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Author Virtual Zoom Visit for A Far Different Path by Michael Stone Registration
A Far Different Path, the award winning book by Michael Stone about the 1918 pandemic in Munising will be the subject of discussion during a Zoom virtual event with the author on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. The book has had wide readership in the area and multiple copies are still available for checkout at the Munising Library. The historic newspaper collection at the library was integral in the research process for the author as he crafted his book and, together with the newspapers, the author used notes and letters documenting his grandmother’s experience as a teacher in Munising and how she was pressed into service as a nurse during the Spanish Flu outbreak. The community is heavily featured in the story, with mentions of historic buildings, residents, locations and events driving the narrative. Registration for the Zoom Event is in advance Here. All registered participants will be emailed a zoom link to attend the author visit prior to Nov 2 and will automatically be entered into a drawing for one of five (5) autographed books.
Munising Public Library Director Lisa Cromell, as part of her participation in the Next Level Leadership for Small and Rural Libraries Program is implementing this project with grant funds from University of Michigan School of Information, the Library of Michigan and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This project will include a self-guided temporary pop-up historical walk featuring multiple locations from the book. The installation will be up for a number of days prior to a virtual visit with author Michael Stone and for about a week after. Maps will be available on the library website, the library Facebook page, and in the library.
Grant funding was obtained to cover the cost of creating the pop-up history walk signage, creation of social media tie-ins, the author’s speaking fee, and equipment to display a digital archive of the event and historic images in the library. People completing the self-guided history walk survey will also be entered into the drawing
While participating in the self-guided walk, people will stand in the same locations mentioned in the book. By visualizing what characters experienced in the story exactly 102 years later, as a similar pandemic rages, participants can share their impressions via the survey. Signage will include quotes from the book and historic images of locations, buildings and people. They’ll also show links to the virtual event, a map, a survey link, logos, and sponsors. For more information, please call the library at 906-387-2125.
“Libby”, App for Smart Devices to download Audio-books and eBooks
Citing enhanced features and increased ease of use, OverDrive has launched a new app for smart devices called Libby for the downloading of ebooks and audiobooks from the OverDrive library. Libby is a free app available from the App Store and Google Play. Click on Overdrive/Libby Button above. The Overdrive App is still available and is the only app that you can use with Kindle Fire. A brief How-To video can be viewed from this link https://youtu.be/dER6DPIY09Q .
Magazines, Digital Comics, and Streaming Film in your device with RB Digital App- A World of Entertainment in Your Pocket
With your library card and the RB Digital App you can literally have a World of Entertainment in your pocket. Your library card will unlock access to over 100 of the most popular magazines, amazing digital Comic Books and give access to Acorn TV, The Great Courses, and IndieFlix Independent Films. You the ability to download the digital items and Stream the video with your favorite wireless device or your home computer or Smart TV. It is simple and quick and best of all, FREE! Call today for more information or stop into the library.
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