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Date
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 11, 2016.
Library
All Branches

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Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
6:45 PM
Description

Jaws; Rated PG; 1975; 124 minutes. Starring Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw.

A man-eating shark causes havoc off the Long Island coast and three men join together to hunt and destroy it.

Join us as we watch a summer classic!

Movie begins at 6:45pm.

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Tired of gardening, mowing, heat?

Need to relax? Come join us and color your problems away. We provide the coloring books (the designs and pictures are beautiful) and a great selection of colored pencils. Come over and cool off, meet new people and have a great time.

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 11, 2016.
Library
All Branches

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Date
Monday, September 05, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Labor Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
Library
All Branches

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Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Instructor Diane Spratt will demonstrate how to craft a beautiful sea glass bracelet.  There will be a $15 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses by Paula McLain.

Acclaimed writer McLain (The Paris Wife) spent her childhood in the foster care system, shuffled from house to house to live among strangers, along with her two older sisters in 1970s California. Her stoic resilience in a life of fear, confusion, and sadness shines through in this memoir. 

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

Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Land Grab, a documentary about the commercial urban tree farming project on Detroit's eastside will be shown. Mike Score, President of Hantz Woodlands, will present the film.  There will be Q & A after the film (75 min.)

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

If you enjoy mysteries and true crime, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is In His Sights: One Woman's Stalking Nightmare by Kate Brennan.

The story of a woman's relationship with her obsessive ex-lover describes her efforts to end her affair with a charismatic businessman after discovering his infidelity, and her terror at becoming a target of the man's stalking behaviors.

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

Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Make crepe paper brown-eyed Susan and decorate your own autumn wreath.

$5.00 materials fee to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.  Books will be available at the Woods Branch circulation desk in August.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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

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 (Emilia Clarke) is hired to act as a caregiver for Will (Sam Claflin), 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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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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

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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

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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

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Reviews
The Girl On the Train
Title
The Girl On the Train
Author
Hawkins
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
A Rear Window wanta be. Gone Girl, gone too far. Too many drinks and too many rotten characters with little to care about. This book had a few moments of suspense but once you figure out "who done it," it's pretty much over. Hatted the ending.   The Girl On the Train
Recommendation
No
Naughty in Nice
Title
Naughty in Nice
Author
Rhys Bowen
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
The fourth of the "Royal Spyness" mysteries featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch. I enjoy these a lot; the mysteries are always easy to figure out, but the enjoyment is in the characters. Plenty of hijinks ensue.  Naughty in Nice
Recommendation
Yes
The Rosie Project
Title
The Rosie Project
Author
Graeme Simsion
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Read for my book club. Like any romantic comedy, the ending was obvious but getting there was fun. Found out in the author's notes at the end that he wrote it as a screenplay first, and now it all makes sense.  The Rosie Project
Recommendation
Yes
Title
The Lost Tribe of Coney Island
Author
Claire Prentice
Genre
Historical Fiction
Rating
Review
The author chronicles the life of the IGORROTE tribes people as they were exhibited during the 1905 Summer season on Coney Island. It's a unique story and describes how far we have come (or have we?),
Recommendation
Yes
The Martian
Title
The Martian
Author
Andy Weir
Genre
Science Fiction
Rating
Review
I am not positive of the genre - the premise is an astronaut accidentally left behind on Mars trying to survive. This is not a book I would have expected to enjoy, but I loved it, it was hard to put down. The character's sense of humor really saves the book from being too dry.  The Martian
Recommendation
Yes