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Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library

Library News - August 22, 2022

Whether you’re planning a trip to squeeze every last drop out of this summer or simply daydreaming about the possibilities, world wanders will find plenty of inspiration among our new nonfiction selections this week: 

Epic Hikes of the World: Explore the Planet's Most Thrilling Treks and Trails edited by Bridget Blair contains stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, to inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic. 

Lonely Planet Ultimate United States Travel List edited by Cliff Wilkerson. What's the #1 experience in America? For the first time, the experts at Lonely Planet have ranked the top 500 unmissable experiences and hidden gems across the USA – to create the ultimate hitlist. 

50 States, 500 Campgrounds: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do by Joe Yogerst is a beautifully illustrated guide from National Geographic revealing 500 of the best tent, cabin, glamping, and RV campgrounds - including opening dates, booking information, activity recommendations, and more - in all 50 states and Canada. 

Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Scenic Drives, Waterfalls, Lakeside Getaways by Paul Vachon offers a region-by-region description of the state and includes information on lodging, restaurants, outdoor activities, festivals, and transportation. 

Michigan Day Trips by Theme by Kathryn Houghton is a comprehensive book by a native Michigander that leads you to the fun, the fascinating, and the downright unusual. It is packed with more than 300 of the Great Lake State's top spots for entertainment and enjoyment. 

Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel by Mike Fornes takes the reader up the red carpeted steps, through the doors, back to the past, behind the scenes, and to today’s world of Mackinac Island finery.  

Even if you aren’t traveling soon, the library offers plenty of events to enjoy locally: 

Grown Up Game Nights will be held on the last Wednesday of each month, inviting adults to gather, play games and socialize while enjoying coffee, tea and charcuterie. August 31, 2022 at 6:00PM.  

First Thursday Book Club: Join us for lively conversation to discuss what you've been reading & gain new recommendations from friends! September 1, 2022 at 12:00 Noon. 

The Evolution of Themes in Children's Literature: Southwestern Michigan College English Professor, Joe Coti, will discuss the ever-evolving themes of the genre and how children's literature is an often misunderstood topic. September 22, 2022 at 6:30PM. 

Southwest Michigan Reads: Karen Dionne at the Van Buren Conference Center in Lawrence: This event is free and open to the public. A book signing and light refreshments will follow Dionne's presentation. Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 6:30 PM. 

Muxlow Exotics - Live Animals: Join us during First Friday for an interactive and educational live animal presentation featuring a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians! Friday, October 7, 2022 at 5:15 PM.