October 20th, 2014
Burton Manor Banquet and Conference Center
27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia MI 48150
] - (734) 427-9110
From Points East:
I-96 West to Inkster exit. Follow service drive west past Inkster Road (Schoolcraft) to Cardwell, turn left. The parking lot is straight ahead across the bridge.
From Points West:
I-96 East to Middlebelt exit. Follow the service drive (Schoolcraft) east. Burton Manor will be on the right, just east of Middlebelt Road.
Note that road construction is scheduled for the I-96 freeway.
For more information visit MDOT's website on this: www.96fix.com
11:00 am - Book Sale Room Opens
12:00 pm - Lunch is Served
1:00 pm - Authors Begin to Speak
Authors will be available to sign purchased books after luncheon.
Book sales support grants. Please purchase your books at the luncheon!
**Program and speakers are subject to change.
Cost is $40 per ticket.
• Tickets for this luncheon will be available ON SEPTEMBER 2 online here, by phone at 586-685-5750, or by mail at: Metro-Detroit Book & Author Society, 44750 Delco Blvd, Sterling Heights MI 48313. Tables seat ten.
Grants to be Presented
Dick Johnston Award
This award is presented at the annual fall luncheon to a public library for the purpose of establishing or improving a library collection.
The award was established to honor the late Dick Johnston, who was a member of the Metro-Detroit Book & Author Society and served as its president in 1980 and 1981. Mr. Johnston was president of the Michigan Library Association and Director of the Birmingham and Bloomfield Township Libraries.
The award was established to honor the late James C. Dance, who was one of the founders of the Metro-Detroit Book & Author Society, and who served as its Master of Ceremonies for 19 luncheons. Mr. Dance was the public relations coordinator of the Detroit Public Library.
Elaine R. Irvin Friends Award
This award is presented at the annual fall luncheon to a Friends of the Library group. The grant is awarded to support a program or project which fills a significant need that impacts the library's patrons and the community.
The award was established to honor the late Elaine R. Irvin, who was a devoted member of the Metro-Detroit Book & Author Society Board for many years. Elaine worked for the Friends of the Detroit Public Library and was dedicated to the principle that "good libraries need good Friends".
More about Grants
/ Past Grant Awardees