August is the perfect time to hit the beach with a great book!


AUTHOR SIGNING:  Kirt Manecke with his book

Smile and Succeed for Teens

Friday, August 22nd, 11AM to 1PM

Succeed in School, Work, and Life. Packed with indispensable tips, proven techniques, and must-do know strategies, this book generates immediate results for teen success. A must-read for teens to master valuable social skills, prepare for a job, and get a head start in a career. Perfect if teens are looking for a job, working, starting their own business, volunteering, or applying to college.

Smile & Succeed for Teens
The Imprinted Legacy Series: Out of the Garden: Book 1

AUTHOR SIGNING: Susan Ciolek with her book

Out of the Garden

Friday, August 22nd, 5PM to 8PM

For centuries, this legacy has rubbed shoulders with the present in the battle of good versus evil by way of Irish Folk Tales and Lore. But now Bridget Gaffney, a poor Irish servant to British Royalty, enters a journey into her blood ties of Seanchaithe. Stalked by an Evil Unseelie Fae this ominous quest weaves a plot to weaken her faith and infiltrate humanity.


AUTHORS SIGNING: Peg Herring with Killing Despair and Maggie Pill with Sleuth Sisters

Saturday, August 23rd, 12PM to 2PM

KILLING DESPAIR is book 3 in Peg Herring’s THE LOSER MYTERIES series.  SLEUTH SISTERS is the first book in Maggie Pill’s new series.


The Awakening of the Desert

AUTHOR TALK: Barbara Birge with Awakening of the Desert, by Julius Birge

Saturday, August 23rd, 2PM to 4PM

Barbara has just released  her great grandfather's book THE AWAKENING OF THE DESERT. Julius Birge writes  about his amazing wagon train adventure in 1866 across the US from Wisconsin through the Oregon Trail.  Julius Birge had a house in Charlevoix, that is still in the family and he was president of the Summer Home  Association from 1910-1915 that later became known as the Belvedere Club.


AUTHOR SIGNING: Jennifer Sowle with her book The Everything Guide to Codependency

Saturday, August 23rd, 4PM to 6PM

Are you codependent? Do you make other people's problems your own? Do you find it hard to set boundaries and take care of your own needs? In this reassuring guide, Dr. Jennifer Sowle helps you learn how to identify your own destructive behavior, regain self-esteem, and set healthy boundaries in all types of relationships.
 Paddling to Winter: A Couple's Wilderness Journey from Lake Superior to the Canadian North

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Julia Buckles with Paddling to Winter

Saturday, August 23rd, 6PM to 8PM

Author and adventurer Julie Buckles will present slides and talk about her 1,700-mile journey in a handmade canoe from Lake Superior to northern Canada, where she and her new groom stayed for the winter. No running water. No electricity. No phone. And no hope for pizza delivery. Buckles is the author of the award-winning memoir, PADDLING TO WINTER, released by Raven Productions in 2013. Joined by her husband, Charly Ray, she will be reading excerpts from PADDLING TO WINTER during her presentation, and signing books afterwards.


AUTHOR SIGNING: Barbara Vandermolan with her book Discovering Michigan County by County

Friday, August 29th, 4PM to 6PM

Welcome to Michigan! Barb VanderMolen will be your personal tour guide as you travel through the Great Lakes State. Barb has compiled an extensive amount of information to share with you in a user-friendly format. Her book is a knowledgeable companion, consisting of 488 pages and more than 1,500 images that will enrich your travels. The more you discover about Michigan counties, the more you know about Michigan. You will be the enlightened, educated traveler.

Discovering Michigan County-By-County: Lower Penisula: Your A-Z Guide to Each of the 68 Counties in Michigan's Lower Peninsula



STORY HOUR: Friday, August 29, PANDAS

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Every Friday we have a Story Hour!  We read books to go with the theme, do some activities and create a craft.




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