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Library will be closed Sept. 23 - Oct. 5 for renovations!

We will be getting new carpet, paint, lighting and furiture.  Because of the renovations, there will be:

  • No interlibrary loan Sept. 19 -- Oct. 14
  • No early literacy classes until Oct. 14
  • No VIP book club in September.
  • No Wednesday night book club in October.
  • No Yoga Sept. 19 -- Oct. 10

We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Visit our neighboring libraries: Lincoln Township, St. Joseph, Berrien Springs, Three Oaks, and New Buffalo, for books and services while we are closed or try the library's online services, Overdrive and Hoopla, for digital material.


 



Dr. Kasewurm's Professional Hearing Services Free Hearing Wellness Seminar

Wednesday, August 21st from 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Dr. Gyl Kasewurm will be here at the library to discuss the causes and impacts of hearing loss, how hearing impacts your overall health, and the latest in treatment options and technology solutions. Dr. Kasewurm's staff will be available to clean hearing aids and perform Ear Scans with their special video camera. Space is limited for scans and cleaning, please register at the front desk.

 


1000 Mile Walk Around Lake Michigan

with Loreen Niewenhuis

Weko Beach House

Thursday, August 22nd from 7:30 to 8:30 PM

In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked completely around Lake Michigan, a 1000 mile walk around the world's fifth-largest lake. The book about her adventure explores both the geology of the lake and the measure of a person. Most of the walk was done solo, an adventure in discovery of self and place. In her presentation, Niewenhuis will take you along the shores of the lake she loves with photos and video from her journey. She will illuminate the geology, natural history, and biology of the lake and also what threatens this massive ecosystem: invasive species, pollution, and destruction of wetlands. Niewenhuis speaks with the authority of an expert as she has a M.S. degree in the biological sciences. She raises important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.


Make a Planetarium!

Thursday, August 22nd from 10:30 to 11:30 AM

Make your own planetarium and learn to find constellations. You will need to provide your own flashlight (1 to 2 inch diameter flashlights work best). Children.


Bridgman High School Yearbook Collection

Did you know the library maintains an extensive collection of Bridgman High School Yearbooks? In fact, we have issues going back as far as 1926 available for easy, onsite viewing. Sadly, that collection is not quite complete. Would anyone be able to help fill in the gaps? We are missing annuals for 1952 and 1988, and 2013.


Movie Monday

Join us for movies every Monday at 1:00 PM

August 19th              Kiki's Delivery Service G, 1 hr 43 mins.

August  26th             Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope PG, 2 hrs 1 min.

 


Teen Writing Contest Winners!
 
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Teen Story Contest. Click here to listen to their interview with WSJM.
 
1st Place - A Fight for Love by Kylie Ott
2nd Place - Some Bunny Loves You by Sophia Fenech
3rd Place - My Moment/We Will Never Be The Same by Angel Santiago
 
Left to Right - Sophia Fenech, Kylie Ott, Angel Santiago
 
 
 

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Mobile Hotspots Are Here!

  • Mobile Hotspots can provide unlimited internet access for up to 5 devices anywhere a mobile signal is available, and are equipped with internet content filtering software.
  • They are available for check out by any Bridgman, Lake Township, or Chikaming Township patron over 18 years old with no overdues or unpaid fines on their account.
  • They can be checked out for 14 days, with no renewals. One Mobile Hotspot checkout per household at a time, please.
  • Hotspots must be returned to a staff member at the circulation desk. DO NOT return in the dropbox. They must be kept in a temperature-controlled environment. DO NOT leave them in a car.
  • Patrons with overdue Hotspots will be fined $5.00 per day. If a Hotspot is more than 4 days overdue, service will be canceled and the patron charged for a replacement kit. The patron is responsible for costs associated with lost or damaged Hotspots and accessories.

Check out Activities/Events for our regularly scheduled programs. Knitting, Yoga, Book Club... we have something for everyone!


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Check out the Community Calendar for local events by clicking the Community Calendar tab at the top of this page or search "Bridgman" on the LocalHop website getlocalhop.com.   You can also download the LocalHop app at your favorite app store. 
 

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Permits on Sale Now for the

Community-Wide Garage Sale

Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th

 


We are hiring!

Library Page

The library is looking for a new page.  Responsiblities include shelving books, helping patrons, and performing a variety of clerical duties.  Pages typically work weekday 5-8 pm and Saturdays 10-4.  This position will work 6-10 hours a week.  Wages are $9.45 per hour.  See the full job posting here.  Applications are available here or at the library.

 


Movie Monday

Join us for movies every Monday at 1:00 PM.

August 19th             Kiki's Delivery Service 

                              G, 1 hr 43 mins.

August 26th             Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 

                              PG, 2 hrs 1 min.


Harding's Community Rewards

Sign up for Harding's Community Rewards program today and earn money for Bridgman Public Library while you shop! The program offers Harding's customers a better shopping experience while still making contributions to the organization of their choice.