July 12, 2018

Main Library

Jul 12

Thu 3:00 pm

Weekly Summer Movies

Libraries Rock! Free movie showings (with a music theme) every Thursday at 3:00 PM! 

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Main Library

Jul 12

Thu 4:00 pm

Dinoman Dinosaurs! (K and up)

For K and up. With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the Mesozoic era. How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program is fun and informative for all ages. Learn all about dinosaurs and see GIANT inflatable Dinosaurs at the library!

               Thursday, July 12th  @ 4:00 PM

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Main Library

Jul 12

Thu 7:00 pm

Author Talk: Thomas Bailey and Katherine Joslin

Thomas Bailey and Katherine Joslin will discuss their book, Theodore Roosevelt: A Literary Life.

“A fresh and perceptive analysis of Roosevelt’s contributions to literature.”—Kirkus Reviews

Understanding Theodore Roosevelt through his writings

Of all the many biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, none has presented the twenty-sixth president as he saw himself: as a man of letters. This fascinating account traces Roosevelt’s lifelong engagement with books and discusses his writings from childhood journals to his final editorial, finished just hours before his death. His most famous book, The Rough Riders—part memoir, part war adventure—barely begins to suggest the dynamism of his literary output. Roosevelt read widely and deeply, and worked tirelessly on his writing. Along with speeches, essays, reviews, and letters, he wrote history, autobiography, and tales of exploration and discovery. In this thoroughly original biography, Roosevelt is revealed at his most vulnerable—and his most human.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. All are welcome!

THOMAS BAILEY is professor emeritus of English and environmental studies at Western Michigan University. KATHERINE JOSLIN is the author of Jane Addams, A Writer’s Life and Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion, winner of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.

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