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3688 N. Hartland Road, PO Box 308
Hartland, MI 48353

Tel: 810/632-5200
Fax: 810/632-7351
http://www.cromaine.org

Old School by Tobias Wolff

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Old School
Tobias Wolff

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Cromaine Book Club for Adults

Discuss "Old School" with other readers. Drop-in - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Old School

Big Read 2015 Kick-off Event!

Kick off Cromaine’s seventh Big Read series celebrating “Old School,” by Tobias Wolff. Refreshments of popular foods of the 60s, music from the 60s with members of Livingston Women's Chrous, readings by Big Read Writing Contest winners, AND free books, thanks to the Friends of Cromaine. Drop-in - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village location, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Book: Old School

Cromaine Tween Book Club Discussion

Discuss "The Homework Machine" by Dan Gutman--an "Old School" read-alike--with other tweens (grades 5-6). Drop-in - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Director's Office, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: Old School

"This Boy's Life"

Join us for the classic 1993 movie based on the memoirs of Tobias Wolff. "This Boy's Life" focuses on the relationship between a rebellious 50s era teen, his mother and abusive step-father. Starring Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Barkin. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library, Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Old School

A Rosenberg by Any Other Name with Kirsten Fermaglich

Dr. Fermaglich will share her studies of the history of name-changing in the United States in the 20th century. Many cultures have changed personal names when migrating to hide identity (hidden identity is a theme in "Old School.") A fascinating topic and great insights to our history. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Thu, Apr 2, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Students - Games from the 60s

Wear comfy clothes to play Twister, Life, and more, all invented in the 1960s. For the whole family. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Mon, Apr 6, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Mon, Apr 6, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Students - Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Greg Holley has had many escapades in school over the years. What will we have YOU do in this "school story?" Join us for activities, trivia and snacks. For ages 5 and up. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Students - Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Greg Holley has had many escapades in school over the years. What will we have YOU do in this "school story?" Join us for activities, trivia and snacks. For ages 5 and up. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road , Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Students - Poetry Party

Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month! From Prelutsky to Silverstein, we'll share some of the best poems for children that will have the whole family giggling. For ages 5 and up. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Students - Family Movie @ the Library

Find out what movie was released in 1964 that turned into a classic. See Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews at their finest. Bring pillows and blankets for your comfort. Fresh popcorn will be served. For the whole family. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Students - Barbie Party

The doll that was so popular in the 1960s and still is! Crafts, fun and a sixties snack. Bring your doll if you have one. For ages 5 and up. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Students - Barbie Party

The doll that was so popular in the 1960s and still is! Crafts, fun and a sixties snack. Bring your doll if you have one. For ages 5 and up. Register - Village.

Event Location: Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Youth - 1960s Duct Tape Fashion Show

Create a 1960s outfit or accessory. Only 25% of the outfit needs to be duct tape. Paper was a new clothing fabric in the 60s, too! Your creation must be modeled by yourself or a friend. Be prepared to explain how you made it and win a prize if you come in 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Teens - 1960s Duct Tape Fashion Show

Create a 1960s outfit or accessory. Only 25% of the outfit needs to be duct tape. Paper was a new clothing fabric in the 60s, too! Your creation must be modeled by yourself or a friend. Be prepared to explain how you made it and win a prize if you come in 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Youth - Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford was born in 1963! Come for some stories, crafts and a "dog" treat. For ages 2 through 5. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Youth - Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford was born in 1963! Come for some stories, crafts and a "dog" treat. For ages 2 through 5. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Teens - Tie Dye

Everyone wore tie dyed shirts in the 60s! Bring up to 2 items that you would like to tie dye and we will provide the supplies. For ages 8 and up. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 36388 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Youth - Tie Dye

Everyone wore tie dyed shirts in the 60s! Bring up to 2 items that you would like to tie dye and we will provide the supplies. For ages 8 and up. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Youth - Tie Dye

Everyone wore tie dyed shirts in the 60s! Bring up to 2 items that you would to tie dye and we will provide the supplies. For ages 8 and up. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Old School

Spring Break for Teens - Tie Dye

Everyone wore tie dyed shirts in the 60s! Bring up to 2 items that you would like to tie dye and we will provide the supplies. For ages 8 and up. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Villag Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Old School

Biggby Coffee Book Chat

Discuss "Old School" with other readers. Drop-in - Biggby Coffee.

Event Location: 11325 Highland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

Book: Old School

Hartland Senior Center Book Discussion

Discuss "Old School" with other readers. Drop-in - Hartland Senior Center.

Event Location: 9525 E. Highland Road, Howell, MI 48843

Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Book: Old School

Old School/New Style with Donna Roskamp

Celebrate the Big Read with Donna and create a colorful restraurant-style menu board with chalk pencils in cool fonts and styles. $5.00 material fee; pay at event. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Old School

Village Manor Retirement Center Book Discussion

Discuss "Old School" with other readers. Drop-in - Village Manor Retirement Center.

Event Location: 9501 E. Highland Road, Howell, MI 48843

Date: Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Old School

Preschool Moms Book Discussion

Discuss "Old School" with other readers. Drop-in - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Second Floor, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: Old School

Preschool Moms Book Discussion

Discuss "Old School" with other readers. Drop-in - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Second Floor, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Book: Old School

Cromaine Teen Book Club Discussion

Discuss "Old School" with other teens. Drop-in - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Old School

An Evening with Hemingway, Frost and Ayn Rand

Join MSU scholars, Dr. Stephen Rachmann and Dr. Ann Larabee for an evening much like the students of "Old School" would have wanted - an opportunity to discover unique insights in the writing style, life details and perspectives on the early 60s of these three great writers. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Old School

Cromaine Homeschoolers Book Club

Discuss "The Homework Machine" by Dan Gutman--an "Old School" read-alike--with other homeschoolers. Drop-in - Village

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Old School

Celebrate the Beatles! Live at the Hartland Music Hall with M. L. Leibler

It's been just over 50 years since the Beatles landed in America in 1964. Come help us celebrate the era, the music and the Big Read. Relive wonderful memories with songs, stories, movie footage and a sing-along with M. L. Leibler and his band. Register - held at Hartland Music Hall.

Event Location: Hartland Music Hall, 3619 Avon Street, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Old School

Sock It to Me 60s Party!

Livingston Women's Chorus of the Livingston County Chorale delivers a night of 60s trivia and music at St. Mary Magdalene Church on old US-23. A fundraiser for the LW, which is a Big Read 2015 partner, and also another chance to get more of the 60s setting of "Old School."

Event Location: 2201 Old US 23, Brighton, MI 48116

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Book: Old School

Kahuna Coffee Book Chat

Discuss "Old School" with other readers. Drop-in - Kahuna Coffee.

Event Location: 1836 Old US 23, Howell, MI 48843

Date: Tue, Apr 21, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

Book: Old School

Hartland Next Door Teen Center Book Chat

Discuss "Old School" with other teens. Drop-in - Hartland Next Door Teen Center.

Event Location: 3191 N. Hartland Road , Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Tue, Apr 21, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Old School

A Visit from Tobias Wolff, Big Read Author!

Join us at historic Hartland Music Hall for a rare opportunity! Meet "Old School" author, Tobias Wolff! Register - held at Hartland Music Hall.

Event Location: Hartland Music Hall, 3619 Avon Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Old School

Prep School Life - Insight through a Big Read Film Event

No experience of prep school life? View the film "Dead Poet's Society" starring Robin Williams. Fresh popcorn provided. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Thu, Apr 23, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Old School

What Do I Read Now? Big Read 2015 Wrap-up

As Big Read 2015 wraps up, you'll want to keep reading, of course--but what? Adult and Youth Librarians share "reading extensions" - more Tobias Wolff works and read-alikes, similar themed novels and biographies, plus reading for and with young ones about the importance of integrity, one of Wolff's key themes. Register - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Old School

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