Arts @ Your Library – Once Upon a Time

once upon a timeWho: Preschool – 3rd grade
Date: Monday, November 3rd
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room

Once Upon a Time is an engaging collection of favorite children’s classics including Three Billy Goats Gruff, Reynard the Fox and The Three Little Pigs that are sure to delight.

Presented by Wild Swan Theater, three performers and a musician create all the magic inherent in these timeless stories making this theater experience unforgettable.

Detroit: Unique Street Names

woodwardDate: Wednesday, November 5th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room

Many towns have an Elm Street, Washington Boulevard or Second Avenue. Setting Detroit apart are the recognizable names of streets like Woodward, Beaubien, Mount Elliot and Selden. Behind each of these monikers is a man or woman who played a part in Detroit’s past. This unique presentation uses everyday street signs to explore the 313 years of Detroit’s history and the story of the people whose legacy is traversed by citizens every day.

Presented by Joel Stone, senior curator for the Detroit Historical Society.

Creecy Book Discussion: My Mother was Nuts

  • my mother was nutsTuesday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. (Meeting Room)
  • Wednesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. (Meeting Room)

My Mother was Nuts by Penny Marshall
Most people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don’t know is her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to Hollywood’s star-studded sets, offering up some hilarious detours along the way. Throughout it all, from her childhood spent tap dancing in the Bronx, to her rise as the star of Laverne & Shirley, Penny lived by simple rules: “try hard, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.” With humor and heart, My Mother Was Nuts reveals there’s no one else quite like Penny Marshall.