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

Tuesday, January 28th 2020

9:00am
Vinyl Lab Drop-in Time

Get crafty and see what projects you can create with Willard's vinyl cutting equipment. Drop in and learn to use the Silhouette Cameo 3, an electronic cutting machine for light-duty,…

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

Encourage your children to find joy in books by participating in Little Explorers story times. These programs focus on building family literacy and language skills. Participants will engage in stories,…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room
3:00pm
Take Your Dreams off the Shelf

The Take Your Dreams Off the Shelf afterschool programming continues this winter for students in fifth through 12th grades. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, students will explore cooking, STEAM (Science, Technology,…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Lower Level

Wednesday, January 29th 2020

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

Anyone interested in fiber crafts is invited to attend the weekly knitting and crochet club. While working on their current projects, participants will share tips, patterns and get to know…

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

Encourage your children to find joy in books by participating in Little Explorers story times. These programs focus on building family literacy and language skills. Participants will engage in stories,…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015
3:00pm
Take Your Dreams off the Shelf

The Take Your Dreams Off the Shelf after-school programming continues this winter for students in fifth through 12th grades. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, students will explore cooking, STEAM (Science, Technology,…

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

Anyone interested in fiber crafts is invited to attend the weekly knitting and crochet club. While working on their current projects, participants will share tips, patterns and get to know…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015

Thursday, January 30th 2020

9:00am
The Studio Drop-in Time

The studio equipment includes a film scanner, a heat press, vinyl cutter, recording station, and a 3D printer. During drop-in time, library staff will be available to provide orientation, answer…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, The Studio
11:00am
Wee Ones Winter Play

Take a break from the winter blahs and bring your little one in for a morning of fun. Free play is important for the development of social, cognitive, and leadership…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015
12:00pm
Noon Films: 'The President's Photographer'

Learn more about an interesting and entertaining topic by watching a film each week. Most of the films are documentaries, and PBS created many of them. Light refreshments will be…

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

This parent and child interactive playgroup led by Early Childhood Connections focuses on developmentally appropriate school readiness activities for children from birth to 5 years. Activities include sensory play, open-ended…

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

Friday, January 31st 2020

6:30pm
Mystery Night Lock-in

Do you have what it takes to help solve a crime? At the Mystery Night Lock-in put your acting and thinking skills to the test while hanging out with friends.…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015

Saturday, July 18th 2020

4:00pm
Caribbean Festival

The 4th annual Caribbean Festival is back! Enter into your own piece of the Caribbean right here in Battle Creek no passport required! Jamaican music, Caribbean food, crafts and more!  https://www.facebook.com/BCBattleCreekCarribeanFest/

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25 South McCamly Street, Battle Creek, MI 49017