Grosse Pointe Public Library
Summer Reading Club

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

If you love mysteries and true crimejoin us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. 7pm-8pm in the Woods Branch Storytime Room.

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue.

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, January 25, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

A fun Valentine wreath for all of our craft-loving adults to take home and display.

There will be a $2 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Choosing a preschool can be a daunting task, and the Grosse Pointe Public Library is here to help! Stop by the fair to chat with representatives from preschools in the Grosse Pointes and surrounding areas.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Presented by the Grosse Pointe Public Library

 

Dr. Alan Phipps Darr, Senior Curator of the European Art Department at the DIA, will discuss "The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals" featured at the Detroit Institute of Art through April 16, 2017.

 

"The Edible Monument" includes about 140 prints, rare books and serving manuals from the Getty Research Institute collection and private collections. The artworks illustrate in lush detail the delectable monuments and sculptures made of food that were an integral part of street festivals as well as court and civic banquets in Europe in the 16th to 19th centuries. The exhibition has been organized by the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles and curated for the DIA by Dr. Darr.

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is The Lady in the Tower: The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir.

The tempestuous love affair between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn scandalized Christendom and altered forever the religious landscape of England. Acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir draws on myriad sources from the Tudor era to examine, in unprecedented depth, the gripping, dark, and chilling story of Anne Boleyn's final days.

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, February 15, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Join us for this fun paper flower craft. Make something special for someone you love or for yourself!

 

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description

Our neighbor is a great resource for genealogy researchers.  Mount Clemens Public Library offers an extensive genealogy collection with over 3,000 print volumes, more than 5,000 reels of microfilm, popular subscription databases and locally produced databases indexing Macomb County and Mount Clemens records. It concentrates on Macomb County genealogy and local history, but is strong in neighboring Michigan counties and areas in the historical migratory path to Michigan, including New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario, Canada. In addition to the collection, MCPL sponsors the Macomb County Genealogy Group which has met year-round since its beginning. in 1973.  Presented by Lisa Eschenburg of MCPL.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Friday, February 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Detroit Writers in the Stacks

$30 Online, Limited Tickets Sold at the Door

Enjoy a very special evening with Wayne State Press authors Desiree Cooper, Terry Blackhawk, and Kelly Fordon.

Featuring a wine and chocolate reception, followed by readings, and a question and answer session.

Location
Central Main Public Area
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Deepwater Horizon, Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich, 97 minutes, rated PG-13. Movie begins at 7:00pm.

Lone Survivor director Peter Berg helmed this docudrama about the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The film depicts the challenges that Mike Williams and the rest of the rig's crew faced as they fought for survival. (Author: Daniel Gelb)

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description
James Gilmore, Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies at the University of Michigan Dearborn, will present his picks and pans for this year's Academy Award nominees.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
A presentation by Tom Milano and Nancy Weigandt from Detroit Abloom on how to grow and care for dahlias. Besides a power point presentation and hand-outs providing information about care and planting, there will be a choice of viable tubers with suitable containers and growing medium. Participants will leave the workshop with one potted tuber which will grow large enough for planting in early to mid-May.   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
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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

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
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
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 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
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
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
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

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
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 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

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Title
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Author
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Genre
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Rating
Review
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Rating
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Rating
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Recommendation
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