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 312019
 

Our Summer Reading Programs for all ages begin Saturday, June 15 and every branch is kicking off Summer Reading with some out-of-this-world programs!

Maybelle Burnette Branch Library – 9:00am – 4:30pm – Summer Reading Opening Day

Come join us for a fun filled day of drop-in games, crafts and prizes! For more information, contact the Burnette Branch at 586-758-2115.

Arthur Miller Branch Library – 11:00am – 12:30pm – Discovery Under the Dome

Kick off Summer Reading with an out of this world experience in a full-immersion planetarium dome from Dinosaur Hill Nature Center. The show, “Earth’s Wild Ride” will fly you above the night sky and let you check out the earth from above! Movie run time is 50 minutes and children must be in grades K-5 and able to sit without an adult. Younger siblings can enjoy a story and craft in the gym as well. Registration required. Register online or by phone at 586-751-5377.

Dorothy Busch Branch Library – 1:00pm – 2:30 pm – Ming the Magnigficent

 Magician Ming Louie will be here to amaze and entertain us with his unique style of magic as we celebrate A Universe of Stories! After the show, make a craft and practice spinning the prize wheel!  Register online or by phone at 586-7353-0580.

Civic Center Library – 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Discovery Under the Dome

Discover your world in a digital, full immersion planetarium dome for an out-of-this-world experience! Children will enjoy Earth’s Wild Ride, and will fly through a lunar colony, soar over an erupting volcano, and ride a river through a canyon. An additional 30 minute program will take children on a tour of the night sky above the library. Movie run time is 50 minutes. Children must be able to enjoy the movie in the dome without their parents. Younger siblings are welcome to attend our Star Wars Storytime during the show.
Grades K-5 are welcome. Registration required.  Register online or by phone at 586-751-0770.

 

Civic Center Library – 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm – Star Wars Storytimes

Children of all ages can attend a Star Wars Storytime. There will be stories and crafts about some of our favorite characters from the Star Wars movies. Costumes welcome! Registration required. Call the Civic Center Library at 586-751-0770 or register online (2:00pm session, 3:00pm session, 4:00pm session).

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.

Apr 272019
 

Saturday, May 4, 11 am, Arthur Miller Branch

The Howell Nature Center’s Spirit of Alexandria Nature Bus will be here to present a live wildlife “Michigan Mammals” program as well as a hands-on museum and educational games! Don’t miss out on this exciting event as they bring nature right to our own backyard!

This is an all-ages event. To register, call 586-751-5377 or register online.

Apr 272019
 

Week of April 29, Arthur Miller Library

Make sure to come to the library and check out plenty of children’s books to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week. There will be drop in crafts in the Children’s area. You can also enter a raffle to win a basket children’s books!

Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest running national literacy initiative in the country.