October News & Events


Newbery Winner Lynne Rae Perkins, Sun., Oct. 4 at Oak Park Library!

perkinstwoNewbery Award-Winning author & illustrator Lynne Rae Perkins will be making a visit to the Oak Park Public Library (14200 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI 48237) on Sunday, October 4 from 1:00-2:30pm to sign books and discuss her work. This event is co-sponsored by Book Beat and the Oak Park Library. It is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Book Beat. For more information, or to reserve books, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190. A poster for this event can be downloaded to be shared here: Perkins 8.5×11 Poster

Photographer Dave Jordano at Book Beat, Sun. Oct. 11Layout 1

Detroit native Dave Jordano will be making an appearance at Book Beat (26010 Greenfield Rd. Oak Park, MI) on Sunday, October 11 from 3:30-4:30pm in support of his latest book of photography, Detroit Unbroken Down. He will be speaking as well as signing copies of his work. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.


Authors Susan Crandall & Mardi Link at Berkley Library, Tues., Oct 13

16058610Authors Susan Crandall and Mardi Link will be at the Berkley Public Library (3155 Coolidge 51WEcVvkF0L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Hwy, Berkley, MI 48072) on Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30pm to speak and sign copies of their work. Susan Crandall will be appearing in support of her most recent release, Whistling Past the Graveyard, while Mardi Link will present her latest book, The Drummond Girls: A Story of Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance. Reading Groups are sure to love these two authors and their inspiring and moving new books. This event is sponsored by the Detroit chapter of the Women’s National Book Association and the Berkley Public Library. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Book Beat.

Author Anna Clark at W. Bloomfield Library, Tues., Oct. 27

5117fG2sj0L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Join us on Tuesday, October 27 from 7:00-9:00pm at the West Bloomfield Township Library (4600 Walnut Lake Road West Bloomfield, MI 48323) to celebrate National Reading Group Month with author Anna Clark, who explores Michigan’s rich literary history in her newest book, Michigan Literary Luminaries: From Elmore Leonard to Robert Hayden. Copies of this book and her previous release, A Detroit Anthology will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Book Beat. The reception is open to members of community book clubs registered with the Library. Please RSVP by Friday, October 23 with approximately how many from your group will attend. Call (248) 232-2290 with questions, to RSVP or to register your book group.


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To celebrate National Reading Group Month and our favorite season of the year, Book Beat’s Reading Group selection for October is Bram Stoker’s immortal classic Dracula. The Reading Group will meet on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00pm in the Goldfish Teahouse (117 W 4th St #101, Royal Oak, MI 48067). Reading Group Selections are discounted 15% at Book Beat. All are welcome!


Halloween Shadow Play at Trinosophes Oct. 30

Halloween Shadow Play at Trinosophes Oct. 30The Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apokalypse! Halloween Performance
The Halloween shadow-play The Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apokalypse! will be performed for one night only at 9:00 PM on Friday, October 30 at Trinosophes, 1464 Gratiot in Detroit. Tickets are $7.00, available when the doors open at 8 PM. This is an all-ages performance with children twelve and under admitted free. For further information call 313-737-6606.
The Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apokalypse! mixes horror and comedy with a live band, light show and a rare appearance of Mothman in person! The Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apokalypse! was written and directed by Cary Loren and the puppets were created and performed by Tom Carey. The voices of all characters are performed by radio personality Rob St. Mary. A special stage set of ‘Alien Tombstones’, costumes and masks were created by Jimbo Easter. Live music is provided by the Monster Island band, that includes Jimbo Easter, Cary Loren and Matthew Smith.

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