Howell Library celebrating town’s history with month of special events
The Howell Carnegie District Library and the Howell Area Historical Society are partnering to bring a month long community event honoring the past to preserve it for the future. Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Sam Daniels, Orthodontist, “The Literary Horse: When Legends Come to Life Exhibit” is coming to town and will be displayed throughout the Howell Library from May 1-31. The Literary Horse provides visitors with a real-life tour of horse-lovers’ favorite classics via the photographic artwork by Vanessa Wright. Check the website for more information.
Concurrently, library staff is promoting the the 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “March,” by Geraldine Brooks, as the companion read.
The bicentennial of the War of 1812 is honored by “Troubled Waters: The Great Lakes Frontier on the Eve of the War of 1812,” presented by Brian Leigh Dunnigan, on Tuesday, May 8, at 7pm in the Library Meabon Room.
The sesquicentennial of the Civil War will be remembered by “Sixteen Summer Days: General Custer Meets the Wolverines” June 28 – July 14, 1863, presented by David Finney on Tuesday, May 22, at 7pm in the Library Meabon Room.
On May 19, Howell Library and Howell Area Historical Society are teaming up for the 9th Annual Howell History Days Celebration. Live Music Under the Tent will be provided by Jerr Grunn (10am), Neil Woodward (11:30am) and Fiddlers ReStrung (2pm). Two workshops for kids start at 10am – Great Foodini Cooking with Kids with Renee Chowkowski and Draw with Me with Rick Schlaack. Both music and kids workshops sponsored by Dr. Sam Daniels, Orthodontist. For full schedule of events, visit either of these two websites: www.howellhistorydayscelebration.webs.com or www.howelllibrary.org.
Wrapping up the celebration is a Genealogy Lock-In on Sunday, June 3, from 1-5pm, afterhours at the Howell Library. Enjoy this event to research your family tree. Explore genealogy databases (such as Ancestry Library Edition) and the Howell Area Archives. Learn how to use the microfilm reader/scanner/printer. Bring your own laptop to use our Wi-Fi, or use one of our computers for the entire afternoon. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins on Monday, May 14. Call the Reference Desk at 517-546-0720, x106 to reserve your spot. Cost is $10 per person, includes up to 50 pages of printing, and must be paid upon registration.