April Showers bring . . . plenty of time for reading indoors!


Art Walk: Christopher Smith, illustrator of A Flight of Megizzewas, and author Karen Trolenburg

Friday, May 1st, 5PM to 9PM

Christopher Smith is a wildlife artist from Suttons Bay, Michigan. He specializes in dogs and wildlife scenes for pet owners and wildlife lovers across the country.

Karen Trolenberg enlisted Christ to help create the gorgeous new picture book about a bald eagle named Megizzewas.

LIVE MUSIC: John Phillips and Joe Wilson

Friday, May 1st, 8:30PM to 10:30PM

For over three decades Michigan Songwriter John Phillips has been pleasing all types of audiences. With his rich voice, keen song selection & execution, John delivers a message of inspired satisfaction to his audiences.


Author Signing: Ron Walters with The Lusitania Conspiracy

Saturday, May 2nd, 12PM to 2PM

The 1915 wartime sinking of the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is shrouded in mystery. Why was the ship ordered to reduce its speed and travel in a straight line, making it an easy target for a German torpedo — despite British intelligence that a U-boat was operating in the area? What was the source of a second, unexplained explosion? Why did the ship sink in just 18 minutes? And what cargo was it carrying in its hold? These are the questions that author Ron Walters has unearthed the answers to for his book!


Author Talk/Slide Show: Robert Downes with Travels With My Wife

Saturday, May 2nd, 2PM to 4PM

‘I don’t freak out because I let you freak out for me,’ Jeanette says as our boat creeps toward a darkened shore near midnight on the far side of the world.  We’re traveling between the islands of Indonesia on a rusting ferry to an unkown port and I’m ripped with anxiety.  Where will we stay tonight and what will we find when we land?  Foreign prts have the allure of mystery and romance, but are also the lair of hustlers and pirates . . . But that’s the deal we made when we set out to backpack around the world for seven months.” TRAVELS WITH MY WIFE explores the global phenomenon of backpacking as a low-cost style of adventure travel that has been embraced by hundreds of thousands of wanderers of all ages.


Author Signing: Margaret Mallory with Captured by a Laird

Saturday, May 2nd, 4PM to 6PM

The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone.

Captured by a Laird

Friday, May 1st, 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Every Friday we have a Story Hour!  We read books to go with the theme, do some activities and create a craft.



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