September 2012–August 2013
August 15, 2013
Friends Book Chats
Topic: Book Chats
Its free! There is no sign up! You don't have to attend each and every month! You don't even have to have a Library card! Join the Friends of the Library for Book Chats where you will be given a few minutes to talk about a favorite, or not so favorite, author or book. Or just come and listen and maybe pick up a few new titles to read.
Contact Person: Barbara Cook
Paws To Read
Topic: Paws to Read
Practice reading to man's best friend! We recommend that readers schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Please try to do this by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. The dog pictured here is Roo, short for Rhumba. She is one of our current PAWS dogs and is the pal of Kim Brown of Cinderbay Labradors in Harbor Springs.
August 26, 2013
Friends @ the Carnegie
Genealogy: From the Past to the Future
Carol Goodenough, of East Jordan, will give a presentation on the significance of genealogy from early history. Carol has been doing genealogy for over 40 years and has been running her own genealogy/ research business for over 20 years. As the modern history of genealogy unfolds, Carol will add her personal background in family history research as she explains how she used to do genealogy and how it is done now. The advent of the computer and the Internet changed the research techniques forever.
Although Carol does not have a crystal ball, she will try to forecast the future of genealogy, particularly mentioning the significance of genetic and DNA research. She will also discuss what a professional genealogist does, and how she might be able to help the patrons of the Library in their own research.
There will be a “question and answer” time after the presentation, and participants are encouraged to ask questions relevant to their own genealogical research.
Admission is free and open to the public.