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: WINTER 2017
House of David
Thursday, February 2, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Postcard collector Wally Jung will share images and stories from Michigan’s infamous House of David. Presented by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing.
Online Privacy Without Tears
Wednesday, February 8, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Register
In this digital age, more and more of our private and sensitive information can be unknowingly put on the internet. Join us for a discussion about the internet, privacy, and how to keep yourself (and your information) safe and secure. This talk will include simple, and practical steps to make online interactions more secure, best practice tips, as well as information about further reading to find out more information.
Tuesdays in February – Upcoming Dates & Topics
Join us for weekly online lectures featuring the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers speaking at Google offices around the world. Presented in partnership with Delta Township Parks & Recreation and the Delta Township Senior Council. For upcoming talks visit: www.dtdl.org/lunchtimelectures.
Living Well with a Disability
Mondays, March 6-May 10, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Living Well with a Disability is a ten-week peer-facilitated health promotion workshop for people with disabilities. Participants in the program learn the life skills they need to set and achieve quality-of-life goals and the important role health plays in helping them reach their dreams. People who participate in the Living Well with a Disability workshop report:
- Positive changes in daily activities
- Achieving a goal such as getting a job, going back to school, or leading a more active social life
- Reduced limitation due to secondary health conditions
- Reduced health care costs
- Increased awareness of disability rights/advocacy
More information about the program can be accessed at: http://livingandworkingwell.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/living-well-program/. Sponsored by RSVP Bridge to Wellness with support from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.
Cooking for One
Tuesdays in March, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Upcoming Dates
Learn how to cook cheap and easy meals during weekly hands on workshops sponsored by RSVP Bridge to Wellness with support from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.
Aviation and WWI
Tuesday, April 18, 6-7:30 p.m.
World War I was the first major war to make heavy use of aerial combat. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering WWI with a discussion about developments in aviation leading up to and during WWI and the state of the U.S. as we entered the war led by Kevin Kenz, a 25-year volunteer at Kalamazoo’s AirZoo. Presented with the Delta Township Historical Society.
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.
3D Printing Workshops
Learn about the library’s new 3D Printer and how to use 3D design tools like Tinkercad and Google SketchUp to create your own design to print. For more information about our 3D Printer and printing services visit dtdl.org/3d-printing. To sign up for a 3D Printing Workshop, you can register online or call 517-321-4014 x4.
Wednesdays, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. – Upcoming Dates
Join us for selected topics for seniors to help you evaluate your life and home as you age. Programs include: HomeFit, Financial Fitness, Good Form Walking, Fraud Watch, Carfit, Document Shredding, Tek Acadmey, & Caregiving. Presented by AARP. Checkout the upcoming AARP Workshops to be held at DTDL (dtdl.org/aarp) or visit AARP.org to see their statewide offerings.
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.
- 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.
Find out how to increase your chance for success for self-employment during the 2 hour Starting a Business and Writing a Business Plan workshops.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Upcoming Dates
Weekly basic computer classes. Register online or call the 517-321-4014 x4. For additional Tech Help, sign up for a 30 minute 1-on-1 At Your Service appointment at the Adult Services Desk.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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