Oct 252019
 

Wednesday, November 6, 6:00 pm, Dorothy Busch Branch

Romie Minor, librarian/archivist for the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library and head archivist for The Parade Company in Detroit, will present a historic and entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States, featuring historic photographs and anecdotes from his book Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Registration is required for this program. Register online or call 586-353-0580.

Aug 262019
 

Thursday, September 19, 6:00 pm, Miller Library

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the final game ever played at Tiger Stadium (September 27, 1999). Doc Fletcher‘s latest book is The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull, honoring The Cathedral at The Corner where – together with great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, siblings, children, godchildren, and friends – we have cheered our Detroit Tigers. Although the structure is gone, the memories remain.

Doc will share stories from the book of the characters on the field, in the stands, and those in the neighborhoods surrounding the ballpark, as well as about the broadcasters who brought the action to us when we couldn’t be there ourselves.

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.751.5377.

 Posted by on August 26, 2019
Aug 262019
 

Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 pm, Dorothy Busch Branch

Ever come across a criminal or con artist while digging through your family history? Ken Siver did. In the Southfield mayor and historians’ latest book, An Uncommon Criminal: The Extraordinary Life of Edwin Turner Osbaldeston, Siver presents the biography of his great-grandfather, recounting a 70-year crime spree in which he pretended to be a doctor, professor, war hero, and more.  You’ll hear tales and anecdotes of how Siver and his family uncovered the true story of Edwin Turner Osbaldeston.

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.7353.0580.