Grosse Pointe Public Library
Summer Reading Club

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

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.

You just come and enjoy yourself, meet new people and have a great time!

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Craft whimsical crepe paper flowers by hand. All necessary equipment will be supplied. 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, March 09, 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

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

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.

You just come and enjoy yourself, meet new people and have a great time!

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Grosse Pointe Public Library and the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation are proud to support our local writing talent with our Write On Pointe events. The Write On Pointe: Local Authors Fair is a marketing and networking showcase for published authors from the Pointes and surrounding communities. We welcome authors of all genres of fiction and non-fiction, for readers of all ages. 

Applications for participation are available at all three branches, and on our website. The application deadline is Thursday, February 16th. Please contact Danis Houser at dhouser@gp.lib.mi.us  for more information.

Location
Central Main Public Area
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description


Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin.

England 1875. Sisi, a beautiful empress, Captain Bay Middleton, a handsome horseman, and Charlotte, a bluestocking heiress, form a passionate love triangle. Based on a true story.

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


 




Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Genealogist Katherine R. Willson returns to Grosse Pointe.  Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities.  With the formation of many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, Facebook is breaking down brick walls that have blocked researchers for years - often within 24 hours of posting a query!  This presentation introduces members to Facebook as a genealogy tool and will guide the participants through the creation of an account (while maintaining privacy), joining groups, managing notifications, and efficiently utilizing Facebook for specific genealogical needs. 
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

We all love our flower gardens and want to make our beautiful blooms last. But there are always questions: What flowers are easy to grow? What varieties grow best? How much space is needed?

Nancy Weigandt from Detroit Abloom will guide us. She'll include tips on pest management, how to care for your flowers both as they grow and most importantly, once you harvest them, how to give them a long vase life!

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

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.

You just come and enjoy yourself, meet new people and have a great time!

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
6:45 PM
Description

Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker, 116 minutes, rated PG-13. Movie begins at 6:45pm.

Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecraft plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist (Amy Adams) and a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity. Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg co-star. (Author: Violet LeVoit)

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Patricia Abbott, author of new thriller Shot in Detroit, and Concrete Angel , as well as numerous short stories will discuss her writing. She is the winner of the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Award for one of her short stories. 
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

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.

You just come and enjoy yourself, meet new people and have a great time!

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

If you love mysteries and true crime, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial by Maggie Nelson.


From 1967-69, young women in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area disappeared and were later found murdered. Nelson's aunt was one victim and, at first, it was thought she was yet another victim of the so-called Michigan Murders. Nelson, a poet, recounts the impact the murder had on her family and her life growing up, and her own interest in the case. Coincidentally, while working on a poetry book as a tribute to her aunt, a break in the case finally brought closure for the family.

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

Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

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.

You just come and enjoy yourself, meet new people and have a great time!

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Venturing Into Genetic Genealogy with Jim Sims
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 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

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

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.

You just come and enjoy yourself, meet new people and have a great time!

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School by Scott Turow.

The first year of law school is an intellectual and emotional ordeal so grueling that it ensures only the fittest survive. Now Scott Turow takes you inside the oldest and most prestigious law school in the country when he becomes a "One L," as entering students are known at Harvard Law School. In a book that became a national bestseller, a law school primer, and a classic autobiography, he brings to life the fascinating, shocking reality of that first year. (Source: Goodreads)

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

Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Create realistic-looking rose out of crepe paper! 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
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Celebrate National Library Week with a visit from bestselling author Christopher Moore! This event will be held at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Registration and ticket information will be available in late-February 2017.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Easter - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Monday, April 17, 2017.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

$30 Online, Limited Tickets Sold at the Door

Come hear about Amy's personal journey about moving to Detroit and making a home in the West Village. Ron Fournier, columnist for The Atlantic states, "Detroit Hustle is much more than a book about the restoration of house [.] It's America's story. Amy Haimerl's memoir is as gritty and gripping as Detroit itself."

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


Location
Central Main Public Area
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 24, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Program will be held at the Grosse Pointe South High School auditorium, 11 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms.
Library
All Branches

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

Title
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

Title
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 go on sale at Central Library and online on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00am.

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.

Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
7:00 AM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is The House Next Door by Ann 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 usually writes 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

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

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

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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

Title
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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Title
Bathroom Ideas that Work
Author
Scott Gibson
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
Planning a bathroom remodel and I found the kitchen version of this book imminently useful when planning a kitchen renovation. It covers layout, finishes, and renovation issues and has lots of photos for ideas.  Bathroom Ideas that Work
Recommendation
Yes
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Title
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Author
Jackie Copleton
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
A reflection back to the bombing at Pearl Harbor and a mother losing her daughter and grandson. Years after the grandson is still alive and comes back to see his grandmother.  A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Recommendation
Yes
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Title
The Arrivals
Author
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Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
An "empty nest" couple finds their home filled to the brim with returning grown children with grandchildren in tow. Realistic, enjoyable read with interesting characters.  The Arrivals
Recommendation
Yes
Title
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Author
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Genre
Other
Rating
Review
Memoir of a woman forced to grow up very quickly to care for herself and her sisters because her mother is quickly losing control of her life. Amazing story told without lots of ego or embellishing.
Recommendation
Yes
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Title
Stone Mattress
Author
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Genre
Science Fiction
Rating
Review
Atwood is a smart interesting author. I've enjoyed her other books and this was no exception. VERY unique tales about women with great observations of aging and relationships. Reading Cat's Eye now.  Stone Mattress
Recommendation
Yes