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We have been flooded with calls and questions about our offer of free eclipse glasses. Thank you for your interest—we are thrilled to see so many people interested in this astronomical phenomenon! Unfortunately, the glasses that were allocated for distribution during the month of August are already gone. The remaining glasses are reserved for the eclipse party on August 21, 1:30-3 p.m., here at the library. You are welcome to join us that day.

The party will be held outdoors on the library’s front lawn. Bring a picnic blanket if you wish. Tables will be set up with several different activities relating to the eclipse, and there will be lemonade and some small snacks (think Sun Chips and Starburst!) for party guests to enjoy.

At that time we will provide one pair of glasses per family, and families with children will be given priority. If there are any remaining they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. We also have materials to make lots of pinhole viewers if there are not enough glasses to go around.

If clouds or rain obstruct our view, a big screen TV indoors will be ready with a satellite feed of the eclipse straight from NASA. This is a change from what was said in the newsletter; we will have the party rain or shine! We hope to see you there.

News & Special Events

  • One Fought On: A Soldier's Story - Thurs., Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.
  • The Beatles: Band of the Sixties - Wed., Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
  • A Widow's Guide to Healing - Sat., Sept. 30 at 11 a.m.

Michigan Works Workshops

These workshops are on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. until noon.

  • Personal Branding 101 - Fri., Sept. 11
  • Resume Writing - Fri., Sept. 18
  • Career Exploration - Fri., Sept. 25
  • Interviewing Skills - Fri., Oct. 2

Please see event details for registration requirements.
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Kid's Events  • Teen's Events

Special Kids & Teens Events

  • View flyers of both kids and teens events for the summer!
  • Video Game Tournament - Fri., Aug. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Nerf Night - Fri., Aug. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • The 2017 Great American Eclipse - Wed., Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Create an Outer Space T-shirt - Tues., Aug. 15 or Wed., Aug. 16 at 2 p.m.
  • Eclipse Viewing Party - Mon., Aug. 21 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Peter and Wendy audition registration information and form can be found here.

Ongoing Kids & Teens Events

These events run through August 24th unless otherwise noted.

  • Story Time - Mondays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Build-O-Rama - Mondays, 4-5 p.m.
  • Baby Story Time - Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Discovery Hour - Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m.
  • Preschoolers Explore! - Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Story Time (with a craft!) - Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

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Ransom District Library - 180 S. Sherwood Ave. - Plainwell, Michigan 49080
Phone: 269-685-8024 - Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10-9 - Fri & Sat: 10-5 - Sun: 1-5

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