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.



Flix @theLibrary


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

Flix @theLibrary

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

Flix @theLibrary

Family Nights


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

Flix @theLibrary

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.




'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.

March 16 at 10:00 am  (POSTPONED)

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

April 19                     An Dro

FLIX @ The Library For Families


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.

'Frozen II' on March 15 Is now postponed

Due to concerns about large gatherings and the coronavirus, Flix is being postponed until further notice.  Sorry to disappoint.

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.

Save This Date:

April 26         TBD

Flix @ The Library for Grown-Ups


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.

'Knives Out' on March 14 is now postponed

Due to concerns about large gatherings and the coronavirus, Flix is being postponed until further notice.  Sorry to disappoint.

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.

Save This Date:

April 4            TBD




Due to concerns about the coronavirus COVID-19, we are postponing the March 20-22 book sale and will try to reschedule it in May, if possible. Please check back periodically for updates.


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.

Thursday Family Nights


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



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