Grosse Pointe Public Library
Summer Reading Club

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Upcoming Events
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
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description

Join us for an exclusive book talk with hall of fame writer Tom Gage as he recounts the living history of the Tigers. Come learn more about Ty Cobb, Kirk Gibson, Justin Verlander and much more straight from the Detroit News beat reporter.

This is an exclusive event that is not to be missed, all ages welcome.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald 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
The Grosse Pointe Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with rare Michigan appearance by bestselling author, Christopher Moore! 

We are proud to partner with The War Memorial to present this special event. There will be a cash bar available in the Ballroom before the event, and during Mr. Moore's book signing after his presentation. Book Beat will be providing books for sale at the event. 

Registration is required for admittance.

 

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

Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, 133 minutes, rated PG-13. Movie begins at 6:30pm. Adaptation of the Pulitzer-Prize winning play about a garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Based on the play by August Wilson. (source: Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.)

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 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

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
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 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 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

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

Title
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

Title
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

Title
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

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

Title
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

Title
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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
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, Francis 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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Reviews
Pacific Crucible
Title
Pacific Crucible War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Author
Ian Toll
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
Before WW11, the United States believed the Japanese products were inferior and their pilots were incapable of proficiency. This book shows how and why this was not true. It begins with the background of the navies and ends at the battle of Midway, where air-power and the cryptanalysts are given credit for the victory.This book is very interesting and I recommend it highly.  Pacific Crucible
Recommendation
Yes
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
Title
Metallurgy
Author
B. J. Moniz
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
A comprehensive overview of the discipline.
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
Bathroom Ideas that Work
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