Mackinaw Area Public Library

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Welcome to the Mackinaw Area Public Library

Upcoming Events:

Photography Classes


Would you like to take better pictures?  Beginning January 2017, Daniel T. Welihan will be be holding classes to introduce you to photography or help you brush up some of your skills. 

Classes will be Monday's from 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. The first class will be "Taking Good Pictures". It is a general overview of photography and there will be no charge. The following four classes will be $10 a class or $35.00 if you register for all four. There will also be one optional field trip photo shoot that will be scheduled at a later date.

Classes are:

  •  January 16 - Digital Photography Basics
  • January 23 - Photo Composition & Creativity
  • January 30 - Camera to Computer - Image Organization and Storage
  • February 6 - Presentations, Prints and a Friendly Critique

There is limited space so please register as soon as possible.



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

     January 26, 2017

The Sandcastle Girls

When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing,  and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language.  The year is 1915 and she has volunteered on behalf of the Boston-based Friends of Armenia to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian genocide.  There Elizabeth becomes friendly with Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter.  When Armen leaves Aleppo and travels south into Egypt to join the British army, he begins to write Elizabeth letters, and comes to realize that he has fallen in love with the wealthy, young American woman who is so different from the wife he lost.

Fast forward to the present day, where we meet Laura Petrosian, a novelist living in suburban New York. Although her grandparents' ornate Pelham home was affectionately nicknamed "The Ottoman Annex," Laura has never really given her Armenian heritage much thought. But when an old friend calls, claiming to have seen a newspaper photo of Laura's grandmother promoting an exhibit at a Boston museum, Laura embarks on a journey back through her family's history that reveals love, loss - and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations.

Join us on the January 26, 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 Jan 23, 2017 02:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Main branch community room
Digital Photography Class with Dan Welihan Jan 23, 2017 02:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Main Branch - Community Room
Open paint and art at the main branch Jan 25, 2017 03:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Main branch Community Room
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