February 5, 2013 | madame librarian
The remains of Richard III, King of England 1483-1485 have been found under a parking lot in Leicester, UK. They have been positively identified by comparing DNA with two descendents of Richard's sister. The remains have been missing for over 500 years. Following the Battle of Bosworth Field where Richard III was killed, his remains were unceremoniously dumped without a marker. (Image: The earliest surviving portrait of Richard (c. 1520, after a lost original), formerly belonging to the Paston family Society of Antiquaries, London)
February 4, 2013 | madame librarian
Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff. Mr. LeDuff, a FOX2 television journalist, will discuss his book at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor on Thursday, February 14 at 7:00PM.
January 22, 2013 | barkerm
Join noted storyteller Alfreda Harris as she dazzles us with stories about Martin Luther King, Jr and the Walk to Freedom exhibit on loan to the library from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Visit the exhibit, located near the main Information Desk, then listen as Ms. Harris takes us on a journey in celebration of the Civil Rights movement. Suitable for tween, teens and adults on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM.
January 20, 2013 | madame librarian
The reality of our planet is we are an aging society. Soon over half the global population will be over the age of 50. This is unprecedented in human history. What will this mean to society? A new PBS documentary is in the works, Coming of Age in America. It will look at where we live, how we work, and what impact will this have on the world. Watch your local PBS station for broadcast times.
January 15, 2013 | barkerm
Join us Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 PM as we celebrate Black History Month and the 100th anniversary of Rosa Parks' birth with speaker Gregory J. Reed, Esq. Mr. Reed, an attorney, author and advocate, has helped preserve and tell the Rosa Parks story, as well as garner proper recognition for Ms. Parks' acts as a true hero of the equality movement. He has a special tale to tell of advocating on her behalf to get her proper recognition via the Medal of Freedom and the new postage stamp being issued in her honor this month. Mr. Reed will sign copies of his book, Quiet Strength: the Faith, the Hope and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation.