Program Preview: November

IMG_5602.JPEGThe holidays are upon us, and your local library has planned a bountiful month of events. When you’re not curled up in a comfy chair reading a good book, consider joining us and fellow members at events that can help you get into the spirit of the season. Keep reading to learn more about our holiday festivities, special storytimes and crafting events.

Holiday Celebrations

The start of November signals the beginning of the holiday season, and with that, the start of our festive programs. Don’t worry, holiday activities are also scheduled in December!


In addition to weekly storytime events, our branches host storytimes with special themes. From Cookie Monster to musical instruments, there’s a theme that everyone can enjoy. Our storytimes engage children through talking, singing and playing and are designed to help children develop important early literacy skills so they are ready to read.

  • Giving Thanks Storytime (Done) – Join us for stories, songs, crafts and activities with a thankful theme.
  • Cookie Monster Storytime (Done) - Join us for a special storytime to celebrate Cookie Monster and, of course, cookies!
  • A Musical Alphabet Storytime (Holt/Delhi) – For every letter of the alphabet, learn about a musical instrument! Join us for stories and instrument demonstrations and discover musical concepts.
  • Donuts & Storytime (Dansville) - Bring the kids to the library for stories and activities and the whole family can enjoy donuts and juice! This month’s themes include Thanksgiving, hibernation and imagination.

Browse our events calendar for a full list of storytime programs.

Crafting Events

We provide the supplies, and you bring the creativity! Members of all ages can get crafty at the library with our wide range of events.

  • Decorate Lunch Bags – Stop in the CADL Williamston from Nov. 1-14 to decorate paper lunch bags with uplifting messages for the at-risk and homeless in Ingham County. Punks with Lunch Lansing will use the bags at their food distribution events.
  • Family Night: Stickers – Join us at CADL Aurelius for fun with stickers. Plus, use our sticker maker to design your own sticker creation!
  • Greeting Card Decorating – Visit CADL Holt/Delhi to decorate a card for someone special.
  • Day of Giving: No-sew Blankets – Join us at CADL Haslett this Day of Giving as we make no-sew fleece blankets to donate to a local community organization. All supplies, including apple cider and donuts, will be provided (while supplies last).
  • Beaded Ornament – Join us at CADL Okemos to create an easy, sparkly holiday craft! Make your own beaded ornaments to hang wherever you like.
  • Origami with Ming – Learn how to make origami with Ming the Magnificent at CADL Foster.
  • Wonderful Watercolors - Drop into CADL Williamston and brush up on your watercolor skills.