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ELLEN AIRGOOD

IRON MOUNTAIN — Upcoming Dickinson County Library activities include:

Today

A Novel Bunch Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. at the Solomonson Branch library in Norway. The Novel Bunch book selection is chosen at this meeting each month for the upcoming month; attend the program to cast a vote. Reading guides for this book are available at the Solomonson Branch and on the Dickinson County Library website, www.dcl-lib.org/norwaybookclub. New members are welcome.

Thursday

Library Card Sign Up Month Storytime, for preschool children, 10:30 a.m. at the Solomonson Branch.

Friday

Library Card Sign Up Month Storytime, for preschool children, 10:30 a.m. at the North Dickinson Branch library in at the North Dickinson County School in Felch Township.

Saturday

Family Fun Day Outdoor Extravaganza, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lake Antoine Park in Iron Mountain. The Dickinson County Library will have a fun craft for kids available at the library booth, as well as information about library services and resources. This event is hosted by Michigan State University Extension and Dickinson-Iron Great Start.

Tuesday

Preschool children are invited to Manners Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. September is Good Manners Month. Preschool children through age 5 will enjoy stories, songs and rhymes, all about being polite. Everyone also can make a bookmark craft, and learn about early literacy practices to use when reading together at home.

Thursday, Sept. 20

Manners Storytime, for preschool children, 10:30 a.m. at the Solomonson Branch in Norway.

Friday, Sept. 21

Manners Storytime, for preschool children, 10:30 a.m. at the North Dickinson Branch in Felch.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Saturday Games Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Kids, teens and families are invited to drop by to play a variety of board and card games, or bring their own.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Participate in Banned Books Week at the Dickinson County Library and Branches, Sept. 23-29. The week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harm of censorship. Displays will spotlight books that survived actual or attempted banning at libraries and schools across the United States. Anyone can celebrate the freedom to read and join the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers and community members to retain open access to all materials by checking out these books.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Preschool children are invited to Banned Books Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. This storytime will feature children’s books that were challenged, banned or restricted in the past at libraries or schools around the country, including popular favorites like “Strega Nona” and “Where the Wild Things Are.” Banned Books Week celebrates the efforts of libraries to prevent censorship and keep all materials available to our communities. Preschool children through age 5 and families can learn about Banned Books Week and early literacy practices to use when you read together at home.

Children and families are invited to meet Michigan author Ellen Airgood at 4 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Airgood will discuss her novels for children. This program is open to all ages, but children in second through eighth grades are especially invited. Other community members also can meet Airgood at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford AAUW meeting later Tuesday evening. Contact vice president of programs Jan Van Gasse at janicevangasse@gmail.com or 906-563-8791 for more information.

The Page by Page Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. The book selection is chosen at each month’s meeting for the upcoming month, so attend the program to cast a vote. The selection will be advertised on the library’s website, www.dcl-lib.org/pbpbookclub, which also has reading guides and past selections. New members are always welcome.

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