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Adult Programs

Summer Programs

Michigan Notable Book Author, Steven Mack Jones, Book Talk and Signing

Wednesday, May 23  7:00 p.m.
Every year the Library of Michigan selects 20 of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan. We are honored to have Stephen Mack Jones talk about his Michigan Notable book, August Snow. The Chicago Tribune praises this mystery novel by stating "Stephen Mack Jones's rock-solid debut, August Snow, is powered by the outgoing personality of the title hero and his deep affections for his hometown of Detroit. This author proves himself a natural entertainer." Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. Everyone is welcome!

Women Who Changed America - Mary Papsiak as "Mary Todd Lincoln"
Tuesday, June 19  7:00 p.m.
Marie Papsiak portrays seven women who have changed America.  Her favorite is Mary Todd Lincoln.  She wants the world to look at Mrs. Lincoln differently than how historians have portrayed her.  In this one act presentation, she hopes to salvage Mrs. Lincoln's reputation.

Author Alan Naldrett presenting his book Michigan's C. Harold Wills
Wednesday, July 18  7:00 p.m.
One of the unsung heroes of the auto world, C. Harold Wills, Henry Ford's "right hand man", designed the model T and Ford emblem.  He founded his own company and produced the Wills Sainte Claire.  Naldrett preserves the legacy of an auto icon, telling about the early days of Ford Motor Co.

Isle Royal:  Wilderness Island with Loreen Niewenhuis 
Tuesday, August 7  7:00 p.m.
Author and adventurer, Loreen Niewenhuis, returns to us to talk about Isle Royal, one of the islands around the Great Lakes.  From the time she was a young girl climbing sand dunes and splashing in its cool waters, Loreen has felt connected to the Great Lakes.  She has walked around Lake Michigan.  Now she is exploring the islands.

Mike Fornes presents "101 Things that Happened on the Mackinac Bridge"
Thursday, August 23   7:00 p.m.
Mike Fornes has covered the Mackinac Bridge for more than 26 years.  A resident of Mackinaw City, he is the author of "Mackinac Bridge: a 50 Year Chronicle 1957-2007".  He is frequently in demand as a guest speaker with his knowledge of the "Mighty Mac". 

Thank you to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program, administered by Lowell Arts, and to the Friends of the Morton Township Library for supporting these programs. 

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Page Turners' Book Club

The second Tuesday of the month
1:00 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Are you interested in reading a variety of literature?  Do you enjoy discussing literary works?  If so, this is the group for you!  New members are always welcome.

2018 Book Selections

May - Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt
June - Heart of Darkness by Conrad
July - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
August - 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
September - 1776 by McCullough
October - Troublemaker by Remini
November - In Shock by Rana Adawi Awdish
December - Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
January 2019 - Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Computer Classes

Free personalized computer classes are available at the library by appointment at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Topics include Overdrive (eBooks), Basic Internet, Basic Email, Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Google, Craigslist, Smartphones, and more.  For more information or to schedule a class, please email Deb at the Information Desk mtplibrary@centurytel.net or call 972-8315.

Technology Services Open Hours

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Do you have questions about:

  • Using email
  • Using the Internet
  • Getting library books on a Kindle or Nook
  • Connecting your device to WiFi
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Using Google
  • Using Craigslist
  • Using a Smartphone
  • or anything else computer related?

Technical assistance is available without an appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location and Hours


Morton Township Library
110 South James Street, Mecosta, MI 49332
231-972-8315
231-972-4332

Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday


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