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 2023 WINTER ADULT PROGRAMS

 
*Registration is required unless otherwise noted.
 
Register online, at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 248-628-3034. 
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Fiction Addiction Adult Book Club

Join our book club! Read the book and join the discussion! Copies will be provided.

Fridays: December 21, January 27 and February 24

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Wednesdays in December 14, January 4 and February 22

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Book Selections

December:  The Women of Copper County by Mary Doria Russell

January:  The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

February: Apeirogon by Colum McCann

Book Bingo is back for the Winter!

Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m.

December 20, January 17, February 21

No registration required.

Play traditional bingo and win books. Bring a friend or neighbor—this fun-loving group welcomes new players.

Winter Reading Challenge, January 1-31, 2023

All the Feels! This year’s Winter Reading Challenge theme is all about looking ahead to the future—to the new year, new normal, new resolutions, and all the feelings that come with it. All the Feels encourages readers of all ages to feel, experience, and dive into how reading enlivens our emotions—all while earning badges on a virtual bingo card! Participants will earn fun emoji-themed badges for logging the minutes or books they read, completing activities, submitting book reviews, and earning bingo. Join the excitement, a chance to win a prize and read! Register and join the challenge at https://miopl.beanstack.org

Wednesday, January 25

6:30-8:30pm

The Motor City Wheel of Life with Michelle Bommarito. Come start the New Year all cozy by the fire with hot herbal tea and inspiring conversation with Wellness Chef Michelle Bommarito! Bommarito realized after many experimental years that “Balance” in life is key…yet was much easier said than done…So she created this course to constantly enforce self-betterment. The Detroit Motor City Wheel of Life will provide a “birds eye view” of life and allow one to view levels of satisfaction in various areas. The tool is a way of looking on how balance may already exist or how to make improvements and focus energy in different areas in order to gain more enrichment. The Motor City Wheel of Life is a simple exercise that will assist on the journey in making desired changes and to truly live out the life imagined…

Introduction to Meditation

Mondays

7:00 -8:00 pm

On the Following Dates:

December 19, January 16, February 20.

Learn different kinds of meditation techniques from meditation teacher, Krista Wilder.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Exhibit: January-March 2023, Native treaties, Shared rights on loan from the Clarke Historical Library

Land. Rights. Education. These were some of the things affected when the United States and Native governments signed treaties. The documents created agreements that profoundly changed both the Federal Government and the Native tribes. Europeans gained perpetual right to the land they called the United States. In return Native Americans gained many guarantees, some granted for as long as the United States existed. Explore how land, rights, and education came together as indigenous people and the United States Government created the legal understanding that underlies today’s State of Michigan.

Speakers:

Wednesday, January 11

7:00-8:00 pm

“Indian History of Southeastern Michigan” by Al and David Eicher

This lecture and multi-media presentation provides “proof positive” information about Michigan’s Thumb region, being rich in Native American History dating back to ancient times.

Wednesday, January 18

7:00-8:00pm

“Native Treaties in the Great Lakes Region."” by Nicholas Pucchio, Ph. D. Oakland University. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Michigan was dominated by the Anishinaabe and Wyandot nations. However, U.S. territorial officials arranged deceitful treaties that eroded Indigenous control of the Great Lakes region. This talk will explore how these treaties exploited Indigenous nations and how the Anishinaabe and Wyandot peoples adapted to early U.S. expansion.

Wednesday, February 1

7:00-8:00pm

“Warrior Lawyer” by Audrey Geyer. WARRIOR LAWYERS is an inspiring and compelling one- hour documentary that invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models. It focuses on the under reported themes of Nation Re-Building, Tribal Justice and Cultural Revitalization. Audrey Geyer, an independent documentary producer/director will discuss the film and take questions.

Wednesday, February 8

7:00-8:00 pm

Native American Themes and Symbolism in Michigan Architecture by Jeff Morrison. Historian and photographer and author of Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City and Guardians of Michigan, Morison will enlighten and discuss Native American themes and motifs on architecture across our state. The author will have copies of his books for purchase and signing.

 Wednesday, February 15

7:00-8:00 pm

‘Michigan's Native Americans” by Historian and Naturalist Randy Baker: Through hands on experiences, demonstrations, the use of actual artifacts and materials that range from 600 - 12,000 years of age, and other materials students develop a better understanding of what life was like for the 3-Fires and other Native American Nations that used Michigan's natural resources in their everyday life. 

Friday Fireside Chat (Part of Native treaties Exhibit):

Friday, March 17, 2023

2:00-3:00 pm

Leslie Pielak, Director of Birmingham Museum and author of The Saginaw Trail: From Native American to Woodward Avenue will tell “the story of the ancient path that transformed early Michigan and of the people whose lives intertwined on the iconic road”.