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Mon 10 am to 6 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday 10 am to 6 pm
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm.
Benzie Shore District Library
630 Main St.
Frankfort, MI 49635
Library Director: Stacy L. Pasche
Youth Services: Kaitlin Matesich
MeL resources are provided by the Library of Michigan using Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.
Anyone using the public WiFi must agree to our Acceptable Use Policy.
LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
CIRCLE TIME FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Infants and toddlers and their parents/caregivers will have fun rhyming and moving! With a focus on repetition, each week children build their repertoire of rhymes both old and new! There is an informal playgroup following Circle Time.
SATURDAY STORY TIME
Saturday, February 4th at 10:30 a.m.
Listen to stories, sing songs and make a special craft with Miss Kaitlin! Designed for preschool age children but all are welcome.
LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS & TEENS
MAH JONG MONDAYS
Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Accomplished players and interested participants alike are invited to rattle the tiles and join the fun each Monday from 2 to 4 PM in the Library Program Room. A variety of board games for all ages will also be available for play during this time.
Tuesdays 10:30 AM to noon
Need some help using the library's digital services? Have a tech issue giving you some grief? The library offers one on one basic tech help on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
SUPER PASSWORD SATURDAY
Saturday, January 28th 10 a.m. to Noon
A technology professional will be available to help you set up a password manager program to keep your passwords safe, secure and accessible only to you!
Adventures in Listening
Wednesdays in February at 2:00 p.m.
True listening is one of the greatest gifts we can give another person. Listening is also a gift we can give ourselves because there is so much to learn from others. Yet, listening is a difficult skill to learn to do effectively. During this four part series, we will discuss why listening is hard and how we can improve.
ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Saturday, February 11th @ Noon
Are you an adventurer at heart? Then join us for BSDL's Dungeons and Dragons Group. This group will meet monthly to play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. Meets the second Saturday of the month at noon. This program is for Adults and Teens.
Wednesday, February 15th at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a cup of coffee or tea and talk about books. Share what you have read recently and find out what fellow community members have been reading. This is a great way to discover new books!
MONET, MITCHELL, AND ME: A PAINTER'S PILGRIMAGE
Thursday, February 16th @ 1 p.m.
In 2022 Ellie traveled to Paris to see an exhibition of paintings by art world giants Claude Monet & Joan Mitchell. From there Ellie and her husband Roo Davison traveled to places along the River Seine where Monet and Mitchell had painted. Inspired, Ellie did some painting of her own. This presentation will follow Ellie’s travels from Paris to Honfleur and Etretat on the Normandy coast. Ellie will share with us not only her art, but also photos of the French countryside, and artwork from Impressionist Monet and Abstract Expressionist Mitchell. This is sure to be an intriguing exploration of what it means to be an artist. Q & A to follow.
Seating is limited, so arrive early - or join us via Zoom (link to be posted closer to date).
BUSY BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, February 28th at 4 p.m.
The book club for busy people! Each month we discuss a SHORT story in less than an hour. Meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Each month's reading is from The Best American Short Stories 2021. Reserve a copy online , or call the library at 231-352-4671.
AFTER HOURS PICK-UP
We have outdoor lockers for 24/7 materials access! This service is made possible by the Friends of Benzie Shores District Library. Thank you Friends!
We have 10 Outdoor Lockers for contactless curbside access. To get started, place items on reserve from our catalog and set your pick up method to "lockers". Please give us at least 4 business hours to get your items ready for you. You will be notified once your materials are ready.
Not sure what you want or need help placing a reserve? Call us at 231-352-4671 and we are happy to help! Or use our handy INSTRUCTION sheet to get started.
TAX FORMS & TAX HELP
We have a limited number of federal 1040 and 1040-SR forms available at the library; however, all federal and state tax forms are available to download at:
Federal Tax Forms
Michigan Tax Forms
The library can print any tax form for .25 cents per page.
If your household makes $75,000 a year or less, if you're a senior, veteran, disabled, or speak limited English, the IRS Certified volunteers from the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency will file your taxes for FREE. Visit https://www.nmcaa.net/tax_preparation.asp for more information.
The library has work/reading space inside the library and library WiFi is accessible in the library parking lot and patio. We also have hot spots and Chromebooks available for check out. Chromebooks and Hotspots may be borrowed for 7 days. Out of district residents are not eligible to check out devices. Contact us for more information and availability.
BSDL BOARD MEETINGS
The board meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the library. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-352-4671 if special accommodations are needed, or if you would like a board packet. Next meeting:
February 8, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.