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Olivet College’s Burrage Library to host winter and spring programs
Jan 15, 2009

Olivet Colleges Burrage Library is hosting the following programs throughout the remainder of the academic year. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call (269) 749-7387.

  • Happy Hobby in the Library Lecture Room; supplies and refreshments provided unless otherwise noted:

  •           o Thursday, Feb. 5, 4:30 p.m. Create miniature art work suitable for framing or magnets
              o Saturday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Scrapbooking Saturday; participants should bring their own supplies.

  • Lunch, Learn & Laugh Noon to 1 p.m. in the Library Lecture Room; participants should bring a brown bag lunch:

  •           o Wednesday, Jan. 28 Rev. Jack Brown, Olivet Congregational Church minister and adjunct instructor of religion, will discuss his service work with Mission Mazahua, an organization that serves the indigenous people of Central Mexico.
              o Friday, Feb. 13 Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Humanities Department chair and associate professor of humanities, will entertain with highlights from bawdy and sexy Shakespeare. Content may not be appropriate for children.
              o Tuesday, March 31 Marty Jennings, director of alumni relations, will present her collection of Olivet College memorabilia, as well as discuss and share her in-depth knowledge of the college and town.
              o Monday, April 13 Gretchen Peters, evening library supervisor, will discuss Pallister-Killian Syndrome and how it has affected her family.

  • Toddler Time 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through April 14 (no session March 10) in the Childrens Room. Includes stories and simple crafts for toddlers.

  • Malcolm X Presentation Friday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m., in the Library Lecture Room. Dustin Byrd, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies, will discuss the activists pilgrimage to Mecca and how the experience changed his religious and political philosophy.

  • Political Presentation Friday, March 20, 1 p.m., in the Library Lecture Room. Byrd will discuss the current political scene.

  • Make a Wish Jar Tuesday, March 24, 2 to 4 p.m., in the Library Lecture Room. Participants will create wish jars in conjunction with the Betsy Dole Womens Resource Center to celebrate Womens History Month. Supplies provided.

  • Science Presentation Thursday, March 26, 4 p.m., in the Library Lecture Room. Susanne Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and chemistry program director, will discuss science topics.

  • Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 4, 1 p.m. Children under 9-years-old (accompanied by an adult) are welcome to join the library staff for an egg hunt on the ground floor.

  • Art Presentation Thursday, May 7, 2 p.m., in the Library Lecture Room. Local artist Pam Gleave will present.

  • Commuknitty Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., in the Insurance Room. Gather for knitting, crocheting or any needlework activity. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch and supplies.

  • Craft Time Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 17 through April 4, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2. Supplies provided; children under 9-years-old must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-teens and teens are also welcome.

  •           o Jan. 31 Make your own cards and bookmarks using rubber stamps.
              o Feb. 14 Decorate candles with sequins and create picture frames for Valentines Day.
              o March 21 Create a painting with yarn
              o March 28 Create a hand-painted flower pot for springtime.
              o April 4 Guest instructor Marian Reiter will teach the basics of Chinese brush painting.
              o May 2 Make a small felt purse and banner for Mothers Day.


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