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Library Board Meeting Rescheduled

The January 27 Library Board meeting has been rescheduled to February 4 at 7:00 pm.  

Edible & Ecological Landscapes: Permaculture Techniques & Strategies for Home and Farm


January 311:00 pm
Presented by Mark Angelini and Trevor Newman of Roots to Fruits.

Permaculture is the conscious integration of annual and perennial food crops into garden design to produce a diverse and sustainable landscape.

Roots to Fruits is a permaculture design and edible landscaping firm that specializes in the planning and development of abundant, biodiverse, and durable human habitats. They work with homeowners, businesses, and farmers to develop ecologically regenerative and economically viable landscapes that produce a bounty of yields in the forms of food, medicine, enjoyment, and more.

Roots To Fruits was co-founded by Mark Angelini and Trevor Newman. They have over 10 years combined experience in the realms of art & design, horticulture, gardening, local food systems, natural building and carpentry. Roots to Fruits is fueled by their passion for ecology, homesteading, and eco-entrepreneurship.

More info is on their website: http://rootstofruits.biz/

Savvy Social Security Planning


February 12, 6:15 pm

The decisions you make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of Social Security benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime.

Attend this Educational Workshop and you will learn the answers to these and more very important Social Security questions:

  • Will Social Security be there for me?
  • How much can I expect to receive?
  • How can I maximize benefits and minimize taxes?
  • Should I collect:  Early?  At "Full Retirement Age"? Or delay?

This workshop is a must to learn the basics of Social Security and strategies to maximize your benefits and minimize your taxes!
Click here to register!

Solomon Northrup's America (Twelve Years a Slave)

February 17, 6:30 pm
Presented by Roy E. Finkenbine

Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C., and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters,Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

Roy E. Finkenbine is Professor of History and Director of the Black Abolitionist Archive at the University of Detroit Mercy.  He specializes in African American history and the Civil War era.  Among his publications are the five-volume Black Abolitionist Papers, 1830-1865 (1985-1992), Witness for Freedom: African American Voices on Race, Slavery, and Emancipation (1993), and Sources of the African American Past (1997, 2004).  He frequently consults with local history museums and was recently reappointed by Gov. Snyder to the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission. 

At present, he is writing a book tentatively titled Day of Reckoning; One Ex-Slave‚Äôs Quest for Freedom, Citizenship, and Reparations.  It was profiled in July 2012 in USA Today, the Washington Post, the London (England) Daily Mail, Huffington Post, and hundreds of other media outlets.

Make a Terrarium or Dish Garden


February 7, 1:30 pm

Join us as we make terrariums and dish gardens from recycled materials.  We will supply everything, but you can bring your own container if you prefer.  This program is for teens aged 10 years and older.  

Please RSVP here.

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