lyon_twp_michigan_war_dog_memorial_2Thursday July 16th Graubner 7:00 pm
Military War Dogs have been fighting alongside our men and women in uniform in many of our conflicts. In WWI they were called Ambulance Dogs, they were trained to find wounded soldiers in No-Man’s land after a frontal attack. In WWII they were trained in many disciplines; scout, tracker, sentry and messenger. According to Military records War Dogs saved 15,000 lives during this conflict.

In Korea there were only one War Dog platoon deployed consisting of about 28 dogs. Of those 28 dogs on patrol, thousands of ambushes were averted. Thousands of lives were saved. In Vietnam further disciplines were added to their training; explosive detection and booby traps. According to the Military they saved 10,000 lives during this conflict. In Iraq their main function were detecting IED’s. Their other duties were sentry and road side check points. They continue on duty today in Afghanistan. There are currently 600 teams deployed saving lives every day.

Today the War Dog is referred to as Military Working Dog (MWD).

Come join U.S. Army Veteran Philip Weitlauf, director of the Michigan War Dog Memorial, and his K-9 Ziva to learn about this fascinating history of military working dogs.

kim-johnson-bagpiperWednesday July 22nd Graubner 7:00 pm
Come enjoy the haunting sound of bagpipes as local musician Kim Johnson brings to life the look and feel of the Scottish realm through her musical talents.

No registration required, but seating is limited.

IMG_2861_largeThursday July 23rd Graubner 7:00 pm 
Come save the Library from evil robots by building your very own Bristlebots! Bristlebots are small robots built on the head of a toothbrush. Event is for grades 6 to 12.

Registration required as space is limited. Supplies will be provided at no cost by the Library.

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il_340x270.643331056_kb1zWednesday July 29th Graubner 7:00 pm
Turn some of your favorite comic book images into magnets for your school locker. Grades 6-12.

Supplies will be provided by the Library free of charge.

Registration required.

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