Build your feline king, queen, prince or princess a castle of their very own at a Cat Castle Workshop at the Lapeer District Library's Marguerite deAngeli Branch. The workshop is open to teens and adults. All supplies will be provided. Registration opens Friday, April 13 for a second workshop on Saturday, May 19 from 3 PM - 4 PM as the workshop on April 14 is full. Register online or call 810 664-6971. The Marguerite deAngeli Branch is located at 921 West Nepessing Street in Lapeer.
The Lapeer Library was renamed in 1981 to honor Newbery Award winning children's author and illustrator Marguerite deAngeli who was born in Lapeer in 1889. Founded in 1859, the Lapeer Ladies Library Association gathered the community's first collection of books for lending. The popularity of the collection led the Carnegie Foundation to offer $10,000 to build a public library in 1916. Through the efforts, in part, of Congressman Louis Cramton, a larger Carnegie grant was secured in 1921. The citizens of Lapeer provided the remainder of the funds needed to construct a Georgian Revival building designed by the prominent Detroit firm of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls. The library opened in 1923.