Adult Programs

Adult Summer Programs

USCGC Mackinaw - A Tale of Two Ships presented by Author Mike Fornes

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
Since 1944, the Mackinaw has been on guard through gale-force winds, the pressure of crushing ice flows and blinding snowstorms. The new ship continues the legacy of the original as a Halloween “ghost ship,” Chicago’s “Christmas Tree Ship” and the star of the annual Coast Guard Festival. Hear the stories, see the photos, and meet the people who have twice made this engineering wonder a symbol of strength and safety on the Great Lakes.

I Take My Pen in Hand: Soldiers' Diaries and Letters presented by Reenactor Rob Stone

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
With great attention to detail and a deep knowledge of American social and military history, Civil War reenactor Rob Stone portrays a Yankee (Federal) infantryman for the entirety of his presentation on the diaries of Civil War soldiers. Soldiers recorded their hopes, adventures, and fears in their diaries, and exchanged many letters home. Learn how these writings were a key to maintaining morale both at home and on the front lines.

Who Is Russell Kirk? presented by Annette Kirk

Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
Come join Annette Kirk, Russell’s widow, as she delights us with tales of "Michigan’s Greatest Man of Letters.” You will learn about his life and legacy, why he chose to live in Mecosta and from our village wrote his 32 books along with his nationally syndicated column, “To the Point,” which appeared in 100 newspapers five times a week, and where they hosted visitors from all over the world.

Teddy Roosevelt: National Parks, Conservation, Preservation presented by Larry Marple

Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
Come learn from Larry Marple as he portrays President Theodore Roosevelt, dressed as Teddy did when he visited Yosemite with John Muir in 1903. Listen as he describes how Roosevelt felt about conservation and preservation throughout his life, his family’s stance on the matter, and how he saved more than 200 million acres of land for future generations to enjoy.

Michigan Malicious presented by Author Tobin Buhk

Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
Come face-to-face with the miscreants who put the “malicious” in Michigan history. Back by popular demand, join true-crime author Tobin T. Buhk, as he introduces fifteen of the boldest, bloodiest criminals in the history of the Great Lakes State in his latest presentation: "Michigan Malicious."

American Colonial Period: The Freest People on Earth 1603-1789 presented by Michael Deeb

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
During the seventeenth century and half of the eighteenth century, colonists in the British thirteen colonies of North America developed a new culture within which they became the freest people on earth. Join local author, Dr. Michael Deeb, in a discussion of how that free culture developed, the post-1763 Treaty of Paris British attempt to limit that freedom, and colonial reaction to British control.

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.  

2023 Book Selections
January 10 - The Maid by Nita Prose
February 14 - Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
March 14 - Say Nothing by Patrick Keefe
April 11 - Take My Hand by Valdez
May 9 - The Agitators by Wickenden
June 13 - West with Giraffes by Rutledge
July 11 - Lessons in Chemistry by Gamus 
August 8 - Demon Copperhead by Kingslolver
September 12 - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Adams
October 10 - Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck
November 14 - Honor by Umrigar
December 12 - 38 Years by Dombrowski

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 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.

Employment Opportunities

Join our team!  We are currently seeking a creative and service-oriented Library Assistant.  Please visit for more information.  The application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2023.

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Upcoming Events
Preschool Story Hour Jun 13, 2023 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Children's Programming Room
Page Turners' Book Club Jun 13, 2023 01:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Library Meeting Room
Library Board Meeting Jun 13, 2023 04:30 PM (US/Eastern) — Morton Township Library Community Room