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April 21, 2013

Books in Brief: 04/21/2013

Exposures anniversary

LELAND — The 25th annual edition of “Exposures,” the Leelanau County student journal of writing and art, will be unveiled at a special reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, hosted by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center at the Old Art Building in Leland. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend, meet the student writers and artists, and enjoy live music and refreshments.

“Exposures” features the work of Leelanau County students in grades 7-12 who attend Suttons Bay, Leland, Northport, Glen Lake, St. Mary’s and Pathfinder schools.

Iron industry

NEGAUNEE — The Michigan Iron Industry Museum will host a full schedule of family fun and educational activities for visitors of all ages this summer. Offerings include everything from music to classic cars and artillery demonstrations to historic bike tours on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail.

In addition, a July/August weekday program series will cover presentations on the Copper Strike of 1913-14, local antique bottles, U.P. folk music, Iron Mountain’s Cornish pumping engine, and iron ore pelletizing pioneer Tsu Ming Han.

Located in forested ravines nine miles west of Marquette, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum tells the story of Michigan’s three iron ranges and the hard-working immigrants who helped build modern America. Overlooking the Carp River and the site of the region’s first iron forge, the museum features exhibits and outdoor trails that interpret the large-scale capital and human investment that made Michigan an industrial leader. The 22-minute, high-definition film “Iron Spirits – Life on the Michigan Iron Range,” is shown seven times daily.

For complete information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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