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Registration for Howell Carnegie District Library summer fun begins on June 5

BUILD A BETTER WORLD with Summer Reading!
The Adult Summer Reading Program returns online with this year’s “Build a Better World” theme. For every book read or listened to and every adult library event attended, participants earn a chance to win a prize! Summer Reading sign up begins June 1, 2017 and the program continues through August 18, 2017.
101 Things That Happened On the Mackinac Bridge
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Meabon Room
2017 is the 60th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge. Michigan’s iconic 5-mile span has seen historic, tragic, and hilarious events. Take a trip through the first six decades of the bridge’s history to experience unusual crossings, triumph, and tragedy with historian Mike Fornes, author of Mackinac Bridge: A 50 Year Chronicle 1957-2007. Hear the stories, see the photos, and learn about the people who have made this engineering wonder a symbol of the state of Michigan. Drop in, no registration required.
Twelve Twenty-Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive Author Visit and Book Signing
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Meabon Room
Former Trains editor Kevin P. Keefe will discuss his new book, selected as one of Michigan’s 2017 Notable Books, and share the history of Pere Marquette 1225, made famous for its mainline excursions and the model for the steam locomotive in the blockbuster movie Polar Express. The locomotive, which visits Howell during Melon Festival, is the centerpiece of the Steam Railroad Institute in Owosso. Drop in, no registration required.
Adults Only Game Night
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Meabon Room
Game enthusiasts age 18+, come out for an evening of casual fun and games just for you! Bring your friends and meet some new ones. Drop in to play classic board games, card games, and discover new favorites from Dire Comics and Toyology staff. Play a few games, meet other like-minded gamers, and just have fun! Drop in, no registration required.
All Ages Game Night
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:30pm-7:45pm, Meabon Room
Calling game lovers of all abilities from 3-103! Drop by to play classic board games, card games, and discover new favorites from Dire Comics and Toyology staff. Bring your friends and meet some new ones. If you like to play games, you’re in for a great time! Drop in, no registration required.
Return of the Scavenger Hunt!
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6:00pm-10:00pm, $15/person
Our popular downtown digital scavenger hunt is back! Adults 21 years or older, gather your team of 2-4, grab your Internet-connected smart phone or tablet, and join us for an evening of fun out in fabulous downtown Howell. Meet in the Library’s Meabon Room for instructions, head out for the Hunt, and reconvene for a buffet dinner at Block Brewing (drinks not included). Registration required and begins online Monday, June 5, 2017. Payment is due at time of registration.
For more information, visit the Information Desk at the Howell Carnegie District Library at 314 W Grand River Ave, call 517-546-0720 x106, or see the library’s website at www.howelllibrary.org. The library’s hours are Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 12pm-4pm September through May.

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