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Used Book &
Homemade Baked Goods Sale
Mark your calendars!
The Friends of the Springfield Township Library
Fall Used Book and Homemade Baked Goods Sale is coming! Our lobby will be full of great items.
Thursday, September 20th from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday, September 21st from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00am to Noon*
*Bag of Books sale is on Saturday only.
If you would like to donate one (or more) of your homemade baked goods, you can drop them off at the library's circulation desk on Wednesday, September 19th from noon until 8:00pm or anytime after 10:00am on Thursday, September 20th.
We hope to see you during the sale for great deals and tasty treats!
Friends of the Library Meeting
The Friends of the Springfield Township Library will meet on Tuesday, September 11th at 1:00pm in the library. All are welcome to attend.
|Live Music at the Library!
As part of the 2012 Davisburg Heritage Festival, the library will be hosting The Raisin Pickers
, a Manchester Michigan-based string band on Sunday, October 14th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
The Raisin Pickers are a three-piece string band that plays a mix of rustic Appalachian music, swingy jazz, bluegrass, and Louisiana music. Group members Carol Wells Palms, Mark Palms, and David Mosher understand where traditional music comes from and what their role is in carrying it forward. During the past decade, the Raisin Pickers have established themselves as one of finest and most diversely talented string bands in the Midwest. Presented with the assistance of the Friends of the Springfield Township Library, the Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
|Library Program Reminders|
Fall Genealogy Series
Registration for this series of programs is currently taking place. Register in person or by phone at (248) 846.6550. These programs are FREE and all interested adult researchers are welcome to attend.
There will be three different programs presented on three consecutive Thursdays by Kris Rzepczynski, a librarian from the Library of Michigan:
- September 20th @ 6:30pm = Getting Started: Researching Your Family's Heritage
- September 27th @ 6:30pm = The Circle of Life: Research with Vital Records
- October 4th @ 6:30pm = Michigan Roots: Genealogy Research in the Great Lakes State
For a more detailed description of each program, visit ourPhoto Contest
The Springfield Township Library will once again hold a photo contest featuring images of the community in conjunction with the Davisburg Heritage Festival.
This is your chance to show everyone the beauty of Springfield Township! The winner receives a gift card and their photo hangs in the library for a year.
Local Author Fair
Entry packets with rules and further program details are currently available in the library and online
. Entries are due by Saturday, September 29th and will be on display in the library from October 1st through October 20th. The winner will be announced during the Davisburg Heritage Festival (October 13th and 14th).
Are you a Michigan author? Looking for a great book to read? Attend the Springfield Township Library Local Author Fair on Thursday, October 18th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Authors, this is an opportunity to show your book to interested readers and talk to other authors. Readers, find out what goes into writing a book and discover something new to read.
If you're an author interested in participating, please contact the Reference Librarian at (248) 846.6550 or email@example.com.
This is a FREE event; there is no charge to participate or attend.
|Book Club for Adults|
Come see what we're reading!
For the month of September, the book club is reading The Yellow House
by Patricia Falvey.
Review from Publisher's Weekly: A family's future is in the hands of one very brave young Irishwoman in this accomplished debut set between WWI and the growing violence of the Irish war of independence. Eileen O'Neill inherits a lifetime of struggle and heartbreak when her family is ripped apart by war, disease, mental illness and greed. And if civil war and family strife weren't enough to deal with, Eileen is torn between James Conlon, a passionate Irish nationalist, and Owen Sheridan, a British army officer and the son of a wealthy family. As the war's presence in her life intensifies, Eileen continues to weigh her heart's pull against national pride, family loyalty, class divisions and her own spirit. This novel delivers the best of both worlds: secrets, intrigue and surprising twists will keep readers flipping the pages, while Falvey's insight and poetic writing tugs at the heartstrings of the most cynical audiences.
Pick up your copy at the circulation desk and join us for a fun, spirited discussion of this work on Thursday, September 27th at 1:00pm in the library.
Library Board Meeting
The library board will meet on Tuesday, September 18th at 7:00pm in the library. The public is welcome to attend.
Thank you for reading our newsletter. I and my staff hope to see you in the library soon!
|Cathy Forst, Library Director|
Springfield Township Library