Library Programs

Book Discussion Group

Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00am
The April 4 reading selection is
Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine

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

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

Emmet County K-9 Officer Ares with Handler Deputy Robert Poumade
Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00pm

K9 Ares is a female German Shepherd from Poland, born June 3, 2013, that became an Emmet County Sheriff’s Deputy in October 2014. She has completed 200 hours of formal police-dog training, and is assigned to Deputy Robert Poumade, who has been a K9 Handler with the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office since 2009. Join Ares and Deputy Poumade to learn about her training for work that includes building searches, tracking of lost people and criminals, prowler complaints, and drug detection.

Voyage of Southern Cross - A Sailing Classroom
Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00pm with Howard Rice

Join northern Michigan resident Howard Rice as he tells the story of Southern Cross, the small— 11’ 11” - sailboat he built to explore the world, while also creating a sailing classroom to connect with students around the globe via live-streaming video. Having recently completed her 2017 maiden voyage - a challenging and exciting exploration down the Strait of Magellan and into the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego, Chile— Howard will be sharing with us his stories, mission, and vision for the future Voyages of Southern Cross.

Great Lakes Freighters: A Firsthand Account
Wednesday, June 20 with David Lyle

Michigan residents and visitors alike are fascinated by the iconic freighters that are the workhorses of the Great Lakes. Local resident David Lyle has spent a lifetime sailing America’s inland highway from Lake Superior to Lake Erie, including time spent working on freighters in his early years. Join David for this engaging presentation describing his time on the Great Lakes as deckhand, deckwatch, seaman, first mate and captain.

“The Lucy”
The Sinking of the Lusitania
Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00pm with David Kaplan

Well-known both locally and worldwide as a leading historian and expert on the sinking of the Titanic, David Kaplan has also studied the sinking of RMS Lusitania by a German U-boat, which took place on May 7, 1915. The attack killed more people than the Titanic disaster, and was a factor in the U.S. eventually entering WWI. Join David for this narrated slide presentation which covers multiple aspects of Germany’s torpedoing of the British ocean liner, including background on the ship, the Cunard Line, the Lucy and U-Boat captains, and the political and logistical conditions that preceded the attack.

And more to come! Check back here for further information soon.
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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