map_2015The 2015 Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is now available! The program kicked off Memorial Day weekend around the state. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA), and the Library Network are all partners in the Michigan Activity Pass. MI Big Green Gym partnered up with the MAP program for 2015, which expands the former “Park and Read” program to include over 100 participating cultural and historical institutions, such as the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing.


Library cardholders can print a pass from home or their library, valid for one-time entry into any Michigan state park or recreation area, as well as 100 historical and cultural institutions. Once printed, the passes are valid for one week.

Please go to for passes or for more information.

deadsupermanSaturday August 1st 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Graubner
It’s the first ever superhero/supervillain peace convention, a step toward bringing crime and vigilantism under control. Yet, when one of the supervillains is found murdered on the rooftop of the convention building, the world’s hope for peace is shattered and it is up to the superheroes, as well as their villainous enemies, to discover the murderer in their midst. 
Pizza will be provided by the Library at no cost. Event is limited to 18 players and is for grades 6 to 12. Registration required.

2012046621Wednesday August 5th Graubner 7:00 pm
Come join us and sit back in your favorite 1920s bathing suit, thrown on a good record and enjoy an egg salad sandwich on the fender of your Model T as historian and employee of Belle Isle, Steve Mrozek brings to life the fascinating history of beautiful Belle Isle. From it’s early days to it’s current status as a Michigan State park, you’ll get a true insider’s view. No registration required, but seating is limited.

419225_10150654402735071_930551297_nThursday August 27th 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Graubner  ****DATE CHANGE****
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

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rebacompositepicThursday September 24th Graubner 7:00 pm
Come join us and learn the art of portrait drawing with local artist Cindy Demkiw. Participants will be working with a charcoal medium and gaining confidence in drawing faces as Cindy teaches all the tricks and techniques of the masters. Guaranteed fun. Supplies are provided, but registration by phone is required as seating is limited to 30 people.