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Past Presentations

Presentation Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Abra Berens, Michigan Foodways exhibit opening event

Presentation Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Aladdin Homes in Southeast Michigan

Presentation Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Children's Books from Around the World

Community members from all over the world read stories from the Clarke Historical Library's collection of international children's books.

View the pre-recorded readings of these beautifully illustrated books.

Presentation Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Aquatic Invasive Species in Michigan
Chase Stevens, Invasive Species Coordinator for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
Dr. Anna Monfils, Professor of Biology and Director of the CMU Herbarium

Presentation Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Yooper Talk
Kathryn Remlinger, Linguist from GVSU on dialects in the Upper Penninsula

Presentation Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018​

​Heidi McKenzie: (dis)ABLED BEAUTY Exhibit Opening Speaker & Awards

Presentation Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016​
​Professor Hope Elizabeth May: Peace, Patriotism, & Public Education - Part 1 of 5

Drawing on the select items held by the Clarke Historical Library, including work of former
​CMU President E.C. Warriner (1866-1945) and U.S. Suffragist May-Wright Sewall (1844-1920),
​Central Michigan University Professor Hope Elizabeth May discusses how both individuals -
​and the organizations which they represented - conceptualized peace, patriotism, and public education.  ​

​Presentation Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
​ Clarence Tuma: An Evening with Clarence Tuma​ Part 1 of 6

View the entire presentation on the CMU Libraries' Youtube Channel


Owner and chef of Mt. Pleasant's fabled Ember's Restaurant, Clarence Tuma shared
​stories from his life and work, drawn from his recently published memoir,
The One-Pound Pork Chop – A Recipe for Life, Love, Family, & the American Dream. 

​Presentation Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015​
​Professor Susan Stan presenting International Children's Books: 

Celebrating Recent Gifts (1 of 5)

View the entire presentation on the CMU Libraries' Youtube Channel​

​Emeritus CMU faculty member & internationally recognized expert on children's 
books gave a presentation on international children's books and opened the 
Clarke Historical Library exhibit: International Children's Books: Celebrating Recent Gifts.