ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY OF MONROE COUNTY - 2015

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March 2015

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Book Discussion: The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan
Tuesday, March 3 / 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, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Book Discussion: The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan
Tuesday, March 3 / 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, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan.

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Book Discussion: The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan
Monday, March 9 / 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, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
River Raisin Institute* Spring Film Series:  Food Matters
Monday, March 23 / 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

IDA BRANCH LIBRARY
30161 Lewis Avenue • Ida

This documentary exposes the inconvenient truth the food industry doesn’t want you to hear - that nearly all degenerative diseases are actually caused by the processed, nutrient-depleted food being consumed in first-world nations around the world. Food Matters (watch the trailer), reveals how we can stop this treatment of our food and restore true health to ourselves and our planet. Documentary film (rated NR) 2008 - 1 hour 20 minutes.

*The River Raisin Institute sponsors educational works with the goal to respect, nurture, and promote the well-being of all creation. The institute collaborates with others to promote transformational learning and sustainable community for the 21st century and beyond.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series:  A Place at the Table
Tuesday, March 24 / 7:00 p.m.

L-140 - LIFE SCIENCE BUILDING • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table (watch the trailer), tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all. Documentary (rated PG) 2011 - 1 hour 24 minutes.

Dr. Terri Kovach, Reference/Technical Services Librarian and Adjunct Professor at Monroe County Community College, will moderate a viewing of this documentary.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Children’s Program: Where Does Our Food Come From?
Wednesday, March 25 / 4:30 p.m.

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

Join us as we learn about the food we eat and how it gets here. 


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: One Book, One Community Kick-Off
Wednesday, March 25 / 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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

Come out and help One Book, One Community of Monroe County launch its 2015 featured book, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan. The evening will begin with “A Taste of Monroe,” which will feature a sampling of local food and beverages. Also featured will be informative and interactive stations, including master gardening, bee keeping, canning and preserving, and more. One Book, One Community of Monroe will also host its second annual used book sale. At 7:30, artist, teacher, speaker, and urban farmer Kate Daughdrill will speak about gardening in the heart of Detroit.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
River Raisin Institute* Spring Film Series:  Food Matters
Wednesday, March 25 / 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

SUMMERFIELD-PETERSBURG BRANCH LIBRARY
60 E. Center Street • Petersburg

This documentary exposes the inconvenient truth the food industry doesn’t want you to hear - that nearly all degenerative diseases are actually caused by the processed, nutrient-depleted food being consumed in first-world nations around the world. Food Matters (watch the trailer), reveals how we can stop this treatment of our food and restore true health to ourselves and our planet. Documentary film (NR) 2008 - 1 hour 20 minutes.

RRI*The River Raisin Institute sponsors educational works with the goal to respect, nurture, and promote the well-being of all creation. The institute collaborates with others to promote transformational learning and sustainable community for the 21st century and beyond.

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: Women’s Health & Wellness Fair
Thursday, March 26 / 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

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

The fair will focus attention on healthy living for women including fitness aspects of the mind, body, and spirit. This event is sponsored in conjunction with the MCCC Diversity Committee and The American Way of Eating - One Book, One Community of Monroe County. Attendees will have a chance to win a free Kindle Fire.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series:  A Place at the Table
Thursday, March 26 / 7:00 p.m.

ROOM 4 - WHITMAN CENTER • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
7777 Lewis Avenue • Temperance

50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table (watch the trailer), tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all. Documentary (rated PG) 2011 - 1 hour 24 minutes.

Dr. Terri Kovach, Reference/Technical Services Librarian and Adjunct Professor at Monroe County Community College, will moderate a viewing of this documentary.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: Maple Sugar Day
Saturday, March 28 / 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

NAVARRE-ANDERSON TRADING POST – RIVER RAISIN TERRITORIAL PARK*
3815 N. Custer Road* • Monroe

Explore the traditional and modern methods of making sugar and syrup from the sap of the maple tree. Our annual Maple Sugar Day is a free event and an afternoon of education and entertainment for the whole family. 

*In the event of poor weather or site flooding, Maple Sugar Day will be held at the Monroe County Museum, 126 South Monroe Street, Monroe, MI.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series: The Hundred Foot Journey
Sunday, March 29 / 2:00 p.m.

BEDFORD BRANCH LIBRARY
8575 Jackman Road • Temperance

In The Hundred-Foot Journey (watch the trailer), Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant - the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all-out war between the two establishments - until Hassan's passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory's enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing. Golden Globe winner and Academy Award Nominee. Dramatic Comedy (rated PG) 2014 - 2 hours 2 minutes.

Judy Murray, Reference Librarian at Monroe County Library System Bedford Branch Library, will moderate the viewing of this dramatic comedy.

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: Celebrity Waiter Night
Monday, March 30 / 6:00 p.m. – 8:00/9:00 p.m.

HARBOR INN & ALE
13993 LaPlaisance • Monroe

The Second Annual Celebrity Waiter Night offers a night of fun and fundraising for the One Book, One Community of Monroe County Reading Program. Monroe Celebrities will act as servers and compete with each other to collect the most tips. A buffet dinner will feature “local dishes” to satisfy every palate. Michigan craft beers will also be featured.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series: Ratatouille
Monday, March 30 / 6:00 p.m.

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

In this hilarious family-friendly film Ratatouille (watch the trailer), a rat named Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the city of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen at one of Paris' most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy's amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a hilarious and exciting chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. Remy finds himself torn between following his dreams and returning forever to his previous existence as a rat. He learns the truth about friendship, family and having no choice but to be who he really is, a rat who wants to be a chef. Academy Award and Golden Globe winner. Animated Comedy (rated G) 2007 - 111 minutes.

April 2015

One Book, One Community of Monroe County 
Film Series: Pieces of April
Wednesday, April 1 / 6:30 p.m.

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

In Pieces of April (watch the trailer), April Burns (Katie Holmes) is a wild, 21-year-old young woman with a very big problem. Against her own better judgment, she's invited her estranged, straight laced family for Thanksgiving dinner. Her boyfriend, Bobby, wants to help, but she banishes him from the apartment while she attempts to cook the meal. To make matters worse, she then discovers that her oven doesn't work. So, while April is forced to ask her eccentric neighbors for help in cooking her fifteen pound turkey, the Burns Family begins a reluctant journey from suburban Pennsylvania toward New York City's Lower East Side. April's dad tries to convince the family that the day will be beautiful. However, her mom has her doubts and freely voices them. April's teenage sister and brother are squeezed between Grandma Dottie, and a bag of snacks in the back seat, as the Burns' family car hurtles toward Manhattan--and what will most likely be disaster. Dramatic Comedy (rated PG-13) 2003 - 1 hour 20 minutes.

Tim Dillon, Associate Professor of English and Writing Center Director at Monroe County Community College, will moderate a viewing of this dramatic comedy. Complimentary movie candy will be available at this viewing.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Book Discussion: The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan
Thursday, April 2 / 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, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series: King Corn
Tuesday, April 7 / 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

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

King Corn (watch the trailer) is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm. Winner of the Heinz and Peabody Awards. Documentary (rated UR) 2007 – 88 minutes.

Dr. Kojo Quartey, President of Monroe County Community College, will moderate a viewing of this documentary. Dr. Quartey is dedicated to raising our social consciousness through informational programs and films on current political, economic and social issues.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Panel Discussion: Think Global, Eat Local
Thursday, April 8 / 7:00 p.m.

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

How can we put better food on our tables, right here in Monroe, while also helping improve food culture around the world? We all want to eat more locally produced fruits and vegetables, and less processed food from thousands of miles away. Experts from Ann Arbor and Detroit will join local farmers and farm-to-table advocates in discussing these issues. They’ll look at our food culture from both philosophical and practical perspectives, helping us answer the question – how can I eat better, while also helping to build a better food culture?

The panel discussion is sponsored by “The Agora”, the student newspaper at MCCC.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Brown Bag Discussion: The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan
Thursday, April 9 / 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 The American Way of Eating:  Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. Led by MCCC Humanities’ faculty, participants will discuss Ms. McMillan’s quest to answer two fundamental questions:  “Why is it so difficult to eat well”? and “What will it take for us all to eat well”? Light refreshments will be served.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Book Discussion: The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan
Thursday, April 9 / 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, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County 
Film Series: Chocolat
Sunday, April 12 / 2:00 p.m.

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

In Chocolat (watch the trailer), the most tempting of all sweets becomes the key weapon in a battle of sensual pleasure versus disciplined self-denial in this comedy. In 1959, a mysterious woman named Vianne (Juliette Binoche) moves with her young daughter into a small French village, where much of the community's activities are dominated by the local Catholic church. A few days after settling into town, Vianne opens up a confectionery shop across the street from the house of worship -- shortly after the beginning of Lent. While the townspeople are supposed to be abstaining from worldly pleasures, Vianne tempts them with unusual and delicious chocolate creations, using her expert touch to create just the right candy to break down each customer's resistance. With every passing day, more and more of Vianne's neighbors are succumbing to her sinfully delicious treats, but the Comte de Reynaud, the town's mayor, is not the least bit amused; he is eager to see Vianne run out of town before she leads the town into a deeper level of temptation. Vianne, however, is not to be swayed, and with the help of another new arrival in town, a handsome Irish Gypsy named Roux (Johnny Depp), she plans a "Grand Festival of Chocolate," to be held on Easter Sunday. Academy Award and Golden Globe winner. Romantic
Drama (rated PG-13) 2000 – 2 hours 1 minute.

Mark Bergmooser, Assistant Professor of Speech and Communication at Monroe County Community College, will moderate a viewing of this award winning film. Complimentary movie candy will be available at this viewing.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: Meet the Author – Tracie McMillan
Wednesday, April 15 / 7:00 p.m.

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

Tracie McMillan will elaborate on her undercover investigation of the American way of eating which led to her non-fiction book, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table. She will share insights about her writing career and the challenges of undercover journalism. A book signing will follow.  A limited number of Ms. McMillan’s book will be available for purchase. There will be a raffle for a Kindle Fire.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Thirdsday Programming Series*: Beekeeping with Henry Lievens
Thursday, April 16 / 7:00 p.m.

MONROE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
126 S. Monroe Street • Monroe

Henry Lievens, a Monroe-based attorney and the current chairman of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, will talk about his personal experience in beekeeping. This quick, mile-high introduction will begin with the folklore of the tradition, and transition to a practical focus on beginning beekeeping, including starting a new hive and maintaining a colony.  

*The Monroe County Historical Museum Thirdsday Program Series takes place the third Thursday of each month at the Monroe County Historical Museum. All Thirdsday programs begin at 7 p.m. and are free.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: Tour of Michigan Buffet                               
Friday, April 17 / 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 lavish buffet of local dishes using ingredients produced in Michigan. 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.

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: Foodways of Early Michigan
Saturday, April 18 / 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

NAVARRE-ANDERSON TRADING POST – RIVER RAISIN TERRITORIAL PARK
3815 N. Custer Road • Monroe

During this free event visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the foodways of the various cultural groups that populated southeastern Michigan from the 1780s to 1860s.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
River Raisin Institute* Spring Film Series:  Hungry for Change
Monday, April 20 / 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

IDA BRANCH LIBRARY
30161 Lewis Avenue • Ida

Hungry For Change (watch the trailer) reveals secrets the diet, weight loss, and food industries do not want us to know about. Find out what’s keeping us from the health we crave and how to avoid the diet trap forever. Documentary (rated UR) 2013 – 1 hour 29 minutes. 

RRl*The River Raisin Institute sponsors educational works with the goal to respect, nurture, and promote the well-being of all creation. The institute collaborates with others to promote transformational learning and sustainable community for the 21st century and beyond.

One Book, One Community of Monroe County                   
Book Discussion: The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan
Tuesday, April 21 / 6:30 p.m.

RASEY MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY
4349 Oak Drive • Luna Pier

Join members of the Luna Pier Library Book Club to discuss this year's selection, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
River Raisin Institute* Spring Film Series:  Hungry for Change
Wednesday, April 22 / 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

SUMMERFIELD-PETERSBURG BRANCH LIBRARY
60 E Center Street • Petersburg

Hungry For Change (watch the trailer) reveals secrets the diet, weight loss, and food industries do not want us to know about. Find out what’s keeping us from the health we crave and how to avoid the diet trap forever. Documentary (rated UR) 2013 – 1 hour 29 minutes. 

RRl*The River Raisin Institute sponsors educational works with the goal to respect, nurture, and promote the well-being of all creation. The institute collaborates with others to promote transformational learning and sustainable community for the 21st century and beyond.

One Book, One Community of Monroe County                   
Book Discussion: The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan
Monday, April 27 / 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, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
River Raisin Institute* Spring Film Series:  Ingredients
Monday, May 4 / 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

IDA BRANCH LIBRARY
30161 Lewis Avenue • Ida

Inspiring and rich, Ingredients (watch the trailer), unearths the roots of the local food movement and digs into the stories of the farmers, chefs and activists transforming our broken food system.  The film illustrates the innovative farm-to-table alternative food system - healthy, sustainable and tasty. Documentary (rated UR) 2009 – 1 hour 13 minutes. 

RRl*The River Raisin Institute sponsors educational works with the goal to respect, nurture, and promote the well-being of all creation. The institute collaborates with others to promote transformational learning and sustainable community for the 21st century and beyond.

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
River Raisin Institute* Spring Film Series:  Ingredients
Wednesday, May 6 / 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

SUMMERFIELD-PETERSBURG BRANCH LIBRARY
60 E. Center Street • Petersburg

Inspiring and rich, Ingredients (watch the trailer), unearths the roots of the local food movement and digs into the stories of the farmers, chefs and activists transforming our broken food system.  The film illustrates the innovative farm-to-table alternative food system - healthy, sustainable and tasty. Documentary (rated UR) 2009 – 1 hour 13 minutes. 

RRl*The River Raisin Institute sponsors educational works with the goal to respect, nurture, and promote the well-being of all creation. The institute collaborates with others to promote transformational learning and sustainable community for the 21st century and beyond.