Aug 292014

Monday, September 15, 6:00 pm , Civic Center Library

Original.Six.Dynasties.Detroit.Red.Wings.Duff.Book.JacketSports columnist and hockey historian Bob Duff will be at the Civic Center Library to discuss his new book Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings. This book features outstanding photography and stories that covers the golden era of the Original Six, from 1942-1967, and features images of Detroit hockey greats like Alex Delvecchio, Ted Lindsay, Terry Sawchuk, and Gordie Howe.

Bob Duff is a sports columnist for The Windsor Star and has been an NHL columnist for and Hockey Weekly. His worked has appeared in such publications as The Hockey News, Beckett Hockey, and Faceoff. He has covered the Stanley Cup finals, World Cup of Hockey, the Super Bowl, the World Series, Summer Olympic Games, the Ryder Cup,  the World Cup of Soccer and the Memorial Cup.

Please join for an exciting look back at the history of the Detroit Red Wings and the golden age of the National Hockey League. Books will be available to be purchased and signed at this event. Registration is required. To register, please call 586-574-4564.



Aug 232014

Thursday, Septeform_right_imagember 11, 9:30 am, Arthur Miller Library

Are you interested in finding out more about your family’s history? If so, consider attending our Introduction to Genealogy class where Librarian Cyndi Knecht will teach you how you can start tracing your family tree with tools available through the library. Topics will include:
• The basics of searching
• Using library databases like HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition, as well as other free web sites
• Researching census, vital and military records
• Using computer software to organize your information.
Please note this is a basic beginners class, however more advanced searchers are welcome!

Registration is required for this program. Please call 586-751-5377 to register.

Aug 202014

WW2.MI.ManufactureMonday, August 25, 6:30 pm , Arthur Miller Branch Library

If you are interested in learning more about Michigan’s contribution as the “Arsenal of Democracy,” please join us as Wendy Richardson and Chris Causley from the Michigan Military Technical & Historic Society talk about some of the Michigan Made historic items in their 10,000 square foot Museum. This program will be a lively discussion for collectors and non-historians alike. All are welcome!

Registration is required for this event. Please call 586.751.5377 to register.



Aug 082014

“Kepler Cascades in Yellowstone” by Daniel Mayer via Wikimedia Commons

Thursday, September 4, 6:00 pm , Civic Center Library

Join us when Don Drife, president of the Royal Oak Nature Society, visits the Civic Center Library to discuss the plants, animals, and scenery of Glacier and Yellowstone Parks. Don is a member of the Michigan Botanical Club and the Michigan Audubon Society, and loves to share is passion of nature and America’s great outdoors.

This event will take place in the Conference Room outside of the Civic Center Library. To register, call 586.574.4564.


Aug 082014

300px-Vincent_Price_in_House_on_Haunted_HillThursday, August 28 at 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

In the 1959 film House on Haunted Hill, an eccentric millionaire, played by Vincent Price, invites 5 people to his (haunted) home for a party. Whoever is brave enough to stay for one night will earn $10,000. Loosely based on Agatha Christie’s book, And Then There Were None, this film is said to have inspired Alfred Hitchcock to create his own horror film in 1960–Psycho.

A discussion led by Greg Black, EMU Film graduate, TV Production Specialist for Bloomfield Township, and dedicated film enthusiast, will follow the film.

This event will take place in the Conference Room outside of the Civic Center Library. To register, call 586.574.4564.