Programs for the Public

2022 Program Schedule

Welcome Back to the Library of Michigan

January 6, 2022 3:00PM - 4:00PM, Library of Michigan Lake Erie Room
Come check out the resources and services of the Library of Michigan. Learn about the physical/digital collections of your state library as well as the variety of services available for historical organizations and researchers throughout our great state. 

African American Digital Resources

February 3, 2022 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom*
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Discover the digital resources available from the Library of Michigan for African American history in Michigan and the United States. Whether you're researching your own family history or just wanting to engage with Black History Month, learn about the great tools that help uncover the stories of African Americans. 

Michigan in the Novel: Early 20th Century Michigan Literature

March 3, 2022 3:00PM - 4:00PM, Library of Michigan Lake Erie Room
Michigan's lengthy and colorful history provides the perfect backdrop for a wide range of literary works. Often the earlier writings of Michigan authors get lost in the shuffle as new works arrive on the scene. Come learn about the literary history of Michigan and rediscover the many great reads of our state from the early 20th century. 

Ancestry.com Library Edition

April 7, 2022 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom*
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Ancestry.com Library Edition is a comprehensive family history database with access to a wide range of historical documents, images, and public records. Learn the process of navigating Ancestry.com's vast collection of records and other strategies as you enhance your family history research skills. 

Michigan Military Resources at the Library of Michigan

May 5, 2022 3:00PM - 4:00PM, Library of Michigan Lake Erie Room
Many Michigan residents have served our country at times of war and peace. Come explore the variety of print resources at the Library of Michigan that bring to life Michigan's participation in the Revolutionary War through to World War II. 

Fold3 Library Edition

June 2, 2022 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom*
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Fold3 provides online access to military records, including the stories, photos, and relevant personal documents. Discover key strategies for using Fold3 as you uncover the accounts of men and women who served in the armed forces.

Michigan Notable Books

July 7, 2022 3:00PM - 4:00PM, Library of Michigan Lake Erie Room
Michigan Notable Books is an annual program with roots stretching back to Michigan Week 1991. Every year the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. Learn about the wonderful literary tradition of our state and discover titles that speak to Michigan's rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage. 

Sanborn Maps

August 4, 2022 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom*
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Produced for over a century, Sanborn maps are large-scale maps of a city or town initially used for fire insurance purposes. Learn more about these essential resources and how to utilize them in uncovering your own family's story. 

Grow Michigan

September 8, 2022 3:00PM - 4:00PM, Library of Michigan Lake Erie Room
Michigan is one of the country's most agriculturally diverse states. Come explore the wide range of native plants to Michigan, learn how to cultivate them, and walk away with a few sample seeds to grow your own Michigan garden.

MyHeritage Library Edition

October 6, 2022 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom*
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MyHeritage Library Edition is a family history database available through the Michigan eLibrary with access to a wide range of historical documents, images, and public records. Discover the fundamentals for navigating MyHeritage and learn key strategies for finding specific records within its collections. 

Michigan Historians

November 3, 2022 3:00PM - 4:00PM, Library of Michigan Lake Erie Room
Historians play a crucial role in both documenting and presenting the events of our past. Come learn about the many historians in Michigan and their works in chronicling the history of the Great Lakes State.

Michigan Newspapers

December 1, 2022 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom*
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The Library of Michigan has one of the most comprehensive collections of Michigan newspapers. See examples of unique periodicals published in our state and learn strategies for navigating the various online collections of digitized Michigan news publications. 

*All Zoom programs require registration to attend.

Registration Information

Zoom Programs

Registration is required for all Zoom sessions. To register, select the Register For This Program link under the Name/Date of each program you wish to attend. You will be required to provide your name and email address. A link to the Zoom session for each program will be emailed to you the day before the program as well as the day of the program. All Zoom programs will be recorded.

In-Person Programs

Registration is not required for In-Person programs. All In-Person programs will take place in the Library of Michigan's Lake Erie Room, which is located on the Library's 2nd floor. Visitor parking is available on the southwest side of the building via the circle drive entrance off of Kalamazoo St.

For questions, please contact us at Librarian@Michigan.gov or 517-335-1477.

Updated: 11/29/2021