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Be a Tourist in Your Own Town, 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Add the Michigan Library and Historical Center to your Be a Tourist in Your Own Town itinerary!  With both the Library of Michigan and the Michigan History Museum offering activities, earn two passport stamps at one address.



Amarilly of Clothes Line Alley, film screening and author talk, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M., Lake Michigan Room, 4th floor

The Historical Society of Greater Lansing is hosting a program on the life of noted young adult author Belle Maniates presented by her biographer Dr. Patricia Oman. The silent one-hour film “Amarilly of Clothes Line Alley” starring Mary Pickford and based on a novel by Maniates will be shown in the Michigan Room starting at 6:30.


Martha W. Griffith Michigan Rare Book Room Open House, 10 A.M. - 4 P.M., 4th Floor

Take in highlights of the Library's rare book collections.  Led by Michigan Collections Librarian Edwina Murphy and Reference Librarian Matt Pacer.


Fighting the Death Penalty
Author: Eugene G. Wanger
Speaker: James Neal, a lawyer with the Loomis Law Firm of Lansing, Library of Michigan, Thursday, June 29th, 2017, 7 - 8:30 P.M. Lake Michigan Room, 4th floor

Hosted by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing

Michigan is the only state in the country that has a death penalty prohibition in its constitution—Eugene G. Wanger’s compelling arguments against capital punishment is a large reason it is there. The forty pieces in this volume are writings created or used by the author, who penned the prohibition clause, during his fifty years as a death penalty abolitionist. His extraordinary background in forensics, law, and political activity as constitutional convention delegate and co-chairman of the Michigan Committee Against Capital Punishment has produced a remarkable collection. It is not only a fifty-year history of the anti–death penalty argument in America, it also is a detailed and challenging example of how the argument against capital punishment may be successfully made.


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July 20

Microfilm Madness: Learn the Wily Ways of the Readers, 1 - 3 P.M. Microfilm Room, 2nd floor

Be the calm person in the room who knows just what to do to get the perfect microfilm image sent to your email or flash drive as reference librarian Matt Pacer shares his tricks of the trade.


Researching Local Lansing History with James MacLean & Craig A. Whitford, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. Lake Erie Room, 2nd floor

Craig Whitford has co-authored several books on local history including Lansing: City on the Grand, Postmarked: Michigan, Mich., and Airport Kid, Learning to Fly. Craig actively collects, conducts research and provides presentations on various subjects relating to the history of Lansing and Ingham County. James MacLean is the Head of Community Outreach at the Capital Area District Libraries.