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Bedford Branch Library (734) 847-6747
Blue Bush Branch Library (734) 242-4085
Carleton Branch Library (734) 654-2180
Dorsch Memorial Branch Library (734) 241-7878
Dundee Branch Library (734) 529-3310
Ellis Library & Reference Center (734) 241-5277
Erie Branch Library (734) 848-4420
Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library (734) 289-1035
Ida Branch Library (734) 269-2191
L.S. Navarre Branch Library (734) 241-5577
Maybee Branch Library (734) 587-3680
Newport Branch Library (734) 586-2117
Rasey Memorial Branch Library (734) 848-4572
Robert A. Vivian Branch Library (734)241-1430
Senior Outreach (734) 241-5770
South Rockwood Branch Library (734) 379-3333
Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library (734) 279-1025
Bedford Branch Library
8575 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: (734) 847-6747
Fax: (734) 847-6591
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Blue Bush Branch Library
Blue Bush Branch Library
2210 Blue Bush Road Monroe, MI 48162-9643 Phone: (734) 242-4085
Fax: (734) 242-4085
Mon - Tue: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Carleton Branch Library
Carleton Branch Library
1444 Kent Street Carleton, MI 48117-0267 Phone: (734) 654-2180
Fax: (734) 654-8767
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
18 East First Street Monroe, MI 48161-2227 Phone: (734) 241-7878
Fax: (734) 241-7879
Mon - Tue: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Dundee Branch Library
Dundee Branch Library
144 East Main Street Dundee, MI 48131-1202 Phone: (734) 529-3310
Fax: (734) 529-7415
Mon: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Ellis Library & Reference Center
Ellis Library & Reference Center
3700 South Custer Rd. Monroe 48161-9716 Phone: (734) 241-5277
Toll Free: (800) 462-2050
Fax: (734) 242-9037
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Erie Branch Library
Erie Branch Library
2065 Erie Rd. Erie, MI 48133-9757 Phone: (734) 848-4420
Mon: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library
Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library
2881 Nadeau Road Monroe, MI 48162-9355 Phone: (734) 289-1035
Fax: (734) 289-3867
Mon - Tue: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Ida Branch Library
Ida Branch Library
3016 Lewis Ave. Ida, MI 48140-0056 Phone: (734) 269-2191
Fax: (734) 269-3315
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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L.S. Navarre Branch Library
Navarre Branch Library
1135 East Second Street Monroe, MI 48161-1920 Phone: (734) 241-5577
Fax: (734) 241-5577
Mon: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed - Thu: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Maybee Branch Library
Maybee Branch Library
9060 Raisin St. Maybee, MI 48159-0165 Phone: (734) 587-3680
Fax: (734) 587-3680
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
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Newport Branch Library
8120 N. Dixie Hwy. Newport, MI 48166-9703 Phone: (734) 586-2117
Fax: (734) 586-1116
Mon: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Rasey Memorial Branch Library
Rasey Memorial Branch Library
4349 Oak, Box 416 Luna Pier, MI 48157-4572 Phone: (734) 848-4572
Fax: (734) 848-4572
Mon: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Tue: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wed: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
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Robert A. Vivian Branch Library
2664 Vivian Road Monroe, MI 48162-9212 Phone: (734)241-1430
Fax: (734)241-1430
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Senior Outreach
South Rockwood Branch Library
12776 Dixie Hwy. P.O. Box 47, S. Rockwood, MI 48179 Phone: (734) 379-3333
Fax: (734) 379-3333
Mon: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library
Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library
60 East Center St. Petersburg, MI 49270 Phone: (734) 279-1025
Fax: (734) 279-2328
Mon - Tue: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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Monroe County Civil War Round Table 2016 Lecture Series

The Monroe County Civil War Round Table is a group of Civil War enthusiasts who meet to discuss all aspects of the United States Civil War.  Each month a different expert is invited to make a presentation with a group discussion to follow.  The Round Table is sponsored by the Ellis Friends of the Monroe County Library System.

The Round Table meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May, at 7 pm, at the Ellis Library and Reference Center, 3700 South Custer, Monroe, Michigan, 48161.

All lectures are free and open to the public.  The programs will take place at the Ellis Library and Reference Center.

Civil War Roundtable Newsletter Monroe and the Civil War Blog

2016 Fall Schedule of Events

Remembering Michigan’s Civil War Soldiers

Thursday, September 8, 2016 – 7 pm

Please join us as author David Finney gives his Power Point presentation, Remembering Michigan’s Civil War Soldiers.  His presentation, an extension of his book of the same title, will examine a selection of soldiers' images that serve to remind us of Michigan's patriots and heroes of that fratricidal conflict. This program provides visual and anecdotal information about Michigan Civil War generals, regimental and company officers, the rank and file, camp scenes, musicians, Wolverines killed in battle, Medal of Honor recipients, and GAR veterans. The images in this power point program, the majority of which have not been published and/or viewed, are from Michigan collectors, museums and institutions. Many of the Civil War images that will be shown affirm the thought that nothing holds our attention more than a unique and interesting photograph.

Autographed copies of Remembering Michigan's Civil War Soldiers will be available for $20.00 after the program.

 

Custer Week - A Special Evening with Author T.J. Stiles

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

Thursday, October 6, 2016 – 7 pm

T. J. Stiles is the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award.  His new biography of General George Armstrong Custer radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. He paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored.

T.J. Stiles is also the author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War, winner of the Ambassador Book Award and the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  Mr. Stiles is an elected member of the Society of American Historians and a member of the board of the Authors Guild.  He was a 2011 fellow of the John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a 2004 Gilder Lehman Fellowship in the American History at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and a member of the 2014 faculty of the World Economic Forum.  He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and two children. Books will be available for purchase.

The evening is sponsored by the Monroe County Civil War Round Table and the Monroe County Historical Museum.

Additional Custer Week Events:

Tea with Maggie Calhoun – Friday, October 7 – Monroe County Historical Museum (Ticket required)

New Woodland Cemetery Tour – Saturday, October 8

The Preservation and Rededication of the Michigan Cavalry Guidon – Saturday, October 8 – Monroe County Historical Museum

Custer and the War of 1812 Veterans – Sunday, October 9 – River Raisin National Battlefield Park

Please call Charmaine Wawrzyniec 734-241-5277 for times and details.

 

Michigan at Antietam

Thursday, November 10, 2016 – 7 pm

Michigan Historical Commissioners and authors, Jack Dempsey and Brian Egen share their research from their book Michigan at Antietam: The Wolverine State’s Sacrifice on America’s Bloodiest Day”.  Their book sheds new insights on the role of Michigan soldiers and civilians during this epic struggle.  Their research also reveals the Wolverine state’s connections and involvement in one of the Civil War’s greatest mysteries – the famous “Lee’s Lost Order”, never-told stories about the combat role of staff orderly George A. Custer, and one regiment that lost nearly half of their unit in less than an hour. Learn more about Michigan soldiers’ monument-worthy contributions, the heroism of the 17th Michigan “Stonewall Regiment” at the Battle of South Mountain and the bloody sacrifice of the 7th Michigan Infantry at the epicenter of the battleground. At the centerpiece of the book is the tale of the state’s vital role in making possible the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. Their book Michigan at Antietam will be available for purchase.  To honor and remember Michigan’s sacrifice during the single bloodiest day in American history, the authors will dedicate all proceeds from the book for the creation and installation of a new monument to the Wolverine State.

 

Civil War Show and Tell

Thursday, December 8, 2016 – 7pm

Join our Civil War Round Table members for a Civil War Show and Tell.  The night will conclude with our annual book raffle.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Charmaine Wawrzyniec, 734-241-5277 or charmaine.wawrzyniec@monroe.lib.mi.us, for more information.