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Featured Program for Adults
The Sounds of WWI: Music and History of the Great War
Friday, April 7 at 7:00 pm
An assassin's bullet suddenly turned the calm and idyllic summer of 1914 into a war that brought many European nations into conflict. Eventually the United States became involved. In this era before radio, see how music of the phonograph and efforts of many well-known recording stars were used to raise armies and stir the emotions of millions on both sides of the Atlantic. From "I Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Soldier" to "America, Here's My Boy", music played a very large role in WWI.
Join musical historian and member of the Antique Phonograph Society, John Hauger, for this tribute to the Music of the War to End All Wars. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call 734-426-4477. Click here for all April events for Adults.
Featured Program for Children
Movie & Popcorn for Kids Pete's Dragon (2016)
Friday, April 14 at 11:00 am (No School)
In this live action, CGI remake, Mr. Meacham, a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete, a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie, Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true. Rated PG – 103 minutes
Saturday, March 15 at 11:00 am For Grades 7 through 12
Work with other teens on special events for our upcomng Summer Reading Program, and learn how you can volunteer at the Library this summer. This is a fun group, and we are always looking for more members. Pizza will be served.
The Dexter District Library has issued a Request for Proposals to construct a terrace behind the Library, facing Mill Creek Park North. This project will provide the community with an outdoor space to further enhance Library usage, help the Library reduce its landscape maintenance efforts and provide a community amenity for greater enjoyment of the park. The project has received financial support from the Friends of the Dexter District Library, the Dexter Garden Club and the Haviland Family in memory of Sean Haviland. Together, these groups have committed nearly $20,000 to help this project come to fruition. Through the dedicated volunteer efforts of local landscape architect Sandy Hansen, this vision is becoming a reality. The complete proposal can be found on the Library's web site at http://dexter.lib.mi.us/index.php/about/requests-for-proposals.
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Vicious Circle,by C.J. Box. (Putnam.) Newly released from prison, Dallas Cates tries to exact revenge on the Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, who put him there.
If Not For You, by Debbie Macomber. (Baltimore.) An unlikely relationship is tested.