Battle Creek, MI

Battle Creek is best known as the birthplace of cornflakes cereal which was invented by Will Keith Kellogg in 1906. This U.S. city is located in Southcentral Michigan and is home to over 51,000 residents and three major cereal companies including Kellogg Company. At one point, Battle Creek had over 100 different cereal companies. On a good day, visitors may be able to smell the scent of cereal in the air. Battle Creek was home to a basic training site for American soldiers during World War I. Battle Creek got its name from a skirmish between government land surveyors and Native Americans. Popular attractions in Battle Creek include Binder Park Zoo, Fort Custer Recreation Area, Leila Arboretum, Goguac Lake, and the Kingsman Museum. Visitors can visit W.K. house sites in Kellogg Park by appointment only. Battle Creek has fun special events, such as the World’s Longest Breakfast Table, the Taste of Battle Creek, and the International Festival of Lights.

Tuesday, January 15th 2019

5:00pm
A Special Evening With Richard Rothstein: Love Where You Live Series

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, will discuss how American governments…

Willard Library
636 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI 49037

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

10:00am
A Good Yarn: Knit and Crochet Club

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Anyone interested in fiber crafts is invited to attend the weekly knitting and crochet club. While working on their current projects, participants will…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Lower Level
11:00am
Little Explorers

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Instill a joy of books and reading in children by bringing them to Little Explorers Story Time. With a focus on building family literacy…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch
3:00pm
Art Wednesdays

Primary Event Type: Teen Program Primary Age Group: Teen Teens in fifth through 12th grades are invited to stop by after school on Wednesdays to participate in various art projects, activities, and…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Lower Level
6:00pm
Fun With Vinyl Cutters: Put a Bird on It

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Learn how to make bird decals in Willard's Vinyl Lab, which features Silhouette Vinyl Cutters and Silhouette Studio software. Participants will learn…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Vinyl Lab
6:30pm
A Good Yarn: Knit and Crochet Club

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Anyone interested in fiber crafts is invited to attend the weekly knitting and crochet club. While working on their current projects, participants will…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch

Thursday, January 17th 2019

11:00am
Wee Ones Winter Play

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Take a break from the Winter blahs and bring your little one in for a morning of fun. Free play is important for the…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch
12:00pm
Noon Films: 'War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend'

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult From executive producer Channing Tatum and director Deborah Scranton comes a deeply personal documentary that highlights the intimate relationship between veterans and…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room
4:00pm
Paws to Read to Sasha, the Gentle Black Lab

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Stop by to meet Sasha, the Gentle Black Lab, and her owner, Karen Slack. Grab your favorite book or a new one…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Children's Room
6:00pm
Early Childhood Connections Playgroup

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool This parent and child interactive playgroup led by Early Childhood Connections focuses on developmentally appropriate school readiness activities for children from birth to 5…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019

11:00am
Little Explorers

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Instill a joy of books and reading in children by bringing them to Little Explorers Story Time. With a focus on building family…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

10:00am
A Good Yarn: Knit and Crochet Club

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Anyone interested in fiber crafts is invited to attend the weekly knitting and crochet club. While working on their current projects, participants will…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Lower Level
11:00am
Little Explorers

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Instill a joy of books and reading in children by bringing them to Little Explorers Story Time. With a focus on building family literacy…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch
3:00pm
Art Wednesdays

Primary Event Type: Teen Program Primary Age Group: Teen Teens in fifth through 12th grades are invited to stop by after school on Wednesdays to participate in various art projects, activities, and…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Lower Level
6:00pm
Fun With Vinyl Cutters: Personalizing with Text

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Learn how to create text in Willard's Vinyl Lab, which features Silhouette Vinyl Cutters and Silhouette Studio software. Participants will learn to use…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Vinyl Lab
6:30pm
A Good Yarn: Knit and Crochet Club

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Anyone interested in fiber crafts is invited to attend the weekly knitting and crochet club. While working on their current projects, participants will…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch

Thursday, January 24th 2019

11:00am
Wee Ones Winter Play

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Take a break from the Winter blahs and bring your little one in for a morning of fun. Free play is important for the…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch
12:00pm
Noon Films: 'Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service'

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Her Majesty's Secret Service is the world's oldest and most famous spy agency. It has been at the center of international espionage…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room
6:00pm
Early Childhood Connections Playgroup

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool This parent and child interactive playgroup led by Early Childhood Connections focuses on developmentally appropriate school readiness activities for children from birth to 5…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room
6:30pm
Kalamazoo River: Revealing the Past: Love Where You Live Series

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Lisa DeChano-Cook and Mary Brooks, authors of the recently published book, Kalamazoo River, will highlight the river's role in local history. They will…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch

Monday, January 28th 2019

2:00pm
Caregiver Conversations: Taking Care of Yourself

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Find comfort in knowing you're not alone by listening to experiences of fellow caregivers and learning strategies from experts. Willard Library and…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room

Tuesday, January 29th 2019

11:00am
Little Explorers

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Instill a joy of books and reading in children by bringing them to Little Explorers Story Time. With a focus on building family…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 30th 2019

10:00am
A Good Yarn: Knit and Crochet Club

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Anyone interested in fiber crafts is invited to attend the weekly knitting and crochet club. While working on their current projects, participants will…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Lower Level
11:00am
Little Explorers

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Instill a joy of books and reading in children by bringing them to Little Explorers Story Time. With a focus on building family literacy…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch
3:00pm
Art Wednesdays

Primary Event Type: Teen Program Primary Age Group: Teen Teens in fifth through 12th grades are invited to stop by after school on Wednesdays to participate in various art projects, activities, and…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Lower Level
6:00pm
Fun With Vinyl Cutters: Your Family Name

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Learn how to manipulate text in Willard's Vinyl Lab, which features Silhouette Vinyl Cutters and Silhouette Studio software. Participants will learn to use…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Vinyl Lab
6:30pm
A Good Yarn: Knit and Crochet Club

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Anyone interested in fiber crafts is invited to attend the weekly knitting and crochet club. While working on their current projects, participants will…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch

Thursday, January 31st 2019

11:00am
Wee Ones Winter Play

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Take a break from the Winter blahs and bring your little one in for a morning of fun. Free play is important for the…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch
12:00pm
Noon Films: 'The Circus'

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult ""The Circus"" tells the story of one of the most popular and influential forms of entertainment in American history. Drawing upon a…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room
6:00pm
Early Childhood Connections Playgroup

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool This parent and child interactive playgroup led by Early Childhood Connections focuses on developmentally appropriate school readiness activities for children from birth to 5…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room