Epic Stained Glass of Metro Detroit & Washtenaw County

Join author, photographer and architectural historian Dale A. Carlson as he discusses over forty significant stained glass installations in the Detroit metro area, including a dozen here in Washtenaw County. Examinations of contemporary and classic makers represented locally, notable transplantations, and top local single-site collections fill out this compelling look at Metro Detroit's singular stained glass legacy.

This event includes a signing with books and photo prints for sale.

Nerd Nite at Venue

Gather ‘round for an evening of informed and informal talks from a friendly neighborhood expert! We’ll have three speakers, each presenting on a different topic and sharing interesting facts that you never knew you never knew! Past Nerd Nite speakers have led deep dives into topics from the legacy of Louis Pasteur, to the origin of elements, to how a trumpet works, to a dissection of romance novel tropes. So bring a friend, grab a drink, and enjoy an evening among fellow nerds. Be there and be square!

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Author Event | Shannon Gibney: The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption

Shannon Gibney, author and class of 1993 graduate of Community High School, will read from and discuss her new genre-bending book The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption.

Exhibit | Unsettled Lives by The Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

Unsettled Lives documents the history of Iraqi migration to metro Detroit in the wake of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Attracted by Dearborn’s many Arabic speakers, mosques, and service organizations, as well as the affordable housing of Detroit, roughly 10,000 Iraqis have settled in Wayne County since the 1990s. Many of the Iraqis interviewed spent the years immediately following the war in the large refugee camp in Rafha, Saudi Arabia, which was set up in the aftermath of the failed uprising against Saddam Hussein.