Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas Shopping for an e-Reader? We can help.

Are you looking to purchase an e-reader for someone on your holiday shopping list? 
We have hand-outs available at the front service desk to help you decide which one is best for you.  Stop by the library to pick up a copy today.
You may also want to check out the library's free e-book service, Axis360.  With a valid Hamburg Township Library card, you have access to hundreds of titles, for both adults and children.  Stop by the library for full directions to get you started on your e-reading.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

October programs @ the Library

Check out the programs we have planned for October.  There is sure to be something for everyone!  Pre-registration is required for all programs and events.

Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30pm
Sandhill Crane's Wine Tasting, Free
Heather Price will provide information on the wine-making process as well as great wines to taste.  You must be at least 21 years old to participate.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 1:00pm
Genie's Book Club, Free
Join your friends and neighbors for a lively, informal adult book discussion.  Pick up a copy of the book at the library.  October's choice is the Great Michigan Read 2013 title: Annie's Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg.

Thursday, Oct. 3 at 11:00am
Lunch & Learn: Greeting Cards using pressed leaves, $8.00
Bring your lunch and learn something new.  The library provides the beverages.  In this class you will make two greeting cards using pressed leaves and beautiful paint.  All materials will be provided.

Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30pm
Make Magic In Your Kitchen, $5.00
Renee Chodkowski, the Great Foodini, will enlighten us with ideas for cooking tasty recipes.  Renee will provide everyone with samples.

Saturday, Oct. 12 at 9:00am to 4:00pm
5th Annual Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Show, Free
Visitors will see art such as pottery, pen & ink, wood carvings, sculptures, photography, textiles, jewelry, glass, and paintings in watercolor, oils, acrylics, and pastels.  Lunch will be available from Holy Spirit Catholic Church and School.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30pm
Make Your Own Great Sausage, Free
Gary Radke, owner of Howell's Great Lakes Meats, will demonstrate the art of making sausage.  Sausages, equipment, and seasonings will be available for purchase.

Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:00pm
A Nefariously Nightmarish Halloween Party, Free
Come to the library's annual Halloween party for hay rides (weather permitting), the haunted library, snacks, games, and fun.  Costumes are welcome!

Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11:00am to 3:30pm
Fall Charter Bus Trip to the Vineyards, $36.00
Join fellow library patrons and friends for a fall excursion to Sandhill Crane Vineyards in Jackson.  The trip includes lunch, tour, and a sampling of six wines.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Coming Attractions @ the Library!


Bugle Calls in the Civil War Camps

Wednesday, Sept. 11 @ 6:30pm

Dressed in costume, Dave Pettigrove will demonstrate bugle calls which alerted soldiers to routine activities throughout their day. Program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Registration required, free.


Michigan Railroad Depots

Thursday, Sept. 12 @ 6:30pm

Michael H. Hodges, Detroit News writer and author of 'Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations,' photographed and profiled 31 depots across the state. This slide show presentation will highlight the historical style and news accounts of the train era. Books will be available for purchase. Registration required, free.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

As Seen On TV...

Our latest book display features books and movies ... "as seen on TV."  Check out Johnny Carson, Martha Stewart, Saturday Night Live, Andy Rooney, Aaron Spelling, Jack Benny, James Garner, the Supernanny, Bob Vila, and many DVDs of classic television shows (as well as the new ones!).

The display is just inside the main entrance and features an ever-changing theme.  Check it out the next time you're in.  Whether you're looking to discover a new interest or rediscover an old one, we have just the item for you.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Library Calendar of Upcoming Events

Be sure to explore the "Upcoming Events" calendar on the right side of the home screen (just below the library's hours).  Hover your cursor over any yellow date to view the event or news item and related details.  Many events will require pre-registration which you can do via phone (810.231.1771), email (, or in person at the front service desk.

Currently, all of the library's fall program line-up and closed dates are listed.  For full details and descriptions, please go to the library's website ( or call the library.  All craft classes have examples in the lobby showcase.

We look forward to seeing you at some of our events and classes.  As always, please do not hesitate to suggest a topic for a program or event of interest to you.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Coming Soon to Your Mailbox...

Be sure to keep an eye out for the library's fall/winter newsletter.  It will be mailed to all Hamburg Township residents within the next two weeks. 

Highlights include:
  • A fall bus tour to a vineyard
  • A visit from the Ann Arbor Symphony
  • Bugle calls of the Civil War
  • History of Eloise State Mental Hospital
  • Children & teen programs like storytime and craft programs
  • Holiday events
  • Lunch & Learn schedule
  • and much, much more!
Keep an eye out on your mailbox and contact us with any questions you may have.

Monday, July 22, 2013

E-books Just Got a Little Easier

With the library's new catalog system, logging in to use the free e-book service is a little easier.  Now, to log in, you no longer have to precede your library card number with 'hamb.'  Just enter your library card number as it appears on your library card.

To access the library's free e-book service:
2) Click on the e-materials link found under the 'materials' tab near the top of the library's website (

For complete instructions on how to use Axis360, please visit the library for a handout.  Please do not hesitate to contact the library if you have any questions.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Manage Your Account

The new catalog system allows you to manage your account to suit your needs.  Log on to the system by entering your library card number on the box on the left side of the screen.  For your first time using the system, use "userpass" as your password.  The system will prompt you to change your password to something unique.  You can then, under the "My Account" tab, change your settings, keep track of check outs, fines, reserves, make renewals, etc. 
Please do not hesitate to contact the library with any questions you may have (810-231-1771 or

Thursday, July 11, 2013


The Hamburg Twp. Library is now an ExpressSOS CONNECT library.  Through our partnership with the Michigan Secretary of State's office, we are an online access point for all Hamburg Township residents.  Their online, no-wait program provides access to computerized transactions that take just minutes, saving you time and money.  Just look for the ExpressSOS button on the library's website ( to connect you with the Secretary of State.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Catalog Coming...

The library is pleased to announce we will begin using Verso catalog software July 9th.  Library patrons will notice a new look and many more features that will enhance their experience at the library.  Look for instructional handouts at the front desk in the near future.