Feb 052016
 

Thursday, February 25, 6 pm, Civic Center Library tape

Meet a few of the more evil people who
terrorized the Great Lakes State with crime historian and
author Tobin T. Buhk. Probe the twisted mind of serial
poisoner Mary McKnight, who just “tried to help” people
with a bottle of strychnine. Come face to face with WWI
German spy and “lonely hearts killer” Helmuth Schmidt. Featuring
these and other serial killers from Michigan, this program
is a must-see for lovers of true crime, as well as history.
Books will be available for purchase at this event.

Please register here or call 586-574-4564.

Oct 212015
 

Monday, November 16, 6 pm, Conference Room

SOIn 2013 we welcomed  Beata Zatorska and Simon Target to discuss their book Rose Petal Jam. We are happy to be having them back to present their latest book, Sugared Orange. Called “simple gorgeous“, this book uses the same format of Rose Petal Jam and features recipes for winter seasonal food from Poland and includes stories about the authors travels throughout Poland.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Beata Zatorska and Simon Target. This event will take place in the Warren City Hall Atrium. Books will be available to be purchased and signed at this event. Click here to register or call 586.574.4564. For more about Sugared Orange, visit http://sugaredorange.com.

Sep 292015
 

Thursday, October 29, 6 pm, Civic Center Library

Move-Your-Blooming-CorpseD.E. Ireland, author of the new Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins mystery series, is actually a pseudonym of two authors–Meg Mims and Sharon Pisacreta.  Their first novel, Wouldn’t it be Deadly, was nominated for an Agatha Award last year. Join us for a presentation and book signing of their latest, Move Your Blooming Corpse, and stay for scones and iced tea!

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

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.