February 18, 2013 | SuzyQ
Instead of going to the mall for the Presidents Day sale, you can really celebrate by brushing up on some presidential history. A great place to start is the Internet Public Library's POTUS which provides biographical information, historical documents, and audio and video files. If this doesn't satisfy your historical sweet tooth, check out Public Papers of the Presidents at the American Presidency Project which has digitized over 85,000 documents related to the Presidency, including audio and video. Still not enough? The Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections contains detailed national results of all U.S. presidential elections since 1789. And if you want to compare today's presidential campaigns with those of the recent past, browse the Museum of the Moving Image's site The Living Room Candidate where you can find more than 300 commericals from every presidential elections since 1952. Of course, the library has many great books on the presidents — both biographies of individual presidents and histories of the office.
February 5, 2013 | barkerm
In celebration of Women's History Month, we are pleased to host two luminaries from our past: former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and famous author Beatrix Potter. Re-enactor Marie Papciak will bring these two famous women to life in her presentation. With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Papciak will bring the characters to life to the delight of children and adults alike on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 PM. No registration is required.
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.