Events

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Celebrate Winsor McCay’s 150th Anniversary

Every year during the Spring Lake Heritage Festival, we spend a day celebrating animation pioneer and Spring Lake’s most famous son, Winsor McCay.  This year, Winsor McCay Day is Tuesday, June 13, and we have a full day of programs honoring him scheduled at the library. First up at 10:30am is Who Was Winsor McCay?  Local [...]

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“Eat ‘em Up, Tigers!”

If you grew up cheering for the Detroit Tigers, you’ll want to come to the library on Tuesday, June 6 at 7pm to share your passion with baseball historian and author, Dr. Bill Anderson.  Anderson has followed the Tigers for over 7 decades and has collected a treasure trove of photos and stories about the [...]

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Ready to Build?

The first Wednesday of the month is coming and with it comes LEGO Block Party! On Wednesday, June 7 at 4pm, we’ll get out our giant tub of LEGO blocks for kids ages 4-12 to build with. What will you construct? Spaceships, battle scenes, gardens, monster trucks, cities, the only limit is your imagination. After the LEGO [...]

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Building Boats in Michigan

Michigan is a boater’s paradise, and many of its residents count time spent on the lakes and rivers among their favorite pastimes.  With so many waterways to travel, it’s no surprise that Michigan has a long and storied boat building history.  On Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm, join author Scott Peters to learn about the [...]

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Spaceport, Michigan!

Everyone knows about Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, but did you know rockets were launched from the Upper Peninsula during the early years of the space program? On Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm, join Glen Swanson to learn about Michigan’s role in space exploration. The Keweenaw Rocket Range is located at the tip [...]

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Meet with Jim Lilly

Do you have something you want to discuss with our State Representative Jim Lilly?  He will be holding Office Hours at the library on Friday, May 19 from 10:30-11:30am.  You don’t need an appointment – just stop in to ask a question, express your opinion on an issue, or simply say hi. If you can’t [...]

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Want to Improve Your Golf Game?

How can you improve your strength, flexibility, and focus on the golf course? Yoga! Peter “The Yoguy” Violino will teach you how on Wednesday, May 3 from 6:30-8pm.  Mr. Violino will show participants various yoga exercises for golfers and explain how yoga can help strengthen golf-specific muscles, reduce the chance of injury, and help improve [...]

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All Aboard!

Learn the history of the steam locomotive, Pere Marquette 1225, with Kevin P. Keefe on Tuesday, May 2 at 7pm.  Keefe’s book Twelve Twenty-Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive is a 2017 Michigan Notable Book and the recipient of the 2016 Historical Society of Michigan State History Award. The 1225 is a [...]

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Thinking about Boater Safety

Everyone who operates a boat or personal watercraft on Michigan waterways is encouraged to take a Boater Safety Course by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, but some people are required to take the class before using water vehicles.  Those born after July 1996 can only operate a boat legally if they have been issued [...]

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Music by the Fireplace

Spend Mother's Day afternoon by the fireplace listening music from the Jim Cooper Jazz Trio.  The performance will feature the fresh sounds of the award winning jazz trio comprised of Jim Cooper on vibes and marimba; Robin Connell, pianist; and Warren Jones on bass. The talented trio of exceptional musicians will perform jazz standards and original [...]