Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Easter Craft

Beginning Tuesday April 11th.

Come in the Week of April 11, 2017 and make an Easter craft for someone special. 
All supplies will be provided. Children ages 4-12.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Join author Irene Miller in discussing her book: Into No Man’s Land: A Historical Memoir

6:30 PM

Irene Miller, a Holocaust survivor, will take you on a survival journey little written and known about. You will sleep in the winter under an open sky on the no man’s land; you will freeze in a Siberian labor camp where the bears come to your door front. In Uzbekistan, you will live on boiled grass or broiled onions, and shiver with malaria. You will spend years in orphanages. When this is over you will wonder how a child with this background grows up to become a positive, creative, accomplished woman with  a joy of living and love to share.

To register for this free program, please call the Adult Reference  Desk:
 734-721-7832, ext. 630.

Join Detroit native and local author Dan Grajek in discussing his new book: The Last Hobo

6:30 PM

In the summer of 1979, 19-year-old Ted acts out his dream of being a hobo by hitchhiking (and hopping a train) across the U.S.. Ted’s fantasy-fueled trip often collides with reality. The results are hilarious, nerve-racking, and inspiring.

Based on a true story, The Last Hobo is a colorful portrait of America and its people during the dramatic transition from the seventies to the eighties.
An older-and-wiser Ted narrates the tale with a unique perspective: He’s from Detroit, the icon of America’s highest dreams and its worst nightmares.

 To register for this free program, please call the Adult Reference  Desk:
 734-721-7832, ext. 630.

Yamasaki in Detroit with John Gallagher

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14

 Join us in hearing about the architect behind several of
Detroit’s most iconic and memorable buildings

Best-known for the World Trade Center in New York City, Japanese American architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) worked to create moments of surprise, serenity, and delight in distinctive buildings around the world. In his adopted home of Detroit, Yamasaki produced many important designs that range from public buildings to offices and private residences. In Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity, author John Gallagher presents both a biography of Yamasaki and surveys select projects spanning from the late 1940s to the end of Yamasaki's life.

John Gallagher is a veteran journalist and author whose book Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City was named by the Huffington Post as among the best social and political books of 2010.  His most recent book prior to Yamasaki in Detroit was Revolution Detroit: Strategies for Urban Reinvention.  John was born in New York City and joined the Detroit Free Press in 1987 to cover urban and economic redevelopment efforts in Detroit and Michigan, a post he still holds. His other books include Great Architecture of Michigan and, as co-author, AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. John and his wife, Sheu-Jane, live along Detroit’s east riverfront.

 To register for this free program, please call the Adult Reference  Desk:
 734-721-7832, ext. 630.