Friday, July 29, 2011

Southfield Public Library - August news and events #michlit

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Poetry, Pages & Scribes - 5th Anniversary Show 

Have you experienced Poetry, Pages & Scribes yet?  No more excuses make it to the 5th Anniversary Show on Thursday, August 5th at 6:30pm.


This 5th Anniversary of Poetry Pages & Scribes will feature poets Heather Ann Schmidt and One Single Rose.

Heather Ann Schmidt is an adjunct professor at Oakland Community College and teaches creative writing at the Pontiac Creative Arts Center. She edits tinfoildresses, a poetry journal. Her poems can be found in various online and print journals. Heather's books include Njaa, Channeling Isadora Duncan, The Bat's Lovesong: American Haiku and The Owl & the Muse: Collected Tanka. She has a full collection of poems forthcoming from Village Green Press.

Rosemarie Wilson, a/k/a One Single Rose, is an award-winning poet, writer, advice columnist, singer and staunch advocate of integrity and fidelity. Her insistence that every day presents an opportunity to live, learn and love positively allows her to motivate others when life throws curves at our existence. Since the March, 2009 release of her self-published collection of poetry, One Single Rose has been dubbed an inspirational poet.

Poetry, Pages & Scribes is a platform for poets, storytellers and musicians to share their works and the inspiration behind them in an intimate setting. Hosted by Ber-Henda Williams with DJ L Boog.

Health and Wellness Resource Center


Health and Wellness Resource Center offers you instant access to authoritative health information, including encyclopedias, journals, pamphlets, streaming videos and articles covering health care, diet and fitness topics.

Whether you're a student, patient or medical professional: the Health & Wellness Resource Center is comprehensive and easy to navigate - and helps anyone seeking health information breathe a sigh of relief!

It is free and available anytime using your Southfield Library Card! 

Jazz & Blues at your library

Are you ready to dance? Bring your dancing shoes to the library on Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30pm for Brazil and Beyond!

Led by prominent Detroit-area bassist and educator Rich K, Brazil and Beyond plays traditional Brazilian and Latin American favorites, such as Girl from Ipanema, world beat-flavored pop classics, such as The Beatles' Blackbird and European classical pieces from composers such as Bach and Chopin. The group features Detroit veterans Dennis Sheridan on percussion and drums, Kurt Schreitmueller on keyboards, Garry Weinberg on guitar and Ken Braun on percussion and guitar.

There is $3.00 admission fee. Show your Friends of the Southfield Public Library membership card to receive a discount. No charge for children under 12. Sponsored by the Friends of Southfield Public Library and the Detroit Blues Society.

Southfield Public Library helps caregivers succeed!

Books and online resources on health and wellness

A place to get away and relax

Books in many formats: audio books on CDs, large print books and downloadable audio books.


New African-American Fiction

Hurricane by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Juice! by Ishmael Reed

My blue suede shoes: four novellas edited by Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall

Ray of hope by Vanessa Davis Griggs


Somebody pick up my pieces by J.D. Mason

Trying to stay saved by E. N. Joy


We ain't the Bront√ęs by Rosalyn McMillan

Check out the rest of our great programs from Summer Comedy and Juggling Show and Friends Book Cellar to Microsoft PowerPoint Computer Class.

Southfield Public Library 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076


Mon - Thu 9:30am - 9:00pm; Fri & Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm

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