Library Programs

Book Discussion Group
Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month
at 10:00am
  The May 1 reading selection is

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

Story Hour with Ron Fowler
On a New Day!
Now on Tuesdays at 10:30am!

Stories, songs & crafts for Pre-Schoolers
Spring Session Dates:
May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11

No Registration
Must be accompanied by an adult

The Solar System!
Is now available at the Alanson Library!
By checking out our new

Orion FunScope Astro Dazzle
4.5" Reflector Telescope

Patron accounts must be in good standing ~ Various other Circulation Policies apply
Please stop in or call the Library
for complete information.

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.
* Other policies apply—For complete information, call or stop in the Library!

2019 Speaker Series

              Star-Gazing and More!
Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00pm
with Ashley Bur from Headlands Dark Sky Park

As the only internationally-designated Dark Sky Park in Michigan, Headlands International Dark Sky Park offers free year-round access to its 600 acres of old-growth forest, Dark Sky programs and star-gazing, as well as walking trails and Lake Michigan beach access.  Join Ashley Bur, Emmet County Parks & Recreation Program Co-ordinator, to learn about the Dark Sky movement, and all the Headlands has to offer.

A North Country Almanac:
Reflections of an Old-School Conservationist in a Modern World
Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00pm with Tom Bailey
 Join retired Little Traverse Conservancy Director Tom Bailey as he speaks about his book
 A North Country Almanac, and his life experiences dedicated to northern Michigan land conservation.

Midnight Heroes:Titanic's Musicians
 Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00pm with David Kaplan
The eight young band members on the Titanic played to the end, but a comprehensive story of the Titanic’s band is rare. Join Titanic historian David Kaplan for a photo biography of each musician and the legacies that each left behind, in this captivating and emotionally moving presentation.


     Michigan POW Camps in WWII
Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00pm with Gregory Sumner
During World War II, in a little-known part of Michigan history, over 6,000 German and Italian prisoners of war were housed in POW camps throughout Michigan. A
t a time of homefront labor shortages, they picked fruit in Berrien County, harvested sugar beets in the Thumb, cut pulpwood in the Upper Peninsula and maintained parks and other public spaces in Detroit. The work programs were not flawless and not all of the prisoners were cooperative, but many of the men established enduring friendships with their captors. Author Gregory Sumner tells the story of these detainees and the ordinary Americans who embodied our highest ideals, even amid a global war.


The Forgotten Battle:The Japanese Occupation
of the Aleutian Islands in WWII
Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00pm with David Lyle

Although inhospitable in terrain and weather, the Aleutian Islands were vital during World War II as a potential stepping stone between Alaska and Japan  The islands were invaded by Japan on June 3 1942, and remained under occupation until August 24, 1943, when the Japanese were finally ousted. Join historian David Lyle to learn about this largely-forgotten occupation of a strategic U.S. territory during WWII.

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