BALDWIN — On behalf of the staff, the Board, and director, Bonnie Povilaitis, we would like to extend a big thank you to the voters of Lake County who supported and passed the library renewal.

We are so excited to be able to continue to offer evening programs, kids summer events, computer services, new books and so much more because of the support of caring folks.

Don’t forget from 5 to 7 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 18, is the Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction for the Pathfinder Library at VFW Post No. 5315.

Take out also is available at (231) 745-2134. Come and join the fun.

Aug. 29 is the next “Wednesday with a Ranger” program offered by the Pathfinder Library called “What is that mushroom?”

Back by popular demand, Linda Scribner, a Michigan Department of Agriculture Certified Wild Mushroom Expert, will present her Northern Michigan Mushroom identification program.

Combining new material with old, she will show you what to look for when identifying different species, and will have dried and fresh mushroom specimens and hand-outs to help on the next trip to the woods.

Book of the week: “In a Sunburned Country,” by Bill Bryson.

Bill Bryson’s excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller, “A Walk in the Woods.”

In “A Sunburned Country” is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet.

The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder and unflagging curiosity. (

New Non Fiction: “In a Sunburned Country,” by Bill Bryson; “Clean House,” by Tom Fitton; “Yoga,” by Christina Brown; “The U.S. Marine Corps Story,” by Robert Moskin; “The Mighty Eight,” by Gerald Astor; “The Caterpillar Way,” by Craig Bouchard; “Mad Genius,” by Randy Gage; “Digital Destiny,” by Gary Shapiro; “A Thousand Days in Tuscany,” by Marlena Blasi; and “The Decoded Company,” by Leerom Segal.

New Fiction: “Take One,” by Karen Kingsbury; “The Rembrandt Affair,” by Daniel Silva; “Roadside Crosses,” by Jeffrey Deaver; and “The Book of Spies,” by Fayle Lynds.