Grosse Pointe Public Library
Summer Reading Club

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Star Wars--The Force Awakens; starring Andy Serkis, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill. 136 minutes, Rated PG-13. Movie starts at 6:30pm.

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
Movie and time 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 Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell. Copies will be available at the front desk at the Woods Branch in July.


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

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 03, 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, August 07, 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 09, 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
Friday, August 12, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Stay Fit with Nick- a fitness event with Nick Di Cresce

Exercise Fun! Jump Rope! Bring your mat.


Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, August 14, 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 16, 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, August 17, 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, August 21, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 11, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Sunday, August 28, 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 30, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 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, September 04, 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, September 05, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Labor Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses by Paula McLain.

Acclaimed writer McLain (The Paris Wife) spent her childhood in the foster care system, shuffled from house to house to live among strangers, along with her two older sisters in 1970s California. Her stoic resilience in a life of fear, confusion, and sadness shines through in this memoir. 

Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

If you enjoy mysteries and true crime, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is In His Sights: One Woman's Stalking Nightmare by Kate Brennan.

The story of a woman's relationship with her obsessive ex-lover describes her efforts to end her affair with a charismatic businessman after discovering his infidelity, and her terror at becoming a target of the man's stalking behaviors.

Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Make crepe paper brown-eyed Susan and decorate your own autumn wreath.

$5.00 materials fee to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Reviews
Title
The Day the World Came to Town
Author
Jim De Fede
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
This is the story of how the people of Gander, Newfoundland,
welcomed citizens from the world over who were forced to land
in their city as a result of September 11 - when the USA closed their air space. This story restores ones faith in humanity and shows the 'comfort of strangers.'
Recommendation
Yes
Die a Little
Title
Die a Little
Author
Megan Abbott
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Who doesn't like a murder mystery from the 50's. Captured that time period so well and was entertaining.  Die a Little
Recommendation
Yes
Title
The Deer Leap
Author
Martha Grimes
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
As always in the series involving the Richard Jury character, Grimes titles the book after an imaginary pub, this one in a small English town. There is an unusual spate of deaths to both pets and humans there, and Jury of Scotland Yard gets involved out of his jurisdiction because his friend finds one of the bodies. As always, Jury's civilian friends help out with the investigation.
Recommendation
Yes
Dukes Prefer Blondes
Title
Dukes Prefer Blondes
Author
Loretta Chase
Genre
Romance
Rating
Review
Fun, witty and mostly fast moving. Raven is extremely intelligent, a great barrister and really annoying. Lady Clara is beautiful and a proper lady. She is also very smart, but since she is a girl it does not matter. Raven sees that she suffocating in "properness" and decides against all reason to help her. They have logical arguments and are a perfect match. But beware, you might be "talked to death"...   Dukes Prefer Blondes
Recommendation
Yes
All the Stars in the Heavens
Title
All the Stars in the Heavens
Author
Adriana Trigiani
Genre
Romance
Rating
Review
The movie business is booming in 1935 when twenty-one-year-old Loretta Young meets thirty-four-year old Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. Though he's already married, Gable falls for the stunning and vivacious young actress, and she returns his feelings.  All the Stars in the Heavens
Recommendation
Yes