Thursday, April 16, 2009

Learn how art reflects America's history

On Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. in the Library Programming Center, join Wayne State University art history professor Wendy C. Evans for her talk, Picturing America.

America’s art tells America’s story – the optimism, struggles, triumphs, humor and pain. In a richly illustrated presentation, Evans will explore how people from the earliest inhabitants to artists of today have pictured the society, history and landscape of this country and reflected its ideas and ideals. Images will range from realistic paintings by John Singleton Copley to modern abstractions by Jackson Pollock and from the innocent America captured in Norman Rockwell's early work to the struggles of black Americans seen in his late paintings and in the work of black artists like Jacob Lawrence.

This program is held in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America exhibit. Registration is required. Please call (586) 446-2640 or visit

Mom's Club Book Discussion is Monday

The Mom's Club Book Discussion Group will tackle Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates on Monday, April 20 at 10 a.m. in the Library Programming Center. Stay-at-home moms, part-time working moms and care givers are welcome to come for the discussion and light refreshments and bring the kids too! A play area will be set up for the little ones. Feel free to come even if you haven't finished the book, have only seen the movie or would like to have some input on future reading selections. It's a great way to meet other area moms! For more information, call (586) 446-2669.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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