Friends of the Okemos Library

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Okemos, MI 48864

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Breakfast with Frank Kelly

The Friends of the Okemos Library will host a “Breakfast with Frank Kelley” on Saturday, May 21. Former State Attorney General, Frank Kelley, will speak about his years in office and the challenges he faced, as well as the state, national and international personalities he met while in office as Michigan’s longest-serving Attorney General. Mr. …

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Andrew and Wendy Mutch

We learned all about Michigan’s Kit Homes from Andrew and Wendy Mutch, experts on the so-called “kit houses” that were ordered from catalogs and very popular in the early 20th century.

Journalist and Royal Fashion Expert Susan Kelley

Journalist and Royal Fashion Expert Susan Kelley spoke about the styles worn by the British Royal Family with an emphasis on the fashion of the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly Kate Middleton.

Lansing History Librarian Heidi Butler

Lansing History Librarian Heidi Butler shared historical facts about the Greater Lansing area and the many library resources available for doing our own historical research. Attendees learned how to use the Parke Collection to discover information about our region, the city, or even a parcel of land, as well as the preservation of family audio/video documents. 

P.J. Parrish

We heard from award-winning and best-selling mystery author, P.J. Parrish, the pen name for writing duo Kelly Nichols and Kristy Montee. The sisters, who are Detroit natives, divulged the secret to their long-distance writing style and how they construct the plots for their hero, Detective Louis Kincaid.

Laura Klynstra helped answer the question “Can you judge a book by its cover?”

Laura Klynstra of Lansing has created the covers for bestsellers by authors like novelist Jodi Picoult, Michigan’s own Mitch Albom and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi. She has designed books for HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and other major publishing houses. She gave up her Times Square cubicle in New York City to return home to …

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Lansing author Lara Alspaugh

Lara shared her journey through her grandmother’s World War II experiences as a Red Cross nurse, the basis for her book, “Love Red“. The memoir is based on her Grandmother’s diary and letters to her family back home. Lara used her grandmother’s written recollections as a jumping-off place, expanding on that information with further research …

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FRIENDS OF THE OKEMOS LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Okemos Masonic Center 2175 Hamilton Road, Okemos

Members Preview Sale: Saturday 8:30 am - 9 am Memberships available at the door Contact the library at 517-347-2021, ext. 3 with questions LOCATION: Okemos Masonic Center, 2175 Hamilton Road, entrance and parking at the rear of the building

FRIENDS OF THE OKEMOS LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Okemos Masonic Center 2175 Hamilton Road, Okemos

Memberships available at the door $4 Fill a Bag Contact the library at 517-347-2021, ext. 3 with questions LOCATION: Okemos Masonic Center, 2175 Hamilton Road, entrance and parking at the rear of the building

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