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Author Profiles are contributed by Chris Bacon, Mason County District Library.

LOUIS L'AMOUR

Here are some interesting facts about the author Louis L’Amour:

 

Louis Dearborn Lamoore was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, in 1908 and was the seventh child.

 

His father was, Dr. Louis Charles LaMoore, and was a large-animal veterinarian who arrived in the Dakota Territory in 1882.

 

As a child he and his family worked as cattle skinners, hay balers, miners, and lumberjacks all across the Southwest and West.

 

As an adult he worked as a mine assessor, professional boxer, and merchant seaman.

 

Over his lifetime he visited all the Western states along with England, Japan, and China. Borneo, the Dutch East Indies, Arabia, Egypt, and Panama.

 

He changed his name to Louis L’Amour when he decided to pursue a career as a writer, but the over the course of his career he used several pen names like Jim Mayo and Tex Burns.

 

He started his career getting short stories published in pulp magazines.

 

During WW II he served in the US Army as a Lieutenant with the 3622nd Quartermaster Truck Company.

 

Even though he is most famous for Westerns, L’Amour has written non-fiction, historical fiction, contemporary thrillers, and Science Fiction.

He has over 100 novels and 250 short stories published.

 

Several of his books have been made into films including Hondo, Crossfire Trail, and numerous movies based on his western Sackett series.

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Here you will find links to our Facebook photo albums which contain images of high school yearbooks from Ontonagon and surrounding areas. These images are provided to the public 100% free of charge for entertainment, genealogical research, and other non-commercial use. Enjoy!

I've gotten way behind on posting these Author Profiles, so enjoy a holiday 4-for-1! Author Profiles are contributed to OTL by Chris Bacon, Mason County District Library.

CLIVE CUSSLER

Clive Cussler was born in July, 1931 in Aurora, Illinois. He grew up in Alhambra, California and earned the rank of Eagle Scout when he was 14. After graduating from high school he went to Pasadena City College for two years before enlisting in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. While serving he was promoted to Sergeant and worked as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer for the Military Air Transport Service (MATS). After being discharged Clive Cussler married Barbara Knight in 1955. They were married for almost fifty years before Barbara died in 2003. The couple had three children Teri, Dirk, and Dayna.

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Author Profiles are contributed by Chris Bacon, Mason County District Library.

Sherryl Woods

Sherryl Woods is an author with more than 100 romance and mystery novels to her credit. She grew up in Virginia and she graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a journalist with most of those years working as a television critic for newspapers in Ohio and Florida. She also worked as a coordinator for a motivational program for the more than 8,000 employees at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She has lived in numerous states in her lifetime including Ohio, Florida, and California. Today she divides her time between Key Biscayne, Florida and Colonial Beach, Virginia. When she isn't writing or reading, Sherryl pursues and follows many of her other interests including gardening, tennis, theater, and ballet. She also is a huge fan of baseball and loves the movie “Bull Durham.”

Category: Book Reviews

Author profiles contributed by Chris Bacon, Mason County District Library

Beverly Lewis was born Beverly Marie Jones in the heart of Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She began her artistic career with piano lessons at age four and at the age of five she made up lyrics to the "little fingers" piano pieces she learned and she started writing at the early age of age of nine with short stories and poetry. Her first manuscript was a semi-autobiographical story about a young girl whose parents can no longer afford to give her piano lessons. The manuscript was 77 pages long and titled "She Shall Have Music." She went to Evangel University and became a schoolteacher. Beverly is married to David Lewis and they have three grown children and three grandchildren and they live in Colorado.

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Using statewide library data from the previous fiscal year, we ran a report to compare the Ontonagon Township Library to similar Michigan libraries. For this report, we looked at all libraries with a service population of 3,999 or less, and a total operating income between $25,000 and $100,000.

 

Using these criteria, we found that there were 41 libraries in Michigan that serve similarly small populations on a budget comparable to ours.

 

Here is how OTL stacked up against the other 40...

 

 

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #5 in physical audio units on-hand (e.g., music CDs and audiobooks) with 748 items.

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #4 in total circulation with 28,116 items circulated.

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #4 in items loaned to other libraries with 1,280 items sent out on interlibrary loan.

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #3 in total number of print materials on hand with 30,944 books and periodicals available.

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #2 in Children’s Materials circulated with 8,063 items checked out from juvenile, board book, and easy reader categories.

 

  • The Ontonagon Township Library was #2 in total collection size with 37,793 items available.

 

  • And the Ontonagon Township Library was #2 in total library visits, with an estimated 22,776 in-person instances of library use. (That’s almost 13 people for every hour we were open!)

 

Thanks to all of our friends and visitors for helping us achieve these numbers!