Colleen-Mondor-NCC-LPCThursday January 29th 6:30 PM Graubner
Eva Colleen Mondor, LPC,CC will be at the Graubner Library to talk about Meditation. She will discuss the different types of meditation, how to enhance the experience, and how to use meditation in your everyday life. Meditation is composed of a broad variety of practices that includes techniques to promote relaxation, build internal energy, and/or develop feelings such as compassion or love. It has been used for centuries by any number of religious and secular practitioners. Ms. Mondor will cover the basics in a 1 and 1/2 hour class at the Library.

This class is free but registration is encouraged so there can be enough materials available for participants.

ana-bigfoot2Thursday February 5th 7:00 pm Graubner
Did you recently hear a bump in the night? Ever wonder if the night really does hold something scary? Perhaps, it does. And perhaps one of those things might be a creature known to us as, “Bigfoot.” Join us as Bob Daigle from the MI Sasquatch Studies Group joins us in presenting Bigfoot evidence through eyewitness accounts and artifacts.

Questions and Answers to follow.

No registration, but seating is limited.

ShakespeareSaturday February 7th 12:00 pm Graubner
The notable Shakespearean lecturer, actor, and coach Jim Glenn presents a full-fledged overview of the famed playwright!

What was the impact of his family early in life on his poetry and plays? How did his schooling and other early influences enter into his works? What was London and all of England like during his life?

Join us for an intriguing, informative, and insightful look at the life of The Bard of Avon!

Mr. Glenn’s presentation is free and all are welcome to attend!

Registration is encouraged (but not required). Please call the Library at 586-752-0603 x1021 to make a reservation.

Suffragette Vote Getting The Easy Way No. 4 1909Thursday February 26th Graubner 6:30 pm
Get ready to celebrate March as Women’s History Month by learning about Michigan’s road to women’s suffrage and the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame. Executive Director, Emily Fijol will bring the stories of suffragists from the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame to life through pictures and stories. Discover Michigan women that were national leaders in the women’s suffrage movement, learn about the incredibly effective “Pressure System,” and the scandalous election of 1912 —just to mention a few topics that will be covered!

The Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame is the only museum in Michigan dedicated to women’s history. Located in Downtown Lansing and adjacent to the Cooley Gardens, the Center’s mission is to inspire and engage adults and children by celebrating Michigan women’s history, promoting educational opportunities, and honoring the accomplishments of Michigan women. The Michigan Women’s Historical Center is home to the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame featuring over 280 honorees past and present, changing history exhibits, the Belen Art Gallery featuring Michigan women artists, and a fair trade gift shop. The Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame is operated by the Michigan Women’s Studies Association, a non-profit 501c3 organization.

Image Courtesy of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame, Lansing

Jan 052015

cbriflesWednesday March 4th Graubner 7:00 pm
Come join us for a trip back in time to the machine gun- toting, bank robbing, car chase days of the 1930s as History Professor Michael Placco brings us face to face with such infamous people as Bonnie & Clyde, John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine gun Kelly, Al Capone and others. What drove these people to commit their crimes, how where they committed and how did the birth of the FBI help put an end to this face-paced, exciting time in our nation’s history.

Questions and Answers session as well.

No registration required, but seating is limited.

BB &Co. Band PhotoSaturday April 4th 2:00 pm Graubner

With songs both traditional and original, and a sound that’s at once as comfortable as old jeans and as fresh as a new blade of grass, Bill Bynum & Co. is a band that’s easy to love and hard to quit.

The band’s core instrumentation of acoustic guitar, fiddle, bass, pedal steel guitar and harmony vocals can lean into country, veer toward bluegrass, or take listeners on a unique journey through Bill’s original songs.

Although a Detroit native, Bill Bynum’s musical roots are in the South. His parents migrated from Black Oak, Arkansas, to work in Detroit’s steel industry in the 1940s, bringing—like many others—their love for bluegrass and country music. Bill grew up listening to artists like Johnny Cash and Buck Owens on Detroit’s country radio station, “The Big D.”

Detroit rock drove Bill’s early musical career. But in 1999, Bill turned on the radio and heard “Yours Forever Blue” by Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band. From that moment on he found himself with a “nonstop desire to hear and play those songs.” Soon he was writing them too. Bill is a first-prize winner in the Metro Detroit Songwriting Showcase with his song “Lovin’ You.” He has collaborated with bluegrass legend Pete Goble, an International Bluegrass Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Bill lives for the joy of entertaining his audience. He is a true showman!

Letterhead 2x2The Museum Adventure Pass (MAP) presented by The Library Network is back!  Beginning May 24th library users with a valid library card can visit http://michiganactivitypass.info to check out and print a free or reduced price admissions pass to one of the 70+ participating cultural institutions. For more information, please speak with a librarian.