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Baldwin Public Library
Dear Motown Writers Network,
Thank you for subscribing to the Baldwin's eNews. We have some great programming coming up. Check out the calendar for a complete list of events. As always, see you at the library.
Labor Day through Memorial Day
Monday through Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Writers Live with Jaimy Gordon
Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Made possible by the Jane Cameron Endowment Fund
Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Book Beat
Most recently, Dr. Gordon won the 2010 National Book Award for fiction for Lord of Misrule. Lord of Misrule was also a 2011 Michigan Notable Books selection. Dr. Gordon currently teaches at Western Michigan University and in the Prague Summer Program for Writers.
Opening Minds Series
This program series on brain science and mental health is presented in collaboration with the Oakland County Mental Health Authority.
Register by calling 248-858-0929 or emailing RegisterMe@occmha.org
Hope Givers, Hope Receivers, Hope Stealers Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m.
In this inspiring class you will applaud Sherri Rushman's personal recovery from mental illness and share her passion to pass on the importance of hope in healing from mental illness and in fostering goals and dreams. You'll learn how to become a hope giver and hope receiver, identify some hope stealers you have known and remember how not to become one!
Impact of Mental Illness on the Family
Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Mental Illness affects the entire family, spouses, siblings & parents, not just the person with the illness. This class, presented by Mary Ellen & Leon Judd, is designed to educate and inform family members about brain disorders and relationship issues. The more we learn, the more helpful we can be to our loved one, but also to ourselves, as we learn to accept and adjust to the changes in the family.
Adventures in Recovery:
"We're not in Kansas Anymore, Toto!"
Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Being diagnosed with a mental illness usually comes as a sudden catastrophe, turning the world upside down and leaving a person confused, frightened and quite overwhelmed. Join the Community Network Services Anti-Stigma Team as they share their experiences navigating this "brave new world" and join in their unique journey "Down the Yellow Brick Road" which leads to recovery.
National Reading Group Month Celebration
Bonnie Jo Campbell & Samuel Park
Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Reading Month with a special lineup of authors! Samuel Park, author of This Burns My Heart, and Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of Once Upon A River will both be a part of this exciting program. This program is co-sponsored by the Women's National Book Association (WNBA).
Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Join in for thoughtful conversation on current topics of interest.
Danielle McGuire: At the Dark End of the Street
Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored in part by the Michigan Center for the Book and presented in collaboration with the Race Relations & Diversity Task Force.
Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Book Beat.
In this groundbreaking and important book, Danielle McGuire places black women and their experiences at the center of a whole new history of the civil rights movement.
Detroit Institute of Arts Inside Out Program
Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Be a Part of the Art. This presentation will provide an overview of the Inside|Out program, which brings reproductions of artwork from the DIA collection to communities throughout the greater Metro Detroit area, including those currently on view in Birmingham. The 80 works in Inside|Out, however, are only a small fraction of the DIA's collection, and this presentation will provide a sense of why it is considered one of the six greatest art museums in the United States, an unparalleled cultural resource for the people of Southeast Michigan. Local activities and some of the community-based interpretive programs will be discussed. Presented in collaboration with the Birmingham Public Arts Board.