10 gift cards to Toys R Us went Amanda Lynden, Brendan A Klutz Book for Teens went to winners and readers who to Peter Boychuck, Dallin Dunn, Mekas, Kate Parachek and Jack Shelby McKenzie. participated in this year’s Jack Koenn, Ben Manly and Votaw. “Be Creative @ Your Library” Summer Reading Program! Matthew Weiss. $5 gift card to Jet’s Pizza went to The Library encourages Reading Club $10 gift cards to Whole Foods Anna Nickerson. parents and children to keep Delaney Arnedt, Nicole Bow, went to Dylan Lee, Gavin Children’s books went to Evelyn this wonderful program in Nicholas Gajarski and Lauren mind for next summer. Leschack, Devyn O’Clair, Brian Clemens, Colin Morrison and Penrose each received four Shefferly and Samantha Sutton. Olivia Napolitan. P age 4 Volume 7, Issue 2 L I B R A RY T O S TA RT N E W H I S T O RY T H E M E D B O O K C L U B F O R A D U LT S Is history and historical accessible and moving them left the small town Want to get in the Thanksgiv- fiction your passion? group biography portrays of Bedford, Va.-now the ing mood? Come read about Come join Dexter’s new- the men of Company A, site of the national D-Day one small town’s huge out- est book discussion club 116th Infantry Regiment, memorial-when the local pouring of love and support for on October 12, 2009 29th Infantry Division, National Guard was the soldiers who briefly passed from 7:00-8:30 in the who were part of the first called up in 1940; 34 through on their way to war. On lower level meeting wave at Omaha Beach in were still with the com- November 9th, the group will room. WWII. Initially, 103 of pany on D-Day. Of these, discuss “Once Upon a Town: The Somewhere in Time 19 died in a matter of The Miracle of the North Platte Book Club will meet on minutes and three more Canteen”, by New York Times the second Monday of perished in the Nor- Best Selling Author, Bob the month to discuss mandy campaign. Greene. books on a variety of The group will meet on On December 14th, the group historical events and may Monday, October 12 at will read “Silent Night: The Re- also sprinkle in some 7:00 p.m. markable Christmas Truce of quality historical fiction! The group will continue 1914”, by Stanley Weintraub. The selected book for to meet on the second To register or for further infor- the first club meeting will Monday of each month 734- mation, call Lisa Ryan at 734- be, “The Bedford Boys”, at 7:00 PM. 426-4477 (ext 119). Light 426- by Alex Kershaw. This refreshments will be served. L I B R A RY WILL NOT BE ADDING VIDEO GAMES Over the last several months, able Playstation), X-Box, X-Box modest starter collection of games have come from chil- the Library has received several 360, Nintendo Wii and Nin- as few as 20 titles in all for- dren, the Library feels it bet- requests to add video games to tendo DS. Unlike a book, DVD mats could cost $7,000 as ter to leave the content deci- the circulating collection. At this or audio CD, a single title can- well as translate into a signifi- sions in the hands of individ- point in time, the Library will not not be used across game plat- cant ongoing expense for the ual parents. be adding a section for video forms. With this wide variety of Library. This expense could The Library does offer Wii games. platforms, the Library would only be covered by reducing gaming days at the Library. The primary reason behind this need to collect titles in most, if the amount of money allo- These programs have cen- decision is cost. The video not all, platforms to ensure cated to the book, CD, DVD tered on the Wii Sports game industry has many com- patrons could use a given title and audio book budgets. games and are offered on a peting game platforms that pro- on their specific equipment. Additionally, the majority of regular, monthly schedule. duce the same title. Currently, With video games running new video game titles re- Please see the Teen events there are several major game from $25 to $70 per title, carry- leased contain some level of on page 6 for Wii gaming producers and platforms includ- ing a single title in the Library violent content. Since the dates as well a wide variety of ing Sony Playstation 2, Sony could cost up to $350. A very majority of requests for video other programs. Playstation 3, PSP (Sony’s Port- L I B R A RY G A L L E RY H O S T S F A L L E X H I B I T I O N A change of seasons and a ture through the forms, color, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Come change of art comes to the texture and certainly the art- meet the artists, discuss their Library. On Tuesday, Septem- ist's intention. work and view the show. The ber 1, the Library’s Fall art An Artist’s Reception will be lower level gallery is also open installation will be available held on Friday, September 25 during normal Library hours. for viewing. This exhibit titled "Spirit of Landscapes" shows that there are unlimited renditions of the physical ideality of na- ture. Whether realistic and easily recognizable or com- plex and less obvious, we connect with the spirit of na- Ex Libris P age 5 M USIC AT THE L IBRARY Ask The Dexter District Library is brary on Sunday, October 11th given to the contributions of the proud to host a series of con- at 2:00. The River Raisin 2:00 African Americans and the certs by the Dexter Community Revue is a professional thea- obstacles that they overcame Pediatricians Orchestra. Please join us on ter orchestra committed to to perfect and immortalize Sunday, September 20, 2009 educating and entertaining this uniquely American art With over 94 years of at 2:00 p.m. for the first in a audiences with the unique form. This program was made series of four chamber con- American style of music called possible by donations in combined pediatric certs. This presentation will ragtime. With educational memory of Phil Davis and the experience, Drs. Dan include a woodwind quintet narrative and gifted musi- concert will be held in his Chapman, Mary West- performing works by Handel, cians you will be exposed to honor. No registration is hoff & Brad Judge, Beethoven, and Leigh Daniels, the cultural and social condi- necessary. For further infor- will be available on Chamber Orchestra member tions of turn-of-the-century mation please contact: Lisa Thursday, October and composer. The Orchestra America. Special emphasis is Ryan at 734-426-4477. 22, from 7:00 –8:30 will also appear on Sunday, November 15th at 2:00 PM. PM to address ques- Both performances will be tions that you have held in the lower level of the about pediatric medi- Library. Light refreshments cine and caring for will be served. children. The doctors The River Raisin Ragtime will field questions Revue will perform at the Li- from the audience about such issues as F R I E N D S O F T H E L I B R A RY childhood obesity, flu The Friends of the Dexter replenish the Friends bank the Library’s Summer Read- prevention, vaccina- District Library have had a account after their generous ing program, contributing tion safety, diabetes, very successful summer, cul- donation of $15,000 for $2,500 to help the Library fevers, requesting minating in their best ever sponsorship of the second offset costs for performers, Book Sale during Dexter floor quiet reading room. The supplies and incentive prizes referrals and medical Daze. On August 15th, the Friends of the Library ap- for participating children. myths. Special Pro- Friends held their annual proved this sponsorship which With the Friends support, the gram Note: The Doc- clearance sale. Over 700 covered the cost of the fire- Library was able to maintain people visited the Book Sale place, and all the furnishings the level of weekly incentive tors will only be pro- and the Friends sold over for this lovely space. prizes as well as the Grand viding general infor- $2,500 worth of used books The Friends also provided Prizes even though participa- mation on the topics during the Sale! substantial sponsorship for tion in the program in- creased. of audience concern. This great response will help They will not be ex- amining or evaluating H O L O C AU S T S U RV I VO R T O S P E A K , any patients. Be- D I S P L AY A R T AT L I B R A RY cause of some sensi- The Dexter Library is proud to ing, her family lived in the tive topics that might host Miriam Brysk, PhD, Holo- woods as partisans. Experi- be discussed, this caust survivor, artist, and ence the plight of millions of program is for adults author of “Amidst the Shad- Jewish children through the ows of Trees”. Dr. Brysk will artwork and commentary of only. Light refresh- be visiting the Library on Sun- this engaging and talented ments will be served. day, October 18 and speak at survivor. Dr. Brysk’s artwork For additional infor- 1:00 PM and allow a gener- will be on view between ous amount of time for ques- 1:00 – 4:00 PM in the lower mation please con- tions and answers. level meeting room. Light tact Lisa Ryan 734- refreshments will be served. As a young child Dr. Brysk For further information 426-4477 (ext 119). and her family escaped the infamous Lida ghetto in what please contact Lisa Ryan at is today, Belarus. After escap- 734-426-4477 (Ext. 119). Ex Libris P age 6 Fall and Winter for Teens: Creepy, Animated, Yummy and Creative! Teens at the Dexter Library, sketch pads and much anyone in grades 6-12, have more! Manga art is due to the some really exciting events com- Library by Wednesday, Octo- ing up this Fall and Win- ber 21st in order to be consid- ter! September starts off with ered for the contest. See Teen Movie and Popcorn night “Manga Contest” handout for featuring a screening of “10 more details (available at the Things I Hate About You” rated Youth Reference Desk and in PG- Thursday, PG-13. On Thursday, September the Young Adult room). 17th at 6:30 p.m. this funny, On Saturday, October 24th modern adaptation of Shake- 2:00- from 2:00-3:00 p.m. manga speare’s The Taming of the Gallagher, artist Fred Gallagher author Shrew will make you and artist of the popular laugh. Adults are welcome as Megatokyo series will be com- well as teens. ing to the Dexter Library! He’ll The following Saturday, Septem- Saturday, Participants at the “Rocks and Robots” program this past spring had a chance give a presentation, an art ber 19th will feature a book dis- to assemble computerized robots and test their robots’ skills in the sumo ring. demo and you’ll have a cussion of Cassandra Clare’s chance to meet him in per- extremely popular “City of Bones” son. Following his presenta- quired and will begin on Octo- vided. Registration is required and from the Mortal Instruments tril- tion the Manga contest win- ber 17. will begin on November 26. ogy. Join us on the lower level ners will be announced! Back by popular demand, on On Thursday, December 17th for 2:00- from 2:00-3:00 p.m. to eat On Thursday October 29th at Thursday November 12th Teen Movie and Popcorn Night we chocolate and discuss these 6:30 p.m. start gearing up for 3:00- 3:00-4:30 p.m. we will be slap- will be showing the fun, slap-stick books. Halloween with the dark, Drop- doing another Drop-in Duct comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” at Take a break after school on haunting and intriguing ani- Tape Art for Teens. Join us in 6:30 p.m. Rated PG. Thursday, September 24 for “Coraline” mated film “Coraline”. Rated the conference room on the Saturday, December 26th from some Wii Gaming on the big PG. lower level and create a duct 2:00- p.m. 2:00-4:00 p.m take a break from screen at the Library from 2:30 to Come dressed up on Satur- tape masterpiece! You will Holiday festivities to hang out with 4:30 PM. This drop in program is day, October 31st between get a chance to make a wal- your friends, enjoy the snacks and for ages 8 and up. 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. and start let, ID holder or creation of play Wii on the BIG screen! Ages 8 On Saturday, October 3rd from 1- 1- your trick-or-treating early your choice. All materials will and up. 4 p.m. come to the Library for an Drop- during the Drop-In Wii Hallow- be provided. Thursday, On Thursday, January 21st at 6:30 informal game of chess. Local een party. There will be goody For Teen Movie and Popcorn p.m. we will celebrating Australia U.S. Expert Rey Santiago will play bags and full-size candy bar night at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs- month by showing “Rabbit Proof up to 12 people at the same prizes for high scores. For day, day, November 19th we will Fence” for Teen Movie and Popcorn time! Come to play or just to ages 8 and up. be showing “Spirited Away,” a night. Based on a true story, it’s pow- watch. All ages. Refreshments. On Saturday, November 7th dazzling film filled with gor- erful tale of hope and survival. “At a 18th- October 18th-24th is Teen Read 3:15- jump- 3:15-4:15 get a jump-start on geous animation. An unfor- time when it was Australian govern- Week. your holiday cards! Join local gettable story from one of the ment policy to train aboriginal chil- artist Pam O’Hara of Artistica most celebrated filmmakers dren as domestic workers and inte- Celebrate Teen Read Week and for a card making work- in animated cinema. Don’t grate them into white society, young “Read Beyond @ Your Library” shop. Go home with a gor- miss this one! Rated PG. Molly Craig decides to lead her little with a manga drawing con- geous hand-made card. All Saturday, November 28th sister and cousin in a daring escape test! Enter the contest for a materials will be pro- 2:00- from 2:00-4:00 p.m. we will from their internment camp. Molly chance to win fabulous vided. Teens-Adults wel- have another Drop-In Wii for Drop- and the girls, part of what would be- prizes; manga drawing kits, come. Registration is re- ages 8 and up. Hang out with come known as Australia's "Stolen your friends, enjoy the snacks Generations," must then elude the and play Wii on the BIG authorities on a dangerous 1,500- screen! mile adventure along the rabbit-proof fence that bisects the continent and Not sure what to get for that will lead them home.” person who has everything this holiday season? Come to Do you like chocolate? Then sign-up the Library on Thursday, De- for this workshop! On Thursday, 3:00- cember 10th from 3:00-4:30 3:30- January 28th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. you p.m. and create a beautiful will have the chance to learn about hand-made mosaic tile in hand- the history of chocolate and how it is their favorite color or maybe made in addition to tasting several featuring their initials. The unique and decadent chocolates possibilities are endless. All from Zingermans, for free! Open to Jeffrey Knight,10, of Dexter reacts during "drop-in Wii on the big screen" at the materials will be pro- grades 6-12. Registration is required Dexter Library. (Photo by Mark Bialek) and will begin on January 14. Volume 7, Issue 2 P age 7 L I BRARY PROGRAM CALENDAR Computer Basics II – Tuesday, Computer Basics II – Thursday Dexter Chamber Orchestra— (Continued from page 1) Oct 13 @ 9:30 AM Adults, Oct 29 - 6:30 PM Adults, Sunday, Nov 15 @ 2:00 PM Book Snackers book club for Registration Registration Book Snackers book club for Grades 3 – 5 - Wednesday, Family Movie and Popcorn Teen Movie and Popcorn Night Grades 3 – 5 - Wednesday, Sept 23 @ 4:30 PM Registra- Night “Monsters Inc.” - Tues- – “Coraline” – Thursday, Oct Nov 18 @ 4:30 PM Registra- tion day, Oct 13 @ 6:30 PM 29 @ 6:30 PM tion Drop in Wii Sports – Thursday, Super Stories book club for Drop-In Halloween Story Time Teen Movie and Popcorn Night Sept 24 @ 2:30 PM Grades K - 2. - Wednesday, and Craft - Friday, Oct 30 @ – “Spirited Away” – Thur. “Spirit of the Landscapes” Art- Oct 14 @ 4:30 PM Registra- 1:00 PM All Ages Nov 19 @ 6:30 PM ists’ reception – Friday Sept tion. Drop in Wii gaming – Wear Wild Swan Theater Presents: 25 @ 6:30 PM Computer Basics I @ the Li- your Halloween Costume! – American Short and Tall Introduction to Social Network- brary Thursday, Oct 15 @ Saturday, Oct 31 @ 2:00PM Tales - Friday, Nov 20 @ 2:00 ing – Tuesday Sept 29 @ 9:30 AM Adults, Registration Sip-n-Stitch - Tuesday, Nov 3 @ PM All Ages 6:30 PM Adults, Registration Joel Tacey's "Spooktacular 7:00 PM Drop-In Thanksgiving Story Computer Basics I @ the Library Comedy Show" - Saturday, Holiday card workshop for Time and Craft - Wednesday, Thursday, Oct 1 @ 6:30 PM Oct 17 @ 11:00 AM Teens and Adults – Satur- Nov 25 @ 11:00 AM Adults, Registration Miriam Brysk, author, artist day, Nov 7 @ 3:15 PM Drop in Wii Sports – Saturday, Chess Expert Rey Santiago and holocaust survivor dis- Family Movie and Popcorn Nov 28 @ 2:00 PM takes on up to 12 opponents cussion and art show Sun- Night “Ratatouille” - Tues- Sip-n-Stitch - Tuesday, Dec 1 @ at once – Saturday, Oct 3 @ day, Oct 18 @ 1:00 PM day, Nov 10 @ 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM Book Snackers book club for Super Stories book club for Family Movie and Popcorn Howell Nature Center presents Grades 3 – 5 Wednesday, Grades K – 2 - Wednesday, Night “The Muppet Christ- "Creatures of the Night" live Oct 21 @ 4:30 PM Registra- Nov 11 @ 4:30 PM Registra- mas Carol” - Tuesday, Dec 8 animal program - Monday, tion tion @ 6:30 PM Oct 5 @ 1:00 PM Entries due for the Art for Duct Tape Art for Teens – Mosaic Tile Workshop for Sip-n-Stitch - Tuesday, Oct 6 @ Teens: Manga Drawing Con- Thursday, Nov 12 @ 3:00 Teens – Thursday, Dec 10 @ 7:00 PM test: - Wednesday, Oct 21 PM 3:00 PM Registration River Raisin Ragtime Review - Ask the Pediatricians - Thurs- "Making Egg Rolls With Ming" - Teen Movie and Popcorn Night Sunday, Oct 11 @ 2:00 PM day, October 22 @ 7:00 PM Saturday, Nov 14 @ 11:00 – “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” – Somewhere in Time Book Dis- Fred Gallagher, artist and au- AM Ages 6 and up, Registra- Thursday, Dec 17 @ 6:30 PM cussion Group - Monday, Oct thor of “Megatokoyo” - Sat- tion Drop-In Christmas Story Time, 12 @ 7:00 PM Adults urday, October 24 @2 PM— Craft and Live Reindeer Mon- Teens day, Dec 21 @ 11:00 AM Super Stories and Book Snackers Groups Continue this Fall This summer, the Library Grades Grades. Parents may register initiated two new programs for for this monthly celebration of elementary aged children. favorite characters from chil- The Super Stories and Book dren’s literature. Stories, January 20 the group will be cuss Paula Danzinger’s book Snackers programs proved activities and crafts follow the discussing the Amelia Bedelia “Amber Brown Goes Fourth.” popular and will continue this theme each month. Registra- books. Wednesday, October 21 will fall. tion begins 2 weeks prior to The Book Snackers book dis- see the group discussing “The Super Stories is a book dis- each program. The Super cussion group is designed for Spyderwick Chronicles.” On cussion group for children in Stories group will meet on children in Grades 3-5. Books 3- Wednesday, November 18 Kindergarten through 2nd Wednesday, September 16th are chosen in advance so that Kirkpatrick Hill’s book “The and the theme will be “Back the children can read the Year of Miss Agnes” will be up to School with Arthur,” a dis- book and come prepared for for discussion and on cussion of the children’s fa- discussion. Snacks are pro- Wednesday, January 27 the vorite Arthur the Aardvark vided. Registration begins group will tackle “Whales on books. On Wednesday, Octo- after the previous month’s Stilts” by M.T. Anderson. ber 14th, the group will read meeting. Group meets one Start times for all programs “Where the Wild Things Are” Wednesday a month at 4:30 are at 4:30 PM and registra- by Maurice Sendak. On tion can be made in-person at pm. Wednesday, November 11, the Juvenile Reference Desk “Mo’ Willems Pigeon” will be On Wednesday, September 23, Book Snackers will dis- or by calling the Library at discussed and on Wednesday, 426-4477. Dexter District Library 3255 Alpine Street Non-Profit Dexter, MI 48130 Organization U.S. Postage Phone: 734-426-4477 PAID Fax: 734-426-1217 Permit No. 84 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dexter, MI Hours: Postal Patron Mon-Fri: 9 AM—9 PM Sat: 9 AM—5 PM Dexter District Library Sun: 1 PM—5 PM Visit us on the Web www.dexter.lib.mi.us Mission The Dexter District Library serves everyone by being a center for popular materials Director’s Corner by Paul McCann in a variety of print, It has been a whirlwind fall for Michigan’s access to a wide variety of full text magazine audiovisual and electronic libraries as the Governor and Legislature articles, research databases, newspapers, car formats. ponder the State budget and attempt to bring repair manuals, practice employment tests, busi- things into balance. Unfortunately, public ness information, and consumer health informa- Board of Trustees libraries are coming up on the short end of tion. These databases are available both in the the stick. Library and at home. • Martha Davis, President In July, the Governor issued Executive Order Both services enhance local resources by pro- • Rosemary Quigley, Vice 2009-36 which, among other cuts, called for viding citizens access to a broad array of informa- President abolishing the Library of Michigan and the tion that is unavailable on individual library State Librarian position and moving these shelves. • James LaVoie, Treasurer responsibilities to the Department of Educa- Without continued support in the form of State tion. The Order also called for further cuts in Aid, federal matching funds will be reduced and • Pat Cousins, Secretary State Aid to Public Libraries. the resources will not be sustainable. The Michi- • Linda Chapman In August, this Order was rejected by the gan Library Association is lobbying the Legisla- Senate. The Senate has proposed an alterna- ture and the Governor to retain funding for State • Barbara Davenport tive that, while keeping the Library of Michi- Aid at the current level of $10 million dollars per gan intact, would see an additional 25% re- year. This level represents a 33% reduction from • Mike DeAngelo the Constitutionally mandated rate, before cur- duction in State Aid to Public Libraries. • Donna Palmer State Aid to Public Libraries is the basis for rent year reductions are considered. Should the federal matching dollars that provide a wide State impose further cuts to State aid, this will Library Staff variety of services to the Dexter District Li- not only lead to the elimination of the MeL pro- brary patrons, as well as libraries throughout grams, but will also jeopardize the Library’s coop- • Paul McCann, Library erative, The Library Network, which provides the State. Director management of our shared catalog. Two very popular Statewide programs are at • Cathy Jurich, Head of Youth risk due to these cuts. The MeLcat interli- Cuts to State Aid represent less than 0.01% of Services brary loan service and the MeL databases savings in the State budget. The impact to local may be eliminated. The MeLcat system al- libraries will be the loss of over $500 million of • Lisa Ryan, Head of Adult lows patrons to search over 300 public, aca- value in MeL resources. The Michigan Library Services demic and school libraries throughout the Association is encouraging citizens with concerns State, request items not owned locally and to contact their legislators to express their opin- • Lee Martin, Technology ions. To that end, a web site has been set up at: have them delivered to the Dexter District Librarian http://www.milibrariesforthefuture.com/ Library for pickup. This service greatly ex- • Mary Graulich, Circulation pands citizen access to information. to provide current information as the situation in Supervisor Likewise, the MeL databases provide instant Lansing continues to unfold.