FREE Film History Class taught by John Blakemore
Six week class on Thursday afternoons at 2:00 p.m., beginning September 7, at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library.
Enjoy six classic comedy movies, with history and discussion before and after the movie, led by John Blakemore, professor of film and communications in Missouri. Free class for all interested adults. Free popcorn & beverages, too!
Participants will be enriched by attending all the classes, but each class is an independent unit. Attend one or all!
Co-sponsored by the Alcona County Library and Inspiration Alcona.
September 7 Anarchic comedy Duck Soup (1933)
September 14 Romantic comedy Roman Holiday (1953)
September 21 Screwball comedy My Man Godfrey (1936)
September 28 Musical comedy Top Hat (1935)
October 5 Satire Dr. Strangelove (1964)
October 12 Parody Blazing Saddles (1974)
Learn about the “Mighty Mackinac Bridge -- Then and Now” on Monday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. Kim Nowack, Chief Engineer of the Mackinac Bridge, will tell us about the building of the bridge and how it has been kept in such good condition throughout its 60 year life. This program is part of the US-23 Discovery Tour weekend of special events. Nowack was named Chief Engineer of the Mackinac Bridge in 2002. She is the first female to hold this position in the bridge’s history. She is responsible for all maintenance and engineering oversight. She supervises a maintenance staff of around 40 employees including engineers, mechanics, electricians, welders, steeplejacks, bridge workers and laborers. Nowack and her assistant also design construction projects and manage the contractors and consultants that perform work and inspections on the bridge. Reception and Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library. For more information, call 989-724-6796.
History buffs and vintage photography fans will enjoy our digital collection of historical documents and photos, compiled in partnership with the Alcona Historical Society. From any library computer - or any device connected to the wi-fi at any of our branches - just point your browser to http://10.100.100.234 and start searching!