GREAT MICHIGAN READ

The featured book for the Michigan Humanities Great Michigan Read 2021-22 is

The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell

Events at the Parchment Community Library are now complete.  Please enjoy these links related to the book and our programs:

Click HERE to watch the video by Mary Doria Russell that was shown during the Great Michigan Read Launch Party on January 10.

Click HERE for more information on the Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society, whose members presented Michigan Copper: Formations and Shapes and Show & Tell: My Copper Country Story.

Click HERE to watch the video of Show & Tell: My Copper Country Story presented by Theresa Payne on January 26.

Click HERE for information on the film 1913 Massacre that was shown at the library and discussed with producers/directors Ken Ross & Louis V. Galdieri on January 31.  A DVD of 1913 Massacre has been added to our collection and may be checked out at the library.

Click HERE for information on the film Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 that was shown and discussed on February 7.  A DVD of Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 has been added to our collection and may be checked out at the library.

Click HERE for the Great Michigan Read author tour schedule for Mary Doria Russell, which includes virtual events that you can register to attend on April 5 and May 10.

Click HERE for a video of Mary Doria Russell speaking with the book club at Gramercy Books in Bexley, Ohio.

Click HERE for a video of Mary Doria Russell speaking as part of the National Writers Series of Traverse City, Michigan.

Click HERE for a video of Mary Doria Russell speaking with Nancy Pearl.

Great Michigan Read programs at the Parchment Community Library were funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The 2021–22 Great Michigan Read is presented by Michigan Humanities and supported by national, statewide, and local partners, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Meijer Foundation, Laborers’ International Union of North America, MSU Federal Credit Union, and Library of Michigan.

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