Nov 232019
 

Thursday, December 12, 6 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
Sep 202019
 

Registration is open for our Fall 2019 storytime sessions! This fall’s storytime session  runs from September 23 – November 9.  Warren residents will be accepted first.

This fall we will have:

  • Baby Lapsit for children up to 12 months (with parent or caregiver). Designed for the youngest library users and their parents or caregivers, BabyLapsit includes singing, clapping, bouncing, listening to rhymes and stories, and a time to play.
    • Miller Branch Library on Wednesdays at 2 pm. To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Book Tots for children 1 to 2 ½ years (with parent or caregiver) is a short storytime  for the very young toddler, and includes stories, rhymes, songs, and a time to play.
    • Miller Branch Library on Thursdays at 6:30 pm or Fridays at 10 am.To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Toddler Time for children 2 to 3 years (with parent or caregiver) includes stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, Thursdays at 9:30 am, or Thursdays at 11 am. To register, call 586.751.0770.
  • Preschool Storytime for children 3½ to 5 years, is designed for independent listeners. Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft will be included.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 10 am or Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. To register, call 586.751.0770.
  • Family Storytime is a storytime the entire family can enjoy. Includes storytelling, story reading, songs, activities, and a craft.
    • Busch Branch Library on Mondays at 6:30 pm. To register, call 586.353.0580.

We hope to see you there!

Aug 262019
 

Thursday, September 19, 6:00 pm, Miller Library

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the final game ever played at Tiger Stadium (September 27, 1999). Doc Fletcher‘s latest book is The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull, honoring The Cathedral at The Corner where – together with great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, siblings, children, godchildren, and friends – we have cheered our Detroit Tigers. Although the structure is gone, the memories remain.

Doc will share stories from the book of the characters on the field, in the stands, and those in the neighborhoods surrounding the ballpark, as well as about the broadcasters who brought the action to us when we couldn’t be there ourselves.

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.751.5377.

 Posted by on August 26, 2019