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  • John Colletta, author Michigan Genealogical Council Fall Family History Event

    Library of Michigan and Michigan History Center, Lansing
    Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    RegistrationThe Michigan Genealogical Council with the Archives of Michigan and the Library of Michigan are proud to present a day with John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. Colletta is on the faculty of the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). 

  • Bay County Library System Earns 2018 State Librarian's Excellence Award

    “With all of the great libraries in Michigan, it’s very difficult to pick just one for this award,” Riley said. “The Bay County Library System has transformed its community by providing vital opportunities to learn and connect. Community is at the forefront of everything it does.”

  • Telephone New Phone Numbers for Many LM Staff and Desk Numbers

    On Oct 16., 2018, many long-standing phone numbers at the Library of Michigan will change. Please see the staff directory to reach individuals. 

    Reference desk: 517-335-1477
    Statewide library services: 517-335-1516
    Law library: 517-335-1480

  • Detroit Lions players Detroit Lions Display

    Library of Michigan
    2nd floor South

    Originally called the Portsmouth Spartans from Portsmouth, Ohio the Detroit Lions are a professional football team that makes Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan their home. The Detroit lions are one of the oldest teams in the NFL getting their start in 1930. Want to know more about The Detroit Lions? Check out our display on 2nd floor south where you can find: pictures, videos, and books on Lions greats like NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders. Also, take a peek behind the curtain into what life is like off the gridiron with memoirs from past Lions players.

  • stereography Greater Lansing Historical Society Presents: Stereography

    October 18 7:00 p.m.
    Library of Michigan

    Historians Jacob McCormick and Craig Whitford will introduce you to the little-known world of greater Lansing stereoview images.

  • David Claerbaut, author of "Duffy Daugherty"

    October 25 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Lake Erie Room
    Library of Michigan

    Greater Lansing Historical Society Presents David Claerbaut, author of “Duffy Daugherty: A Man Ahead of His Time,” will discuss Duffy Daugherty—humorist, trailblazer, raconteur, and Hall of Fame football coach—arguably the most famous figure in the storied history of Michigan State University football.  

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