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Tuesdays with Todd and Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute

Tuesdays with Todd and Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute

Tuesdays with Todd and Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute

 

Photographers and Michigan Notable Book authors Todd and Brad Reed will be sharing their photography and stories of their Michigan travels at Spring Lake District Library on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:00 p.m.

 

The father and son duo set aside every Tuesday during 2012 to travel throughout Michigan in order to capture images of the beauty of the state. The results of their efforts can be seen in their 2014 Michigan Notable Book, “Tuesdays with Todd and Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute” Signed copies of their book will be available at the event to purchase.

 

The Reeds will present a slideshow of 120 of the photos included in their book, as well as video footage and commentary. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

 

Reading of Another Kind

Reading of Another Kind

Readings of Another Kind @ SLDL

 

Wondering what the future holds for you? Consult with psychic Mary Miller at Spring Lake District Library on Sat., Oct. 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Back by popular demand, Miller will be offering free individual readings at the library. Appointments are required. Call the library at 616.846.5770 to schedule a reading. Readings are for entertainment purposes.

 

West Michigan residents may be familiar with Mary’s readings as she is featured on the popular “Ask the Psychic” segments on WZZM talk show Take Five and Co. each month.

 

For more information about this program, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

 

The Boogie Woogie Kid to perform at the Loutit District Library October 12

The Boogie Woogie Kid to perform at the Loutit District Library October 12

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – Ragtime, Blues and Boogie-Woogie pianist Matthew Ball will present an exciting and fun American Roots program on Sunday, Oct. 12 for all ages on as part of Loutit District Library’s year-long centennial celebration and concert series.

Ball’s concert includes arrangements of classic American songs like Swanee River, Over the Rainbow, The Entertainer, Sheik of Araby, Bumble Boogie, Cow Cow Blues, and many more.

This free concert will be held in LDL’s upper level lobby from 2-3p.m.

Scottish Folk Music Performance at SLDL

Scottish Folk Music Performance at SLDL

Spring Lake District Library will be hosting an encore performance by one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands, North Sea Gas, on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Celebrated for their award-winning vocals and three-part harmonies, band members Ronnie MacDonald, Grant Simpson, and Dave Gilfillan are known for their rich and varied musical portfolio. The band has been making music together for over 30 years and has recorded eighteen albums. North Sea Gas performed at Spring Lake District Library in 2011 to a standing room only crowd. The October 12th performance is free and the public is once again invited to attend.

Learn the history behind Amelia Earhart’s trips to Michigan

Learn the history behind Amelia Earhart’s trips to Michigan

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The public is invited to join Al Eicher from Program Source International on Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Loutit District Library (LDL) for a sixty-minute lecture and visual presentation of the story of Amelia Earhart’s adventures in Michigan.

Years of research indicates she was here more than 25 times promoting the aviation industry and opportunities for women in this field. The program begins with the early years, includes her family life and education, first flying experiences, the world records, and her eight years of adventures in Michigan.

This free presentation will be held in LDL’s Program Room A from 7-8:30 p.m.

Our Town: LDL presents history of silent movie star Buster Keaton

Our Town: LDL presents history of silent movie star Buster Keaton

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. --  Loutit District Library will host local historian Ron Pesch as he presents the story of Buster Keaton's days along the Lake Michigan shore at an actor’s colony founded by his father.

Pesch’s program titled “Buster Keaton: What I did on My Summer Vacation” will focus on Keaton’s first visit to the city of Muskegon in 1902 and his life as a star in silent films. Keaton called a section of the city known as Bluffton home until he became a movie star.

This free presentation will be given on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Program Room A.

Loutit District Library joins Michigan Libraries for Life and Gift of Life Michigan to promote Michi

Loutit District Library joins Michigan Libraries for Life and Gift of Life Michigan to promote Michi

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - The Loutit District Library (LDL), along with 75 plus libraries across the state, will be participating in the Michigan Libraries for Life campaign in conjunction with Gift of Life Michigan.

Volunteers and library staff will answer questions, provide fun giveaway items and, most importantly, help library patrons sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

The Michigan Libraries for Life campaign began four years ago at the University of Michigan and has expanded to include college, hospital, and public libraries. LDL will be displaying a "Memories from Michigan" donor family quilt, which tells the stories of organ, eye, and tissue donors through panels that have been personalized by their families. An informational table will be located in the upper level lobby of the library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.