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Title
Date
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, 110 minutes, rated PG-13. Movie begins at 7:00pm.

Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite possessing a horrible singing voice. With the help and encouragement of her husband (Hugh Grant) and a talented musician (Simon Helberg), she finds a very strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda co-star. Stephen Frears (Philomena) directed this biopic, which is based on the real-life socialite and opera singer of the same name. (Author: Daniel Gelb)

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Katie McGowan, Associate Director of Programs for the Ann Arbor Film Festival will present the films in this year's AAFF Traveling Tour.  The Grosse Pointe Digital Tour Program includes five new experimental, animated, documentary and narrative videos including Mateusz Sadowski'sResonance (winner of the Chris Frayne Best Animated Film Award) and Ralitsa Doncheva's Baba Dana Talks to the Wolves(winner of the Eileen Maitland Award for Women's Voice). The program also features Bisonhead (Elizabeth Lo), The Mess(Peter Burr), and Fundir (Allison Cekala).

 In addition, there will be a special screening of "2187" by Grosse Pointe North High School junior, Sebastian Cubillejo, winner of the Best of Show Award at the 2016 Michigan Student Film Festival as well as a nominee for the National Student Production Awards sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the same organization that presents the annual Emmy Awards.)


Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Friday, January 20, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Get your OM on at this awesome community yoga class led by Amy Koenig of the Yoga Shelter featuring live music by Chris Emmerson. Enjoy delicious healthy juices and snacks provided by Jungle Juice.

 

$10 Online and at the Door - Walk-ins Welcome

Location
Central Main Public Area
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

If you love mysteries and true crimejoin us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. 7pm-8pm in the Woods Branch Storytime Room.

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue.

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

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Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

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Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

A fun Valentine wreath for all of our craft-loving adults to take home and display.

There will be a $2 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Choosing a preschool can be a daunting task, and the Grosse Pointe Public Library is here to help! Stop by the fair to chat with representatives from preschools in the Grosse Pointes and surrounding areas.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Presented by the Grosse Pointe Public Library

 

Dr. Alan Phipps Darr, Senior Curator of the European Art Department at the DIA, will discuss "The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals" featured at the Detroit Institute of Art through April 16, 2017.

 

"The Edible Monument" includes about 140 prints, rare books and serving manuals from the Getty Research Institute collection and private collections. The artworks illustrate in lush detail the delectable monuments and sculptures made of food that were an integral part of street festivals as well as court and civic banquets in Europe in the 16th to 19th centuries. The exhibition has been organized by the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles and curated for the DIA by Dr. Darr.

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The Deconstructed Book Club is perfect for people who want to share their love of reading without being boxed into a strict reading list. It is 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! Fiction and non-fiction of all genres are welcome and encouraged. Space is limited, so registration is recommended. 
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is The Lady in the Tower: The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir.

The tempestuous love affair between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn scandalized Christendom and altered forever the religious landscape of England. Acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir draws on myriad sources from the Tudor era to examine, in unprecedented depth, the gripping, dark, and chilling story of Anne Boleyn's final days.

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, February 15, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Join us for this fun paper flower craft. Make something special for someone you love or for yourself!

 

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description

Our neighbor is a great resource for genealogy researchers.  Mount Clemens Public Library offers an extensive genealogy collection with over 3,000 print volumes, more than 5,000 reels of microfilm, popular subscription databases and locally produced databases indexing Macomb County and Mount Clemens records. It concentrates on Macomb County genealogy and local history, but is strong in neighboring Michigan counties and areas in the historical migratory path to Michigan, including New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario, Canada. In addition to the collection, MCPL sponsors the Macomb County Genealogy Group which has met year-round since its beginning. in 1973.  Presented by Lisa Eschenburg of MCPL.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Friday, February 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Detroit Writers in the Stacks

$30 Online, Limited Tickets Sold at the Door

Enjoy a very special evening with Wayne State Press authors Desiree Cooper, Terry Blackhawk, and Kelly Fordon.

Featuring a wine and chocolate reception, followed by readings, and a question and answer session.

Location
Central Main Public Area
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Deepwater Horizon, Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich, 97 minutes, rated PG-13. Movie begins at 7:00pm.

Lone Survivor director Peter Berg helmed this docudrama about the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The film depicts the challenges that Mike Williams and the rest of the rig's crew faced as they fought for survival. (Author: Daniel Gelb)

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description
James Gilmore, Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies at the University of Michigan Dearborn, will present his picks and pans for this year's Academy Award nominees.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
A presentation by Tom Milano and Nancy Weigandt from Detroit Abloom on how to grow and care for dahlias. Besides a power point presentation and hand-outs providing information about care and planting, there will be a choice of viable tubers with suitable containers and growing medium. Participants will leave the workshop with one potted tuber which will grow large enough for planting in early to mid-May.   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
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The Deconstructed Book Club is perfect for people who want to share their love of reading without being boxed into a strict reading list. It is 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! Fiction and non-fiction of all genres are welcome and encouraged. Space is limited, so registration is recommended. 
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Grosse Pointe Public Library and the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation are proud to support our local writing talent with our Write On Pointe events. The Write On Pointe: Local Authors Fair is a marketing and networking showcase for published authors from the Pointes and surrounding communities. We welcome authors of all genres of fiction and non-fiction, for readers of all ages. 

Applications for participation are available at all three branches, and on our website. The application deadline is Thursday, February 16th. Please contact Danis Houser at dhouser@gp.lib.mi.us  for more information.

Location
Central Main Public Area
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description


Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin.

England 1875. Sisi, a beautiful empress, Captain Bay Middleton, a handsome horseman, and Charlotte, a bluestocking heiress, form a passionate love triangle. Based on a true story.

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


 




Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Genealogist Katherine R. Willson returns to Grosse Pointe.  Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities.  With the formation of many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, Facebook is breaking down brick walls that have blocked researchers for years - often within 24 hours of posting a query!  This presentation introduces members to Facebook as a genealogy tool and will guide the participants through the creation of an account (while maintaining privacy), joining groups, managing notifications, and efficiently utilizing Facebook for specific genealogical needs. 
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

We all love our flower gardens and want to make our beautiful blooms last. But there are always questions: What flowers are easy to grow? What varieties grow best? How much space is needed?

Nancy Weigandt from Detroit Abloom will guide us. She'll include tips on pest management, how to care for your flowers both as they grow and most importantly, once you harvest them, how to give them a long vase life!

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Craft whimsical crepe paper flowers by hand. All necessary equipment will be supplied. 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
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Patricia Abbott, author of new thriller Shot in Detroit, and Concrete Angel , as well as numerous short stories will discuss her writing. She is the winner of the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Award for one of her short stories. 
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

If you love mysteries and true crime, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial by Maggie Nelson.


From 1967-69, young women in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area disappeared and were later found murdered. Nelson's aunt was one victim and, at first, it was thought she was yet another victim of the so-called Michigan Murders. Nelson, a poet, recounts the impact the murder had on her family and her life growing up, and her own interest in the case. Coincidentally, while working on a poetry book as a tribute to her aunt, a break in the case finally brought closure for the family.

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

Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

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

Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School by Scott Turow.

The first year of law school is an intellectual and emotional ordeal so grueling that it ensures only the fittest survive. Now Scott Turow takes you inside the oldest and most prestigious law school in the country when he becomes a "One L," as entering students are known at Harvard Law School. In a book that became a national bestseller, a law school primer, and a classic autobiography, he brings to life the fascinating, shocking reality of that first year. (Source: Goodreads)

Limited copies of the book are available at the Checkout Desk of the Woods Branch.

Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Create realistic-looking rose out of crepe paper! 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
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Celebrate National Library Week with a visit from bestselling author Christopher Moore! This event will be held at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Registration and ticket information will be available in February 2017.
Library
All Branches

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Date
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Easter - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Monday, April 17, 2017.
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All Branches

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Reviews
Sweet girl
Title
Sweet girl
Author
Travis Mulhauser
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Michigan author, story about up north bearing the weather with a baby taken to protect her.  Sweet girl
Recommendation
Yes
Betrayed
Title
Betrayed
Author
Lisa Scottoline
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Enjoyed this fast-moving story of a lawyer dabbling in solving mysteries. I am looking forward to more from this author and Books on the Lake.  Betrayed
Recommendation
Yes
Brooklyn
Title
Brooklyn
Author
Colm Toibin
Genre
Historical Fiction
Rating
Review
A young Irish woman is sent to live in America to find a better life after WW2. Life as an immigrant is difficult, and Eilis finds herself having to choose between love and life in her old and new countries.   Brooklyn
Recommendation
Yes
Harbour Street
Title
Harbour Street
Author
Ann Cleeves
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Vera the detective is a great character! Ann Cleeves can make ordinary things seem sinister. You suspect everyone because the killer could be anyone. And no one tells all when talking to the police. We all have secrets!  Harbour Street
Recommendation
Yes
Blame
Title
Blame
Author
Michelle Huneven
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Twenty-seven year-old Patsy Maclemoore is a college professor and an alcoholic. Waking up one morning in jail, she jokingly asks her lawyer , "What did I do, kill someone?" But it's no joke. Two people are dead, and Patsy has no memory of the night before. Patsy changes drastically as she grapples with guilt, blame, and the consequences of her choices. Decades later another event changes everything...or does it ?  Blame
Recommendation
Yes