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Kid Rock to serve as Grand Marshal for the LifeLock 400 at MIS

miSEnjoy an exciting weekend with family and friends at the Michigan International Speedway beginnning this Friday and culminating with the LifeLock 400 on Sunday, June 14, 2009. Detroit's multi-platinum recording artist, Kid Rock, will headline pre-race activities, give the famous command for drivers to start their engines and ride in the Grand Marshal car leading the field during the ceremonial parade laps.  Rev up by watching the new DVD The Ride of Their Lives  narrated by Kevin Costner.  Photo courtesy of AP Images.

Déjà Vu for the 2009 Stanley Cup!

The Detroit Red Wings defeat the Chicago Blackhawks to win the Western Conference Finals and move on to face the Pittsburgh Penguins once again in the Stanley Cup Finals!! Keep the beard, get the octopuses ready and cheer the Wings on to a repeat title.   In between games watch

27th Annual Canton Cup Soccer Tournament

It's Memorial Day weekend which means it's time for the Annual Canton Cup, the largest soccer tournament of it's kind in Michigan.  Over 580 teams from across Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ontario compete on soccer fields throughout Canton.  More information can be found on the 2009 Canton Cup website and find the new book Outcasts United: A Refugge Team, an American Town by John St. Warren in our collection.

Keep the Beard Growing!

It'll be an Original Six matchup in the NHL Western Conference Finals when the Detroit Red Wings take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!  The series begins this Sunday at the Joe.  Read more about hockey history in Brian McFarlane's Original Six Series here at CPL.  Go Wings!!

Happy 50th anniversary to Hitsville USA!

Motown Records, founded by Berry Gordy, marks it's 50th anniversary by celebrating all year long.  Discover some of Motown's history through the library's collection of books and videos.  Re-live the sounds with some tunes by

'The Bird' in his own words

Mark Fidrych was introduced to the Detroit area back in 1976.  He was energetic, unique, and talented.  Fans everywhere watched his antics on the field from talking to the ball to kneeling down and smoothing out the mound. He won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1976 and went on to spend his major league career with the Detroit Tigers. Remember Mark Fidrych in his book No Big Deal published in 1977. 

Entrepreneurial Series at Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft College is one of the location centers holding workshops for an Entrepreneurial Series offered through the Michigan Small Business and Technology Center.  A list of workshops, courses, dates, registration information can be found at www.misbtdc.net/events.aspx

March is Madness!

Follow your favorite College Basketball team in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and cheer them on to the Final Four in Detroit!  Go mad and re-live 

Get Your Irish Up with some Celtic Music on St. Patrick's Day!

Defining "Celtic music," contemporary or not, can be an exercise in frustration. Even among the experts, reaching consensus isn't easy. To many people, Celtic music might be described as "I don't know how to define it, but I know it when I hear it." The focus of this Special Collection is the style and feel of music often associated with Ireland and Scotland, plus Wales, the Maritime provinces of Canada, along with parts of Spain, France and even England.

"Get on your Boots" with U2

Celebrate St. Patrick's day early with the Irish band's first album in 5 years. "No Line on the Horizon" has just been released and is receiving rave reviews. Find more of U2's nearly 30 years of chart crashing songs here at CPL.

Spring is in the air!

 At least in Lakeland Florida where the Detroit Tigers have begun Spring Training.  Mark your calendar for the Tiger's home opener on April 10th against the Toronto Blue Jays.  In the meantime, browse through the library's collection and transport yourself into spring with

"Great American Race"

Start your engines for the 51st running of the Daytona 500, the ulitmate in NASCAR racing, on Sunday February 15, 2009.  The field is set so brush up on your stock car knowledge with a variety of

Cabin Fever??

Browse through the colorfully illustrated and informative Book of Games: Strategy, Tactics & History by Jack Botermans and try one of some 65 international games.  Mancala anyone?

Super Bowl XLIII

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the 43rd Super Bowl Championship at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.  Allen St. John takes readers off the playing field and behind the scenes in The Billion Dollar Game.

NHL All-Star Game

It's the best in the Eastern Division against the Western in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game this Sunday January 25th in Montreal.  Find out who the superstars are in the league with the current edition of HockeyNow!