An Evening with David Sedaris

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The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library is thrilled to announce that best-selling author David Sedaris has rescheduled his appearance initially slated for April 2020. Sedaris will appear on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 8:00 pm at the Alpena High School Auditorium. Tickets will be available for purchase through the Library’s website or in-person at the Library beginning at 9:00 am on Monday, December 5, 2022. Tickets will be priced at $25 main floor and $15 for the mezzanine and balcony. Sedaris will speak for 60 minutes, followed by 20-30 minutes of audience Q&A and a post-show book signing in the lobby. Books will be available for purchase from Parallel 45 Books and Gifts. 

David Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Storybook Gingerbread Contest


Storybook Gingebread Contest graphicGet into the cozy wintertime spirit with the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library's Storybook Gingerbread Contest! Bakers and artists of all ages are invited to create a scene from their favorite storybook out of gingerbread. Bakers residing in Alpena, Hillman, Hubbard Lake, Lachine, Maple Ridge, Ossineke, Posen, Presque Isle, and Sanborn are eligible to participate. First, second, and third prizes in the following age ranges will be awarded: child (up to age 12), teen (13-19), and adult. The first 30 people to register will receive a $20.00 Wal-Mart gift card to reimburse them for a portion of the cost of ingredients. Entries must be no larger than 20x20 inches and entirely edible. Registration ends Monday, December 12th with viewing and voting December 16th-19th.  Click to download Registration Form.

Registration deadline: Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:00 pm
Delivery of Creations: Wednesday, December 14th, and Thursday, December 15th from 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Viewing and voting: December 16-19 during regular business hours.
Prizes announced: December 20 at 7:00 pm in the large conference room and via FB live



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