Everyone’s Reading 2017
Southeastern Michigan Libraries Reading Together
Programs By Library
Baldwin Public Library

Once in a Great City Book Discussion
Join Director Doug Koschik to discuss this year's Everyone's Reading book, Once in a Great City by David Maraniss
Thursday, May 18 at 10:00 AM




Farmington Community Library

Media Framing and the 1967 Detroit Uprising
July 23rd marks the 50th anniversary of the uprising that marked one of the most tumultuous times in the Detroit’s history. By the time it was under control four days later, 43 people were dead, 4,853 were arrested, 477 buildings had burned and property damage was estimated at more than $500 million. While those in the city were experiencing the uprising firsthand, the perceptions of those outside the city were shaped through media coverage. Dr. Casandra Ulbrich explores the coverage during and after the “Detroit Riot” and how it shaped our understanding of the, who, what, and why.
Main Library Auditorium: Monday, May 1, 7 p.m.

Top Shelf Reads Book Discussion
Join us at Page's Food & Spirits to discuss Once in a Great City by David Maraniss
Page’s Food & Spirits, 23621 Farmington Rd.: Monday, May 8, 7 p.m.




Southfield Public Library

Book Discussion
The Creecy Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 11 at 2:00 pm and Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. Ask at the Fiction Desk for help in finding a copy of the book.

Motown Memories
Listen to Bernard Gibson, an extraordinary vocalist who lives in Detroit, as he shares his memories of Motown and music in the early 60’s and 70’s. Mr. Gibson performed with the likes of David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks, as well as being part of Temptations Review for 18 years.
Wednesday, May 3 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Meeting Room

Detroit: Remember When
This great documentary from WDET will take you on a trip back in time to see how Detroit evolved in the 20th century... from its beautiful buildings, to shopping, to the power of the automotive industry and so much more.
Friday, May 12 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Auditorium




West Bloomfield Township Public Library

Detroit 1967: Riot or Rebellion?
Detroit's recent history has been molded by the events of the summer of 1967. The violence that disrupted the city was the result of complex and deep-seated tensions. The image of that summer - whether it was a "riot" or "rebellion" - continues to confound progress in the city. Presented by Karen Miller, Associate Professor of History at Oakland University. No registration is required.
Thursday, May 4 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 pm in the MAIN Library Meeting Room




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