MEET AUTHORS SARAH STEWART & DAVID SMALL
Wednesday, April 16, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
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In celebration of National Library Week April 13-19, local authors Sarah Stewart & David Small will sign copies of their book, The Library, on Wednesday, April 16, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The Library is a 1995 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.

A story told in witty rhyme, The Library celebrates Elizabeth Brown’s lifelong obsession with books.  Copies of the book, supplied by Bookbug Bookstore, will be available for purchase.

Bring your kids and grand kids to meet this local author and illustrator and leave with a treasure!  Sarah Stewart and David Small have collaborated on five other books.  No registration required.  

Stay tuned to the library's website and Facebook page for information on more National Library Week events.



BARNS--CATHEDRALS TO THE EARTH'S SPIRIT
Wednesday, April 23, 6 - 8 pm
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Join Jan Corey Arnett, 'The Barn Lady'--raised on a dairy farm in the U.P. and author of American Barns--as she discusses her efforts to educate and influence realtors, insurance agents, developers, zoning officials, corporations, corporate agriculture, and even some preservationists, to see the importance of saving traditional barns. Barns are at the heart of what made America great. 

Click here to register or call 343-7747.  Also for sale Common People Uncommon Lives and From My Perspective.  

Refreshments served.



SURPRISING SUMMER DAYTRIPS
Tuesday, May 13, 6-8 pm
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Looking for vacation ideas? Steve Ellis is back with out-of-the-ordinary destinations within a day's drive of Kalamazoo. Steve has traveled the Midwest for over 40 years. Expect a lively presentation!  No registration required. Refreshments served.




HISTORY OF RAILROADS IN KALAMAZOO COUNTY
Wednesday, June 18, 6:30 pm
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Using maps and photos, railroad historian Mark Tomlonson will tell the stories of the people who brought railroads to Kalamazoo and how the area benefited from them. 

Mark has been researching Kalamazoo railroad history for over 25 years. His daily railroad Internet posts are read by over 5,000 people.  Mark is the chief engineer for WMUK-FM and a bass player.

Call 343-7747 to register or click here.  Refreshments served.



MACKINAC ISLAND COTTAGES
Wednesday, June 25, 6 - 8 pm
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In the late 1800s, the rich and famous made a statement by building luxurious cottages on Mackinac Island.  Who were they, where did they come from, and what are their stories?

Join Tom Buettner for a lively tour of these unique cottages on the West & East Bluffs of Mackinac Island.

Register at 343-7747 or click here to register.  Refreshments served.