Jun 182015
 

Thursday, July 9, 6 pm, Civic Center Library
1000.Mile.Great.Lakes.Island.Adventure

From the time she was a girl climbing sand dunes and splashing in its cool waters, Loreen Niewenhuis has felt connected and drawn to Lake Michigan.  She decided to explore the lake fully by walking around it and then wrote a book about her journey called A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach.  Her next 1,000-mile hike was along the shores of all five Great Lakes which she discusses in her book A 1000-Mile Great Lakes Walk.  Her latest book is A 1,000 Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure, which covers her  time exploring the islands of the Great Lakes.

 Please join us as we host Loreen Niewenhuis. She will discuss her adventures and show us her spectacular photos and videos from the Great Lakes region.

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 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.