Library Programs

Book Discussion Group
Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month
at 10:00am
  The April 3 reading selection is

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

Story Hour with Ron Fowler

Stories, songs & crafts for Pre-Schoolers
Spring & Summer Session Dates TBA
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

A North Country Almanac:
ctions 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.

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