Schoolcraft Library Welcomes Students, History Buffs, and Art Enthusiasts

Faye VanRavenswaay, Deb Christiansen, and Bobbi Truesdell are welcoming the Tournament of Writers to the library, sponsored by Friends of the Library, of which Christiansen is president.

The Schoolcraft Community Library (SCL) is eager to provide help and reading assistance for students of all ages. Whether they are just starting school for the first time and need a little encouragement, or starting to play a new sport at school, or just want a good read, the staff at SCL is ready and willing to help.

Some favorite titles for back to school reads are as follows:

Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School by Jane O’Connor

Lunch Money by Andrew Clements

If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff

Hunter’s Best Friend at School by Laura Elliott

Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don’t) by Barbara Bottner   ** one of Miss Bobbi’s favorites

The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard

Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Wonder by R.J. Palacio   **another favorite of Miss Bobbi’s

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper   **another favorite of Miss Bobbi’s

Michigan Boys in Blue Presentation

And for grown-ups who are eager to continue to learn, the Library has joined together with the Schoolcraft Historical Society and the Ladies Library Association to bring an exciting program called MICHIGAN BOYS IN BLUE featuring archivist John Urschel. John has done extensive research on the Michigan contribution to the Civil War, and also has interesting news about a local Schoolcraft man—Orlando Moore—who made a virtually unknown but significant contribution to the Civil War. Come and enjoy tasty refreshments and a stirring presentation on Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. at the Schoolcraft Community Library’s Bob Crissman Community Room.

Photography Exhibit

The Library is beginning its next art series with photographer Pat Pawlak’s unique and stunning photography on display beginning with an Open House on Wednesday, September 10 from 5 – 7 p.m. Pat was a Schoolcraft fifth grade teacher for many years who, upon retirement, took up a much loved pastime. Pawlak’s lovely images will be displayed throughout the library. This exhibit will run until November 1.

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