Calendar of Events



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


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.

Flix @theLibrary


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.

Book Sales


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.

Family Nights


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.



APRIL 30, 2020 at 12:30 PM in the Wisner Center

'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 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


Join the Conversation

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.

December 16 at 10:00 am

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron

With a sweet romance, a murder mystery, a lazy but loyal dog and a town full of cabin-fevered characters you can’t help but love, New York Times bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron’s story is a laugh-out-loud, keep-you-up- late, irresistible read.

January 20 at 10:00 am

Wolf's Mouth by John Smolens

John Smolens tells a thrilling story of good versus evil: part Upper Peninsula woods adventure, part rags-to-riches tale, part love story. It is beautifully and thoughtfully written, with memorable characters and a gripping narrative.

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.

Sunday Live Concerts


2-3:30 pm in the Wisner Center

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.  

DATE                         PERFORMERS

December 8           Common Chord w/Rev Robert Jones & Matt Wintruba

January 12               Mustard’s Retreat

February 23            (TBD)

March 8                   Debra Perry and Majestic Praise

April 19                     An Dro

FLIX @ The Library


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

Next Film (TBD) Coming January 19

Mark your calendar to escape the winter blahs with this fun remedy for cabin fever. Check back in December to see what will be showing in January.

Save These Dates

January 19    TBD

February 16  TBD

March 15       TBD

April 26         TBD

Coming Soon : Flix @ The Library for Adults

Based on the popularity of our Flix program for families, we will introduce something similar in January for adults on Saturday afternoons. 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.


  • January 25 (Downton Abbey' if released)
  • February 15 (TBD)
  • March 15 (TBD)




January 18: 10 am to 3 pm

  • One-day limited sale (adult fiction, children's books and some non-fiction).
  • No members-only pre-sale due to the short length of the sale.
  • SOMETHING NEW! A silent auction of 10 original photos on canvas by local artists. Sizes are 24" x 36" and 18" x 24". Click here for a sneak preview.


March 20-22

More than 10,000 books for every age and interest. It will include CDs and DVDs. Specific times for each day are still to be determined

Thursday Family Nights


The 2019 performances have concluded. Check back in the new year for the 2020 list of performers.