Nov 242014
 

Monday, December 15, 6-7:30 pm, Arthur Miller Library

ChristPechacekine Pechacek, author of Is It Too Late To Get My Money Back? and If I Had Wanted a Trip Through Hell, I would Have Bought My Own Ticket, was born in Mount Clemens and grew up  in Warren in the 1950s. Join us at the Miller Library as she speaks about her candid memoirs, in which she shares her story of a difficult, abusive childhood and rocky, young marriage.

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

Dec 022014
 

Thursday, December 11, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Built.In.Detroit.Bob.MorrisPlease join us when local author Bob Morris discusses his book, Built in Detroit: A Story of the UAW, a Company, and a Gangster.

Built in Detroit is part history, part biography, and part mystery. It discusses the life of Ken Morris, Bob’s father, as he moves to Detroit in 1935 and begins working at the Briggs Manufacturing Company. It includes the early of history of the UAW, and covers such important figures as Walter & Victor Reuther and Emil Mazey. It also covers the investigation into the beatings and assassination attempts on UAW leaders in the late 1940s. If you are interested in history that shaped Detroit and the auto industry, this is a presentation you will not want to miss!

This event will take place in the conference room outside of the Civic Center Library. Books will be available to be purchased and signed at this event. To register, call 586.574.4564.

Sep 112014
 

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander Tuesday, September 23, 11:00 am , Civic Center Library

Join us for a very special preschool program at the Civic Center Library as we celebrate the Michigan Reads! program.  Michigan Reads! is an annual early literacy program focused on a featured book. For 2014, it is Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by author Kwame Alexander and illustrator Tim Bowers.

Illustrator Tim Bowers will be visiting the library for a special program as he presents Acoustic Rooster! In Acoustic Rooster, after realizing he can’t win the barnyard talent contest as a solo act with such fierce competition, a rooster with a love for jazz looks to help from other animals. A quartet with an unbelievable sound is created, with their ability to work together in this book with rhyming text, references to key American musicians, and vivid illustrations. The story, the focus on making music together, and the wonderful colors and characters all bring children together as they learn to make their own music.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Tim Bowers and hear the story of Acoustic Rooster! All ages are welcome. To register, please call 586-751-0770. Books will be available to be purchased and signed at this event.