Nonfiction Book Group: October

Join us for a live virtual program on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 10:00AM via Zoom video conference as the Nonfiction Book Group discusses: 

Also available in: e-book

A Rift in the Earth tells the remarkable story of the ferocious "art war" that raged between 1979 and 1984 over what kind of memorial should be built to honor the men and women who died in the Vietnam War. The story intertwines art, politics, historical memory, patriotism, racism, and a fascinating set of characters, from those who fought in the conflict and those who resisted it to politicians at the highest level. At its center are two enduring figures: Maya Lin, a young, Asian-American architecture student at Yale whose abstract design won the international competition but triggered a fierce backlash among powerful figures; and Frederick Hart, an innovative sculptor of humble origins on the cusp of stardom.

This book is available immediately on Hoopla in e-book format. If you would like to reserve a print copy, please call 734-397-0999 and select option 4.

Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to attend the discussion. To help you make the most of your virtual program experience we have compiled some tips and resources.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 17 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online

Nonfiction Book Group: September

Join us for a live virtual program on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:00AM via Zoom video conference as the Nonfiction Book Group discusses: 

Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

When Jennifer McGaha discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes-a lot of back taxes-her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer's life began to more closely resemble the lives of her Appalachian ancestors than the life she experienced in her middle class upbringing. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land.

This book is immediately available on Hoopla in e-book and e-audiobook formats. If you have registered for the program and would like to reserve a print copy, please call 734-397-0999 and select option 4. 

Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to attend the discussion. To help you make the most of your virtual program experience we have compiled some tips and resources.  

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Genealogy Connect: Introduction to DNA for Genealogy with Katherine Willson

Join us on Thursday, September 17 at 10:00 AM as genealogist Katherine Willson presents "Introduction to DNA for Genealogy".  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom.  Registration required and will begin August 25. 

Want to know more about Zoom programs?  Check out these tips for a great experience.  

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

If you're interested in researching your family history, there are many online resources available to begin your search (and a lot of them are free!).  Use the attached worksheet to document your progress!

Essentials

Are you are planning a staycation this summer and need some ideas about places to visit and things to do?  Metro Detroit has a lot to offer!  Be sure to check websites for hours and possible closures.  

Hiking and Biking Trails

Genealogy Connect: How to Write the Stories of Your Life

Join us on Thursday, July 16 at 10 am as genealogist Laura Hedgecock presents "How to Write the Stories of Your Life".  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom.  Registration required.

For more ways to find your past, check out Trace Your Family Tree.

Want to know more about Zoom programs?  Check out these tips for a great experience.  

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) invites you to voice your opinion regarding their regional plans, programs and activities through their Public Participation Plan.  

Now through January 24, 2020, anyone interested may review and comment on the draft. Your comments will help ensure the ongoing opportunity for effective, broad-based participation in the development and review of regional plans and programs. Visit SEMCOG's site for a link to the draft as well as more information.  

Music is great for setting a mood or recreating a feeling.  So, put on your vintage 'Coca Cola' shirt and acid washed jeans and remember (or discover) how 1988 felt with a walk through that year's most popular songs.  You can hear it on Spotify as Time Capsule:1988.  

 

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