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The Kelloggs: the Battling Brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel

The Kelloggs:  the Battling Brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel John Harvey Kellogg was one of America’s most beloved physicians; a best-selling author, lecturer, and health-magazine publisher; founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium; and patron saint of the pursuit of wellness. His youngest brother, Will, was the founder of the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which revolutionized the ... Read More »

Designing Detroit : Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture by Michael G. Smith

Designing Detroit: Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture by Michael G. Smith In the early 1900s, Detroit was leading the nation in architectural innovation and designer Wirt Rowland was at the forefront of this advancement, yet few are even aware of his substantial contribution to the evolution of architectural style. It is widely believed that celebrated local ... Read More »

American Fire: Love, Arson and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse

American Fire: Love, Arson and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn’t stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural ... Read More »

The Detroit Public Library by Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt

The Detroit Public Library : an American Classic by Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt For the last century, the Detroit Public Library has ranked as one of the most beautiful buildings in Detroit—an important landmark as well as a significant monument serving generations of Detroiters. This book was born out of “Discover the Wonders,” an art and architectural tour ... Read More »

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks Please join us for a special evening with local author and librarian Annie Spence.  Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks is a Gen-X librarian’s laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life. A book signing will follow the presentation. ... Read More »

An Evening with Michael Zadoorian

An Evening with Michael Zadoorian Michigan author Michael Zadoorian’s novel The Leisure Seeker met with stellar reviews and popular success when published in 2009. The bittersweet tale of aging Ella and John Robina, who take off in their Leisure Seeker RV for one last adventure has now been made into a film. Starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, the movie ... Read More »

The Big 50 with Author Tom Gage

The Big 50: Detroit Tigers : the Men and Moments that Made the Detroit Tigers Join us for an evening with hall of fame sports writer Tom Gage as he recounts the living history of the Tigers. Come learn more about Ty Cobb, Kirk Gibson, Justin Verlander and much more straight from the Detroit News beat reporter. If you missed ... Read More »

An Evening with Stephen Mack Jones

Please join us for an evening with Stephen Mack Jones, author of the new, highly praised mystery  August Snow.  Stephen Mack Jones is a published poet, an award-winning playwright, and a recipient of the prestigious Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship.  He worked in advertising and marketing communications for a number of years before turning to fiction and August Snow is ... Read More »