Upcoming Events Week 4

Here are the upcoming events for week 4 of this literary adventure! We also wanted to say we posted a video, provided by City of Dearborn Television, about the students who created the “Do You Know Poe?” tabloid: https://bigreaddearborn.org/book/tabloid/

March 1: Return of the Raven Puppet Show


Caroline Kennedy Library – Dearborn Heights

7:00 – 8:00pm

Youth Librarian Mr. Jim is faced with doing a cheerful humorous program dealing with the works of Edgar Allan Poe. However, Edgar Allan Poe didn’t write any poems or stories that are cheerful and humorous. It’s Tiberious T. Tiger to the rescue. Only time travel might be involved. Will Jim be able to do a program or is his career as a storyteller, in the mortal words of the Raven, “Nevermore”?  

March 2: Book Discussion


Henry Ford Centennial Libraryraven

1:00 – 2:00pm

Discuss Poe’s works with Poe enthusiast David Spence. 

March 2: Medicine, Mental Illness & the Macabre: Malady in the Works of Poe


Henry Ford Centennial Library


This discussion will focus on descriptions of medicine and psychology in Poe’s writing. It is widely believed that Poe suffered from mental illness himself and his own experiences may have informed the ways in which he described his characters. Drawing from such classic Poe tales as “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Black Cat,” we will delve into the madness and medicine of the man and his stories. Here’s the flyer.

March 3: Mortuary Science Lecture


Henry Ford Centennial Library

7:00 – 8:00pm

Learn about mortuary science with Professor Mark Evely of Wayne State University. Here’s the flyer

March 4: Cask of Amontillado Wine Tasting 


Henry Ford Centennial Library

6:00 – 8:00pm

Come and taste a variety of fine wines. Purchase tickets ($15 each) at the Henry Ford Centennial Library administration office. Light hors d’oeuvres included. Space is limited. Ages 21 and over. Sponsored by the Dearborn Public Library Foundation. Here’s the flyer.

March 5: Dream Interpretation wth Mike Stratton 


Henry Ford Centennial Library

10:00am – 12:00pm

Dreams are a fascinating way of exploring the mystery of the human experience. Is it science or art? In his work with dreams, Mike Stratton takes an approach that focuses on dream appreciation rather than dream interpretation. He believes that dreams are meant to inform us and help us to learn lessons, but there is a way to live with the dream and appreciate its message without taking a “fast food” ap-proach to labeling meanings diminishing the message of the dream. Join him for this special talk to learn more about your dreams. Click here to view the flyer.  

Visit Bigreaddearborn.org for more information and a full list of Big Read events.

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