Michigan Notable Author Highlights May Offerings at FADL
The Fremont Area District Library is planning to host several fun and educational events in May for the whole family. These events are FREE, as always.
Live @ the Library, a series of events including author visits and special presentations is welcoming Michigan Notable Author Anne-Marie Oomen. Follow Anne-Marie’s journey to finally knowing her mother as well as the heartbreaking loss of her mother’s immense capacities in her Michigan Notable Book, As Long As I Know You: The Mom Book. It explores how humor and compassion grow belatedly between a mother and daughter who don’t much like each other, all while navigating the stress and family decisions brought about by a parent with dementia. As Long as I Know You is a personal map to find a mother who may have been there all along—only to lose her again. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at this event on Monday, May 15th at 7:00 p.m. The 2023 Michigan Notable Books program and Author Tour are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Library of Michigan, the Library of Michigan, Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Humanities, Michigan Center for the Book, EBSCO, and MSU Federal Credit Union. For additional sponsors, please visit the Library of Michigan Foundation’s website.
The Wednesday Readers Book Group will meet on Monday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner, and the Daytime Book Group will meet on Thursday, May 25th at 12:30 p.m. (title TBD). Anyone is welcome to join these book groups. Books for these groups are available at the library’s front desk ahead of the meeting if you’d like to check out a copy and join the group.
For Movie Monday we will be showing Jesus Revolution on May 8th at 2:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided free. (Rated PG-13; 120 min)
Junk Journaling for ages 10 and up will take place on May 11th between 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is a scrapbooking and journal hybrid. Use up what you have and supplement with found, recycled, repurposed and thrifted items. Materials provided.
Children will have the chance to Read to a Dog (REGISTRATION REQUIRED) on Saturday, May 13th between 1:00-5:00 p.m. We’ll have a furry friend from Geno Dog Adventures for kids to read to! Get some fun, relaxed reading practice and share a story with a dog! Call 231-928-0249 or come in to the library to sign up for a time slot. Saturday Storytime will take place on May 20th at 11:00 a.m. For children birth to age 5. Featuring songs, rhymes, lapsits, fingerplays, stories, movies, and crafts. Siblings and parents can share this fun storytime together! A children’s Afternoon Movie will be shown on May 25th at 3:30 p.m. Check back for details on the title, but snacks will be served, and all are welcome!
Other dates to note: Beginning Sunday, May 28th our summer hours will resume and we will be closed on Sundays. Also, Summer Reading kicks off on Friday, June 2nd! There will be a kickoff party for children in the Children’s Department from 1:00-3:00 p.m. All ages can sign up for Summer Reading and earn prizes. More info to come soon!
For more information about any of these events, please contact the library at 231-924-3480 or visit www.fremontlibrary.net.
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