Craft/Project of the Week: Perler Beads!
Apr
1
to Apr 5

Craft/Project of the Week: Perler Beads!

A Perler Bead station will be set up in the Youth Department for the entire week of Spring Break. Great for kids 6+ (don’t worry, mom, we’ll have staff available to do the ironing). We’ll have several templates to choose from, or you can use your imagination and make whatever you’d like!

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Spring Into Your Local Library: Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Into Your Local Library: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Kids of all ages: choose one of the favorite adults in your life (grandparent, parent, teacher, etc.) and ask them to team up with you for a scavenger hunt that will take you on an adventure through Dowagiac. Your adventure will lead to a prize at the end. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration is highly recommended since participation is limited. RSVP online before March 29. Reserve your team's spot today: http://ow.ly/XiJp30o6Jt2

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Family Storytime
Apr
2
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Local Author & Illustrator Visit
Apr
2
3:00 PM15:00

Local Author & Illustrator Visit

Local author Deanna Scelzo will be at the library to read her new book, "A Child's Life in Trees" along with local illustrator Dan Smith, who will guide participants through an interactive art project. The book is geared toward kids in grades K-5, so this event is great for families! RSVP by calling Melissa Phillips at 782-3826 by Friday, March 29.

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Family Storytime
Apr
9
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Teen Trivia
Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Trivia

Let your inner nerd shine! Grab some friends and show off how smart you are. Trivia categories will change from month to month and might include sports, music, pop culture, book titles, history, holidays, poetry, fast food slogans, and more!

 

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Family Storytime
Apr
16
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Game Day
Apr
18
3:00 PM15:00

Game Day

Teens are invited to come play together on our X-Box 360 in the Youth Area.  We have an assortment of X-Box games and four controllers, as well as tabletop games.  Each round lasts 30 minutes so that everyone gets a turn.

 

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Family Storytime
Apr
23
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Family Storytime
Apr
30
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Family Storytime
May
7
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Teen Trivia
May
9
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Trivia

Let your inner nerd shine! Grab some friends and show off how smart you are. Trivia categories will change from month to month and might include sports, music, pop culture, book titles, history, holidays, poetry, fast food slogans, and more!

 

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Family Storytime
May
14
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Game Day
May
16
3:00 PM15:00

Game Day

Teens are invited to come play together on our X-Box 360 in the Youth Area.  We have an assortment of X-Box games and four controllers, as well as tabletop games.  Each round lasts 30 minutes so that everyone gets a turn.

 

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Family Storytime
Jun
4
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Family Storytime
Jun
11
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Game Day
Mar
21
3:00 PM15:00

Game Day

Teens are invited to come play together on our X-Box 360 in the Youth Area.  We have an assortment of X-Box games and four controllers, as well as tabletop games.  Each round lasts 30 minutes so that everyone gets a turn.

 

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Teen Trivia
Mar
14
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Trivia

Let your inner nerd shine! Grab some friends and show off how smart you are. Trivia categories will change from month to month and might include sports, music, pop culture, book titles, history, holidays, poetry, fast food slogans, and more!

 

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Game Day
Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

Game Day

Teens are invited to come play together on our X-Box 360 in the Youth Area.  We have an assortment of X-Box games and four controllers, as well as tabletop games.  Each round lasts 30 minutes so that everyone gets a turn.

 

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Puzzles & Pizza!
Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

Puzzles & Pizza!

Hey Teens! Join us on the first Thursday of the month for Puzzles & Pizza! Teams of 4 work together to complete a 500-piece puzzle in a set amount of time. Pizza will be provided in lieu of prizes, so everyone wins! Space is limited, so you must RSVP by 5:30 pm the day before. Stop in at the Youth Services desk to signup or call and ask for Melissa. Ages 12-17.

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Coloring Contest- entries due!
Jan
31
9:00 AM09:00

Coloring Contest- entries due!

You can pick up a Fandom Fest 2019 coloring sheet at the Youth Services desk on the second floor. Turn in your completed sheet by January 31st to enter the contest and you could win a Fandom prize!

Fandom Fest is a library sponsored comic-con and will be held at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College April 6th, 2019 11am-7pm. For more information please visit our FB page.

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Game Day
Jan
17
3:00 PM15:00

Game Day

Teens are invited to come play together on our X-Box 360 in the Youth Area.  We have an assortment of X-Box games and four controllers, as well as tabletop games.  Each round lasts 30 minutes so that everyone gets a turn.

 

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Teen Trivia
Jan
10
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Trivia

Let your inner nerd shine! Grab some friends and show off how smart you are. Trivia categories will change from month to month and might include sports, music, pop culture, book titles, history, holidays, poetry, fast food slogans, and more!

 

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Puzzles & Pizza!
Jan
3
4:00 PM16:00

Puzzles & Pizza!

Hey Teens! Join us on the first Thursday of the month for Puzzles & Pizza! Teams of 4 work together to complete a 500-piece puzzle in a set amount of time. Pizza will be provided in lieu of prizes, so everyone wins! Space is limited, so you must RSVP by 5:30 pm the day before. Stop in at the Youth Services desk to signup or call and ask for Melissa. Ages 12-17.

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Game Day
Dec
20
3:00 PM15:00

Game Day

Teens are invited to come play together on our X-Box 360 in the Youth Area.  We have an assortment of X-Box games and four controllers, as well as tabletop games.  Each round lasts 30 minutes so that everyone gets a turn.

 

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Free Shredding at the Brewery!
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Free Shredding at the Brewery!

Do you have documents lying around and need a secure way to dispose of them? Bring them by Sister Lakes Brewing Company and we'll shred them for you! For 2 hours on Saturday, Oct 27th the Dowagiac District Library and Sister Lakes Brewing Company will be offering this service, free to the community. Limit 10 boxes per person.

Everyone who comes out to shred their documents will be treated to a beer! (Compliments of Jerry Morin)

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SW Michigan Writers' Conferece
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

SW Michigan Writers' Conferece

Located at the Niles District Library, the conference is a a day of advice, instruction and camaraderie featuring sessions by well-known self-published authors. The conference is free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Benton Harbor Public Library, Berrien Springs Community Library, Dowagiac District Library, Lincoln Township Library, Niles District Library and Van Buren District Library.  To register online, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MRDWWGS or contact us directly at 269-782-3826.

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Organ Donation Signup Week!
Oct
9
to Oct 15

Organ Donation Signup Week!

This seven-day campaign involves more than 150 libraries across the state, each inspiring local residents to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, and educating them on the facts of organ, tissue and eye donation. The libraries involved in the campaign are located throughout Michigan, from Houghton to Dearborn and from South Haven to Detroit. Volunteers and library staff will answer questions, provide fun give-away items and, most importantly, help library patrons sign up on the Donor Registry.  See the MI Libraries for Life page for updates.

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Adult Coloring Group
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Coloring Group

Come to the Library Tuesdays from 6-8pm and relax with our adult coloring group.  We'll have hot tea, special pens and pencils, and lots of pages for you to fill in!  Even if you can't make the group feel free to come in during Library hours and checkout one of our coloring books.  Take it home, fill it in, and when you come back show us what you've done!

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