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Date
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Time
7:00 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.

Library
All Branches

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Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Our fan-favorite, Michigan author from Books on the Lake 2015 is coming back to the Grosse Pointe Public Library! Wade Rouse, the award-winning author of four memoirs, has turned his talented attention to fiction.  His debut novel, The Charm Bracelet, published under the pen-name "Viola Shipman" to honor his late grandmother, was released on March 22nd, to critical acclaim and robust sales. Wade returns to the Pointes on May 10th to discuss this delightful novel with us. 

The Charm Bracelet explores the lives of three generations of women through the stories behind the charms they add to a family heirloom bracelet. The book is a tribute to the remarkable love and hidden sacrifices that hold families together. The novel's themes of familial love and cherished traditions are a perfect fit for extended Mothers' Day celebrations. Treat your mother, grandmother, or daughter to the opportunity to meet a rising-star author and have her copy of the book autographed! Copies of the book will be available for sale, and light refreshments will be served. 

Registration for this event begins Tuesday, April 19th, at our branches and online through our Event Calendar.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
What's new on the riverfront?  Bridge to bridge, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is transforming the riverfront into a beautiful, exciting, safe, accessible world-class gathering place for all.  Presented by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Please bring photocopies of pictures you wish to use of people, pets or anything you would like to decorate the 4 inch pot that will be provided for you. Flowers not included.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join us as we read, enjoy, and discuss literature. Our book is The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. 
Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Local Author Toni Gibson will present her book and fascinating family story.  Her father John Michnovicz was recruited for his engineering aptitude and sent to Los Alamos as part of the Army's Special Engineering Detachment, only to have his crack photography skills discovered and put to use. Discover the true story of life at the legendary Los Alamos. Photographs will be shown, including well-known portraits as well as scenes from daily life.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Legends and history of Belle Isle told with shadow puppets.  Discover puppetry as an art form for adults in this unique, magical tale created by artist, musician and librarian Mary Alice.  Presented by Mary Alice's Menagerie.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 19, 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
Monday, May 23, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Garden for the Blind by Kelly Fordon
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Basket weaving taught by Amy Jorgensen. 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
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Come see Clint Eastwood's master production and witness the career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.



Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Rhonda Linton- Advanced Master Gardener, Master Composter will be here to tell us how transform our outdoor space and discover the pleasure of container gardening. Learn how to create incredible container gardens using annuals, vegetables or a combination of both to beautify your outdoor space.  The possibilities are infinite! Wes Mator, owner of Labadies Patio Furniture and Accessories from Trenton, will discuss the newest trends and design innovations in upscale, quality patio furniture. Be the lucky winner of a prize!

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 30, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Memorial Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
If you love mysteries, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. Copies available at the front desk at the Woods Branch.
Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Create a beautiful, painted glass, wine bottle bird feeder.
Space is limited, registration required.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Did you know that without barley we would not have whiskey, vodka or gin? Come and hear this exciting lecture, courtesy of Rhonda Linton- Advanced Master Gardener, Master Composter, on the plants that create the world's greatest drinks, based on the New York Times Best Seller by Amy Stewart. A representative from Two James Distillery will present cocktail recipes for some amazing drinks that you can use for summer entertaining. Two James Distillery opened on Michigan Ave. in Detroit in 2013, marking the first time that liquor is being produced, legally, inside of Detroit's borders since prohibition. You will have a chance to win a bottle of Two James Detroit distilled liquor as a door prize.




Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

David Maraniss will be speaking about his recent book Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Auditorium.

Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Sunday, June 19, 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, June 21, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The flute has played an important role in so many cultures. Flutist, Barbara Siesel, offers a pallet of music from China, Ireland, France, Germany, America, Japan, and Italy. This concert includes music from the baroque to the contemporary as well as Barbara's thoughts and commentary on the selections. This is a wonderful and peaceful way to spend and evening.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 11, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, July 03, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 11, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, July 04, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Independence Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn basic ballroom dancing with instructor Dwight Williams.
Course runs 7 weeks.   Registration is required, in couples.
There will be a $25 course fee to be paid at the start of program. 
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Survival Skills- fitness event with Nick Di Cresce

Wild edibles, fire-starting with out matches, survival knots, and archery. For ages 18 and older. 






Location
Other Location
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 11, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn basic ballroom dancing with instructor Dwight Williams.
Course runs 7 weeks.   Registration is required, in couples.
There will be a $25 course fee to be paid at the start of program. 
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 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

Title
Date
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 11, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
TBA
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn basic ballroom dancing with instructor Dwight Williams.
Course runs 7 weeks.   Registration is required, in couples.
There will be a $25 course fee to be paid at the start of program. 
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 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

Title
Date
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 11, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn basic ballroom dancing with instructor Dwight Williams.
Course runs 7 weeks.   Registration is required, in couples.
There will be a $25 course fee to be paid at the start of program. 
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
If you love mysteries, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is TBA. Copies available at the front desk at the Woods Branch.
Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Create a flower bouquet with Nancy Wiegandt of Grosse Pointe Grows and Detroit Abloom.
Space is limited.   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
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 11, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn basic ballroom dancing with instructor Dwight Williams.
Course runs 7 weeks.   Registration is required, in couples.
There will be a $25 course fee to be paid at the start of program. 
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Reviews
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Title
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Author
Mark Twain
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Mark Twain's depiction of boyhood is classic.   The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Recommendation
Yes
Title
Timebound
Author
Rysa Walker
Genre
Science Fiction
Rating
Review
This book is a little confusing because of time jumping people but the overall story is good. Leaves you hanging at the end.
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
Title
On Truth
Author
Harry Frankfort
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
Frankfort's philosophical book is both concise and thorough. Truth is necessary as a basis for society and yet is fungible; being an average of the beliefs in the particular room you happen to be in.   On Truth
Recommendation
Yes
The Target
Title
The Target
Author
David Baldacci
Genre
Adventure
Rating
Review
A thriller involving political motivations, CIA, FBI, Secret Service, Witness Protection, incarceration and death row, North Korea, et al.
An excellent audio book and good read.  The Target
Recommendation
Yes