Wednesday, June 8, 7pm. The Good Roads Movement in Michigan—How Bicyclists and Automobiles got Farmers out of the mud.
The United States had one of the worst road systems of any developed country in the 1890s. The roads were treacherous due to mud and most American roads were rutted and very dusty. By the mid-1920s, the United States had developed a well-funded system that combined local, state and federal government aid to create a road network. In his presentation, local historian Mr. Jim Craft will explain the events that led to the change in our road systems as well as discuss the importance of the Model T and the central role bicyclists and farmers played in the Good Roads Movement.
Thursday, June 9, July 14, and August 11, 7pm, Meditation Class
Reduce stress and anxiety meditating this summer. Join the owner of Simple Organics, Heather Shalayko, located in Oxford, Michigan for a series of meditation classes on the second Thursday of the month for June, July and August. Ms. Shalayko is a Holistic Health Practitioner and a Certified Wellness Practitioner. She has worked in the field of health and wellness for over a decade.
Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m.. The National Weather Service Weather Program.
The National Weather Service (NWS) Detroit/Pontiac provides weather forecasts for all of Southeast Michigan, including the open water regions of western Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, and Lake Huron. They have the sole responsibility of issuing watches and warnings for various weather hazards, some of which include tornado warnings, flash flood warning, and winter storm warnings. This presentation will cover who the National Weather Service is, a severe weather recap of 2021, the science behind making a weather forecast, and tools that can be utilized to stay or become more weather aware.
Saturday, June 25, 2022 1 p.m., Introduction to Henna.
Learn all about henna from Sandy Rippetoe proud business owner of Dreaming in Henna. Ms. Rippetoe has over ten years of experience working in the art of henna. This class will explain the history of henna and the traditions behind it, how it is used as well as safe and proper after care. Each participant will receive a henna cone, practice sheets and guidance on how to use henna.
Thursday, July 7, 7 p.m. Eyes on the Sky Astronomy Program.
Join Mr. Gerry Chevrier, NASA Solar System Ambassador, for an interesting and fun presentation that will discuss: cool things in the universe, neutron stars, black holes, dark energy and dark matter. Mr. Chevrier will also share information regarding the just launched NASA 12 billion space satellite and he will discuss NASA’s plans to keep earth safe from deadly asteroids.
Thursday, July 7, 11 p.m. Telescope Moon Viewing
Join NASA Solar System Ambassador, Mr. Gerry Chevrier, in front of the library at 11 p.m. on the night of July 7 to view the moon using Mr. Chevrier’s powerful telescope.
Saturday, July 16 1:00-2:30 p.m. Canning Jams and Jellies
Enjoy the taste of summer all year long with preserved jams and jellies from summer’s fresh fruits. Ms. Christine Venema from Lapeer County MSU Extension will share some of the latest techniques for preserving high acid fruits.
Saturday, July 30 1:00 p.m. The History of Copper Country Presentation
Mikel Classen has been writing and photographing northern Michigan in newspapers and magazines for over thirty-five years, creating feature articles about the life and culture of Michigan’s north country. He is a journalist, historian, photographer. He enjoys researching and writing about lost stories from Michigan’s past. In his presentation, Mr. Classen will talk about Copper Country and the mining life and culture that thrived in the area.
Thursday, August 4 6:30 p.m.Quilling Class: Create a summer brooch
Join Jennifer B. a quilling expert to learn some new quilling skills and create a beautiful summer brooch to wear.
Saturday, August 20 1 p.m. Michigan Aviation: People and Places that Changed History
Did you know that Michigan had three Strategic Air Command bases, or that in 1971 a B-52 bomber crashed outside Charlevoix—a minute before it was due to fly over the Big Rock Nuclear Power Plant? Michigan has been at the forefront of aviation technology—from military bases to glider and aircraft manufacturing, aerial photography, and much more. Author Barry Levine will talk about his book Michigan Aviation: People and Places that Changed History, which is a collection of aviation stories from the Wolverine state.
Last Friday Book Discussions
Join our Last Friday Book Club this Summer! Read the book and attend the discussion! If you need a copy, let us know at the Adult Services Desk or call (248) 969-9490.
Friday, June 24,1pm My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie
Friday, July 29,1pm The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs
Friday, August 26,1pm The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray