ShakespeareSaturday February 7th 12:00 pm Graubner
The notable Shakespearean lecturer, actor, and coach Jim Glenn presents a full-fledged overview of the famed playwright!

What was the impact of his family early in life on his poetry and plays? How did his schooling and other early influences enter into his works? What was London and all of England like during his life?

Join us for an intriguing, informative, and insightful look at the life of The Bard of Avon!

Mr. Glenn’s presentation is free and all are welcome to attend!

Registration is encouraged (but not required). Please call the Library at 586-752-0603 x1021 to make a reservation.

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

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cbriflesWednesday March 4th Graubner 7:00 pm
Come join us for a trip back in time to the machine gun- toting, bank robbing, car chase days of the 1930s as History Professor Michael Placco brings us face to face with such infamous people as Bonnie & Clyde, John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine gun Kelly, Al Capone and others. What drove these people to commit their crimes, how where they committed and how did the birth of the FBI help put an end to this face-paced, exciting time in our nation’s history.

Questions and Answers session as well.

No registration required, but seating is limited.

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.

Next time you are at the Graubner Library try out our new self checkout system.
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