Aug 262019

Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 pm, Dorothy Busch Branch

Ever come across a criminal or con artist while digging through your family history? Ken Siver did. In the Southfield mayor and historians’ latest book, An Uncommon Criminal: The Extraordinary Life of Edwin Turner Osbaldeston, Siver presents the biography of his great-grandfather, recounting a 70-year crime spree in which he pretended to be a doctor, professor, war hero, and more.  You’ll hear tales and anecdotes of how Siver and his family uncovered the true story of Edwin Turner Osbaldeston.

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.7353.0580.

Aug 262019

Thursday, September 19, 6:00 pm, Miller Library

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the final game ever played at Tiger Stadium (September 27, 1999). Doc Fletcher‘s latest book is The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull, honoring The Cathedral at The Corner where – together with great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, siblings, children, godchildren, and friends – we have cheered our Detroit Tigers. Although the structure is gone, the memories remain.

Doc will share stories from the book of the characters on the field, in the stands, and those in the neighborhoods surrounding the ballpark, as well as about the broadcasters who brought the action to us when we couldn’t be there ourselves.

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.751.5377.

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Aug 272019


We are excited to announce that the new library location for the Maybelle Burnette Branch Library, Warren Civic Center South, located at 23345 Van Dyke will soon be opening on October 10! This new location for the Burnette Branch will provide Warren residents with an up-to-date facility that will feature more computers, comfortable seating, study rooms, a large community room, and a large aquarium for all to enjoy.

Here are some things to know:

  •  The current location of the Maybelle Burnette Branch will be closing to the public on Saturday, September 14 at 5:00 pm. After September 14:
    • Patrons with holds usually picked up at the Maybelle Burentte Branch will have their holds sent to the Dorothy Busch Branch or a branch of their choice.
    • The drop-box at the Maybelle Burnette Branch will be open while the Burnette Branch’s collection is being moved to the new Warren Civic Center South location.
  • Warren Civic Center South’s grand opening will be October 10. We will have more details to follow!