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March 2017

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Book Discussion:  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Thursday, March 9 / 6:30pm – 8:00pm

IDA BRANCH LIBRARY
30161 Lewis Avenue • Ida

Join members of the Ida Branch Library Book Club to discuss this year's selection, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series:  Mad Max: Fury Road
Monday, March 13 / 6:30pm

ELLIS LIBRARY & REFERENCE CENTER
3700 S. Custer Road • Monroe

Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky, a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck (the War Rig), they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.
Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Science Fiction (rated R) 2015 - 2 hour.

Mark Bergmooser, Assistant Professor of Speech and Journalism at Monroe County Community College, will moderate the viewing of this film. Complimentary movie candy will be available.


Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – Theatrical Trailer – Warner Bros. Pictures
  


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Workshop: Beauty in the End of the World: Creating New Art from Found Kitchen Items
(Session 1 of 3)
Tuesday, March 14 / 6:00pm – 7:00pm

ROOM E-105 – EAST TECHNOLOGY BUILDING • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Join us for this Station Eleven inspired, three-night free workshop in creativity.  MCCC Art Professor, Therese O’Halloran, will show participants how to repurpose discarded kitchen items to make a work of art using kitchen crockery, small utensils, and miscellaneous kitchen items.

Session 1:
Introduction and short lecture on using found objects to create “art”. A list of suggested materials will be provided by the instructor.

Registration is limited to 15 participants. Make your reservation by calling Rachel Eagle at (734) 384-4153 by Wednesday, March 8.

Session 1 – March 14th • Session 2 - March 21st • Session 3 – March 28th


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: One Book, One Community 2017 Kick-Off
Wednesday, March 15 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

LA-Z-BOY CENTER ATRIUM • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Come out on Wednesday, March 15th, and join One Book, One Community as we officially kick off our 2017 county-wide reading project.

The evening will begin with live jazz music and light refreshments before we move to the Meyer Theater to see a performance by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company.

The evening will also include a used book and art sale sponsored by the MCCC Writing Fellows before and after the event.  Copies of Station Eleven will be available for purchase.  We will cap off the evening with a door prize drawing for an Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation).

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Michigan's only year-round, touring Shakespeare company, will present "Shakespeare and Station Eleven."  This 35-minute program features scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Macbeth, and The Tempest, woven together with narration that shows the connections between Shakespeare's plays and Emily St. John Mandel's novel Station Eleven.  Like the companies of Shakespeare’s own time period, this troupe of actors does not rely on modern technology to create its performances. Rather it engages the imagination of its audiences, demonstrating the ways in which the arts allow people to retain their humanity and dignity in trying circumstances. Pigeon Creek is known for their lively, audience-interactive style of performance, which makes Shakespeare accessible and understandable for modern audiences.

Mark your calendar and join us as we celebrate the 11th year of our community read.

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series:  Landfill Harmonic
Thursday, March 16 / 3:30pm

ROOM L-140 • LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Landfill Harmonic
follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
Drama/Biography/Documentary (rated R) 2015- 1h 35m.

Dr. Terri Kovach, Reference/Technical Services Librarian and Adjunct Professor at Monroe County Community College, will moderate the viewing of this documentary.


Landfill Harmonic (2015) – Theatrical Trailer


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Exhibit: Unseen Enemies: Two Pandemics That Touched Monroe
March 16 - May 28

MONROE COUNTY MUSEUM
126 S. Monroe Street • Monroe

The most dangerous enemies are ones that can’t be seen with the naked eye. In Station Eleven, a flu-like virus wipes out most of the human population and forces civilization to rebuild. From 1834 until 1955, Monroe County experienced its own series of pandemics: cholera and the Spanish flu. This exhibit will explore the devastating and deadly effects each pandemic had on Monroe County life and history. A "Museum of Civilization" from each time period will ask the question, "What would life be like if these pandemics hadn't been contained?"

The Monroe County Museum is open daily: Sundays, noon to 5pm.; Mondays through Saturdays, 11:00am to 5pm.
Admission:  Monroe County, Michigan Residents: Free (Donations Accepted).
Non-Residents: $5 per adult, $3 per child/student (5 yrs-17) and seniors.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: Pen to Palette Docent-led Tour
Sunday, March 19 / 2:00pm – 3:00pm

TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART
2445 Monroe Street • Toledo

Using the book Station Eleven as inspiration, the staff of the Toledo Museum of Art has created a special hour-long tour for readers of the book. Join the docents as they take participants on a special tour highlighting a variety of art works in the museum’s contemporary collection. The tour is free, but there is a $7 parking fee for non-members. Make reservation by calling Rachel Eagle at (734) 384-4153 by Friday, March 10.

Tour will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. from the main museum entrance.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series:  Blade Runner
Monday, March 20 / 6:30pm

ELLIS LIBRARY & REFERENCE CENTER
3700 S. Custer Road • Monroe

In the year 2019, ex-detective Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to track down and eliminate a team of humanoid androids that have escaped from an outer space mining colony and have taken refuge here on Earth. During his search for the fugitives, he discovers some disturbing secrets about the future plans of the androids' manufacturer, the Tyrell Corporation.
Fantasy/Drama (rated R) 1982 - 1h 57m.

Mark Bergmooser, Assistant Professor of Speech and Journalism at Monroe County Community College, will moderate the viewing of this film. Complimentary movie candy will be available.


Blade Runner (1982) – Theatrical Trailer – Warner Bros. Pictures


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Workshop: Beauty in the End of the World: Creating New Art from Found Kitchen Items
(Session 2 of 3)
Tuesday, March 21 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

ROOM E-105 – EAST TECHNOLOGY BUILDING • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Join us for this Station Eleven inspired, free three-night workshop in creativity.  MCCC Art Professor, Therese O’Halloran, will show participants how to repurpose discarded kitchen items to make a work of art using kitchen crockery, small utensils, and miscellaneous kitchen items.

Session 2:
Bring your found objects, hot glue gun etc. to build your art work.

Registration is limited to 15 participants. Make your reservation by calling Rachel Eagle at (734) 384-4153 by Wednesday, March 8.

Session 1 – March 14th • Session 2 - March 21st • Session 3 – March 28th


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series:  Landfill Harmonic
Tuesday, March 21 / 6:30pm

DUNDEE BRANCH LIBRARY
144 E. Main Street • Dundee

Landfill Harmonic
follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
Drama/Biography/Documentary (rated R) 2015- 1h 35m.

Mary Bullard, Monroe Public Schools Librarian and Adjunct Librarian at Monroe County Community College, will moderate the viewing of this documentary.


Landfill Harmonic (2015) – Theatrical Trailer


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Brown Bag Discussion:  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Thursday, March 23 / 12:30pm – 1:30pm

LA-Z-BOY CENTER ATRIUM • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Join the Monroe County Community College community in roundtable discussions of Station Eleven, led by MCCC Humanities faculty. Participants will discuss Emily St. John Mandel’s award-winning novel. Light refreshments will be served.
  

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event:  Michigan Rediscovered with Ron Rademacher
Thursday, March 23 / 6:30pm

LA-Z-BOY CENTER ATRIUM • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Join us for an entertaining and educational presentation with author/adventurer Ron Rademacher as he shares unique road trips through various regions of Michigan.  He will describe road trips to unique destinations, including historic sites, museums, natural wonders, and unusual festivals.  Rademacher is also the author of four books about road trips to out-of-the-way places and small towns in Michigan.  Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.
  

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: We Have Suffered Much - Too Much - This Season: Cholera in 1830s Michigan        
Saturday, March 25 / 1:00pm

MONROE COUNTY MUSEUM
126 S. Monroe Street • Monroe

Kendra Anspaugh will discuss the science of cholera and how it affected Monroe County. This presentation will be an overview of the biology and epidemiology of cholera and a look back at the cholera outbreaks that occurred in southeast Michigan during the 1830s.

Anspaugh is a presenter at the Monroe County Museum and has a BS in Microbiology from Michigan State University and an MSPH in tropical medicine from Tulane University. She previously worked as a clinical microbiologist for the State of Michigan and also as an assistant professor of biology at Delgado Community College.

The Monroe County Museum is open daily: Sundays, noon to 5pm; Mondays through Saturdays, 11:00am to 5pm.
Admission:  Monroe County, Michigan Residents: Free (Donations Accepted).
Non-Residents: $5 per adult, $3 per child/student (5 yrs-17) and seniors.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event:  Plant Reproduction vs. Propagation Presentation
Monday, March 27 / 6:30pm

IDA BRANCH LIBRARY
30161 Lewis Avenue • Ida

MSU Certified Master Gardeners, Christine Eddolls and Karen Hehl, will present a gardening program about plant reproduction and propagation. Learn some amazingly simple techniques for seed starting and for taking cuttings or divisions of your favorite plants and turning them into new plants to keep or share.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Book Discussion:  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Monday, March 27 / 7:00pm

CARLETON BRANCH LIBRARY
1444 Kent Street • Carleton

Join members of the North County Book Club to discuss this year's selection, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Workshop: Beauty in the End of the World: Creating New Art from Found Kitchen Items
(Session 3 of 3)
Tuesday, March 28 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

ROOM E-105 – EAST TECHNOLOGY BUILDING • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Join us for this Station Eleven inspired, free three-night workshop in creativity.  MCCC Art Professor, Therese O’Halloran, will show participants how to repurpose discarded kitchen items to make a work of art using kitchen crockery, small utensils, and miscellaneous kitchen items. 

Session 3:
Final building session and display of finished artwork.

Registration is limited to 15 participants. Make your reservation by calling Rachel Eagle at (734) 384-4153 by Wednesday, March 8.

Session 1 – March 14th • Session 2 - March 21st • Session 3 – March 28th


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Children’s Program: Musical Instrument Making
Wednesday, March 29 / 4:30pm

L.S. NAVARRE BRANCH LIBRARY
1135 E. 2nd Street • Monroe

After reading the book, Ada's Violin together, participants will create musical instruments out of everyday household items. 

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Panel Discussion: Surviving in a Post-Apocalyptic World
Wednesday, March 29 / 7:00pm

LA-Z-BOY CENTER ATRIUM • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

We hope it never happens, but if we do ever have to live without our modern conveniences, could we manage it? Experts on survival and living "off the grid" will discuss the dos and don'ts of life in the wilderness, or life at home if it becomes a wilderness.

This panel discussion is sponsored by “The Agora”, the student newspaper at MCCC.

  

April 2017

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series:  Wall-E
Sunday, April 2 / 2:00pm

ELLIS LIBRARY & REFERENCE CENTER
3700 S. Custer Road • Monroe

WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time. But during 700 years, WALL-E has developed a personality, and he's more than a little lonely. Then he spots EVE (Elissa Knight), a sleek and shapely probe sent back to Earth on a scanning mission. Smitten WALL-E embarks on his greatest adventure yet when he follows EVE across the galaxy.
Animation/Adventure (rated G) 2008 - 1h 38m.

Mark Bergmooser, Assistant Professor of Speech and Journalism at Monroe County Community College, will moderate the viewing of this film. Complimentary movie candy will be available.


Wall-E (2008) – Theatrical Trailer – Disney/Pixar


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series:  Landfill Harmonic
Sunday, April 2 / 2:00pm

BEDFORD BRANCH LIBRARY
8575 Jackman Road • Temperance

Landfill Harmonic
follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
Drama/Biography/Documentary (rated R) 2015- 1h 35m.


Landfill Harmonic (2015) – Theatrical Trailer


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: Pen to Palette Docent-led Tour
Sunday, April 2 / 2:00pm– 3:00pm

TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART
2445 Monroe Street • Toledo

Using the book Station Eleven as inspiration, the staff of the Toledo Museum of Art has created a special hour-long tour for readers of the book. Join the docents as they take participants on a special tour highlighting a variety of art works in the museum’s contemporary collection. The tour is free, but there is a $7 parking fee for non-members. Make reservation by calling Rachel Eagle at (734) 384-4153 by Friday, March 10.

Tour will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. from the main museum entrance.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event:  Oddities and Rarities: Mysteries & Legends in Small Michigan Towns with Ron Rademacher
Monday, April 3 / 6:30pm

IDA BRANCH LIBRARY
30161 Lewis Avenue • Ida

The Ida Branch Library is happy to host speaker and author Ron Rademacher for an enjoyable evening that will prove to be both entertaining and educational as Mr. Rademacher offers a slide show presentation and describes road trips to unique destinations including historic sites, natural wonders and unusual places. The presentation will run for about 40 - 50 minutes. Additional time is planned for questions and answers. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the presentation.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Book Discussion:  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Tuesday, April 4 / 6:30pm – 7:30pm

NEWPORT BRANCH LIBRARY
8120 N. Dixie Highway • Newport

Join members of the Newport Branch Library Book Club to discuss this year's selection, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: Man-Beast--Performed live by the Roustabout Theatre Troupe.
Tuesday, April 4 / 7:00pm – 8:30pm

LA-Z-BOY MEYER THEATER • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

In the 1800s, the wilds of France were stalked by a fearsome creature. Over three years, the Beast of Gévaudan claimed over one-hundred victims. Then, an outcast forester killed a hideous wolf-like creature and presented its corpse to King Louis for a rich reward. However, the story he told may not have been the entire truth. He certainly didn't mention a strange woods-witch and her involvement in his great hunt.

Roustabout playwright and executive director, Joseph Zettelmaier, will be present for the talk-back and Q&A portion of the program. Anna Simmons, Roustabout reading director, will also be present.

The Roustabout Theatre Troupe collaborates with local artists and partners with local schools throughout the region, giving artistic-minded young people the training and experience needed to continue their education or start their careers. Roustabout brings artistic exposure to students of all ages, and real-life theatre experience for high school and college students. By engaging young artists, the Roustabout team helps enrich the next generation of the professional arts community in Southeast Michigan. Rather than establishing a fixed theater location, the Roustabout Theatre Troupe aims to present vibrant and diverse productions in a variety of venues in the region, not unlike the traveling troupe in Station Eleven.

The Monroe County Community College Humanities Division is sponsoring this program as an enrichment opportunity for students enrolled in MCCC Humanities courses, as well as the residents of Monroe County.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Event: Foods of the Great Lake States       
Friday, April 7 / 5:00pm        

DINING ROOM - STUDENT SERVICES / ADMINISTRATION BUILDING • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

The Second Year Culinary Skills and Management Program Students at MCCC, along, with Chef Kevin Thomas and Chef Vicki LaValle, will prepare a lavish buffet of sustainable seafood, wild game, free range and farm raised beef, pork, and poultry. Farm and dairy products from local resources will also be prepared.

Reservations are required. Tickets are available at the MCCC Cashier (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday) or by calling (734) 384-4272.  Cost: $20.00 per person. Included are drinks, appetizers, salads, breads, entrees, and a dessert buffet.

One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Film Series:  Landfill Harmonic
Friday, April 7 / 6:30pm

ROOM A-173c/d • STUDENT SERVICES / ADMINISTRATION BUILDING • MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1555 S. Raisinville Road • Monroe

Landfill Harmonic
follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
Drama/Biography/Documentary (rated R) 2015- 1h 35m.

Cheryl Johnston, Assistant Professor of Reading and English at Monroe County Community College, will moderate the viewing of this documentary.


Landfill Harmonic (2015) – Theatrical Trailer


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Book Discussion:  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Wednesday, April 12 / 7:00pm

BEDFORD BRANCH LIBRARY
8575 Jackman Road • Temperance

Join members of the Bedford Branch Library P.M. Book Club to discuss this year's selection, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.


One Book, One Community of Monroe County
Children’s Program: Board Game Day
Wednesday, April 19 / 2:00pm

L.S. NAVARRE BRANCH LIBRARY
1135 E. 2nd Street • Monroe

Join us as we unplug, and play games together. We'll have several games available, but feel free to bring one if you have a favorite.