"Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered."
—Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-73) British-born American writer, critic
Library News and Announcements
The latest news from your local library
FREE STATE PARK PASSES--The Department of Natural Resources and the Library of Michigan have teamed up once again to offer their Park & Read program at this and 400 participating libraries across the state. The program offers library card-holders a one-day pass for free entry into any of Michigan's 101 state parks and recreation areas. The pass is a $10 savings and provides free, one-time access to any of the more than 500 events scheduled in the state parks this summer. Passes are valid for 7 days from checkout and good for day use only. The pass is also valid at the 11 museums or historic sites within the Michigan Historical Museum system.
NATURAL HEALTH CLASS—Jessica Pawlowski of the Tree of Life Natural Health Center in Harbor Beach will offer a class on Harvesting Culinary and Medicinal Herbs on Thursday, May 17th at 2:00. This class is a follow-up to her April class on planting an herb garden. The class is free but attendees are asked to call the library at 269-8538 to reserve a seat.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY--The Friends of the Library will be meeting at the Coffee Cup Plus on Monday, May 21st at 12:00 noon. Come join the Friends for lunch and discussion of the group’s upcoming BBQ sandwich sale at McDonald’s Food & Family in May and its book sale during the Hatchet Festival in June.
BOOK CLUB--Book Club meets next on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00. This month’s selection is Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. In 1954, on an island north of Puget Sound, a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the trial, it becomes clear that more than a man's guilt is at stake. On San Piedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries--memories of a charmed love affair, of land desired, paid for, and lost, and of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II while its neighbors stood by and watched.
LIBRARY OFFERING COMPUTER CLASSES—The Library is offering the following classes during May and June. Pre-registration is required and the classes cost $15. Stop in at the library to sign up:
Basic Computer Skills
Internet & E-Mail
The Bad Axe Area District Library celebrates its 100th Birthday!