Week 4 Events

April 10: Quilting Project


Henry Ford Centennial Library – Room 30

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Come help design a square for the Big Read “What’s in a name?” quilt.  Use a fabric pen to design a quilt square relating to your name or your family heritage.  Supplies and assistance will be provided by staff from Zaman International.  Open to individuals of ages 10 and up.  Your square may be selected to be part of the quilt.  Register online or by phone at (313) 943-2330.

April 10: Animal Capers Puppets Show: The Lion Who Would Be Host


John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

There’s a new lion in town and he’s taking over the show.  How can Mr. Jim save his job?  Maybe the fact that he is a descendant of the great P.T. Barnum might get him back in the good graces of the show’s management.  Still, the frolicking animals have something else in mind.  (Catch this show again on Wednesday April 18, 7-8 p.m.  at Caroline Kennedy Library).

April 12: Researching Your Family Name


Henry Ford Centennial Library – Room 30

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Kiersten Gawronski, a high school English teacher by day and a genealogy sleuth by night, will give a presentation on how to research your family name.  Registration is requested, so that the presenter knows how many copies to prepare and so that she can do some cursory research on your name.  Register online or call (313)943-2330. 

Book Discussions

Discuss Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.  

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30-8 p.m.: Henry Ford Centennial Library, Ford Room. (This is part of the ESL book Discussion)

Wednesday, April 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Bryant Branch Library, 22100 Michigan Ave.


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