Born 100 years ago on March 26th, 1911, Tennessee Williams is best known for the movie adaptation of his play, A Streetcar Named Desire. And high school students might be familiar with his play, The Glass Menagerie. But no matter who you are, you’ve most likely heard of Williams, watched one the many movies his works inspired or checked out a play he wrote.
Popular novelist Michael Connelly will be making two area appearances in April as part of Metro Detroit's Everyone's Reading 2011, a one book/one community program. Royal Oak library cardholders will be able to enter a raffle to win a pair of tickets to attend one of the author talks.
Connelly, who penned the popular Harry Bosch detective series, will speak on Thursday, April 14 at 2:00 PM at the Community House, 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham. Eight pairs of tickets for that event will be raffled for Royal Oak library cardholders.
Connelly will also speak Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 PM at the Berman Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield. Fourteen pairs of tickets will be raffled for that session.
Raffle entries must be in the boxes in the Library by Monday, March 28 at 5:00 PM. One entry per cardholder, please. Enter one of the raffles for the event you plan to attend.
With the March celebration of National Women's History Month, it is a good time to take a look at feminism through the decades. The Library offers a mixture of new and classic titles exploring the issues that have challenged women in America.
Federal Budget Online
Citizens wanting to learn more about President Barack Obama’s 2012 budget can browse an authenticated copy via the government’s federal digital system. Along with the budget, there are three other budget volumes of interest:
Read Michigan Governor’s Budget
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed executive budget for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 is available at the State Budget Office’s website, along with other budget documents.
In anticipation of the planned February 17 release of the state budget, readers may want to take a look at Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s 2011 Citizen’s Guide to Michigan’s Financial Health. The 25-page report takes a look at how the state spends the public’s dollars, the state’s fiscal health and the key demographic and economic trends that have emerged in Michigan.
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