Clarke Lecture Series: Spring 2012

Our Lecture Series for the Spring of 2012 is winding down with one more scheduled lecture by 2012 Michigan Notable Book Award winner Sara Fitzgerald, who will talk about her book Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm in the Park Library Auditorium. For the other events that we have hosted this semester, there are a couple of ways that you can enjoy these events.

One way is to link to ITunesU and watch recordings of one of the events - Dan and Jennifer Digmann speaking about their marriage and their battle against multiple sclerosis, with which both are afflicted. You can access this presentation and past presentations via this link (you will need to have installed Apple's iTunes on your computer to access this). Also, Frank Boles has written articles that are posted on our blog about The Digmanns' presentation and Mike Federspiel's presentation marking the opening of our most recent exhibit about the resort culture in the Little Traverse Bay area at the turn of the Twentieth Century. And stay tuned for a future posting about the lecture given by Ari Berk, CMU professor of English and literature
, discussing his work as an author of fantasy works.

Spring 2012 Reflections from the Clarke now available!
The new volume of Reflections from the Clarke (vol. 34, Spring 2012) has recently been published. If you are not on the mailing list to receive a hard-copy, or you would like to share it with people across the word, we have posted a digital PDF copy to our website. You can access the most recent Reflections from the Clarke HERE. In this volume, you will find information about our acquisition of Garth Williams' Little House on the Prairie illustrations, our current exhibit, A Delightful Destination: Little Traverse Bay at the Turn of the Century, and how to keep up with us via the Clarke Historical Library News and Notes blog.

Check Out New Information On Our Blog

We have highlighted some the interesting items in our holdings recently, including a book of Irish fairy tales illustrated by Arthur Rackham, a book made out of birch bark, and the digital Clare Sentinel edition reporting the sinking of the Titanic available to users throughout the world via CONDOR. Read more about these and other Clarke happenings here.

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