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Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 pm, Civic Center Library

Remember the Caucus Club, Carl’s Chop House, Machus Red Fox? While some restaurants come and go with little fanfare, others are dearly missed and never forgotten. Through stories and recipes nearly lost to time, author Paul Vachon explores the history of the Motor City’s fine dining, ethnic eateries, and everything in between. So pull up a chair–he’s got tales to share!

Registration is required for this adults only program. Register online or call 586.574.4564.

Nov 232019
 

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 pm, Miller Library

Within Detroit’s multi layered history lie stories both familiar and hidden. Think of Cadillac’s 1701 landing, the 1812 conquest by the British, and the mobility revolution unleashed by Henry Ford. But there was also the little known reality of slavery, race riots in 1863 and 1943, and array of unlikely frienships, assorted scoundrels, and ingenious entrepreneurs.

This presentation will highlight these and other antidotes included in Paul Vachon’s new book, Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.751.5377.

 Posted by on November 23, 2019
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.