Programs and Events


July 30, 2021

Lake Effect is a family roots band from Northern Michigan that has been delighting audiences near and far for over 30 years. With their tight family harmonies, hilarious original songs and traditional music, they'll bring a perfect storm of family-friendly music to the lawn of the Leland Township Library. 

August 11, 2021

Knowledge is power! Ecologist Nate Walton and Epidemiologist Roger Racine join us for a program on the biology and ecology of tick populations in Michigan as well as Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens. 


August 17, 2021

Poet Jen Sperry Steinorth will join us for a reading and workshop around her new book Her Read: A Graphic Poem; a hybrid text at once poetry and visual art. In the tradition of reusing canvases, Steinorth takes a seminal text, The Meaning of  Art by Herbert Read and with the liberal use of correction fluid, scalpel and embroidery floss, transforms the book from art criticism into feminist verse. Jen will describe the format of erasure poetry and invite attendees into conversation about issues in the book. 


August 25, 2021 

Emily Cook will be presenting on the top invasive plants in northwest Michigan, including how they got here and why they are a problem for our special natural spaces. Also learn about wonderful (and beneficial!) native plants to use in your landscaping projects instead. 

August 6, 2021

Action songs and fingerplays to move to, story songs to act out, silly songs to laugh with. A delightful music experience for young children and their parents.

August 13, 2021

Long, short, hairless and flat! Wiggly, waggly, skinny and fat! Join Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss for Animal Tales about their Tails! How did they get them? How did they lose them? Why do they wag them? How did they flatten them? Join in adventurous stories and songs about our favorite (and not so favorite) furry friends and then take home a unique craft project that you can do at home to continue telling Tales with Tails! 


August 20, 2021 

Join us for a story time wherein we'll learn what it means for a dog to become a certified therapy dog. Then, take a turn reading to certified therapy dogs Skye (a Cardigan Welsh Corgi), and Cheri (a Saint Bernard). You do not have to know how to read words to read to Skye and Cheri; you can read the pictures in a book, too! They are sweet and non-judgmental listeners for all.


August 31, 2021 

Jon Constant has kayaked all 100 miles of Leelanau's Great Lakes shoreline - as well as around the shoreline of 17 of her beautiful inland lakes, and three of her rivers. Jon will talk about his book "Leelanau by Kayak", share his experiences navigating the scenic waters of Leelanau from the perspective of a kayak and present an array of photos displaying the gorgeous water, shoreline and skies of Leelanau County.




Monday:       10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday:       10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday:     10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday:           10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:      10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Leland Township Public Library has books, e-books,  public use computers and more on the river in Leland, Michigan.


203 E. Cedar Street

PO Box 736

Leland, MI 49654

Office 231-256-9152

Fax 231-256-8847