Read local this holiday season with a little help from the Riverview Library!

FROM THE LIBRARY

November is a time for all of us to reflect upon the things that we are thankful for and spend time celebrating those we love. The staff at the Riverview Veterans Memorial Library is very thankful for the residents of Riverview, and the larger Downriver area, who take advantage of the free resources and events that we are able to provide on a daily basis. It is our mission to offer our community a collection of materials and a roster of events that meets the needs and wants of residents in a meaningful way. One of our favorite ways to do this is by curating materials written by local authors or written about the interesting places that make up the Mitten state. “Thinking Local” includes inviting in presenters who live in the cities that we visit on a daily basis and patronizing businesses that are shaped by the unique characters and characteristics of Riverview, the  Downriver area and/or Michigan. We hope that this holiday season you will “Think Local” too! After you have shopped local at Warp Zone Comics & Collectibles for a new Funko Pop! or Serendipity Cakery for a cake-in-a-cup, make sure to swing by your local Riverview Library for a new book to read, an evening of crafting or for a welcoming place to relax and reflect on all of the things that make you most thankful! Wishing you a wonderful November and we hope to see you soon and often!

Upcoming Events

November 6-December 19 | Storytimes with Ms. Z & Mrs. K!
Wednesdays Toddlers (2-3 years old) @ 11 a.m. 
Thursdays Preschoolers (3-5 years old) @ 11 a.m.

Toddlers and Preschoolers (and their adults) will enjoy stories, songs, games, crafts and a yummy snack each week. Registration appreciated. 

November 8 – Open Mic Night | 6:30 p.m.
Come & share your one-of-a-kind writing, art, song, or dance with a welcoming audience. Participants & attendees will also enjoy a delish nacho bar. Registration appreciated. 

November 11 – Library Closed  |  In Observance of Veterans Day

November 12 – Art Night: Paper Leaf Wreaths  |  6 p.m. 
Used book pages have never looked so festive! We will be painting and arranging paper leaves to make wreaths perfect for any fall holiday celebration! All materials provided. Registration required.

November 16 – Family Puzzle Competition | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
Families have three hours to complete a jigsaw puzzle. The family that finishes their entire puzzle first will win a prize basket! Snacks and puzzles supplied to each participating family. Limited to 10 families. Each team can have up to four adult members. Registration required. 

November 19 – Drop-In Tech Help | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Get help with eBooks, eReaders, laptops, smart phones and personal tablets. All questions welcome. Patrons are helped in the order that they arrive.

November 19 – Family Storytime: Yoga with Ms. Prusak! |  6:30 p.m. 
No special materials required to practice yoga and hear stories with Ms. Barbara Prusak. Pajamas are optional but are encouraged. Registration required.

November 23 – Turkey Tales Storytime | 11 a.m. 
Join us in celebrating Thanksgiving with turkey-themed stories, games and a keepsake craft. Fun activities for participants of all ages. Registration required.

November 27 & 28 – Library Closed  |  In Observance of Thanksgiving
This month’s book club selection is The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans. Plenty of copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

December 9  |  6:30 p.m. 
Author Presentation: Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City by Jeff Morrison

Spend an evening with author Jeff Morrison and his book about the remarkable collection of architectural sculpture found in the Motor City. Registration required. 

December 13 – Open Mic Night @ 6:30 p.m.
Come & share your one-of-a-kind writing, art, song, or dance with a welcoming audience. Participants & attendees will also enjoy a delish nacho bar. Registration appreciated. 

December 14 – Winter Storytime  |  11 a.m.
Join us for snow-themed stories, frosty fun games and a make-and-take craft. Registration required. 

December 16 – Family Reading Night: A Visit with Santa! |  6 p.m.  
Ol’ St. Nick is stopping by the Riverview Library to listen to holiday wishes. We will read a few stories and participants can make a keepsake Christmas tree ornament. Registration required.

December 17 – Drop-In Tech Help | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Get help with eBooks, eReaders, laptops, smart phones and personal tablets. All questions welcomed. Patrons are helped in the order that they arrive.

December 17 – Art Night: Upcycled Gift Tags and Paper Ornaments  |  6 p.m. 
Spend a relaxing evening with us making some one-of-a-kind Christmas gift tags and paper ornaments. All materials provided. Registration is required.

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