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

Saturday, June 1st 2019

10:00am
Coffee Club

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Join other coffee lovers for a group devoted to learning how to make the best cup of coffee. Each month will feature…

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

Tuesday, June 4th 2019

9:00am
Vinyl Lab Drop-in

Primary Event Type: Class Primary Age Group: Adult Now you don't have to wait for a Willard Silhouette Studio Beginner Class to learn about using the equipment. Drop in on a…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Vinyl Lab
Event Series
6:00pm
Aging Mastery Program

Primary Event Type: Class Primary Age Group: Adult Willard Library is collaborating with CareWell Services and other organizations to present the Aging Mastery Program, a 10-week workshop, that encourages mastery�developing behaviors across…

Willard Library
77 Capital Avenue Northeast, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Event Series

Thursday, June 6th 2019

2:00pm
Tai Chi

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Many studies have shown tai chi is one of the most effective approaches for preventing falls as well as reducing arthritis pain.…

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

Primary Event Type: School Age 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…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Children's Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Willard Library Book Club: ""Reading Lolita in Terhan""

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi will be the selection for Willard's Book Club in May. The book tells the story of…

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

Monday, June 10th 2019

2:00pm
Disaster Preparedness, part of Willard's thirdAGE learning series

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Natural disasters are not fun for anyone, but they can be especially traumatizing for older people who may have challenges in responding…

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

Tuesday, June 11th 2019

9:00am
Vinyl Lab Drop-in

Primary Event Type: Class Primary Age Group: Adult Now you don't have to wait for a Willard Silhouette Studio Beginner Class to learn about using the equipment. Drop in on a…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Vinyl Lab
Event Series
6:00pm
Aging Mastery Program

Primary Event Type: Class Primary Age Group: Adult Willard Library is collaborating with CareWell Services and other organizations to present the Aging Mastery Program, a 10-week workshop, that encourages mastery�developing behaviors across…

Willard Library
77 Capital Avenue Northeast, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Event Series

Thursday, June 13th 2019

2:00pm
Tai Chi

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Many studies have shown tai chi is one of the most effective approaches for preventing falls as well as reducing arthritis pain.…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room
Event Series
5:00pm
A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading Kickoff

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Prepare to blast off into summer fun at Willard Library's fourth annual summer reading kickoff. A Universe of Stories will be…

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

Monday, June 17th 2019

2:00pm
Caregiver Conversations

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Caregiving is a challenging and often heartbreaking experience, but it can be rewarding with the appropriate support and access to services. Understanding how…

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

Tuesday, June 18th 2019

9:00am
Vinyl Lab Drop-in

Primary Event Type: Class Primary Age Group: Adult Now you don't have to wait for a Willard Silhouette Studio Beginner Class to learn about using the equipment. Drop in on a…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Vinyl Lab
Event Series
11:00am
Super Tuesdays: Animal Astronauts

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Learn about animals who have traveled to space at the first Super Tuesday event. Did you know a dog named Laika was…

Willard Library
77 Capital Avenue Northeast, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Event Series
6:00pm
Aging Mastery Program

Primary Event Type: Class Primary Age Group: Adult Willard Library is collaborating with CareWell Services and other organizations to present the Aging Mastery Program, a 10-week workshop, that encourages mastery�developing behaviors across…

Willard Library
77 Capital Avenue Northeast, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Event Series
6:30pm
Super Tuesdays: Animal Astronauts

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Learn about animals who have traveled to space at the first Super Tuesday event. Did you know a dog named Laika was…

Willard Library
77 Capital Avenue Northeast, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Event Series

Wednesday, June 19th 2019

11:00am
Kitchen Chemistry

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Explore the wonders of chemistry and create the sweetest of treats. This fun-filled, hands-on experience is for the whole family.

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room
Event Series
12:00pm
Sample a Story @ BC Cargo

Primary Event Type: Storytime Primary Age Group: Preschool This special story time at BC Cargo for preschoolers and their families will feature stories, songs, and dancing.� BC Cargo is located…

Willard Library
35 West Hamblin Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017

Thursday, June 20th 2019

11:00am
Read With Me: 'Lions & Liars'

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age This wonderful family program allows children to sit back and be swept away by a new book each week. We read…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch
1:00pm
Out of This World: Teen Time Poetry Slam

Primary Event Type: Teen Program Primary Age Group: Teen Those in fifth through 12th grades are invited to spend a fun afternoon at the library. Teen Time will feature a different activity…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Lower Level
2:00pm
Tai Chi

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Many studies have shown tai chi is one of the most effective approaches for preventing falls as well as reducing arthritis pain.…

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: School Age 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…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Children's Room
Event Series

Friday, June 21st 2019

10:00am
CATCH for Seniors: Mobile Health Kiosk

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Willard Library teams up with CareWell Services Southwest and other health-care providers to provide mobile health services, education, and research in an effort…

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

Monday, June 24th 2019

6:30pm
Color Your Universe

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: Preschool Preschoolers and their families are invited to celebrate the Summer Reading Theme of A Universe of Stories. Children will color life-size rocket…

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

Tuesday, June 25th 2019

9:00am
Vinyl Lab Drop-in

Primary Event Type: Class Primary Age Group: Adult Now you don't have to wait for a Willard Silhouette Studio Beginner Class to learn about using the equipment. Drop in on a…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Vinyl Lab
Event Series
11:00am
Super Tuesdays: Animal Astronauts

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Learn about animals who have traveled to space at the first Super Tuesday event. Did you know a dog named Laika was…

Willard Library
77 Capital Avenue Northeast, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Event Series
6:30pm
Super Tuesdays: Animal Astronauts

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Learn about animals who have traveled to space at the first Super Tuesday event. Did you know a dog named Laika was…

Willard Library
77 Capital Avenue Northeast, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Event Series

Wednesday, June 26th 2019

11:00am
Kitchen Chemistry

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Explore the wonders of chemistry and create the sweetest of treats. This fun-filled, hands-on experience is for the whole family.

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

Thursday, June 27th 2019

11:00am
Read With Me: 'The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora'

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age This wonderful family program allows children to sit back and be swept away by a new book each week. We read…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch
2:00pm
Tai Chi

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Many studies have shown tai chi is one of the most effective approaches for preventing falls as well as reducing arthritis pain.…

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