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Feb. 20 – Ringwald Hosting Speak Up, Speak Out Series

February 12th 2021

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
-James Baldwin

Oakland County Hustles Hardest Facebook Group Aims for Fun and Discussion

April 5th 2019

Oakland County Hustles Hardest Facebook Group Aims for Fun and Discussion (Derek Werenka, April 5, 2019) Check out our “Get Involved Guide” for more stories about local organizations. Thank you to Bosco Lounge for sponsoring this series.  Want to contribute a write up of a group you care about?  Message with your idea. Oakland […]

Berkley Discussion: Alexander Hamilton May 9

May 4th 2017

Berkley Discussion: Alexander Hamilton May 9 (EVENT page) Berkley, MI – Alexander Hamilton and Democracy in Revolutionary America Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Marc W. Kruman, Director of the Center for the Study of Citizenship and Professor of History at Wayne State University, will consider how the American Revolution opened up opportunities for men […]

Tea & Ted: Why do we Sleep Lunchtime Talk Dec. 15

November 27th 2015

Tea & Ted: Why do we Sleep Lunchtime Talk Dec. 15 (EVENT page)   Tea & TED: Why Do We Sleep? Dec. 15, 2015 12:15 pm -1:15 pm Friends Auditorium Russell Foster, a circadian neuroscientist, shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages, […]

CFF’s “Civility Project” Kick Off – July 10

July 9th 2012

Citizens for Fair Ferndale has received funding to sponsor The Civility Project – a community wide conversation to consider how to best create and promote our own culture of civility. The goal is to strengthen the capacity of our community to engage in fair, honest, inclusive, and constructive conversations.

Straight Talk w/Lawyer Lisa Series Starts Jan. 23 with “Bullying”

January 15th 2012

There are currently four Straight Talk w/Lawyer Lisa discussions scheduled. After January’s Bullying presentation, the dates and topics are:
~February 27, 2012 on the Anatomy of a Criminal Case
~April 23, 2012 on Medical Marijuana
~May 21, 2012 on Child Custody

Your Neighborhood Professor Series starts Nov. 2 at Library

October 19th 2011

Got a hankering for some knowledge? Your neighborhood professor has got you covered! Beginning Nov. 2, the Ferndale Public Library will launch a three-month program featuring local professors speaking on an area of their expertise. The free program is designed to bring the professor to the public in an informal environment.

Candidate Forums to Get You Informed

October 1st 2011

With the November 8, 2011 elections fast approaching, there are several ways you can find the information you need in order to learn about the candidates for Mayor, City Council and Library Board in Ferndale.

Feminism in Ferndale and Beyond: NOW’s New Discussion Group

October 1st 2011

The Love Your Mind discussion centered around a Huffington Post article called “Gloria to Liz Lemon: How Pop Culture is Producing Today’s Feminist Icons.” The article praised the author’s picks for contemporary feminist icons – including Tina Fey, Christina Aguilera, Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer, Gwen Stefani, Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres and Michelle Obama. NOW members and guests debated the writer’s choices.

Woman Shares Wake Up Call…

February 26th 2011

When Angela Counts went to the emergency room with chest pain last May, she was 35 years old with no medical insurance. Although she said she “knew” something serious wrong, getting doctors to take her seriously was just the first of many uphill battles for the young mother of three.