Aug 232014
 

Thursday, Septeform_right_imagember 11, 9:30 am, Arthur Miller Library

Are you interested in finding out more about your family’s history? If so, consider attending our Introduction to Genealogy class where Librarian Cyndi Knecht will teach you how you can start tracing your family tree with tools available through the library. Topics will include:
• The basics of searching
• Using library databases like HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition, as well as other free web sites
• Researching census, vital and military records
• Using computer software to organize your information.
Please note this is a basic beginners class, however more advanced searchers are welcome!

Registration is required for this program. Please call 586-751-5377 to register.

Aug 232014
 
Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander Family Fun Night: Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band

Monday, September 15, 6:30pm, Arthur Miller Library

Cool blues and hot jazz combine in a toe-tapping celebration of jazz, friendship, and pure enjoyment! Every year, the Library of Michigan chooses a great picture book to share with people at schools and libraries around the state. This year’s pick is Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Tim Bowers. Join us for a fun evening with crafts, games, and of course a read-aloud of this swinging story, plus: some feathered friends from the Cockadoodle Doo Chicken Show!

Registration is appreciated, but drop-ins are fully welcome. Please call (586) 751-5377 to reserve your family’s spot

MASK: Family Game DayGame Day

Thursday, September 18, 6:30pm, Arthur Miller Library

Come on in to the library for an evening of old-fashioned fun! Challenge family and friends to play your favorite games, or learn a brand new one! We will have several favorite games available, but please feel free to bring one of your own!

This very special MASK program is open to kids of all ages and their parents. Registration is appreciated, but drop-ins are fully welcome. Please call (586) 751-5377 to reserve your family’s spot. Please note the later time for this program.

Aug 202014
 

WW2.MI.ManufactureMonday, August 25, 6:30 pm , Arthur Miller Branch Library

If you are interested in learning more about Michigan’s contribution as the “Arsenal of Democracy,” please join us as Wendy Richardson and Chris Causley from the Michigan Military Technical & Historic Society talk about some of the Michigan Made historic items in their 10,000 square foot Museum. This program will be a lively discussion for collectors and non-historians alike. All are welcome!

Registration is required for this event. Please call 586.751.5377 to register.

 

 

Aug 082014
 
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“Kepler Cascades in Yellowstone” by Daniel Mayer via Wikimedia Commons

Thursday, September 4, 6:00 pm , Civic Center Library

Join us when Don Drife, president of the Royal Oak Nature Society, visits the Civic Center Library to discuss the plants, animals, and scenery of Glacier and Yellowstone Parks. Don is a member of the Michigan Botanical Club and the Michigan Audubon Society, and loves to share is passion of nature and America’s great outdoors.

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

 

Aug 082014
 

300px-Vincent_Price_in_House_on_Haunted_HillThursday, August 28 at 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

In the 1959 film House on Haunted Hill, an eccentric millionaire, played by Vincent Price, invites 5 people to his (haunted) home for a party. Whoever is brave enough to stay for one night will earn $10,000. Loosely based on Agatha Christie’s book, And Then There Were None, this film is said to have inspired Alfred Hitchcock to create his own horror film in 1960–Psycho.

A discussion led by Greg Black, EMU Film graduate, TV Production Specialist for Bloomfield Township, and dedicated film enthusiast, will follow the film.

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