Aug 282014

Both Branches of the Romeo District Library will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the Labor Day Holiday. We will be open until 6:00 pm on Friday. We hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday.

The Romeo District Library is making the following information available, in light of recent events, in order to assist its patrons and taxpayers in making their own independent assessment of the value the library adds to the community. We would also like to thank everyone that has come forward to show support for RDL during this time.

Romeo District Library Update August 7th 2014

Aug 252014

Romeo District Library’s Monthly Update: August from WBRW TV on Vimeo.

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Saturday September 6th 1:30 pm Graubner
The Romeo District Library, Graubner Branch will once again be the center of the Mystery world on Saturday, September 6th, at 1:30 PM as six writers bring their talent and point of view on mystery and mayhem, both fact and fiction, to Romeo. We are pleased and excited to present The Ninth Annual Mystery Comes to Michigan with authors Tasha Alexander, Elizabeth Heiter, Susan Elia MacNeal, Theresa Schwegel, Simone St. James, and Lauren Willig.

On September 6th, the authors will converse on the subjects of means, motive, and opportunity for murder in fiction. Historical, contemporary, cop drama, and romantic suspense will all be covered by the award winning authors. There will be a panel discussion where the authors will discuss their take on the mystery genre, and also take questions from the audience. The program will be followed by an author signing, and books will be available for purchase from The Books Connection Book Store in Shelby Twp. The Romeo District Library is thrilled to bring these authors to the community. For more information, please call 586-752-0603, Option 4.

These authors, and several others, were originally invited to Michigan to participate in the Kerrytown Book Fest www.kerrytownbookfest.org which is being held on Sunday, September 7th, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Ann Arbor. The Romeo District Library is excited to have them present on Saturday at the Graubner Library.

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Romeo District Library.

GH16Wednesday September 24th 7:00 pm Graubner
What’s that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it a witch? Real or not, the belief in witches has been around for centuries. Come join us as History Professor Michael Placco recreates the atmosphere and events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials. Listen as the accused are sentenced; and ponder the fate of the “victims” as fear spread throughout Salem. Step back in time and feel the tension and weight of circumstance as man battles both Devil and imagination.

One night only. No registration required.

sherlockThursday October 2nd 7:00 pm Graubner
Regina Stinson, founder of the Ribston-Pippins, brings her expertise to bear on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective Sherlock Holmes in a FREE presentation! What accounts for his popularity over a century after his first case in print? How is his influence felt today? What methods has the character used to solve cases?

No registration required! Come join us!

CAST OF DOWNTON ABBEY WW ISaturday October 18th 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Graubner
In this fascinating illustrated lecture, Dr. DiAnn Ellis discusses the world of Downton Abbey within the sociohistorical and geopolitical context of the era. Learn about the amazing Victorian and Edwardian periods. From the real Highclere Castle and Gardens where the series is filmed; to “The Buccaneers”; to the beautiful Worth gowns; to The Great War (100th Anniversary); to the Suffragettes; to the Spanish Flu; to Modern Spiritualism and Ouija Boards; as well as the daily lives of the landowners and the servants.

Dr. DiAnn Ellis was a Professor of Education for 34 years at San Francisco State University and, having lived in England, is now pursuing her keen interest in   British history. She has put together this mesmerizing program inspired by the much watched and globally applauded PBS television series, Downton Abbey.

Vintage dress is welcome! Tea and biscuits will be served at the Interval.

Space is limited so please email askrdl@romeodistrictlibrary.org or call (586) 752-0603 opt. 4 to reserve your seat today.

This program is FREE and open to the public.