Glen Lake Library invites Ode to Asparagus poetry entries


From staff reports

A-spear-ing poets are invited to come share their asparagus themed verse at the Ode to Asparagus, the Glen Lake Community Library’s contribution to the annual Empire Asparagus Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 2 pm.

Poems of all styles are welcome—sonnets, haiku, epic, even limericks. Submit your poems to the library by Friday, May 31, via mail to Glen Lake Library, PO Box 325, Empire, MI 49630; email to, or simply drop them off at the library directly. Please include your contact information, and whether you plan to attend the reading in person. All poems submitted will be read, with an Audience Choice Award given for the best recitation. Winning poems will be published in the June 13 edition of the Glen Arbor Sun.


Library hosts author Jane Elder, Wilderness, Water & Rust

Author and environmentalist Jane Elder will discuss her newly published book, Wilderness, Water & Rust, at the Glen Lake Library on Thursday, May 30, at 7 pm. The book weaves together memories from her life in the upper Midwest with nearly 50 years of environmental policy work, presenting a unique insider’s perspective into the quest to protect the Great Lakes. Wilderness, Water & Rust also charts a more sustainable path moving forward, offering a bold alternative to the “boom and bust” cycle of resource extraction that have led to both environmental and economic challenges. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Elder’s talk is presented in partnership with the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes.