Authors! History! Great Spring Happenings!
Do you enjoy author presentations? Do you enjoy history? Your library has a number of opportunities for you this spring. On Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm, Ken Dickson will be discussing his book, Teasingly yours the queen of burlesque : Miss Rose La Rose, a biography of one of Toledo’s famous, or perhaps more accurately infamous residents, at the Bedford Branch. The book will be available for sale and signing.
And, also at the Bedford Branch on May 6 at 1:00 pm, author and journalist Mike Fornes will be discussing the history of the USCGC Mackinaw. Here’s a quote from the program’s description: “The Mackinaw are Michigan's two iconic ships that became known as the "Queen of the Great Lakes." Since 1944 the Mackinaw has been on guard through gale-force winds, the pressure of crushing ice flows and blinding snowstorms. The original ship broke ice with brute force, and the new version does the same with finesse and technology.” His book is called USCGC Mackinaw, WAGB 83 : an illustrated history of a Great Lakes queen and will be available for sale at the presentation.
In North County, the Carleton Branch Library and Airport Community Schools are proud to be part of the Michigan Notable Author Tour. Appearing at Airport High School on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m., author Michael G. Smith will be talking about his book, Designing Detroit: Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture. The Detroit News says, “Anyone interested in Detroit architecture will want this handsome, exhaustively researched volume on their bookshelf…” Books will be available for sale and signing will follow the program.
In honor of Memorial Day, on May 21 at 7:00 pm, Warren E. Hunt will discuss his memoir, Reflections on the Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Journey. This title examines both a personal and historical journey. His book will be available for sale and all proceeds will benefit the Bedford Township Veterans Center.
No registration is required for these events. Access further details on the library’s event calendar by clicking here.