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Live @ the Library Winter 2020

Information about upcoming speakers, events, and workshops for Live @ the Library.

Live @ the Library 

Erick Elgin: History of Water Contaminants
Tuesday, April 14th @ 7:00 p.m.

Erick Elgin

Erick Elgin from MSU Extension will speak on the history of contaminants in our environment. This is in conjunction with reading and discussing the Great Michigan Read book "What The Eyes Don't See" by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Erick is a limnologist and water resources educator with Michigan State University Extension. His main responsibilities are to promote and research the wise use, protection, and restoration of our freshwater systems. Erick’s recent efforts focus on aquatic plants, lake management, natural shorelines, invasive species, and improving the knowledge of decision makers to make sound water management decisions. Erick has a M.S. in aquatic ecology from the University of Calgary and a B.S. in natural resources management from the University of Minnesota.

Dean Kuipers: The Deer Camp
Tuesday, April 28th @ 7:00 p.m.

Dean Kuipers The Deer Camp

Dean Kuipers is a journalist, author and editor with longstanding interests in ecology, politics and the arts. He is the author of the Michigan Notable book, The Deer Camp: A Memoir of a Father, a Family, and the Land that Healed Them, about a habitat restoration project with his brothers that saved their relationship to their father. It was designated an Amazon “Best Book of the Year So Far” in June. He is also the co-author, with his wife Lauri Kranz, of A Garden Can Be Anywhere: Creating Bountiful and Beautiful Edible Gardens, a sumptuous how-to on organic gardening profiled on NPR’s “Cultivating Place,” KCRW-FM’s “Good Food,” Newsweek, Architectural Digest, and hailed by social media tastemakers.

Nan Sanders Pokerwinski: Mining Your Memories for Personal Stories
Thursday, March 19th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (CANCELLED)

Nan Sanders Pokerwinski

Explore ways of retrieving meaningful memories and sharing them with friends, family, and wider audiences. Memoirist and former journalist Nan Sanders Pokerwinski will lead you through a series of exercises designed to elicit memories and help you begin writing about your life. Other ways of sharing life stories will also be discussed. Bring notebook and pen or laptop/tablet for writing and, if desired, a few photos, postcards, or small keepsakes that have special meaning.

Nan Sanders Pokerwinski is the author of the memoir Mango Rash: Coming of Age in the Land of Frangipani and Fanta (Behler Publications, 2019), recently featured in the “Breaking In” column of Writer’s Digest magazine. A former science writer for the Detroit Free Press and the University of Michigan (writing as Nancy Ross-Flanigan), Nan has also written for numerous other magazines, newspapers, and online publications. Her work has received awards from groups as diverse as the Magazine Association of the Southeast and the American Motorcyclist Association, along with a Pulitzer nomination. Her blog, Heartwood ( focuses on creativity, connection, and contentment.

Jymi Dill: Jazz Singer (CANCELLED)
Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 p.m.

Jymi Dill

Bringing you an entertaining and informative show, this pop/standards and jazz singer has a great range and knowledge of incredible music. He goes beyond singing the songs to give you the background of the tune and who sang it.