Catalog of an exhibition organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts, held from March 15 - July 12, 2015, celebrating the famous Mexican artist couple Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo during the year they spent in Detroit while he completed the "Detroit Industry Murals.".

Garden for the blind by Kelly Fordon

Captivating linked stories that follow a group of characters from an upscale suburb of detroit over several decades.

If you love basketball and his podcasts, this book is for you. Jalen Rose's book is a colorful collection of stories and opinions about the sport and the life it gives people they don’t get anywhere else in the sports world. 

"One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black AmericansWhen Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whether he belongs in medical school, a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds, "More common in blacks than whites." Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community. These issues take on greater meaning when Tweedy is himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and deeply empathic book, Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care"--.

Please join us on Saturday, January 16 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

The saga continues in a galaxy far, far away on December 18. Until then, stop by the display to check out Stars Wars past and present and may the force be with you.

Ultimate Star Wars by written by Patricia Barr, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace, Ryder Windham

Star wars trilogy. Episodes I-III [videodisc] by Lucasfilm Ltd. ; 20th Century Fox ; produced by Rick McCallum ; written and directed by George Lucas

Star wars trilogy. Episodes IV-VI [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox ; Lucasfilm, Ltd. ; produced by Gary Kurtz ; written and directed by George Lucas

Star Wars: the essential reader's companion by Pablo Hidalgo ; illustrations by Jeff Carlisle

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains of civilization.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion May 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:

Honolulu by Alan Brennert. A richly imagined story of Jin, a young “picture bride” who leaves her native Korea—where girls are so little valued that she is known as Regret—and journeys to Hawaii in 1914 in search of a better life.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion April 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, April 18 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy  by Karen Abbott. A socialite, a farm girl, an abolitionist, and a widow, all spies during the Civil War. After shooting a Union soldier, Belle became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men. Emma cut off her hair and assumed a man's identity to enlist as a Union private. The widow, Rose, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence. Elizabeth, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, ran a far-reaching espionage ring.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion March 21

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:

The Boston girl  by Anita Diamant. Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America. Growing up in Boston, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine: a world of short skirts and new opportunities for women. From the one-room apartment she shared with her family, to the library group for girls she joins, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion February 15

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, February 15 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life, and has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will is acerbic, moody, and bossy. But Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion January 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, January 18 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:

Go set a watchman by Harper Lee. Scout's homecoming to Maycomb to visit her father becomes a struggle when personal and political issues involving Atticus, her small Alabama town and society at large challenge her own beliefs.