Taking the mystery out of the polygraph test

Event is part of “Everyone’s Reading” activities, set for
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 at Henry Ford Centennial Library

DEARBORN, Mich. – You hear about lie detector tests all the time in police investigations and in some instances a person applying for a job may even have to undergo a polygraph test.

Learn more about polygraphs at a free program hosted by the Henry Ford Centennial Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10.

The library will welcome Lt. Neil S. Myres from the Investigative Division of the Dearborn Police Department, who will present current issues and technological advances in the fascinating field of Forensic Psychophysiology.

The term “polygraph” literally means “many writings.” The name refers to the manner in which selected physiological activities are simultaneously recorded.

This special presentation is part of the “Everyone’s Reading” program, which is a communitywide reading initiative sponsored by the libraries in Oakland and Wayne counties.

It promotes community dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.

“Presumed Innocent” by Scott Turow is the current book selection. Copies are available for check out at any Dearborn Public Library.

Information is listed in the Everyone’s Reading Programs and Special Events brochure available at all the libraries and online at www.everyonesreading.info. Events take place through April 15, 2010.