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.

May 072015
 

Monday, May 18, 6:30 pm, Arthur Miller Library

copperCopper mining was big, but dangerous business in Copper Country of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Come join Donna Simons, author of Copper Empire, as she shares her knowledge of the nine month-long Copper Strike of 1913, the dangerous working conditions that led to the labor strike, and the strike outcome that forever changed Copper Country.

Copies of Donna Simons’ book will be on hand to be purchased and signed at this event. Please call 586-751-5377 to register.

Jan 202015
 

Thursday, February 26, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

I_Will_Never_Forget_CoverAuthor Elaine C. Pereira will share stories from the memoir I Will Never Forget. It is the incredible story of her experience with her mothers’ journey through dementia. Drawing on memories, Elaine uses humor as a tool to combat hopelessness.  Join us for a powerful heartwarming story that helps others know they are not alone in their journey.

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.