Dear Crabby, Why Do We Care When Someone Famous Dies?

Dear Crabby, I was looking through my Facebook memories and was shocked to see it’s been five years since Carrie Fisher and her mom Debbie Reynolds passed away. I still feel sad that they’re gone. Is that weird? It’s not like I knew them. What do you think?Thanks! Gwenie Tew Dear Gwenie Tew, Well, when you get to be my age, death becomes part of the daily narrative. I’m not being morbid, just stating a fact. Each morning I like to scan the obits in the newspaper to see if I recognize … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Has the White House Gone to the Dogs?

Dear Crabby, I saw a blurb over the weekend that President Biden’s 13-year-old German Shepherd, Champ, had passed away. So, that got me wondering about presidential pets. Are they always dogs? Thanks! M.R. EdDear M.R. Ed, No matter your political affiliation, it’s always hard when a family loses a cherished pet. Unless it’s a goldfish. Then you just flush those suckers down the toilet and buy another before your daughter notices. But you ask an interesting question and I was … [Read more...]

Friends of the Library announces their annual meeting

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will hold their Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in the Library Multipurpose Room. At the meeting the Friends will review a brief report of the Friends activities in the prior year. In addition, the Friends will present a check to the Library to assist in funding various Library activities. During the meeting the Friends Board of Directors will be elected and the Volunteer of the Year will be named. Following the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library to Host Film and Discussion Series on John F. Kennedy/50

In honor of the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library 50th anniversary, the Rochester Hills Public Library announces a two-part series called “JFK/50”.   Through film and discussion, we will present a program on another momentous event that occurred 50 years ago.  Half a century ago, John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as America's 35th president, declaring that "the torch has been passed to a new generation," poised to meet the challenges of the 1960s.  Join us as Professor Gregory … [Read more...]