Grosse Pointe Public Library
Summer Reading Club

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Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017
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12:00 AM
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Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Independence Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
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Sunday, July 09, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
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Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
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Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, 128 minutes, rated PG-13.

Movie begins at 6:30pm.

Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year - it's a cinematic treasure for the ages that you'll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. (source: Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.)


Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

If you enjoy mystery and true crime, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie.

In Agatha Christie's first mystery, Hercule Poirot is called to an English estate after its heiress is murdered.

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

Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Patrons make their own fresh flower bouquet and get pointers about cutting, arranging, and prolonging the life of cut flowers. Presented by Nancy Weigandt from Detroit Abloom

$15 material fee to be paid at start of program.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Date
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
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Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, 97 minutes, rated PG-13.

Movie begins at 7pm.

Join us for a 30th anniversary viewing of this summer classic!

An innocent teen crushes on a slick, handsome dance instructor at a 1960s upscale Catskills resort. The soundtrack yielded the Oscar-Winning Best Song of 1987, "(I've Had the) Time of My Life."

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
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Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
6:45 PM
Description

Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, 116 minutes, rated PG, 1985.

Movie begins at 6:45pm.

A high schooler is accidentally transported in a time machine back to the 1950s, where he inadvertently interferes with his future parents' budding romance. Now the boy must figure out how to set things right, or risk changing the future.  Features the music of Huey Lewis and the News. (source: Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.)

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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Date
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Date
Monday, September 04, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Labor Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
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Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction.

Note: this group now meets at the Ewald Branch.

Location
Ewald Story Time Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Date
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

$30 Online, Limited Tickets Sold at the Door

Enjoy an evening of live blues featuring The Paul Carey Group surrounded by the stunning modern art and architecture of the Central Library.

Open bar and light food provided.

Location
Central Main Public Area
Library
Central Library

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Reviews
Title
Golden Rain
Author
Douglas Clark
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
The title refers to a nickname for the laburnum tree or bush, the seeds and other parts of which are extremely poisonous. The death of a headmistress at an English school for girls is due to her ingesting such seeds. At first ruled an accident, further investigation reveals foul play. Very slow-paced, as the four detectives debate quirks in English law such as the prerogatives of a coroner.
Recommendation
Yes
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
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
Always Hungry?
Title
Always Hungry?
Author
David Ludwig
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
Helped me understand why I'm always hungry and gave good tips for healthy lifestyle.  Always Hungry?
Recommendation
Yes
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Title
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author
Garth Stein
Rating
Review
This book has a few thoughtful, clever moments, and perceptions on life. Especially loved the advice about how to be a good listener. "Don't steal other people's stories." Wuff!! The parities between racing and life are clever but trying at times. Then the book derails midway and kinda lost my interest.   The Art of Racing in the Rain
Recommendation
No
Night
Title
Night
Author
Elie Wiesel
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
Wiesel's personal memoir of his experience in a Nazi concentration camp is a quick read but nonetheless detailed depiction of the life of a Jew (or anyone disliked by the government) during WWII.   Night
Recommendation
Yes