Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Library Hosts Author Colleen Burcar

Join us on Tuesday, May 17 at noon as remarkable events from Michigan's rich history are recalled when author Colleen Burcar presents her latest book, It Happened in Michigan. Ms. Burcar will discuss topics such as the Orphan Train, Japanese balloon bombs, the most devastating school disaster ever recorded, and William Beaumont's unsurpassed medical discovery of 1822. She'll also include a wide range of the state's most interesting curiosities, form a place you can kiss a mosse for good luck to a baffling country road that pulls your car backwards uphill.

Colleen Burcar has been a radio and TV personality in the Detroit area for many years, including two decades with Dick Purtan. She was a columnist for the Detroit News, and has authored numerous other books on the state of Michigan, including Michigan Curiosities.

Copies of It Happened in Michigan will be available for purchase and autographing following the program. The book is also available for check-out from the library's collection.

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