10 buildings that changed America by Window to the World Communications ; produced and written by Dan Protess
History of the Eagles [videodisc]: the story of an American band by Monhegan Films ; director, Alison Ellwood ; producer, Alex Gibney
History of the world in two hours [videodisc] by produced by Sam Dolan ; directed by Douglas J. Cohen
Country school [videodisc]: one room - one nation by produced, written, and directed by Kelly Rundle
Genius of Britain [videodisc]: the scientists who changed the world by an IWC Media production for Channel 4
The Michigan Library Association will present Laura Kasischke with the 2013 Michigan Author Award during their Annual Conference in Lansing on October 18, 2013. Kasischke has published eight novels, authored eight books of poetry and received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in 2012. Her most recent book is a compilation of short stories entitled If a stranger approaches you.
Kasischke grew up in Grand Rapids, currently resides in Chelsea and is an Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan. Throughout her diverse body of work, Kasischke ties her characters to the state of Michigan.
A schoolteacher in old Alaska: the story of Hannah Breece by edited and with an introduction and commentary by Jane Jacobs
Nothing daunted: the unexpected education of two society girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden
The water is wide by Pat Conroy
Teacher man: a memoir by Frank McCourt
In the sun's house: my year teaching on the Navajo reservation by Kurt Caswell ; afterword by Rex Lee Jim
Nobody turn me around: a people's history of the 1963 march on Washington by Charles Euchner
Behind the dream: the making of the speech that transformed a nation by Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly
The 1963 civil rights march by Scott Ingram
The secrets of happy families: improve your mornings, rethink family dinner, fight smarter, go out and play, and much more by Bruce Feiler — Squeezed between caring for aging parents and raising his children, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families. Instead of the usual family "experts," he sought out the most creative minds--from Silicon Valley to the Green Berets--and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families. A timely, counterintuitive book that answers the questions countless parents are asking: How do we manage the chaos of our lives? How do we teach our kids values? How do we make our family happier?
Shelving A/V & Wrapping Hold Items - Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 PM (volunteer must be able to push a loaded cart, lift heavy items and stand on a footstool to re-shelve items)
Teen Computer Assistant - weeknights 6:00-8:00 PM (Teens aged 14-18 are needed to assist patrons with computer- and Internet-related questions or problems. In addition to computer software and Internet skills, qualifying applicants will be friendly and approachable, at ease and eager to work with patrons of all ages and levels of ability.
Please submit your application before 6:00 PM on Sunday, September 8.
Microsoft Excel 2010.
Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Join us Saturday, September 21 from 10:00-11:30 AM.
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser — The author will be joining us via Skype as we discuss this compelling urban portrait and touching love story. In a racially polarized, economically collapsing city a man struggles with the double shooting death of a high school classmate and her brother while still mourning the death of his own teenage son and coping with his mother's dementia. A starred review Booklist suggests: "Forget the grime and crime, political corruption and economic decay. Lasser's Detroit may be a troubled city, but it is one whose vibrant soul is writ large in the small actions of its loyal citizens. With a serene and steady hand, Lasser's spare but intense tale is a smart, intimate homage to the power of second chances."
Australia's first 4 billion years [videodisc] by Essential Media and Entertainment ; WGBH ; written, produced, and directed by Richard Smith
Bill Moyers [videodisc]: On the Hudson by Thirteen/WNET ; Public Affairs Television ; produced and directed by Monica Lange, Tom Spain, Kathleen Hughes, and Tom Casciato ; written by Tom Spain, Tom Casciato, Kathleen Hughes, and Bill Moyers
Last shop standing [videodisc]: rise, fall, & rebirth of the independent record shop by produced Rob Taylor ; directed by Pip Piper
Letters from Jackie [videodisc]: the private thoughts of Jackie Robinson by MLB Productions
Living downstream [videodisc] by a film by Chanda Chevannes
Mars landing 2012 [videodisc]: The new search for life by Cerebellum Documentaries
Please bring the entire family for an amazing afternoon of memorable music on Saturday, September 21 at 3:00 PM in our Community Room.