Family Storytime
Jun
27
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.

Family Storytime
Jun
27
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.

Game Day
Jun
29
3:00 pm15:00

Game Day

  • Dowagiac District Library

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.

Messy Time
Jun
30
11:00 am11:00

Messy Time

Kids and Teens of all ages are invited to join us for Messy Time.  Meet us out back on the green!

Food for Fines
Jul
1
Jul 31

Food for Fines

Help us give back to our local community!

Got some fines? Bring in some pre-packaged food to the front desk and we’ll forgive your fines! (1$ per good; $10 clears all fines!)

Some of the most request items from food banks include breakfast cereal, canned meats, rice, beans, soup, pasta and baby food.

Closed for Independence Day
Jul
4
9:00 am09:00

Closed for Independence Day

The Library will be open Monday the 3rd and Wednesday the 5th, but will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the holiday.  Happy birthday, America!

Game Day
Jul
6
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.

 

Messy Time
Jul
7
11:00 am11:00

Messy Time

Kids and Teens of all ages are invited to join us for Messy Time.  Meet us out back on the green!

Family Storytime
Jul
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.

Game Day
Jul
13
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.

 

Ladies Library Backroom Booksale!
Jul
19
Jul 26

Ladies Library Backroom Booksale!

Great deals on hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, and more.  Price list schedule is as follows: Wednesday (9-5pm) & Thursday (9-8pm): Hardbacks $1, Paperbacks $.50, Children's $.50 or 3/$1, Magazines $.25 or 5/$1, Audio & Video $1  Friday (9-5pm) & Saturday (9-2pm) Hardbacks $.50, Paperbacks $.50 or 3/$1, Children's $.25 or 5/$1, Magazines 8/$1, Audio & Video $.50 or 5/$2  Monday (9-5pm) & Tuesday (9-8pm) Everything $2 per bag!

Game Day
Jul
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.

 

Game Day
Jul
27
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.

 

Tabletop for Adults
Aug
1
5:00 pm17:00

Tabletop for Adults

Hey adults! Come play Catan, Ticket to Ride, Tokaido…or bring your own game and unplug with other adults.

Game Day
Aug
3
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.

 

Family Movie- Minions!
Aug
5
11:00 am11:00

Family Movie- Minions!

This summer the first Saturday of every month is reserved for family movies.  Join us for a movie and a snack up in the Youth Services Area!

Tabletop for Adults
Aug
8
5:00 pm17:00

Tabletop for Adults

Hey adults! Come play Catan, Ticket to Ride, Tokaido…or bring your own game and unplug with other adults.

Game Day
Aug
10
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.

 

Classics Book Discussion: Ethan Frome
Aug
12
10:30 am10:30

Classics Book Discussion: Ethan Frome

Have you ever wanted an excuse to read the 'classic' works of literature?  Just need a little motivation?  Stop at the front desk and check out a classic!  Read it and come to the Library to discuss with others, or follow the discussion online here and participate at your convenience.

Tabletop for Adults
Aug
15
5:00 pm17:00

Tabletop for Adults

Hey adults! Come play Catan, Ticket to Ride, Tokaido…or bring your own game and unplug with other adults.

Game Day
Aug
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.

 

Witness the Eclipse!
Aug
21
1:00 pm13:00

Witness the Eclipse!

Come to the Library and grab some glasses to witness the eclipse!  Drinks and eclipse-related snacks provided.  Sunglasses and eclipse education kit provided by STAR-Net's Nasa@mylibrary initiative.

Tabletop for Adults
Aug
22
5:00 pm17:00

Tabletop for Adults

Hey adults! Come play Catan, Ticket to Ride, Tokaido…or bring your own game and unplug with other adults.

Game Day
Aug
24
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.

 

Tabletop for Adults
Aug
29
5:00 pm17:00

Tabletop for Adults

Hey adults! Come play Catan, Ticket to Ride, Tokaido…or bring your own game and unplug with other adults.

Summer Reading BINGO- Ends!
Aug
31
9:00 am09:00

Summer Reading BINGO- Ends!

The Summer Reading Program ends today.  Turn in your completed BINGO sheet(s) for one last chance to win prizes.  Thanks for playing this summer!

Game Day
Aug
31
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.

 

Classics Book Discussion: Dracula
Oct
14
10:30 am10:30

Classics Book Discussion: Dracula

Have you ever wanted an excuse to read the 'classic' works of literature?  Just need a little motivation?  Stop at the front desk and check out a classic!  Read it and come to the Library to discuss with others, or follow the discussion online here and participate at your convenience.


Messy Time
Jun
23
11:00 am11:00

Messy Time

Kids and Teens of all ages are invited to join us for Messy Time.  Meet us out back on the green!

Game Day
Jun
22
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.

 

Messy Time
Jun
16
11:00 am11:00

Messy Time

Kids and Teens of all ages are invited to join us for Messy Time.  Meet us out back on the green!

Summer Reading Bingo- Begins!
Jun
16
9:00 am09:00

Summer Reading Bingo- Begins!

Play summer reading BINGO with us and win special buttons!  BINGO reading sheets are available at the Library starting June 16th.  Complete five squares in a row to collect your first button (complete more sheets to win more buttons).  Turning in sheets throughout the summer also enters you automatically into our prize drawings!  Categories children, tweens/teens, and adult.

Game Day
Jun
15
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.

 

Library Board Meeting **early start time**
Jun
13
5:30 pm17:30

Library Board Meeting **early start time**

The Library Board of Trustees meets every second Tuesday of the month at the Library.  Meeting is open to the public.  For more information contact Matt Weston, Library Director mweston@dowagiacdl.org.  Past meeting minutes can be found here

Family Storytime
Jun
13
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.

Classics Book Discussion: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Jun
10
10:30 am10:30

Classics Book Discussion: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Have you ever wanted an excuse to read the 'classic' works of literature?  Just need a little motivation?  Stop at the front desk and check out a classic!  Read it and come to the Library to discuss with others, or follow the discussion online here and participate at your convenience.

Tabletop for Adults
Jun
6
5:00 pm17:00

Tabletop for Adults

Hey adults! Come play Catan, Ticket to Ride, Tokaido…or bring your own game and unplug with other adults.

Family Movie- Despicable Me
Jun
3
11:00 am11:00

Family Movie- Despicable Me

This summer the first Saturday of every month is reserved for family movies.  Join us for a movie and a snack up in the Youth Services Area!

Game Day- Cancelled today
Jun
1
3:00 pm15:00

Game Day- Cancelled today

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.

 

Adult Coloring
May
30
6:00 pm18:00

Adult Coloring

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!

Family Storytime
May
30
10:30 am10:30

Family Storytime

  • Dowagiac District Library

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.

Memorial Day
May
29
9:00 am09:00

Memorial Day

The Library is open Saturday, May 27th, closed Sunday, and closed Monday, May 29th for the Memorial Day holiday.  We will re-open on Tuesday at 9am.

Family Storytime
May
26
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.

Spring Into Your Library: Deep Nature Program
May
13
10:00 am10:00

Spring Into Your Library: Deep Nature Program

Jefferson Ballew, Traditionalist from the Pokagon Band, will utilize items gathered from the earth to create a Sacred Fire. He will explain the tools and natural materials used to create the fire and the relationships we have to those items.

Next, experience a Deep Nature Connection with Justin Lake. Through stories and outdoor activities, we will learn routines that awaken our senses and help us restore our connections with the natural world. We will be exploring what it means to feel a deep sense of place.

Volunteer Sign-up!
May
12
1:00 pm13:00

Volunteer Sign-up!

The American Red Cross will be here from 1-4pm looking for people to become disaster response volunteers for Cass County.  Be a hero and sign up to volunteer!

MoneySmart- Getting Smart About Credit
Apr
24
3:00 pm15:00

MoneySmart- Getting Smart About Credit

Getting Smart About Credit isn't obvious but it is easy if you listen to Sue from Chemical Bank.  She'll lead teens and younger kids through the maze of credit with a fun presentation that includes food, drink, and (if you're paying attention) prizes!

Stop in at 3pm on Monday, April 24th.  It's free!

Adult Coloring
Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

Adult Coloring

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!

Fandom Fest- LMC
Apr
1
11:00 am11:00

Fandom Fest- LMC

Celebrate your fandom at Fandom Fest!  Play tabletop games, wander artist alley, make something geeky, win a cosplay contest, buy comics, and more.  Admission is FREE.  Two venues The Mendel Center LMC on Saturday, April 1st, and Cass District Library on Saturday, April 15th.  Keep updated on our FB page.

Braiding in the Makerspace
Apr
1
9:00 am09:00

Braiding in the Makerspace

Come to the Library Saturday, April 1st, and make your own braiding craft to take home!  This craft will take place upstairs in Youth Services and is open to adults and children alike.

Writing Wednesday
Mar
29
3:30 pm15:30

Writing Wednesday

Teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us as we brainstorm story ideas, try out writing exercises, and drink hot chocolate.  All teen writers are welcome, whether you’re just looking for ideas or have a story finished.  Sign up at the youth desk.

 

Lego Challenge
Mar
10
4:00 pm16:00

Lego Challenge

Each week we bring out our Lego bricks and challenge you to build something.  Then, we'll take pictures of what you've built and post them on our Instagram! @dowagiaclibrary

Classics Book Discussion- Tuck Everlasting
Mar
4
10:30 am10:30

Classics Book Discussion- Tuck Everlasting

Have you ever wanted an excuse to read the 'classic' works of literature?  Just need a little motivation?  Stop at the front desk and check out our monthly classic!  Read it and discuss at the Library or follow the discussion online here and participate at your convenience.

Make a Dreamcatcher!
Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

Make a Dreamcatcher!

Come to the Library Saturday, March 4th, and make your own dreamcatcher to take home.  This craft will take place upstairs in Youth Services and is open to adults and children alike.  Jefferson Ballew IV, from the Pokagon Band Department of Education, will be on hand from 9:00-10:30 to explain the significance of dreamcatchers in Potawatomi culture and show how they are constructed.

Lego Challenge
Mar
3
4:00 pm16:00

Lego Challenge

Each week we bring out our Lego bricks and challenge you to build something.  Then, we'll take pictures of what you've built and post them on our Instagram! @dowagiaclibrary

Writing Wednesday
Mar
1
3:30 pm15:30

Writing Wednesday

Teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us as we brainstorm story ideas, try out writing exercises, and drink hot chocolate.  All teen writers are welcome, whether you’re just looking for ideas or have a story finished.  Sign up at the youth desk.

 

Whodunnit?
Feb
24
3:00 pm15:00

Whodunnit?

Investigate clues, crack codes, and play games to figure out Whodunnit at the library.  Come dressed as your favorite detective!  Ages 10+