Library Programs

Book Discussion Group
Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00am
The October 3 reading selection is
~ Reader’s Choice ~
Read a good book and share it with the group!

For more information, please contact George Kirkby at (231) 548-5473.

Story Hour with Ron Fowler
Tuesdays at 10:30am

Fall Session: September 18 - October 23 * For Pre-schoolers
Join Ron for his own special stories, music and crafts
as he accompanies himself on the banjo and ukulele!
Must be accompanied by an adult -~ Siblings welcome ~
No Registration required.

Now available for check-out !
Learn a new skill, or brush up on an old one!
In collaboration with Blissfest, the Alanson Area Public  Library is now offering a limited
number of ukuleles for loan to AAPL patrons whose accounts are in good standing.

Ukes may be checked out for 21 days.
* Patrons under 18 must have a parent/guardian present at check-out.
* Other policies apply—For complete information, call or stop in the Library!

 2018 Speaker Series

The Civil War's Dahlgren Cannons of Northern Michigan
Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00pm with David Lyle

“Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” This famous cry was uttered by Rear Admiral David Farragut during the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864. During the battle, Farragut successfully led his fleet through a maze of torpedoes (naval bombs) and past three forts to secure a Union victory. Join David Lyle to learn about the history of the Battle of Mobile Bay and its connection to northern Michigan,  focusing on the Dahlgren cannons in northern Michigan
which were aboard Farragut’s USS Hartford during this famous battle.

“A Starry Night”
  Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00pm with John Riggs

Do you ever look into the night sky, and wonder?
Of all of the pinpricks of lights in the night sky, which are stars, which are planets? Where—and what - is the Big Dipper? Can you really see the rings of Saturn? When is the best time to see these things?
If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, join John Riggs of Thorne Swift Nature Preserve to learn the basics of what you’re seeing in the night sky, how to use a telescope, when best to observe special sky “events", and more!


All programs begin at 7:00pm and take place in the Alanson Community Hall
  (adjacent to the Library) unless otherwise noted.
There is no charge to attend and no reservations are required.

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