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Adult Programs

Summer Programs 2019

Michael Deren, the Past in Person, Civil War Musician

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
Join Union Sergeant Michael Deren as he transports you back in time to April 1, 1865, eight days before the end of the Civil War.  Sergeant Deren presents a historical, musical, educational, participative journey to our past to a time of great conflict in our country.

Author Mark Jager presenting his book series Mystic Michigan

Thursday, July 11, 2019
7:00 p.m. 
Library Community Room
Jager is a Michigan Author who has spent years exploring fascinating and somewhat odd places within the state of Michigan. As a result, he has written a seven volume series, "Mystic Michigan."

Terror in the South with Dr. Michael Deeb

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
Local historian and author, Dr. Michael Deeb, will review the activities of the two terrorist organizations operating in the south during reconstruction. The KKK and the Union League were paramilitary organizations terrorizing whites and freed men during that period (1865 to 1878).

The Edmund Fitzgerald presented by Ric Mixter

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
Ric Mixter is one of only a handful of divers to visit the Edmund Fitzgerald wreck site, some 550 feet below Lake Superior. His spellbinding lecture encompasses the ship's construction near Detroit and the ship's final voyage from Wisconsin. From former crew to each of the investigators, Ric shares details that few know about this largest shipwreck in the Great Lakes.

Wreck of a Gimpy Gin presented by Author/Playwright Raymond Goodwin

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
Mr. Goodwin is a Michigan author who, in his younger days, worked in the lumbering business. In this one-man play, set 87 years after a tragic accident in stormy waters off Burnet's Inlet in Michigan in 1927, a minor official of this small Lake Huron community brings to light evidence that may profoundly change the view of what happened that awful night.

The Edmund Fitzgerald:  The Stories, the Song presented by Mike Fornes

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Room
Mike Fornes, who presented "101 things that happened on the Mackinaw Bridge" returns to us this fall. Hear the stories of the Edmund Fitzgerald's crew members, their families, and the ironies of a doomed ship. Learn how the hit song was written, recorded, and performed by Gordon Lightfoot.

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.

2019 Book Selections

June 11 - Killers of Flower Moon by Grann
July 9 - The Unexpected Mrs. Polifax by Gilman
August 13 - Before We Were Yours by Wingate
September 10 - The Library Book by Orlean
October 8 - Circe by Miller
November 12 -Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by See
December 10 - The Orchardist by Coplin

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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