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The Way I See It - an evening with Temple Grandin - SOLD OUT
As part of our 100th anniversary year celebration, the St. Clair County Library System is proud to present author, professor, and world-renowned autism spokesperson Temple Grandin at the East China Performing Arts Center at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 3rd.  Ms. Grandin will be doing a presentation, question-and-answer session, and book signing.  Admission Free.   Doors open at 6 pm. ASL interpreters provided.  To register, please call your nearest library or go to:  

Temple Grandin
 is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She is widely celebrated as one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism. 
Ms. Grandin has appeared on television shows such as 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN Larry King Live, PrimeTime Live, 60 Minutes, the Today Show, and many shows in other countries. She has been featured in People Magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, the New York Times book review, and Discover magazine.

In 2010, Time Magazine named her one of the Time 100,  an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, she was named in the "Heroes" category. Interviews with Dr. Grandin have been broadcast on National Public Radio and she has a 2010 TED Lecture titled "The World Needs ALL Kinds of Minds." She has also authored over 400 articles in both scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design. She is the author of "Thinking in Pictures", "Livestock Handling and Transport," "Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals," and "Humane Livestock Handling." Her books "Animals in Translation" and "Animals Make Us Human" were both on the New York Times best seller list. "Animals Make Us Human" was also on the Canadian best seller list.

Her life story has also been made into an HBO movie titled "Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes," which won seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe. The movie shows her life as a teenager and how she started her career. In 2016 she received the Meritorious award from the OIE World Organization for Animal Health in Paris, France for her work on developing animal welfare guidelines. That same year she was also inducted into The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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A Sudden Light - an evening with author Garth Stein
In honor of National Library Week (April 9-15) and our 100th anniversary year, the St. Clair County Library System is proud and pleased to present The Art of Racing in the Rain author, Garth Stein.  Mr Stein will be appearing at the Blue Water Convention Center on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 with his presentation starting at 6:30 pm.
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Help Us Heal Hearts One Paw At A Time
We'd like to thank all of you who helped with our clothing drives over the past few months. We've collected lots and lots of items for those less fortunate in our community. We really live in a kind and very generous community.
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Mitten Tree Campaign a great success!

For the 16th year, your Library was committed to helping residents of St. Clair County keep warm during our cold Michigan winter.  Thanks to the efforts of library staff and the generous donations of our patrons, we raised over 2,000 items that were then donated to local charities!  That's a lot of hands and heads that will be warmer for this winter. A great partnership between the library and our community.  Libraries help build a better world in many ways!
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One card - 11 Locations
We are not just one library - we are one library system with 11 locations throughout St. Clair County to better serve you. You are only minutes away from great library service wherever you are. And it is all FREE with just one card!

Upcoming Events
"A Sudden Light" - an evening with author Garth Stein
In honor of National Library Week (April 9-15) and our 100th anniversary year, the St. Clair County Library System is proud and pleased to present The Art of Racing in the Rain author, Garth Stein. Mr. Stein will be appearing from 6:30-9 at the Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron.

Garth Stein is the author of five novels, two children’s picture books, and an award-winning play. The Art of Racing in the Rain remained on the New York Times bestseller list for four years, has been selected for dozens of community Reads programs across the country, and has become a beloved contemporary classic.

The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life… Garth lives in Seattle with his family.

Mr. Stein will be doing a presentation, Q & A, and book signing.

For more information, call (810) 987-7323
Where:   Blue Water Convention Center, Port Huron, MI
When:   Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Terror in the City of Champions: an evening with Michigan Notable Author Tom Stanton
Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society That Shocked Depression-Era Detroit.

Tom Stanton, co-founder of the Voice newspapers, journalism professor and now Michigan Notable Author, talks about his best-selling book, Terror in the City of Champions.

Terror in the City of Champions is the riveting true story of the Black Legion, a terrorist organization that flourished in Detroit as the city experienced unparalleled sports success. Books will be available for sale as well as a signing after the program.

"Glittering triumphs cover up a sordid racist conspiracy in this lively vignette of the Motor City in its heyday." -- Publishers Weekly

"First-rate reporting and a seminar in how to employ context in investigative and historical journalism" -- Kirkus (starred review)

This is a FREE event but registration is required. To register, please call (810) 987-7323 or go to:
Where:   Main Library, Dodge Auditorium 200 Grand River, Port Huron 48060
When:   Monday, April 24, 2017
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