Surrey Township Public Library May 2012 Newsletter
We will be closing at 4 on May 25, and closed on May 26 & 28 for Memorial Day and
carpet cleaning. Have a great holiday!
Michigan Authors Visit in June
The Search for the Westmoreland – Presented by author Ross Richardson
The story of the Westmoreland is one of the most romantic and well known
shipwreck tales in all the Great Lakes. The Westmoreland was barely a year old when
she foundered in 1854 and rumors soon began circulating about the Westmoreland’s safe
being filled with gold and her cargo hold being loaded with barrels of whiskey. These
rumors and legends inspired salvagers and shipwreck hunters to search for the elegant
pre-civil war passenger steamer, and her treasures, for the next 150 years.
The legend of the Westmoreland was fueled by stories of the wreck that were
mentioned in various Great lakes shipwreck books and local history books and newspaper
articles of the past.
Join us for this amazing presentation of Michigan’s past. Learn about the
legend, the sinking, several different expeditions to find the ship and finally the
discovery after 156 years on the floor of Lake Michigan. June 7 at 7 pm at Surrey
Township Public Library.
Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli is a writer who writes — constantly.
She is a book reviewer with the alternative newspaper, The Northern Express,
in Traverse City, Michigan. Her short stories have appeared in many journals. She has
had essays turned into stage pieces and performed, and read on Michigan Public Radio.
She teaches creative writing at Northwest Michigan College and was recently on
the panel choosing Michigan Notable Books for the Michigan State Library. She has been
given a grant by the Michigan Council for the Arts, for a book of essays on northern
living, and appeared at writers conferences around the country.
Her first mystery novel, Gift of Evil, was published by Bantam. Her novels
Dead Dancing Women; Dead Floating Lovers; Dead Sleeping Shaman; Dead Dogs and
Englishmen from Midnight Ink, are in bookstores now.
Meet this local author at Surrey Township Public Library on June 12 at 2 pm.
Join us on the first and third Wednesday of each month for a free movie and popcorn at
Surrey Township Public Library. We play new releases on our big screen. Bring along
your family and friends as well as something to drink. Anyone under the age of 13
must be accompanied by an adult.