Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book Beat Holiday Hours #bookstore #michlit

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New Holiday Hours for December, 2011: The Book Beat will be open on Monday -Wednesday: 10 AM- 8 PM.  Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 10 AM- 9 PM, & Sundays: 12-5 PM //  Sat., Dec. 24; 10 AM- 6 PM // Sat., Dec. 31st 10 AM -6 PM.


Book Beat is an independent locally owned bookstore serving the Metro-Detroit area since 1982. We are located at 26010 Greenfield (between  10 and 11 mile road) in Oak Park, just North (a few blocks) of the I-696 at Greenfield exit. Special orders are always welcome. We offer free gift wrapping, personal service and daily shipping within the USA or overseas at reasonable prices.



Book Beat is an independent locally owned bookstore serving the metro Detroit area since 1982. We appreciate your support and comments. Special orders are always welcome! For more information please call 248-968-1190 during store hours Mon.-Fri. 10 am-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-7 pm & Sun. 12-5pm. Visit us in person at 26010 Greenfield in Oak Park, MI 48237 or online 24/7 at - Thank you for reading!

Southfield Public Library - December news and events

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Great Gifts available at the Friends Book Cellar 


Give the gift of a great book this holiday season.  The Friends Book Cellar has thousands of great gently used books available at amazing prices.  They have coffee table to children's books from romance to reference books and magazines to music sheets.

The Friends Book Cellar on the lower level of the library will be open:

Thursday, December 1 from 10:00am - 8:00pm

Friday, December 2 from 12:00 - 5:00pm

Saturday, December 3 from 11:00am - 5:00pm

Get lost in image

The Associated Press cameras capture major events throughout the world to your neighborhood.  Search this archive of pictures with over one million photos.


The archive includes contemporary news images, historical figures, celebrities, and images drawn from key events of the 20th century as well as graphics, audio, and text files.  

View the Associated Press Images anytime using your Southfield Library Card! 

Exploring Africa in Southfield


The Southfield Public Library invites you to join us for an evening celebrating the continent of Africa.

We will explore holidays and celebrations in Africa. What are different ways holidays are celebrated across the continent? How have celebrations like Christmas become incorporated into local cultures and given different twists from American celebrations?

Feel free to dress in African attire.

Hosted by Professor Emeritus J. Calvin McCray. Refreshments courtesy of Art Moran Buick GMC.

Thursday, December 8th at 6:00pm in the Auditorium.

Closed Dates

The Library will be closed on the following dates in December:

Sunday, December 18

Friday, December 23 - Monday, December 26

Friday, December 30 - Monday, January 2


Even if the library is closed access our research sources, e-books, downloadable audio books through our website.

Southfield Public Library helps kids succeed!

Battle of the Books encourages reading.

Books and online research sources to help with homework.

Your favorite books, movies, graphic novels and CDs.

Librarians to answer your questions from a new book to homework help.   


Can it, bottle it, smoke it: and other kitchen projects


The Deen Bros. get fired up: grilling, tailgating, picnicking and more

Jekka's herb cookbook

Recipes remembered: a celebration of survival: the remarkable stories and authentic recipes of Holocaust survivors 


Saveur: the new comfort food: home cooking from around the world

Check out the rest of our great programs from Junior Library Board meeting to Basic Computer Skills Class and Family Movie Night with the Lion King.

Southfield Public Library 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076


Mon - Thu 9:30am - 9:00pm; Fri & Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm ; Sun 1:00 - 5:00pm

The Spotlight Novel via

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The Spotlight Novel
"We The People, Forming a More Perfect Union"
November 30, 2011 through December, 6 2011 - Vol 118
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We The People

In this week's Spotlight we feature "We The People, Forming a More Perfect Union" by Clifford Sanders, Jr.

What a great day when America looked beyond color and chose a man of integrity, character, a spirit of inclusion, and the heart of a servant to be the 44th U.S. President. A working class citizen who rose from humble beginnings, the President believes that a perfect union allows all people of color, class, and socioeconomic backgrounds access to America's riches. All these things which make him loved among working Americans are the same reasons he is loathed among men within a secret society who have sworn allegiance to destroy both him and America.

Clifford Sanders
Clifford L. Sanders, Jr. is an author, professor, critical criminologist, manager, consultant, speaker, minister, and co-founder of Anglin, Sanders, & Streeter Criminological Consulting firm. He has extensive experience in the areas of higher education, military service, ministry, public speaking, human services, the courts, juvenile justice, and probation, and brings to the conversation years of policy analysis, provoking thought, exposure of abusive bureaucracies, research, writing, teaching, scholarship, and public service. Sanders currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his family.

Our new website has been launched. Click onto any link in this email and browse through this cyber-space meeting place. Here many unknown, little known and soon to be well known writers, authors and people of literary prowess gather, eager to share their craft.

Coming in November, Online Book Clubs. Check back and join a book club of your choice. Read a novel on a monthly basis and share your thoughts and opinions with other members. It is certain to be fun and informative.

Poster Kraze, Inc. has created the "Author Collective" a consortium of self- published authors sharing ideas about the business of publishing. Our current roster of books include:

· 44th Barack H. Obama- Michael Williams

· Being Married and Loving It- Bennie Cross

· Pet Pals- Marcia LaFramboise

· Investing Tips For Smart People- Sarita Sowell

· Reality From The Heart- Richard T. James

· For Your Eyes Only- Richard T. James

· Crawlers- NeCee

· Grooming Him for Her- NeCee

· Words Cross & Across- Dr. Eugene Williams, Sr.

. No Experience Necessary- LaNay Harris

· Heidi's Happy Clients- Tony Dorian

· Wrench and The Super Saw- Tony Dorian

· Jose Makes a New Chip- Tony Dorian

. Hustle While You Work- Hotep

. Hustler's Gospel- Hotep

. Hustler's 10 Commandments-Hotep

. From a Thug 2 a Man- Clyde Tse

. I Count For Something- Phyllis Fecilia

. Midnight Blue-Tracy Moore

.Songs in the Night-Tracy Moore

.Twelve Universal Laws of Success- Herbert Harris

.America the Racists-Herbert Harris

.The Magic Pencil-Karen E. Dabney

.I Can Do Anything-Carolyn Mattocks

.Play Through The Foul-Vera-Jones

. The Bum Magnet-K. L. Brady

. What To Do When Life Hands You A Devastating Diagnosis-L. J. Holloway

. The Brothers Popovic-Steve Roberts

. Diary of A... - Sylvia Hubbard

. Keeper of Secrets-Anjuelle Floyd

. Broken Wings-William Dunn

. Is There a Balm in Black America? -Dr. Pam Payne Foster, MD

Journo's Diary-Chris Thomas

Dawn of Deliverance-Jim Peters

Shhhh! Don't Say A Word-Dr. Loren Due

A through Z Alphabet 26-Dr. Glenna Tyler

Silence is Power-Prince DeBayo Ogunmeno

Michael Williams
Check out our website, new books are added to our roster monthly. All books listed above would be a great addition to any library, classroom, bookstore, or book club.

Call us or visit our website today to place your order!

Michael Williams
Senior Account Executive
P. O. Box 211097
Detroit, MI 48221

phone: 313-446-2262

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Information Sessions - 2012 Kresge Artist Fellowships in the Literary and Performing Arts via @artservemi

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Learn more about the 2012 Kresge Artist Fellowships in the Literary and Performing Arts and get tips on your application!

RSVP HERE to reserve your space at our upcoming Information Session:



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011, 2-4 p.m.

Virgil H. Carr Cultural Center 

311 East Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
MAP AND DIRECTIONS (google map) 



FEBRUARY 1, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EST


Information Sessions are for those interested in applying for a 2012 Kresge Artist Fellowship in the Literary Arts or Performing arts. Sessions provide an overview of the application process, information on changes to this year's application, an opportunity for questions and answers, and information about the professional practice opportunities offered to awarded fellows by ArtServe Michigan.  



Every year there are new review panels with new perspectives and backgrounds. If you applied previously, we encourage you to reapply!


Fellowship applications are only available online at

For more information on guidelines and application requirements, please visit our website and thoroughly read the GUIDE to the applications.  




Kresge Arts in Detroit, funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies, provides significant financial support for Kresge Artist Fellowships annually, each consisting of a $25,000 award and customized professional practice opportunities for metropolitan Detroit artists in the literary, performing and visual arts.

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