Tuesday, May 27, 2008

In Memory of Christopher R. Johnson

Pat Baese has just donated the following books in memory of Christopher R. Johnson.

Lucky O' Leprechaun by Jana Billon
Dinotopia Pop-Up Book by James Gurney
J is for Jump Shot by Mike Ulmer

Thank you for your donation Pat!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Hubbardston's Healthy Community Town Hall Round-Table Dinner

Ionia County Health Department Invites you to the:


Hubbardston's Healthy Community Town Hall Round-Table Dinner

June 18, 2008
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
At the Hubbardston Community Center
305 Russell Street, Hubbardston, Michigan 48845

Discussions will include:
1) Increasing physical activity by making it easy and safe to be physically active daily
2) Supporting daily consumption of and easy access to healthy food
3) Supporting tobacco-free lifestyles by focusing on tobacco prevention and reduction by promoting smoke-free environments

Free Meal Provided

For more information please contact:
Stacy Moore - Health Educator
616-527-5341 (or) smoore@ioniacounty.org

RSVP by : June 9, 2008
Register early to be entered for Door Prizes!

Event sponsored by:
Michigan State University Extension
Michigan Department of Community Health
Ionia County Health Department

New Board Member and Treasurer

At last night's meeting, the board voted for Carol Schrauben to join our board. Carol has brought several people into the library via scrap-booking sessions, as well as helping us with fund-raising and donating books. Welcome aboard Carol!

Also at last night's meeting, we have voted to have Cherri Muirhead become our new treasurer. Cherri has been a board member since the beginning, and has been instrumental in the Texas Hold'em fund-raising events that continue to help the Hubbardston Library. Library finances are now being tracked via Quickbooks, to help the board in making financial decisions. Thanks for volunteering Cherri!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Summer Teen Reading

The following are new books have been ordered for boys and girls. Recommended by Amazon.com:

The Chronicles of Narnia
Lock and Key
What My Mother Doesn't Know
Uglies Book 1
The Last Summer (of You and Me)
Prom Nights from Hell
Stop in the Name of Pants!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Dangerous Book for Boys
Gossip Girl
The Carlyles #1
The Truth About Forever
Guys Write for Guys Read: Boys’ Favorite Authors Write About Being Boys
Someday This Pain Will Be Use
Knights of the Hill Country!

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:




Friday, May 9, 2008

Board Games and Pizza

May 29th, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm and June 21st, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Hubbardston Library is hosting a Board Game party 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. We had a great turn-out last time, maybe 35 people! So come on over to the library to have some fun!