May 5th 2013
When their set was over at the Ferndale Public Library, the Detroit Party Marching Band was far from finished with their Saturday night fun. So instead of packing up their instruments to head home, the eclectic group of musicians took their show on the road, playing along 9 Mile…
April 28th 2013
The Ferndale Public Library has joined forces with Metro Times for this year’s revamped Metro Times Blowout. The library, which hosts a monthly rock concert series, will serve as one of ten Ferndale venues featuring music by local artists May 2-4. The Friends of the Ferndale Library will be selling beverages, including beer, as a fund-raiser for the library’s programs, materials and special events. Attendees will need to purchase wristbands in order to enter the library for the event.
April 24th 2013
The Day of Books and Roses brought Ferndale together in support of the Ferndale Public Library, and honored the legend of St. Jordi of Catalonia. On this day, lovers exchange books and roses and it is the number one day for book sales in Spain. The official day is April 23. Here in Ferndale it was celebrated on April 21, with food, wine, poetry readings and music added into the mix.
April 20th 2013
With sensitivity, fanciful imagery, memories put to paper and even humor, four poets shared their work at the Ferndale Public Library on April 16. Mary Jo Foirth Gillett, Dennis Hinrichsen, Christine Rhein and D’Anne Withowski kept the crowd in awe with their verses. The event was sponsored by Springfed Arts and focused on Michigan poets.
April 13th 2013
Poets Mary Jo Firth Gillett, Dennis Hinrichsen, Christine Rhein and D’Anne Witkowski will read their work and participate in book signings. The event is sponsored by Springfed Arts, and refreshments will be provided.
April 6th 2013
Dragon’s blood, books, chivalry, and love – it’s all in the mix at the Day of Books and Roses festival at the Ferndale Public Library on Sun, Apr. 21 from noon to 5 pm.
March 30th 2013
The Detroit Institute of Art at the Ferndale Public Library are presenting Hidden Stories in Art, a presentation to enrich attendee’s appreciation of art. The event is Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm at the Ferndale Public Library.
March 21st 2013
The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has come out with a new way to explore and enjoy Downtown Ferndale. Their new Downtown Ferndale Tours page of their website features three tours that visitors can view online, watch and listen to on their mobile devices, or print in pdf. form
March 16th 2013
At 7:00 pm Wednesday, March 20, Transition Ferndale will host a presentation of the “Detroit Future City” plan. We have all been hearing about Detroit’s financial crisis, population crisis, economic crisis and governance crisis. Possibly there is another crisis or two not yet named.
March 9th 2013
Previch, along with 17 other artists, had works selected as part of the books and art themed exhibit. On March 8 she was able to share her work at the exhibit’s opening reception.
The well-attended event featured…
March 7th 2013
An Artists’ Reception will be held at the library on Friday, March 8, 7 – 9pm with live music by Honest to Goodness, featuring The Mythics. And there will be refreshments!
Celebrating reading and literature’s ability to inspire, “For the Love of Reading” is an art exhibition …
March 7th 2013
State Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) is inviting members of the community to join him for coffee and conversation regarding state and community issues—including the Michigan 2020 Plan to provide free college tuition to all Michigan students—on Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Ferndale
March 4th 2013
This year the Ferndale Public Library is launching a fun, new way to participate in the program with their Get Caught Reading contest. Take your copy of Slaughterhouse-Five to any of the following locations: Chazzano, Java Hutt, Pinwheel Bakery, Affirmations, or Easy Like Sundae, order your treat of choice, and let the cashier know you’re there to read your book. They’ll give you a raffle ticket and you’ll be entered into our Get Caught Reading Contest.
February 28th 2013
Adrienne Gilmore is a 14-year resident of the city, and is a professional educator in the Birmingham Public School system. She will be sworn in by the city clerk on February 27 and will officially join the Board at its March 21, 2013 monthly meeting.
February 18th 2013
There are a few presentations these next couple of weeks to educate people on legal topics.
On Monday, Feb. 18 at the Ferndale Public Library, Attorney Lisa Schmidt will present “Straight Talk on Gun Control.” Schmidt does…
February 10th 2013
Dozens of Ferndale residents began congregating around the stage of the Rust Belt Market at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon as other shopper milled about, unaware of the spectacle they were about to witness.
Suddenly those in the know whipped out copies of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse 5 and began to read in-sync the first couple of pages. Others watched and then picked up free copies of the book themselves.
February 9th 2013
As in years past, those who are interested in reading the book can come to the library beginning Feb. 9, or any of the Ferndale Reads events and get a free copy to keep. This year’s kick-off event will be held at Rust Belt Market on Sat. Feb. 9 at 2:30 pm. The details of the kick-off are a mystery, but attendees may want to bring their smart phones to document the happening. Copies of the book will be handed out at the kick-off.
February 7th 2013
To celebrate the launch of the Lucky Day collection, each person who checks out a Lucky Day book on February 14th will be entered into the raffle to win fun prizes. The library will also be giving away tasty treats to enjoy while you devour your book. Librarian Darlene Hellenberg is very excited to reveal the Lucky Day collection to the public.
February 1st 2013
The Supreme Court has decided to take on two same-sex marriage cases this year. Each one addresses a different, but important facet of the marriage issue. The first addresses the Proposition 8 case in California and the second addresses a case where a couple was married in Canada and had a civil union in New York, but when one partner died the other was left with a $363,053 inheritance tax
January 30th 2013
Art inspired by books, including illustrations, character portraits, re-imagined book covers and more will be included in the show. Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints, and sculpture.