Events at the Library of Michigan:

There's always something happening at the Library of Michigan. Come join us!

Are you an artist? Learn about the Library of Michigan's exhibit space.



June 1-30

Resourceful Women: 30 Who Worked to Preserve Michigan’s Water, Woods, and Wildlife.
Lake Erie Room, 2nd floor

This exhibit celebrates the contributions of 30 courageous women who helped protect and preserve Michigan’s natural resources and the environment for generations to come for all to enjoy. The Library's collection of Gwen Frostic material will be on display and available for checkout.

The Exhibit features Activists, Artists & Poets, Communicators, Educators, Environmentalists, Lobbyists, Naturalists, Politicians, and Scientists. It was created by the Michigan Women's Historical Center/Hall Of Fame.


June 9








June 21 

Check Out Michigan at the Library of Michigan, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 2nd floor

The Michigan born author W. Bruce Cameron compared Michigan in the summer to a tropical local. He was talking about the - sky, lakes, beaches and trees but no matter what strikes your fancy, the Library of Michigan can help set you on your way to enjoy the summer in Michigan.


Helping Teens Avoid the Handcuff Blues, with Cynthia Ward, J.D. June 21, 4-5 pm, State Law Library

Does your teenager understand that a lot of things considered  “fun and games” or “just a part of growing up” actually might lead to conduct that is against the law?  Teens and their parents are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about teenager misconduct and parental responsibility.

  • Parties
  • Posting on Social Media
  • Protests: Standing Up for What You Believe In
  • Dating and Relationships
  • Hacking
  • Does It Move?
  • Fights and Bullying
  • Hanging Out
  • Money Matters

Presented in two sessions by Cynthia Ward, J.D. Ms. Ward, a licensed attorney, is an administrator with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. She has served a number of times as an

“Honorary Judge” for the Teen Court Program.






July 2nd - August 31st, 2018

Donna Rey-Taylor is a local artist who spent most of her life in Lansing area. She received her formal education at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. Her passion is representing the beauty of Michigan in her paintings and showing her love of Michigan, especially Mackinac Island. Her work is intended to encourage the audience to enjoy Michigan's splendor with her. She also asks the viewers to not look for hidden meanings in the art but to enjoy her use of Color, Drama, Detail, and Depth. She strives for "True to Life" representation in her interpretation of fine art.

July 14

Artist Talk with Donna Rey-Taylor, Lake Erie Room, 2nd Floor, 2-3 pm

See description above.




Updated 06/04/2018