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March Programs


An image of a steam train with the words, Steam Railroading InstituteRailroad Fan Trips in 1937
March 28th, 6:30-7:30pm

Are you fascinated by the history of railroads or industrial technology? Did you ever wish you could go back in time and see what our ancestors saw as the industrial revolution really picked up steam? See a glimpse of how people living in the 1930's toured industrial sites and organized trips when the Steam Railroading Institute of Owosso, Michigan presents, "Railroad Fan Trips of 1937 - Oh the Places You Could Go"

This program is brought to you by the Friends of the Library.

An image of the book cover with the words, Together we read and Libby.Together We Read book discussion
March 29th, 6:30pm
Library Community Room

Together We Read is a digital book club on the Libby app that connects readers to the same ebook & audiobook at the same time with no waitlists or holds.

March 1st - 15th download 'River Woman, River Demon' by Jennifer Givhan. Then join our in person book discussion at the library on March 29th.


April Programs

An image of surrealist drawing game with the text, Artplay for adults.Artplay for Adults
April 5th, 6:00-7:30pm

Once a month, join us for Artplay for Adults. Each workshop will introduce a new art process.
Participants will explore these processes in a fun, non-pressured, non-serious way. No art skill required.

In April's workshop we will play drawing games inspired by the surrealists.


Turquoise Top Hat Logo.Spring Craft with Turquoise Top Hat
April 11, 6:30 - 7:15pm

Sign up to decorate a planter box. Add wood flowers and faux greenery.
With Turquoise Top Hat and the Bridgman Public Library. Registration opens in March.


Logo for Taste: a cook's place.Taste: A Cook's Place
April 18, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Mary Spencer will be here enlightening us with Delicious Mexican Dishes.
She will be cooking: Air Fryer Fajita Stuffed Chicken and Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Salsa


An image of two adults.10 Warning signs of Alzheimer's

April 25 

Alzheimer's and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.

Register Here

May Programs

BPL Presents "Shots Fired in Terminal 2" with William Hazelgrove
May 23, 2023 6:30 - 7:30pm

An image of the book cover, Shots fired in Terminal 2, by William Hazelgrove.On January 6, 2017, a lone gunman took five lives and wounded eight people at Fort Lauderdale Airport. This book is about the Lauderdale shooting told from the perspective of bestselling author William Hazelgrove, who just happened to be there with his wife and children.
Though focused on one terrifying incident that the author witnessed, this story is also a prototype of American shootings showing the interplay of victims, police, media, the shooter, and what constitutes this peculiar American form of violence.
The author documents the perverse chain of events that set the stage for this tragedy: the failure of police and the FBI to stop this troubled Iraq War veteran, who had earlier approached them and said point-blank that he was hearing voices telling him to kill others; the incredible fact that his weapon was taken and then given back to him, the very gun that would kill five people and shut down a major airport for forty-eight hours; and the circumstances of American society that allowed this gun to be checked through airport security as a legal firearm and then delivered to the killer, who casually strolled into a bathroom, loaded the pistol, and returned to the baggage claim area to start his murderous rampage.
Interweaving his dramatic telling of his own experiences with a history of comparable shootings in America, the book presents both an anatomy of these horrifying events and the basis for understanding why they happen and what can be done to stop them.

Recipes from February 6th

Cooking Program with Mary Spencer from Taste: A Cook's Place

Skillet Steak Supper Recipe

Sheet Pan Salmon and Vegetable Medley Recipe


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