The Two Books Two Communities program has organized community events in Marquette and Munising that revolve around this year's Great Lakes-themed selections, The Living Great Lakes and Harborless.
Remaining September events are:
Sept. 12: Knot-Tying, forts, free books and sundaes, 5:30-6:30 p.m., U.P. Children's Museum
Sept. 12: Marquette Lighthouse and Museum Special Tour, 6:30 p.m., (donation)
Sept. 16: Kayaking from Grand Marais, MN to Grand Marais, MI: Thomas Renkes, 7 p.m., Peter White Public Library.
Sept. 18: Book talks, Living Great Lakes 11:30 a.m; Harborless 12:15 p.m., Peter White Public Library
Sept. 19: 7 p.m., Author Cindy Hunter Morgan Presentation, Peter White Public Library Community Room
Sept. 22: Poetry Splash Open Mic, 5:30 p.m., Ore Dock Brewing Co.
Sept. 30: The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Stories - The Song, 7 p.m., Peter White Public Library Community Room
Sept. 7: Shipwreck Tour Boat Cruise, 1 p.m. (Sept. 14 rain date).
Pre-register with Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours, 387-4477 or shipwrecktours.com/contact. Tickets are $27 per person. $12 for ages 7-12 and $1 for ages 6 and under. (When booking your tickets, mention Two Books Two Communities for the discounted adult price).
Sept. 7: Water Music with The Knockabouts, 7 p.m., Falling Rock Café, $5 cover charge.
Sept. 12: Knot-Tying for kids, 5:30 p.m., Munising Library
Sept. 12 and Sept. 21 (21 with Cindy Hunter Morgan): Au Sable Light Station Hike & Tour, 8:45 a.m. Cost is $3. Park at Hurricane River Campsite (day use parking area off H-58).Tour includes a 3-mile gentle hike to the lighthouse and back.
Sept. 20: Author Cindy Hunter Morgan Presentation, 6 p.m., Munising Library
Sept. 23: Maritime History in Photos with Jack Deo, 6:30 p.m., Munising Library
After a year-long hiatus, The Two Books Two Communities program adopted a new name and expanded to a second community. The program recently added a second book selection - both about the Great Lakes - and with a variety of events being held in both Marquette and Munising.
Founded in 2006 as One Book, One Community, the program's goal was to bring Northern Michigan University and Marquette County readers together through a common book and now, through two. The program also intended it to be a way to introduce new NMU students to the community as well as to an academic life through the joy of reading, the life of the mind and the free exchange of ideas.