1-2-3

One Topic, Two Communities, Three Books
1-2-3 is one topic, two communities and three books suitable for various ages. Our goal is to provide our communities with forums to learn about, think about, and discuss challenging contemporary issues. Our 2024 initiative will provide intentional programming centering on immigration. We have selected a picture book, teen book, and adult nonfiction book that focus on our theme. We hope to see you at an event or two to learn more about immigration. We have selected the following books:

  • Picture book: Home is in Between by Mitali Perkins
  • Teen: Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Adult: Somewhere We Are Human: Authentic Voices on Migration, Survival and New Beginnings edited by Reyna Grande and Sonia Guinansaca 
View the full schedule of events and join us for one or more this winter.
Immigration: A Clinton-Macomb Story
Mon., March 18-Sun., Apr. 14 | Main Library
This spring, the Main Library will host a display to showcase the diversity of our communities’ heritage. Residents of Clinton and Macomb Township may submit for display up to two photos and up to two items to represent their or their families’ heritage. Items could include clothing, paperwork, decorations or other items that came with you or your family when immigrating to the U.S. Items will be displayed in locked cases at the Main Library March 18-April 14. Please complete this form by March 15 to submit items for display.


Be a part of our immigration celebration!
Share a piece of your heritage with the CMPL community this winter.
CMPL is looking for your best family recipes to be included in a cookbook. Did your Polish Babcia make the best pierogi ever? Did your Tha Tha from Southern India teach you the perfect way to make batter for your breakfast idlis and dosas? Patrons who submit a recipe by March 15 will receive an electronic book of all of the recipes together, and a print copy will be made available in our local author section at the Main Library for everyone to check out. Let’s honor our family histories together while sharing delicious food!  Please use the form to submit your recipe (with a photograph if possible) and a short explanation of where it comes from and what it means to you and your family.
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