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March

Exhibit: Fighting on the Home Front: Propaganda Posters of World War II            
Currently on display through April 2016

MONROE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
126 S. Monroe Street • Monroe

Drawn from the collections of the Detroit Historical Society, this exhibit features a series of 28 American war posters from World War II.  The beautiful original posters promote themes like material conservation, war bond drives, work safety, and many more wartime themes. The exhibition includes several informational panels detailing the government departments that created posters, their place in the war, and relevant practices such as rationing.  In addition, 15 posters come with expanded labels, which present information about the artist of the poster.

The Monroe County Historical Museum is open daily: Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Thursday evenings until 7 p.m.

Admission:  Monroe County, Michigan Residents: Free (Donations Accepted).
Non-Residents: $5 per adult, $2.50 per child/student (5 yrs-17).


Book Discussion:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Tuesday, March 1 / 6:30 p.m.

NEWPORT BRANCH LIBRARY
8120 North Dixie Highway • Newport

Join members of the Newport Branch Library Book Club to discuss this year's selection, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Book Discussion:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Tuesday, March 1 / 6:30 p.m.

DUNDEE BRANCH LIBRARY
144 E. Main Street • Dundee

Join members of the Dundee Branch Library Book Club to discuss this year's selection, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Book Discussion:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Thursday, March 3 / 10:30 a.m.

BEDFORD BRANCH LIBRARY
8575 Jackman Road • Temperance

Join members of the Bedford Branch Library A.M. Book Club to discuss this year's selection, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Book Discussion:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Wednesday, March 9 / 10:15 a.m.

ELLIS LIBRARY & REFERENCE CENTER
3700 S. Custer Road • Monroe

Join members of the Ellis Branch Library I Love a Mystery Book Club to discuss this year's selection, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.


Film Series:  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 
Wednesday, March 9 / 12:30 p.m.

ROOM A-173D -ADMINISTRATION BUILDING • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 Raisinville Road • Monroe

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.  Family War Drama (rated PG-13) 2008 - 1 hour 34 minutes.

Complimentary popcorn and slushies will be available at this viewing.

This film is sponsored by the Monroe County Community College Student Government  


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) – Theatrical Trailer – Miramax


Book Discussion:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Thursday, March 10 / 6:30 p.m.

IDA BRANCH LIBRARY
30161 Lewis Avenue • Ida

Join members of the Ida Branch Library Book Club to discuss this year's selection, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.


Event: One Book, One Community Kick-Off
Saturday, March 12 / 7:00 p.m.

LA-Z-BOY CENTER ATRIUM • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 Raisinville Road • Monroe

Join One Book, One Community of Monroe County as we celebrate 10 years of reading together. In keeping with the 1940's setting of this year's selection, All the Light We Cannot See, we will kick off our 2016 program with a musical tribute to the Swing Era performed live by The Monroe Big Band – “River Raisin Jazz”. A cake and punch reception will follow. The evening will also include a Used Book Sale before and after the event. Copies of All the Light We Cannot See will be available for purchase. Mark your calendar and join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our community read.


Film Series:  Flags of Our Fathers
Sunday, March 13 / 2:00 p.m.

ELLIS LIBRARY & REFERENCE CENTER
3700 S. Custer Road • Monroe

Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the James Bradley’s non-fiction book Flags of Our Fathers concerns the lives of the men in the famous picture of soldiers raising the American flag over Iwo Jima during that historic WWII battle. Battle scenes are intercut with footage of three of the soldiers who survived the battle going on a goodwill tour of the United States in order to sell war bonds. Many evening they are forced to reenact their famous pose, something each of them finds more and more difficult to do as they suffer from survivor's guilt. Eastwood frames the story by having one of the men's grown sons interview his father's old comrades in order to find out more about what happened to his father. Eastwood followed this film with Letters from Iwo Jima, a second film about the battle of Iwo Jima, but told from the Japanese perspective. Historical War Drama (rated R) 2006 - 2 hour 11 minutes.

Mark Bergmooser, Assistant Professor of Speech/Journalism/Tae Kwon Do at Monroe County Community College, will moderate a viewing of this film. Complimentary movie candy will be available at this viewing.


Flags of Our Fathers (2006) – Theatrical Trailer – DreamWorks / Warner Brothers


Book Discussion:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Monday, March 14 / 6:30 p.m.

ERIE BRANCH LIBRARY
2065 Erie Road • Erie

Join members of the Erie Branch Library Book Club to discuss this year's selection, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Children’s Program: Dream it, build it
Wednesday, March 16 / 4:30 p.m.

L.S. NAVARRE BRANCH LIBRARY
1135 E. 2nd Street • Monroe

Calling all future architects! Come show off your building skills at the Navarre Library. We will have several different building materials available for you to let your imagination shine. Recommended for ages 8 and up.


Event: The Riveting “Rosies” from WWII
Thursday, March 17 / 12:30 p.m.  - 1:30 p.m.

DINING ROOM – AUDREY M WARRICK STUDENT SERVICES/ADMINISTRATION BUILDING • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Learn from original and current Rosies about why they are important in Women’s history and how the Detroit Rosies won WWII.  While dressed in Rosie garb the legacy of the women of the Greatest Generation will be shared.

This event is sponsored in conjunction with the MCCC Diversity Committee and All the Light We Cannot See – One Book, One Community of Monroe County.


Film Series:  Letters from Iwo Jima
Sunday, March 20 / 2:00 p.m.

ELLIS LIBRARY & REFERENCE CENTER
3700 S. Custer Road • Monroe

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. Eastwood follow up film to Flags of Our Fathers. Historical War Drama (rated R) 2006 - 2 hour 35 minutes.

Mark Bergmooser, Assistant Professor of Speech/Journalism/Tae Kwon Do at Monroe County Community College, will moderate a viewing of this film. Complimentary movie candy will be available at this viewing.


Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) – Theatrical Trailer – DreamWorks / Warner Brothers


Event: Pen to Palette Docent Led Tour
Sunday, March 20 / 2:00 p.m.

TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART
2445 Monroe Street • Toledo

Using All the Light We Cannot See as inspiration, the staff of the Toledo Museum of Art has created a special hour-long tour for readers of the book. Join the docents as they take participants on a special tour highlighting the French landscapes and Impressionist collections. The tour is free, but there is a $5 parking fee for non-members. Make reservation by calling Rachel Eagle at (734) 384-4153 by Monday, March 14th.

Tour will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. from the main museum entrance

Event: Writing Workshop for Aspiring Writers
(Day 1 of 2 Day Workshop)
Wednesday, March 23 / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

ROOM Z-259 – LA-Z-BOY CENTER • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

The focus of this first workshop will be on the process of starting a novel - finding a topic, organization etc. At the end of the session, all the attendees will be given an exercise to work on and bring back to the next session for constructive feedback. The first day of a two-part writing workshop is sponsored by the Writing Fellows of Monroe County Community College and Dr. Paul Hedeen, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monroe County Community College. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required.  Call to reserve your space for this two-day workshop by calling Rachel Eagle (734) 384-4153 by Monday, March 21st.

Day two of this writing workshop will be March 30th.


Event: Meet the Author – Teresa Irish
Wednesday, March 23 / 7:00 p.m.

MEYER THEATER – LA-Z-BOY CENTER • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Teresa Irish, author of A Thousand Letters Home: One WWII Soldier’s Story of War, Love and Life will share the inspirational and life-affirming story of her father’s service during World War II and the letters he wrote home.  Teresa will tell stories, show photographs and play music from the 1940s.

Following the 2006 death of her father, Aarol W. “Bud” Irish, of Saginaw, Michigan, Teresa opened the Army trunk that had been in her parents’ home. There, nestled in row after row, were her dad’s nearly 1,000 letters from WWII. The letters were postmarked from Nov. 1942 to Dec. 1945. The fragile and yellowed pages were written to Bud’s parents back in Hemlock, Michigan, and to the sweetheart who would later become his wife.

A heartfelt tribute to America’s history, freedoms, and family values, Teresa blends humor and history into a fascinating program for all and a call for citizenship in today’s world.  This program is for all generations: veterans themselves, children, grandchildren and others will be left laughing, crying, and reflecting.  Hardcover and softcover books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.

Attendees will have a chance to win a free Kindle Fire.


Film Series:  Hugo
Monday, March 28 / 6:00 p.m.

DORSCH MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY
18 E. 1st Street • Monroe

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. Family Drama (rated PG) 2011 - 2 hour 10 minutes.


Hugo (2011) – Theatrical Trailer – Paramount Pictures


Event: Writing Workshop for Aspiring Writers  
(Day 2 of 2 Day Workshop)

Wednesday, March 30 / 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

ROOM Z-259 – LA-Z-BOY CENTER • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

The second part of the workshop will focus on the creative aspects of writing. The session will be dedicated to providing feedback on the homework exercise from the previous session. The Monroe County Community College Writing Faculty and MCCC Monroe County Community College Writing Fellows will address specific topics raised by the participants, i.e. dialogue, character development, etc.

Registration is required.  Refer to Day One of this writing workshop on March 23rd.  


Children’s Program: Sense It
Wednesday, March 30 / 4:30 p.m.

L.S. NAVARRE BRANCH LIBRARY
1135 E. 2nd Street • Monroe

An afternoon of sensory play. Come to the library and experience play with all of your senses, we will have a variety of sensory materials. Recommended for ages 8 and up.


Panel Discussion: Fleeing Violence
Wednesday, March 30 / 7:00 p.m.

LA-Z-BOY CENTER ATRIUM • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Faisal Al Rawashda was a student at Damascus University when his home was hit by a bomb in July 2013. He was seriously injured, and his family decided to flee the civil war in Syria, first to Jordan and eventually to the U.S., arriving in January. Faisal will tell his story as part of this panel discussion sponsored by The Agora, the student newspaper at Monroe County Community College. Faisal’s story is one of millions around the globe, as wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, and the Sudan, as well as gang warfare in Central America, destroy homes and send families fleeing. The OBOC panel discussion will focus on both the human tragedies and the larger socio-political issues. Panel members will include both refugees and experts on the issues surrounding the refugee.


Brown Bag Discussion:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Thursday, March 31 / 12:30 p.m. 

LA-Z-BOY CENTER ATRIUM • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Join the Monroe County Community College community in roundtable discussions of All the Light We Cannot See. Led by MCCC Humanities’ faculty, participants will discuss Anthony Doerr’s award winning novel. Light refreshments will be served.


Event: Meet the Author – Teresa Irish
Thursday, March 31 / 6:30 p.m.

IDA BRANCH LIBRARY
30161 Lewis Avenue • Ida

Teresa Irish, author of A Thousand Letters Home: One WWII Soldier’s Story of War, Love and Life will share the inspirational and life-affirming story of her father’s service during World War II and the letters he wrote home.  Teresa will tell stories, show photographs and play music from the 1940s.

Following the 2006 death of her father, Aarol W. “Bud” Irish, of Saginaw, Michigan, Teresa opened the Army trunk that had been in her parents’ home. There, nestled in row after row, were her dad’s nearly 1,000 letters from WWII. The letters were postmarked from Nov. 1942 to Dec. 1945. The fragile and yellowed pages were written to Bud’s parents back in Hemlock, Michigan, and to the sweetheart who would later become his wife.

A heartfelt tribute to America’s history, freedoms, and family values, Teresa blends humor and history into a fascinating program for all and a call for citizenship in today’s world.  This program is for all generations: veterans themselves, children, grandchildren and others will be left laughing, crying, and reflecting.  Hardcover and softcover books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.

April

Film Series:  Valkyrie
Sunday, April 3 / 2:00 p.m.

BEDFORD BRANCH LIBRARY
8575 Jackman Road • Temperance

A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realizing that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan--known as Operation Valkyrie--these men plot to assassinate the dictator and over-throw his Nazi government from the inside. With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself. Historical War Drama (rated PG-13) 2008 - 2 hour.

Dr. William McCloskey, Professor of English at Monroe County Community College, will moderate a viewing of this film. Complimentary movie candy will be available at this viewing.  


Valkyrie
(2008) – Theatrical Trailer – MGM


Event: Pen to Palette Docent Led Tour
Sunday, April 3 / 2:00 p.m.

TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART
2445 Monroe Street • Toledo

Using All the Light We Cannot See as inspiration, the staff of the Toledo Museum of Art has created a special hour-long tour for readers of the book. Join the docents as they take participants on a special tour highlighting the French landscapes and Impressionist collections. The tour is free, but there is a $5 parking fee for non-members. Make reservation by calling Rachel Eagle at (734) 384-4153 by Monday, March 25th.

 Tour will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. from the main museum entrance.

Film Series:  Enemy at the Gates
Monday, April 4 / 6:00 p.m.

IDA BRANCH LIBRARY
30161 Lewis Avenue • Ida

Vassili is a young Russian sharpshooter who becomes a legend when a savvy political officer makes him the hero of his propaganda campaign. Their friendship is threatened when both men fall in love with a beautiful female soldier. As the battle for the city rages, Vassili faces the ultimate challenge when the Nazi command dispatches its most elite marksman to hunt down and kill the man who has become the hope of all Russia. Historical War Drama (rated R) 2001 - 2 hour 18 minutes.

Tim Dillon, Associate Professor of English at Monroe County Community College, will moderate a viewing of this film. Complimentary movie candy will be available at this viewing.


Enemy at the Gates (2001) – Theatrical Trailer – Paramount Pictures


 

Book Discussion:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Wednesday, April 6 / 6:30 p.m.

BLUE BUSH BRANCH LIBRARY
2210 Blue Bush • Monroe

Join members of the Blue Bush Branch Library Life is a Mystery Book Club to discuss this year's selection, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Event: American Propaganda of World War II           
Thursday, April 7 / 7:00 p.m.

MONROE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
126 S. Monroe Street • Monroe

Today, we tend to view the term “propaganda” as primarily negative,
but was it always that way?  What truly qualifies as propaganda?  It’s probably a lot more than you may think.  In this presentation we will examine the origins of propaganda, its different forms, and the effect it has on people.  The United States’ use of propaganda during World War II will be our primary focus, but we will examine how other countries, and even how different professions utilize propaganda to sway the public’s opinion. 

Bill Pringle, Curatorial Assistant at Detroit Historical Society, will be the presenter of this event.

 
 

Event: Culinary Tour of France and Germany                     
Friday, April 8 / 5:00 p.m.        

DINING ROOM - STUDENT SERVICES / ADMINISTRATION BUILDING • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

The Second-year Culinary Arts Students of MCCC along with Chef Kevin Thomas and Chef Vicki LaValle will prepare a buffet featuring French and German specialties.    

Reservations are required. Tickets are available at the MCCC Cashier (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday) or by calling (734) 384-4272.  Cost: $20.00 per person. Included are drinks, appetizers, salads, breads, entrees, and a dessert buffet.


Book Discussion:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Wednesday, April 13 / 7:00 p.m.

BEDFORD BRANCH LIBRARY
8575 Jackman Road • Temperance

Join members of the Bedford Branch Library P.M. Book Club to discuss this year's selection, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.


Book Discussion:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Tuesday, April 19 / 6:30 p.m.

RASEY MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY
4349 Oak Drive • Luna Pier

Join members of the Bedford Branch Library P.M. Book Club to discuss this year's selection, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.


Book Discussion:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Monday, April 25 / 7:00 p.m.

CARLETON BRANCH LIBRARY
1444 Kent Street • Carleton

Join members of the North Country Book Club to discuss this year's selection, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.