Upcoming Events Week 5


March 7: Tales of Terror (1962)


Henry Ford Centennial Library

7:00 – 8:30pm

Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife’s black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man’s death.  Starring Vincent Price.  Directed by Roger Corman.  Not rated.  89 minutes. 

March 8: Book Discussion


University of Michigan-Dearborn, Mardigian Library

12:00 – 1:00pm

Discussion of Poe’s “Great Tales and Poems” with Mardigian Library’s book group, R.E.A.D. 

March 8: Dreaming Dreams Storytime


Henry Ford Centennial Library

6:30 – 7:00pm

Enjoy some of our quirkier picture books and a craft in the spirit of Poe.  Ages 5 – 8 years.  (Younger children welcome, but please be aware the some stories may be scary.) Space is limited. .

March 8: Return of the Raven Puppet Show


JFK, Jr. Library – Dearborn Heights

6:30 – 7:30pm

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 9: The Gothic Revival 


The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center Conference Room, 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn

6:00 – 7:00pm

Charles Sable, Curator of the Decorative Arts at The Henry Ford, will talk about the origins of Gothic Revival (GR), tying in Poe’s Dark Romanticism, and calling out examples of GR in the museum’s collection. 

March 10: Dearborn Arsenal in Poe’s Time 


Dearborn Historical Museum, 915 Brady St., Dearborn

6:00 – 8:00pm

Learn what Dearborn was like in Poe’s day. 

March 11: Whodunnit at the Library 


The Henry Ford Centennial Library

6:00 – 8:30pm

Help solve a mystery at the library! Tickets required.  Sponsored by the Dearborn Public Library Foundation.  

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

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