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.

Staff Recommendations

Broken monstersBy Beukes, Lauren

Broken Monsters is a compelling page-turner told from the rotating point of view of the five main characters. The suspense is unbearable as their lives steamroll toward one another. Gabi is a stressed-out Detroit homicide detective who is saddled with a high profile career breaking case while raising her assertive 15 year old daughter, Layla. Thomas Keen (TK) is a homeless man with a checkered past, working at a church shelter with his best friend, Ramón. Jonno Haim is a relocated would-be journalist looking for his first big story. Clayton Broom is an artist with strange proclivities who is not completely anchored in this world. The author uses familiar Detroit landmarks and generally her characters have a hopeful outlook for the city’s future. However, at the moment, the city media is in an uproar over a serial killer known as the Detroit Monster, who disfigures his victims and reassembles them with animal parts. Layla is keeping dangerous secrets from her mom, the cop. Super plot, great characters, horror, thrills, this book’s got it all. Enjoy!

Lauren Beukes other books include The Shining Girls, and Zoo City. She is also the author of the graphic novel Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom. Broken Monsters is also available as a BOCD,

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