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Footprints in the Sand: tracing the path that led to the birth of the Village of South Manitou Island
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.

Adam Miller: folksinger & storyteller - Thursday, April 17, 7:30 pm
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.
Mardi Link: Thursday, May 15, 7:00 pm
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 library.

Stories and More
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.

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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