400 West Elm Street, Cheboygan, Michigan, 49721, USA
We are dog friendly!
A little over a century ago, a powerful and exciting idea was introduced in Cheboygan: The Free Public Library. From its earliest days in 1913, the original Cheboygan Carnegie Library was important to the families and the future of the city and the region. Its role as a civic partner, its commitment to literacy, and its embodiment of democracy were essential to the success and growth of Cheboygan. It soon became a hub of activity and innovation.
Most recently, residents from across the region have shown increasing interest in supporting, improving and utilizing a new Cheboygan Carnegie. Many have weighed in on it's potential roles in relation to a range of educational, cultural, entrepreneurial and democratic functions.
These feelings have encouraged a number of community leaders to actively pursue new legal structures and program strategies to begin fundraising in order to:
1. Fully renovate and re-design this historic building -from top to bottom.
2. Open and operate the Cheboygan Carnegie as a re-imagined, multi-dimensional community center.
Our website and our library are both under construction. Thank you.
Northern Michigan Drum Village Proudly presents Community Drum Circles
Next Drum Circle at the Headlands
(Dark Sky Park) for Winter Solstice,
Dec. 21st starting at 4:00 pm.
Cost: Sliding Scale ($5-10- 20) per session & scholarships
(no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Prior experience: none required
Musical ability: none required
Rhythm ability: none required
Bring: drums or something to bang on (no melodic instruments please – except balaphones)
Dr. Richard Kowalczyk (231-625-2969 or 231-818-3570) and Bobie Crongeyer (231-627-6497) are gathering the history and stories of the Cheboygan Free Public Library. A book will be published.
Do you have a story to tell? Know somebody else?
Have any artifacts or Carnegie over-due books? 2¢ a day.
An early pre-Carnegie library story vividly captures the heroic actions of the first librarian of the Carnegie - Mable Roberts. March 4th, 1910, "Cheboygan Democrat Newspaper" , "She raised the window and a rush of dense black smoke followed her, blinding and choking her as she crawled out of the window ledge. Then she calmly waited, being much less excited and keeping her wits about her much better than most of the men watching up at her from below, wondering how they were to rescue her from the perch. Some called for her to jump, but she sensibly waited until someone brought a long step ladder which men shoved up as near to her as their length would permit, and then she carefully let herself down from her perch to this, and climbed down as unconcerned as though nothing had happened. The whole act was one of the unusual presence of mind and a clear head."
The Carnegie, originally the Carnegie Free Library, is an intimate setting,
seating a maximum of 150. The room, with high ceilings and reflective
surfaces, has a rich natural reverb ideal for acoustic performers.
The Carnegie is destined to be a cultural and arts center for the region
so varied and creative music is valued. From blues to Beatles, from
swing to soul, a wide variety of acoustic performers are welcomed.
Sunday afternoons, starting at 2:00, typically ending by 4:00.
A small p.a., with a mic and stand, is provided, though little amplification is necessary. Performers might choose to bring their own microphone.
Admission to the performances is by donation and 90% goes to the performers.
In addition, performers will receive “I Played The Carnegie” bumper stickers and decals.
For more information and possible bookings, text Dale Rieger at 231-818-9605.
Play the Carnegie...!
16th Borderline & Guests: Kathy and Rob Nuhn, Tom Durrant
Skillful musicians from the Ann Arbor music scene, will apply their bass, guitar, fiddle and vocal skills to songs ranging from classic swing tunes to more modern classics by Bonnie Raitt and Van Morrison. Special guest musicians will enrich the afternoon.
23rd Nate and Dale
Nate King and Dale Rieger, tow of northern Michigan's most skilled singer/guitarists, will perform as a duo. A widely varied playlist will be performed by musicians who know how to play beautifully as a team.
30th Carpe DM: Don Mick and Dan McCulloch
7th Lori Cleland/The Ocqueoc River Boys
Lively Modern and Traditional blues and bluegrass mixed in with elements of acoustic classic rock, funk and jazz. Originals, covers and a bit of improv.
10th Dan House
An afternoon of contemporary Guitar, Mandolin, Mountain Dulcimer – Spanning music from the fourteenth century, folk, classic rock, light jazz, and original material.
17th Weaving the Wind
The melody of an Irish Flute weaving it’s way through the
strings of the Celtic Harp inspired the name of our duo- “Weaving The Wind” Linda Hammond and Gretchen VanLoozen are multi-instrumentalists and singer songwriters that play an eclectic blend of, Celtic, light classical, folk and original songs for all occasions!
1st Monday Special Concert for Toast our Town 2018!
7th The Dunder Deefs
Jan Woodcock and Jeff Nelson make up the duet known as the Dunder Deefs. A folk acoustic rock style in the tradition of the Beatles, CSN and the Eagles, yet with a sound all their own. Vocals, melody and dynamics are at the heart of the Dunder Deefs sound.
14th Nate King
An acoustic artist highlighting a variety of genres from folk, pop, country, oldies, alternative and soul, spanning many decades with a unique flavor.
21st Drew Duffiney
Everything from Rock to Adult Contemporary. He may not play a song you know but he’ll play a song you’ll fall in love with.
The following Friends have formed a support group for the project
Sherry Nelson, President and Founder
Linda Rogers & Vince Lumetta
Lanny & Bobie Crongeyer
Sam & Christine King
Michael & Joanne Cromley
Dale & Connie Rieger
Werner Plumbing & Heating
Rocheleau VanSlembrouck Families
Bring It! Cheboygan
Lori & Bill Cleland
Ron Hart, Charles Miller & the
Cheboygan High School Construction Trades Program of 2016
To become a donor contact Sherry Nelson:
firstname.lastname@example.org (630) 682-5958
More info will be added on this website.