Saturday, March 1, 2014

DPL's Redford Branch News for March, 2014

Library News & Information

CCS (Center for Creative Studies) Art for Middle School Students
Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
For Middle school students with a serious interest in art and strong family support. 
This workshop helps students prepare their personal art portfolio and encourages
 them to apply to Detroit’s quality high school art programs. Middle school students

Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:30 - 7:30
Math tutoring for algebra, geometry,
trig and pre-calc. Teens & adults

Hollywood Golf              
Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hollywood's goal is to expose young people to educational
opportunities through the sport of Golf.  Emphasis is on
golf, citizenship, and good living. Children/Teens ages 4-18

Rosedale Park Girl Scouts
Monday, March 10, 24, 5:30 - 7:30
Daisy Girl Scouts through Senior
Scouts - 5 troops. Girls, grades 1-10

DCAD (Detroit Communities Against Diabetes)
Tuesdays, March 5,12,19,26, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Diabetes Education and management support. Adult

Junior Youth Empowerment
Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 4:00 - 7:30
Life skills for elementary and middle school kids.


Preschool Storytime
Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30 - 11:00ish

Redford Book Club
Saturday, March 29, 11:30 - 1:00
When Washington was in Vogue by
Edward Christopher Williams. Adults

Knit & Crochet Club
Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 5:30 - 7:30
Bring your own projects, join in the fun.               

Wednesday, March 5, 19, 6:30 - 8:00
Toastmasters fosters confidence, the
ability to communicate, persuade and lead. Adults

Saturday, 3/8/2013, 2:00 - 4:00  
Bring your projects and ideas; some sewing machines
available Teens – Adults

Scrapbook Making   
Saturday, March 8, 1:30 - 5:30    
Bring your scrapbooking supplies and
enjoy the company of other scrapbookers
as you create your memorable pages. Adults

Saturday, March 22, 12:30 - 5:30
Study of Ancient African History. Families

Daphane's Doves
Saturday, March 15, 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Grief support for youth that have lost a loved one

Illuminate Spoken Word
Monday  March 17, 6:00-7:30
Poetry , students demonstrate skills  under the guidance of artist
Jammii Tata

Teacher's Choice "Weekdays by Appointment"
Teach your students how to use the library for homework help by bringing them on a field trip.
We offer several types of programs including "Library Lessons and Stories", "Research Basics",
and training on select Detroit Public Library databases.  For grades 1-8.  Reservations required.

Calling All Book Clubs
We would like to support your book club.  Please
talk with us if you are looking for a comfortable
meeting location, book swaps, or special events.  Adults              

Become a Literacy Tutor
Share the joy of reading with someone by becoming a volunteer tutor. 
For more information, go to or call (313)481-1362.

St. Patrick's Day!
Everybody is Irish on St. Paddy's Day.
Crafts & Shamrock construction for Children
Preschool to age 12. 
Children’s Area Monday March 17th
From 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Hip-Hop Dance Troupe

Library Acts of Culture - Wednesday March 5th, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Get Ready...Here's What's Happening in April

April Sewing group Will host a Sewing Pillow Case  Dresses for Africa event. Participants will be asked to bring one  100% cotton pillow case that will be fashioned into a little girl's frock  to be sent to Africa.
We will furnish the case if necessary. Bring trim,lace bric-a-brac and let's have some fun helping those who need help.

Detroit Communities Against Diabetes (DCAD)
Eliminating Diabetes-Related Health Disparities
Redford Branch Library is hosting six weeks of workshops to aid and assist families challenged by diabetes related issues. In the Spring of 2014 they will partner with Redford Branch library in the planning of a Summer Bicycle Tour de La Detroit connected with the bicycle clinic house in the Detroit Pistons Teen Center sponsored by AAA.
Health begins where we live, work and play it begins with you. Come be a part of a healthier Detroit

National Kidney Foundation

For more information Contact
Victoria Fleming
313 259-1574

Want something different to happen?  Then do something different!

Ok, we're adding to the mix.  We've got news and info on health and fitness, now we're adding a little
financial info as well.  Who couldn't use more money?? And we all probably need advice on managing what we have a little better.

Health & Wellness

Sugar Showdown: Whole Vs. Processed Foods

Financial Information
Michelle SingletaryFor job security, try something on the side
By Michelle Singletary, Published: January 31
Part 1
Do you fear losing your job?
If so, you are like a lot of people these days — and you’ll be interested in “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life” by Kimberly Palmer. It is the Color of Money Book Club selection for February.
Palmer, senior money editor and consumer blogger at U.S. News & World Report, argues that in a world of zero job security, you need to create a stream of income in addition to your regular 9-to-5 job.
“Relying solely on a single employer is a sure-fire way to end up struggling, as so many Americans do,” Palmer writes.
Palmer is pretty pessimistic about the American job market.
“Those of us lucky enough to hold on to our jobs face pay cuts, benefit reductions and longer hours, along with the unsettling feeling that those jobs could disappear at any moment.” And she adds, “We can’t pretend that our employers have our best interests in mind or even that they will continue being our employers for much longer.”
This should strike fear in anyone’s heart, especially as we continue to see reports about how long it takes for many people to find work after they’ve lost a job. Palmer cites a Gallup survey that found that many workers worry about being laid off or fear a reduction in benefits. But as my niece, who is a therapist in New York, likes to remind me, “Feelings aren’t facts.”
Unemployment is still too high, but millions of people have built a good life just working for others, and many will continue to do so. Yet Palmer has a point. You can help control your financial fate by creating income that is independent of your day job. There are so many side-gig options, especially with the Internet and social media.
“Not everyone wants to be self-employed, and voluntarily leaving a job in today’s economy can sound as crazy as burning provisions in a famine,” she said.
This is part 1 of the article, come back next month to read the part 2 which will include some of the characteristics most successful side businesses have.

Community News & Information

311 East Grand River
Detroit, MI

The Works of Alice Schneider
Mon, Feb 24 to Sun, Mar 30, 2014
Alice Victoria Schneider is a Detroit-based visual artist whose work is a combination of sculpture, painting, printmaking and filmmaking. She focuses on movement as a theme, highlighting motion, form, and speed with effects of still-life painting in mind. Schneider is intrigued by the concept of "film as painting". When making her filmed paintings, she set the stage with artworks that she has created, allowing the more traditional art seeker to have something tangible.
Please call for dates and times 

The Charles H Wright Museum of African American History
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm | Sunday 1 - 5 pm | 315 East Warren Avenue | Detroit, MI 48201 | (313) 494-5800

Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM:

MarcusGarveyWhirlwindMarcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind - He was both a visionary and a manipulator, a brilliant orator and a pompous autocrat. In just ten years following his emigration to the United States as a laborer in 1917, Marcus Garvey rose to lead the largest black organization in history, was taken to prison in handcuffs, and was eventually deported. Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind  is the dramatic story of the rise and fall of an African American leader who influenced politics and culture around the world. Directed by Stanley Nelson. Running time: 90 minutes.
Conversation:  “The Importance of Mass Mobilization: PAN-AFRICIANISM Then & Now”
Speaker: Dr. Leonard Jeffries (Former Director of Black Studies at CCNY and Founding Member of ASCAC)

1300 Lafayette East (Theatrical Production)
General Motors Theater - Detroit
The summer of 1967 in Detroit was hot, but no one suspected how hot it would get. At 1300 Lafayette East, downtown Detroit’s newest high-rise, this beautiful building is a symbol of integrated urban living for the Motor City. High above the streets, one could forget the tensions building in the city. Home to Elly, a young Jewish housewife wishing for something new in her life, and Renna, an aspiring young Motown singer hoping for her big break, these women forge a friendship that causes them to see the world in very different ways. Can their friendship withstand the explosion yet to come on July 23rd, 1967?

Date and Times
Public performances for 1300 Lafayette East will begin Thursday, March 6 and run through Sunday, March 30. The regular performance schedule, running through March 30, will be Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The play will be performed at the General Motors Theatre, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, . Regular tickets range from $25.50 and 32.00.  Discounts are available for students with ID and seniors over 65. Groups of 10 to 199 can purchase a block of tickets for a special group rate. To reserve tickets or for group sales, call (313) 744-3181 between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison
Detroit, Michigan 48226
T: (313) 887-8500
F: (313) 887-8502


March 1st and 2nd
Loren Dean Harper’s
A Dramatic and Soul-stirring Stage Play for the entire family.
This original story sheds light on the epidemic of homelessness in America and how we often take it for granted. After all, aren’t we all just a paycheck away from being homeless?Spare Change follows the life of an old dirty homeless man who begs for spare change and goes by the name of the same.  
While we look and sometimes even laugh at his situation there’s something different about him that separates him from the average “bum.”  His faith in God despite his circumstances and his determination to see the “light at the end of the tunnel” makes him more than just another bum on the streets. His life becomes an example to the world of what it is to have “gratitude.”
Tickets: $27.50 & $35.50


Saturday March 15 2014  - Caught up and Confused

March 15, 2014 | 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Caught up and Confused is a stage play about a married couple who decides to take a break and have to deal with all the questions once they decide to get back together. But after deciding to work it out will the things they did while they were apart break them up forever? Starring R&B singer John Brown, NBC's Carla Triplett and VH1's Love and Hip Hop star Mimi Faust 

Tickets: $27, $32 & $40

  • Belle Isle Aquarium

    Belle Isle Aquarium is open every Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free admission and parking.

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