Munising School Public Library Notes

The library is moving fullsteam ahead with a very busy schedule for the rest of March and some exciting things coming in April. On Monday, March 20 at 10:30am Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is back at story time with their Ranger Read Along program. Join a park ranger for a story about the importance of trees, play themed activity games, and make a tree craft to take home! Welcome to families with children ages 7 and under.

March is National Reading Month and numerous studies show evidence of promising mental and social health benefits as a result of reading for pleasure. Whether you are reading alone or with others, the act of reading helps people feel connected and find meaning between the pages which in turn gives their mental health a boost along the way.

April is National Poetry Month and the library has plenty of poetry collections for your enjoyment. One of our newer additions is a collection from Cindy Hunter Morgan called Far Company. You may recognize her name because she was part of our Two Books Two Communities programming a few years ago with her book of poems about shipwrecks called Harborless. Both of those books of poems are an excellent place to start venturing into poetry, they are reader friendly, short in length, and speak to the heart. Stop in and we’ll point you in the direction of the poetry we have available!

NEW BOOK: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. A few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother but also the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show. As it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching woman to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo. Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist. (Provided by the publisher)