Many New Events at Schoolcraft Library

John Thomas
John Thomas playing his Gibson guitar.

Schoolcraft Library will host a talk by John Thomas, March 20th at 2 p.m., the public is encouraged to attend. He will have a multimedia presentation on “Kalamazoo Gals”, a book he has written, including x-rays of gal-built Gibson guitars and he will bring a gal-built guitar that he may play a few tunes on. The mother of one of the library’s patrons is in the “secret” photo of the ladies posing in front of the factory- she pointed it out at the last Adult book discussion meeting, which makes it even more exciting to have him appear.

The library also has a project going on called “Warm Up South County” which will have a day for assembling blankets in March. They are inviting people who crochet or knit to donate squares to be assembled into blankets for South County Community Center to disperse- primarily to seniors. People were to bring in their squares by February 21st and then help assemble on three days later but bad weather cancelled the work session.

Patrons of the library can help to chase away the winter blues at its first ever Prairie Page Turners Multimedia Art Open House and exhibit.  On March 11 from 5 – 7 p.m., visitors are invited to meet ten talented local artists and view their fantastic creations including pastel arts, crochet, knit, cross stitch, quilting, 3D paper collage, and Raggedy Ann dolls. Also on display, a fabulous collection of Barbie dolls. Refreshments will be served. The exxhibit runs through April 24th.

The next Osher Life Long Learning (OLLI) program begins on March 24 and picks up one more session on the 31st. Local historians Harriett Swartz, Nancy Rafferty, Don Sanborn, and Kim Maxam will be the presenters on the early history of Schoolcraft, entitled “Little Boston of the West.” Registration for the course is through WMU’s Extended University Programs and will be held at the Schoolcraft Library.

In April, Korina Thompson will present Cupcakes Dreams Come True, through the OLLI program. It will take place at her business The Salted Cupcake, on Grand Street in Schoolcraft. This class had a limit on participants, but it wouldn’t hurt to check and see if it is full. Call Joyce Dekau at 387-4200 for more information.

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