Ever wonder what process an author uses or where inspiration comes from. Join us twice per year as Michigan authors share their secrets and answer questions. See below for scheduled events.
Book discussions are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Monday of the month in the Wisner Center. Participants select the books to be discussed. See below for scheduled events.
Join us for eight, free Sunday LIVE concerts in the Wisner Center from 2:00 to 3:30 pm October through April each year. See below for scheduled events.
Come and enjoy snacks and a free family movie on our big screen on a designated Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, September to April (excluding December). See below for scheduled events.
The Friends know how to put on a used book sale that can help connect you to some of your favorite authors and subjects at very low prices. Check below for scheduled events.
The summer action heats up with a set of concerts and performances each Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. See below for scheduled events.
'It Rained in the Desert' by Jocelyn Dettloff
Jocelyn Dettloff is a Michigan author who wrote a captivating memoir of the experience that changed her life. As a free-spirited adventure-seeker, she travelled the globe until a sledding accident in Namibia, paralyzed her from the chest down. The motivating message in her story tells us how she created a new life out of the accident so that she was truly living and not just existing in grief and anger. Join us to meet Jocelyn and hear her story of tragedy, humor, joy and adventure. Reservations can be made through the information help desk number (616-784-2007) at the main branch or at kdl.org. The cost is $10:00 for members, $12:00 for non-members and $5.00 to just listen to the author speak. A box lunch is included in the cost.
Book discussions are held at 10:00 am on the third Monday of the month in the Wisner Center at the Cascade Library. We encourage attendees to read ahead of the schedule if possible since some titles may be in short supply near the discussion date.
The following is the list of books scheduled for discussion.
February 17 at 10:00 am
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
Jeff Talbot’s college English course writing assignment to write a brief biography leads him to a local nursing home and Carl Iverson. Carl, dying of cancer, had never been released from prison after being convicted of the rape and murder of a neighbor girl. Carl’s only condition is that he and Joe both be honest when working together. The more Joe digs into Carl’s conviction, the more he believes Carl, but discovers that there is someone who doesn’t want the truth to be told.
March 16 at 10:00 am
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some come to lose weight,
some to get a reboot on life, and some for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. They know these ten days might involve some real work amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation. But none of them can imagine just how challenging the next ten days will be.
April 20 at 10:00 am
The Library Book by Susan Orleans
Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of a fire at
the Los Angeles Library, award winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times best-selling author Susan Orlean delivers a meaningful and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.
May 18 at 10:00 am
The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim
From the author of The Calligrapher’s Daughter comes the riveting story of two sisters – one raised in the United States, the other in South Korea – and the family that bound them together even as the Korean War kept them apart. Told through alternating perspectives of the distanced sisters and inspired by a true story, The Kinship of Secrets explores the cruelty of war, the power of hope and what it means to be a sister.
The Cascade Township Branch brings concerts inside for Sunday Afternoon Live, with eight concerts from October through April featuring your favorite local artists. Sponsored by Cascade Township, Cascade DDA, Friends of the Cascade Township Library and Kingsland Ace Hardware.
February 23 Eyde Evans Hyde
March 8 Debra Perry and Majestic Praise
April 19 An Dro
Come and enjoy snacks and a free movie on our big screen one Sunday afternoon per month in September, October, November, January, February, March and April. For families with children from 2 to 4 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cascade Library.
Elsa, the Snow Queen, has an extraordinary gift--the power to create ice and snow. But, no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom--an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery. It is rated PG by the MPAA for mild action, rude humor, mild violence, and intense scenes.
April 26 TBD
Based on the popularity of our Flix program for families, we introduced something similar in January for adults on Saturday afternoons at 3 pm. So, mark the following dates on your calendar, line up a babysitter, take in a free movie at the library and then top things off with a kid-free dinner at your favorite restaurant.
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey dies just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Benoit Blanc arrives at his estate to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Thrombey's untimely demise. It is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references and drug material.
April 4 TBD
March 20: Member pre-sale from 9 to 10 am; open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm.
March 21: From 9:30 am to 4 pm.
March 22: From Noon to 3 pm.
More than 10,000 books for every age and interest. It will include CDs and DVDs.
November 6: Member pre-sale from 9 to 10 am; open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm.
November 7: From 9:30 am to 4 pm.
November 8: From noon until 3 pm.
HOPE TO SEE YOU AT 'FAMILY NIGHTS'