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Monday, June 26, 2017


1:00 PMBuild a Better Car with Ming the Magnificent



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Two great "r's" covered at the same time; race cars and recycling! Ming the Magnificent will teach us what to do and supply us with everything we need. The best part is that everyone gets to leave with a race car! Please sign up for this awesome program by calling 810 724-8043. 




Friday, June 30, 2017


5:30 PMFamily Forts Nite



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Calling all families for an afterhours fort building delight! We'll start the night off with songs, stories, and a snack then we'll break up to build blanket forts around the library for some quiet reading time with your favorite family members. Please bring your own supplies (pillows, blankets, etc...) and remember that you will NOT be able to use books as building materials. Please note that anyone arriving after 5:15, no late comers will be admitted because the program will be underway and the door locked. 




Tuesday, July 4, 2017


5:30 AMLibrary Closed-Independence Day



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City & Ruth Hughes Attica
Contact:  
Description:  Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for Independence Day. 




Wednesday, July 5, 2017


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMRead 2 a Dog #1



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Aren't we lucky? Megan the Dog and her Mom have kindly agreed to return to the library to help us with our reading skills this summer! Sign up for a time slot and get the chance to read a book or two to Megan, she's a great listener! To sign up for this awesome program please call 810 724-8043.




Thursday, July 6, 2017


11:00 AMTouch the Truck @ Attica Park



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Attica
Contact:  
Description:  What's one of the key ingredients to building a better world? That's right! Awesome machinery! Join us at the Attica Branch (on Peppermill Road, inside the Attica Township Park, behind the fire station) for all the fun as we "meet" some of the amazing vehicles that work in our community! 


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMBeginning Microsoft Excel



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City Branch
Contact:  Jessica Bostian
Description:  Spreadsheets, budgets, and charts, oh my! Learn some tips and tricks to using Microsoft Excel, the spreadsheet program that allows you to create, manage, and sort large amounts of data. Learn more about the program at our beginning Excel class. Register today!




Monday, July 10, 2017


1:00 PMEarthquake Construction with Sloan Museum



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Things will be rockin' and rollin' at the library when the Sloan Museum of Flint joins us to teach us how to make a building earthquake proof. Once we have the knowledge we need we'll put our engineering skills to the test by designing and building and earthquake tower and then testing it out on their earthquake simulation table! Please sign up for this awesome program by calling 810 724-8043. 




Thursday, July 13, 2017


1:00 PMTeen T-Shirt Wreck



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Get your up-cycle on with two fun ways to "wreck" a t-shirt, recreate it or turn it into something utterly different! T-shirts will be provided but if you have one at home you'd rather use, feel free to bring it along! To sign up for this awesome program please call 810 724-8043. 




Saturday, July 15, 2017


11:00 AM - 4:00 PMAttica Days



Location:  Attica Township Park
Contact:  
Description:  Free kids' carnival games and crafts from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Show by the Bubbleman at 1:00 pm.

Cupcake eating contest at 3:00 pm.

All in the Kids Central tent at the Attica Days Festival, Attica Township Park.




Monday, July 17, 2017


1:00 PMMat Emerick's Mime, Juggling, Storytelling Show



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Get ready for the side splitting jokes and antics of Mat Emerick in this family friendly afternoon filled with songs, stories, mime and more! 


3:00 PM - 4:00 PMiPad 101



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City Branch
Contact:  Jessica Bostian
Description:  Do you have an Apple iPad and would like to learn more about it? Join our iPad class as we discuss downloading and managing apps, customizing your home screen, using the camera, keyboard tips and tricks, and managing your settings. Register today!




Wednesday, July 19, 2017


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMRead 2 a Dog #2



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Aren't we lucky? Megan the Dog and her Mom have kindly agreed to return to the library to help us with our reading skills this summer! Sign up for a time slot and get the chance to read a book or two to Megan, she's a great listener! To sign up for this awesome program please call 810 724-8043.


5:30 PMHarry Potter Trivia Night



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Put your Potter-ific skills to the test as you go head to head with other "Potterheads" in this wizarding knowledge show down. Come by yourself or in a team of no more than 5 to compete for magical bragging rights and "spellbinding" prizes. 




Friday, July 21, 2017


10:00 AM - 5:00 PMBlueberry Book Sale



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay Branch: Lower Level
Contact:  
Description:  Pick up some new reads for the summer season at our book sale, held in the lower level of the library during Imlay City's Blueberry Festival. Prices will be as follows:

Hardcover: $1
Paperback: $.50
Children's Materials: $.25
Puzzles: $1
Audio/Visual Items: $1




Saturday, July 22, 2017


10:00 AM - 3:00 PMBlueberry Book Sale



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay Branch: Lower Level
Contact:  
Description:  Pick up some new reads for the summer season at our book sale, held in the lower level of the library during Imlay City's Blueberry Festival. Prices will be as follows:

Hardcover: $1
Paperback: $.50
Children's Materials: $.25
Puzzles: $1
Audio/Visual Items: $1


1:00 PM - 2:00 PMBlueberry Festival: the Bubbleman



Location:  Imlay City Blueberry Festival
Contact:  
Description:  Show by the Bubbleman at the Imlay City Blueberry Festival, kids activities area.




Monday, July 24, 2017


6:30 PM - 7:45 PMPainterly Pottery



Location:  Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library
Contact:  Diane Willick
Description:  Watercolor Basics and Tecniques Registration required.




Thursday, July 27, 2017


5:30 PMToddler Block Party



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Parents and Toddlers are welcome to "raise the roof" at Block Party! It may seem like just fun and games, but there is actually quite a bit of learning that goes on- like problem solving, imagination, motor and social skills, and so much more! Feel free to just show up; we have blocks and fun in abundance. 




Wednesday, August 2, 2017


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMRead 2 a Dog #3



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Aren't we lucky? Megan the Dog and her Mom have kindly agreed to return to the library to help us with our reading skills this summer! Sign up for a time slot and get the chance to read a book or two to Megan, she's a great listener! To sign up for this awesome program please call 810 724-8043.




Thursday, August 3, 2017


4:00 PM - 7:00 PMSRP Finale--Painting and Ice Cream Party



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  To celebrate all the pages read, fun shared, and birdhouses erected during Summer Reading 2017, swing by the library to put the finishing touches on your birdhouse and have an ice cream. Everyone both young, and young at heart, who took part in the Summer Reading Program is welcome to come! 




Monday, August 7, 2017


1:00 PMConstellation Exploration



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  When you look at the night sky and you see all the stars, do you find yourself wondering which is which? Well wonder no more! During this interesting afternoon we will create take home versions of several constellations and learn the stories attached to them. 




Tuesday, August 8, 2017


11:00 AMToddler Block Party



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Parents and Toddlers are welcome to "raise the roof" at Block Party! It may seem like just fun and games, but there is actually quite a bit of learning that goes on, like problem solving, imagination, motor and social skills, and so much more! Feel free to show upl; we have blocks and fun in abundance! 




Thursday, August 10, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMGoogle Drive



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City Branch
Contact:  Jessica Bostian
Description:  If you have a Google account, you have access to Google Drive, a cloud-based software that can store 5G of data for free. In addition to storage space for files and photos, you have access to several programs provided by Google, such as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more. Learn how to use your Google account to its fullest capacity. Register today!




Saturday, August 12, 2017


11:00 AM - 2:00 PMCracker Jack Prize Display



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Thousands of antique - modern Cracker Jack prizes on display, today only!




Wednesday, August 16, 2017


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMRead 2 a Dog #4



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Aren't we lucky? Megan the Dog and her Mom have kindly agreed to return to the library to help us with our reading skills this summer! Sign up for a time slot and get the chance to read a book or two to Megan, she's a great listener! To sign up for this awesome program please call 810 724-8043.




Monday, August 21, 2017


12:30 PM - 3:00 PMSolar Eclipse Extravaganza



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Attica
Contact:  
Description:  Join the fun at a literal once in a lifetime event! For the first time in 38 years there will be a solar eclipse that is viable in the US! Zoom over to the Attica branch to take part in several eclipse related activities and enjoy a great view of the southern sky where the spectacle will occur! 


3:00 PM - 4:00 PMUsing the Michigan E Library



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City Branch
Contact:  Jessica Bostian
Description:  The Michigan E Library is a vast resource of information available for free to Michigan residents. In addition to providing inter-library loan materials, MeLCat (Michigan E Library Catalog) also provides many education resources such as databases, teacher resources, test preparation, and more. Learn how to navigate this website and its many inlets at our MeL class. Register today!




Thursday, August 24, 2017


5:30 PMToddler Block Party



Location:  Ruth Hughes--Imlay City
Contact:  
Description:  Parents and Toddlers are welcome to "raise the roof" at Block Party! It may seem like just fun and games, but there is actually quite a bit of learning that goes on- like problem solving, imagination, motor and social skills, and so much more! Feel free to just show up; we have blocks and fun in abundance. 




Saturday, September 2, 2017


5:30 AMLibrary Closed-Labor Day Weekend



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City & Ruth Hughes Attica
Contact:  
Description:  Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the Labor Day Weekend. 




Monday, September 4, 2017


5:30 AMLibrary Closed-Labor Day



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City & Ruth Hughes Attica
Contact:  
Description:  Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for Labor Day. 




Monday, October 9, 2017


5:30 AMLibrary Closed-Columbus Day-Staff In Service



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City & Ruth Hughes Attica
Contact:  
Description:  Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for a staff in-service day. 




Thursday, November 23, 2017


5:30 AMLibrary Closed-Thanksgiving Day



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City & Ruth Hughes Attica
Contact:  
Description:  Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for Thanksgiving. 




Friday, November 24, 2017


5:30 AMLibrary Closed-Thanksgiving Holiday



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay CIty & Ruth Hughes Attica
Contact:  
Description:  Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. 




Saturday, December 23, 2017


5:30 AMLibrary Closed-Christmas Eve Observed



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City & Ruth Hughes Attica
Contact:  
Description:  Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday. 




Monday, December 25, 2017


5:30 AMLibrary Closed-Christmas Day



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City & Ruth Hughes Attica
Contact:  
Description:  Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday. 




Tuesday, December 26, 2017


5:30 AMLibrary Closed-Christmas Holiday



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City & Ruth Hughes Attica
Contact:  
Description:  Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday. 




Saturday, December 30, 2017


5:30 AMLibrary Closed-New Year's Eve Observed



Location:  Ruth Hughes Imlay City & Ruth Hughes Attica
Contact:  
Description:  Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the New Year's holiday.


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Monday, June 26, 2017

1:00 PM
Build a Better Car with Ming the Magnificent
Two great "r's" covered at the same time; race cars and recycling! Ming the Magnificent will teach us what to do and supply us with everything we need. The best part is that everyone gets to leave with a race car! Please sign up for this awesome program by calling 810 724-8043. 



Friday, June 30, 2017

5:30 PM
Family Forts Nite
Calling all families for an afterhours fort building delight! We'll start the night off with songs, stories, and a snack then we'll break up to build blanket forts around the library for some quiet reading time with your favorite family members. Please bring your own supplies (pillows, blankets, etc...) and remember that you will NOT be able to use books as building materials. Please note that anyone arriving after 5:15, no late comers will be admitted because the program will be underway and the door locked. 



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

5:30 AM
Library Closed-Independence Day
Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for Independence Day. 



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Read 2 a Dog #1
Aren't we lucky? Megan the Dog and her Mom have kindly agreed to return to the library to help us with our reading skills this summer! Sign up for a time slot and get the chance to read a book or two to Megan, she's a great listener! To sign up for this awesome program please call 810 724-8043.



Thursday, July 6, 2017

11:00 AM
Touch the Truck @ Attica Park
What's one of the key ingredients to building a better world? That's right! Awesome machinery! Join us at the Attica Branch (on Peppermill Road, inside the Attica Township Park, behind the fire station) for all the fun as we "meet" some of the amazing vehicles that work in our community! 

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Beginning Microsoft Excel
Spreadsheets, budgets, and charts, oh my! Learn some tips and tricks to using Microsoft Excel, the spreadsheet program that allows you to create, manage, and sort large amounts of data. Learn more about the program at our beginning Excel class. Register today!



Monday, July 10, 2017

1:00 PM
Earthquake Construction with Sloan Museum
Things will be rockin' and rollin' at the library when the Sloan Museum of Flint joins us to teach us how to make a building earthquake proof. Once we have the knowledge we need we'll put our engineering skills to the test by designing and building and earthquake tower and then testing it out on their earthquake simulation table! Please sign up for this awesome program by calling 810 724-8043. 



Thursday, July 13, 2017

1:00 PM
Teen T-Shirt Wreck
Get your up-cycle on with two fun ways to "wreck" a t-shirt, recreate it or turn it into something utterly different! T-shirts will be provided but if you have one at home you'd rather use, feel free to bring it along! To sign up for this awesome program please call 810 724-8043. 



Saturday, July 15, 2017

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Attica Days
Free kids' carnival games and crafts from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Show by the Bubbleman at 1:00 pm.

Cupcake eating contest at 3:00 pm.

All in the Kids Central tent at the Attica Days Festival, Attica Township Park.



Monday, July 17, 2017

1:00 PM
Mat Emerick's Mime, Juggling, Storytelling Show
Get ready for the side splitting jokes and antics of Mat Emerick in this family friendly afternoon filled with songs, stories, mime and more! 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
iPad 101
Do you have an Apple iPad and would like to learn more about it? Join our iPad class as we discuss downloading and managing apps, customizing your home screen, using the camera, keyboard tips and tricks, and managing your settings. Register today!



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Read 2 a Dog #2
Aren't we lucky? Megan the Dog and her Mom have kindly agreed to return to the library to help us with our reading skills this summer! Sign up for a time slot and get the chance to read a book or two to Megan, she's a great listener! To sign up for this awesome program please call 810 724-8043.

5:30 PM
Harry Potter Trivia Night
Put your Potter-ific skills to the test as you go head to head with other "Potterheads" in this wizarding knowledge show down. Come by yourself or in a team of no more than 5 to compete for magical bragging rights and "spellbinding" prizes. 



Friday, July 21, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Blueberry Book Sale
Pick up some new reads for the summer season at our book sale, held in the lower level of the library during Imlay City's Blueberry Festival. Prices will be as follows:

Hardcover: $1
Paperback: $.50
Children's Materials: $.25
Puzzles: $1
Audio/Visual Items: $1



Saturday, July 22, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Blueberry Book Sale
Pick up some new reads for the summer season at our book sale, held in the lower level of the library during Imlay City's Blueberry Festival. Prices will be as follows:

Hardcover: $1
Paperback: $.50
Children's Materials: $.25
Puzzles: $1
Audio/Visual Items: $1

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Blueberry Festival: the Bubbleman
Show by the Bubbleman at the Imlay City Blueberry Festival, kids activities area.



Monday, July 24, 2017

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Painterly Pottery
Watercolor Basics and Tecniques Registration required.



Thursday, July 27, 2017

5:30 PM
Toddler Block Party
Parents and Toddlers are welcome to "raise the roof" at Block Party! It may seem like just fun and games, but there is actually quite a bit of learning that goes on- like problem solving, imagination, motor and social skills, and so much more! Feel free to just show up; we have blocks and fun in abundance. 



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Read 2 a Dog #3
Aren't we lucky? Megan the Dog and her Mom have kindly agreed to return to the library to help us with our reading skills this summer! Sign up for a time slot and get the chance to read a book or two to Megan, she's a great listener! To sign up for this awesome program please call 810 724-8043.



Thursday, August 3, 2017

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SRP Finale--Painting and Ice Cream Party
To celebrate all the pages read, fun shared, and birdhouses erected during Summer Reading 2017, swing by the library to put the finishing touches on your birdhouse and have an ice cream. Everyone both young, and young at heart, who took part in the Summer Reading Program is welcome to come! 



Monday, August 7, 2017

1:00 PM
Constellation Exploration
When you look at the night sky and you see all the stars, do you find yourself wondering which is which? Well wonder no more! During this interesting afternoon we will create take home versions of several constellations and learn the stories attached to them. 



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

11:00 AM
Toddler Block Party
Parents and Toddlers are welcome to "raise the roof" at Block Party! It may seem like just fun and games, but there is actually quite a bit of learning that goes on, like problem solving, imagination, motor and social skills, and so much more! Feel free to show upl; we have blocks and fun in abundance! 



Thursday, August 10, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Google Drive
If you have a Google account, you have access to Google Drive, a cloud-based software that can store 5G of data for free. In addition to storage space for files and photos, you have access to several programs provided by Google, such as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more. Learn how to use your Google account to its fullest capacity. Register today!



Saturday, August 12, 2017

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cracker Jack Prize Display
Thousands of antique - modern Cracker Jack prizes on display, today only!



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Read 2 a Dog #4
Aren't we lucky? Megan the Dog and her Mom have kindly agreed to return to the library to help us with our reading skills this summer! Sign up for a time slot and get the chance to read a book or two to Megan, she's a great listener! To sign up for this awesome program please call 810 724-8043.



Monday, August 21, 2017

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Solar Eclipse Extravaganza
Join the fun at a literal once in a lifetime event! For the first time in 38 years there will be a solar eclipse that is viable in the US! Zoom over to the Attica branch to take part in several eclipse related activities and enjoy a great view of the southern sky where the spectacle will occur! 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Using the Michigan E Library
The Michigan E Library is a vast resource of information available for free to Michigan residents. In addition to providing inter-library loan materials, MeLCat (Michigan E Library Catalog) also provides many education resources such as databases, teacher resources, test preparation, and more. Learn how to navigate this website and its many inlets at our MeL class. Register today!



Thursday, August 24, 2017

5:30 PM
Toddler Block Party
Parents and Toddlers are welcome to "raise the roof" at Block Party! It may seem like just fun and games, but there is actually quite a bit of learning that goes on- like problem solving, imagination, motor and social skills, and so much more! Feel free to just show up; we have blocks and fun in abundance. 



Saturday, September 2, 2017

5:30 AM
Library Closed-Labor Day Weekend
Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the Labor Day Weekend. 



Monday, September 4, 2017

5:30 AM
Library Closed-Labor Day
Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for Labor Day. 



Monday, October 9, 2017

5:30 AM
Library Closed-Columbus Day-Staff In Service
Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for a staff in-service day. 



Thursday, November 23, 2017

5:30 AM
Library Closed-Thanksgiving Day
Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for Thanksgiving. 



Friday, November 24, 2017

5:30 AM
Library Closed-Thanksgiving Holiday
Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. 



Saturday, December 23, 2017

5:30 AM
Library Closed-Christmas Eve Observed
Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday. 



Monday, December 25, 2017

5:30 AM
Library Closed-Christmas Day
Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday. 



Tuesday, December 26, 2017

5:30 AM
Library Closed-Christmas Holiday
Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday. 



Saturday, December 30, 2017

5:30 AM
Library Closed-New Year's Eve Observed
Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will be closed for the New Year's holiday.