Check out all the events at the DTDL for the first part of 2017! For specific dates and time or to register for a class visit our event calendar.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Summer 2017
Rock, Rebellion and Brownies: Memories of the 60’s
Tuesday, May 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
Take a trip down memory lane with Bill Castanier (a local writer and President of the Greater Lansing Historical Society) and Bob Pearson (a DJ for WILS in the 1960’s and WITL in the early 1970’s). Together they will reminisce about the news, books, movies, social happenings and music of the 1960’s. Presented with the Delta Township Historical Society.
Lansing Independent Artists Exhibit
Thursday, June 1, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Members from Lansing Independent Artists will be displaying their work.
I am Delta Photo Contest
Monday, June 6 – Friday, July 1
Help choose the winning photo! Vote for your favorite photo of Delta Township by Friday, June 1 in the library or online at dtdl.org/photo-contest.
Telling Your Story
June 8, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Learn about the essential components of a narrative and how those components work together to make a story. We will analyze some common stories and learn how to turn a story idea (or a story from our own lives) into a riveting tale. Presented by local writer Kevin Fitton. Register online at dtdl.org/events or call 517-321-4014 x4.
Meet Your Best Friend at the Library
Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adopt your next best friend at the library from area animal shelters and rescue organizations.
Bike Repair Workshop
Saturday, June 17, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Join us and the Lansing Bike Co-op for a bike repair workshop focusing on getting bikes street ready, and general maintenance.
Ingersoll Dollar Watch
Tuesday, June 20, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
In 1892 Robert Hawley Ingersoll and his brother Charles Henry Ingersoll, began selling mail-order dollar watches. Over the next twenty years, nearly forty million dollar watches were sold and the Ingersoll’s coined the phrase “The Watch that made the dollar famous!” Learn more about The Ingersoll Dollar Watch and its connection to Delta Township. Co-sponsored by the Delta Township Historical Society.
Fake News! Propaganda! Clickbait!
Wednesdays, June 28, July 5 and 12, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Learn how to find reliable information in a ‘post truth’ world during our three-part discussion on Fake News. Topics include: Communication, destabilization, and how you’re being lied to (6/28), Spotting Fake News (7/5), Finding Reliable Sources (7/12).
Friday, August 4, 7 p.m.
Bike-in to the library for an outdoor movie behind the library for a screening of Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd! Popcorn and refreshments will be provided, but bring your blankets.
3D Design Lab
Thursdays, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Create your own 3D Print Designs with Tinkercad. Computers will be available for design time and a staff member will be on hand for tutorials and trouble shooting.
Fraud Watch Network
May 24, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Find out about today’s leading scams and hear some tips learned straight from the con artists themselves about who they target and why. Learn to safeguard against identity theft and fraud and get information to protect yourself and your family. Call AARP to register: 1-877-926-8300.
AARP Shredding Event
May 31, 1 p.m. – 3p.m.
Shredding services will be provided by third-party professionals. All documents and information submitted during this event will be governed by that party’s privacy and data security policies.
4th Thursday, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. – Upcoming Dates
Take a pause from your busy schedule with low key and calming coloring. Crayons, markers and coloring pages provided. Ages 18+.
Afterhours Game Night
Join us for a night of strategy gaming. Ages 18+. Food and refreshments will be provided.
3rd Monday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Upcoming Dates
Join other family history gatherers to share and discuss genealogy resources and tips. Computers will be available for genealogy research. Space is limited. Register online or call 517-321-4104 x4.
At Your Service
By appointment only
Sign up for a one-on-one appointment for tech assistance and get help with your computer, phone, tablet, email, Microsoft Office and more.
- Books and Brews At the Monk, 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the EagleMonk Pub & Brewery
- DTDL Book Club, 3rd Wednesday, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday Morning Book Club, Last Tuesday, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
For listings of upcoming books visit our Book Clubs page.
Business Counselling & Workshops
2nd & 4th Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Get help with your business. Sign-up for an one-on-one counseling session with an experienced business consultant from the MI-SBDC. Contact Kellie Hanford to make an appointment at 517-483-1921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating Confident Caregivers
Thursdays, June 1-July 6, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Creating Confident Caregivers® provides persons caring for a loved one with dementia at home with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase effective caregiving skills. This 6-week program is led by dementia-care specialists and utilizes the research-based Savvy Caregiver Program. To register contact: Tri-County Office on Aging at
1st & 3rd Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Upcoming Dates
Join other craft enthusiasts in the McLean Room for an hour and a half of conversation, knitting, and other handcrafting projects. All are welcome, please bring your own supplies.
We want to bring our technology and digital security classes to you. Contact the library to schedule a staff member to come and speak to with your group about cell phone & tablet assistance, digital and mobile security, social media, Microsoft Office alternatives, and more. More details at dtdl.org/delivers or call Tom Moore, 517-321-4014 x603, email@example.com.
English Conversation Group
Thursdays, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Upcoming Dates
Practice speaking English in an informal setting with DTDL staff.
How to Adult
Last Tuesday of the Month, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Upcoming Dates & Topics
Join DTDL staff member Carey Sperl to learn the basics of adulting during our monthly 30 minute sessions. Find out how to do everything from balancing your checkbook to changing tire.
Monday Morning Movie
2nd Monday, 10:30 a.m. – Upcoming Dates & Titles
Join us to watch recent releases.
3rd Monday, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Upcoming Dates & Themes
Make and bring a dish and recipe to share and discuss with the group.
3rd or 4th Monday, 1:30 p.m. – Upcoming Dates
Learn about great destinations through pictures & stories. Visit our Event Calendar to see upcoming topics. Or if you are interested in sharing your travels contact Tom Moore at 321-4014 x 603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. (Beginning in March) – Upcoming Dates
Join us for a walking club from the library down the pathway through Sharp Park. Sponsored by RSVP Bridge to Wellness with support from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.
Every other Thursday, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Upcoming Dates
Join retired LCC Professor Bill Koons for our monthly writers’ workshop to get feedback about your writing and connect with other writers. For more info visit: www.dtdl.org/writers