Sep 142022
 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 6:30 pm, Civic Center Library

It’s football season, and hope springs eternal for our Honolulu Blue and Silver gridiron gladiators! Take a fun and enlightening journey through Detroit Lions football with award-winning sportswriter and author Marty Gitlin. This presentation will feature videos of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events, and moments in Lions history going back to the 1930s.  The program will also include trivia questions for attendees to ponder.  So huddle up and let Marty detail the years of exhilaration and frustration, as well as take your questions.

Register online or by calling the Civic Center Library at 586.751.5377.

Jun 222022
 

Thursday, July 21, 6 pm, Arthur Miller Branch

Sadly, losing one’s life while tending to a Great Lakes lighthouse wasn’t an unusual occurrence. The likelihood of drowning while at sea or becoming injured while on the job ultimately leading to death were somewhat common in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Death by murder, suicide or other unnatural and tragic causes, while rare, are not unheard of.

Join Michigan author Dianna Stampfler for an amalgamation of true crime details, media coverage and historical research which brings the stories to life…despite the deaths of those featured.

Registration is required for this program. Register here. Please call 586.751.5377 with questions.

Apr 042022
 

Saturday, April 30, 2022, 10:00 am, Warren Civic Center Library

Michigan Notable Book award recipient Sarah Zachrich Jeng will be visiting the Civic Center Library to discuss her award-winning novel The Other Me

This unpredictable sci-fi thriller begins when a failed artist accidentally opens a door to an alternate reality where she never pursued her dreams and must uncover the forces behind the switch before time runs out. Library Journal calls The Other Me a “page-turner”. CrimeReads says The Other Me is “both a suspenseful psychological thriller and an astute reinvention of the time travel narrative.”

Don’t miss your chance to meet Sarah Zachrich Jeng, who Booklist says is “a writer to watch very closely”! A question-and-answer session will follow a selected reading by the author.  Refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

Registration is required. You can register online or by calling 586.751.0770. You can read a sample of The Other Me here.

Sep 162021
 

Wednesday, September 29, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library, Conference Room

The Warren Public Library is happy to welcome back author Deborah Goodrich Royce as she discusses her new novel Ruby Falls.

With Ruby Falls, Ms. Royce (a former actress (All My Children, Beverly Hills 90210)) has written a book that is receiving rave reviews. Described as “taut and propulsive” by Kirkus Reviews, Ruby Falls is is a nail-biting tale of a fragile young actress, the new husband she barely knows, and her growing suspicion that the secrets he harbors may eclipse her own.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Deborah Goodrich Royce! Register online or by call the Civic Center Library at the Civic Center Library at 586-751-0770. This is an in-person event and will be taking place in the Conference Room on the first floor of Warren City Hall.

For more about Ruby Falls, check out the book trailer:

Jun 092021
 

Thursday, June 17, Zoom

Learn how dialect, place, and identity are connected, and in particular, how sounding like a Yooper and what it means to be a Yooper are inextricably linked. Michigan author Kathryn Remlinger, Ph.D., of Grand Valley State University, will give insight into the intriguing history of how Michigan’s Upper Peninsula developed its colorful and culturally distinctive Yooper dialect and identity.

See how this connection has developed over time and is a result of economics, such as the tourism industry, our beliefs about who is and who is not a “real” Yooper, and our ideas about what a Yooper should sound like. She will show many examples collected over the past 19 years, including tourist souvenirs, signs in public spaces, movies, and social media.

Registration is required and will end at noon on the day of the program. Register here or call 586.751.5377.