Family Storytime
Dec
18
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
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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Family Storytime
Dec
21
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
Dec
28
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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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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Family Storytime
Jan
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
Jan
8
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
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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Family Storytime
Jan
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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Family Storytime
Jan
15
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
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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Family Storytime
Jan
18
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
Jan
22
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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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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Teen Trivia
Feb
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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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
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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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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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
Dec
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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Teen Trivia
Dec
13
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
Dec
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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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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Adult Coloring Group
Sep
25
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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Banned Books Week
Sep
23
to Sep 29

Banned Books Week

This year's theme is "Banning Books Silences Stories" for Banned Books Week. Visit the Dowagiac District Library's banned books displays (youth/teen and adult) and check out one of the many books we have that have been banned at some point in history.

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Register to Vote at the Library!
Sep
17
to Oct 8

Register to Vote at the Library!

Not registered to vote yet? You can do it at the Library! Come in with your valid picture ID and we’ll sign you up online and mail the application for you. It’s easy! Also, if you need to apply for an absentee ballot we can help you too. Last day to register to vote for the November 6th election is October 9th. Call us for more information 269-782-3826 or stop in during open hours.

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Air Zoo at Summerfest!
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Air Zoo at Summerfest!

Let’s make some noise! We will create some beautiful music together while we investigate the SCIENCE of SOUND. Experience the vibrations that cause sound waves with tuning forks, rubber bands, thunder tubes, and more. Practice your pitch, volume, and rhythm with musical water glasses, drums, and Boomwhackers. Then put what you’ve learned to great EFFECT by replacing some of the sound effects in a musical movie.

This event from the Air Zoo is sponsored by the Library and will be held on Beeson St. during Summerfest.

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Ladies Library Backroom Booksale!
Jul
18
to Jul 24

Ladies Library Backroom Booksale!

The Ladies Library Association (LLA) presents great deals on hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, and more.  Price list schedule is as follows: July 18th-21st (Wed-Sat): Hardbacks $1, Paperbacks $.50, Children's $.25, Magazines $.10, CDs & DVDs $1, VHS & Cassettes .10   July 23rd-24th (Mon-Tue)  Everything $2 per bag!

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