Upcoming Events



The Deckerville Public Library Board of Directors will have their monthly meeting scheduled for

Monday, November 1, 2021 at 7:00pm

Deckerville Public Library



Virtual Events

Please be aware that most virtual events require registration and have limited seats available.



Children's Books Around the World

Clarke Historical Library invites you to explore these beautifully illustrated, fanciful stories and celebrate the language diversity at CMU!


For Adults 60+

Get Set Up

The MDHHS Aging & Adult Services Agency has a partnership with GetSetUp, a mission-driven education technology company dedicated to creating economic and learning opportunities for older adults. The partnership provides free virtual learning and social engagement opportunities for Michiganders ages 60 and over.


Thursday, October 7, 6:30pm

Library of Michigan Virtual Family History Series: MyHeritage Library Edition

MyHeritage Library Edition is a family history database available through the Michigan eLibrary with access to a wide range of historical documents, images, and public records. Discover the fundamentals for navigating MyHeritage and learn key strategies for finding specific records within its collections.


Friday, October 8, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: A Fiddler’s Tale

Igor Stravinsky's iconic work is based on the eternal story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, achieving fame and fortune, but losing everything when the devil calls in the debt. Wynton Marsalis' “A Fiddler's Tale” retains the outline of Stravinsky's scenario but updates the action to the present for a parable involving the devil, corruption and the concept of shame. The presentation will also feature an accompanying interview with Marsalis and his collaborator, Stanley Crouch.


Monday, October 11, 7:00pm

Michigan Haunts: Public Places Eerie Spaces

The Baldwin Public Library invites those 21 & over to join this event. Ghost towns, creepy theaters, and spooky eateries are all on the less traveled path of Michigan hauntings. Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces authors Jon Milan & Gail Offen are your guides for some Halloween scary fun!


Thursday, October 14, 12:00pm

MSU Extension Money Management Webinars: Retirement Myths and Facts

This workshop will clarify common retirement myths and provide resources for additional information.


Thursday, October 14, 2:00pm

MSU Extension Money Management Webinars: Property Tax Foreclosure Basics

For Michigan households who are facing foreclosure due to unpaid property taxes, it’s a stressful situation. With the current COVID-19 crisis, the infectious disease caused by novel coronavirus, many have experienced a loss or reduction of income or another hardship. This webinar will describe: The three-year property tax timeline in Michigan; Several options for possible assistance; Ways to plan paying back taxes to keep the property. We will also cover where to find a HUD certified Housing Counselor and other local resources.


Thursday, October 14, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Tchaikovsky & His Poets

This masterly presentation of Tchaikovsky songs is interwoven with readings by Ralph Fiennes, poems by Alexander Pushkin, Afanasy Fet and Mikhail Lermontov, and letters to the composer’s brother Modest and patron Nadezhda von Meck. Presented in cooperation with Wigmore Hall.


Friday, October 15, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Daymé Arocena

Jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena’s exhilarating concert fuses jazz, Santeria chants, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and contemporary R&B, reflecting her cultural and musical upbringing. Presented in cooperation with the Revada Foundation of the Logan family.


Tuesday, October 19, 12:00pm

MSU Extension Money Management Webinars: Every Penny Counts: Savings Strategies & Tips

Saving money may seem like the impossible dream. It can be done with some planning and discipline. This one-hour webinar will discuss where to find the money to save and 10 strategies to make savings happen. For example, save 50¢ a day for a year and you can build nearly 40 percent of a $500 emergency fund!


Tuesday, October 19, 7:00pm

Let’s Talk Retirement

The Commerce Township Community Library invites you to join this event. How do you know when it is “safe” to retire? Will your portfolio fill the gap between your Social Security, pension and living expenses? How do you ensure that once you can retire you can stay retired? In this webinar we will review the key considerations in determining if you are financially prepared to retire and address social security, pension and portfolio income strategies.


Wednesday, October 20, 2:00pm

MSU Extension Money Management Webinars: How Much Home Can You Afford?

A quick, less than one-hour online class will teach you to calculate how much home you can afford to purchase and maintain based on your current income.


Wednesday, October 20, 6:30pm

Teresa Scollon, Local Poet (Book Launch) via Zoom

The Traverse Area District Library invites you to join them for a special event via Zoom as local poet Teresa Scollon will read from and introduce her newest book, “Trees and Other Creatures”. In this book she deftly loosens the boundaries between ourselves and those who share our world. Her vignettes explore the spirits of the animate and inanimate. Both poets and non-poets will be delighted by the poems in this collection; they are approachable and thought-provoking, some might even say, “genially subversive.”


Wednesday, October 20, 7:00pm

Evening Sessions: The Orphan Train Era with Al & Dave Eicher

The Bay County Library System invites you to join their Evening Sessions. Al and Dave Eicher, research historians and television producers have created a new lecture presentation, “THE ORPHAN TRAIN ERA” which answers the “why?” questions about the Orphan Train in America. In the year of 2000, they discovered records of Orphan Train Riders in Michigan. By 2001, with the help of the New York Children’s Aid Society and the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America they were able to report 12,500 children were placed in Michigan between 1854 and 1927. Al and Dave in the past years have given over 200 presentation to Libraries, Historical Societies and Colleges on this event in Michigan’s History. To this day, the big questions “Why was there an Orphan Train in America”, “Why were so many children abandoned by their parents” and “Why were 240,000 children placed in 46 other States”? These questions are answered in this new presentation “THE ORPHAN TRAIN ERA”.


Thursday, October 21, 9:00am

Not MI Species-Just do it! Learn invasive plant removal skills at stewardship workdays

Want some hands-on experience in identifying and managing invasive plants? Michigan’s state parks volunteer stewardship workdays provide a great opportunity to get your hands dirty removing invasive species while learning about special habitat areas in need of protection. DNR natural resource stewards Kelsey Dillon and Emily Leslie will share information about the program, how you can get involved and how volunteers and park staff work year-round to preserve your favorite places for future generations.


Thursday, October 21, 1:00pm

MSU Extension Money Management Webinars: Make a Spending Plan Work for You!

Trying to stretch your money? Learn how to create and manage a spending plan. This workshop will discuss the benefits of a spending plan, identify the difference between needs and wants, provides tips to plan for non-monthly expenses and highlight the importance of an emergency fund.


Thursday, October 21, 6:00pm

MSU Extension Money Management Webinars: Enjoy the Holidays on a Budget!

This one-hour online class will cover: The benefit of a spending plan; Determine needs versus wants: Create your holiday list and “check it twice”!; What is a comfortable financial shopping limit for your holiday budget?; Be creative and think outside the box ~ money saving tips!


Thursday, October 21, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Augustin Hadelich, violin, and Orion Weiss, piano

Sonatas by Debussy and Beethoven are the centerpieces of this recital, complemented by pieces by 19th-century Spanish composers Francisco Tarrega and Pablo de Sarasate and two fiery Paganini showstoppers.


Tuesday, October 26, 1:00pm

MSU Extension Money Management Webinars: Protecting Your Identity and Avoiding Scammers

The topics that are covered include: What is identity theft; Protecting your credit; How to identify scams; What to do if you become a victim of identity theft; Scams due to novel coronavirus. Come spend an hour of your time to help increase your financial awareness.


Tuesday, October 26, 5:00pm

MSU Extension Money Management Webinars: Mortgage Foreclosure Basics

While foreclosure rates have declined somewhat during recent years, the issue is not over and many households are still facing foreclosure. With the current COVID-19 crisis, the infectious disease caused by novel coronavirus, many have experienced a loss or reduction of income. This webinar will describe the options to keep, sell or let foreclosure happen. National mortgage pre-foreclosure regulations and the timeline from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be explained. Additional topics include the Michigan Foreclosure Timeline, steps in foreclosure prevention, what is in a Workout Package, the impact of foreclosure has on credit reports. We will cover the CARES act and how it affects your mortgage and where to find a HUD certified Housing Counselor and other local resources.


Tuesday, October 26, 6:00pm

Science with the James Webb Space Telescope: Technology and Testing

Detroit Public Library is partnering with the Wayne State University Planetarium on a series of presentations around the JWST launch, with support from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. JWST is larger than the Hubble Space Telescope, and will be sensing infra-red radiation rather than visible light. This will allow JWST to probe deeper nto the early history of our universe, as it will be able to detect objects with much greater red-shifts. Dr. Mark Christensen will discuss the engineering and testing challenges associated with the JWST and its mission, as well as the planned program of observing.


Friday, October 29, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes performs Beethoven, Dvořák and selections from Grieg’s “Lyric Pieces” in the intimate recital hall at the Edvard Grieg Museum in Bergen, Norway. Violinist Augustin Hadelich adds a sparkling “bonus track” performance of two Paganini showstoppers to his recital with Orion Weiss; viewers can enjoy sampling a few treasures from the Music Division’s Paganini collection, including his “secret red diary,” in a virtual curator talk by Melissa Wertheimer.


Saturday, October 30, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Founder’s Day Concert featuring Third Coast Percussion with choreography by Movement Art Is

This compelling collaboration is a celebration of American street dance styles and classical percussion music, featuring compositions by Philip Glass, Tyondai Braxton and electronic music composer and producer Jlin. Third Coast Percussion performs New Zealand composer Gemma Peacocke’s “The threshold we cross with closed eyes,” with dancers Ron Myles and Quentin Robinson. The Library’s annual Founder’s Day Concert is in honor of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge.


Thursday, November 4, 6:30pm

Library of Michigan Virtual Family History Series: Virtual Study Hall

Join us for an informal review session to discuss material covered in the previous virtual program as well as to ask questions about other family history topics.


Friday, November 5, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Hub New Music

Hub New Music gives the virtual world premiere of Carlos Simon’s “Requiem for the Enslaved,” inspired by the history of the 272 enslaved workers sold by Georgetown University to pay its debts. A professor at Georgetown, which commissioned the work, Simon is a recipient of the 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence recognizing extraordinary classical Black and Latinx musicians. Simon will play piano, joined by spoken word artist and hip-hop advocate Marco Pavé and trumpeter Jared Bailey.


Wednesday, November 17, 10:00am

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Lecture by Elisse La Barre, PhD

“‘Radio Enchains Music': The 1940 ASCAP Radio War and Music Festivals” Lecture will premiere at 10 a.m. ET. Presented in cooperation with the American Musicological Society.


Friday, November 19, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Zuill Bailey, cello, and Bryan Wallick, piano

Cellist Zuill Bailey performs the Romantic Rachmaninoff sonata as the highlight of this recital. Bailey will also conduct a virtual masterclass with cellists from the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, which will be available on the Library’s website.


Thursday, December 2, 10:00am

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Lecture by Victoria Phillips, Ph.D.

Join for a lecture from historian Victoria Phillips, titled “Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy.” Department of International History, London School of Economics.


Thursday, December 2, 6:30pm

Library of Michigan Virtual Family History Series: Online Newspaper Databases

The Library of Michigan has one of the most comprehensive collections of Michigan newspapers. See examples of unique periodicals published in our state and learn strategies for navigating the various online collections of digitized Michigan news publications.


Friday, December 3, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Netherlands Chamber Choir

J.S. BACH Weinachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio). This program is supported by the Dutch Culture USA program of the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.


Thursday, December 9, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Jess Gillam, saxophone

Saxophonist Jess Gillam, a 22-year-old newcomer to the world stage, earned Britain’s MBE Award for her work organizing a virtual orchestra during the pandemic. She performs works by Poulenc and Marcello along with recent works written for her.


Friday, December 10, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Imani Winds with Catalyst Quartet

Imani Winds have revolutionized the woodwind world over a 20-year career They perform music by Mongo Santamaria and Jason Moran, and join forces with the Catalyst Quartet in a nonet performance of Roberto Sierra’s “Concierto de Cámera.”


Saturday, December 11, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Bria Skonberg, trumpet and voice

Canadian vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg appears with her band.


Saturday, December 18, 8:00pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress: Antonio Stradivari Memorial Concert featuring the Calidore String Quartet

The Calidore String Quartet perform on the Library’s extraordinary Stradivari instruments for the annual Antonio Stradivari Memorial concert. HAYDN Quartet in F major, op. 77/2 MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in A minor, op. 13 BRAHMS String Quartet in A minor, op. 51/2


Thursday, January 6, 6:30pm

Library of Michigan Virtual Family History Series: Virtual Study Hall

Join us for an informal review session to discuss material covered in the previous virtual program as well as to ask questions about other family history topics.




Sanilac County





34th Indian Heritage Day

Saturday Sept. 25, 10am-4pm at the Reid Musical Hall and Activities Center, 4028 Ruth Rd. Admission is $3, under age 12 is free. For more information, see the article in the Sanilac County News.


Job Opening for Deckerville Village Clerk-Appointed Position

Must be familiar with accounting and finance, book keeping and record keeping. Must be able to work with computers, software and office equipment. Hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday and meetings as assigned. Application can be picked up at the Village office 2521 Black River St. Deckerville, Michigan. For more information and a job description call Tracey Hoff/Village Supervisor at 810-531-5714.


Sanilac County


USDA Grants Gov. Whitmer's Request for Disaster Designation for Sanilac County. This designation makes farm operators in Sanilac County – as well as the contiguous counties of Huron, Lapeer, St. Clair and Tuscola, eligible for assistance from the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA).


Sanilac County Great Start Parents has released its virtual event schedule. See their Facebook page for more information.




MDHHS June 22, 2021 Rescission of Emergency Orders

Mask Recommendations






getemergencybroadband.org The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. The FCC has announced that consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.