Jul 222014
 

Woman.SleepingMonday, July 28, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects breathing during sleep and is experienced by about 1 in 15 Americans. Many are unaware that they even have the disorder. Serious health problems can result if the condition is left undiagnosed and untreated. Please join us for this discussion presented by the Sleep Department of McLaren Medical Center-Macomb to learn more—and get a good night’s sleep!

This event will take place in the Conference Room outside of the Civic Center Library. To register, call 586.574.4564.

Jul 222014
 

Fantastic.Sports.Stuff.Bob.HenigeThursday, August 7, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Fantastic Sports Stuff by Bob Henige is a collection of over 450 pages of rare and fascinating sports stories and facts, thought-provoking statistical analysis, great photos, and entertaining sports trivia questions, mostly about Michigan sports. Local historian Arthur Woodford says “[Fantastic Sports Stuff] is a most entertaining read. This is a book you will want for your own personal library”. Mr. Henige will be with us to talk about some of the stories in the book, how he wrote it, and do a book signing.

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.

Jul 162014
 
via http://apeelingfruit.com/

via http://apeelingfruit.com/

Tuesday, July 22, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Join us as Pam Pfropper, founder of A’peeling Fruit, demonstrates the art of fruit sculpting. Ms. Pfropper is a certified Master Gardener with a degree in graphic art. She transforms seasonal produce as both medium and message in her artistic visual displays of edible art. Her love of nature, composition, and botanical history continues to inspire her work.

This event will take place in the Conference Room outside of the Civic Center Library. To register, call 586.574.4564.

Jul 142014
 

Border.CrossingsMonday, July 21, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Charles Novacek was born in Ozdany, Czechoslovakia in 1928. His youth from the ages of eleven to twenty was spent in the Czech resistance, first against the Nazis and then the Communists. After escaping his homeland in 1948, Novacek fled to Germany, then Venezuela. He was finally able to immigrate with his family to the United States in 1956, where he taught himself English as his seventh language. He began writing his memoir, Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance in 2000. Mr. Novacek passed away in 2007, and the his memoir was published posthumously by his wife Sandra Novacek. Sandra will be on hand to discuss her husband’s memoir. Border Crossings has been described by the Metro Times as “incredible and authentic”. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said it “is a well-told and dramatic true story. Novacek’s experience…demonstrates the folly of petty nationalism and the resilience of human decency and love“.  You will not want to miss this talk about how one man overcame the horrors of the Nazis and Communists and survived to create a new life in America.

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.