How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online (with Kara Krill)
Tuesday, September 1, 6:30-7:30 pm

School starts soon!  Do you know where your kids are online? Registration appreciated but not required. Call 343-7747 or click here to 
register online.





 

New! Genre Gyration Book Club
Join us for literary adventures as we bust out of reading ruts with books from many different genres.

Science Fiction: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Wednesday, September 9, 7:00-8:00 pm -or- Friday, September 11, 9:00-10:00 am

Thriller: Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
Friday, October 9, 9:00-10:00 am -or- Wednesday, October 14, 7:00-8:00 pm

Historical Fiction: Master and Commander by Patgrick O'Brian
Wednesday, November 11, 7:00-8:00 pm -or- Friday, November 13, 9:00-10:00 am


Questions? Contact Kristy at 343-7747 or kristy@parchmentlibrary.org

A Matter of Balance Workshop with Norma Bour of the Area Agency on Aging
Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm, September 9 through October 28

This 8-week award-winning class is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.  Adults only. Registration required.  Limit 14.  This class is FULL. Contact Kristy at 343-7747 or kristy@parchmentlibrary.org if you are interested in a Matter of Balance class starting in February, or if you would like to contact the Area Agency on Aging about a class at a different location.

Open Spinners Class with the Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo
Friday, September 18, 1:00-2:00 pm

Observe a room full of spinning wheels in action at this drop-in session with the spinners group that regularly meets here at the Parchment Library.  Learn the basics of getting started with spinning.  Adults 18+ only. Reigstration required. Limit 10.
Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.

Introduction to Art Journaling with Denise Lisiecki of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Wednesday, September 23, 6:00-8:00 pm

Art is for everyone! Enjoy this fun, creative way to express yourself.  Adults 18+ only. Registration required. Limit 20.  Click here to register online or call 343-7747.


You've Grown the Herbs: Now What? with Rebecca Silence
Wednesday, September 30, 6:30-7:30 pm

Now that you've grown all those wonderful herbs, what do you do with them? Enjoy this presentation on simple techniques and recipes to get started using home grown herbs.
Registration appreciated but not required. Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.


Adult Gaming Group
Tue, October 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Settlers of Catan, anyone? Or maybe a rousing game of euchre? Bring your friends and meet new ones as we go old school with board and card games.
Contact Kristy at 343-7747 or kristy@parchmentlibrary.org for more information.
Adults Only

Cooking: Curry! With Local Chef Eric Gillish
Wed, October 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Travel to exotic India in the comfort of your own library with this cooking presentation from local chef Eric Gillish. Bring your appetites!
All Ages

Registration appreciated but not required. Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.

Learn to Hula Hoop with Shani Blueford of Zoo City Hoop Dance
Sat, October 17, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Get your hoop on! If “learn to hula hoop” is on your bucket list, join us for this fun, active class.
Adults Only, Registration Required, Limit 25
Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.


First Aid, CPR and AED Training Course with American Heart Association Certified Instructor Amanda Roden
Sat, October 17, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Upon completion, participants will receive a two year American Heart Association certification in First Aid, CPR and AED Training.
Adults, Registration Required, Limit 10, $50/person
Registration fee must be paid upon registration.
Register in person at the reference desk in the library.

 

Exploring “The Devil in the White City” with Tom Buettner
Wed, October 21, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Learn the horrifying truth behind the events in the best-selling book “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. Attendees are registered to win one of four gently used copies of the book!
Adults

Registration appreciated but not required. Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.

Making Candies with Roycene Fish
Wed, October 28, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Just in time for Halloween, learn how to make special sweets with local candy legend Roycene Fish.
Adults Only, Registration Required, Limit 12
Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.


“Happiness 101 – The Conversation Continues” with author and psychology instructor Tammie Ortlieb
Tue, November 10, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Join us as we continue the discussion to discover concrete tools for living a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.
Registration appreciated but not required. Call 343-7747 or click here to register online.