Glen Lake Library sponsors Asparagus Poetry contest

From staff reports

Asparagus Festival Poetry Contest: May 16

After a one-year hiatus, the Glen Lake Library will once again host a poetry contest as part of the 2015 Empire Asparagus Festival. Submit your asparagus-inspired verse by Thursday, May 14. Poems can be dropped off at the library; mailed to Glen Lake Library, PO Box 325, Empire, MI 49630; or emailed to Be sure to include your contact information with your poem. Contestants are encouraged to come present their own poetry at the reading on Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded in both adult (age 18+) and children’s categories.

Stewardship of the Glen Lake Watershed: May 18

The Glen Lake Library will host a presentation by watershed biologist and science teacher Rob Karner on Monday, May 18, 7 pm, at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. Karner will discuss the unique nature of the Glen Lake watershed, describing the various threats to its environmental health, and offer strategies for property owners to help preserve our precious natural environment. Karner has been a faculty member at the Leelanau School since 1977, and has also been involved with the Glen Lake Association for many years.