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Archive for March 18th, 2008

Mid-Michigan Knitters Guild (New Location) Tuesday

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

The MMKG (Lansing, Michigan greater area knitting guild) is in transit. Tonight is the monthly large meeting (3rd Tuesday, 7pm-9pm). However, we are moving toward a new location. We have been in University Lutheran Church (East Lansing) for many years. However, this month we have a temporary location and then we will move to a long-term new home.

Tonight we meet at the Okemos branch of the CADL library, also called Hope Borbas Library. When I was a little girl (around 1962) we lived in downtown Okemos. (This was before the mall and Meijer… there were horses in the barn which now is Pilgrim House furniture store.) Mom would walk us to the library where Hope Borbas herself read me stories. She was a kind person, and when her life ended too soon they honored her by naming the branch after her. I love that.

I also moved back to Okemos for one year as an adult, I think it was around 1990. At that time, the library was still “downtown” Okemos (which has a mall now a mile or two away, overpowering any sense of a real downtown). For a reference point, locals, it was about a block from Traveler’s Club Restaurant and Tuba Museum.

I just Googled for the Hope Borbas Library, though, and it is shown as on Okemos Road south of Mount Hope (not as far as the railroad tracks). It looks like it’s near the light at Science Parkway. I sure am glad I spent the time to look it up. For those who would like to check out a map to the new location, here is the page presented by the Capital Area District Library/CADL website:

http://www.cadl.org/news/locations/okemos

I hope local folks will join us. You do not need to be super skilled, you just have to love yarn and knitting and/or crochet. It’s a friendly group, sort of large, so do tell folks you are sitting with that you are new. They might think they should remember meeting you before, with 30-50 people at a meeting. You need not be invited to show up and be welcome (and the snacks are always artful and tasty, if I can lure you that way).

Oh, for the record, the 3rd Tuesday meetings starting in April 2008 will be at the Haslett Public Schools Administration Building at 5593 Franklin Street in Haslett, very near the Middle School.