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Friends of the Library, Dearborn Newsletter November 2013 The purpose of this non-profit organization shall be to foster closer relations between the Dearborn Department of Libraries, the Dearborn city government, and the people of Dearborn; and further to promote knowledge of, and informed interest in, the functions, services, resources and needs of the public library.

“Light’s Golden Jubilee: Henry Honors a Friend” presented by Steven Stanford Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:00 PM Henry Ford Centennial Library

Historian Steven Stanford will take an in depth look at the celebration created by Henry Ford to honor Thomas Edison at the 50th anniversary of the invention of the light bulb. The event also served as the dedication of the Edison Institute - The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Mr. Stanford operates “H is for Henry Publications” in Howell. He is an author and lecturer specializing in subjects involving the early auto industry. His presentations have included Albert Kahn, Thomas Edison, the Rouge Factory, and a number of variations on his favorite theme, Henry Ford. He is an avid researcher and enjoys the process of research as much as the writing and presenting. Serving on the Board of Directors for the Henry Ford Heritage Association, Mr. Stanford is also a member of the Society of Automotive Historians, the Motor Cities National Heritage Area, the Early Ford V8 Foundation, the Hartland Historical Society and the Richmond Hill Historical Society. Please note the date change of the program to Tuesday, November 12 (changed due to election day).

Kroger Community Rewards You can help FOLD earn more funds for library programs every time you shop at Kroger. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to sign up for the Kroger program. FOLD WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

Bridget Turner John Manolis

Used Book Sale Well, our first sale of the season is history! We saw many familiar faces on October 2nd as well as some newcomers, and I’m happy to report total sales of $2,443.51, which will certainly help support our library system! Part of that total came from items sold in the showcase and on the 2nd floor shelves throughout the previous month. Please remember that those areas are available to browse during all library hours. Our next sale will be on Wednesday, November 6th, and as always we will have freshly stocked shelves of fiction (paperback, hardcover, mystery, western, short stories, large print, etc.), nonfiction (home repair, history, arts & entertainment, travel, religion, cookbooks, language & literature, poetry, pets, health & fitness, etc.), magazines, record albums, compact discs, audiobooks, DVDs, VHS tapes, and more! Our feature for the month will be cookbooks so everyone from beginning cooks to culinary artists can find something scrumptious to read! And we will continue to offer our $1 mystery bags as well as clearance-priced items in the rotunda. FOLD can use your help in publicizing the book sale. Please tell your friends, neighbors, relatives, parents who homeschool their children, etc. about the wonderful deals we offer at our sale. Our continued success depends upon you! Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to seeing everyone at the next sale, on Wednesday, November 6th, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Laura Litterio FOLD Book Sale Coordinator


Friends of the Library, Dearborn Newsletter November 2013 The purpose of this non-profit organization shall be to foster closer relations between the Dearborn Department of Libraries, the Dearborn city government, and the people of Dearborn; and further to promote knowledge of, and informed interest in, the functions, services, resources and needs of the public library.

BLOCKBUSTER FILMS 7:00 p.m. Henry Ford Centennial Library

CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE FAMILY NIGHT October 21 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) - Bud Abbott and Lou Costello play porters who encounter Dracula, the Wolfman and the Frankenstein monster in a madcap mix of comedy and Universal horror legends. (Not Rated, 83 min.) Bring the kids and see a classic horror movie at the library! Do a spooky creature craft in the Children’s Department starting anytime after 6:00, then join us for popcorn and punch in the lobby beginning at 6:30 with the movie at 7:00. Happy Halloween! October 28 - The Haunting1963) - Widely regarded as one of the greatest haunted house movies ever made, The Haunting tells the story of a chosen group of people out to solve the supernatural mystery of Hill House. The film relies on suggestion and suspense to create a palpable atmosphere of dread and terror. (Not Rated, 112 min.) November 4 - Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) - When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find that an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. (Rated PG-13, 132 min.) November 11 - No program - Veterans Day Holiday November 18 - The Manchurian Candidate (1962) After President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963 (fifty years ago this month), star Frank Sinatra allegedly pulled this tale of brainwashing and political assassination from circulation, and it remained largely unseen for many years until the late 1980s, when it was re-discovered and widely proclaimed a classic. Sinatra stars as a former Korean War POW who slowly unravels a Communist assassination plot involving one of his fellow captives. Also starring Laurence Harvey and Angela Lansbury. (Not Rated, 126 min.) November 25 - Mary Poppins (1964) - There is only one word that comes close to accurately describing Mary Poppins: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Julie Andrews won an Oscar as the world's most magically idealized nanny ("practically perfect in every way," and complete with lighter-than-air umbrella), and Dick Van

Dyke is her clownishly charming beau, Bert the chimney sweep. Featuring the songs A Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cher-ee and the touchingly melancholy Feed the Birds. A wonderful way for the entire family to begin the holiday week! (Rated G, 139 min.)

Library News Retirement workshops offered With support from Friends of the Library-Dearborn, the Dearborn Public Library is offering a series of workshops focused on planning for retirement. The next series is called “Rejuvenate Your Retirement,” and will cover health care planning, investment, estate planning, and retirement income sources such as Social Security and IRA’s. The course is being taught by an outside instructor with many years of experience in the field and in teaching these courses. Registrants may choose to attend on Tuesdays, October 22 and 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. OR on Thursdays, October 31 and November 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Advance registration is required and there is a fee of $39.00 payable at the time of registration. Two people may attend together with no additional charge. For more information, please call the library at 313-9432330. Everyone’s Reading Program The “Everyone’s Reading” program returns to the Dearborn Public Library this fall. “Everyone’s Reading” is a community-wide reading program sponsored by metro Detroit public libraries in Oakland and Wayne counties. Now in its twelfth year, “Everyone’s Reading” promotes community dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. This year’s selection is The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More by Bruce Feiler. He writes the This Life column about today’s families for the Sunday New York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Mr. Feiler will speak about The Secrets of Happy Families and his experiences as a writer on the following dates: Tuesday, October 29 at 7 p.m. at the Hindu Temple of Canton, 44955 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton, and Wednesday, October 30 at 10 a.m. at Temple Beth El,


Friends of the Library, Dearborn Newsletter November 2013 The purpose of this non-profit organization shall be to foster closer relations between the Dearborn Department of Libraries, the Dearborn city government, and the people of Dearborn; and further to promote knowledge of, and informed interest in, the functions, services, resources and needs of the public library.

7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Township. A ticket will be required for Bruce Feiler’s appearances. Tickets are free but limited. Contact the library for more information and ticket availability. Bellini Opera Join baritone Dino Valle and friends from the Bellini Opera Theatre for a lecture and performance series of Bel Canto, Italian classics, and Neopolitan songs. Performances for the rest of the year will be on Thursday, November 21 and Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Henry Ford Centennial Library and are free of charge.

President’s Message We started off this season with a great program on the Vietnam War and the display of the Michigan Vietnam traveling memorial wall. Our November 5th program will be about Henry Ford honoring Thomas Edison. Sounds good! I hope to see you there and also at the Blockbuster movies - we have a great lineup of films. Don Valocik


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