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Children's Book Drive: through December 14

The Friends of the Glen Lake Library encourage you to support this annual holiday tradition, helping to being the gift of reading to underprivileged children. The Friends work in partnership with Parenting Communities of Glen Lake Schools, which has compiled an anonymous wish list of area children from preschool through age 12. Donors are asked to select a recipient from this list, available at the library and at the Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor, and then purchase an age-appropriate book. The Cottage Book Shop offers a generous 20% discount on books purchased for this program, along with gift wrapping. Gift books, with the age and gender of the recipient noted, should be delivered to either the library or the Book Shop by December 14.

Stories and More for Preschoolers

Our weekly preschool program takes place every Thursday during the school year at 11:00 am. These hour-long sessions include storytelling, songs, crafts, and more, and are led by Joanne "Yogi" Beare, who brings years of experience in early childhood education. There is no charge for this program, and no advance registration is required. Please note that this is not a drop-off program: a parent or other caregiver is expected to stay in the library with their children. Stories and More is made possible thanks to support from the Friends of the Glen Lake Library.

A Conversation with Susanne Simpson: December 23

Susanne Simpson, a senior series producer of PBS Masterpiece programs, will give a special encore presentation about her work on Tuesday, December 23 at 4:00 pm, at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. Susanne wowed an audience of over a hundred people at the Empire Township Hall last December with her behind-the-scenes insights about critically acclaimed programs such as Downton Abbey, Sherlock and Mr. Selfridge. Susanne is the sister of Friends of the Library board member Sharon O’Brien, who, along with the rest of the Friends, has helped coordinate this return engagement.

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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