Jul 182018
 

Monday, July 30, 6:30 pm, Dorothy Busch Branch

Join us as the Dorothy Busch Branch welcomes  WDET’s “Detroit Today” host Stephen Henderson in a community book club discussion of Matthew Desmond’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning book Evicted: Poverty And Profit In The American City. In his book, Desmond puts forward an essential argument that housing insecurity is a driver of poverty rather than a symptom. Desmond’s academic research of poverty and eviction in America is woven together in a narrative style that follows several families through their struggle to find safety, stability, and affordability in a place called home.

Henderson and guests will discuss the prevalence and systemic issues with court-ordered evictions. Desmond’s recent work reveals Warren has one of the highest rates of court-ordered evictions in the nation. The group will look at the reasons behind that startling statistic. The book club meeting will also look at what housing insecurity looks like in Macomb County and the region.

No registration is required. For more information, see WDET’s event page.

Jul 112018
 

Wednesday, August 1, 6 pm, Miller Library

Karen Dionne is the author of the international bestseller and Michigan Notable Book The Marsh King’s Daughter, a psychological suspense novel set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in the U.S. and 25 other languages.

Ms. Dionne will be at the Miller Library talking about writing, getting published, and The Marsh King’s Daughter movie (starring Alicia Vikander!).

Registration required. Register here or call 586.751.5377.