Speaker Date Topic
Kathleen McBroom Aug 02, 2021 12:00 PM
Docent at Detroit Institute of Arts

Kathleen McBroom, a lifelong resident of Beverly Hills, is a librarian, educator, and most recently, docent at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Kathleen conducts tours  - both on-site and virtual - for visitors, families, and special groups, which can range from wedding parties to corporate functions to Cub Scouts. When she's not at the museum, Kathleen teaches at Wayne State and fills in occasionally as a substitute librarian at the Baldwin Public Library.

BrendaK "WooWoo" Tipton Aug 09, 2021
Rotary District 6380 Govenor
Sean Kammer Aug 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Executive Director of the Birmingham Shopping District
Sean Kammer is the new Executive Director of the Birmingham Shopping District. Prior to this, he served as Downtown Manager of the city of Royal Oak for four years, where he won a national Main Street Forward award for his recovery and relief efforts for downtown businesses during the covid-19 pandemic. Mr. Kammer has also served as Assistant City Administrator for the City of Lathrup Village, Executive Director of its Downtown Development Authority, and had worked in the City of Flint's Mayor's Office. Mr. Kammer possesses two master's degrees in political science and public administration from Wayne State University and a graduate certificate in economic development.  
Joe Grimm Aug 23, 2021 12:00 PM
local author and professor in the MSU School of Journalism
Cathy Russ Aug 30, 2021 12:00 PM
West Bloomfield Library Director
Cathleen Russ has been the director of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library since December 2020. Prior to that, she was Director of the Troy Public Library from 2007-2020, during which she led the Library through several contentious millage campaigns. She also taught Library Administration and Management as an Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University from 2010-2014.
 
Cathy holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Arts, Honors, Communications from Loyola University Chicago. She served on the Michigan Library Association Board of Directors from 2017-2020, and was recently re-elected to another 4 year term. The Michigan Library Association honored Cathy as the Michigan Librarian of the Year in 2019.
 
Cathy is also the President of the Metro Detroit Book and Author Society, and has led the Village Club of Bloomfield Hills book discussion group for over 20 years.