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Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series - FALL 2018

All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium located
in the Park Library.  A reception will follow each presentation in the Clarke Historical Library.

All events are free and open to the public.


Tuesday, October 9 

Exhibit Opening:
Tocqueville's Two Weeks in the Wilderness

John Fierst, Clarke Historical Library Reference Librarian and Exhibit Curator
John Fierst will share his insights at the exhibit's opening night celebration.

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"The Comedy of Crystal Lake"

Author Stacy Daniels, will discuss the ecology and history of Benzie County's Crystal Lake and the history of its ill-fated Lake Michigan canal.

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Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice Ending World War I

Various participants will read, in their original language, letters written by American, French, and German soldiers, including some penned by men from Central Michigan University. 

Tuesday Nov. 27

Windows, Mirrors and an Extra Adjective

Grace Lin, a noted author of children's books, will share childhood anecdotes and her path to publication, including how she learned to embrace the "multicultural" adjective. This presentation is made possible by the David M. and Eunice Sutherland Burgess endowed lecture.


Both events are free and open to the public. Those in need of an accommodation
should call (989) 774-
1100 or email