Traverse City Record-Eagle

Northern Living

August 5, 2012

Books in Brief: 08/05/2012

BEULAH — Library honors Helen Tanner

The Friends of the Darcy Library of Beulah will host a reception dedicating the extensive collection of more than 600 books, manuscripts, maps, and pamphlets donated to the library from the personal research collection of American Indian historian Helen Hornbeck Tanner.

The public event will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the library,

Helen Tanner is widely recognized for many books and articles. As director of the Great Lakes Indian History Project and Senior Research Fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago, she led a five-year project resulting in the publication of the "Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History." This 220-page atlas, with 33 highly detailed maps and evocative text, has been hailed as the most comprehensive study of the region's American Indian tribes. Copies of this atlas can be found in the Darcy Library's American Indian Room.

Helen Tanner continued to be involved in the Darcy Library until her death in 2011. She donated much of her personal research collection to the library with the stipulation that the collection was housed in its American Indian Room and available to the general public.

Author to speak

Glen Arbor — Mary Sutherland, author of the self-help book "Claim Yourself," will be guest speaker at the next meeting of the Leelanau Independent Women for Democratic Action. The group will meet 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Leelanau School in Glen Arbor.

Sutherland is the cofounder of the regional chapter of the National Organization for Women, the Women's Resource Center in Traverse City, the Women Business Owners of Leelanau County and the Women's Political Caucus.

The meeting is open to the public at no charge. For more information, contact Betty Bushey 409-9339, or email:

Jordan Valley sale

East Jordan — Jordan Valley District Library's annual Used Book Sale is scheduled for August 6-27 in East Jordan.

Hundreds of hardbacks, paperbacks, VHS, books-on-cassette, music CDs and DVDs will be available for bargain prices. All proceeds benefit the library. The book sale will be in the Community Room during library hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Contact the library at 536-7131 or visit the website

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