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Gladwin Library Main Branch

402 James Robertson Drive Gladwin, MI 48624
Phone: (989) 426-8221
Fax: (989) 426-6958

Beaverton Branch Library

106 Tonkin­ St.
Beaverton, MI 48612
Phone: (989) 435-3981
Fax: (989) 435-2577

Branch Hours

Monday: 9am-7pm
Tues & Wed: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: CLOSED

REAVERTON Maticis Centen Book Club THE / READING The Reading List By: Sara Nisha Adams An unforgettable and heart warming debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb. Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in the London Borough of Ealing after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries. Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It's a list of novels that she's never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she's facing at home. When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list... hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again. Join us Thursday, June 13th at 7:00pm
GCDL Book Discussion The Edge of Summer VIOLA SHIPMAN the Edge June 20th, 2024 11am Summen Gladwin Small Meeting Room Bestselling author Viola Shipman delights with this captivating summertime escape set along the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan, where a woman searches for clues to her secretive mother's past Devastated by the sudden death of her mother-a quiet, loving and intensely private Southern seamstress called Miss Mabel, who overflowed with pearis of Ozarks wisdom but never spoke of her own family-Sutton Douglas makes the impulsive decision to pack up and head north to the Michigan resort town where she believes she'll find answers to the lifelong questions she's had about not only her mother's past but also her own place in the world. Recalling Miss Mabel's sewing notions that were her childhoad tays, Sutton buys a collection of buttons at an estate sale from Bonnie Lyons, the imposing matriarch of the lakeside community. Propelled by a handful of trinkets left behind by her mother and glimpses into the history of the magical lakeshore town, Sutton becomes tantalized by the possibility that Bonnie is the grandmother she never knew. But is she? As Sutton cautiously befriends Bonnie and is taken into her confidence, she begins to uncover the secrets about her family that Miss Mabel so carefully hid, and about the role that Sutton herself unwittingly played in it all.
YA Bookeleb Beaverton Branch Library TOMOPPOW AIND STOMOPROW. AND TOMORPOW GABRIELLE LEVIN In this exhilarating novel, two friends--often in love, but never lovers--come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin's Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Yes, it is a love story, but it is not one you have read before. Join us Saturday, June 15th at the Beaverton Branch Library Starting at 10 am