Glenn Frankel special guest at event promoting “Build a Better World”

The Dearborn Public Library kicks off summer reading for adults with a free program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 at Henry Ford Centennial Library featuring a compelling presentation by acclaimed author Glenn Frankel.

A former longtime journalist with The Washington Post, Frankel won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for “balanced and sensitive reporting” of Israel and the Palestinians. He went on to teach journalism at Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he directed the School of Journalism.

His newest book is about the movie “High Noon”:  It is called “High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic”, which the Los Angeles Times praised for its “grace and accuracy”.

The movie “High Noon” was written and filmed during the height of the Red Scare and the Hollywood blacklist, a time of political inquisition and personal betrayal. Frankel’s talk on June 22 will focus on the movie, the men who made it and the turbulent political era it was produced in.

Copies of the book will be available for sale on June 22. People are encouraged to reserve spots as early as possible.

“Seats are going fast,” Dearborn librarian Dan Lodge said. Reserve spots by visiting or by calling the Library at 313-943-2330.  

The 2017 theme for summer reading is “Build a Better World”.

Adults are encouraged to keep track of reading hours and activities attended through the Dearborn Public Library’s Summer Reading log online (a library card is necessary).

Children and teens may do the same, or pick up a bookmark at the library to tally points.

All activities must be logged by July 28, 2017 for a chance to be entered in the drawing for the grand prize.