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Feb. 22 2018
Olson said he developed a love for old books from a junior high teacher, who told the students about Nathaniel Hawthorne’s first book, “Fanshawe.” After an abysmal reception, the author...
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Feb. 15 2018
Richard Spencer, a white supremacist, will speak on the MSU campus 4:30- 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 5. MSU first refused to let him speak due to concerns about violence, but following a lawsuit MSU agreed...
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Feb. 8 2018
“Last call for alcohol” is a common refrain in bars near closing time, but on April 30, 1918, the barkeepers across Michigan really meant it. Due to a statewide referendum, Michigan turned...
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Feb. 1 2018
Fifty years ago this week on a cold wintry day, my date and I were in line at East Lansing’s Campus Theater to see “The Graduate.” Since it was the only game in town and I didn’t...
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Jan. 25 2018
Ford will be interviewed by another Notable Book author, Monica McFawn, whose collection of short stories and her first book, “Bright Shards of Somewhere Else,” won a Notable Book Award in...
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Jan. 18 2018
Did you know about M.A.C. co-ed Gertrude Peters, who in 1903 was expelled for some indiscretions relating to “hours” and having dinner with a man? Or that the 1900 J-Hop was delayed due to...
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Jan. 11 2018
Retail Properties of America, or RPAI, the Oakbrook, Illinois owner and leasing agent for the Edgewood Towne Center, had been pressing the Fehsenfelds to agree to a reconfiguration and reduction in size...
Jan. 4 2018
*Introduction to Financial Planning--Part 1 (Adults). From 6 to 7 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St. Lansing. 517-272-9840
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Jan. 4 2018
By BILL CASTANIER Hey! Don’t bogart that joint, man! This week, California will join Washington D.C. and seven other states with its vote to legalize recreational marijuana. Here at home, Michigan...
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Jan. 3 2018
Dr. Charles Laughead and his wife, Lillie, of East Lansing, spent several days before Christmas 1954 in Oak Park, Ill., with other true believers, waiting — not for Santa, but for spacemen from the...
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Dec. 21 2017
Each book club meeting will be held at Schuler’s Eastwood Towne Center location on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Exceptions come when the Thursday falls near a holiday, when the book...
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Dec. 14 2017
Schuler’s books in the Eastwood Towne Center displays best sellers on a table just inside the door. Manager Rhoda Wolfe said patrons are turning books to which they object, flipping inflammatory...
Dec. 7 2017
Nancy Pearl, a graduate of the University of Michigan who lives in Seattle, is a librarian with national chops
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Nov. 16 2017
It’s likely Detroit’s architectural gems, the Guardian Building, the Penobscot, the Buhl and the General Motors Building, looming over the city like art-deco cathedrals, helped land Detroit...
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Nov. 9 2017
The eight-volume, “The Ordeal of the Union” by Allan Nevins is an in-depth look at the issue, while “Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America” by...
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Nov. 2 2017
In the 1960s “white flight” saw Detroiters abandoning their homes for the suburbs leaving behind architectural one-of-a-kind installations of Pewabic Pottery. Looters soon moved in, taking...
Oct. 26 2017
Talk about persistence. Hendrik Meijer has been working on the definitive biography of Michigan U.S. Senator Arthur Vandenberg for more than 27 years. Meijer often found that his day job, as CEO and executive...
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Oct. 19 2017
Dan Gerber comes to MSU for book signing Dan Gerber knows intimately about the fleeting transience of our time on Earth, and, as a poet, he writes with a meditative passion about life, death, nature and...
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Oct. 12 2017
And the exhibit isn’t just about fishing itself, but the people who help make it happen. For instance, it covers Trout Unlimited, which became a national organization dedicated to preserving trout...
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Oct. 5 2017
Former tutor describes his life with Motown icon Stevie Wonder played on the world’s biggest stages and became one of Motown’s biggest stars, but in 1964 he did a favor for his tutor, Ted...

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