Jun 282019
 

Thursday, July 11, 6:30 pm, Civic Center Library

Lost Car Companies of DetroitFrom the more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling.

Local author and historian Alan Naldrett will discuss these tales from his new book about the rise and fall of several of these lost car companies and how these short-lived businesses still had an impact on the auto industry of today.

Registration is required. Register online or call 586.751.0770.

May 242019
 

 Thursday, June 20, 6 pm, Miller Library

The Motor City boasts a long and sordid history of scoundrels, cheats and ne’er-do-wells. The wheeling and dealing prowess of founding father Antoine Cadillac is the stuff of legend. The slovenly and eccentric Augustus Brevoort Woodward, well known as a judge but better known as a drunkard, renamed himself, reshaped the city streets and then named them after himself, creating a legion of enemies along the way.

Join local author, historian, and creator of the Prohibition Detroit blog, Mickey Lyons for a talk about her book Wicked Detroit: the Scoundrels, Cads and Reprobates Who Shaped the City.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

Registration required. Register here or call 586.751.5377 with questions.

May 082019
 

Thursday, May 16, 6 pm, Miller Library

As a child growing up in Milford, Michigan, Lisa Ludwinski had three ambitions in life: to be a baker, a hair cutter, and a movie star… Boy oh boy, are we pie lovers lucky!
 
In the autumn of 2012, Ms. Ludwinski started Sister Pie out of the kitchen of her parents’ house. In 2015, after nearly 2.5 years of hard work, crowdfunding, grant applications, and a very dedicated intern, Sister Pie opened its brick and mortar location at Parker and Kercheval to a line out the door. Since then, Sister Pie has been featured in Bon Appetit, the New York Times, Eater, and Bloomberg News. Ms. Ludwinski was recently named a finalist for a 2019 James Beard Award!
 
The Miller Library is excited to welcome Ms. Ludwinski to discuss her 2019 Michigan Notable Award winning book Sister Pie: The Recipes & Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.751.5377.