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Virtual Read-Aloud: The Death Bed, by Waring Cuney.

ON DEMAND VIDEO: VIRTUAL READ-ALOUD WITH EMILY

This month’s reading is full of a solemn, soulful silence.

Waring Cuney (1906 – 1976) was an American poet of the Harlem Renaissance. An under-represented voice in both music and poetry, Cuney’s writing was often inspired by (and even set to) music, with strong rhythmic structures and instrumental themes.

Cuney’s poem “The Death Bed” makes a gentler suggestion of this musical theme,

 
Book Cover of Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant

Book Discussion and Author Visit with Curtis Chin

We are delighted to highlight author and activist, Curtis Chin, as part of the BTPL’s Reading Month celebration this March. Chin is the author of Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant, which was voted a 2024 Michigan Notable Book.

Book Discussion | Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

In preparation for this author visit,…

 
Tax Forms

2023 Tax Forms & AARP Tax Aide

As of February 5, 2024, we have received the following forms and instructions:

  • Federal 1040 (and 1040-SR) Instruction booklet
  • Federal 1040-SR form
  • Michigan 1040 Booklet (Forms and Instructions)
  • Michigan Home Heating Credit Claim MI-1040CR-7

Tax Forms
The Library expects to receive a limited supply of basic forms. Most forms will be available to print online….

 
bright splatter showcasing teen events

Teen Events

Check out the list of events and activities we have planned for teens this Spring! All teens age 13-18 are welcome to participate. Click on the links for more information and to register for any programs. 

Teen Programs

    • Book Cover Graphic Design Contest – Monday, March 4 -Thursday, April 4. Bring your mad editing skills to life and create a new Mod-style book cover for your favorite book!
 

ADULT TAKE HOME KIT: DIY Beeswax Wraps – CLAIMED

All kits have been claimed as of February 13.

Beeswax wraps are a reusable and sustainable alternative to plastic wrap. Use them to wrap produce, cover leftovers and more! When the wax wears off, after months of use, simply reapply wax or compost the wraps. Each kit includes: 2 cotton squares, a beeswax cube, a brush, twine and a button (to help secure a wrap)….

 

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