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Upcoming Programs & Events

Do you want to meet interesting people? Believe that some books just need to be discussed? Want to read interesting books you might otherwise not read?

Join us on the following Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - noon because sometimes it's just fun to chat about a book. Copies of the book selections will be available for checkout at the library for several weeks prior to the discussion.
Book Club - Fiction

Discussion Date: July 11, 2017
Reading Selection: Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
Genre: New York; Nineteen-twenties

Discussion Date: August 8, 2017
Reading Selection: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Genre: Women paleontologists; Female friendship

Discussion Date: September 12, 2017
Reading Selection: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Genre: World War II; France - German occupation

Book Club - Nonfiction
Discussion Date: June 27, 2017
Reading Selection: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
Genre: Economics

Discussion Date: July 25, 2017

Reading Selection: The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck
Genre: Oregon National Historic Trail

Discussion Date: August 22, 2017
Reading Selection: Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright
Genre: World War II; Czechoslovakia

Discussion Date: September 26, 2017
Reading Selection: Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
Genre: Appalachian Region; Mountain people

MPL Book Club is on Facebook!
You are cordially invited to join  MacDonald Public Library's Online Book Club today!

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Meets Tuesdays from 5:30 - 8 pm

July 18th - Italian
August 15th - French
September 19th - German
October 17th - Spain
November 21st - Irish
December 19th - British

Here's how it works:

1. Select a recipe from a cookbook, cooking magazine or food blog that fits the up-coming month's theme.
2. Spend some time perusing the cookbook, magazine, or blog and select a recipe or two to test.
3. Bring  a copy of your recipe to share with the group.
4. Optional: make a recipe from the cookbook and bring samples to the meeting.
5. Join us for a lively discussion of the cookbooks and some delicious taste tests!
No reservations required.


Why join Genealogy Club? To find answers to the basic question of where do I come from, to validate family stories, historical events, trace land ownership,  preserves your family’s culture, prove lineage,  help one to understand their namesake through family letters and diaries.

Meets Thursdays from 10:30 am - Noon

September 21st
October 19th
November 16th

No registration required.

Memoir Writing Class

with Cecilia Bouchard
Meets Thursdays @ 1:00 pm

July 13th
August 17th
September 21st
October 19th
November 16th

Everybody has a unique story to tell. By creating a written narrative you offer a rich legacy for future generations.

No registration required.

 Knitting & Crochet Clubs

Bring a project to work on and join either group of crochet and knitting enthusiasts!

The Sit 'n Knit Group meets every Monday morning from 10 am - noon.

The Stitches Crochet & Knitting Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of every month from 6 - 7:45 pm.

No registration needed for either group.


Gardening Q & A Clinics: 

T. B. D.


Are you looking for opportunities to give back to the community Volunteer Opportunities are available with the following local community organizations:

New Baltimore Farmer's Market 
Forgotten Harvest
Henry Ford Macomb Volunteer
Humane Society of Macomb
Macomb County Volunteer Opportunities
The Parade Company (Metro Detroit Events)
The Red Cross
The Salvation Army  
The United Way

Volunteer Match