We had 16 amazing players at CPL's Super Smash Bros Tournment!. The final battle came down to Nolan playing Samus and Samuel playing King K. Rool. The winner was Samuel! Congratulations! 

Recounts the events that led Timothy McVeigh to that day and recounts the stories of the survivors, first-responders, US Marshals, FBI investigators, and journalists who covered the events. The film provides an in-depth and provocative exploration of the white supremacist, extremist militia movement that rose to prominence in the early 1990s and still makes news today..

August 8

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
    • August 2019 Budget Amendment for ENGIE Services, Capital Outlay — Boiler System Replacement
    • (Draft) 2020 Budget and 2021-2022 Projections
  • New Business
    • 2020 Schedule of Board Meetings & Library Closures
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

 

August 7

For over two hundred years, lighthouses have served as a beacon of light on American coastlines. The lighthouse symbolizes safety and security for ships and boats at sea. On August 7, 1789, Congress signed into law an act establishing federal control and support of lighthouses. But in 1939, the United States Coast Guard took over. Lighthouses have declined due to the expense of upkeep and modern navigational systems. The oldest lighthouse in the nation is the Boston Light on Little Brewster Island in Boston, Massachusetts. It was built in 1716 and is still operational. The Fort Gratiot Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Michigan and it keeps watch over Lake Huron at the entrance of the St. Clair River. Want to learn more? Check out these resources about lighthouses from our collection!

Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses by Dianna Higgs Stampfler

Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state, with more than 120 dotting its expansive Great Lakes shoreline. Many of these lighthouses lay claim to haunted happenings. Former keepers like the cigar-smoking Captain Townshend at Seul Choix Point and prankster John Herman at Waugoshance Shoal near Mackinaw City maintain their watch long after death ended their duties. At White River Light Station in Whitehall, Sarah Robinson still keeps a clean and tidy house, and a mysterious young girl at the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse seeks out other children and female companions. Countless spirits remain between Whitefish Point and Point Iroquois in an area well known for its many tragic shipwrecks. Join author and Promote Michigan founder Dianna Stampfler as she recounts the tales from Michigan's ghostly beacons.

With rare archival blueprints and stories of daring adventure, Lighthouse captures the romance and awe-inspiring history of these isolated, life-saving towers, along with the incredible feats of engineering and invention it took to create them. Beginning in the 18th century and ending in the mid-19th century, this book examines these iconic buildings from every angle, chronicling the evolution of lighthouse design; the tremendous obstacles overcome during construction and upkeep; the thrilling tales of heroism and mercilessness of the seas; and the daily lives of the dedicated and often long-suffering keepers. With over 350 illustrations, this seasonless gift book provides the tales and original architectural plans for beloved lighthouses found throughout the world, including Eddystone, Sandy Hook, Montauk Point, Stannard Rock, Borkum Grosser, Green Point, Tillamook Rock, Cape Hatteras, Erie Harbor, and many more.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children.

Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. 

No registration required.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Saturday, October 12 due to the Family Music Fest to which you are all invited.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Monday, October 14 due to a library closure.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, September 9 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 10 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 10 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 11 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 12 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 12 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, September 13 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, September 14 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Monday, September 16 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 17 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 17 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 18 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 19 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 19 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, September 20 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

The first African-American to win a Nobel Prize, Toni Morrison has become a household name. In fact, in her 50+ year career, Morrison was awarded dozens of honors for her indelible works including the Pulitzer and the Presidential Medal of Honor. Morrison was active literarily and socially active up to her passing at the age of 88. Her legacy will live on.

Beloved : a novel by Toni Morrison
God help the child by Toni Morrison

Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5.

Together with a Youth Librarian, you can build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time.

No registration required.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Saturday, October 12 due to the Family Music Fest to which you are all invited.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Monday, October 14 due to a library closure.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, September 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 10 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 12 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 14 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, September 16 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 17 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 18 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 19 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 21 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, September 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 24 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

“D. A. Pennebaker was a groundbreaking documentary filmmaker best known for capturing pivotal moments in the history of rock music and politics, including Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of England, the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, and Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign.” 

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