Movies that Matter










LEGO CLUB — Eight Mondays — February 24  March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  April 13, 20

4:00 to 5:00 pm  — Grades 1 through 5

Facilitator:  Jessica Cohen


CERAMICS — Five Tuesdays — February 25  March 3, 10, 17, 24

4:00 to 5:00 pm — Grades 3 through 6

Instructor:  Ashleigh Thomas, BFA/Ceramics; BS/Art Education; MA/Art & Design Education

Learn basic techniques of hand-building & glazing.


Adults:  Register for your own evening of pottery painting —

Join Ashleigh on Monday, March 30, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.


DRAWING  MEDIA — Five Thursdays — February 27  March 5, 12, 19  April 2

4:00 to 5:00 pm — Grades 3 through 12

Instructor:  Corissa Appler, MS/Art Education

Learn how to use various drawing media to create your own masterpieces and improve your skills.



Tea, Talks & Workshops



Do you love reading and sharing books?  Join fellow bibliophiles in exploring a number of genres.  Check the library’s website for book selections and special author visits.

 Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiaasen

Andrew Yancy, of the Monroe County Sheriff’s office, has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it’s not called the roach patrol for nothing).

Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters, including his just-ex lover, a hot-blooded fugitive from Kansas; the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; two avariciously optimistic real-estate speculators; the Bahamian voodoo witch known as the Dragon Queen, whose suitors are blinded unto death by her peculiar charms; Yancy’s new true love, a kinky coroner; and the eponymous bad monkey.


Explore Interests



Wednesdays, 12:30 to 2:30 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!

Overdrive 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.