October 8, 2012 | madame librarian
September 1, 2012 | hathawaym
Michigan Legal Help is designed to help those with simple civil matters that cannot afford a lawyer on their own, providing forms and toolkits on a variety of civil matters ranging from family law and housing to consumer protection and expungement.
The Michigan Legal Help website is a project of the Solutions on Self Help Task Force.
May 8, 2012 | madame librarian
To wrap up this year’s Great Michigan Read, the Michigan Humanities Council will host a grand finale event on Monday, June 25 in Traverse City. This finale will be held at the Dennos Museum Center and feature Arc of Justice author Kevin Boyle. This will be an amazing event, providing an opportunity to reflect on the conversations and discussions generated by the Great Michigan Read throughout Michigan.
Tickets are available for $35 and $100. More information is available at the Michigan Humanities Council. For immediate event updates, keep an eye out on the Council's Facebook page.
March 30, 2012 | fawcettl
SEMCOG seeks public comment on projects proposed for 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a list of roadway and transit projects selected as priorities for funding by cities, county road commissions, transit agencies, and the Michigan Department of Transportation. The public comment period officially began on March 27, 2012 and will end with Executive Committee action on April 27, 2012.
March 14, 2012 | madame librarian
The Great Michigan Read 2011-2012 is drawing to a close. This year's selection has inspired displays and discussions across the states in public libraries and schools. The author, Kevin Boyle, received his undergraduate degree from University of Detroit-Mercy and his doctorate from University of Michigan. He is presently teaching at Ohio State University. Arc of Justice won the National Book Award in 2004 and was named Michigan Notable Book in 2005.
Arc of justice: a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle — the story of a Detroit physician of African-American descent, his family, and trying to move up in the world. The consequences of purchasing a home in a Detroit, middle-class neighborhood in 1925 by Dr. Sweet were terrifying and not a shining moment in Detroit's history.