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Date:  March 7-30, 2017
​Founded in 1842, Meridian Township is situated along the eastern border of East Lansing and MSU, nestled at the heart of Michigan. Meridian Township is collaborating with nonprofits, organizations and businesses to support the dedication of preserving Meridian's history and promoting a celebration of Meridian Township’s Quartoseptcentennial - 175 years of being a Township. The traveling exhibit will be at the Michigan Library and Historical Center March 7-30. Stop in to view it in the Lake Erie Room on the 2nd floor. You can visit the program website for updates about the year of festivities.


March 2







March 7

Downtown Lansing Storytime, 10:30 - 11:15 A.M., Lake Huron Room

During the Downtown Lansing Library renovation project, ms. Cassie will be holding her regular family storytimes at the Library of Michigan. Sotrytimes include engaging stories and activities to h lep children build early literacy skill. Recommended ages:  0-6.


Meet Author Shaka Senghor, 6:30 - 8:00 P.M., Forum

Best-selling author Shaka Senghor will discuss his memoir, Writing My Wrongs, a redemption story of what it's like to grow up in the gravitational pull of poverty and violence, and then overcome it. Books will be available for sale and signing. Co-sponsored by the Capital Area District Library. Registration required.


March 11

Filth of Progress: Immigrants, Americans, and the Building of Canals and Railroads in the West, 1 – 2 P.M., Lake Michigan Room

Book talk by author Ryan Dearinger


April 8


Water and Islands in Michigan,1 – 3 P.M., Lake Michigan Room

Listen to two Michigan authors, William Rapai and Maureen Dunphy, talk about two very Michigan themes!


May 13


Bookmaking Workshop Weekend, 1-4 P.M., Lake Erie Room

Back by popular demand, artisan Elizabeth Begue will lead an afternoon-long workshop on bookmaking techniques.  (There will be a registration fee for this event. Check back here for registration information.)



June 10​


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.