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.

soldiers-at-religious-service-834-640wiSaturday November 8th 11:00 am Graubner
Many of us are aware of the sights and sounds of the American Civil War.  But few are aware of the role played by Religion and the churches before the start of the American Civil War. What was the role of Chaplain’s and how did they handle military life and battle?  Come join presenter Worley H. Smith for a morning discussion on the Fighting Parsons plus much more.

 

7b7afca031e3e8a23deb41dafbb88abdThursday November 13th 7:00 pm Graubner
Come join us as Dossin Ship Museum Associate, Steve Mrozek, brings us back in time to November’s Great Storm of 1913, where over 250 Great Lakes sailors met their fate as 19 ships went down in one of the worst storms recorded. Then jump ahead to November of 1975 as we join the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald as it too slips beneath the waves carrying with it the lives of all 29 aboard. Guaranteed to be an exciting night for all those who love the history of our Great Lakes.

No registration required, but seating is limited.

5145000000Saturday November 15th 2:30 p.m. Graubner
Have you always admired those silk wrapped ornaments with all the sequins and embellishments and wondered how they were made?  Adults are invited to learn a variety of demonstrated techniques and patterns in the art of vintage ornament making. The demonstrated techniques can then be applied to making one’s own ornament for FREE.

Space and supplies are limited so sign up today!

 

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.