The Community Walking Club meets at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 8:30 a.m. every Thursday for a one or two mile walk around town, followed by coffee and snacks.  Everyone is invited to walk with the group (check with your health care professional to be sure you can walk 20 to 40 minutes on pavement).  Fitness with friends is fun!  No one walks alone; there are groups of slow, medium and speedy walkers.  The Community Walking Club meets every Thursday the Library is open, all year around.  We walk in any kind of weather except thunderstorms and ice storms.  In the winter, we wear treads on our shoes or boots for safety (available at most sporting goods stories).  For more information, call 989-724-6796.

Love to knit?  Join Helen, Eileen and other like-minded knitters to finish old projects, create new projects, or learn new stitches.  Helen will help new knitters knit a dishcloth.  Those who like to crochet are welcome, too!  Knitting Klub meets at the Harrisville branch on the first and third Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.; Knitting Klub at the Caledonia branch meets every Friday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Harrisville:  First and Third Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m.
Caledonia:  Every Friday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Check out our large collection of knitting and crochet books:  746.43 & 746.343.  Also lots of knitting, crochet and craft magazines available at the Harrisville branch.


Calling all Crafters!  Join the Library’s Free Range Craft for Adults which meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 10 a.m. – noon at the Harrisville branch.  -- Start new crafts, finish old projects, bring ideas and questions for others in the group.  This is an opportunity for area crafters to meet and create projects during a designated time frame.  For more information, call Jan at 989-724-6796.

Starting again in May.  Stay tuned!

Adults are welcome to join us for the monthly “Get Crafty” session on the first Monday of the month at the Harrisville branch (second Monday during holiday weeks).  A craft or art project is offered for those who enjoy a new art experience.  We are honored to have local artists and crafters share their talents with us, and help us keep the costs down to a small materials & refreshment fee.  Must register for all events:  call 989-724-6796.

We’re always looking for new projects; call Lynn or Jan at 989-724-6796 if you have an art or craft project to share.

CHARITY PROJECT -- "Plarn" workshops
MORE DAYS SCHEDULED:  11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mondays:  April 9, 16, 23!
The Alcona County Library invites the community to a 2018 charity project to make “plarn” (plastic yarn) out of plastic grocery bags, which then will be crocheted into waterproof mats for the homeless.   Attendees will need to bring scissors to cut plastic bags into strips, which will then be rolled into balls of “plarn.”  Plastic bags supplied, but you are welcome to bring bags to increase the inventory.  Those who crochet may wish to bring a 10 mm crochet hook.  Sample mat is on display at the Harrisville branch.  No registration required.  For more information, call 989-724-6796.

Monday, May 7, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Garden Markers with Jan.  Make whimsical garden markers for your plants out of wooden spoons.  All materials provided by $3/person.  Limited enrollment, call to register 989-724-6796.

Monday, June 4, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Oil Painting with local artist Kathleen Baker.  All materials provided for $5/person.  Call to register.

Monday, July 9, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Note: Second Monday)
Craft tba.

Monday, August 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rock Painting with Judy Sullivan.  $5/person.  Call to register.

Monday, August 13, 1:00 p.m.
Art project with Jolene Grusecki.  $10/person. Call to register.

Monday, August 20, 1:00 p.m.
Art project with Marilyn Bachelor.  $5/person.  Call to register.

Monday, September 10, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Note:  Second Monday)
Craft tba

More great craft ideas to come!!!