Museum Introduces New Lunchtime Great Lakes Book Club

January 11, 2022 (Toledo, Ohio) The National Museum of the Great Lakes is kicking off 2022 with a new virtual lunchtime program—a Great Lakes book club featuring three books meant to provide new insight into our nation’s inland seas. The museum is encouraging interested participants to grab their lunch and join others online for monthly guided discussions beginning at noon over three Tuesdays:  January 18, February 15, and March 15.

“We are always looking for new ways to engage people in learning more about the Great Lakes,” shares Ellen Kennedy, the Education and Visitor Experience Director at the National Museum of the Great Lakes. “For our first series, we have chosen three very different books featuring both fiction and nonfiction stories we believe will provide a very diverse perspective of the many roles the Great Lakes play in our daily lives—past, present, and future.”

The featured books for the inaugural series include: The Dockporter: A Mackinac Island Novel by Dave McVeigh & Tim Bolone (January), The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits by Tiya Miles (February), and The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas by Jerry Dennis. The museum is limiting the size of the group to provide an optimal setting to facilitate discussion and if they reach capacity, will keep a waiting list with the hope of opening additional program sessions.

Registration to participate in the Great Lakes book club is FREE but required. Participants can choose to purchase the book(s) at the museum store by visiting the museum in person or shopping online at

For more information, call 419-214-5000, visit our event page here.