Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring Fling!

Spring Fling Roast Beef Dinner
April 12th, 2008
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Cost $7.00 Adult, $4.00 (12 & under) free (4 & under)

Entertainment by Local Talent 6:00 pm

Raffle Drawing at 7:00 pm -- $500, $125, & $75 will be raffled

The Public is Welcome

Hubbardston Community Center at 305 Russell Street, Hubbardston, Michigan 48845

Thank You, Library of Michigan!

Many thanks to Randy Riley and Kim Laird from the Library of Michigan. They've just donated the following books left over from the Michigan Notable Books program. These books are brand new, and will be available in the library in the next week or so:

Mandy and Pandy Say, "Ni Hao Ma?" by Chris Lin
Stone Crazy by Tracy Gallup
Shell Crazy by Tracy Gallup
Warily We Roll Along by Irene Warsaw
The Mud Hole by Arthur Brood
Burning Secrets by Steve Brezenoff
Egrets To The Flames by Barbara Anton
Amazing Women of West Michigan by Crystal Bowman
Sammy Sosa in 9 Innings by Julio C. Malone
Faith In The City by Angela D. Dillard
Loons Have Landed! by Terry Camp
Becoming Dead Right by Frances Shani Parker
The Boy Who Killed Caterpillars by Joshua Kornreich
The Covenant Field by Chris Zimmerman
In Line for the Exterminator by Jim Daniels
Mr. Pleasant by Jim Ray Daniels
Double Time by Priscilla Cogan
Citizen Moore by Roger Rapoport
Cause of Death by Stephen D. Cohle, MD and Tobin T. Buhk
Cold, Clear, and Deadly by Melvin J. Visser
A Secret Of The Universe by Stephen L. Gibson
Page One: Vanished by Nancy Barr
That's Just Kramer! by Ron Kramer with Dan Ewald
strike dog by joseph heywood
Goblin Hero by Jim C. Hines
The Boys I Borrow by Heather Sellers
Cold War Confessions by Jay Carp
Driven Abroad by Ron French
Seasons on the Au Sable by Rusty Gates
Perfect From Now On by John Sellers
Not Far Away by Lois Beardslee
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp by Fritz Stansell
Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission by Christopher Paul Curtis
Remarkable Michigan Women by Julia Pferdehirt
The Moments Lost by Bruce Olds
Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
Madonna by Lucy O'Brien
Gas City by Loren D. Estleman
Threshold Resistance by A. Alfred Taubman
Fowl Weather by Bob Tarte
Neck Deep by Ander Monson
Launching A Leadership Revolution by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward
My Dear Helen by Nancy Seligmann
The Women Were Leaving the Men by Andy Mozina
Figured Dark by Greg Rappleye
Father, Tell Me I Have Not Aged by Russell Thorburn
Eight Dogs Named Jack by Joe Borri
Telling Our Stories by The Flint ColorLine Project
The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick
A Pocketful of Passage by Loraine Campbell
Poems New, Used, and Rebuilds by Jeff Vande Zande
Voices Of The Lost And Found by Dorene O'Brien
the lost girl by James Morrison
Level Playing Fields by Peter Morris
Whittemore Michigan by Lugene Daniels
The Train Of Tomorrow by Ric Morgan
Sonny Sez! by Sonny Eliot
The Greatest Gift by John O'Shaughnessy
Hot Rocks by Lev Raphael
Hope For Carsonville by Erin Q Hartman
Hallies Heart by Shelly Beach
Mighty Tittabawassee by Roselynn Ederer & Kathryn Ellen Lewis
Unto the Daughters by Karen Tintori
My Grandma Likes To Say by Denise Brennan-Nelson
The Crayon Kids' Art Adventure by Jennifer Ruprecht
The Comet Kid by Sonja Richards
Hot House by the Cranbrook Academy of Art
Grammie's Secret Cupboard by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco
Frog Prince by Kathy-Jo Wargin
The Decoy by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
3 Tales of a City by Daryl T. Schlender
Thin Ice edited by Reinder Van Til and Gordon Olson
Shooting Star by Alana Paluszewski
Houses of Study by Ilana M. Blumberg
A Tree Grows in Trout Creek by Coralie Cederna Johnson
Genies, Meanies, and Magic Rings by Stephen Mitchell
The Future City on the Inland Sea by Eric D. Olmanson
The View from the Helm by James J. Duderstadt
Twisted Justice by Patricia Gussin
Inside Inside by James Lipton
Pictures from our Vacation by Lynne Rae Perkins
Priscilla McDoodleNut DoodleMcMae Asks Why? by Janet Mary Sinke
The Curious Polka-Dot Present by Cheri L. Hallwood
Casey Cougar by Ronald & Diana Meyer
The Christmas Boot by Lisa Wheeler
Brewster the Rooster by Devin Scillian
Three Lessons for Astair the Bear by Martin Brennan
The Voyagers Paddle by Kathy-jo Wargin
Mackinac Bridge by Gloria Whelan

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

MJ Bishop Concert!

MJ Bishop is an acoustic solo artist out of Seattle. Her music is described as folk Americana with attitude; lyric-driven melancholy that's gutsy, introspective, organic, emotive, acoustic, and laced with twang. A modern-day Patsy Cline whose voice has been seasoned to Americana perfection. She has been compared to k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris, Natalie Merchant, Kim Richey, Dar Williams, Rory Block, Indigo Girls, Cowboy Junkies. Her influences include Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, k.d. lang, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams.

Pull of the Moon, MJ's long-awaited third album (set for release in late May 2008), sees her rolling up her sleeves and plunging into the grittiness that is Americana, through the sweet, familiar melodies of folk. The added trim around the edges reveals her deep roots in country, jazz, rock and pop.

On these 12 tracks, MJ's unwavering smoky vocals start from the dirt in the crawl space, climb the stairs to the kitchen, the bedrooms, the attic, and finally blast through the roof. She takes you on a journey starting with the evocative opener "Up North" (about her small home town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula), weaving a story around the life of a guitar, life's pushes and pulls, love, loss, heartache, freedom from the nine-to-five job, and the appeal of the open road. You will be conflicted by the lyrics as they first lure you with the promise of good times before abruptly dropping you into a chasm of loneliness and heartache.

MJ is set to tour Summer 2008 (Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina) to share and promote her new CD.

Producing a pretty big sound armed with only a single guitar and her vocal chords, MJ's songs leave you humming well after the last note is sung. Personally connecting with the audience is important to MJ, and her charm, musicianship and professionalism shine during her performances. Entertaining runs in the family and she claims to be addicted to the stage.

MJ has performed steadily since 1998 in and around Seattle, and has also taken her music to Oregon, Idaho, Texas, California, Montana, Michigan and Florida. She has shared the stage with many Northwest musicians, including The Starlings, Christy McWilson, The Paperboys (Canada), ThorNton Creek, Moe Provencher, Nancy K. Dillon, Eva Tree, Matt Price, and Brandi Carlile.

Combining deep roots in acoustic music with a maturing country sensibility, MJ creates a genre that is, in many ways, her own.

This concert will be 7-9 pm on Tuesday, June 24th at the Hubbardston Library. Depending on the weather, it may be inside or outside, so please bring your camp chairs just in case.

Ice Cream and refreshments will be available.

Tickets are $15 per adult, for MJ. $20 at the door.

Library donations are appreciated.

Learn more about MJ Bishop at her web site:


Board Games and Pizza

April 24th, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Hubbardston Library is hosting a Board Game Night for lovers of old-school face-to-face gaming fun! Play one of our board games - including chess, checkers, Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, Risk and Stratego - or bring one of your own.

We'll have a couple of pizzas, along with refreshments. If we have a good turn-out, we'll make this a regular event!

Chicken Dinner

Chicken Dinner

Tuscan Masonic Lodge
206 North Washington Street
Hubbardston, Michigan 48845

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Adults $8 , Youth 6-12 $4 , under 5 free

Scrapbook Fundraiser

All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer 3 Day walk.

When: April 5, 2008
Where: Hubbardston Library
Time: 9 am until midnight
Cost: $20.00 + a dish to pass (for lunch or dinner), Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Bottled water provided

Contact: Carol Schrauben 989-981-6874.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Still More Books

The following books should be available next week sometime...

Different Hours by Stephen Dunn
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Walking To Martha's Vineyard by Franz Wright
Imperial Reckoning by Caroline Elkins
Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Hirohito by Herbert P. Bix
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big by Berkeley Breathed
Opus by Berkeley Breathed
Mars Needs Moms! by Berkeley Breathed
W.E.B. Du Bois by David Levering Lewis
John Adams by David McCullough
de Kooning by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan
Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro
American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
The Most Famous Man in America by Debby Applegate
Vera by Stacy Schiff
Khrushchev by William Taubman

Again, the books above are a cross section of history, fiction, non-fiction, and biographies. In fact, there are 3 children's books by Berkely Breathed. All of the books above won the Pulitzer Prize between 2000 and 2007. Enjoy! - Duane

Thursday, March 13, 2008

More New Books!

The following new books will be available in the Hubbardston Library this Saturday (March 15th). These books are all Pulitzer Prize winners in categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, History, Biography, and Poetry. These books were all published between 2000 and 2007. They are new books:

Moy Sand and Gravel by Paul Muldoon
late wife by Claudia Emerson
Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser
Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
repair by c. k. williams
March by Geraldine Brooks
Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis
Practical Gods by Carl Dennis
Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer
Carry Me Home by Diane McWhorter
interpreter of maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Gulag by Anne Applebaum
Ghost Wars by Steve Coll
A Nation Under Our Feet by Steven Hahn
The Race Beat by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Are there any specific books or authors you would like the Hubbardston Library to carry? Please let us know! - Duane

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Books!

Here are some new books that will be added to the library this Saturday:

Embracing Defeat by John W. Dower

Polio by David M. Oshinsky

Freedom From Fear by David M. Kennedy

The books above are all Pulitzer Prize winners. Stop by the library and take a look! - Duane

Friday, March 7, 2008

Celebrate the season with an Irish Book

The Hubbardston Library contains several Irish books.  Stop by and check one out!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

New Books!

We have donated books coming into the library nearly every day, but the following are newer releases than most:

The Woods by Harlan Coben
The Abduction by Mark Gimenez
Pandora's Daughter by Iris Johansen
7th Heaven by James Patterson
Final Sins by Michael Prescott
The Sleeping Doll by Jeffrey Deaver

Deb Bolton donated the above books. Thanks Deb!

See you at the library! - Duane

Monday, March 3, 2008

Thank You!

On behalf of the Hubbardston Library, we wish to thank Karl Harter and everyone else who volunteered for the Chicken Dinner on March 1st!

For everyone who made and donated home-made pie, thank you very much!

And thanks to everyone in the community who bought chicken dinners too!

This will be the biggest donation to the Hubbardston Library to date, and we appreciate it very, very much!

Welcome back Helen!

Helen Hoskins has been in Colorado for the past couple of months to visit family. She is back now, so stop by the library to say hi! She's usually there in the afternoon.

Helen told me that the snow is a lot deeper out there. She also bought a couple of hundred dollars worth of books that are being shipped back.

Welcome back Helen!

- Duane