Senior Center to hold craft show and bake sale November 16

The Clinton County Senior Center will have a Craft Show and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. A lunch of Soup and Sloppy Joes will be available. The Gift Shop also will be open with lots of books, puzzles and much more.

Proceeds from the Craft Sale will help pay utility bills during the cold winter months. The proceeds from the Bake Sale will go to Clinton County Meals on Wheels.

The Senior Center is located at 201 E Walker Street in St. Johns.


Clinton County Arts Council Holiday Sale is December 2

Clinton County Arts Council will host their annual holiday sale on Monday, December 2 from
at the Clinton County Arts Gallery and Gift Shop, 215 N Clinton Ave. in Saint Johns.

Join them, too, for the Annual Members Meeting and Holiday Sale beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Board of Directors will provide a brief recap of the Art Council’s 2019 accomplishments and touch on goals for 2020.

This is also an opportunity for members to elect and re-elect the Board of Directors. Meet the new candidates and cast your vote.

The Holiday Sale will then be open to the public from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with free gift wrapping.

All items will be 10% discounted. Members, use your CCAC Member – 20% discount.


City dates to remember

• Wednesday, November 27 — Winter Property Taxes are mailed & due February 14, 2020
• Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 — City and County Offices closed for Thanksgiving
• Friday, December 6 — Santa Parade of Lights Downtown at 5:45 p.m.
•Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 — City and County Offices closed for Christmas


Briggs District Library News

Bookaholics Book Club – The November selection of the Bookaholics Book Club is The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede. This is the true story of the people of Gander, Newfoundland and their extraordinary response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at their tiny airport. The club will meet on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 at the library. Copies of the book are now available at the circulation desk.

Euchre Club – Our adult Euchre Club will meet Friday, November 22 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. This free, fun, social is event is open to adults to register as single players or with a partner, and there is no cost or buy-in to play. Registration is very much appreciated and is now available.

HO! HO! HO! Holiday Programs – It’s that time of year again. There will be music, stories, games, crafts and refreshments. There will be a jolly man in a red suit that will visit with each child. Hand stamps given at the door determine the order in which each child will visit with Santa. This is a great photo opportunity, so make sure to bring your camera with you. You are invited to enjoy our Holiday Programs on Thursday, December 5 (6-8 p.m.), Friday, December 6, (6:30-8:30 p.m.) or Saturday, December 7 (10:30-noon). Registration is not required for any of these free programs.

Window Painting – Tweens and teens can flex their artistic muscles when we gather to paint the library’s windows for the holiday season. We will supply all the materials, so the painters can show up ready to create on Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30. Registration is appreciated, and is now available.

Christmas Cartoon and Craft – Children ages 6-9 can join us on Monday, December 16 from 6:30-7:30 when we’ll make a delicious Christmas snack and watch a short cartoon. Registration is required and opens on Monday, November 18.

Tales to Tails – Ruger, a certified therapy dog will be back at the library this fall. Children ages 6-12 can sign up for a 15-minute session to practice reading aloud to Ruger on the 2nd or 4th Thursday of each month. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Connections – Patrons needing help with OverDrive/Libby, RBDigital, or any of the library’s other e-services will be able to come to the library for drop-in tech help each Wednesday from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

One Last Chapter – A big “Thank you!” to everyone who attended our One Last Chapter program celebrating Ms. Marie and her service to the library.

It was a wonderful night that would not have been possible without the efforts and talents of many people: Katelyn H., Haley L., Marshall S., and Kim S. painted our interior windows with Ms. Marie’s favorite book characters; our great DJ, Chris D.; Carol F. and Trish C. made delicious cookies; Amy D.’s cupcakes were amazing; Ms. Sharon is always a favorite with her face painting; Dawn W. and Dawn S. kept the scrapbook room running smoothly; Santa took a break from his holiday preparations; and our night-of volunteers gave us their time and energy, and it is greatly appreciated – Jan R., Brenda T., Taylor and Travis D., Rebecca, Dusty, Jack, and Charlie D., Eva, Hannah, and Cooper L., Mary and Mark G., Marcia G., Linda F., Wenda, Mark, Grace, Jill, and Ryan D., and Kristy T. – thank you all!

Library Closure – The Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 27 and be closed November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. The drop box on the Library porch will be available for returns throughout this closure. The Library will be open on Saturday November 30 from 10:00 – 3:00.

For more program information or to register, visit the library’s website briggsdistrictlibrary.org or Facebook page or call (989)224-4702.

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Contact Information:

Library Director: Sara Morrison
Phone: 989-224-4702 * Fax: 989-224-1205
E-mail: director@briggsdistrictlibrary.org
Street address: 108 E Railroad * Saint Johns, MI 48879