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December's List of Events

Book Discussion Groups 

Dec 1    Wednesday Evening Book Club at Interlochen Public Library

Meets 1st Wed., every month, 6 pm (previously met at 6:30 pm now meeting at 6 pm) at Interlochen Public LibraryThe book discussed is The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell.  Sign up and check out the book at Interlochen Public Library.  For more info call the library 231-276-6767. 

Dec 9    Thursday Morning Book Club at Interlochen Public Library

Meets 2nd Thur., every month, 10 am at Interlochen Public Library.  On Dec 9th at 10 am, the group will discuss and decide upon the 2022 book selection reading list while enjoying a potluck brunch together.  Bring your ideas for books to read and a dish to share.  For more info call the library 231-276-6767.  

Jan 13    Book Discussion: The Women of Copper County at Interlochen Public Library

The community is invited to join us for a book discussion on Jan 13, 5-6 pm at Interlochen Public Library where we will discuss The Women of Copper County by Mary Doria Russell.  This Great Michigan Read is presented by Michigan Humanities and Supported by National, Statewide, and Local Partners including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Meijer Foundation.  For more info call the library 231-276-6767.  

Tweens and Crafts  

Dec 7, 14, 21, 28    Tween Tuesday at Interlochen Public Library

Tweens join us every Tue., in Dec, 3:30–4:30 pm at Interlochen Public Library. Tweens will share interests and ideas whilst exploring media in a positive and safe space.  For more info call the library 231-276-6767.

 Special Programs and Events 

Nov 29 -Dec 31    Friends of Interlochen Public Library Holiday Mitten Tree

Donate new or hand-made mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats to the Friends Holiday Mitten Tree, Nov 29 - Dec 31, during regular hours at Interlochen Public Library. Donated items will help keep little hands, feet, & heads warm this winter.  

Nov 29-Dec 31    Friends of Interlochen Public Library Holiday Book Sale

The Friends Holiday Book Sale, open to the public, will be held Nov 29–Dec 31 at Interlochen Public Library.  The sale will run daily during regular library hours, offering a wonderful selection of gift-quality, good as new books, just in time for the holidays. All proceeds benefit library programs.

 

Dec 6   Healthy Holiday Substitutes Let’s Modify Those Recipes at Interlochen Public Library 

Healthy Holiday Cooking! A healthier holiday meal doesn't have to mean a big plate of raw vegetables. It can just involve a small change here and there. Join us as Dianna Teasdale shows us how to use substitutions to lighten up our favorite holiday recipes.  Wonder if one of your favorite holiday recipes can be modified? Bring a copy with you, and Dianna will let you know!  Dianna is a holistic nutritionist, coach, cook, and the founder of Limitless Foundations, LLC.  Join us for this free event on Mon., Dec 6, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, at Interlochen Public Library. This is a Health and Wellness Live Your Best Life Program funded with a grant from the Allen Foundation.  For more info call the library at 231-276-6767. 

Dec 7    Grief and the Holidays: Remembering Our Loved Ones at Interlochen Public Library

If you are missing a loved one as the holidays are being celebrated, please join us on Tue., Dec 7, 2 pm–4 pm at Interlochen Public Library to find comfort, share memories and receive compassionate support on your journey with grief. Please bring a photograph of your loved one or a special item that connects you with your loved one to share.  A comfort kit will be given to each participant. Facilitated by Sharon A. Neumann, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist. This program is free, open to the public, and part of the library’s Health & Wellness: Live Your Best Life program series.  Funded with a grant from the Allen Foundation.  For more info call the library 231-276-6767.  

Dec 18   Friends of Interlochen Public Library Presents: In Memory of LOIS LARSON DRISCOLL, David Holland, Viola,   and Joan Raeburn Holland, Harp.  

The special concert will take place on Sat., Dec. 18, 2021, at 2 pm at Interlochen Public Library. Joan Raeburn Holland is currently Instructor of Harp at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and Associate Professor of Harp for the University of Michigan.  She is Co-Principal Harpist of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and Principal Harpist of the Midland Symphony Orchestra. David Holland is the former instructor of Viola at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the adjunct teacher of Viola at Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan, and former Principal Viola of the Traverse and Midland Symphony Orchestras.  He is currently a member of the EISH string quartet and is Principal Viola of the Eleva Chamber Orchestra.                                            

Ongoing             Friends of Interlochen Public Library Cookbook Fundraiser

 The Friends of Interlochen Public Library Community Cookbook is available and ready to purchase for $16.00.  “Tables of Content” is a wonderful compendium of the best of our community’s recipes, sure to lead to festive meals and celebrations to suit every taste and level of culinary expertise. A special thanks to the 90 persons who contributed almost 300 fantastic recipes in this process!  To order go to: https://form.jotform.com/beahgo/tables-of-content.  All proceeds go to Interlochen Public Library programs. For questions, contact iplcookbook@gmail.com.

Children and Family Programs

 Dec 3, 10, 17   Baby Time at Interlochen Public Library’s

Join us weekly for Baby Time on Fridays 10 am-11 am at Interlochen Public Library. 30 minutes of books, music, bounces, and rhymes, followed by free play.  No Baby Time on Dec 24, Jan 31 due to the holiday. For more info call the library 231-276-6767.  

Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29     Preschool Story Hour at Interlochen Public Library                                                                     

Join Miss Ann for Preschool Story Hour every Wed.,10 am and 1 pm for stories, songs, and a craft at Interlochen Public Library. For more info call the library at 231-276-6767.  

Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   Tot Time at Interlochen Public Library

Join us weekly for Tot Time on Thursdays 10 am–11 am at Interlochen Public Library. Let your tot get their wiggles out with interactive play and imagination.  For ages 2-4 yrs.  For more info call the library 231-276-6767.  

Dec 4, 11, 18    LEGO Creation and Steam Saturday at Interlochen Public Library 

Families join us every Saturday in Nov., 10 am-12 pm at Interlochen Public Library.  Enjoy using the library’s traditional LEGOs and giant LEGO blocks to create!  Also explore our STEAM kits without having to check them out!  No Lego and Steam on Dec 25, Jan 1 due to the holiday.  For more info call the library 231-276-6767. 

Community Groups

Dec 7, 14, 21, 28   Get Hooked: Yarn Therapy at Interlochen Public Library

Join us at Interlochen Public Library for Get Hooked: Yarn Therapy every Tue., 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Bring your own project to work on.  All levels are welcome.  For more info call the library 231-276-6767.

 Dec 14   Wool Crafting & Needlework at Interlochen Public Library

Join us the 2nd Tue., every month from 1 pm – 4 pm at Interlochen Public Library.  Bring your own materials and work on your latest project.  For more info call the library 231-276-6767.  

Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29     Art with Heart at Interlochen Public Library

Meets every Wed., 10 am – 12 pm at Interlochen Public Library.  Bring your supplies and explore your creativity with painting, drawing, coloring, jewelry making, or anything else you can imagine.  For more info call the library 231-276-6767.

 

Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   Bridge Group at Interlochen Public Library 

Do you know the basics of bridge? This group meets every Thurs., 2 pm – 5 pm at Interlochen Public Library.  Join us for a friendly neighborhood card game.  For more info call the library 231-276-6767.