E2 Detroit 2010

August 23, 2010

“In today’s economic climate, with money tight and investors on the sidelines, entrepreneurs must be creative to stretch the resources they have and develop ways to launch their businesses with little or no capital. That’s what makes E2 Detroit 2010, The Lean Launch: Creating a Business in a Down Economy, so timely. With panel discussions such as “How to Market and Advertise in a Lean Launch,” and “How to Launch on the Cheap: Saving Money in the Back Office” this year’s gathering will be full of tips and practical advice every entrepreneur should know. Don’t miss E2 Detroit 2010, October 13, 2010, at Wayne State University.”  –from the homepage

For more information, visit e2detroit.wayne.edu.

Location and Parking


Chopin Evening Gala

August 9, 2010

ORCHARD LAKE, MI – The Polish Mission of Orchard Lake Schools, in cooperation with the Chopin Foundation of the United States, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago and Moet Hennessy; the official distributer of Chopin Vodka in the United States, [and] Oakland MRI cordially invite you to a performance by world-renowned concert pianist and winner of the 2010 National Chopin Piano Competition – Claire Huangci.  The Chopin Evening Gala will take place Saturday, August 21 at 8 p.m. in the Shrine Chapel located at 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake, Michigan (on the campus of Orchard Lake Schools).  Tickets are $30 and include a wine and dessert reception at 5:00 p.m. in the Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library, as well as an art exhibit featuring the sculptures of prominent Polish artist, Jan Siuta.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Flood Relief Effort in Poland organized by Caritas Krakow under the supervision of Stanislaw Cardinal Dziwisz.

Huangci began playing piano at the young age of six. A year later, she was featured on Fox News as a child prodigy, with “the skills of a professional pianist.” Since then, Huangci has performed across the globe in many of the world’s greatest concert halls and performing art centers including: Carnegie/Zinkel Hall, Philadelphia Orchestra, China Philharmonic, Konzerthaus (Vienna), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Tonhalle (Zurich), Herkulessaal  (Munich), Salle Cortot (Paris), and Gewandhaus (Frankfurt, Leipzig).

Huangci has won countless prestigious international awards, such as the 1999 World Piano Competition; 2003 Philadelphia Orchestra Competition; 2006 Kosciuszko Chopin International Piano Competition; 2006 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition; 2009 International Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, Germany, and recently, first prize at the 2010 National Chopin Piano Competition of the United States.

“It is going to be a magnificent event that will commence a series of annual concerts on our campus,” says Marcin Chumiecki, director of the Polish Mission. “Not only do we have the honor of presenting this extraordinary and celebrated concert pianist to Michigan music and art lovers, but we will also be commemorating the 200th anniversary of Frederic Chopin’s birth, as well as the 125th anniversary of the founding of Orchard Lake Schools.” As seating is limited to 500, please purchase your tickets in advance by visiting our website www.polishmission.com or by calling 248.683.0412.

About the Polish Mission
Founded in 1885 by Polish immigrants to preserve and promote Polish and Polish-American culture, tradition, and history for present and future generations. The Polish Mission organizes programs, courses and events that highlight Polish and Polish -American culture and accomplishments, and ensures a repository for artifacts, archival materials, works of art, and publications. For more information, please visit www.polishmission.com.

About the Chopin Foundation of the United States
Founded by Mrs. Blanka A. Rosenstiel in 1977, the Chopin Foundation stemmed from the First National Chopin Piano Competition held in Miami in 1975 under the auspices of the American Institute of Polish Culture. For more information, visit www.chopin.org.

~From the Press Release~

More info: http://www.polishmission.com/news/orchard-lake-schools/130-polish-mission-to-host-chopin-evening-gala

E-Readers and E-Books

August 6, 2010

Paul Gallagher, Developer Librarian at Wayne State University, presented “Kindle, Nook and the iPad: What Everyone Should Know about E-Readers and E-Books” at the third of four DALNET Educational Forums on July 30, 2010.   To view the presentation, click here.

Previous presentation information can be found here.  Registration for the fourth DALNET Education Forum on October 29th is available here.  The topic will be “Greening your Library” and the presenter will be Douglas Raber of the Ferndale Public Library.

Feel free to post any comments/discussion about E-Books and E-Readers below.

Free admission to Detroit Museums

August 5, 2010

Bank of America credit card holders can get into the Charles H. Wright Musuem of African American History, Motown Historical Museum and The Henry Ford for free on the first Saturday of the month through December.  The dates are September 4, October 2, November 6 and December 4. 

Free admission to the Detroit Science Center is available on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month through December (September 4-5, October 2-3, November 6-7, and December 4-5).

Be sure to have photo ID and your Bank of America credit or debit card to receive your free admission. 

For more info: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100805/LIFESTYLE/8050325/1033/ENT01/Bank-of-America-to-pay-museum-admission