Sep 172018

Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm, Miller Library

The Faygo Book is the social history of a company that has forged a bond with a city and its residents for more than a century. The story of Faygo, Detroit’s beloved soda pop, begins over a hundred years ago with two Russian immigrant brothers who were looking to get out of the baking business.

Author Joe Grimm mixes the ingredients of a successful beverage company confected in dicey times in a boom-and-bust town. The Faygo Book is the story of a pop, a people, and a place. These stories and facts will tickle the taste buds and memories of Detroiters and Faygo lovers everywhere. There WILL be a pop quiz!

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.751.5377.


Aug 012018

Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 pm, Dorothy Busch Branch Library

Join authors Thomas Daniels and Thomas March as they discuss their book about growing up in Detroit, “Black & White Like You & Me: Parallel Lines Sometimes Intersect.”  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Please register here or call 586.353.0580.


Jul 182018

Monday, July 30, 6:30 pm, Dorothy Busch Branch

Join us as the Dorothy Busch Branch welcomes  WDET’s “Detroit Today” host Stephen Henderson in a community book club discussion of Matthew Desmond’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning book Evicted: Poverty And Profit In The American City. In his book, Desmond puts forward an essential argument that housing insecurity is a driver of poverty rather than a symptom. Desmond’s academic research of poverty and eviction in America is woven together in a narrative style that follows several families through their struggle to find safety, stability, and affordability in a place called home.

Henderson and guests will discuss the prevalence and systemic issues with court-ordered evictions. Desmond’s recent work reveals Warren has one of the highest rates of court-ordered evictions in the nation. The group will look at the reasons behind that startling statistic. The book club meeting will also look at what housing insecurity looks like in Macomb County and the region.

No registration is required. For more information, see WDET’s event page.

May 022018

Thursday, May 10, 6pm, Miller Library

Karen Dybis is a metro Detroit writer who has blogged for Time magazine, worked the business desk at the Detroit News, and written for many other publications. Born in Bad Axe and raised in Romeo, she is the author of several books about Detroit, including The Ford-Wyoming Drive-In: Cars, Candy & Canoodling in the Motor CityBetter Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit’s Best Chip, and The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit’s Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery.

Ms. Dybis will be at the Miller Library to discuss her newest book, Secret Detroit: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure which explores this great American city to investigate everything that is odd, unexpected, and extraordinary.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.751.5377.