Local Author Tom Stanton Discusses Detroit’s 1930s History of Crime & Sports on Apr 22
Local author Tom Stanton is an Associate Professor of Journalism at University of Detroit Mercy, and a past recipient of the Michigan Library Association’s Author of the Year Award.
At 2 pm, this Saturday, The Book Club of Detroit will host a lecture from Stanton at the Ferndale Library, discussing his new book Terror in the City of Champions.
Stanton will talk about the riveting, intersecting tales of the frightening rise and fall of the Black Legion, a secret terrorist organization that flourished in Detroit’s underground during the late 1920s and 30s. He will show how the scourge of the Black Legion’s nefarious crimes was counteracted by the uplifting heroics of athletes on the Detroit Tigers.
The discussion starts at 2pm, with copies of Terror in the City of Champions on hand for purchase. Stanton will begin signing copies at 3pm. No registration is required. Presented by the Book Club of Detroit and hosted in the Ferndale Library’s Community Room.
Join us for a reception honoring the art students from Ferndale High School, CASA and University High and their amazing artistic talents. There are 30 submissions currently exhibiting here at Ferndale Area District Library.
Three of the entries will be awarded cash prizes; the first place winner’s art work will be enlarged and installed on a building in Ferndale.
Artist Rebekah Parton, with her mom, Linda Parton – courtesy of C&G Newspapers
All three winners receive an Achievement Award, but each and every one of these students is a winner. Please save the date for April 25th, at 6pm.
The Artist In You is a collaboration of the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce and Ferndale Public Schools, with support from the Ferndale Area District Library.
The Artist In You provides students with a unique opportunity to exhibit, market, and gain exposure for their creative work at a formative age.
We recently hosted a similar program for Teens. It had a great reception – so we decided to expand this valuable and insightful program for adults, scheduled for next Wednesday.
MAS’s Detroit Chapter started this advocacy campaign specifically meant to be hosted in the open/safe/free environments of public libraries, so that patrons can become better acquainted not only with Metro-area Muslim residents, but with the culture and customs of this often misunderstood religion.
This free, family-friendly event provides an opportunity to eliminate any misconceptions folks may have about everyday adherents to Islam, inviting any questions that linger after all the recent headlines. At “Get To Know Your Muslim Neighbor,” there will be activities for the entire family, like an exhibit with posters talking about Muslim history, calligraphy drawing, henna art, and a chance for women to try on a hijab.
The Ferndale Area District Library’s starting a new activity series where kids can learn about artistic expression with Make & Take Journals, starting Sat., May 13. Youth Services Librarian Elissa Zimmer is coordinating this new monthly program that creates a welcoming and encouraging environment for kids and teens (ages 12+), where they can simply catch the DIY spirit of creativity, and learn to let loose their imagination in the form of crafts, like 3D-decorated journals, mod podge, foam cutouts, and more!
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Special TEEN only programs will also be offered this summer!
Stay tuned for more information, including our summer events schedule!
We will be having a party and watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
For kids age 12-17: we’ll eat snacks, play trivia, and have the chance to win prizes!
Tree Buds (0-18 months) Tuesdays | 2 pm
Tree Sprouts (18 months & up) Wednesdays | 10:30 am
Uprooted Music & Movement(18-36m) Thursdays | 10:30am
Lower Elementary Book Club
Suggested Grades: 1-3
Meets every 1st Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
Upper Elementary Book Club
Suggested Grades: 3-5
Meets every 2nd Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
Middle School Book Club
Suggested Grades: 5-8
Meets every 3rd Tuesday @ 6:30 pm
Summer Concert Series
June 13, July 11 and August 8. The second Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ferndale Library
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Meet your Representative and have a direct conversation that focuses on the state of Michigan politics and other pressing issues moving through the legislature.