OBOC: Events



books imageDundee Branch Book Club
Tuesday, March 5 | 6:30 PM

Dundee Branch Library
144 East Main Street
Dundee, MI

OBOC graphicOne Book One Community Kickoff
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 6-8 p.m.
MCCC Library | Campbell Academic Center

One Book One Community in partnership with the Library of the Great Lakes is proud to present Book Connections with Michigan writer Sally Cole-Misch. Join us on March 12th, 2024 from 6pm-8pm in the MCCC Library to hear from Sally Cole-Misch about her book The Best Part of Us. There will be community booths and a book signing.

Registration for the talk is encouraged. By registering, you can pick up your free copy of The Best Part of Us at Monroe Community College Library while supplies last.  Register Here

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This activity is supported by the Michigan Arts & Culture Council, administered by Creative Washtenaw.


books imagePetersburg Branch Book Club
Wednesday, March 13 | 4:00 PM

Petersburg Branch Library
60 East Center St.
Petersburg, MI 

Petersburg Novels at Night Book Club
Wednesday, March 13 | 6:00 PM

Petersburg Branch Library
60 East Center St.
Petersburg, MI 


Warrior Lawyers, Defenders of Sacred Justice” Film Viewing and Q and A
with Audrey Guye
movie-popcorn imageWednesday, March 13 | 6:00 PM

Bedford Branch Community Room
8575 Jackman Road
Temperance, MI 

In this one-hour film, viewers will see Native American history and current issues from the perspective of American Indian attorneys, tribal judges, and their colleagues.  The film covers topics such as tribal sovereignty, federal regulation, treaty rights, historical trauma, violence against Indian women, and Indian child welfare and restorative justice.  A Q and A with filmmaker, Audrey Guyer will follow. Recommended Age: 13+


books imageIda Branch Book Club
Thursday, March 14 |6:30 PM

Ida Branch Library
3016 Lewis Ave
Ida, MI 


An Evening at the Museum 
with Barbara Barton, Author of Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan

Thursday, March 14 | 7:00 PM

Monroe County Historical Museum
126 S. Monroe St.
Monroe, MI 

Spend an evening at the museum and learn about the biological, economic, and cultural history of wild rice in Michigan.


Guided Tour of Monroe County Historical Museum
Friday, March 15 | 2 PM
126 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI 48161

Come tour the collection with fresh eyes after having read Firekeeper’s Daughter and Woman Warrior Unearthed. This exclusive tour has limited space, so please register in advance.

Small Things not Forgotten: Reflecting on the Past and Present
with Dr. Ken Mohney, Professor of Anthropology

Monday, March 18 | 1:00-2:00 PM

Campbell Academic Center
Room C-224

This presentation will discuss the role of artifacts in our understanding of the past as well as efforts to build bridges between cultures; it ends with some thoughts on Americans and pseudo-science. 


Origins of Native Americans
with Dr. David Erban, University of Toledo Professor of Language and Literature

Monday, March 18 | 3:00-4:00 PM

Campbell Academic Center
Room C-224

Dr. Erben will share his extensive knowledge of native culture and a world we know little about through his perspective as a Lakota Sioux Native and Professor of Language and Literature.

OBOC graphicMain Event
An Evening with the Author Angeline Boulley

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 7 p.m. La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater

In Firekeeper's Daughter, Boulley paints a detailed portrait of Daunis Fontaine, a young Sault Ste. Marie high school senior who is caught between two worlds in many aspects of her life. She is part of two families--her father’s Ojibwe Firekeeper family and her mother’s Fontaine family of local prominence. She is restless to leave town for college, but her devotion to her grandmother pulls her back. Daunis is both an aspiring scientist and hockey player. She’s loyal, determined and daring, and her curiosity lands her in the middle of an undercover operation, which will answer personal and community questions she didn’t know to ask.

Boulley’s inaugural novel is delightful, dramatic, and full of surprises.


FBI Career Pathways
Wednesday, March 20 | 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Life Sciences Building
Room L-111

Join us for a facilitated discussion hosted by Michigan’s FBI Recruiter Cortney Smalley. The session will include an overview of the FBI, student programming and how your Criminal Justice degree will prepare you for a career with the FBI. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.


Book Chat with MCCC Writing Fellows
Thursday, March 21 | 12:30-1:30 PM

La-Z-Boy Center

Discuss this year’s selection with students from our very own team of student writing fellows.


books imageVivian Branch An Afternoon Read Book Club
Monday, March 25 | 1:00 p.m.
Vivian Branch Library
2664 Vivian Road


Best Practices in Conversations about Native American Culture
Tuesday, March 26 | 1:00-2:00 PM

Monroe County Community College
Main Campus C -220

Conversations about others’ cultures and identities are more fraught than in times past.  How can we discuss a book featuring Native American cultural practices with sensitivity and nuance? Barb Mauter, MCCC faculty specialist and tutor, will address best practices for cultural conversations and explain the land acknowledgement she helped draft.


Criminal Justice Topics in Firekeeper's Daughter:
Q and A with Dan Wood, Professor of Criminal Justice

Wednesday, March 27| 2:00-3:00 PM

Campbell Learning Resources Center
Room: C-224

"How realistically does Firekeeper’s Daughter depict the criminal justice system in Michigan?  What role would local, state, national and tribal agencies play in the situations described? Dan Wood will answer your questions about Firekeeper’s Daughter from this perspective.


Native American, First Nations, Indian: Researching Indigenous Peoples

Thursday, March 28 |  6:00 PM

Bedford Library Community Room
8575 Jackman Rd.
Temperance, MI 

Family legends of Michiganders sometimes tell of an ancestor who was the daughter of a chief or include some other ancestral connection.  Come and find out the truth, myths, facts, and information about how to determine if your family descends from Native or First Nations people. Presented by Judy Neimer Muhn.


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