Kirk Douglas will be remembered, in death as in life, for his enduring lead roles of the mid 20th Century. Most recognized for playing historic Roman revolutionary Spartacus, Douglas is also known for another Stanley Kubrick film, Paths of Glory, and for his portrayal of Vincent Van Gogh in Lust for Life. Check out the list below for his works in film and in print.

Starting Friday, January, 31st, we will have the following 2019 tax materials available in the lobby of the library:

  • Federal 1040/1040-SR tax form booklets
  • Federal 1040/1040-SR instruction booklets
  • MI 1040 tax form and instructions booklet

 For additional tax materials, please speak with one of our librarians.

Click here for the IRS Forms, Instructions & Publications

Click here for more information on Michigan taxes

 

 

 

 

Kobe Bryant was one of the most talented and influential athletes of the 20th Century. He was revered around the world for his physical abilities as well as his intellectual prowess. Bryant inspired a generation while encouraging the youth to excel beyond the expectations of others. For more about Kobe and his contributions, check out these materials. 

Creative Candle Making

Join us in developing an original candle creation. We will have supplies on hand for adding color, fragrance, or touches of flair. You are welcome to bring your own container and supplies as well, such as a mason jar, flower petals, or essential oils. Limit one candle per attendee. 

Registration is required and begins January 23.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. 

Whether you love to cozy-up or you’re forced to retreat from the elements, this kit offers a variety of activities for both quiet contemplation and rowdy socialization. The Cabin Fever Kit includes the book American Cozy: Hygge-Inspired Ways to Create Comfort & Happiness, a foam axe-throwing game, a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, crossword puzzles, house-themed coloring sheets with markers, and a deck of cards.

To go along with the kit, check out some of the library materials listed below.

For the Love of Cabins

Into the forest by Jean Hegland
Also available in: video

Ernest J. Gaines was born outside of Baton Rouge, LA in 1933. At age 15, Gaines moved with his family to California, where he encountered greater equal access to education. After attending San Francisco State University, he was awarded fellowship at Stanford. Gaines returned to Louisiana in 1963 and garnered critical acclaim with his 1971 book The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. That book and his 1993 novel, A Lesson Before Dying, were both made into feature films. You may find these titles and other powerful works by Gaines in our collection.

The first African-American to win a Nobel Prize, Toni Morrison has become a household name. In fact, in her 50+ year career, Morrison was awarded dozens of honors for her indelible works including the Pulitzer and the Presidential Medal of Honor. Morrison was active literarily and socially active up to her passing at the age of 88. Her legacy will live on.

Beloved : a novel by Toni Morrison
God help the child by Toni Morrison

“D. A. Pennebaker was a groundbreaking documentary filmmaker best known for capturing pivotal moments in the history of rock music and politics, including Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of England, the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, and Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign.” 

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are the "Oscars" of the comics world. Check below for a list the award-winning titles. Visit the San Diego Comic-Con site for the complete list of categories and nominees

Best Continuing Series

Giant days. Volume ten by 1976- John Allison

A collection of graphic novels featuring LGBTQIA+ characters and creators: light, dark, funny, sweet, introspective, nostalgic, triggering, romantic, artsy, revolutionary, representative. 

Generations by artist 1988- Flavia Biondi

Coming out as a young gay man in a provincial country town had led to ugly clashes with his conservative father, and the urban metropolis of Milan had been a welcome change from the stifling small town life of his childhood and the anger and bewilderment of some members of his family. But now, Matteo finds himself with little choice but to return home, with no money, no job, and an uncertain future, like so many other young people of his millennial generation. Afraid of encountering his estranged father, he instead takes refuge with his extended family, at a house shared by his grandmother, three aunts, and his very pregnant cousin. 

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.

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