September Book Programs
This September, our adult programs include two great readings for romance, urban fantasy, and mystery lovers. For additional programs, including cooking, how to, and our new craft night, see the Portage District Library events calendar.
The Detroit Electric Scheme: a Reading & Lecture by D.E. Johnson
Thursday, September 16, 7:00-8:30 pm
This page-turning novel of murder captures the intrigues of 1910 Detroit’s electric automobile industry and is filled with strong historical detail and dozens of real-life characters. The Dodge brothers and Edsel Ford come to life, interacting with Detroit’s sordid dark side including Vito Adamo, Detroit’s first Mob boss and Big Boy, the bouncer at a saloon so notorious the newspapers called it “The Bucket of Blood.” This is D.E. Johnson’s first novel. He is currently working on a sequel. A reception and book signing will follow. Books will be available to purchase. No registration is required for this free event.
When Did Fangs Become Sexy?
September 18, 3 – 5pm
An afternoon of paranormal romance for readers and writers alike with authors Nancy Gideon, Laurie Kuna, Lisa Childs, & Arianna Skye, Ruth Ryan Langon and, book cover artist, Patricia Lazarus. Sponsored by Kazoo Books and the Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America.