Munising School Public Library notes

Alger Reads, the library book club will not meet in December, but are already looking ahead to the January book selection Wintering by Katherine May. An intimate and revelatory book, Wintering explores the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Alger Reads meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the library and all are welcome to attend.

The annual Library Used Book “Sale” will take place Dec. 20 – Dec. 30 in the library meeting room. A vast variety of used books will be available. Remember, used books make great gifts and there is sure to be something for everyone!

T a l e S p i n n e r s Storytime will meet on Mon., Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. and “Fun with Snowflakes” will be the theme of the program. We look forward to you and your little one joining us to explore the wonder found within a simple snowflake. This 25-minute interactive program is for pre-school aged children and their caregivers. This and other information can be found on the library website at www.msplonline. org or you can call the library at 906-387-2125.

This is the final reminder that the library is accepting donations of new children’s books for their annual “The Gift of Reading” program. The books will be distributed to local children for the holiday season. Donations will be accepted through December 6th. People can also drop off new hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for all ages for the mitten tree at the library. Those items will also be distributed here in Alger County for those who need them. For more information on how you can help, please call the library.

New Book: And There Was Light : Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle by Jon Meacham. A president who governed a divided country has much to teach us in a twenty-first-century moment of polarization and political crisis. This illuminating new portrait gives us a very human Lincoln—an imperfect man whose moral antislavery commitment, essential to the story of justice in America, began as he grew up in an antislavery Baptist community. This book tells the story of Lincoln from his birth on the Kentucky frontier in 1809 to his leadership during the Civil War to his tragic assassination in 1865: his rise, his self-education, his loves, his bouts of depression, his political failures, his deepening faith, and his persistent conviction that slavery must end. (from the publisher)