Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June E-Newsletter - Verlander Book Signing via @detroitlibrary

Detroit Public Library
Detroit Public Library

June 2012
In This Issue
Veteran's Hiring Fair
Exhibits @ Main
Detroit 24/7 Finale Celebration
Verlander Book Signing
Hot Read of the Month
Main Library - Cass Entrance

Free Veteran's Hiring Fair Detroit
 Veteran's Job Fair

If you know a Veteran who is seeking a new job opportunity and could benefit from some career coaching assistance, please refer them to the Veteran Hiring Fair on June 26-28, 2012 at Detroit's COBO Center.
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Exhibits @ Main   


Stop by the Detroit Public Library as we showcase some of Metro Detroit's top artists this summer  

at Exhibits @ Main, a series of exhibitions at the Detroit Public Library's - Main Library all summer long:     


Doogle 4 Google Michigan Finalists\
Now on Display  
Doodle 4 Google National Winner
Dylan Hoffman of Caledonia, Wisc., is the 2012 United States Doodle 4 Google National Winner.

We Are A Musical People  
Now on Display 
2012 We Are A Musical People

Dale Rich -
Freedom Seekers

Now on Display     

 Freedom Seeker

Reveal Your Detroit 

Opens on June 15  
The DIA, in collaboration with the Detroit Public Library, and with support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will be hosting a community display of photographs submitted through the Detroit Self-Portrait project and the Reveal Your Detroit program.
Reveal Your Detroit  


Coming in July

Timothy Orikri 

Timothy Orikri

SuVon & Siana Treece 


SuVon Treece

Siana Treece 



Join Us Tonight!

Detroit 24_7


Detroit 24/7 Game Finale Celebration @ the Main Library's Adam Strohm Hall    


Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

Join the fun with free food, fun activities and cool prizes for top game participants. This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the employees lot off of Putnam Street.

Detroit 24/7 sponsored by Detroit Works Project Long Term, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and





Rocks Across the Pond
by Richard and Kathy Verlander

Regardless of how
much talent they may possess, young people will not thrive and reach their full potential without the guidance and mentoring of key individuals and loved ones in their lives. 


Meet and greet the parents of A.L. Cy Young winner and Detroit Tigers star pitcher Justin Verlander as they discuss the journey and life lessons they have learned along the way in raising successful young adults.   


To pre-purchase the book just fill out a form for the inscription at the Detroit Shoppe in person or by phone 248-816-5470.



Richard and Kathy Verlander Book Signing

Thursday, June 14

Noon - 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Detroit Shoppe

Somerset Collection - North

2nd Floor, Near Macy's  


A portion of the proceeds from this event to benefit the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation.    





2012 Comerica Java & Jazz Concert Series  

Tuesday, June 19th @ 6:00 p.m. 

You're in for a musical treat this month as we welcome a jazz music legend to the Comerica Java & Jazz concert stage.  Come out and join us for the amazing sounds of the Marcus & Joan Belgrave Jazz Ensemble

The renowned trumpeter and his vocalist wife perform jazz Marcus & Joan Belgrave Jazz Ensembleand blues at its finest as they take a musical journey from the '30s to the present. Marcus Belgrave, known for his longtime gig as the master jazz trumpeter for Ray Charles, has enthralled audiences world-wide with his musical virtuosity.  Enter in the powerful, yet alluring voice of his wife Joan Belgrave and you have a must see event to mark on your calendar.

Comerica Java & Jazz  


Hot Read of the Month 



by Toni Morrison    

Toni Morrison Home
The power comes not from the world-famous author's name printed on the cover but from the story within.   
And what a story it is: a tale of post-war homecoming that captures the United States' chilling history of racism, but also celebrates the courage of those strong enough to face it. 
The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. 
An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home--and himself in it--may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from, which he's hated all his life.  
As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he thought he could never possess again. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood--and his home. 

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