Stories at Sundown

Get connected to your community through Stories at Sundown, a conversation with the people who make Battle Creek the best city of its size in the nation. Host Michael McCullough, Willard community engagement and local digital collection librarian, interviews guests about authors, books, films, and other work.

Monday, Nov. 8 and 15, and Dec. 6 and 13, 7 p.m.,
Live streaming on Willard's Facebook Page, YouTube, and WillardLibrary.org

Little Explorers: Dragons – in the Library! Story Time

Are there dragons – in the library? Preschoolers may join Miss Alisha for a magical, mythical story time featuring a few friendly dragons. Do dragons make good pets? Do they love tacos as much as we do? Come find out! Materials for this story time will be included in the Little Explorer on the Go bags.

Monday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.,
Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.,
Downtown Children's Room,
And live streaming on Facebook, 

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.,
Helen Warner Branch

Mind Your Manners: A Bilingual Story Time

Mind your manners by joining Miss Nicole and Miss Mawi for a dino-riffic good time. Follow along as they read the story, "How Do Dinosaurs Show Good Manners?" by Jane Yolen. This silly book features some unmannerly dinosaurs and shows how to use good manners instead. They also will make dinosaur crafts and explore what good manners are. This program will be in English and Burmese. The November Little Explorers on the Go kits will contain the materials and crafts for this program.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m.,
Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Mind Your Manners: A Bilingual Story Time

Mind your manners by joining Miss Nicole and Miss Mawi for a dino-riffic good time. Follow along as they read the story, "How Do Dinosaurs Show Good Manners?" by Jane Yolen. This silly book features some unmannerly dinosaurs and shows how to use good manners instead. They also will make dinosaur crafts and explore what good manners are. This program will be in English and Burmese. The November Little Explorers on the Go kits will contain the materials and crafts for this program.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m.,
Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

In Memory of ... Activity

Holiday cheer is in the air, but it's not a happy time of the year for everyone, especially if some loved ones are no longer in your life. Program leaders will discuss the stages of grief and offer participants opportunities to make mementos.

Space is limited and first-come, first-serve

Memory Candle,
Tuesday, Nov. 9,
Adults: 11 a.m.,
Families: 6 p.m.,

Memory Ornament,
Tuesday, Dec. 7,
Adults: 11 a.m.,
Families: 6 p.m.,

All programs will be in the Downtown Creative Space

In Memory of ... Activity

Holiday cheer is in the air, but it's not a happy time of the year for everyone, especially if some loved ones are no longer in your life. Program leaders will discuss the stages of grief and offer participants opportunities to make mementos.

Space is limited and first-come, first-serve

Memory Candle,
Tuesday, Nov. 9,
Adults: 11 a.m.,
Families: 6 p.m.,

Memory Ornament,
Tuesday, Dec. 7,
Adults: 11 a.m.,
Families: 6 p.m.,

All programs will be in the Downtown Creative Space