John Robertson

Jun 272014
 

Thursday, October 30, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

CreatedEqualTo mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Endowment for the Humanities has developed a special project as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative: Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. As part of this project, we will present the documentary The Loving Story.  The Loving Story is a story of love and the struggle for dignity set against the turbulent Civil Rights era in the U.S. The Lovings, an interracial couple, fell in love and married in 1958 but were soon arrested, tried, and convicted of the felony crime of “miscegenation.” Two lawyers from the ACLU took their case all the way to the Supreme Court.

After the film, Cassandra A. Spiels,  Macomb County Community College Librarian, will discuss the film and civil rights issues of today.

This program will be held in the conference room next to the Civic Center Library. Registration is required for this program. Please call 586.574.4564 to register. Refreshments will be served.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Oct 072014
 

Thursday, October 23, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Haunted  Travels of Michigan III Book JacketParanormal activity – is it real? Kathleen Tedesen and Beverlee Rydel, authors of the Haunted Travels of Michigan series started as skeptics too. But after years spent investigating and researching they have come to realize that there are some things that cannot be explained…some things that defy logic…something…paranormal!

Join us for this presentation as Kat and Bev present evidence, including video, audio, and photographs, which have turned them from skeptics into believers!

This program will be held in the conference room next to the Civic Center Library. Registration is required for this program. Please call 586.574.4564 to register.

Sep 182014
 

Thursday, October 9, 6:00 pm , Civic Center Library

BeerInterest in craft brewing and breweries continues to be strong in Michigan, with Michigan being ranked #5 for the most breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs (80+) per state in the nation.  There is also plenty of interest in home brewing.  Have you ever wondered how to brew your own beer at home or how microbreweries brew beer?  Eric Stephenson of local Warren microbrewery Falling Down Beer Co. visits us to discuss these topics and answer any questions.

This program will be held in the conference room next to the Civic Center Library in the Warren City Hall.  To register for this program, please call 586-574-4564. Refreshments (sorry, no beer!) will be served.