Grosse Pointe Public Library
Summer Reading Club

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Upcoming Events
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

Title
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

Title
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

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

New this fall, we're offering 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! 

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

Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
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

Title
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

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Genius, Starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, and Nicole Kidman, 98 minutes, rated PG-13. Movie begins at 7:00pm.

A stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and Thomas Wolfe.

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
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

Title
Date
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

New this fall, we're offering 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! 

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

Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
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

Title
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

Title
Date
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Thanksgiving Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Friday, November 25, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, November 28, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Re Jane by Patricia Park
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

New this fall, we're offering 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! 

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

Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Bath bombs are easy and fun to make and they make great gifts. Attendees will leave with at least one bath bomb and one bath bomb mold to make more at home. 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
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

This is another version of crafting a flower out of book pages.  Please sign up so that we have enough supplies for everyone.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Christmas Eve - All libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Monday, December 26, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Christmas Day - All libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Monday, December 26, 2016.
Library
All Branches

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Reviews
The Bell Jar
Title
The Bell Jar
Author
Sylvia Plath
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
Fictionalized memoir of the author's personal experience with mental illness. The descriptions are vivid and the story interesting. I was surprised that it ended on an optimistic note.  The Bell Jar
Recommendation
Yes
After You
Title
After You
Author
JoJo Moyes
Genre
Romance
Rating
Review
Sequel to "Me Before You", this one is more overtly in the romance category. Disappointing.   After You
Recommendation
No
Alice I Have Been
Title
Alice I have been
Author
Melanie Benamin
Genre
Historical Fiction
Rating
Review
A look at the life of the little girl who inspired a classic. Benjamin does a great job weaving together what we know and what might have happened.   Alice I Have Been
Recommendation
Yes
Witches Protection Program
Title
Witches Protection Program
Author
Michael Phillip Cash
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Wes goofs up and a prisoner escapes. Especially not good since his boss is his dad. Wes is reassigned to the Witches Protection Team. Not that he believes in witches - it takes about two days to change his mind. Anyway, a bad witch wants to take over the world, and Wes helps to save "mankind" as we know it. There are bad witches you will love to hate, and one wannabe witch that should weigh about 300 pounds!  Witches Protection Program
Recommendation
Yes
The Food Lover's Cleanse
Title
The Food Lover's Cleanse
Author
Sara Dickerman
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to cleanse. Easy to follow the how to's. Good advice.   The Food Lover's Cleanse
Recommendation
Yes