John Robertson

May 042015
 

Thursday, June 11, 6 pm, Civic Center Library

ForensicAre you a fan of TV channel Investigation Discovery and shows such as Forensic Files? Are you interested in how police solve missing person cases? If so, plan on attending this program when Michigan State Police detective sergeant Sarah Krebs joins us to discuss her work as a forensic artist.

Forensic art is any art that aids in the apprehension or conviction of a criminal offender or helps identify unknown deceased persons.  Detective Krebs will  explain how her evidence-based drawings and three-dimensional reconstructions aid in the investigation of unidentified remains, the apprehension of suspects, and the resolution of missing person cases.

Please join us for this fascinating look at police work! This event will take place in the conference room outside of the Civic Center Library. To register, call 586.574.4564.

 

May 092015
 

Wednesday, June 17, 6 pm, Civic Center Library

Burnt.ToastWe are happy to welcome New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Flinn to the Civic Center Library to discuss her 2015 Michigan Notable Book Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food & Love from an American Midwest Family. A multi-generational account of her childhood in Michigan, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good has been called “a warm, quietly poignant treat” by Kirkus. It also includes recipes for some of the Midwest dishes she enjoyed as a child. Please join us for this chance to meet Kathleen Flinn!

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

May 122015
 

Monday, June 15, 6 pm, Civic Center Library

Polish.Doctor.Nazi.CampsAuthor Barbara Rylko-Bauer will be joining us to discuss her 2015 Michigan Notable book A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps:  My Mother’s Memories of Imprisonment, Immigration and a Life Remade. 

Rylko-Bauer’s mother endured 3 Nazi concentration camps as a prisoner-doctor during World War II.  She then struggled to rebuild her life, first as a refugee doctor in Germany and later as an immigrant to the U.S.  Rylko-Bauer has produced a fascinating narrative that, not only tells her mother’s story, but also demonstrates how powerful historical forces impact individual lives.  Her writing is enriched with personal photographs, letters, archival documents and maps that combine to help us better understand World War II, the Holocaust and the struggle of immigrants in the aftermath of these tragic events.

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

Apr 022015
 

Food for Thought Logo - 2014

Update- The Food for Thought campaign has been extended through May 16.

Next time you stop by the library to get something to read, considering bringing something along to help those in need as well.

From April 1-May 16, all Warren Public Library locations will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items as part of the Food for Thought campaign, a regional effort between local libraries and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan. Food banks see a decrease in inventory during the winter and early spring, so donations are needed to help  feed hungry children, seniors, and families in your community!

To take part, bring in nonperishable food items and place them in donation boxes inside the library. For more information, call 586.574.4564.