Michigan Activity Pass

Michigan Activity Pass!

The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) presented by The Library Network (TLN) is a statewide partnership that offers enhanced access to recreational, arts, and cultural organizations in Michigan.

MAP is an online program. Library users with a valid library card can print a pass, either from home or at the library, to one of the over 100 participating institutions, including state parks and state recreation areas.. Find out what discoveries await you by going to: http://michiganactivitypass.info. Some cultural partners offer complimentary or reduced price admission; others, discounts in their gift shop or other exclusive offers for MAP pass holders only. Each Michigan Activity Pass expires within one week from the date it is printed. Each library will have five passes for each of the participating organizations available.

Passes are for one-time use and are not transferable.  The institution will collect the pass when you visit.  Special exhibits may not be covered, and other exclusions may apply.

Each library has access to five passes per week, per participating cultural partner. Passes will be available for checkout by library patrons on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please note that on account the pass is good for seven days from the day of checkout, unless a cultural partner is closed or has otherwise specified a "blackout day" when a pass may not be used. Only one MAP pass is available per library card.

Instructions:

From the start page, enter a location in box 1 [for best results, use a zipcode; when entering a city, please input city and state]. In box 3, begin typing and a dropdown menu of library names will appear. Select the appropriate response. Select "get passes" under your desired institution. Available dates will be shown.  Select "request pass." Type in your information. Select "continue" to view and print your pass.

Click here for a map of participating locations.

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Stories We Tell

Stories we tellBy Polley, Sarah

Director/writer/actress Sarah Polley brings us this well-reviewed documentary about her eclectic family, told in filmed interviews cleverly edited together for a continuous narrative exploring mostly her deceased mother, but revealing some long-held family secrets as their tales unfold. Polley interweaves actual home movie footage as a way of showing herself and siblings as they were growing up, often switching back and forth with a present piece of the overall story, so the viewer gets several perspectives as each remembers different details about the past. Polley's mother, Diane, was in the theatre, at one point spending months at a time. in New York. As Polley explores those time periods with her mother's friends, something totally unknown and unexpected comes up, lending both delight, intrigue and gravitas to Polley's life, but she forges ahead based on this newly revealed material, and comes to terms with her past. A mesmerizing film and highly satisfying viewing experience. Rated PG-13.

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