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Sep
11
Wed

Bombs Over Michigan: WWII Japanese Balloon Attacks

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 09/11/2019 07:00 PM 09/11/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Bombs Over Michigan: WWII Japanese Balloon Attacks

Join us for a remote viewing of the lecture Bombs over Michigan: WWII Japanese Balloon Attacks sponsored by The Historical Society of Michigan’s History Hounds™ and the Byron Township Historical Society. Discover the fascinating story of the “aerial armada” (9,000 balloons) launched against the United States and Canada during World War II.

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

Join us for a remote viewing of the lecture Bombs over Michigan: WWII Japanese Balloon Attacks sponsored by

Nov
13
Wed

Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 11/13/2019 06:30 PM 11/13/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg

Holocaust survivor Martin Lowenberg spent his teenage years forcibly separated from his family and sent to five different concentration camps during World War II. He would never see his parents and younger twin brothers again. Lowenberg will share his story of life in Nazi Germany and his compelling message of combating hate.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming Branch

Holocaust survivor Martin Lowenberg spent his teenage years forcibly separated from his family and sent to five different concentration camps during World War II.

Nov
11
Mon

Live & Learn: The Faygo Book

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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The Faygo Book is the story of a pop, a people, and a place. Its stories will tickle the taste buds and memories of Detroiters and Faygo lovers everywhere. The book tells how a family forged a bond of more than 100 years with a city and its residents and became the last company standing in Detroit’s “pop alley.” The Faygo Book is a Michigan Notable Book for 2019. There WILL be a pop quiz.”

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

The Faygo Book is the s

Oct
21
Mon

Live & Learn: 101 Things that Happened on the Mackinac Bridge

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 10/21/2019 06:30 PM 10/21/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Live & Learn: 101 Things that Happened on the Mackinac Bridge

Take a trip through the first six decades of the bridge’s history and you’ll experience unusual crossings, triumph and tragedy. Hear the stories, see the photos and meet the people who have made this engineering wonder a symbol of the state of Michigan.

Comstock Park Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Comstock Park Branch

Take a trip through the first six decades of the bridge’s history and you’ll experience unusual crossings, triumph and tragedy.

Oct
10
Thu

Where Else but Gaslight? – A look back at places and faces through the years

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/10/2019 06:30 PM 10/10/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Where Else but Gaslight? – A look back at places and faces through the years

Travel the business district of East Grand Rapids from 1914 to 2019 with Mary Dersch, curator of the East Grand Rapids History Room. The program features photographs and memories. Please meet in the EGR City Commission Chambers.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Travel the business district of East Grand Rapids from 1914 to 2019 with Mary Dersch, curator of the East Grand Rapids History Room. The program features photographs and memories.

Sep
12
Thu

Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 09/12/2019 06:00 PM 09/12/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses

Michigan is home to more lighthouses than any other state, and more than 30 are rumored to be haunted by the spirits of former keepers, mariners and others with ties to these historic beacons. Dianna Stampfler, long-time writer and promoter of all things Michigan, will share stories from her recently published book, Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Held in the Tyrone Township Community Room, at 28 E Muskegon.

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Tyrone Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Tyrone Township Branch

Michigan is home to more lighthouses than any other state, and more than 30 are rumored to be haunted by the spirits of former keepers, mariners and others with ties to these historic beacons.