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Michigan Notable Books Author Tour

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The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Marack FidrychDoug Wilson | The Bird: the Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych

The Library of Michigan has announced its Michigan Notable Books for 2014 . Each year, the library chooses books that highlight people, places and events in the great state of Michigan.

Join us to hear Michigan Notable Books author Doug Wilson speak about his book, The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych. As a rookie, Fidrych stormed the baseball world with his antics of talking to the baseball, and along the way became one of the most popular Detroit Tigers in history. This 1970s pop icon's larger-than-life personality and killer slider led to his selection as the 1976 All-Star game starter, and becoming the first athlete ever to make the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Thursday, May 29 | 7 – 8:30 PM
Meeting Room | Registration Required

The author will be signing copies of his book.  Please bring your own copy (available from Barnes & Noble in Troy), as books will not be available for purchase the night of the program.

MI Notable BooksThis year's Nobable Books cover a wide range of people and topics. Charlie LeDuff received the award for Detroit: An American Autopsy, which illustrates how the veteran writer set out to uncover what led his beloved city into decline.

Another selection, November's Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913, by Michael Schumacher, illustrates how a freak storm center swept west to east creating a "white hurricane". Schumacher takes us into the lives of the sailors that battled this amazing storm. Some survived, while others did not.

Check out the complete list of this year's winners, then stop by the Adult Information Department or visit the Library catalog to get a copy today.              

Tween Paint Party

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Tween Paint PartyYou'll vote ahead of time on our website, Facebook, and in the library about the painting subject. Then come in and put paint to canvas to express your style. BYOS – Bring your own snacks. Made possible by the Friends of Troy Public Library.


Sunday, May 11 | 2 – 4 PM | Ages 8+
Meeting Room | Registration Required



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