Readers interested in books with a pure Michigan connection can sample the Library’s collection of 2011 Michigan Notable Books, including Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City. Author John Gallagher will talk about his book on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 PM in the Library’s Friends Auditorium.
In remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War and to coincide with our April Civil War programs, we have created a Civil War exhibit featuring items from a special collection donated to ROPL in May of 1966 by Ralzemond Drake Parker. Mr. Parker was the son of Royal Oak pioneers, Ralzemond A. and Sarah Drake Parker.
If you want to educate yourself about making smart, safe investment choices, take advantage of a series of free workshops offered by experts from the state of Michigan’s Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation. The department offers unbiased, non-commercial information as part of its Investor Education Program.
On Friday, March 11, the north-eastern part of Japan was hit by a 9.0 earthquake, which subsequently produced a tsunami that, in some places, reached up to 33 feet. The resulting devastation from this tsunami took thousands of lives, destroyed whole villages and caused a potential nuclear disaster. Japan has a long history of recovering from disasters, but they also have a history full of color and stories.
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.
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