Amy Nelson

Mar 062019
 

Thursday, March 28, 6 pm, Miller Library

Join local author Tom Stanton as he discusses his award-winning book Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit.

Detroit, mid-1930s: The secretive, Klan-like Black Legion was executing a wicked plan of terror, murdering enemies, flogging associates, and contemplating armed rebellion. The Legion boasted tens of thousands of members across the Midwest, among them politicians and prominent citizens – even, possibly, a beloved athlete.

From www.lyonspress.com

Award-winning author Tom Stanton weaves a stunning tale of history, crime, and sports. Richly portraying 1930s America, Terror in the City of Champions features a pageant of colorful figures: iconic athletes, sanctimonious criminals, scheming industrial titans, a bigoted radio priest, a love-smitten celebrity couple, J. Edgar Hoover, and two future presidents, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. It is a rollicking true story set at the confluence of hard luck, hope, victory, and violence.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.  

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.751.5377.

Jan 112019
 

Thursday, February 21, 6 pm, Miller Library

Come to the Miller Library and enjoy an evening with local author Stephen Mack Jones!

Stephen Mack Jones is a published poet, award-winning playwright, and recipient of the prestigious Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He worked in advertising and marketing communications before turning to fiction. In 2018, the International Association of Crime Writers presented Stephen with the acclaimed Hammett Prize for literary excellence in the field of crime writing.

Stephen’s first adult fiction book, August Snow, was named a ‘2018 Michigan Notable Book’ by the Library of Michigan. The second book in the August Snow series is Lives Laid Away, which was published in January 2019.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.751.5377.

Nov 102018
 

Thursday, December 6, 6 pm, Arthur Miller Branch Library

D & J Auction and Appraisal Services is a local family owned and operated company that has been dealing in the procurement, restoration, and sale of valuables for over 20 years. Join Dan and Judy Landino of  D & J Auction and Appraisal Services at the Miller Library for an overview of the collectibles and antiques market, with a brief verbal appraisal of audience members’ treasure. While not all attendees will get appraisals, the format allows all who attend to learn about the items that others have brought.

Items will be publicly appraised and limited to one per person. Items must be small enough to carry and will not necessarily be appraised in order. Please bring your item 30 minutes before the program begins. 

Registration is required for this program.  Register here or call 586.751.5377.

Oct 032018
 

Thursday, October 25, 6 pm, Miller Library

Local author Karen Dybis returns to the Miller Library to share the story of The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit’s Infamous 1930’s Murder Mystery.

During the Great Depression in Detroit, a mysterious murder at a boardinghouse led to an investigation of Hungarian immigrant Rose Veres. Amid accusations of witchcraft, Rose and her son Bill were convicted of the brutal killing and suspected in a dozen more. Their cries of innocence went unheeded – until one lawyer, determined to seek justice, took on the case.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Registration required. Register here or call

586.751.5377.