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Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 pm, Zoom

Come join us via Zoom as we welcome Michigan author Abra Berens. Ms. Berens will be discussing her first cookbook, Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables. Written from her experiences as a chef, former farmer, and everyday eater, Ruffage was named a 2020 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan.

This program will include a live talk, recipe demo, and question and answer session.

Registration is required for this program. Register here. Please be sure to register with your email address. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to the address you provide in your registration the day before the program. Do not share Zoom Meeting details with others.

If you have questions about using Zoom, please contact the Arthur Miller Branch Library before the day of the program at 586.751.5377.

 Posted by on September 2, 2020
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Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 pm, Zoom

Award-winning author and pop culture historian Marty Gitlin hosts this fun, nostalgic and enlightening presentation based on his book, A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History. He is the only author to actually rank the greatest cartoon characters ever, such as Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo, Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants. He will discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and speak about their impact on American pop culture. Be ready for a fun filled program!

Registration is required for this program. Register here. Please be sure to register with your email address. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to the address you provide in your registration the day before the program. Do not share Zoom Meeting details with others.

If you have questions about using Zoom, please contact the Arthur Miller Branch Library before the day of the program at 586.751.5377.

 Posted by on September 2, 2020
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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.

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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
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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.