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Lake Michigan Aircraft Carriers: Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 pm

Between 1943 and 1945, two specially modified military vessels operated on the Great Lakes, providing critical  training for thousands of pilots, including future president George H. W. Bush. Amanda Wetzel of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum will discuss this fascinating chapter of our region's history. A special exhibit about these aircraft carriers will be unveiled at the museum on May 23. This program will be held at the Empire Township Hall.

National Library Week: April 13 - 18
Help celebrate your community library by joining us for this series of special programs and activities:

Monday Night at the Movies: April 13, 6:00 pm
Come enjoy the Empire premier of the newly-released blockbuster film Unbroken, based on the acclaimed book by Laura Hillenbrand, and inspired by the remarkable life of Louis Zamperini, Olympic athlete, WW II pilot, and prisoner of war. This event will take place at the Empire Township Hall. Popcorn provided!

Library Open House: Wed., April 15, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Come explore our many resources, visit with library staff, board members, and volunteers -  and enjoy some treats and refreshments while you browse. We'll also be demonstrating our various online resources, including electronic books.

Shipwreck explorer Ross Richardson: Friday, April 17, 7:00 pm
This local adventurer and author will describe his many shipwreck dives, along with his research into other unsolved mysteries.  Richardson has explored numerous Lake Michigan shipwrecks, including the famed Westmoreland, which sank near Empire in 1854. He's also the author of two books, including the recently published "Still missing: rethinking the D.B. Cooper case and other mysterious unsolved disappearances". This program will be held at the Empire Township Hall.

Maple City library card drive
Some residents of Kasson Township may not realize that the Glen Lake Library is their library, too! Pick up information about the library, including an application for a card, in Gabe's Market throughout the week. On Saturday, April 18, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, a volunteer will be at Gabe's to answer questions and issue library cards.

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.

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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