Saturday, May 3, 2014

Thank You, Andrew Carnegie

Mackinac Island, Michigan is a beautiful place.  You should all come here.

But, not right now.  It is still unseasonably cold and rainy, and many of the attractions are still closed.

It’s still beautiful...but in that gray, cold, uncomfortably Gothic kind of way.

This is my most favorite place here right now.

Yes.  It really is that color.  And you can’t tell from the picture, but its windows and doors open onto a lovely little stretch of sandy beach, seconds from the water.  (No swimming, allowed, though - dangerous currents!)

This library has a small collection, just the right size for its small population.  But, it also has a nice variety from local periodicals (the Mackinac Island Town Crier) to the big names (Better Homes and Gardens) to even the speciality (Bon Appetit).

For the cost of $10 (as an out-of-stater), I quickly procured a library card and checked out a book on the sights and history of Mackinac Island and My Life in France by Julia Child.  I was back two days later to check out  Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables.

A picturesque setting and access to a gloriously quaint library.  I am living the charmed life. 

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