Movies that Matter

Playing on SELECT FRIDAYS at 7:00 pm with host and moderator TIMOTHY LAWTON

Refreshments & Discussion follow the screening

September 28,  October 19

November 16,  December 14

Please consult our website for titles, ratings and other details.


Adventure Con


September 19 / BOOK LOVERS’ CLUB

Do you love reading and sharing books?  Join fellow bibliophiles in exploring a number of genres. 

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommendby Katarina Bivald, is about Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy’s funeral guests just leaving.  The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor―there’s not much else to do in a dying small town that’s almost beyond repair.  You certainly wouldn’t open a bookstore. And definitely not with the tourist in charge. You’d need a vacant storefront (Main Street is full of them), books (Amy’s house is full of them), and…customers.  The bookstore might be a little quirky. Then again, so is Sara.  But Broken Wheel’s own story might be more eccentric and surprising than she thought.



Early Childhood/Early Literacy



Eight Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30 am — Ages 18 months and up with adult — October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  November 5, 12, 19

Instructors:  Barbara Kent and Jessica Cohen, Library Staff




Eight Tuesdays, Two Age Groups (flexible)

10:00 to 11:00 am — Ages 1-1/2 to 3 years with adult     11:15 am to 12:15 pm — Ages 3 to 5 years with adult

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  November 6, 13, 20

Instructor:  Gina Samardge, Orff Schulwerk Teaching Artist



Six Fridays, 12:00 to 12:45 pmFor Pre-walkers with parent/caregiver — October 5, 19  November 2, 16, 30  December 14

Join Sukey Molloy for 45 minutes of lap sit fun created especially for Pre-Walkers!  Accompanied by an adult, pre-walker babies will enjoy sound, movement & tactile play with Sukey’s award winning music and movement play activities.



Learn Infant and Toddler CPRSaturday, October 13, 10:30 to 12:30

Spend two hours with Instructor Maggie McVeigh and develop confidence in preparing for medical emergencies with little ones.  Registration is required; space limited.  This is a community course and does not result in certification.  Infant and toddler mannequins will be used during the class.  Adults Only.  Babysitting services will not be available.


After-School Creativity



Eight Mondays, 4:00 to 5:00 pm — Grades 1 through 5 — October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  November 5, 12, 19

Instructors:  Jessica Cohen and Barbara Kent



Seven Tuesdays, 4:00 to 5:00 pmGrades 3 through 5 — October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  November 6, 13

Learn basic techniques of building and glazing.  Display your favorite pieces in a library art show at the end of the session!

Instructor:  Ashleigh Thomas, BFA/Ceramics, BS/Art Education



Seven Thursdays, 4:00 to 5:00 pm — Grades 3 through 12 — October 4, 11, 18, 25  November 1, 8, 15

Week 1:  Mosaic and Patterns

Week 2:  Pastels and Blending

Week 3:  Collage and Personal Portrait

Week 4:  Zentangle and Design

Week 5:  Texture Painting and Found Objects

Week 6:  Pencil Shading and Light/Shadow

Week 7:  Art Show

Instructor:  Ardis Ketterer



Explore Interests



Wednesdays, 12:00 to 2:00 pm Ongoing

All welcome!  Come join us for creative endeavors in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.  Bring your art projects.



Wednesdays, 3:00 to 5:00 pm – Ongoing

Adults and teens, beginners welcome!  Knit hats, mittens and more for charities, or work on your own project.  Share expertise.  Some instruction available.  Bring your needles.



1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:00 Ongoing

Do you love reading and sharing books?  Join fellow bibliophiles in exploring a number of genres — fiction and non-fiction.  Check this webpage for the current book selection and special author visits.



Mondays/Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:00Ongoing

Jessica Cohen, library staff, helps you with Internet, Facebook, E-mail, Word-processing and other computer basics.  Sign up for a half-hour consultation.




Last Friday of the Month, 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Ongoing

Exercise your writing muscle!  Group encouragement and close readings in a constructive environment.



1st and 3rd Saturdays, 2:15 pm – Ongoing

Age 13 and older.  Anime, manga, cosplay and more.





eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !