Editor's Note: In November, Bloomfield Hills residents narrowly passed a a 0.39-mill levy to fund a three-year contract with the Baldwin Public Library, giving them a library to call their own after several years and two previous millage attempts.
Get to know Michigan's writers this summer with the 's line-up of author readings and book signings.
Daniel Ewald: Sparky and Me: My Friendship With Sparky Anderson and the Lessons He Shared About Baseball and Life
- When: 7 p.m. June 13
- Why Go: Daniel Ewald was a sports reporter with the Detroit News prior to becoming the public relations director for the Detroit Tigers. Books will be available for sale and signing from the Book Beat.
Steven Craig: The 6 Husbands Every Wife Should Have
- When: 7 p.m. June 27
- Why Go: The key to a long and happy union is for both partners to recognize the six different stages every marriage has, and to adjust their values and behaviors for each — in essence, to become six different people. That's the thesis posited in Steven Craig's The 6 Husbands Every Wife Should Have. Craig, a Birmingham-based psychologist, will be available to sign books from the Book Beat.
Doc Fletcher: Paddling Michigan's Hidden Beauty
- When: 7 p.m. July 12
- Why Go: Meet Michigan author Doc Fletcher and enjoy an hour-long photo journey down Michigan's rivers while learning about historic riverside towns — all adventures taken from Fletcher's canoeing and kayaking books. The event will feature a book sale and signing, as well as a drawing for a free canoe or kayak trip.
Bill Vlasic: Once Upon a Car: The Fall and Resurrection of America's Big Three Auto Makers — GM, Ford and Chrysler
- When: 7 p.m. July 17
- Why Go: Bill Vlasic is an award-winning business reporter, the Detroit bureau chief for the New York Times, an acclaimed author and a Birmingham resident. Once Upon a Car has been called the "essential account of the United States auto industry" and was selected as a 2012 Michigan Notable Books title. Books will be available for sale and signing from the Book Beat.