A Good Yarn

Calling all crocheters! Willard Library is offering a crochet club for anyone interested in meeting others who crotchet. Participants are invited to share tips and patterns while getting to know others in our community who share an interest in crocheting. Please bring the project you are working on or a crochet hook and a ball of yarn and we’ll help you get started.

Wednesdays,

April 4, 11, 18, and 25, May 2, 9, 16, and 23,

10-11 a.m.,

Willard Library Lower Level,

And,

Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25,

6:30-7:30 p.m.,

Helen Warner Branch

Teen Wednesdays

Students in fifth through 12th grades are invited to stop by after school to enjoy varied crafts, special activities, and share partnerships with community organizations.

Wednesdays through June 6 except April 4 during spring break

3-5 p.m.,

Willard Teen Room

Discovering Nature With Leila Arboretum

As a prelude to summer, representatives from Leila Arboretum will bring the great outdoors inside to the library. Preschoolers will discover the parts of a plant, nature sounds, flowers, bees, and many other wonders found in our backyards.

Wednesdays, April 11 through May 23,

11 a.m.,

Helen Warner Branch

Unraveled: A Knitting Club

Willard Library will offer a knitting club for anyone interested in meeting others who knit. Participants are invited to share tips and patterns while getting to know others in our community who share an interest in knitting. Please bring the project you are working on or knitting needles and a ball of yarn, and we’ll help you get started. 

Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26,

10-11a.m.,

Willard Library Lower Level,

And,

Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26,

6:30-7:30 p.m.,

Helen Warner Branch

Battle Creek Reads: Ellen Airgood

"South of Superior," by Ellen Airgood, is the 2018 Battle Creek Reads selection. Airgood will discuss her book, her writing process, and life in the Upper Peninsula. The novel tells the story of  Madeline Stone who leaves her Chicago life to live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. As she is drawn into the dramas of the small, tight-knit town, Madeline learns that it’s a place where times are tough and debts run deep, but where friendship, community, and compassion run deeper. Her books will be for sale and she will be signing them.

Thursday, April 19,

7 p.m.,

Kool Family Community Center,

200 W, Michigan Ave.

A League of Our Own

As the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League celebrates its 75th anniversary, meet Mary Moore, second-base player for the Battle Creek Belles during the 1951-52 season; Carol Sheldon, board director of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League; and Joseph Cooper, Battle Creek Belles manager for the 1952 season. Moore will share her memories of the team and what it was like to play all-girl baseball. Sheldon will provide an overview of the league, display her memorabilia and provide the color commentary as a league baseball archivist, fan, and expert. Cooper will talk about his time as manager.

Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m.,

Holiday Inn, 

12812 Harper Village Drive