Nov 6- Great Thumb Fire: Author Presentation

Michigan’s Great Thumb Fires:
A presentation by author Alan Naldrett
@ the Croswell Library
November 6 @ 6 pm
“It is unimaginable to picture whole cities burning, much less whole counties, but that was the case in 1871, and then remarkably, ten years later again in 1881. The whole Michigan Thumb suffered two disastrous fires. The Thumb Fire of 1881 brought the American Red Cross to the first major disaster they brought relief to. The combination of the two fires marked the end of the lumber industry in the Thumb and the clearing of the land for agriculture. But that was the only benefit, as each fire brought over 200 dead, tens of thousands homeless, and thousands suffering burns, inhalation, smoke blindness, and more from the fires.”

The book is available at the library for checkout and we will be raffling off a copy for one lucky attendee.

Book Discussion: Frederick Douglass

Book Discussion
Thursday, August 29 @ 2:30
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Join us to discuss one of the great voices for American Freedom. Douglass held a mirror up to America and challenged us to live up to our ideals. Prophet of Freedom is widely regarded as being one of the 10 best books of 2018.

Watercolor Class: with Suzanne Boeck

Watercolor Class: with Suzanne Boeck
Croswell Library
Sat. July 20, @ 10 am
Cost is $20

No experience necessary
No supplies necessary
3 hours
Learn skills and tips
Be creative
Keep your art to display
Have fun

September 3rd- First Tuesday Concert – Andru Bemis

Andru Bemis is an American Folk musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (banjo, fiddle, and guitar). He has toured hundreds of thousands of miles throughout North America—traveling mainly by train, bus, and public transportation—performing solo and
sharing shows with a host of world-class performers, including two notable tours with actor/comedian/musician John C. Reilly. Bemis is known for his original songs which sound as if they were written a hundred years ago, and for taking lesser-known traditional songs and adapting them in ways which are inventive and memorable.

The First Tuesday Concert Series is sponsored by the Sanilac Consortium for the Arts.

June 27 : Book Discussion: Killers of the Flower Moon

Book Discussion
Killers of the Flower Moon
by David Grann
Thursday, June 27 @ 2:30 pm

Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s “On Point”,, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Library Journal, Paste, Book Browse

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off…

Coming Up

July: Off
August 29: Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom
September 26 Girl in Black and White
October: Where the Crawdads Sing
November: Leadership

Literary Stencil Painting

Literary Stencil Art
Tuesday July 30 @ 6 pm
For Teens & Adults
No charge
All supplies provided
Sign up here by July 26

Use stencils to create original artwork based on your favorite books or movies or anything. Some stencils will be provided and we have materials to make more to suit your needs.

Let us know what books and movies interest you and we’ll try to have some prepared.