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Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

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Date
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Photographer Bryan Mitchell spent 18 days as Artist in Residency, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Lakeshore.  Join us as he shares his experiences and stunning photographs of this natural wonder.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Date
Thursday, May 04, 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

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Date
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Time
11:30 AM
Description

Presented by Grosse Pointe Public Library

Books On The Lake with authors: Adriana Trigiani, Amor Towles, and Cynthia Tennent

Held at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.

Tickets are $40.00 and Purchase online or at Central Library on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00am - 12:00pm.

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.

Library
All Branches

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Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

You are invited to make an 18" easy tissue paper flower. $3.00 materials fee to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons.

Horror master Stephen King put this on his list of best horror novels of all time. Unlike your typical haunted house story, this house is a newly-built house, not an ancient castle or creepy Victorian mansion. Nothing but tragedy touches the lives of the three different families who occupy the new house next door to Colquitt and Walter Kennedy and, as the horrors escalate, they decide to take matters into their own hands. This is Siddons' only horror novel; she is best known for her genteel Southern fiction.

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





Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Explore the lead up to and the uprising of 1967.  Understanding what led to the uprising is imperative to understand the unrest 50 years ago.  Presented by William Winkel of the Detroit Historical Society.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Date
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Author Maureen Dunphy will present her book, Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventures.  Dunphy explored over 30 of the Great Lakes Basin islands accessible by bridge or ferry and introduces more than 50 additional islands.  Information about getting to each featured island, what to expect when you get there, the island's history, and what natural and historical sites and cultural attractions are available to visitors.  A 2017 Michigan Notable Book!
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Date
Monday, May 22, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

If you love mysteries and true crime, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry, the first book in her long-running Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery series.

Careless of both murder and manners, Charlotte Ellison and her sister, two determinedly unconventional young women, ignore Victorian mores and actively join the police investigation, led by young Inspector Thomas Pitt, into the murder of a servant girl. A riveting and fascinating portrait of Victorian London.

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


Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Celebrate spring with the fresh crop of books from the Wayne State University Press! A panel of local authors, including Laura Thomas and Keith Taylor, will be on hand to read from their new publications and sign copies. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is recommended. 

This event is sponsored by the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation, as part of the ongoing Write On Pointe programming series.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Date
Monday, May 29, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Memorial Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
Library
All Branches

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Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Once you learn how to make these sweet blossoms you can use them as guest gifts for bridal showers or weddings, to decorate a gift or  you can make a bouquet of them as a special treat for a chocolate lover you know.

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

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

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Date
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

Library
All Branches

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Date
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

Library
All Branches

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Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones, 133 minutes, PG-13.

Movie begins at 6:30pm.

A band of rebels plot to steal the Death Star's blueprints. (source: Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.)

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Friday, June 23, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

$30 Online Only, No Tickets Sold at the Door

Welcome Grosse Pointe's own Frances Stroh to celebrate the paperback debut of Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss. In her book, Frances reveals the complexities of her childhood and coming of age as a member of Detroit's Stroh's Beer family, once in possession of the largest private beer fortune in America.

Wine, beer, soda and light food will be provided.

Location
Central Main Public Area
Library
Central Library

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Date
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

Library
All Branches

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Date
Sunday, July 02, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

Library
All Branches

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Date
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Independence Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
Library
All Branches

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Date
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

Library
All Branches

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Date
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

Library
All Branches

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Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

Library
All Branches

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Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

If you enjoy mystery and true crime, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie.

In Agatha Christie's first mystery, Hercule Poirot is called to an English estate after its heiress is murdered.

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

Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

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Reviews
Corrupted
Title
Corrupted
Author
Lisa Scottoline
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Lawyer takes on a case of a 12 year old and it follows through till he becomes an adult an is accused of murder.  Corrupted
Recommendation
Yes
Ghostly
Title
Ghostly
Author
Audrey Niffenegger
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
This is just an anthology of ghost stories with only one being actually by the author. Pass.   Ghostly
Recommendation
No
Christmas Is Murder
Title
Christmas is Murder
Author
Carolyn Arnold
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Sean and Sara are billionaires. They call each other pet names throughout. They drink too much - but just socially. They are adults but Sara is continually giggling and Sean needs to be a lot more manly. For both being former cops, they don't exude the confidence one would expect. Add to the above a cheesy plot...
But silly me, I read the whole thing - must be the train wreck effect.  Christmas Is Murder
Recommendation
No
Night
Title
Night
Author
Elie Wiesel
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
Wiesel's personal memoir of his experience in a Nazi concentration camp is a quick read but nonetheless detailed depiction of the life of a Jew (or anyone disliked by the government) during WWII.   Night
Recommendation
Yes
The Martian
Title
The Martian
Author
Andy Weir
Genre
Science Fiction
Rating
Review
This book was excellent. It is his freshman novel. I loved the science part of it and the relative reality part. It could really happen. We discussed this as part of our book group, it leads to a lot of discussion on how you could handle a survival story like this. It brings out a great conversation on how resourceful one can be without anything and the slim hope of survival.  The Martian
Recommendation
Yes