Christmas Closure 2017

All Alcona County Library Branches will be closed Saturday, December 23rd through Tuesday, December 26th to celebrate Christmas!
We will re-open on our normal schedule - weather permitting - on Wednesday, December 27th.
We wish you a warm and very Merry Christmas!

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.

Schedule:
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.

Schedule:

Nov.  30 (bonus day)

Dec.  21 (no FRC Dec. 7)

Jan. 4 & 18

Feb. 1 & 15

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.

Monday, December 11 PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – "Potpourri of Christmas Crafts" with Jan, Lynn & friends.  Three different craft activities:  Bow making, Painted snowman glass, and flannel wreath.  All supplies & yummy refreshments included for $3 (except for Flannel Wreath -- bring 3/4 yard of flannel or purchase flannel from us).  Call to register.

Sorry, no balsam wreath making this year.

CHARITY PROJECT
MATS FOR THE HOMELESS--Monday, January 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Alcona County Library invites the community to a New Year’s charity project to make “plarn” (plastic yarn) out of plastic grocery bags, which then will be crocheted into waterproof mats for the homeless.  This event will take place at the Harrisville branch on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  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.  Refreshments provided; no registration required.  For more information, call 989-724-6796.

Monday, February 5, 2018, 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Handcrafted Valentines with Teresa Hart.  Make two different Valentine Designs, 3 of each.  Supply price to be determined, please call to register.

Monday, March 5, 2018, 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m,
Ukrainian Easter Eggs
(Pysanky) with Rosie & Co. Each adult will design a Ukrainian Egg with wax and dye, all materials included for $10/person.  Limited enrollment, call to register 989-724-6796.

More great craft ideas to come in 2018!!!

 

Adults are invited to attend Color Craze on the first Friday of the month at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Dessert and beverages provided.  Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and markers will be provided.  This FREE class meets the (usually) first Friday of every month; adults only, please.  For more information call 989-724-6796.

Winter Schedule:  December 8 (second Friday), January 5, February 2, March 2.