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October Birthdays

Read about some of the fascinating people who were born in the month of October!
 

Home: a memoir of my early years by Julie Andrews — October 1

The life of Graham Greene by Norman Sherry — October 2

Buster Keaton: cut to the chase by Marion Meade — October 4

Chester Alan Arthur by Zachary Karabell — October 5

Rocket man: Robert H. Goddard and the birth of the space age by David A. Clary — October 5

Teen Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Paranormal with a Bit of Romance

Check out one of these highly recommended new teen books:

Etiquette & espionage by Gail Carriger

The Elite by Kiera Cass

The darkest minds by Alexandra Bracken

Altered by Jennifer Rush

The archived by Victoria Schwab

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

More Fascinating Michigan History

Michigan remembered: photographs from the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information, 1936- 1943 by edited by Constance B. Schulz ; with introductory essays by Constance B. Schulz and William H. Mulligan, Jr

Father Abraham's children: Michigan episodes in the Civil War by Frank B. Woodford ; new foreword by Arthur M. Woodford

A drive down memory lane: the named state and federal highways of Michigan by LeRoy Barnett

Picturing Hemingway's Michigan by Michael R. Federspiel

Fascinating Michigan History

Traveling through time: a guide to Michigan's historical markers by edited by Laura Rose Ashlee

Michigan, the Great Lakes state: an illustrated history by George S. May, JoEllen Vinyard

The sweetness of freedom: stories of immigrants by Stephen Garr Ostrander & Martha Aladjem Bloomfield

Michigan ghost towns of the Upper Peninsula by compiled by Roy L. Dodge

The Underground Railroad in Michigan by Carol E. Mull

Michigan Eats

Michigan herb cookbook by Suzanne Breckenridge & Marjorie Snyder

 

 

Guide to Michigan vegetable gardening by James A. Fizzell

 

 

 

 

The Midwest fruit and vegetable book by James A. Fizzell

 

 

 

The history of Michigan wines: 150 years of winemaking along the Great Lakes by Lorri Hathaway & Sharon Kegerreis

 

 

 

 

All Around Michigan

Take a tour of our great state and learn about some of its many interesting communities.

Ann Arbor observed: selections from Then & now by Grace Shackman

Lost Ann Arbor by Susan Cee Wineberg

Cadillac: vintage postcard memoirs by Debra Bricault

The Caro area by Marcia M. Dievendorf, Patricia E. Frazer, and Mark O. Keller for the Caro Area District Library

Vintage views of the Charlevoix-Petoskey region by M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson

25 Extraordinary Women

Celebrate Women's History Month by reading about one of the fascinating women below.
 

Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright, with Bill Woodward — Madeleine Albright, Ambassador, first woman to become United States Secretary of State

 

 

Arbella: England's lost queen by Sarah Gristwood — Arbella, English Renaissance noblewoman

 

 

 

Eighty days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's history- making race around the world by Matthew Goodman — Nellie Bly, American journalist

 

 

 

Canton Cricket

Wicket, gully, bowler, batsman… learn all about the game of cricket from the Michigan Cricket Association on Thursday July 21st from 7:00-8:30PM. A major sport in England and India, cricket is becoming more popular here in the United States. In fact, Canton recently unveiled the Township's first cricket field in Heritage Park. Find out more about this game of fierce competition and skill while earning a Connect Your Summer Sports Fan Badge! No registration necessary.
Photo courtesy of eLibrary.

Murder Will Out - Agatha Christie Read-Alikes

If you like mysteries where all of the main characters are stuck in some kind of confined environment (a large, scary, old house) trying to solve some kind of crime or love the Agatha Christie novels when Poirot dramatically explains the crime's solution at the end of his books to the group of suspects, should enjoy these authors/characters:

Margery Allingham's Albert Campion 

Carolyn Hart's Henrie O'

M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin 

Ngaio Marsh's Inspector Alleyn 

Susan Kandel's Cece Caruso

Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

David Roberts' Verity Browne & Lord Edward Corinth

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