Michigan Library Gigs

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We've had two gigs at local libraries, and a third is coming up.

We visited Suttons Bay Bingham District Library on January 11th. We discussed the book, why it was written, the adventure of the research, Irish naming practices, and the early Celts. It was quite interactive, with an interested and questioning audience. It was entirely old-school, since we couldn't get any electronics to work.

Click this link for the library's flyer for the program.

We did another presentation at the Traverse Area District Library on February 27th. We billed this as "Get In Touch With Your Irish Roots". I told a few stories of the early Irish and Scots, the Celtic clans, the origination of Irish last names, and the like. I even did a few short readings. The audience joined in with their Irish stories, and all pitched in to help them fill in some context for their genealogy.

I also had the opportunity to play with my new iPad, with our photos and images flashed on to the library's big screen. The library treated us to punch and cookies.

Click this link for the library's description of the program.

The Charlevoix Public Library invited a bevy of local author's to its "first annual" local author's fair. The fair will be Tuesday, August 12th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. We'll keep you posted.

The libraries photographed are, from top to bottom, Suttons Bay Bingham Library, Traverse City Public Library, and Charlevoix Public Library.