Henry & Delia Meyers Library and Media Center


The expanded Henry and Delia Meyers Library & Media Center, located in the lower level of the D. Dan & Betty Kahn building, holds a collection of more than 12,000 books, magazines and other Judaica. Visitors will enjoy the quiet, relaxing atmosphere as they browse through our collection or access the Internet with our high speed computer connections.

For information, e-mail or call director Francine Menken, 248.432.5546.


Thursday, March 26, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan and the National Council of Jewish Women Greater Detroit Section

“American Foodways: The Jewish Contribution”

This tasty lecture integrates history, humor, tradition and family as Jan Longone, adjunct curator of the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive at the University of Michigan, shares her pictorial narrative of the culinary contributions and experiences of Jews in America from 1660 to today.

With an afterglow that includes sweets prepared from Jewish cookbooks.

Please bring your own favorite cookbook for our Cookbook Show and Tell!

Hosted by Neal Rubin, Detroit News columnist
West Bloomfield JCC - $5
RSVP to 248.432.5517 or www.michjewishhistory.org
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Used Book Sale Cart

Newer Popular Fiction, Non-Fiction and More.

2014-2015 Book Club Schedule

Wednesdays at 2 p.m. (Note New Time)
Free and Open to the Community
RSVP to Francine Menken: 248.432.5546 or fmenken@jccdet.org

October 29, 2014

Book: Love and Treasure by Ayalet Waldman

A tale inspired by the World War II Hungarian Gold Train follows the 1945 American capture of a locomotive filled with riches and the efforts of a Jewish-American lieutenant's granddaughter to track down a mysterious woman seventy years later.
Facilitator: Marilyn Schelberg

December 3, 2014

Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

In the early twentieth century, a romance is sparked between, freak show performer, Coralie Sardie, and young immigrant photographer, Eddie Cohen, but after taking photographs following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Eddie becomes involved in the mystery behind a young woman's disappearance. Facilitator: Sharon Schwartz
February 18, 2015

Book: Lady at the O.K. Corral:

the True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner

Shares the life of Wyatt Earp's common-law wife, including how she ended up in Tombstone, Arizona, her involvement in the infamous showdown, and what life was like for a woman on the frontier.

Facilitator: Marilyn Schelberg
March 18, 2015

Book of Jonah by Joshua Feldman

Jonah is a young, successful attorney in Manhattan with two beautiful women who would love to spend the rest of their lives with him. An unexpected biblical vision at a party changes everything. He continues to see signs, altering his life until it is unrecognizable. In Amsterdam, Jonah crosses paths with Judith, an exceptional woman who is seeking meaning in her life. In this retelling of The Book of Jonah, Feldman examines the way we live and the unexpected places people look to for salvation and the chance to start over.
Facilitator: Ruth Bergman

April 22, 2015

Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo / Hayden Herrera

An in-depth biography of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo details her haunting and original painting style, her turbulent marriage to muralist Diego Rivera, her association with communism, and her love of Mexican culture and folklore.
Facilitator: Wendy Evans

May 27, 2015

Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn

While consulting at an Egyptian library, software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi is kidnapped and her talent for preserving memories becomes her only means of escape as the power of her ingenious work is revealed, while jealous sister Judith takes over Josie's life at home.
Facilitator: Sharon Schwartz

pj library

pj library featured bookThe PJ Library program supports families in their Jewish journey by sending Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children from age 12 months to eight years. Created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, The PJ Library is a national program implemented by the Jewish community of Metropolitan Detroit. The PJ Library is available in more than 100 communities across the United States. The PJ Library in metro Detroit is funded through the generosity of the Applebaum Family Foundation.

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Featured Book

talia_rude_veggiesThe Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin
Martha Seif Simpson

The most beautiful dreidel a shopkeeper has ever seen will not spin for the two children who insist they must own it, but perhaps it would spin for a child with the true spirit of Hanukkah in his heart.

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