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Current Displays:

February: "Black History Month" Display & Valentine's Day/ Theme: "Love" Display
(Some of the display books can be checked out so do not wait, be the first one to check them out!)

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Upcoming Events:  TBA


Past Events:  

STUDENT NIGHT AGAINST PROCRASTINATION -- Monday, February, 24th, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
        Feeling stressed about midterms? Have a big project or test to prepare for and worried about getting it done? Getting ready to graduate and anxious to polish your resume? Join us for the Student Night Against Procrastination (formerly known as the Late Night Against Procrastination) for help beating procrastination while also having fun - and even winning prizes! The Library, Tutoring Center, and Writing Center are teaming up once again to provide writing tutors, subject tutors, and reference librarians who will be available all night, plus lots of special guests. Along with favorites like Sedona the pup and a relaxation area, you can also get help on your resume, have a professional portrait taken by the university's photographer, and learn about graduate school programs.
        The best part? For each special event that you attend during the SNAP, you'll get a raffle ticket. The more events you attend, the more raffles tickets you'll get...and if you're one of the first 50 students to RSVP, you'll get an extra raffle ticket just for registering in advance. Registration isn't required, but if it means an extra chance to win, then why not? Stick around until 10:30 PM for the drawing (must be present to win) and for pizza and pop (bring your own mug for a sip and a slice)!
         
Special Guests Confirmed To Date:

  • 5-6pm: Resume reviews, professional portraits, and Spanish conversation hour
  • 5-10pm: Apply to be an RA for Residence Life representatives and/or join in on a time management discussion
  • 6-7pm: Counseling and Disability Resources Center representatives and a crash course in APA 7th edition
  • 7-8pm: SLS Club Silent Study Hour
  • 8-9pm: Relax with Sedona the dog from the Center for Humane Studies
  • 8pm-12am: MU Graduate School representatives ...and more!
    Pizza and pop around 10:30-11:00 p.m.

(!) Please be sure to RSVP at the following link: https://madonna.presence.io/event/student-night-against-procrastination-snap

Sedona & Dr. Domzalski

 

 

 

Welcome Back Game Night -- Monday, January 20th, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Event hosted by the Sign Language Studies Club.

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2019

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THERAPY DOGS - They're Back! 

By popular demand Therapy Dogs will be visiting the Library during the month of December!

LATE NIGHT AGAINST PROCRASTINATION --
Monday, November 25th, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
The Tutoring Center, Writing Center and Library are collaborating on a Late Night Against Procrastination on Monday, Nov. 25 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tutors and librarians will be on hand for the whole event. There will be special guests and fun breaks throughout the night to help students who are procrastinating on more than just their studies. Retention Specialists will be available for the first of event to answer advising questions. BWellMU and the Center for Catholic Studies and Interfaith Dialogue will be hosting a guided meditation session, and the Center for Study Abroad will be promoting upcoming trips, just to name a few.

LATE NIGHT AGAINST PROCRASTINATION -- Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Be sure to stop in the Library as tutors will be available to help with your writing, studying for finals, or working on projects. Click HERE!

ACADEMIC SUPPORT OPEN HOUSE -- Thursday, January 24th, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please join the University Library, the Center for Personalized Instruction & TRIO, and the Writing Center for an Open House on Thursday, January 24th from 2pm-4pm. Remarks will be at 3pm and refreshments will be served. Look forward to seeing you there!!  For more information click HERE.  

Author Event - Donald Levin -- Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 3:00 p.m

Donald Levin, the author of the Ferndale-based Martin Preuss series, will host a discussion on his books, poetry, and writing career with a reception to follow.
Levin is an award-winning fiction writer and poet, and the author of five Martin Preuss mysteries.  Book #6 in the series is under way.  He is also the author of "The House of Grins" (1992), a novel; and two books of poetry, "In Praise of Old Photographs" (2005) and "New Year’s Tangerine" (2007).  His poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous print and e-journals.  At various times he has worked as a warehouseman, theatre manager, advertising copywriter, scriptwriter, video producer, and political speechwriter, and is the retired Dean of the Faculty and Professor Emeritus of English at Marygrove College in Detroit.  He and his wife, artist Suzanne Allen, split their time between Florida and Ferndale, Michigan (the setting for the Preuss series). For more information click HERE. 

Author Event - Chene Heady -- Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon with professor, author, and Madonna alumnus, Chene Heady as he discusses his memoir and experiences within the field of writing.  Dr. Heady is Professor of English at Longwood University in Virginia. He holds both a Ph.D. in British Literature and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, from Ohio State University. He received his bachelor's degree from Madonna University (Religious Studies Major, English Minor, Class of 1994). He has been featured on the Catholic television network EWTN. His scholarly book, tentatively entitled "World s of Common Prayer: Liturgical Time and Poetic Re-enchantment, 1827-1935" is forthcoming in May 2019. This event is free and open to the public. For more information click HERE. 

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2018
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THERAPY DOG -
Molly Returns

 Stressing out over Final Exams and End of the Semester projects??? Relax! Molly the Therapy Dog will be in the library on Tuesday December 11th & Wednesday December 12th. Be sure to stop in and Stop in and de-stress with Molly!

Native American Heritage Month

Please join us as we explore indigenous history and culture in recognition of Native American Heritage Month. Feel free to stop in for powerful video content, meaningful discussion, and new perspectives. All are welcomed so feel free to stop in! For more information click HERE!

Funding Your Graduate Education -- Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Graduate School and University Library are co-sponsoring a workshop titled: "Funding Your Graduate Education", on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (5:30-6:30 p.m.). Attendees/students will be introduced to many sources of funding and will be shown how to create their own search for funding relative to their individual needs. Learn about scholarships, grants, fellowships and more! For more information click HERE!

Graduate Student Research Mini Workshops

Polish your research skills at one of our no-cost mini workshops presented by MU Research Librarians! For more information click HERE!   

Author Event – Rev. Faith Fowler –- Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Rev. Fowler is both the pastor of Cass Community United Methodist Church and the Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services. In 2014, Rev. Fowler founded Cass Community Publishing House and has since has authored two books, "This Far by Faith: Twenty Years at Cass Community and Tiny Homes in a Big City." Rev. Fowler’s many awards and honors include: 2016 Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee & 2003 The Detroit News Michiganian of the Year. For more information click HERE.

Author Event - Dr. Robert MacCann -- Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us as we welcome Dr. Robert MacCann to the Madonna University Library.  Dr. MacCann will be discussing his work: "King Arthur's Voyage to the Other World: Was Arthur Killed in America?" Dr. MacCann earned his PhD. from University of Sydney.  While he is now a retired a mathematician he remains active in psychometrics. His interest in Arthurian legend began in the late 1970's.  Like many others he has questioned whether there was a historical figure underlying the legends.  His studies on the subject have guided him in, forming the view that key historical information can be obtained from the Welsh poetry. For more information click HERE. 

Author Event - Dr. Zachary Lemon, D.O. -- Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us as we welcome Dr. Zachary Lemon D.O. to the Madonna University Library. Dr. Lemon will be discussing his novel "Vague Pains", an "introspective story which will lead you to question your own daily contradictions." The idea for Vague Pains first came to Dr. Lemon during an overnight hospital shift as an internal medicine resident. While most authors develop their craft by writing many different stories, Lemon wrote and continuously rewrote the same story over the following years. The result is a hypnotic novel with layers upon layers of meaning. For more information click HERE.   

Author Event
- Patricia Majher -- Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us as we welcome 2016 Michigan Notable Author award recipient Patricia Majher. Patricia will be discussing her current book: "Great Girls in Michigan History." She has served as the editor of Michigan History magazine (published by the Historical Society of Michigan) and is the author of Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service.   For more information click HERE! 

Author Event
- Rana Awdish -- Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

The Madonna Library is pleased to introduce Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP who is the author of “In Shock.;my journey from death to recovery and the redemptive power”, a memoir based on her own critical illness. “In Shock should be required reading in every medical, nursing and health professional school. Dr. Awdish cuts to the core of what is ailing the healthcare system: a loss of humanity. Her honest and poignant appraisal of how modern medicine systematizes illness and suffering is a wakeup call to rethink medical pedagogy and the concept of how we truly heal. For more information contact Emma DeCenso or click HERE. 

Author Event - Stephen Mack Jones --
Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
 Join us as we welcome Stephen Mack Jones to the Madonna University Library.  Mr. Jones is a published poet, award-winning playwright, and recipient of the prestigious Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. His book “August Snow” is about an ex-police detective who was fired from the Detroit PD, brought down the entire corrupt department and the mayor with a wrongful dismissal lawsuit. The book received numerous accolades, by Publishers weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Wall Street Journal, Library Journal, Chicago Tribune and many more reputable agencies.  For more information click HERE! 

Author Event - Anan Ameri -- Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 2
:00 p.m.

Join us as we welcome Anan Ameri to the Madonna Library.  Anan is the author of “The Scent of Jasmine: coming of age in Jerusalem and Damascus” one of the books declared the best for 2017 by National Public Radio. In 2016, Dr. Ameri was inducted in the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame for her part in founding Dearborn’s Arab American National Museum, that was established in the wake of September 11 attack on the United States. For more information click HERE!

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2017
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THERAPY DOGS -- They're Back! 

By popular demand Therapy Dogs Molly and Willow will be visiting the Library during the month of December: Look for Molly or Willow between 10:00am and Noon on the following dates: Wednesday 12/6, Thursday 12/7, Tuesday 12/12, Wednesday 12/13 and Thursday 12/14.

Author Event - M.L. Liebler --
Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 
Join us in the library as we welcome internationally known & widely published Detroit poet, M.L. Liebler!  The 2017-2018 Murray E. Jackson Scholar in the Arts Award at Wayne State University. He is the author of 15 books and chapbooks including the Award winning "Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream" (Wayne State University Press 2008) featuring poems written in and about Russia, Israel, Germany, Alaska and Detroit. In 2005, he was named St. Clair Shores (his hometown) first Poet Laureate. M.L. will be joining us to present on his newest Title: "HEAVEN WAS DETROIT; From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond." For more information click HERE.

SCREAM FOR A CURE MOVIE NIGHT
- Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. 

Join us in the library Friday night at 5:00 p.m. as we help kick off the weekend's Scream for a Cure activities with a showing of a "SUPERNATURAL COMEDY"!! Popcorn and drinks will be available! 

ART GALLERY - Kary Family Collection
 

Celebrating art, family, and education, this exhibition highlights the recent gift to Madonna University by alumna Dr. Tina Kary '62 and her brother, Mr. John Kary. This captivating collection of mid-century wood carvings and glass crystal was gathered by their parents, Mary (Kafka) Kary and John Walter Kary, during trips to Poland starting in 1962. The collection displays uniquely spirited craftsmanship in the post war time period, and includes works sent to the U.S. by their extended family in the years 1959-1992.

LATE NIGHT AGAINST PROCRASTINATION
-- Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Students procrastinate.  Fortunately, Librarian Carol Vandenberg and Writing Center Coordinator Frances FitzGerald are hosting the first “Late Night Against Procrastination” event in the Madonna University Library.  Writing Center tutors and librarians will work one-on-one with students, helping them find appropriate academic sources, break through their writer’s block with pre-writing exercises, and organize their key points. Cookies, punch, and coffee will be shared with all participants. Click HERE for more information!

Author Event -
Amer Zahr
-- Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 
Amer Zahr, writer, comedian, film maker and an adjunct professor at the University Of Detroit School Of Law. Mr. Zahr has been featured on several global news casting networks, among them CNN, BBC Arabic, SKY News, Palestinian News Network.  Mr. Zahr is refreshing with his humor in describing the Palestinian story for independence.  For more Information click HERE! 

THERAPY DOG --
Henry: Therapy Puppy!

New Semester! New Classes! Relax! Don't get worked up! Stop in the library Monday May 22nd to visit with Henry, a certified therapy dog. Still a puppy, Henry is sure to bring lots of enthusiasm to the library!

THERAPY DOG --
MOLLY: Certified Therapy Dog!
  

Studying for Finals? Relax! Overwhelmed?!? Don't Panic! Stop by the library Monday May 1st or Thursday May 4th between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. to visit with Molly, a certified therapy dog. Click HERE for flyer!

Author Event - Paul Dimond --  April 18th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Former Economic Policy advisor to President Clinton, Mr. Dimond presented his historical novel "The Belle of Two Arbors." For more information click HERE!

Author Event -
Dzvinka Hayda -- Tuesday March 21st, 2017 at 7:00 p.m
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Madonna Alumni, Dzvinka Hayda is both author and illustrator of the Moonbeam award-winning book "Little Angel’s Journey." For more information click HERE!

Author Event -
Jack Kresnak -- February 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Kresnak will be presenting his book "Hope for the City: A Catholic Priest, A Suburban Housewife and Their Desperate Effort to Save Detroit."  For more information click HERE.

Author Event -
Tony Paris -- January 25th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
in the Madonna University Library.
Mr. Paris will be speaking on the History of Detroit Labor Law. For more information click HERE.

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2016
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THERAPY DOG --
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ACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.... MOLLY:  (Certified Therapy Dog!
Studying for Finals? Overwhelmed?!? Don't Panic! Keep Calm and Chill Out! Stop by the library Monday, December 5th or Tuesday, December 6th between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. to De-Stress with Molly, a certified therapy dog. For more information click HERE. 

International Student Workshops -- Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Research help specifically designed for our international students. 

Graduate Student Research Bootcamps -- Friday, August 19th & Friday, September 30th)
   

Designed specifically for the graduate student. Topics include: Researching Literature in Your Discipline, Utilizing Advanced Database Search Techniques, Writing a Literature Review, and Organizing and Managing Your Research.

Author Event - G. J. Dettore --
Tuesday, September 27th
, 2016 

G. J. Dettore, author of: "Screaming Eagle Gliders: The 321st Glider Field Artillery Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division in World War II." Mr. Detorre will be discussing the process of writing about and providing insight to the day-by-day chronicle of an airborne battalion in World War II. For more information click HERE. 

Graduate Student Research Bootcamps (Spring/2016)
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Designed specifically for the graduate student. Topics include: Researching Literature in Your Discipline, Utilizing Advanced Database Search Techniques, Writing a Literature Review, and Organizing and Managing Your Research.

Author Event - Melissa Grunow --
Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Melissa Grunow, author of REALIZING RIVER CITY: A MEMOIR. An award-winning writer, Grunow's essays have appeared in River Teeth, New Plains Review, Blue Lyra Review, Temenos, and Yemassee, among many others. She is also a live storyteller and regularly competes in NPR's Moth StorySLAM in Detroit. (Event Details).

THERAPY DOG --
Return Engagement!
Molly: Certified Therapy Dog! 
Monday April 18th or Wednesday April 20th between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. to De-Stress with Molly, a certified therapy dog. For more information click (Event Details).

Bibliophiles Exposed Book Club
-- Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join us on Tuesday, April 19th, in the Library’s College Room from 2:30 – 3:30 pm to discuss and share ideas about the book:  "The Number 1, ladies detective agency" by A.M. Smith. All students, faculty, staff, friends, & members of the community are encouraged to join! (Event Details).

Author Event
- Amy Elliot Bragg -- Thursday, April 7th, 2016
 Amy Elliot Bragg, conservationist of Detroit's historical buildings, to the Madonna Library. Amy is the President of Preservation Detroit, a co-founder of the Detroit Drunken Historical Society, author of the book:  Hidden History of Detroit, and a founder of the Night Train, a local history blog. For more information click HERE.

Author Event - Rhonda Roorda -- Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Rhonda Roorda, author of: In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoptions.  Roorda was adopted into a white family and raised with two non-adopted siblings. She is a national speaker on transracial adoption and a recipient of the Judge John P. Steketee Adoption Hero Award from the Adoptive Family Support Network (Mich.) (Event Details).

Graduate Student Workshops & Research Bootcamp (Winter/2016)
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Designed specifically for the graduate student. Topics include: Researching Literature in Your Discipline, Utilizing Advanced Database Search Techniques, Writing a Literature Review, and Organizing and Managing Your Research.

PERFORMANCE - Lady Doris -- Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Lady Doris performance in the Franciscan Center Gathering Space. Lady Doris offers a repertoire of Celtic, Renaissance, and American Folk which is an ideal medium that transports her listeners to a safe, comforting place, a place for expressing what makes us spiritual human beings. (Event Details).

Author Event - Anna Clark -- Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
ANNA CLARK, founder of Literary Detroit and contributing editor to "A Detroit Anthology."  Anna Clark was selected as a 2015 Michigan Notable Author by the Library of Michigan for her contribution as editor of A Detroit Anthology. A Detroit Anthology features essays, photographs, art, and poetry by Grace Lee Boggs, John Carlisle, Desiree Cooper, Steve Hughes, Jamaal May, Tracie McMillan, Thomas J. Sugrue, and many others. (Event Details).

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2015
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Thursday, December 10th, 2015

LEND A HAND: E-NABLE THE FUTURE: A 3D Printing Prosthetics demonstration with Daniel Dugan of the non-profit organization E-Nable, a global network of volunteers who create 3D-printed arms and hands for distribution free of charge to children in need. For more information click (Event Details).

THERAPY DOG -- Molly (Certified Therapy Dog!)
 
Studying for Finals? Overwhelmed?!? Don't Panic! Keep Calm and Chill Out! Stop by the library Monday December 7th or Wednesday, December 9th between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. to De-Stress with Molly, a certified therapy dog. For more information click (Event Details).

Author Event - John Wukovits -- Tuesday November 10th, 2015

John Wukovits presented “Nobody Gives a Damn:  WWII Veterans, Their Stories, and Eighth Grade Students” and discussed his books For Crew and Country and One Square Mile of Hell. For more information click HERE.

Graduate Student Workshops & Research Bootcamp(Fall/2015)Designed specifically for the graduate student. Topics include: Researching Literature in Your Discipline, Utilizing Advanced Database Search Techniques, Writing a Literature Review, and Organizing and Managing Your Research.

Author Event - Astronomer Jesse Mason -- Thursday October 22nd, 2015
Astronomer Jesse Mason presented 25 years of spectacular images taken by the Hubble telescope. (Event Details).

International Student Workshops
: Research help specifically designed for our international students.

Transfer Student Workshops: Customized workshops to help out transfer students get the most out of the library.

Author Event - Donna Seawright Simons -- Monday, September 28th, 2015
Donna Seawright Simons presented her book, "Copper Empire" (Event Details).

Thursday July 9, 2015

Graduate Student Research Boot Camp! 
The Library offered a Graduate Student Research Boot Camp. Brush up on research skills and learn how to maximize the use of library resources. For more information click HERE.

Author Event -
Dr. Joe Darden -- Friday April 17th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

 Dr. Joe Darden - a presentation from author and MSU professor, Dr. Joe Darden. Dr. Darden is co-author of the book, "Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide." Detroit explores questions surrounding the cause of race riots, how the racial climate has changed since the riots in Detroit, and what steps have been taken to reduce racial inequality. (Event Details).

Author Event - Dr. Cleamon Moorer --
February 10th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

  
Dr. Cleamon Moorer
-a presentation from Madonna University’s Dean of the School of Business. Dr. Moorer is also a teacher, motivational speaker, and author of "From Failure to Promise." Dr. Moorer was named by Crain’s Detroit Business as a “top 40 under 40” Business Leader. (Event Details).

January 27th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Martin Lowenberg
will be speaking about his experiences growing up in Germany and the horrors he faced in six different concentration camps. (Event Details).

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Author Event - Dr. Velonde Thompson. -- Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Velonda Thompson, nutritionist and author of "Beyond Candied Yams & Sweet Potato Pie", will be discussing topics including “Rainbow Eating Made Easy”, “Food is Medicine”, and “The Future of Food". (Event Details).

Author Event - Dr. Barbara Oakley: "Learning How To Learn" -- Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.  
Dr. Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering at Oakland University and author of A Mind for Numbers will be discussing learning strategies and connecting science to everyday life. (Event Details).

Author Event - Dr. Monica Miller -- Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Madonna University Associate Professor Dr. Monica Miller discusses her book: "Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars." (Event Details).

Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan -- Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

A return visit of our guests: Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan.  Their continued search for evidence of genuine paranormal activity in Southern Michigan. (Event Details).

PERFORMANCE - The RJ Spangler Trio -- Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Detroit Jazz and Blues with the RJ Spangler Trio featuring Detroit jazz sax great, Larry Smith. (Event Details).

Author Event - Chris Stepien -- Thursday, May 15th at 1:00 p.m. 
Catholic author and EMMY-Award winning producer-director, Chris Stepien, author of "Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah", will share the spiritual journey that led him to walk with preteen Jesus. Join the author to explore this puzzling Passover event in the life of the boy Messiah, the 5th Joyful Mystery of the Rosary. (Event Details).

Preservation Week -- April 27th, 2014 through Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

In support of Preservation Week, the Madonna University Archives will offer a variety of sessions which will emphasize how to care for items both personal and business, to maintain or pass onto our family or even communities. (Event Details).

Author Event - Matt Faulkner -- Thursday, April 24th at 1:00 p.m. 
Mr. Faulkner, a recognized children’s author and illustrator, was recently featured in "Fantastic Rumpus: 50 Years of Children’s Book Illustration" at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.  He will be speaking about his new graphic novel, "Gaijin: American Prisoner of War." (Event Details). 

Author Event -
John Paul Bordach --
Thursday, March 20th at 1:00 p.m. 

Detroit area native, John Paul Bordach will be speaking about his autobiography, "Last Call: An Epicurean’s Journey Through Addiction." Last Call tells the story of Mr. Bordach’s alcohol addiction. Mr. Bordach hopes to help other people by sharing his experience. (Event Details).

Author Event -
Rajah Smart
-- Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. 
 
Rajah Smart will be speaking about his book, "Black Rain." In Black Rain, Mr. Smart tells the story of a chance meeting between two people who come from different backgrounds. Black Rain has readers contemplate if people are able to overlook stereotypes and if love is colorblind. (Event Details).

Author Event -
Fr. George Shaloub --
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Father George is an associate professor at Madonna and the founding pastor of the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of Saint Mary in Livonia. He will be speaking about his new book, "The Mystery of Love and Marriage."(Event Details).

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2013
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Author Event -
Elaine Pereira --
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. 

Elaine Pereira will be presenting her book, "I Will Never Forget," a memoir about witnessing her mother’s journey through dementia. Pereira will also be discussing differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s, in-home care vs. assisted living, and more. (Event Details).

Author Event -
Mark Binelli --
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

Mark Binelli, a Michigan Notable Author and Detroit area native will be speaking about his book, "Detroit City Is the Place to Be." Binelli tells the tale of a bleak, but once thriving city, transforming into a place where the possibilities are limited only by one’s creativity. (Event Details).

Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

A ghost hunting group based in Southern Michigan will be on hand at the Library to present recordings and images from paranormal investigations throughout Southern Michigan. (Event Details).

Author Event -
Dave Kampfschulte --
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
 
Dave Kampfschulte, President of Amazing Circles Workshops, has 25 years experience in the hospice field and offers insight on tough, but necessary questions regarding end of life care. (Event Details).

Author Event -
John L. Titus --
Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

John L. Titus presents of his book, "Losing Alicia: A Father’s Journey After 9/11." Mr.Titus lost his daughter, Alicia, who was a flight attendant on United Airlines Flight 175 after terrorists crashed the plane into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. (Event Details).

Author Event: Students of SouthWest (Detroit) Education and Empowerment Program (SWEEP) -- Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

Public Reading: "Stories Of Hope & Learning"
Students of SouthWest (Detroit) Education and Empowerment Program (SWEEP) share their powerful experiences in the collection "Stories Of Hope & Learning." The authors focus on the dramatic role of higher education in their professional and personal lives. This project was sponsored by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and Madonna University. (Event Details).

Author Event -
Dan Austin --
Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

Dan Austin will be presenting his book, "Forgotten Landmarks of Detroit." In his book, Austin describes Detroit's 15 lost attractions. For anyone who is awed by the old buildings and history of Detroit this is a presentation you will not want to miss. (Event Details).

Author Event -
Deacon Eugene Hausmann --
Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. 

 Join us in the library at 1:00pm for author Deacon Eugene Hausmann of the St. Joseph Shrine in Brooklyn. Deacon Hausmann will be discussing his newest book, "Catholics Go By the Bible: Biblical Sources of Catholic Theology and Liturgy." (Event Details).


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