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Live Music: Chris Michaels

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Inspired by early jazz and modern alternative bands, Chris grew up jamming with friends, and later cultivated his smooth guitar tone in brew pubs and music festivals across the country. Chris has played with Joe Dart of Vulfpeck, May Erlewine, Don Julin, and employs a lot of Michigan's finest in his bands including Jimmy Olson and John Driscoll.


Author Presentation: Judith St. King

Incomplete Diary of Good and Evil

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Living one-half block from a state hospital for the mentally ill during 1946 Post-World War II, keeps Janie Webster busy trying to figure out nearly everyone. Especially the adults in her life. From runaway inmates to recovering patients, ten year old Janie is intent on rescuing people. Things do not always go in her favor. Janie’s parent’s marriage is disintegrating. Her father cannot find work due to his avoidance of the military during the war. Additionally, Janie’s parents disagree on the existence of God, leaving Janie torn in two.


EVENT: Music Composition Workshop

Hosted by Dan Mills

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Composer/musician Dan Mills is a Traverse City native who has been composing for the piano since he was a boy. Dan will bring us into his process of composing in a live music workshop designed to demonstrate and explore the benefits to making music. With a finger on the pulse of music therapy, Dan will present musical ideas in an interactive way and talk about how it has helped him navigate difficult and joyous periods of his life.


Author Signing: Angela K. Crandall, Spirit Guide

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

A few weeks ago, I uncovered the truth. All aspects of my life have exploded like a bomb, leaving debris everywhere. I’m half fox half human. Not only that I rescued my best friend Cal from a group of wolf hybrids. Let’s just say they hate halfsies. Still, I'm confident about the upcoming college dance. I could picture Jenson in a suit and tie. Hopefully, my clan would keep the bandits contained until the trial. I didn’t need any craziness! After that, I’d begin my training to become a guardian. It all felt like a heavy burden weighing down on me. I kept reminding myself I needed the downtime Nayla had pushed on me. Still, we owed it to Rascal to find out who killed his son. Then I could only hope it would end.


Author Reading: Angie Morgan

Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Many people believe that leaders are the rare few at the upper echelons of a business or other enterprise. But the truth is leaders can be found at any level of an organization. These are the Sparks – the doers, thinkers, innovators, and key influencers who are catalysts for personal and organizational change. Sparks aren’t defined by the place they hold on an organizational chart. They are defined by their actions, commitment, and will. When Sparks are ignited, their actions can shape their future. They make things better. They’re the individuals who have the courage to challenge the status quo and take action.


Story Hour: Maurie Sendak's Books

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Every Friday at 10:00 am, Horizon Books offers Story Hour.  Come in to hear some stories, do some activities and do a craft.



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