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Books & Brews

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Books and Brews logoThis is not your grandmother's book club. Join us at Granite City Brewery for a fun & festive environment to read good books, drink good beer, and meet new friends. There will be giveaways, trivia contests, prizes and more. Granite City will provide food and drink discounts for Books & Brews participants only. Sponsored by the Friends of Troy Public Library.

The first book is Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman.

Wednesday, May 7 | Granite City Brewery, 699 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Ages 21+ | Registration Required

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.              

Understanding your Social Security Benefits

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Bloom Seminar graphicIf you are close to retirement, you probably have already begun to think about your Social Security benefits. But understanding when you can begin receiving these benefits, and the advantages of waiting to take them at a later age, can be confusing. Scott Whyte, Financial Advisor with Bloom Asset Management, will provide an overview of Social Security benefits to help you determine the best way to tap into them when you are ready to retire.

Thursday, May 22 | 7 – 8 PM
Meeting Room | Registration Required

Genealogy 101

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Genealogy Curious about your family’s roots? Not sure how to get started researching your family’s history? Come and learn the basics of genealogy!

Genealogy 101 | May 3 | 1 – 3 pm | Registration Required

Genealogy 102 | May 10 | 10:15 am – 12:15 pm | Registration Required

Come to one or both of the sessions.

Presented by Irvin Rabideau, President of the Oakland County Genealogical Society. Made possible by the Friends of Troy Public Library.

Understanding Wine

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Understanding WineLet certified Sommelier and owner of Oxford Wine & Beverage Co., Dean Rondy, walk you thru the world of wine. Topics include selecting, serving, tasting, pairing with food, and much more. Dean is also a published author and has participated as a judge in several international wine competitions.

Sunday, April 6 | 1 – 3 pm
Meeting Room | Registration Required

 

Medicare Made Clear

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Do you have questions on Medicare? Do you need help with your Medicare costs? Wondering what Parts A, B, C, and D mean? Looking for more resources on coverage options, enrollment, and eligibility?

Then you will want to attend Medicare Made Clear, at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, April 30, at the Troy Public Library. This 90-minute workshop, presented by John Ranalli of Pinnacle Insurance Advisors, will help you navigate the maze of Medicare regulations and ensure that you have the clear information you need to access this important government service.

Register here, or call the Library at 248.524.3542.

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