Adult Programs

Spring and Summer Programs 2024

Civil War: Union and Confederate Strategies

Presented by Dr. Michael J. Deeb
Thursday, May 9, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

Dr. Michael J. Deeb, a historical novelist, will discuss the implementation of both the Union and Confederate strategies during the Civil War.  Specifically, highlighting both why and how these strategies changed during the 18 months of conflict.  Initially, the Union strategy was to blockade the South and recapture control of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.  The Confederate government's strategy was to protect its borders and its independence.  

Oddities and Rarities

Presented by Ron Rademacher
Thursday, May 30, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

Join us as we journey across Michigan to visit small towns that hide unique objects and mysteries.  Learn about the enigmatic Keweenaw Wall, the ancient artifact in Nahma, the Tomb of the Cow, the Sanilac Petroglyphs and more.  Enjoy a popular tour of some of Michigan's forgotten history.

The Old Settlers

Presented by Diana Green and Carol Norman
Thursday, June 20, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

Join us for an informative and fascinating presentation about the Old Settlers of Mecosta, Isabella, and Montcalm Counties.  The presenters will focus on four historical sites in Morton and Wheatland Townships: Wheatland Church of Christ, the Morgan West Wheatland Cemetery, School Section Lake Veterans Park, and the Little River Schoolhouse.  

GEM Theatrics presents My Dearest Friend

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

This two-character play brings history alive in a new way, documenting the true love story of the lives of John and Abigail Adams.  This play touches on key points of their life together throughout the American Revolution and beyond.  Discover how forward-thinking they were in matters of equality for women and the issue of slavery, all the while maintaining their love for one another. 

The Story of Four Local Businesses

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

Join us for Part Two of our series featuring four local businesses.  Learn fun and interesting facts about them and find out how several generations have made them an integral part of our community.

Impressions of Russell Kirk by Family and Friends

Thursday, August 8, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

Join Russell Kirk's daughters as they share reflections and memories of their father, "Michigan's Greatest Man of Letters." Russell resided in Mecosta and from our village wrote 32 books as well as a nationally syndicated column "To the Point." Area residents who know Russell will also share remembrances of him. 

Lost and Found Legendary Lake Michigan Shipwrecks

Presented by Valerie van Heest
Tuesday, September 10, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

Jump back in time with author and explorer Valerie van Heest, as she dives beneath the surface of Lake Michigan to participate in the triumphant discoveries and exciting exploration of the remains of several legendary shipwrecks.  She will take you back in time to experience the careers and circumstances that led to the tragic sinkings.

*The Spring and Summer evening programs are supported in part by GFWC Heart of the Lakes - Mecosta and the Friends of the Morton Township Library.

 

Page Turners' Book Club

2nd Tuesday of the Month at 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.  

2024 Book Selections
January 9 - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
February 13 - Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
March 12 - Women of Copper Country by Mary Doria Russel
April 9 - House of Sticks by Ly Tran
May 14 - Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
June 11 - For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
July 9 - The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
August 13 - Just a Regular Boy by Catherine Ryan Hyde
September 10 - The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
October 8 - Boys in the Trees: A Memoir by Carly Simon
November 12 - The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne
December 10 - The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle by Joanne Huist

Technology Classes

Free personalized technology classes are available at the library by appointment at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Topics include Overdrive/Libby (eBooks), Basic Internet, Basic Email, Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint), and more.  For more information or to schedule a class, please email info@mtplibrary.org or call 972-8315.

Technology Services Open Hours

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Do you have questions about:

  • Using email
  • Using the Internet
  • Downloading eBooks from the Up North Digital Collection (Overdrive/Libby)
  • Getting library books on a Kindle or Nook
  • Connecting your device to WiFi
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Using Google
  • Using a Smartphone
  • or anything else technology related?

Technical assistance is available without an appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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