REGULAR
BUSINESS HOURS

Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday,
& Friday
11am to 6pm

Thursday
11am to 7pm
Dowling Public
Library
Serving Baltimore & Johnstown Townships
Dowling Public Library
1765 E Dowling Road
Hastings, Michigan
49058

269-721-3743
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
BOOK SALE SCHEDULE FOR 2019
We receive new donations almost daily so the shelves get new
materials continually. There is something for everyone!
Dowling Public
Library
Serving Baltimore & Johnstown Townships
"The little library where big things happen"
Mission Statement:

"The Dowling Public
Library will provide
educational
opportunities and
serve as a resource
for the community."
START AN ADVENTURE!
Explore 1000 Books! A program for families with
children, birth through preschool. This free program
encourages you to read 1000 books with your child
before he or she enters school- a goal experts say
children need to help them learn to read for themselves.
Our kick off date is May 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m..
Bring your child/children to the library and register
them. They will receive a record book to keep track of
the books you read and you will receive a special gift for
joining us for our kick off. If you can't make the kick off
day, you may register at any time. Just stop by the
library.

TIMES & LOCATION:
Monday, May 20, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
Tuesday, M
ay 21, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
COST:  $15.00
Cost includes all supplies cut and ready for you. We usually do 6 cards
(3 each of 2 different designs) and a 3D project. Bring scissors. You must
sign up at the library by M
ay 16.  Class sizes are limited, so sign up
early.
CARD MAKING & MORE CLASS!
Can't make it to the sale? During normal business hours, we will open up
the basement for anyone wishing to browse the books for sale. Anytime the
library is open, just let the staff know that you would like to go down to the
sale and they will be happy to assist you.




Ancestry Library Edition is a collection that contains more than 7,900
databases and 2 billion names. It includes coverage of the U.S. and the
U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records,
as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. Searchers
can uncover family records and begin to trace their history with
valuable personal information not found anywhere else.

Access to Ancestry Library Edition is not available from home. However,
you can come to the library and use one of our computers or bring your
laptop from home. A link is provided at the left.

View
a guided tour of this data base here.

If you’re looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from
near and far, you’ve come to the right place. From Spanish and French
to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, we’ve got you covered. You can
download the app or use a computer. There are over 70 languages
available! For this program you do not need to come to the library. Just
sign up with your library card.
Adult Winter Reading
Winners!
The Adult Winter Reading program has come to an end. We had about
50 people participate. Readers told us that they read books that they
normally wouldn't have picked but ended up enjoying them. They had
a great time getting out of their comfort zone.  The Grand Prize (an
Instant Pot) was won by John Howe (pictured). Kathleen Thornton won
a set of Rachael Ray crockery bowls. Lots of prizes were given for each
Bingo. (Thank you to the Friends of the Library for helping with prizes!)
Saturday Book Sales
10:00 to 2:00 p.m.
April 13
May 18
June 15
July 20
August 24
September 21
October 19
November 9