What's Cooking and Drumming at the Library

Students will have an opportunity to learn heart-healthy cooking and food preparation. Participants will learn how small changes can make big differences for a family’s health and food budget. Students will sample and learn to prepare tasty and healthy foods to maximize nutrition. Also, students will have an opportunity to participate in cardio drumming. Food-related and exercise books will be available to check out.

3-4:45 p.m., third Thursdays,
Sept. 20, Oct. 18, and Nov. 15,
Willard Library Teen Room

Tween Nights

Students ages 9-14 are invited to a monthly teen night for special activities. Tweens will be able to become familiar with the teen room, meet other students, and work on a fun project on the third Thursday of the month.

5-7 p.m., Thursdays,
Willard Teen Room,

  • Sept. 20: Heart String Art project,
  • Oct. 11: Glow-in-the-dark Pumpkin Painting,
  • Nov. 15: Minecraft night with all things Minecraft

 

Tween Nights

Students ages 9-14 are invited to a monthly teen night for special activities. Tweens will be able to become familiar with the teen room, meet other students, and work on a fun project on the third Thursday of the month.

5-7 p.m., Thursdays,
Willard Teen Room,

  • Sept. 20: Heart String Art project,
  • Oct. 11: Glow-in-the-dark Pumpkin Painting,
  • Nov. 15: Minecraft night with all things Minecraft

 

The Model T Genius

Alan Naldrett will talk about his book, "Michigan's C. Harold Wills: The Genius Behind the Model T and the Wills Sainte Claire Automobile." One of the unsung heroes of the auto world, Wills designed the Model T when he worked as Henry Ford's right-hand man. Later, he founded his own company to produce the legendary Wills Sainte Claire. Model T owners are encouraged to bring their classic cars to the Willard Library parking lot for others to see after the author's talk. 

2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29,
Willard Meeting Room

Finding Your Roots Genealogy Series

Learn about researching your family history by attending a four-week Genealogy Series. The series on four consecutive Tuesdays is for beginners and more experienced researchers. The four weeks will culminate with Finding Your Roots Genealogy Day on Saturday, Nov. 10.

  • Oct. 16: Genealogy 101 – Learn about basic terms, records, and resources,
  • Oct 23: Genealogy Resources – Learn about many online and in-print resources that offer with valuable genealogy information,
  • Oct. 30: DNA 101 – Learn the basics of DNA and genealogy.
  • Nov. 6: Keep Track of Your Information – Tips and Tricks on organizing your information and truly knowing what you have.   

    7-8 p.m., Willard Meeting Room

Madcap Puppets Present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Travel down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto, and their best friends, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man. Madcap Puppets brings this epic adventure to life with puppets in this enchanting, family-friendly classic.

6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct.18,
Miller Stone Building, 77 Capital Ave. NE

Fall into the Arts

Willard will once again be a venue for Downtown Battle Creek's Art Walk: Fall into the Arts. Stop by to see the featured artist's work and enjoy a snack. Guests may try their own hand at art by decorating a book art pumpkin. While you're here, check out a movie for your weekend entertainment or learn about Willard's new app, downloading movies, music, books, and magazines.

5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19,
Willard Library

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