Mackinaw Area Public Library

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Welcome to the Mackinaw Area Public Library

Upcoming Events:

Freighter Captain Presentation

The library will again be hosting Captain Tim Alfson of The Great Lakes Fleet freighter the M/V Edwin H Gott for a presentation and Q & A session about life on a Great Lakes Freighter.

Please join us at the main branch library at 528 W Central Avenue in Mackinaw City at 3 pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Winter 2017 Book Discussion

    February 23, 2017

The Moors Account

In 1527, the conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez sailed from the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda with a crew of six hundred men and nearly a hundred horses. His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and, in the process, become as wealthy and famous as Hernán Cortés.

But from the moment the Narváez expedition landed in Florida, it faced peril—navigational errors, disease, starvation, as well as resistance from indigenous tribes. Within a year there were only four survivors: the expedition’s treasurer, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado; a young explorer named Andrés Dorantes de Carranza; and Dorantes’s Moroccan slave, Mustafa al-Zamori, whom the three Spaniards called Estebanico. These four survivors would go on to make a journey across America that would transform them from proud conquis-tadores to humble servants, from fearful outcasts to faith healers (Good Reads).

Join us on the February 23, 2017 at 3:30 in the Michigan Room at the main branch for the discussion. All are welcome whether or not you finished the book.

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Upcoming Events
Open paint and art at the main branch Feb 27, 2017 02:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Main branch community room
Open paint and art at the main branch Mar 01, 2017 03:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Main branch Community Room
Bliss Writers Group Mar 03, 2017 03:00 PM (US/Eastern) — 265 Sturgeon Bay Trl, Levering, MI 49755
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