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Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

**NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE STORYTIME ROOM on the first floor of the Woods Branch.

Me Before You, Starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, 110 minutes, Rated PG-13. Movie begins at 7:00pm.

After losing her job as a waitress, a young woman named Lou is hired to act as a caregiver for Will, a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Although Will has grown despondent since his injury, Lou's no-nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life, and the pair eventually develop feelings for each other. Theater director Thea Sharrock makes her feature directorial debut with this romantic drama, which was adapted from the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes. (source: Movie Licensing USA)

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Instructor Amy Jorgensen will show how to make cute flowers using zippers. $8.00 materials fee to be paid at the start of program for three flowers.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Coffee, light refreshments and good company. Talk about your favorite recent reads, pick up tips on what to read next. Relaxed, coffeehouse atmosphere. No registration required, just drop in!
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Learn about garlic: the difference between soft and hard-neck, what type does best in Michigan, how and when to plant, what type of soil, how to feed it, all about garlic-scapes and new garlic, when to harvest garlic, how to cure, storage tips. Explore the many uses for garlic in the kitchen. Why garlic is so good for us and how to make sure we maximize that goodness. There will be garlic for purchase for those who want to try some in their own garden.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Crafty adults can get in an autumn groove by creating an Autumn Leaves Mason Jar Candle Holder. Registration is required.  There will be a $5 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

New this fall, we're offering a low-pressure, guilt-free variation on the traditional book club for adults -- no scrambling for copies of next month's selection, no forcing yourself to finish a book you don't enjoy - just bring a book you've read and would like to recommend to your peers! 

The Deconstructed Book Club is perfect for people who want to share their love of reading without being boxed into a strict reading list. Fiction and non-fiction of all genres are welcome and encouraged! Light refreshments will be served, and space is limited, so registration is recommended. 

Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read, enjoy and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is Them by Nathan McCall.

Passing his time reading books and hanging out with fellow locals in his ramshackle Atlanta community, forty-something African-American Barlowe witnesses tensions between his neighbors and white newcomers who are promoting redevelopment efforts.

Limited copies of the book will be available at the Check Out Desk of the Woods Branch.



Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Registration is required.  There will be a $10 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
7:30 PM
Description
M.L. Liebler, Gloria Whelan and Desiree Cooper will read from their work in this new collection of Michigan stories from Wayne State University Press.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Basket weaving artist Amy Jorgensen will instruct how to craft this seasonal decorative piece.  $12.00 materials fee to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 24, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Genius, Starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, and Nicole Kidman, 98 minutes, rated PG-13. Movie begins at 7:00pm.

A stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and Thomas Wolfe.

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

If you love mysteries and true crimejoin us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is:Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey. Limited copies of the book will be available at the Check Out Desk.

When Maud, an aging grandmother who is slowly losing her memory, is convinced that her best friend Elizabeth is missing and in terrible danger, she becomes obsessed with saving her beloved friend despite the fact that no one believes her.





Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

New this fall, we're offering a low-pressure, guilt-free variation on the traditional book club for adults -- no scrambling for copies of next month's selection, no forcing yourself to finish a book you don't enjoy - just bring a book you've read and would like to recommend to your peers! 

The Deconstructed Book Club is perfect for people who want to share their love of reading without being boxed into a strict reading list. Fiction and non-fiction of all genres are welcome and encouraged! Light refreshments will be served, and space is limited, so registration is recommended. 

Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 05, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
This family-friendly event allows our local community to come together to celebrate diversity and unity.
Enjoy arts and crafts focused on the Islamic art in the form of geometric and floral designs,- even henna hand-painting.   Sample coffee and delicacies from around the world.   A poster exhibit will showcase topics such as Muslims & Early America, Hijab, Calligraphy, and more.   Interact with live speakers at the top of every hour about a variety of subjects.    Everyone welcome, no registration necessary.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time
7:30 PM
Description

Romie Minor, Head Archivist at The Parade Company, Curator of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection at the Detroit Public Library and author of Detroit's Thanksgiving Day Parade will give a slide presentation on the history of the parade.  A book signing will follow the presentation.


Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Join us for this fun craft, these tell a story.literally! Please register so there are enough supplies for everyone.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathan Eig.

We know it simply as "the pill," yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan Eig's masterful narrative revolves around four principal characters: the fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, who was a champion of birth control in her campaign for the rights of women but neglected her own children in pursuit of free love; the beautiful Katharine McCormick, who owed her fortune to her wealthy husband, the son of the founder of International Harvester and a schizophrenic; the visionary scientist Gregory Pincus, who was dismissed by Harvard in the 1930s as a result of his experimentation with in vitro fertilization but who, after he was approached by Sanger and McCormick, grew obsessed with the idea of inventing a drug that could stop ovulation; and the telegenic John Rock, a Catholic doctor from Boston who battled his own church to become an enormously effective advocate in the effort to win public approval for the drug that would be marketed by Searle as Enovid.


Limited copies of the book will be available at the Check Out Desk.

Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

If you are interested in learning how to make a Granny Square, please join us!

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Thanksgiving Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Friday, November 25, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, November 28, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Re Jane by Patricia Park
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

New this fall, we're offering a low-pressure, guilt-free variation on the traditional book club for adults -- no scrambling for copies of next month's selection, no forcing yourself to finish a book you don't enjoy - just bring a book you've read and would like to recommend to your peers! 

The Deconstructed Book Club is perfect for people who want to share their love of reading without being boxed into a strict reading list. Fiction and non-fiction of all genres are welcome and encouraged! Light refreshments will be served, and space is limited, so registration is recommended. 

Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Bath bombs are easy and fun to make and they make great gifts. Attendees will leave with at least one bath bomb and one bath bomb mold to make more at home. There will be a $5 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

This is another version of crafting a flower out of book pages.  Please sign up so that we have enough supplies for everyone.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Christmas Eve - All libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Monday, December 26, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Christmas Day - All libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Monday, December 26, 2016.
Library
All Branches

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Reviews
Go Set a Watchman
Title
Go Set a Watchman
Author
Harper Lee
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
It's impossible to experience this book outside the context of "To Kill a Mockingbird". Sometimes preachy and with long historical narratives, it paints a vivid picture of a particular period in the south.   Go Set a Watchman
Recommendation
Yes
Orchard Grove
Title
Orchard grove
Author
Vincent Zandri
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
A new neighbor becomes an obsession to a mystery writer, pulling him into her life as a serial killer.  Orchard Grove
Recommendation
Yes
Title
OxCrimes
Author
27 best crime writers based in Britian
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Reading 27 short crime stories was like going to the ice cream parlor and tasting all of the flavors. Some you like, some you love and others you don't even finish the spoonful. I have read about half of the authors previously and was glad to meet the rest. And I like short stories because you can finish one between chores, on lunch break, or before bed so you don't stay up too late. (Unless you want to read just "one" more!) And did I mention the proceeds from the book go to some great causes? That's like getting whipped cream and sprinkles for free.
Recommendation
Yes
Joan of Arc: A History
Title
Joan of Arc - A History
Author
Helen Castor
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
This is not a biography of St. Joan of Arc but rather, a history of that period in France in which she played a decisive part. The author spends much of the first section of the book developing the background for the civil unrest which split French loyalties. I would rather have learned more of St. Joan of Arc and less of the Burgundians and Armagnacs.  Joan of Arc: A History
Recommendation
No
Eleanor & Park
Title
Eleanor & Park
Author
Rainbow Rowell
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
We read this YA novel for my book club. Very sweet.  Eleanor & Park
Recommendation
Yes