The library will host a special exhibit of historic
photographs from South Manitou Island in our meeting room from April 4 through
May 17. This exhibit is made possible through a grant to the Manitou Islands
Memorial Society from the Americana Foundation, and with additional support
from the National Park Service. An
opening reception will be held on Friday, April 4th, from 6:00 to
8:00 pm. After the exhibit in the library, the collection will be permanently
displayed in the newly restored Hayes-Haas House on South Manitou Island.
We're pleased to host Adam Miller
, one of the premier autoharpists in the world, and a renowned
American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. His program "The Devil and the Farmerís Wife: traditional American folksongs and ballads" blends his skills as a
folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector. Miller accompanies his
rich baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar
and beautiful autoharp melodies. There is no charge for this concert, which will be held at the Kasson Township Hall
, just south of Maple City on Newman Road.
The library is pleased to host
local writer Mardi Link
, author of Bootstrapper:
from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm
. Her memoir
details the challenges of raising three sons as a newly single mother, while
also managing the immense workload of her centennial farm home. Whether
battling the elements, wrangling chickens and hogs, or chopping wood, all while
coping with a looming divorce, Mardiís humor and optimism shine through. Bootstrapper
has received rave reviews, and was selected as a 2014
Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan. Her presentation
will take place at the Empire Township Hall, across the street from the
These weekly sessions for preschoolers are held on Thursday mornings at 11:00 throughout the school year. Early childhood education specialist Joanne "Yogi" Beare leads an engaging hour of stories, music, and hands-on craft activities. No advance registration is required - just stop in and join the fun! Please note that a parent or other caregiver should accompany each child. This program is made possible by financial support from the Friends of the Glen Lake Library.
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