Michigan Week (May 18-25) is a good time to remember the state's celebrated natives from all walks of life. Communities across Michigan can lay claim to renowned authors, artists, musicians, actors, athletes, politicians, inventors and more. Film makers Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Raimi, Michael Moore, and Paul Schrader were all born in Michigan. Just some of the world famous musicians born here include Stevie Wonder, Kenny Burrell, Betty Carter, Earl Klugh, Bog Seger, Glen Frey, Madonna, and Iggy Pop. Actors born in the state include Bruce Campbell, Tom Selleck, Lily Tomlin, Ellen Burstyn, Kristen Bell, Julie Harris, George Peppard, George C. Scott, Danny Thomas, and Marlo Thomas — the list goes on. Noteworthy authors such as Edna Ferber, Terry McMillan, Judith Guest and Marguerite De Angeli are also Michigan natives. Famous Michigan born athletes include baseball players Charlie Gehringer, Jim Abbott and Hal Newhouser. Find out more about our state's notable heritage by checking out some of the following items from the Library's collection.
Alden B. Dow: midwestern modern by Diane Maddex — Architect
The Dodge brothers: the men, the motor cars, and the legacy by Charles K. Hyde — Automobile engineers
Holes [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents in association with Walden Media a Chicago Pacific Entertainment & Phoenix Pictures production, an Andrew Davis film — Based on the Newbery winning children's book, this camp adventure starring Shia LaBeouf is 10 years old this year. It has it all...humor, adventure, family, friendship, and stinky shoes.
The Sandlot [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox in association with Island World ; a David Mickey Evans film ; written by David Mickey Evans & Robert Gunter ; produced by Dale de la Torre, William S. Gilmore ; directed by David Mickey Evans — If you haven't seen this classic baseball adventure in the 25 years since it came out, you need to rectify it. A newcomer to town makes friends and faces fears while learning the fine game of baseball on his local Sandlot.
Behind the walls: a Harper Jennings mystery by Merry Jones
Cage of bones: a novel by Tania Carver
Killer librarian by Mary Lou Kirwin
Moon underfoot by Bobby Cole
Nickeled and-dimed to death by Denise Swanson
Scratchgravel Road by Tricia Fields
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- You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
- If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
- You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials
Days and Times
*Moms need not attend for student to benefit from this program.
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From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg (1968 Newbury Award)
The view from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (1997 Newbury Award)
Beyond pollution [videodisc] by directed by Barker White — Examines the economic impact and health effects that the disastrous BP oil spill will have on local communities both immediately and long term.
Climate of doubt [videodisc]: the politics of global warming by written by John Hockenberry, Catherine Upin ; directed by Catherine Upin — An examination of the shift in political attitudes towards global warming in the United States.
Collapse [videodisc] — The economic predictions of investigative journalist Michael Ruppert regarding the possible global financial meltdown and major social change that could result if oil dependence continues unabated.
Our guest authors include:
- Diana Barnes Patillo, children's
- Gordon Briley, children's
- Leis Dauzet-Miller, history
- Jody Lamb, tween
- Stephanie Neilan, children's
- Elaine Pereira, nonfiction
- Linda Svacha, inspirational
- Angil Tarach-Ritchey, nonfiction
- Ed Wendover, mystery
- Sean Williams, children's
- Kris Yankee, tween/teen
America's neighborhood bats by Merlin D. Tuttle
The bat house builder's handbook by Merlin D. Tuttle, Mark Kiser, Selena Kiser
Bats by M. Brock Fenton
Wildlife heroes: 40 leading conservationists and the animals they are committed to saving by Julie Scardina and Jeff Flocken ; with photo editor Sterling Zumbrunn
The great railroad revolution: the history of trains in America by Christian Wolmar
Railroads across North America: an illustrated history by Claude Wiatrowski
The robber barons: the great American capitalists, 1861- 1901 by Matthew Josephson
Aloha, lady blue by Charley Memminger
Dante's wood: a Mark Angelotti novel by Lynne Raimondo
Good man Friday by Barbara Hambly
The guilty one by Lisa Ballantyne
What darkness brings: a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery by C. S. Harris