December 2011

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Ferndale’s renovated library has recently been the subject of a significant amount of public attention, particularly from organizations that have praised its energy efficiency.  

Two of the best recent articles are here:

Beautiful photographs of the library are among the highlights of a feature spread in DTE Energy’s “Energy Smarts of Michigan” Winter 2011 edition which can be found online here:

A short version containing just the Ferndale article can be found here: Ferndale Public Library 2011

At the same time, has published a nice piece on the recent tour of the library hosted for the local chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC):




Our Neighborhood Professor series continues into its second month with a discussion by Wayne State University professor of law and political science Brad R. Roth at 7pm on Wednesday, December 7th.

Professor Roth will be speaking on Pearl Harbor and its Lasting Effects. This presentation will focus on the daunting questions about the role of law in bridling the exercise of power, both at home and abroad, in the service of national security. Legal precedents from that conflict continue to haunt U.S. constitutional jurisprudence. 

You can find more about Prof. Roth in a recent profile by here:  If you have any questions, please contact us at