Jun 012013

Pearl HarborOn Monday, June 24 at 6:00 pm at the Civic Center Library, join us as Dr. Donald M. Borsand presents a lecture about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Donald M. Borsand, O.D., is a successful optometrist and business entrepreneur who has made a lifelong study of military history. Borsand’s research began more than 45 years ago when, as an undergraduate, he majored in history and political science at Wayne State University. His lecture and PowerPoint presentation will explore this critical day in our nation’s history, a day that President Roosevelt said “will live in infamy”.

This program will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library. Registration is required. To register, please call 586.574.4564.

May 302013

A Thousand Letters Home - IrishPlease join us on  Monday, June  17 at 6 pm, when the Civic Center Library hosts Teresa K. Irish,  editor of A Thousand Letters Home: One WWII Soldier’s Story of War, Love, and Life.

After her father died, Teresa K. Irish found packets of letters he wrote during his time in World War II. Her book is composed of selections from her Dad’s original letters placed into historical context with excerpts from the book 102d thru Germany (published by the division in 1945).

A Thousand Letters Home was named Reviewer’s Choice by Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch. The Military Writers Society of America placed it on their 2013 recommended reading list, calling it “a fascinating book” and “a treasure trove”.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Teresa K. Irish and hear the story of her father’s experiences in the 102nd Infantry Division during World War II. 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.

American HouseThis program is sponsored by American House Senior Living Communities.

May 162013

D-DayIf you are interested in history, consider coming to the Arthur Miller Branch Library on Thursday, June 6, at 10:00 am, as we remember D-Day.

On June 6, 1944 the Allies launched Operation Overlord, a massive invasion of occupied France with one goal: rid Europe of tyranny and oppression. Representatives from the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society will bring this pivotal moment in history to life at the Arthur Miller Branch Library with authentic uniforms and equipment. Get an up close look at the life of an American soldier and what he carried with him on the “Great Crusade”.

Registration is required and begins May 6. Call 586.751.5377 to register.