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Night for Notables

March is national reading month. The Library of Michigan Foundation celebrates with its yearly Night for Notables evening that showcases the Library of Michigan’s Notable Books program. The MNB program recognizes and honors recent publications by, about and for lovers of all things Michigan. This year, Night for Notables will occur on Saturday evening, April 1, 2017 at Lansing’s Library of Michigan and Historical Center. Night for Notables applauds the fine work of Michigan’s writing community. It is an opportunity to meet, talk with and hear from remarkable authors about their work. It is a chance to discuss with other booklovers a shared joy in reading fun, interesting and fine literary works.

All of this is within the backdrop of the beautiful LM. From 5:30 to 8:30 guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beers of Michigan. As an added treat, this year’s keynote speaker is Thomas Lynch, well known within Michigan’s vast writing community. Mr. Lynch is an America poet, essayist, and undertaker who has been described as a cross between Garrison Keillor and W.B. Yeats.

For nearly thirty years, the Foundation has supported special and innovative programs, collections and services of the LM. Among many accomplishments, the Foundation helped build the Martha W. Griffith Rare Book Room, adds to collections of rare books, helps grow literacy programs for the young (such as the recently kicked-off 2017 Michigan Reads! program), and nurtures the yearly Notable Books program.

Together with a dedicated volunteer board, the Library Foundation works to raise private funds to enhance, provide and support the exceptional work of our state library - all for the cultural and literary benefit of the citizens of our state. The Foundation is also a significant supporter of the Braille and Talking Books program for the visually and physically impaired, who without such resources would be unable to enjoy the pleasure of reading a good book.

As the Foundation’s very new Executive Director, I have come to learn about these efforts and so much more! Each day I uncover more ways that the Foundation and its thousands of generous donors support the work of the LM and, consequently, the many community and rural libraries and residents around the great state of Michigan.

Come join us for Night for Notables, a wonderful evening among friends! I hope to celebrate with you Michigan’s proud literary heritage and culture. Please see here for registration details.

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