Celebrate the Shore with April Maritime Events at the Library

This April, we're exploring all things lakes, ships, and marine! Check out the list below to find a seaworthy event happening at the library this month.

North Branch Book Club: The Island of Sea Women

North Branch | April 1 - 30

Every month the North Branch will pick a book for our community of readers to read together and talk about. Our goal is to pick a plethora of books from a wide variety of genres and authors. This month, our book is The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Feel free to stop in and check it out or look at some similar reads.

Movie Mornings: Muppet Treasure Island

North Branch Community Room | April 3, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Need a Spring Break escape? Grab your favorite movie snack, a comfy pillow and blanket, and watch Muppet Treasure Island (rated G) at the North Branch.

Frozen in Time: The Shipwreck John V. Moran

North Branch Community Room | April 6, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Visit us at the North Branch to join underwater explorer and author Valerie van Heest as she travels back in time and deep beneath Lake Michigan to explore the wreck of the John V. Moran, holed and sunk by the ice in February 1899 off West Michigan. She will share the trials of research, the frustration of the search, and the excitement as she and fellow teammates of the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association, discover and explore the most intact shipwreck in Lake Michigan.

Moby Dick Movie Marathon!

Main Library Auditorium | April 8, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sometimes a book is so good, movie studios can't help but to make it more than once. The book Moby Dick is a wonderful example. Not only has this book been adapted to the silver screen for nearly as long as the silver screen has existed, but it has been imagined and re-imagined hundred of times over. To highlight this fact, Herrick District Library will be hosting a Moby Dick movies marathon, featuring films going all the way back to the 1930s. The films being featured are Moby Dick (1930), Moby Dick (1956), and In the Heart of the Sea (2015). Stay for one, or come and enjoy all of them, you're guaranteed to have a whale of a time. 

Michigan History: Women of the Watch

Main Library Auditorium | April 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come and learn about Michigan's maritime history with a one-woman show presented by historical performer Anna Marck. This show combines music and storytelling to bring to life the stories of the female lighthouse keepers of the Great Lakes, interspersed with humorous anecdotes from Marck's own childhood visits to Michigan lighthouses. Q&A to follow.

Tea Time with Historical Films: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Main Library Auditorium | April 15, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you love your tea time with a side of costumed drama? Join us as we sip tea and transport ourselves through history with the magic of film! Fancy dress and costumes are welcome, though not required. Tea will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tea cup.

Create Sea Glass Art

North Branch Community Room | April 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to create art with sea glass to complete your beach themed room in your home or to have a piece of art that reminds you of the warm Michigan summer days. after some brief instruction, you will be able to create your piece however you see fit. Join us as we try something new together. Registration is required to attend this event beginning on April 6th.