Jul 222014
 

Fantastic.Sports.Stuff.Bob.HenigeThursday, August 7, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Fantastic Sports Stuff by Bob Henige is a collection of over 450 pages of rare and fascinating sports stories and facts, thought-provoking statistical analysis, great photos, and entertaining sports trivia questions, mostly about Michigan sports. Local historian Arthur Woodford says “[Fantastic Sports Stuff] is a most entertaining read. This is a book you will want for your own personal library”. Mr. Henige will be with us to talk about some of the stories in the book, how he wrote it, and do a book signing.

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.

Jul 142014
 

Border.CrossingsMonday, July 21, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Charles Novacek was born in Ozdany, Czechoslovakia in 1928. His youth from the ages of eleven to twenty was spent in the Czech resistance, first against the Nazis and then the Communists. After escaping his homeland in 1948, Novacek fled to Germany, then Venezuela. He was finally able to immigrate with his family to the United States in 1956, where he taught himself English as his seventh language. He began writing his memoir, Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance in 2000. Mr. Novacek passed away in 2007, and the his memoir was published posthumously by his wife Sandra Novacek. Sandra will be on hand to discuss her husband’s memoir. Border Crossings has been described by the Metro Times as “incredible and authentic”. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said it “is a well-told and dramatic true story. Novacek’s experience…demonstrates the folly of petty nationalism and the resilience of human decency and love“.  You will not want to miss this talk about how one man overcame the horrors of the Nazis and Communists and survived to create a new life in America.

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.

Mar 072014
 

anna2Saturday, March 22, 2 pm, Civic Center Library

Pam Flowers is the award-winning author of five books, including Alone Across the Arctic, an account of her 2,500 mile solo dog sled trek across Arctic America. Alone Across the Arctic received the Benjamin Franklin Award as well as a starred review in School Library Journal.

Please join us as Ms. Flowers presents her incredible story of sledding alone with her eight-dog team. She will discuss the native culture of the arctic, perseverance when things go wrong, manners and courtesy (even sled dogs need manners!), and much more.

This all-ages program will be held in the conference room next to the Civic Center Library. Books will be available for purchase. Registration is required for this program. Please call 586.574.4564 to register.

Feb 202014
 

ConroyThursday, March 6, 6 pm, Civic Center Library

Robert Conroy is the award-winning author of 11 popular alternative history fiction novels, each taking place during different events in our nation’s history. His latest two books deal with a World War I in which Germany wins and the American Revolution in which the British are temporarily the victors.  Mr. Conroy perceives substantial benefit in considering alternative outcomes to our history and learning from them.

Please join us as Mr. Conroy joins us to discuss his work and do a book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

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