Suffragette Vote Getting The Easy Way No. 4 1909Thursday February 26th Graubner 6:30 pm
Get ready to celebrate March as Women’s History Month by learning about Michigan’s road to women’s suffrage and the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame. Executive Director, Emily Fijol will bring the stories of suffragists from the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame to life through pictures and stories. Discover Michigan women that were national leaders in the women’s suffrage movement, learn about the incredibly effective “Pressure System,” and the scandalous election of 1912 —just to mention a few topics that will be covered!

The Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame is the only museum in Michigan dedicated to women’s history. Located in Downtown Lansing and adjacent to the Cooley Gardens, the Center’s mission is to inspire and engage adults and children by celebrating Michigan women’s history, promoting educational opportunities, and honoring the accomplishments of Michigan women. The Michigan Women’s Historical Center is home to the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame featuring over 280 honorees past and present, changing history exhibits, the Belen Art Gallery featuring Michigan women artists, and a fair trade gift shop. The Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame is operated by the Michigan Women’s Studies Association, a non-profit 501c3 organization.

Image Courtesy of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame, Lansing

BB &Co. Band PhotoSaturday April 4th 2:00 pm Graubner
With songs both traditional and original, and a sound that’s at once as comfortable as old jeans and as fresh as a new blade of grass, Bill Bynum & Co. is a band that’s easy to love and hard to quit.

The band’s core instrumentation of acoustic guitar, fiddle, bass, pedal steel guitar and harmony vocals can lean into country, veer toward bluegrass, or take listeners on a unique journey through Bill’s original songs.

Although a Detroit native, Bill Bynum’s musical roots are in the South. His parents migrated from Black Oak, Arkansas, to work in Detroit’s steel industry in the 1940s, bringing—like many others—their love for bluegrass and country music. Bill grew up listening to artists like Johnny Cash and Buck Owens on Detroit’s country radio station, “The Big D.”

Detroit rock drove Bill’s early musical career. But in 1999, Bill turned on the radio and heard “Yours Forever Blue” by Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band. From that moment on he found himself with a “nonstop desire to hear and play those songs.” Soon he was writing them too. Bill is a first-prize winner in the Metro Detroit Songwriting Showcase with his song “Lovin’ You.” He has collaborated with bluegrass legend Pete Goble, an International Bluegrass Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Bill lives for the joy of entertaining his audience. He is a true showman!

419225_10150654402735071_930551297_nThursday April 9th 2:00 pm – 8 pm Graubner
Afraid of needles? You are not alone. Many people share that fear but find that they can still give blood. What most say is that the slight initial pinch pales in comparison to the feeling of accomplishment they get at the end of a successful donation! Focus on the lives you may be helping to save by donating blood. By giving a single pint of blood you may help save as many as three lives. You will feel just a slight pinch and it’s over in seconds. The difference you can make may last a lifetime. So come on out to the library or make an appointment. It’s that easy to save a life!
To register for an appointment call the Graubner Library (586)752-0603 opt. 4 or go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/home

Letterhead 2x2The Museum Adventure Pass (MAP) presented by The Library Network is back!  Beginning May 24th library users with a valid library card can visit http://michiganactivitypass.info to check out and print a free or reduced price admissions pass to one of the 70+ participating cultural institutions. For more information, please speak with a librarian.