On Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 1pm, the Leland Township Public Library will host Heather Smith, waterkeeper at the Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay, for a program called “Microplastics in the Great Lakes.” Plastic is the most prevalent type of marine debris found in our oceans and Great Lakes. Plastic debris can come in all shapes and sizes, but those that are less than five millimeters in length (or about the size of a sesame seed) are called “microplastics.”

The Leland Township Public Library and the Leelanau Historical Society are collaborating to host a program called “The Crib Shines On” on Thursday, June 1, at 1 pm at the library. This program, featuring the North Manitou Light Keepers, aims to shed light on the history of The Crib, an iconic offshore lighthouse, as well as the ongoing restoration project undertaken by the North Manitou Light Keepers.

The Friends of the Leland Township Library will hold a fundraising event on Saturday, May 13, at 7 pm, featuring renowned chef and cookbook author Abra Berens. The event, titled “An Evening with Abra Berens & Friends” will be held at the Old Art Building in Leland. At the event, Abra will introduce her newest book Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit, and engage in a lively conversation with local fruit growers Gene Garthe, Nikki Rothwell and Pete Laing, all of whom are featured in the book.

On Thursday, June 30, at 2 p.m., the Leland Township Library and the Leelanau Historical Society will host the authors of Irish Immigrants in Michigan: A History in Stories, Pat Commins and Elizabeth Rice.

On Tuesday, September 21 at 7 pm, Leland Township Library will host the Tilt Think Improv Players for Litflix: a mashup of literature and improv comedy. In this interactive performance, the players create stories and scenes made-up on the spot based on inspiration from the audience.

On Friday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m., as part of their Children’s Summer Program, Leland Township Library will host storyteller Jenifer Strauss. Jenifer will be performing her “Don’t You Like My Tail?” story on the lawn of the Leland Library.

On Tuesday, June 29, at 7 pm, Cedar summer resident and author Tim Mulherin will visit Leland Township Library to discuss his new book Sand, Stars, Wind & Water: Field Notes from Up North. This book is a vivid, entertaining chronicle of the author’s outdoor adventures exploring northwest lower Michigan.

On Friday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m., Leland Township Library will kick off its summer children’s program with Leelanau locals Patrick Niemisto and Norm Wheeler of Luunappi as part of its 2021 Children’s Summer Reading Program. The word “luunappi” is Finnish for a finger snap to the ear. To Niemisto and Wheeler, it also means music and rhyme and tall tales. Join Luunappi for a morning filled with songs, stories, and poems for families on the turtleback in front of the library.

On Friday, Jan. 17, at 1:30 pm, Mark Breederland, Extension Educator for Michigan Sea Grant’s Northwest District, will give a talk about current and projected water levels in the Great Lakes at Leland Township Library. Breederland gave a similar talk in Peninsula Township in November of 2019, which drew an audience of over 100 people.

On Thursday, October 24 at 2 p.m., JoAnne Cook will present a program titled “The Way of Life of the Anishinaabek: History, Culture and Traditions” in the Munnecke Room at Leland Township Library.