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

Monday, September 16th 2019

2:00pm
Creating a Safe and Healthy Home

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Aging in place is a great option for many people. If that's your plan, this class can help identify and minimize health and…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room
6:00pm
Pyrography: Beginners Class

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Learn the basics of pyrography, which is the process of using a heated tool to burn designs on wood, leather, or other materials.…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015
6:30pm
Play Date @ Willard Library

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: Preschool This program offers an opportunity to encourage curiosity and build self-confidence in children through play while making new friends. Different stations, toys,…

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

Tuesday, September 17th 2019

9:00am
Vinyl Lab Drop-in Time

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Now you don't have to wait for a class to learn about using the Vinyl Lab equipment. Drop in on one of these…

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

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Encourage your children to find joy in books by participating in Little Explorers Story Time. These story times focus on building family literacy…

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

Primary Event Type: Teen Program Primary Age Group: Teen This fall, after-school activities for those in fifth through 12th grade will be dedicated to trying new things, learning new skills, and connecting…

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

Wednesday, September 18th 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 Story Time: Talk Like a Pirate

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Encourage your children to find joy in books by participating in Little Explorers Story Time. These story times focus on building family literacy…

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

Primary Event Type: Teen Program Primary Age Group: Teen This fall, after-school activities for those in fifth through 12th grade will be dedicated to trying new things, learning new skills, and connecting…

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

Thursday, September 19th 2019

11:00am
Babytime

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Baby Early exposure to talking, singing, playing, reading, and writing are the building blocks of literacy. Children from birth through their second year are invited…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015
2:00pm
Story Time for Grown-ups

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Why should kids have all the fun? Being read to is a gift at any age. It stimulates our brains, expands our…

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

Monday, September 23rd 2019

6:00pm
Pyrography: Beginners Class

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Learn the basics of pyrography, which is the process of using a heated tool to burn designs on wood, leather, or other materials.…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015
6:30pm
Play Date @ Willard Library

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: Preschool This program offers an opportunity to encourage curiosity and build self-confidence in children through play while making new friends. Different stations, toys,…

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

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

9:00am
Vinyl Lab Drop-in Time

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Now you don't have to wait for a class to learn about using the Vinyl Lab equipment. Drop in on one of these…

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

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Encourage your children to find joy in books by participating in Little Explorers Story Time. These story times focus on building family literacy and…

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

Primary Event Type: Teen Program Primary Age Group: Teen This fall, after-school activities for those in fifth through 12th grade will be dedicated to trying new things, learning new skills, and connecting…

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

Wednesday, September 25th 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 Story Time: Yoga

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool Encourage your children to find joy in books by participating in Little Explorers Story Time. These story times focus on building family literacy and…

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

Primary Event Type: Teen Program Primary Age Group: Teen This fall, after-school activities for those in fifth through 12th grade will be dedicated to trying new things, learning new skills, and connecting…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Lower Level
6:30pm
'A Midwife in Amish Country'

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Kim Woodward Osterholzer will share the story of her challenging and enchanting emergence into homebirth midwifery among the Amish. She is the author…

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

Thursday, September 26th 2019

11:00am
Babytime

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Baby Early exposure to talking, singing, playing, reading, and writing are the building blocks of literacy. Children from birth through their second year are invited…

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

Sunday, September 29th 2019

3:00pm
Welcome to the Graveyard

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult The Gravestone Girls, whose mission is to Keep Our Dead Alive, will present Welcome to the Graveyard, a virtual tour of the evolution…

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

Monday, September 30th 2019

6:30pm
Play Date @ Willard Library

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: Preschool This program offers an opportunity to encourage curiosity and build self-confidence in children through play while making new friends. Different stations, toys,…

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