Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries

March 20, 2012

An opening reception for the new National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine” will take place Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 4:30 to 6 PM at the Wayne State University‘s Shiffman Medical Library.  The exhibit can be viewed until April 28, 2012 as part of the Spring 2012 Arts in the Atrium program sponsored by Shiffman Medical Library and the WSU School of Medicine.  

“Many histories have been written about medical care during the American Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers have often been overlooked.  Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.”    -from the program flyer

A Community Educational Program will take place Saturday April 14, 2012 at the Margherio Family Conference Center.   Topics on the agenda include, among others, African Americans & the Civil War, Medicine in Detroit in the 1860’s, and The Civil War and Nursing.  The special guest speaker will be Jeff O’Den, historical documentary filmmaker.

Find out a lot more about this subject and this exhibit at http://lib.wayne.edu/bw.


TITANIC: 100 Years, 1912-2012

March 15, 2012

In observance of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in the early morning of  April 15, 1912, DALNET has made a new eLibrary collection available.  The free new resource is called TITANIC: 100 Years, 1912-2012 and is online at titanic.dalnet.org.  The website contains 1912 newspaper articles detailing the days leading up to and the days and months following the disaster.  Also included on the website are other resources including links to useful sites and related resources, such as newspaper articles about the 1985 discovery of the Titanic on the ocean floor and obituaries of survivors.  

Also, the Henry Ford Museum will be presenting “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” beginning March 31, 2012 and continuing thr0ugh September 30, 2012.  Details are available here: http://www.thehenryford.org/events/titanic.aspx.


Elmore Leonard presented by WCCCD and GPPL

February 17, 2012

Elmore Leonard will discuss his experiences with Hollywood and adapting his books to movies and television, including his latest book Raylan, companion piece to the television series Justified (FX), on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.  This event is presented by the Wayne County Community College District and the Grosse Pointe Public Library and is open to the public at no cost, but seating is limited!  Click here to register!


Great Michigan Read

October 11, 2011

“Join the statewide discussion about an incredible moment in Michigan history”

Read the book by Kevin Boyle Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age and join the entire state in a book club from the Michigan Humanities Council.   There are many events happening between now and June 2012.  Tons of details can be found here: http://www.michiganhumanities.org/newsletter/Oct2011/GMR_revs_up.html

An author tour will kick off October 22, 2011 at the Alpena County Library.  To see the full author tour schedule, click here: http://michiganhumanities.org/programs/tgmr/?p=528.

Some events in the Detroit area include:  “Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City’s Majestic Ruins,” October 20, 2011, 7 PM, Orion Township Public Library,  “Detroit in the Roaring Twenties,” October 25, 2011, 7 PM, Plymouth District Library, and “Arc of Justice Dramatization and Panel Discussion,” January 14, 2012, 1 PM, Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History.

In addition, “We Don’t Want Them,” a traveling exhibit produced in partnership with Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion will stop at the Greater Flint Arts Council / Flint Transit Authority (downtown Flint transfer station), Three Rivers Public Library (Three Rivers), Davenport University (Grand Rapids), Peter White Public Library (Marquette), Detroit Science Center (Detroit), Interlochen / Traverse Area District Library / Dennos Museum Center (Traverse City), Castle Museum of Saginaw History / Saginaw News (Saginaw), Old Mill Museum (Dundee), and Artworks (Big Rapids).


Free Book Repair Webinar

August 19, 2011

ALCTS will be hosting a free “Book Repair Basics for Libraries” webinar on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM Eastern time.  From their announcement,

“Participants will become familiar with several types of basic repairs for bound circulating collections materials in school, public, and academic libraries.  Tip-ins and basic page repairs, hinge tightening, and a variety of spine repairs will be covered.  Techniques will be illustrated and demonstrated with text, images, and video.  Links to other resources will be provided.  Repairs and conservation treatments on rare and special collections materials will NOT be discussed.”

Presenters will be Peter D. Verheyen and Marianne Hanley, both of Syracuse University.  The session will last 90 minutes.  It is free to register.

Registration opens at 12:30 PM (CDT) on September 14th and is open to the first 500 registrants.

See this page for more details, technical requirements, and registration information.


Emergency Preparedness Online

July 26, 2011

The DALNET Educational Forum on Friday, July 22nd featured Barbara Heller, Director and Conservator, Special Projects at the Detroit Institute of Arts.   View Ms. Heller’s presentation, slides, annotated bibliography and other documents here:  http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/def.html.  Also at this web address, previous presentations in the DALNET Educational Forum series can be viewed.  Stay tuned for news of our next forum.


Emergency Preparedness Planning Forum

July 7, 2011

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Area Library Network is continuing its series of Educational Forums in 2011.  This year DALNET would like to focus on presentations by its members.  Our first one this year will be presented by Barbara Heller, Director and Conservator – Special Projects of the Detroit Institute of Arts.  She will present a program on emergency preparedness planning at Wayne State University’s Purdy/Kresge Auditorium on Friday, July 22, 2011 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM.  The event is free and open to the public.  If you plan to attend, please register at http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/register/07-22-2011.html.

(This event is rescheduled due to a power outage at WSU on June 10th, the original date of the forum).


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