March 2017
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Programs & Events

Wednesdays (When school is in session)
10:30 a.m.

Bring the kids for stories, music and a craft!

Monday afternoon on the porch
3 p.m.

Bring your coloring books and pencils to the serenity of our porch. Enjoy conversation and complimentary coffee while you color your cares away!

Cursive Handwriting Lessons
Mondays 3-4 p.m. 
Call to reserve your seat.

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Knitting Basics
Sundays 2-4 p.m. 
On the porch

Bring your needles, yarn and any pattern you might be working on, or simply learn what you need to get started.

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Staff Pick & Review  

Swimming Lessons
by Clair Fuller

Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan.

Twelve years later, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window, but he’s getting older and this unlikely sighting is chalked up to senility. Flora, who has never believed her mother drowned, returns home to care for her father and to try to finally discover what happened to Ingrid. But what Flora doesn’t realize is that the answers to her questions are hidden in the books that surround her. Scandalous and whip-smart, Swimming Lessons holds the Coleman family up to the light, exposing the mysterious truths of a passionate and troubled marriage.

Review from Good Reads
The Friends of the Library found a pot of gold this past December when they were granted a $150.00 award from the Community Foundation Rotary Endowment as an unrestricted grant in support of their mission. The grant represents a matching contribution made to The Friends organization by one or more Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Elk Rapids.
“In 1999, Rotary Charities made a gift of $2.5 million to the Community Foundation to establish the Rotary Endowment, creating a partnership between the two organizations that is reflective of the quality of philanthropic intent and integrity that makes this a wonderful place to live, work, and give. The opportunity for Rotarians to have their charitable giving matched by the Community Foundation through this Endowment makes an incredible difference for communities throughout the five-county region”.
The Friends are extremely grateful for this support to their organization and for their partnership with Rotary “to support strong, vibrant and healthy communities now and for generations to come”.
 “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
~~ Albert Camus
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 Road Scholar

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~intergenerational travel
~educational tours
~and more...

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For Your Listening Pleasure

Wild Mountain Thyme
~The Corries

Oh Danny Boy
~BYU Vocal Point

The Parting Glass
~The High Kings

On The New Shelf


And SO many more!

The Future of Healthcare in Michigan
March 2nd, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Lighthouse
308 Elm Street
Elk Rapids

Attendance is free and includes lunch
To register, call 264-8202

Jig Jam

March 12th,  2017
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
401 River Street
Elk Rapids

JIGJAM are the hottest new act on the Celt-grass music scene! Blending the best of bluegrass and Irish folk music.


                                        Irish Poet, Seamus Heaney

The Railway Children

When we climbed the slopes of the cutting
We were eye-level with the white cups
Of the telegraph poles and the sizzling wires.

Like lovely freehand they curved for miles
East and miles west beyond us, sagging
Under their burden of swallows.

We were small and thought we knew nothing
Worth knowing. We thought words travelled the wires
In the shiny pouches of raindrops,

Each one seeded full with the light
Of the sky, the gleam of the lines, and ourselves
So infinitesimally scaled

We could stream through the eye of a needle.
~~Seamus Heaney

Our mailing address is:            
Elk District Library
PO Box 337
Elk Rapids, MI  49629

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