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Summer Children's Program Schedule
Kids and parents (and even grandparents) are invited to these educational and entertaining activities, all taking place on Thursday mornings at 11:00 am. No advance registration is needed - just drop in and join the fun!

June 26: Stories and More with Joanne "Yogi" Beare

July 3: Music, stories & laughs with Luunappi (Pat Niemisto & Norm Wheeler)

July 10: Learn sign language with Tina Dunphey

July 17: Beekeeping with Don Snoeyink

July 24: Made in Michigan: farming for kids   

July 31: Bill Smith presents The Chickadee Spirit

August 7: Nature fun with Sleeping Bear Dunes park rangers

August 14: Bunyans & Banjoes: folk music with Kitty Donohoe 

All of these activities are free, thanks to generous sponsorship from the Empire Chamber of Commerce, Artís Tavern (Tim Barr & Bonnie Nescot), and Jim Bagaloff.

Young readers can also join our kidís book club, earning free books to keep just by tracking their summer reading. Sign up at the library beginning Monday, June 9.

Local author Jason Porter: Wednesday, August 13, 7:00 pm

Summer resident Jason Porter will read from his new book Why Are You So Sad? on Wednesday, August 13, at 7:00 pm. His debut novel is a humorous and insightful exploration of the universal yet often illusive search for happiness, and has been compared to the work of Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk and David Sedaris. Jason is originally from Jackson, Michigan, and now lives in New York City. For more information about the author, go to

Lakeshore Readers
This book discussion group meets at the library on the last Wednesday of each month at 10:15 am. Their lively discussions are open to the public. For more information about upcoming selections, please check our calendar.

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