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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Hectic holidays ? Need to relax? Come join us and color your problems away. It's a new fad and it's FUN. We provide the coloring books ( the designs and pictures are beautiful )and a great selection of colored pencils. You just come and enjoy yourself, meet new people and have a great time!
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Friday, February 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Everyone is a winner with the Library Bingo Game. If you successfully complete five spaces in a row, you will win a prize!

Location
Central Business Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Sign Up or Review a book for Adult Winter Reading and enter to win:
Adult Prize: 1 ticket to Books on the Lake
Youth Prize: 4 tickets and be first in line to get your books signed at author Jennifer Holm's visit in March.  

Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join us as we read, enjoy and discuss literature. Our book is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  Copies available at the front desk at Woods Branch.                                            


Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Free coffee while we view the award winning documentary produced by Clint Eastwood "Straight no Chaser". Celebrate the life of Thelonious Monk and hear his impact of the Jazz World.

Jazz never sounded so good in surround sound.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

In honor of Black History Month we will craft a set of coasters in the designs of the Underground Railway.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Sign Up or Review a book for Adult Winter Reading and enter to win:
Adult Prize: 1 ticket to Books on the Lake
Youth Prize: 4 tickets and be first in line to get your books signed at author Jennifer Holm's visit in March.  

Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description

Remember the good old days of Creature Feature hour and all those wacky movies? Come see them on the big screen, in surround sound, and in higher definition. King Kong vs Godzilla - 1962; Starring: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yu Fujiki. The two mightiest monsters of all time battle in the thrilling adventure classic. When an underhanded pharmaceutical company goes to a remote tropical island to steal King Kong for advertising purposes, they get more than they bargained for when the gigantic ape attacks an unsuspecting village and an enormous octopus. Meanwhile, far below the sea, a submarine crew unleashes reptilian terror when they melt a block of ice.


Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Monday, February 22, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, February 22, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Want to know what to read next? What hot new titles your favorite authors have coming out soon? What your book club will want to read in 2016? Drop in for a lively discussion about forthcoming titles and new recommendations for you, your friends and your books groups.
Location
Central Business Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn about how easy and life-transforming it can be to transition from a meat-based to a plant-based diet and how a vegan/lacto-vegetarian diet can benefit us on every level presented by Nancy Weigant and Tom Milano. Nancy, inspired by her motto "what we eat determines how we feel," will talk about essential nutrients, buying organic, stocking a pantry, care of the gut and she will demonstrate how to make green smoothies, non-dairy drinks, cashew "cheese" and a vegan desert. There will be samples of the preparations and handouts.
Location
Ewald Story Time Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time
6:45 PM
Description

Trainwreck

Cast: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader. 125 min; Rated R.

A raunchy yet heartfelt comedy from director Judd Apatow about Amy (Amy Schumer), a commitment-phobic binge drinker living in New York City, who must reevaluate her feelings about intimate relationships when a sports doctor pursues a romance with her. 

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Hectic holidays ? Need to relax? Come join us and color your problems away. It's a new fad and it's FUN. We provide the coloring books ( the designs and pictures are beautiful )and a great selection of colored pencils. You just come and enjoy yourself, meet new people and have a great time!
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Picks and Pans for the 2015 Oscar season.  Presented by Jennifer Proctor, University of Michigan professor of Journalism & Screen Studies, filmmaker and media artist.  Film clips will be shown.  
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Drawn by high-paying manufacturing jobs and inexpensive land, thousands of people from all over Europe and the U.S., including the Deep South, New England, New York and Pennsylvania, migrated to Michigan during the 19th and earlier 20th centuries. This program, aimed at researchers whose ancestral trails extend to and from Michigan, will explore these migration patterns and provide an overview of the rich and abundant genealogical resources available in print and online.  Presented by Kris Rzepczynski from the Archives of Michigan.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Sign Up or Review a book for Adult Winter Reading and enter to win:
Adult Prize: 1 ticket to Books on the Lake
Youth Prize: 4 tickets and be first in line to get your books signed at author Jennifer Holm's visit in March.  

Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Basket weaving taught by Amy Jorgensen. There will be a $4 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Angela Flournoy is the author of The Turner House, a Finalist for the National Book Award and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.  This engaging family saga is set in Detroit's East Side and has garnered rave reviews.  It was a Summer 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and a New York Times Sunday Book Review Editors' Choice. Flournoy is a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New York Times, The New Republic and The Los Angeles Times. 
The Ewald Branch will be open for this special Sunday event only, and will not be open for regular library business.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join us as we read, enjoy and discuss literature. Our book is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes 
Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

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

This is another version of crafting a flower out of book pages.  This time we will add a little color to them. Please sign up so that we have enough supplies for everyone.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
TBA
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Easter - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Monday, March 28, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, March 28, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
If you love mysteries, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline. Copies available at the front desk at the Woods Branch.
Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Tips and techniques for using Google's full capabilities for genealogy research, including Google Alerts, Books, Maps Scholar, Translation & More.  Presented by Genealogist Katherine R. Willson.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Author & Adventurer Loreen Niewenhuis will present her book, "A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk."  
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Join us for a wonderful paper rose craft and meet new friends!

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join us as we read, enjoy and discuss literature. Our book is Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum. Copies  available at the front desk at Woods Branch.
Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Friday, April 22, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description

On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature!

Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss.

Stop by the Ewald Branch 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park and receive a seedling to take home and plant (while supplies last).

Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Monday, April 25, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
TBA
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Come make a necklace out of real sea glass from your local Michigan waters.  There will be a $15.00 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Books On The Lake with authors: Lisa Scottoline, Mardi Jo Link, and Devin Scillian

Held at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.

Tickets are $40.00 and go on sale at Central Library on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 9:00am.

This event is made possible by the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation, in partnership with Wayne County Community College and The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library.

Location
Other Location
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Join Gillian Eaton, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Michigan, and a member of the Stratford Artistic Company as they explore As You Like It, the beloved comedy of surprises, disguises and cross-dressing antics.
Held at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Location
Other Location
Library
Central Library


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Reviews
The Rival Queens
Title
The Rival Queens
Author
Nancy Goldstone
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
This is a very good biography of Catherine de'Medici and her daughter, Marguerite de Valois. This was a time when princesses were forced in marriage for dynastic reasons. Both had sad marriages and both played an important part in this history of Europe. Their story is most interesting and shows the character of both subjects.  The Rival Queens
Recommendation
Yes
The Shadow Queen
Title
The Shadow Queen
Author
Rebecca Dean
Genre
Historical Fiction
Rating
Review
Rebecca Dean has penned an overview of the life of Wallis Simpson prior to her affair and marriage to Edward. It shows Wallis as an ambitious and witty woman who charmed many....especially men. The story kept me intrigued.   The Shadow Queen
Recommendation
Yes
Title
The Venus Throw
Author
Steven Saylor
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
One of the Gordianus the Finder mysteries that takes place in Senate-era Rome. I'm a former Latin student so I always enjoy how well the author brings ancient Rome to life.
Recommendation
Yes
Atonement
Title
Atonement
Author
Ian McEwan
Genre
Romance
Rating
Review
I enjoyed the first part of this book tremendously (written by Briony) the character in the book. It is rich with great acute details. The second half of the book takes on a very somber tone, and I did not enjoy it as much. Over all the book is crafted well and worth a read.
  Atonement
Recommendation
Yes
Title
The Day the World Came to Town
Author
Jim De Fede
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
This is the story of how the people of Gander, Newfoundland,
welcomed citizens from the world over who were forced to land
in their city as a result of September 11 - when the USA closed their air space. This story restores ones faith in humanity and shows the 'comfort of strangers.'
Recommendation
Yes