MLK Day of Service – Plarn Making Drop-in Community Service
Monday, January 20 From 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Each year, on the third Monday in January, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is observed as a “day on, not a day off.” MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
The library will host a day of community service to benefit the local organization, “Macomb Feeding the Need.” Drop in anytime between 10am and 7pm for as little or as long as you can to help make “plarn” (plastic yarn) from grocery bags that the organizations uses to make sleeping mats for the homeless. This event is for adults, teens, and tweens and no experience is necessary. Community service credit is available for students, just bring your forms. No registration required. Bring your own grocery bags or use those we have collected.
RHGS Program: General Macomb
Tuesday, January 21 @ 6:00 PM
Join us in learning about General Macomb who turned back a major British invasion force during the War of 1812, ensuring the future of the young American nation. Had it not been for the leadership in battle shown by Macomb County’s namesake, might we all be English subjects now and would the U.S.A. be a footnote in history? The heroics of Detroit native Gen. Alexander Macomb are now mostly forgotten, but statues of him exist in both Detroit and Mount Clemens. All are welcome and no registration required.
Adult Trivia Night
Thursday, January 23 @ 6:00 PM
Love trivia? Come and test your knowledge against others in 5 rounds of questions. But trivia is more fun with a team. Bring your friends and sign up a group of 4. Don’t have a group? We’ll place you in one! Please call or visit the library to register, beginning January 9.
Stem Saturday: Year of the Rat, Rodents
Saturday, January 25 @ 2:00 PM
The Chinese New Year begins on January 25, 2020, so why not discover new ideas in the new year? The Rat is the first sign of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, making 2020 the Year of the Rat. Rats and other rodents are active and adaptable, and come in all shapes and sizes—mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks, and ground hogs to name a few…
Come celebrate the habitats and habits of these indispensable creatures!
Air Fryer Demonstration
Tuesday, January 28 @ 6:30 PM
Did you get an air fryer for Christmas? Or interested in learning more about them? Learn to make healthier fried options with less oil than conventional frying. Local chef Mary Spencer will teach you the ins and outs of deep frying with your air fryer. Samples of the dishes made will be enjoyed by all participants. Registration is required and begins January 7th.
Booked for the Evening
Thursday, February 6 @ 6:30 PM: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Thursday, March 5 @ 6:30 PM: Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
Thursday, April 2 @ 6:30 PM: The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Bring a friend and join us for some lively discussion at our book group. You are welcome to join us even if you have not read the book. Need a copy? Contact the library today! The Booked for the Evening book group has had book discussions since it was started in 1999.
Looking for help with the computer? Make an appointment for a one-on-one session with one of our librarians. Bring your device and any cords needed to the lab. If you don’t have a laptop, we have a laptop at the library to work with. Each one-on-one session lasts 30 minutes. Please call the library at (586) 445-5407 and select option 3 for the Adult Reference Desk. The librarian will take your information and you will be contacted to set up an appointment.
Topics Available Include:
- Basic computer instruction
- Using email and password creation
- Tablet (iPad, Kindle, Android) introductions
- Smartphone introduction
- How to use the library’s free e-resources such as Overdrive e-books, Freegal music, RB Digital magazines, and tutor.com
- Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Pages training
- How to practice good computer hygiene (clearing cookies and running basic virus protection)
- Designing resumes and introduction to online job boards
- Using library’s archive scanner to digitize old photos and documents
At this time, the Roseville Public Library does
not offer the following services, but appreciate you thinking
- Printer and home networking
- Computer or phone repair
- Virus removal or other activities which could void warranty
- Sessions which may involve breaking copyright law
- Creating viral marketing campaigns for profit or nonprofit
- Writing resumes