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Office Hours with Clare Membiela

Third Thursday of each month, 3-4 pm

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Virtual meeting. Ask the Library of Michigan law director questions.

Harriet Larson Founders Grant

Deadline to submit application: Sept. 30

FOML Harriet Larson Founders Grant

A $400 grant for new or reorganizing Friends groups.

FOML Talk About Friends

October 6, 2023, Alpena Public Library

Beyond Book Bans

In person event. Presentation by Library of Michigan Share ideas with Friends.

MLA Annual Conference 2023

October 17 - 20, 2023, Kalamazoo

Talk About Friends

MLA Conference title: Connecting the Dots.


Topics of interest to local Friends groups and library advocates.


New resources will be added as they become available.

Michigan Right to Read Website

Grassroots coalition of Michigan residents

Night for Notables

Purpose is to educate the public about First Amendment rights.