The Poet and The Lion

March 30, 2011


2011 One Book, One Community

March 9, 2011

There are many free events in the Detroit area this month revolving around the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, this year’s One Book, One Community selection.   This year’s partners are the Detroit Public Library, The American Cancer Society, Wayne State University, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, HAP, Wayne County Community College District and the Detroit Science Center.

Go to a book discussion at a Detroit Public Library Branch.  Click here for Branch Addresses and more information.
Conely Branch, Sat. March 12, Noon to 2 PM 
Parkman Branch, Wed. March 16, 5: 30 to 7 pm
Chase Branch, Thurs. March 17, 6 to 7 pm
Mark Twain Annex, Thurs. March 17, 6 to 7:30 pm
Redford Branch, Thurs. March 17, 6 to 7:45 pm
Sherwood Forest Branch, Thurs. March 17 6 to 7:45 pm
Elmwood Park Branch, Sat. March 19, 11 AM to Noon
Duffield Branch, Thurs. March 24, 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Stop by the Cancer Awareness Health Fair on Wednesday March 16 from 2 to 6 PM at WCCCD’s Northwest Campus Welcome Center, 8200 W. Outer Drive, Detroit.

Attend “What Have We Learned: A Candid Community Conversation” sponsored by the American Cancer Society on Thursday March 24th at 6:30 PM at Detroit Public Library’s Main Branch.  This community-wide panel discussion will focus on key topics covered in the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, including the critical health issues facing our community, evolution of research ethics and progress, and the resources available to help patients and families navigate a potential health crisis.

Hear author Rebecca Skloot discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” on Saturday March 26th at 2 PM in the Friends Auditorium of Detroit Public Library’s Main Branch.  This event is free and open to the public.  A book signing will follow.

Follow these links for more information:

AANM Teacher Open House

March 2, 2011

DALNET Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 1, 2011

The month of March is Women’s History Month and, to celebrate, the DALNET office has created a new online collection called the “Distinguished American Women Collection.”  It includes 90 freely accessible online books written by a variety of American women, from the 1830s to the 1920s, both fiction and non-fiction.  Members may include the collection in their online catalogs.  Some authors in the collection are Jane Addams, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ida Wells-Barnett, Sojourner Truth, Edith Wharton, Helen Keller, Margaret Sanger, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  To view the entire collection, visit:  The office used “The Book of Distinguished American Women” by Vincent Wilson, Jr. and Gale S. McClung to help select titles and authors.