Monday, June 2, 2014

June, 2014


REDFORD BRANCH LIBRARY CLOSES FOR for   

RENOVATION

Submitted by Kathy Garret






Redford Branch Library Closes for Renovation


On May 5, the Redford Branch of the Detroit Public Library closed for renovation.  Although the library is closed for the next several months, there will be a lot of activity inside the library.  According to assistant branch manager, youth librarian and Rosedale Park resident Conja Wright, there are a lot of improvements in the works.  “The carpeting will be removed and replaced with tile in the public areas, new, lower shelving will replace the tall shelves which will open up the main room to natural light, and the number of computers will double and move to the center of the main room.”  For the month of May, the librarians will be looking more closely at their collection, discussing the removal of books that haven’t been checked out for seven years to make room for more, and more recent publications.  An African-American reading and research collection will also be added which will feature books on African-American history, culture and art, children’s books and a research collection for use as reference in the library.  There will even be artwork and artifacts such as a king’s stool, a helmet, crown and dolls on display.
If you came to the first Grandmont Rosedale SOUP last summer, you will remember that Conja’s meditation and reading garden for the library project won.  The plans for the garden are well underway with eight organic raised beds.  Starting in early June Conja welcomes volunteers to help develop the garden and is particularly interested in gathering “an intergenerational group of volunteers” because she strongly believes that “so much learning goes on” when people of different ages work together.  Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to come to the library garden Tuesdays from 10am-12pm and Thursdays from 3-5pm until the end of July.  The hope is that the garden will be an outdoor library space appropriate for storytelling and spoken word performances.
Taken from http://mygrandmontrosedale.org/redford-branch-library-closes-renovation/














Health & Wellness



Kale Waldorf Salad


This variation on the classic Waldorf salad uses kale instead of lettuce and adds apple and walnuts to the dressing for a creamy consistency, without using the typical mayonnaise base.

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 cups packed finely chopped raw kale, preferably dinosaur kale
  • 1 large red apple, such as Fuji or Honeycrisp, chopped, divided
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped, divided
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons raisins, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
METHOD
Place kale in a large bowl. Add half of the apple to kale along with celery, ¼ cup of the walnuts and ¼ cup of the raisins. Put remaining apple in a blender along with remaining ¼ cup walnuts, remaining 2 tablespoons raisins, mustard, 2 tablespoons water, vinegar and salt. Purée until well combined and slightly thick, adding more water if needed to thin. Pour dressing over kale salad and toss to combine.
Per Serving: 140 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 10g sugar), 3g protein

Special Diets: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free


Friday, May 2, 2014

May - 2014






Dear customers,
                           

The Redford Branch library will be temporarily closed for renovations beginning May 5,2014. Library customers are encouraged to use Chase Branch Library 17731 W. Seven Mile Rd. east of South Field; or the Hubbard Branch Library 12929 W. McNichols Road.
We regret any inconveniences that this renovation project might create. Our reopening date  will be announced at a later date. These renovations are a result of staff and community requests,  for this we are grateful.

Dr. Conja Wright
Redford Branch Library of 
Detroit Public Library
21200 Grand River/McNichols
Detroit, Mi 48223
313 481-1821
cwright@detroitpubliclibrary.org






The Community is invited to Redford Library’s
 Pre-Renovation
Celebration!!!!!!
Saturday, May 3, 2014 1:00 -4 p.m.


Bring a pair of gym shoes to decorate













Healthy News


5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods that Reduce Mucus, Phlegm and Snot

gingerWhenever my nose gets stuffy and my cough a little phlegm-like, I realize it is time to clean up my diet with some anti-inflammatory foods. Mucus is produced in the body as a defense mechanism against toxins, viruses and bacteria and dually cushions and protects the bodies cells in the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital, visual and auditory systems in humans.
So, while mucus is important in our day-to-day bodily functions, when you start to notice its existence, you’re body’s defenses are up against something and it’s time for you to help them out. The following 5 anti-inflammatory foods help to reduce mucus in your system and restore your body’s balance.
1. Pumpkin Seeds
Traditional Chinese medicine utilizes pumpkin seeds help to regulate the flow of excess mucus. Whether this is sound advice or not is up to your own trial and error, and there is little to lose in the process, as pumpkin seeds carry plenty of other health benefits.
2. Onion
In one study, evidence showed that quercetin, a compound found in onions, may help treat cell-derived allergic inflammatory diseases. In addition to reducing inflammation, quercetin has also exhibited the potential for treating chronic airway diseases by attenuating mucus production.
3. Ginger
Ginger has been shown strengthen the immune system’s response to inflammation associated with asthma. Ginger is a panacea of sorts and is a powerful detoxifying agent that targets the underlying imbalances that lead to mucus overload in the body. It is a detoxificant at heart and an effective one at that.
4. Pineapple
The pineapple fruit may be rough on the outside, but it bears sweet benefits beneath the skin. Pineapple’s bromelain allows it to reduce mucus in the throat and is commonly used as a technique after throat and sinus operations to get rid of mucus.
5. Agar
Agar moistens dryness, dissolves phlegm and mucus in the throat and helps to jumpstart bowels.
Article taken from:  http://www.organicauthority.com/5-anti-inflammatory-foods-that-reduce-mucus-phlegm-and-snot/








Community News

DAAA - Detroit Area Agency on Aging logo



Detroit Meals on Wheels Program

Nutrition is Important

Research shows that less than a third of seniors eat properly. At the same time, research indicates that a nutritious diet and daily exercise can lengthen and improve our quality of life (see the Senior Food Guide Pyramid)


The nutrition service for seniors for more than 25 years, Detroit Meals on Wheels is committed to making sure that seniors are able to maintain their independence and live healthy, happy lives. The program serves more than 11,000 seniors 60 years or older who live in Detroit, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Highland Park, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores and Grosse Pointe Woods.

Meals on Wheels (Home Delivered Meals)

The Detroit Meals on Wheels Program is a state and federally funded program which offers home delivered meals to home bound older adults in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Harper Woods, and the five Grosse Pointes. 

The Meals on Wheels Program provides five nutritious meals per week to home bound older adults. Participants may choose to receive either a hot meal delivered once per day Monday-Friday or five frozen meals delivered once per week. 

The Meals on Wheels program also offers liquid nutrition for older adults who are unable to eat solid food and have a prescription from their physician. The goal of the Meals on Wheels Program is to assist older adults to live independently in their own homes by providing weekday lunchtime meals.

Eligibility Guidelines
• Individuals age 60 years or older
• Home bound (e.g. unable to leave the home without assistance and unable to drive)
• Unable to cook for him/herself
• No one willing to prepare meals on a regular basis
• Must be able to feed her or himself

Please call the Detroit Area Agency on Aging at (313) 446-4444 for more information. Information Assistance Specialists are available Mon – Fri from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Holiday Meals on Wheels
Through our Holiday Meals on Wheels Program on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Labor Day we provide hot nutritious meals for home bound seniors. To read more about this program click here.

SENIOR PROJECT FRESH: 

Senior Project FRESH is a program that connects farmers to consumers through local farmers markets with the distribution of coupon books valued at $20 to buy Michigan grown fresh fruits and vegetables. This program is offered from June-August each year for eligible low-income seniors whose incomes are at or below 185% of the poverty level. 






Flower Day





48th Annual Flower Day 2014:

Sunday, May 18

7 am to 5 pm


























Detroit’s historic Eastern Market is excited to announce a new market day and a daring departure from our classic Farmers Market Faire: The Sunday Street Market will feature local goods such as toys, collectibles, furniture, clothing, jewelry, accessories and art work, just to name a few. A limited number of produce and flower vendors will also be on hand.



If you’re looking for an alternative shopping experience versus what you find at big-box stores or shopping malls, then this Market Day is for you!



For over a century, Eastern Market has been pivotal in connecting the citizens of Metro Detroit with farm fresh food and plants while revolutionizing the local food systems in the region. Sunday Street Market seeks to accomplish a similar mission for non-food goods.



From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday starting June 1st running through September 28th, visitors to Eastern Market will find Shed 2 bustling with local products and find Shed 3featuring weekly entertainment activities. Food trucks will also be present.



Interested in selling during the new Sunday Street Market? Vendor questions and inquiries can be directed to Amanda Gregory, Sunday Market Manager at 313-833-9300 ext. 117. Find a Vendor Handbook, Market Days Description and Application form below.


To complete a vendor application on-line, please use this link:

2014 EMC Vendor Application

To complete a hard copy application, please print out a copy of the application using the downloads below.

Downloadable Files
Vendor Application
Vendor Handbook

Detroit Eastern Market Tuesdays




Eastern Market Corporation began Detroit Eastern Market Tuesdays in the summer of 2011. "Tuesdays" feature a sampling our historic Market experience through the inclusion of farmers, flowers, produce dealers, specialty products, and prepared-food vendors.

"Tuesdays" are a weekly community celebration full of special events highlighting the agricultural, social, culinary, and artistic treasures of our city, region, and state.

For 2014 we are happy to announce the season will run from June 17-October 28, with an additional Thanksgiving Market on November 25. The market hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"Tuesdays" offer shoppers many of the same convenient services as our Saturday Market, including the Eastern Market Bridge Card Program, Double Up Food Bucks, educational events, culinary demonstrations, community exercise classes, and non-profit outreach opportunities.

Come shop, eat, play, and join us in our Tuesday adventure!

Interested in selling on Tuesdays? Vendor questions can be directed towards Fiona Ruddy, Alternative Food Program Coordinator, at fruddy@detroiteasternmarket.com or 313.833.9300 ext. 109, or feel free to click here!





















Thursday, March 27, 2014

April - 2014


Redford Branch News & Info

 Clip artANIME is back ! Mondays April 7, 14, 21,28th 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. We are looking for artist beginners, in-betweeners and full ahead steamers come and join in the creativity. Instructing Artist Emery Jones .

WANTED

YOUTH GROWING DETROIT: Green Thumbs-Up Garden at the Redford Branch Library has two adult volunteer leader alternate  positions to work with Dr. Wright and a small groups of teens who will grow and sell produce at three city marketplaces. Looking for 4 enthusiastic motivated youth with guardian (parent)  investment. Youth Growing Detroit brings together youth 11-18 to participate in a series of training, skill sharing community marketplace opportunities focused on agriculture and our food system. Four paid teen positions  for tween/teen (11-18) who take the training and participate in the entire curriculum. if you are interested call for an appointment with Dr. Conja Wright participate in the total training. April-September 2014
A wonderful opportunity for kids to grow call 313 481-1821 ask for Dr. Wright.

CCS (Center for Creative Studies) Art for Middle School students           
Saturdays, April 5, 12, 26, 10:30am - 1:00pm        
For Middle school students with a serious interest in art and strong family support. 
This workshop helps students prepare their personal art portfolio and encourages
them to apply to Detroit’s quality high school art programs. Middle school students

Math Tutor        
Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30 - 7:30     
Math tutoring for algebra, geometry,
 trig and pre-calc. Teens & adults

Hollywood Golf              
Saturdays, April 5, 12, 26, 10:00am - 1:00 pm       
Hollywood's goal is to expose young people to educational
opportunities through the sport of Golf.  Emphasis is on
 golf, citizenship, and good living. Children/teens ages 4-18

Rosedale Park Girl Scouts           
Monday, April 14, 28, 5:30 - 7:30               
Daisy Girl Scouts through Senior
Scouts - 5 troops. Girls, grades 1-10


Junior Youth Empowerment     
Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 4:00 - 7:30     
Life skills for elementary and middle
school kids. Elementary and middle school

Preschool Storytime     
Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:30 - 11:00. Preschoolers

Toast Master- Thinking Power A Mental Flexibility        
Wednesday, April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.      
Build your thinking and increase
your mental flexibility. All ages

Redford Book Club         
Saturday, April 26, 11:30 - 1:00   
When Washington was in Vogue
by Edward Christopher Williams. Adults


Knit & Crochet club       
Mondays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 5:30 - 7:30 
Bring your own projects, join in the fun.               
                                               
Toastmasters    
Wednesday, April 2, 16  6:30 - 8:00           
Toastmasters fosters confidence, the ability
 to communicate, persuade and lead. Adults

Sewing: Making Dresses 4 Africa             
Saturday, April 12, 1:00 - 4:00     
Bring 100% cotton pillow case (new or gently used), buttons, ribbons
Trim or we will supply available Sewhopefully@yahoo.com. Teens – Adults

Scrapbooking   
Saturday, April 12, 1:30 – 5:30    
Bring your scrapbooking supplies and enjoy the company of
other scrapbookers as you create your memorable pages. Adults

Ma'at   
Saturday, April 26, 12:30 - 5:30   
Study of Ancient African History                . families

DCAD (Detroit Communities Against Diabetes)
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 5:00-7:30 p.m.         
Diabetes Education and management support. Adult

Berg Lahser Block Club 
Thursday, April 3, 11:00 - 1:00                    
                                               
Edinborough Block Club              
Saturday, April, 2:00 - 3:00           
                                                               
Hope on Heyden Block Club      
Saturday, April 26, 3:00 - 5:00     
                                                               
Malvern Hill Block Club               
Monday, April 21, 6:00 - 7:30      
                                                               
Shaftsbury Block Club   
Wednesday, April 9, 6:00 - 7:30 
                                                               
West Outer Dr Block Club           
Monday, April 7                , 6:00 - 7:30        

Preschool Storytime     
Thursdays, April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 10:30am to 11:30am 
Preschoolers and Chaperones

Story Time Fun & Learning with
Money: Money Smart Kids Read!            
Thursday, April 10th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm . Children
                                                                                                                                               
Teacher's Choice "Weekdays by Appointment"                                              
Teach your students how to use the library for homework help by bringing them on a field trip.
We offer several types of programs including "Library Lessons and Stories", "Research Basics",
and training on select Detroit Public Library databases.  For grades 1-8.  Reservations required. 

Calling All Book Clubs                                                   
We would like to support your book club.  Please talk with us if you are looking
 for a comfortable meeting location, book swaps, or special events.  Adults         

Become a Literacy Tutor                                                              
Share the joy of reading with someone by becoming a volunteer tutor. 
For more information, go to www.Detroit-Reads.org or call (313)481-1362.



Want something different to happen?  Then do something different!


Health & Wellness




Alkaline Foods: Are You Eating Enough?







alkaline
There’s no doubt about it: you’ve made the decision to eat healthy. The only question that remains is what exactly eating healthy means. Organic, free-range, natural, local… and alkaline? Believe it or not, that pH scale you learned all about in high school should be finding its way into your diet: it’s time to talk acid or alkaline when it comes to food.

Why You Need More Alkalizing Foods

Several diets highlight the alkaline-acid discrepancy; what it boils down to is this: most people need not worry about not having enough acidity in their diet. The vast majority of foods we eat every day are acidic: meat, cheese, dairy… all of these foods and many more are metabolized by our bodies as acidic. Including important alkaline foods in your diet involves a bit more planning.
All of which begs one all-important question: why?
Before talking about how to introduce alkaline foods into your diet, you may be asking why you should even bother. Good question, with an even better answer. A highly acidic diet lends itself to decay of the body, particularly the bones and muscles. Some studies point to the naturally high-acid diet of the Eskimo as one principal factor why this group suffers from such low bone density. In Japan, bone density is, on average, much higher; the Japanese diet naturally includes a variety ofalkaline foods.
It bears mention that many proponents of alkaline-heavy diets cite other benefits to such a diet. These include but are not limited to acid reflux and high blood acidity. While an alkaline diet has been proven to help with the former, certain recent studies have deduced that blood acidity is not affected by diet on a long-term basis. Blood, being a naturally acidic substance, self-regulates, and while a highly alkaline diet can change the pH of blood for a period of time, the effects are far from permanent.

How to Add Alkaline

At this point, you may have already started making a mental list of alkaline foods… or so you think. The acidity and alkalinity of the food in question is not always linked to the makeup of the food itself.  Lemon, for example, may taste highly acidic, but the way that it is broken down in the body is actually alkaline.
The following foods are alkaline when metabolized in the body. Including more of them in your diet is a great way to start.
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Cantaloupe
  • Grapes
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mangoes
  • Papayas
  • Passion Fruit
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Raisins
  • Watermelon
Article taken from: http://www.organicauthority.com/Alkaline+Foods%3A+Are+You+Eating+Enough%3F



Financial Information
Michelle SingletaryFor job security, try something on the side

By Michelle Singletary, Published: January 31
Part 2

“Not everyone wants to be self-employed, and voluntarily leaving a job in today’s economy can
 sound as crazy as burning provisions in a famine,” she said.
This is a how-to book with a lot of useful takeaways. Palmer says the most successful side businesses
 have these characteristics:
● Low start-up costs. “As side-giggers showed me over and over again, there’s no need to spend big 
before you start earning.”
● Fits well with your full-time work and doesn’t pose a conflict, “which usually means they can be
 done on your own schedule,” she writes.
● Takes advantage of your skill set.
● The hustle is fun. It can’t be just about the money.
Don’t underestimate this last point. How many side businesses have you failed at because you didn’t 
really like the job? Do you really want to stuff envelopes or take online surveys?
Palmer says to ask yourself these questions:
● Which fields are growing?
● Which problems can I solve?
● Can I realistically get paid to do what I like?
So can you create “hybrid income” for yourself? To help you see the possibility, Palmer introduces
 you to hustling entrepreneurs who are cake bakers, home organizers and video editors. She talks
 about her own entrepreneurial venture that she operates on an e-commerce Web site.
Palmer walks you through various business issues, such as figuring out what business to create, 
finding a place to sell your goods or services, branding, marketing and making the time to do it all.
 You’ll find exercises and worksheets.
Not sure where to start? She’s got an appendix with the top 50 side gigs. She describes the jobs
 best suited for certain individuals and lists the resources needed to get started.
I also love that she lists the entrepreneurs mentioned in the book and their side businesses and how 
you can reach them. Among the side-giggers is a social-media manager who has a career blog, an instrument repairer who does voiceovers and a graphic designer who is a classical singer. What a 
lovely way to expose these entrepreneurs to more business.

One thing that drove Palmer to write the book is that many people she talked to said their side 
business helped them have peace of mind. Having the extra money and knowing you can make a 
way for yourself should you lose your main job “can feel a little more stable even in an economy 
that isn’t.”
If you missed Part 1 of this article, click on last month's blog to find it.


Commmunity News & Info








CCS SUMMIT: DESIGNING INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES THAT DELIGHT AND ENGAGE
Presented by CCS Graduate Studies
Monday, April 14, 2014
9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
College for Creative Studies
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
General Motors Auditorium and Knight Foundation Gallery

 
Bringing together some of the most innovative minds in experience design, the inaugural CCS Summit explores the future of human-technology interaction - a rapidly expanding field and the focus of a new master’s program at CCS in fall 2014.
Presentations and interactions by:
  • Tesa Aragones, Senior Global Director, Nike+ Experience Design - Digital Sport at Nike
  • Lawrence Burns, Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Michigan
  • Sheryl Connelly, Global Trends and Futuring, Ford Motor Company
  • Joanne Healy, Dean of Graduate Studies, CCS
  • Mike Jbara, President of ADA, Warner Music Group
  • Jeff Voris, Director of Connected Experiences, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Roland Yu, Founder of yU+co
To register or for more information visithttp://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/summit.



ANIME is BACK Mondays April 7,14, 21 and 28 6:00-7:30p.m.  We are looking for beginners, in betweeners, full ahead steamers...the more the merrier.Clip art

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

YOUTH GROWING DETROIT:Green Thumbs-Up Garden at the Redford Branch Library has two adult volunteer leader alternate leader positions to work with Dr. Wright and a small groups of teens who will grow and sell produce at three city marketplaces. Youth Growing Detroit brings together youth 11-18 to participate in a series of training, skill sharing community marketplace opportunities focused on agriculture and our food system. Four paid teen positions  for tween/teen (11-18) who take the training and participate in the entire curriculum. if you are interested call for an appointment with Dr. Conja Wright participate in the total training. April-September 2014
A wonderful opportunity for kids to grow call 313 481-1821 ask for Dr. Wright.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

DPL's Redford Branch News for March, 2014





Library News & Information


CCS (Center for Creative Studies) Art for Middle School Students
Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
For Middle school students with a serious interest in art and strong family support. 
This workshop helps students prepare their personal art portfolio and encourages
 them to apply to Detroit’s quality high school art programs. Middle school students







Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:30 - 7:30
Math tutoring for algebra, geometry,
trig and pre-calc. Teens & adults





Hollywood Golf              
Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hollywood's goal is to expose young people to educational
opportunities through the sport of Golf.  Emphasis is on
golf, citizenship, and good living. Children/Teens ages 4-18





Rosedale Park Girl Scouts
Monday, March 10, 24, 5:30 - 7:30
Daisy Girl Scouts through Senior
Scouts - 5 troops. Girls, grades 1-10

DCAD (Detroit Communities Against Diabetes)
Tuesdays, March 5,12,19,26, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Diabetes Education and management support. Adult

Junior Youth Empowerment
Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 4:00 - 7:30
Life skills for elementary and middle school kids.

   





Preschool Storytime
Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30 - 11:00ish
Preschoolers





Redford Book Club
Saturday, March 29, 11:30 - 1:00
When Washington was in Vogue by
Edward Christopher Williams. Adults

Knit & Crochet Club
Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 5:30 - 7:30
Bring your own projects, join in the fun.               

Toastmasters
Wednesday, March 5, 19, 6:30 - 8:00
Toastmasters fosters confidence, the
ability to communicate, persuade and lead. Adults

Sewing
Saturday, 3/8/2013, 2:00 - 4:00  
Bring your projects and ideas; some sewing machines
available sewhopefully@yahoo.com. Teens – Adults

Scrapbook Making   
Saturday, March 8, 1:30 - 5:30    
Bring your scrapbooking supplies and
enjoy the company of other scrapbookers
as you create your memorable pages. Adults

Ma'at   
Saturday, March 22, 12:30 - 5:30
Study of Ancient African History. Families

Daphane's Doves
Saturday, March 15, 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Grief support for youth that have lost a loved one

Illuminate Spoken Word
Monday  March 17, 6:00-7:30
Poetry , students demonstrate skills  under the guidance of artist
Jammii Tata

Teacher's Choice "Weekdays by Appointment"
Teach your students how to use the library for homework help by bringing them on a field trip.
We offer several types of programs including "Library Lessons and Stories", "Research Basics",
and training on select Detroit Public Library databases.  For grades 1-8.  Reservations required.

Calling All Book Clubs
We would like to support your book club.  Please
talk with us if you are looking for a comfortable
meeting location, book swaps, or special events.  Adults              

Become a Literacy Tutor
Share the joy of reading with someone by becoming a volunteer tutor. 
For more information, go to www.Detroit-Reads.org or call (313)481-1362.

St. Patrick's Day!
Everybody is Irish on St. Paddy's Day.
Crafts & Shamrock construction for Children
Preschool to age 12. 
Children’s Area Monday March 17th
From 4:30pm to 5:30pm.












Hip-Hop Dance Troupe

Library Acts of Culture - Wednesday March 5th, 2014 @ 6:00pm








Get Ready...Here's What's Happening in April

April Sewing group Will host a Sewing Pillow Case  Dresses for Africa event. Participants will be asked to bring one  100% cotton pillow case that will be fashioned into a little girl's frock  to be sent to Africa.
We will furnish the case if necessary. Bring trim,lace bric-a-brac and let's have some fun helping those who need help.



Detroit Communities Against Diabetes (DCAD)
Eliminating Diabetes-Related Health Disparities
Redford Branch Library is hosting six weeks of workshops to aid and assist families challenged by diabetes related issues. In the Spring of 2014 they will partner with Redford Branch library in the planning of a Summer Bicycle Tour de La Detroit connected with the bicycle clinic house in the Detroit Pistons Teen Center sponsored by AAA.
Health begins where we live, work and play it begins with you. Come be a part of a healthier Detroit

National Kidney Foundation


For more information Contact
Victoria Fleming
313 259-1574

vfleming@nkfm.org








Want something different to happen?  Then do something different!

Ok, we're adding to the mix.  We've got news and info on health and fitness, now we're adding a little
financial info as well.  Who couldn't use more money?? And we all probably need advice on managing what we have a little better.


Health & Wellness



Sugar Showdown: Whole Vs. Processed Foods










Financial Information
Michelle SingletaryFor job security, try something on the side
By Michelle Singletary, Published: January 31
Part 1
Do you fear losing your job?
If so, you are like a lot of people these days — and you’ll be interested in “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life” by Kimberly Palmer. It is the Color of Money Book Club selection for February.
Palmer, senior money editor and consumer blogger at U.S. News & World Report, argues that in a world of zero job security, you need to create a stream of income in addition to your regular 9-to-5 job.
“Relying solely on a single employer is a sure-fire way to end up struggling, as so many Americans do,” Palmer writes.
Palmer is pretty pessimistic about the American job market.
“Those of us lucky enough to hold on to our jobs face pay cuts, benefit reductions and longer hours, along with the unsettling feeling that those jobs could disappear at any moment.” And she adds, “We can’t pretend that our employers have our best interests in mind or even that they will continue being our employers for much longer.”
This should strike fear in anyone’s heart, especially as we continue to see reports about how long it takes for many people to find work after they’ve lost a job. Palmer cites a Gallup survey that found that many workers worry about being laid off or fear a reduction in benefits. But as my niece, who is a therapist in New York, likes to remind me, “Feelings aren’t facts.”
Unemployment is still too high, but millions of people have built a good life just working for others, and many will continue to do so. Yet Palmer has a point. You can help control your financial fate by creating income that is independent of your day job. There are so many side-gig options, especially with the Internet and social media.
“Not everyone wants to be self-employed, and voluntarily leaving a job in today’s economy can sound as crazy as burning provisions in a famine,” she said.
This is part 1 of the article, come back next month to read the part 2 which will include some of the characteristics most successful side businesses have.




Community News & Information



311 East Grand River
Detroit, MI
313-965-8430


The Works of Alice Schneider
Mon, Feb 24 to Sun, Mar 30, 2014
Alice Victoria Schneider is a Detroit-based visual artist whose work is a combination of sculpture, painting, printmaking and filmmaking. She focuses on movement as a theme, highlighting motion, form, and speed with effects of still-life painting in mind. Schneider is intrigued by the concept of "film as painting". When making her filmed paintings, she set the stage with artworks that she has created, allowing the more traditional art seeker to have something tangible.
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The Charles H Wright Museum of African American History
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm | Sunday 1 - 5 pm | 315 East Warren Avenue | Detroit, MI 48201 | (313) 494-5800





Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM:

MarcusGarveyWhirlwindMarcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind - He was both a visionary and a manipulator, a brilliant orator and a pompous autocrat. In just ten years following his emigration to the United States as a laborer in 1917, Marcus Garvey rose to lead the largest black organization in history, was taken to prison in handcuffs, and was eventually deported. Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind  is the dramatic story of the rise and fall of an African American leader who influenced politics and culture around the world. Directed by Stanley Nelson. Running time: 90 minutes.
Conversation:  “The Importance of Mass Mobilization: PAN-AFRICIANISM Then & Now”
Speaker: Dr. Leonard Jeffries (Former Director of Black Studies at CCNY and Founding Member of ASCAC)

1300 Lafayette East (Theatrical Production)
General Motors Theater - Detroit
The summer of 1967 in Detroit was hot, but no one suspected how hot it would get. At 1300 Lafayette East, downtown Detroit’s newest high-rise, this beautiful building is a symbol of integrated urban living for the Motor City. High above the streets, one could forget the tensions building in the city. Home to Elly, a young Jewish housewife wishing for something new in her life, and Renna, an aspiring young Motown singer hoping for her big break, these women forge a friendship that causes them to see the world in very different ways. Can their friendship withstand the explosion yet to come on July 23rd, 1967?

Date and Times
Public performances for 1300 Lafayette East will begin Thursday, March 6 and run through Sunday, March 30. The regular performance schedule, running through March 30, will be Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The play will be performed at the General Motors Theatre, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, . Regular tickets range from $25.50 and 32.00.  Discounts are available for students with ID and seniors over 65. Groups of 10 to 199 can purchase a block of tickets for a special group rate. To reserve tickets or for group sales, call (313) 744-3181 between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


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Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison
Detroit, Michigan 48226
T: (313) 887-8500
F: (313) 887-8502

SPARE CHANGE II

March 1st and 2nd
Loren Dean Harper’s
SPARE CHANGE Returns
A Dramatic and Soul-stirring Stage Play for the entire family.
This original story sheds light on the epidemic of homelessness in America and how we often take it for granted. After all, aren’t we all just a paycheck away from being homeless?Spare Change follows the life of an old dirty homeless man who begs for spare change and goes by the name of the same.  
While we look and sometimes even laugh at his situation there’s something different about him that separates him from the average “bum.”  His faith in God despite his circumstances and his determination to see the “light at the end of the tunnel” makes him more than just another bum on the streets. His life becomes an example to the world of what it is to have “gratitude.”
Tickets: $27.50 & $35.50

CAUGHT UP AND CONFUSED

Saturday March 15 2014  - Caught up and Confused

March 15, 2014 | 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Caught up and Confused is a stage play about a married couple who decides to take a break and have to deal with all the questions once they decide to get back together. But after deciding to work it out will the things they did while they were apart break them up forever? Starring R&B singer John Brown, NBC's Carla Triplett and VH1's Love and Hip Hop star Mimi Faust 

Tickets: $27, $32 & $40




  • Belle Isle Aquarium

    Belle Isle Aquarium is open every Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free admission and parking.