Category Archives: Food

5 Things to Do in Michigan

michigan I visited Michigan recently and thought I would write a post about fun things to do in the state.

 

 

 

 

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If you go at the right time of year (summer), there are fresh cherries and blueberries (a specialty), available at the many fruit stands and farmers markets around the state. Also, Macinac Island is home to amazing fudge. In fact, the island itself is pretty amazing.

 

beach_water_quality_web2. Swimming!
Michigan has so many beautiful beaches and lakes to swim in, including the Great Lakes. It’s a great way to escape the heat, and it’s good exercise too!

 

 

3. Outdoor Music!
A great way to relax is by listening to music, and you can do it enjoying the fresh air too. You can listen to something different (without auto-tune) and support small bands.

4. Scenery!
Get outside, get exercise, and see the beautiful scenery. There are so many lakes, forests, and beaches to see, and you’ll want to see them all.

5. Wildlife!
Living in the city, we don’t really see much wildlife, besides the occasional squirrel or raccoon, but Michigan has more to offer in that department. You can spot deer pretty easily (if you’re paying attention), and many other animals you wouldn’t find at home. Just be careful, you wouldn’t want to run into a bear out in the woods.

I’ve listed some of the things to do in Michigan, but obviously not all of them. You can check out some of these travel guides at the library to help find amazing sites and things to do while you’re there:

-Corinna, Greenwood, Teen Blogger

GWD

Youth Drop-in @ Central tomorrow!

Youth Drop-inThursday, Mar. 5, 4 – 6 p.m.

Youth (ages 12-25) are invited to join us for a free weekly drop-in in the Central Library Teen Center.

Hosted in partnership with New Horizons and YouthCare, drop-ins will offer free snacks, activities and resources.

Library events and programs are free and all youth (ages 12-25) are welcome. No registration.

For more info, call the Central Library Teen Center @ 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center.

Hope to see you there!

Reminder: Soaring Skyscrapers & Roaring Race Cars

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Have you ever wanted to race a car, or design and build the tallest skyscraper in the world? Come participate to see whose design will last longest and go the fastest!

Join us at Southwest on February 20, from 3:30-5:00!

Bring your friends! Snacks included! It’s free!  🙂

Soaring Skyscrapers and Roaring Race Cars @ Southwest

2015 02 Design Challenge II flier

Have you ever wanted to race a car, or design and build the tallest skyscraper in the world? Come participate to see whose design will last longest and go the fastest!

Join us at Southwest on February 20, from 3:30-5:00!

Bring your friends! Snacks included! It’s free!  🙂

10th Anniversary Of Greenwood Library: Feb 8th!

Greenwood Library is celebrating a very special birthday this year.  It’s turning a decade old!  To celebrate this fantastic achievement, the library is throwing a special celebration.

gwd proofOn the 8th of February, many fun activities will be held; all are totally free and open to the public.  The celebration will be held from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and will be tons of fun.  Drop in and check it out.  Have some refreshments and share your great memories of this amazing library with your community (and the City Librarian, MT!).  We will also be sealing a time capsule.  We will stuff the capsule with whatever special memories you choose.  There is free parking in the lower garage and refreshments, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t come down to the Greenwood library and have some fun while commemorating a huge milestone for the library and community of Seattle.

A little bit of history of the library’s presence in Greenwood:

In 1928 Greenwood-Phinney Branch Library opened, thanks to Greenwood-Phinney Commercial Club and parent-teacher groups.  A campaign that raised $340.80 and the generous offer from the library board to operate a branch, allowed the hugely popular library to open its doors.  After an expansion in 1932, a remodel in 1939 and because of bond issues in 1950 and 1952, the city council expanded the budget and bought a new book-mobile and 3 new branches. One of those lucky branches was the Greenwood library.

In 1998 money raised by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and a huge bond measure, made it possible for the library to have a giant 15,000 square foot expansion. In 2003 the library was demolished, along with an old house next to it, and construction began to make room for a larger branch.  On January 29th 2005, the new branch, that we now call the Greenwood Library opened.  This library is now a decade old and has been continuously used and loved by the community.

Come join the festivities, and commemorate the journey and community love of this great library.

–Emma, Greenwood, Teen Adviser

GWD

Need a place to watch the Seahawks game?

SeahawksLook no further!  We’re showing it at the Central Library!

Free tickets for seats will be available beginning at 4 p.m. at the auditorium entrance near the escalators. Auditorium doors will open for seating for ticket holders on a first come, first served basis beginning at 4:45 p.m. The auditorium can accommodate about 275 people.

The Library will get fans in the spirit by offering free Seahawks promotional items (limited numbers). Library staff members will be wearing their Seahawks jerseys…so be sure to wear all your gear, too!  And bring the noise, 12th Man!

Although the Central Library closes at 6 p.m. on Saturday, people in the auditorium will be allowed to stay until the game ends.

Go ‘Hawks!