Friday, May 2, 2014

May - 2014

Dear customers,

The Redford Branch library will be temporarily closed for renovations beginning May 5,2014. Library customers are encouraged to use Chase Branch Library 17731 W. Seven Mile Rd. east of South Field; or the Hubbard Branch Library 12929 W. McNichols Road.
We regret any inconveniences that this renovation project might create. Our reopening date  will be announced at a later date. These renovations are a result of staff and community requests,  for this we are grateful.

Dr. Conja Wright
Redford Branch Library of 
Detroit Public Library
21200 Grand River/McNichols
Detroit, Mi 48223
313 481-1821

The Community is invited to Redford Library’s
Saturday, May 3, 2014 1:00 -4 p.m.

Bring a pair of gym shoes to decorate

Healthy News

5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods that Reduce Mucus, Phlegm and Snot

gingerWhenever my nose gets stuffy and my cough a little phlegm-like, I realize it is time to clean up my diet with some anti-inflammatory foods. Mucus is produced in the body as a defense mechanism against toxins, viruses and bacteria and dually cushions and protects the bodies cells in the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital, visual and auditory systems in humans.
So, while mucus is important in our day-to-day bodily functions, when you start to notice its existence, you’re body’s defenses are up against something and it’s time for you to help them out. The following 5 anti-inflammatory foods help to reduce mucus in your system and restore your body’s balance.
1. Pumpkin Seeds
Traditional Chinese medicine utilizes pumpkin seeds help to regulate the flow of excess mucus. Whether this is sound advice or not is up to your own trial and error, and there is little to lose in the process, as pumpkin seeds carry plenty of other health benefits.
2. Onion
In one study, evidence showed that quercetin, a compound found in onions, may help treat cell-derived allergic inflammatory diseases. In addition to reducing inflammation, quercetin has also exhibited the potential for treating chronic airway diseases by attenuating mucus production.
3. Ginger
Ginger has been shown strengthen the immune system’s response to inflammation associated with asthma. Ginger is a panacea of sorts and is a powerful detoxifying agent that targets the underlying imbalances that lead to mucus overload in the body. It is a detoxificant at heart and an effective one at that.
4. Pineapple
The pineapple fruit may be rough on the outside, but it bears sweet benefits beneath the skin. Pineapple’s bromelain allows it to reduce mucus in the throat and is commonly used as a technique after throat and sinus operations to get rid of mucus.
5. Agar
Agar moistens dryness, dissolves phlegm and mucus in the throat and helps to jumpstart bowels.
Article taken from:

Community News

DAAA - Detroit Area Agency on Aging logo

Detroit Meals on Wheels Program

Nutrition is Important

Research shows that less than a third of seniors eat properly. At the same time, research indicates that a nutritious diet and daily exercise can lengthen and improve our quality of life (see the Senior Food Guide Pyramid)

The nutrition service for seniors for more than 25 years, Detroit Meals on Wheels is committed to making sure that seniors are able to maintain their independence and live healthy, happy lives. The program serves more than 11,000 seniors 60 years or older who live in Detroit, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Highland Park, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores and Grosse Pointe Woods.

Meals on Wheels (Home Delivered Meals)

The Detroit Meals on Wheels Program is a state and federally funded program which offers home delivered meals to home bound older adults in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Harper Woods, and the five Grosse Pointes. 

The Meals on Wheels Program provides five nutritious meals per week to home bound older adults. Participants may choose to receive either a hot meal delivered once per day Monday-Friday or five frozen meals delivered once per week. 

The Meals on Wheels program also offers liquid nutrition for older adults who are unable to eat solid food and have a prescription from their physician. The goal of the Meals on Wheels Program is to assist older adults to live independently in their own homes by providing weekday lunchtime meals.

Eligibility Guidelines
• Individuals age 60 years or older
• Home bound (e.g. unable to leave the home without assistance and unable to drive)
• Unable to cook for him/herself
• No one willing to prepare meals on a regular basis
• Must be able to feed her or himself

Please call the Detroit Area Agency on Aging at (313) 446-4444 for more information. Information Assistance Specialists are available Mon – Fri from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Holiday Meals on Wheels
Through our Holiday Meals on Wheels Program on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Labor Day we provide hot nutritious meals for home bound seniors. To read more about this program click here.


Senior Project FRESH is a program that connects farmers to consumers through local farmers markets with the distribution of coupon books valued at $20 to buy Michigan grown fresh fruits and vegetables. This program is offered from June-August each year for eligible low-income seniors whose incomes are at or below 185% of the poverty level. 

Flower Day

48th Annual Flower Day 2014:

Sunday, May 18

7 am to 5 pm

Detroit’s historic Eastern Market is excited to announce a new market day and a daring departure from our classic Farmers Market Faire: The Sunday Street Market will feature local goods such as toys, collectibles, furniture, clothing, jewelry, accessories and art work, just to name a few. A limited number of produce and flower vendors will also be on hand.

If you’re looking for an alternative shopping experience versus what you find at big-box stores or shopping malls, then this Market Day is for you!

For over a century, Eastern Market has been pivotal in connecting the citizens of Metro Detroit with farm fresh food and plants while revolutionizing the local food systems in the region. Sunday Street Market seeks to accomplish a similar mission for non-food goods.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday starting June 1st running through September 28th, visitors to Eastern Market will find Shed 2 bustling with local products and find Shed 3featuring weekly entertainment activities. Food trucks will also be present.

Interested in selling during the new Sunday Street Market? Vendor questions and inquiries can be directed to Amanda Gregory, Sunday Market Manager at 313-833-9300 ext. 117. Find a Vendor Handbook, Market Days Description and Application form below.

To complete a vendor application on-line, please use this link:

2014 EMC Vendor Application

To complete a hard copy application, please print out a copy of the application using the downloads below.

Downloadable Files
Vendor Application
Vendor Handbook

Detroit Eastern Market Tuesdays

Eastern Market Corporation began Detroit Eastern Market Tuesdays in the summer of 2011. "Tuesdays" feature a sampling our historic Market experience through the inclusion of farmers, flowers, produce dealers, specialty products, and prepared-food vendors.

"Tuesdays" are a weekly community celebration full of special events highlighting the agricultural, social, culinary, and artistic treasures of our city, region, and state.

For 2014 we are happy to announce the season will run from June 17-October 28, with an additional Thanksgiving Market on November 25. The market hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"Tuesdays" offer shoppers many of the same convenient services as our Saturday Market, including the Eastern Market Bridge Card Program, Double Up Food Bucks, educational events, culinary demonstrations, community exercise classes, and non-profit outreach opportunities.

Come shop, eat, play, and join us in our Tuesday adventure!

Interested in selling on Tuesdays? Vendor questions can be directed towards Fiona Ruddy, Alternative Food Program Coordinator, at or 313.833.9300 ext. 109, or feel free to click here!

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