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Spring Institute For Youth Services 2022 Special Programming and Events

Mt Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Early Arrivals Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Mt. Pleasant CVB 

Wednesday, March 9
6:30 - 8:00 PM

The Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is graciously sponsoring hors D'oeuvres and two drink tickets per person at the Comfort Inn Convention Center Stadium Room on Wednesday, March 9 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. 


Abundant Waters at Clarke Historical Library, CMU

Thursday, March 10
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Spring Institute attendees are invited to a private showing of the Clarke Historical Library’s new exhibit, “Abundant Waters: Our Relationship with Michigan’s Most Precious Resource.” Michigan’s geography is characterized by the world’s largest freshwater system—The Great Lakes. Beyond “big” water, Michigan has over 11,000 inland lakes, 76,000 miles of rivers, and 6.5 million acres of wetlands. The abundance of freshwater is an aspect of our lives that most of us take for granted. Although most of us are aware of this precious resource, how often do we truly contemplate our relationships with water? The Clarke Historical Library’s exhibit explores how abundant freshwater defines Michigan. Total attendance is capped at 50 people. Learn more: https://www.cmich.edu/research/clarke-historical-library

Presentation slides available here: 2022 March Spring Institute Presentation Clarke.pdf.

Author photo of Angeline Boulley and photo of cover of her book the FIrekeeper's DaughterFirekeeper’s Daughter Book Signing by Angeline Boulley

Thursday, March 10
10:15 - 11:00 AM

Following her opening keynote, author Angeline Boulley will be available in the exhibit area for a book signing of her debut novel, Firekeeper’s Daughter. Before meeting Angeline, be sure to stop by the onsite bookstore to purchase your copy of the book! 


Sleepy Dog Books LogoOnsite Bookstore by Sleepy Dogs Books

Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The 2022 Onsite bookstore is brought to us courtesy of Sleepy Dogs Books in Mt. Pleasant. Copies of books from our keynote and 2022 literary awards will be available along with a plethora of items and gifts. Located near registration in the conference Center lobby on Thursday and Friday from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM.


Performers’ Showcase 
Sponsored by Michigan Humanities

Friday, March 11MI Humanities logo

Between Friday’s sessions make sure to visit the exhibit area where Michigan Humanities has sponsored a variety of artists, musicians, and performers that might enhance your future library programming. Not in charge of programming? Just enjoy the show! 




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