Learning & Libraries

Book Recommendation – THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT

Book Recommendation – THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT

I’ve become become a big fan of the Junior Senator from Nebraska – Ben Sasse. I believe he is a great thinker and historian.  He also has been in the business of turning around companies, non-profits, and as its president, a small college.  He now is a member of the U.S. Senate, his first elected office. […]

Free Meditation Class at the Pontiac Library

Free Meditation Class at the Pontiac Library

The Heartfulness Meditation Program offers a simple set of relaxation and meditation exercises, which when practiced daily, help restore balance in life, manage stress, better your health, and most of all will lead you to inner calm and peace. The relaxation and meditation techniques are taught over free courses: Each class covers both the conceptual […]

Xposure 101 hosts free photography conference in Detroit

Xposure 101 hosts free photography conference in Detroit

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Mackinac Passage Series with Summer Adventures

Mackinac Passage Series with Summer Adventures

Mackinac Passage: A Summer Adventure Thunder Bay Press Available at Amazon or in many Michigan gift shops and book stores. With summer approaching, the Mackinac Passage series of five young adult novels are perfect for boys and girls of all ages. His legion of avid readers range from third grade to seasoned citizens. Growing up […]

From Square One Education Network

From Square One Education Network

Square One Education Network’s Karl Klimek Earns Rare George G. Mallinson Award from Michigan Science Teachers Association; Takes New Role with STEM Nonprofit Karl Klimek, long-time executive director of the Square One Education Network, will be awarded the George G. Mallinson Award by the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) at the MSTA Awards Program and […]

Founders Junior Council Announces Partnership with Lambert, Edwards & Associates

Founders Junior Council Announces Partnership with Lambert, Edwards & Associates

Founders Junior Council (FJC), a group of young professionals and one of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) largest volunteer patron groups, has partnered with Detroit-based public relations firm, Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), to promote upcoming events and to generate interest and engagement with FJC and DIA. LE&A will be working with FJC to […]

Exclusive Interview: JOHN KING, owner of John K. King Used & Rare Books in Detroit

Exclusive Interview: JOHN KING, owner of John K. King Used & Rare Books in Detroit

Internationally voted one of the World’s Best Bookstores! by Ryan Place | Mar 5, 2017 A Local Treasure – John King Books   Have You Been There ? ? Link to an interview:   http://detroitbookfest.com/exclusive-interview-john-king-owner-john-k-king-used-rare-books-detroit-internationally-voted-one-worlds-best-bookstores/ From Detroit Bookfest – Home Page:     http://detroitbookfest.com/    

U-M Frankel Scholars Set Presentation

U-M Frankel Scholars Set Presentation

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s SAJE (Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment) will host “Israel in the World,” a lecture series featuring scholars from the University of Michigan’s Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout February. The event, co-hosted by the Jewish Federation’s FedEd, is free and open […]

“A Pitch in Time” by Robert A. Lytle

“A Pitch in Time” by Robert A. Lytle

written by local author Robert A. Lytle 316 pages by Edco Publishing Ben Franklin Award 2003 U.S. & Michigan history, Civil War, Baseball, Time-travel Fourteen-year-old Mac Dugan and his family have moved to Michigan from Atlanta, Georgia, disrupting Mac’s perfect world. His Southern accent makes him the butt of every classmate’s jokes. If he can […]

JCC’s Pitt Child Development Center and Day Camps Earn National Accreditation

JCC’s Pitt Child Development Center and Day Camps Earn National Accreditation

Programs recognized among the top in the nation by earning accreditation The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s Sarah & Irving Pitt Child Development Center (Pitt CDC) and JCC Day Camps have again been honored with accreditation from two of the country’s leading organizations that advocate on behalf of children. The Pitt CDC received accreditation […]

Mr. Blair’s Labyrinth by Robert A. Lytle

Mr. Blair’s Labyrinth by Robert A. Lytle

Rochester’s local pharmacist, story teller and author, Robert Lytle, has been a hit among the area’s schools. The following is a synopsis of his latest book, “Mr. Blair’s Labyrinth.” In this adventure into the the present, past and future, two teenage brothers visit Grampa at his newly purchased, historical home. Grampa is recreating a labyrinth in […]

Detroit-inspired American Girl doll to be introduced this weekend

Detroit-inspired American Girl doll to be introduced this weekend

American Girl is introducing its new, historical Detroit-inspired doll Saturday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The popular doll retailer spent two to three years researching and developing Melody Ellison and its product line, seeking cultural and historical accuracy, said company spokesperson Stephanie Spanos. American Girl is a Mattel company with a new Michigan […]

Children’s book recalls Detroit Zoo’s last elephants

Children’s book recalls Detroit Zoo’s last elephants

The Detroit Zoo’s last two elephants — Wanda and Winky — made headlines in 2005 when their retirement to a sanctuary in California sparked an international conversation about how elephants fare and sometimes suffer in captivity. Winky was euthanized in 2008 at age 56 because of arthritis complications, and Wanda met the same fate in […]

Bloomfield Hills Father, Son Create Robotic Dining Device

Bloomfield Hills Father, Son Create Robotic Dining Device

A Bloomfield Hills father and his engineer son have developed a robotic dining device, called Obi, that makes dining a more dignified occasion for people who have Lou Gehrig’s Disease and other physical challenges that require them to rely on others to feed them. Jon Dekar and his father, Tom Dekar, spent six years developing […]

Pontiac students experience first Field Day

Pontiac students experience first Field Day

Children experienced their first Field Day at Oakland Family Services in Pontiac thanks to about 25 employees from Eagle Ottawa, an automotive leather supplier located in Rochester Hills. Eagle Ottawa employees planned and volunteered at the event that had children trying new things — like riding a tricycle, sack races and tug of war. Eagle […]

Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains the Ferndale Library Millage

Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains the Ferndale Library Millage

I’ve had the honor in the past of serving on the library board and seeing the library grow and prosper and while I’m no longer on the board, a few people have asked me to explain the library millage and I realized I didn’t know enough myself. I agree with those who say that “taxes […]

Online school gives Detroit adult dropouts diplomas

Online school gives Detroit adult dropouts diplomas

Ron Stefanski wanted nothing more to do with Detroit in 1991, the year his 85-year-old grandmother was brutally beaten and slain in her east-side home by a 14-year-old dropout. “I completely bailed on the city. I didn’t come down to sporting events,” Stefanski said. Twenty-five years later, he’s back, mending deep but fading personal wounds […]

Urbanism conference attendees praise downtown Detroit’s walkability

Urbanism conference attendees praise downtown Detroit’s walkability

Kudos and criticism were wielded by the nearly 1,500 surveyed urban planners and architects who spent up to four days in Detroit in June at the 24th Annual Congress for the New Urbanism conference. Many of the positive comments from the participants from 43 states and 28 countries centered around downtown’s walkability — a fairly […]

Detroit’s new school system officially begins today

Detroit’s new school system officially begins today

Detroit Public Schools was split today into two separate districts. DPS officials began initial preparations months ago, and they’ve been working furiously in recent weeks with state officials, attorneys, turnaround experts, vendors and others to make the transition as smooth as possible. Those efforts will continue through the summer and beyond, with a new school board elected in November that […]

Cooling off: New fountain is popular Detroit Zoo attraction

Cooling off: New fountain is popular Detroit Zoo attraction

A new attraction at the Detroit Zoo is proving popular among visitors during hot days. The fountain is located outside the $30 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center, which opened earlier this year at the zoo in Royal Oak. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/28IvsiG ) the fountain includes more than two-dozen water jets that blast […]

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