Welcome to the home of Genesee District Library’s virtual programs. This summer, many of the library programs you have enjoyed in our branches will be offered digitally. This page is your gateway to all of our exciting virtual content. Please note: Some programs are only available for an hour, and some remain available for a full week. Enjoy!

ProgramDateTimeHow To Watch
Virtual Animation WorkshopJune 272pmJoin us for this Virtual Animation Workshop taught by experts from Alex Thomas. Using free open source animation software you will learn to create several different animations. This is a pre-recorded program so that you may play and pause at your leisure and learn to animate at your own pace.

Watch this program below, under Virtual Program Showcase, any time between June 27 to July 4
Sloan Longway Presents: Wind PowerJune 303pmJoin Longway Planetarium as we explore air and how it makes things move. Use household items to make a straw rocket and build and fly paper planes.

Watch this program below, under Virtual Program Showcase, any time between June 30 to July 7.
Comedy and Magic with Cameron Zvara!July 911amOn behalf of Genesee District Library, Cameron Zvara brings his Comedy Magic Show to your living room! Get ready for mind blowing magic, comedy, juggling, music, and audience participation… You don’t want to miss out!

Registration is required! Register by clicking here.
Howell Nature Center Presents: Fur, Feather and Scales July 93pmSee up close live birds and mammals from the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park. Learn about the habitat, behavior and characteristics of wildlife that live in Michigan, maybe even in your backyard.

Register for an event reminder here: https://www.thegdl.org/furfeatherandscales

A link to watch the event live will appear here closer to the date of the program.
Magic Summer Reading Revue July 182pmThrough the magic of Zoom, magician Jeff Wawrzaszek brings his ever-popular show right into your own living room. Combining his most popular material from 50 years in magic, this is a program you won’t want to miss. It’s 40 jampacked minutes of pure, imaginative magic, hilarious visual humor and virtual audience interaction rolled into an unforgettable show that will charm all ages. The show includes an interactive magic trick that you will be able to download after the show.

Register for a reminder e-mail here: https://www.thegdl.org/magicsummer/
Howell Nature Center Presents: All About Owls July 222pm A specialized program looking at these famous nocturnal birds of prey
and the similarities and differences they share. Look closely at some of
the owl species found in Michigan.

Register for an event reminder here: https://www.thegdl.org/allaboutowls

A link to watch the event live will appear here closer to the date of the program.
Ring of Steel Jedi AcademyJuly 2511amYou will be dazzled by this professional stunt troupe. From swords to superheroes, Ring of Steel has been entertaining, educating, and enchanting audiences of all ages for over 25 years. Don’t miss this behind-the scenes peek at how stunts and fights are created.

To register for a reminder, go here: http://www.thegdl.org/ringofsteel
Teelightful Teesigns for Tweens, Teens and AdultsJuly 286pmLearn how to transform t-shirts into something new in this no sew workshop. Karen Bonnici will show you how to make upcycled dog toys, t-shirt scarves, tote bags, bracelets, skirts, belts, a water bottle carrier, and much more. Plan to have good scissors and 2–3 old t-shirts in any color, shape, condition, or size. Enjoy this class in the comfort of your home.

To register for a reminder, go here: http://www.thegdl.org/teelightful/
Sloan Longway Presents: Jack & the Beanstalk July 302pmCan you help Jack get to the top of the beanstalk? Led by instructors from Sloan Museum, create a fairytale land and grow your own beanstalk for Jack to climb. Help him get back to the ground and away from the giant by creating a parachute. (Ages 4 – 7)

Watch this program below, under Virtual Program Showcase, any time between July 30 and August 7.
Dinosaurs and Fossils with Paleontologist JoeAugust 12pmJoin Paleo Joe for an excellent presentation about dinosaurs. Learn how to identify fossils, and hear fascinating dinosaur myths and legends. Learn how to follow-up with your own research to discuss with parents and create lively family discussions.

To register for a reminder, go here: http://www.thegdl.org/paleojoe
Sloan Longway Presents: Witches, Wizards, Potions and Magic August 66pmStep into a world of wizards and witches with instructors from Sloan Museum. Explore magic, and design your own wand to cast spells and create potions.   (Ages 8 – 12)

Watch this program below, under Virtual Program Showcase, any time between August 6 and August 13.
Beekeeping with Thornapple woodlandsAugust 811amBe awe-inspired by the inner workings of a beehive, and learn the basics of beekeeping with Don and Karen Snoeyink. Fascinating and educational.

To register for a reminder, go here: http://www.thegdl.org/beekeeping
Comedy and Magic with Cameron ZvaraAugust 1110amOn behalf of Genesee District Library, Cameron Zvara brings his Comedy Magic Show to your living room! Get ready for mind blowing magic, comedy, juggling, music, and audience participation… You don’t want to miss out!

Registration is required! Register by clicking here.
Beautifully WrappedAugust 275:30pmExperience the colorful, spiritual and global practice of headwrapping, an art enjoyed by people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and continents. Anthropologist and master wrapper, Zarinah El-Amin Naeem will teach you to tie your own headwrap, and share the unique history of wrapping across the globe. Grab a scarf from around the house and learn how to tie beautiful styles in the privacy of your own home. Whether you join live on camera or off camera, you’re sure to have fun. Note: This is a 90-minute program.

To register click here: http://www.thegdl.org/beautifullywrapped