Grosse Pointe Public Library
Summer Reading Club

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

This is another version of crafting a flower out of book pages.  Please sign up so that we have enough supplies for everyone.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Christmas Eve - All libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Monday, December 26, 2016.
Library
All Branches

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Date
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Christmas Day - All libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Monday, December 26, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Indignation, starring Logan Lerman & Sarah Gadon, 110 minutes, Rated PG-13. Movie begins at 7:00pm.

A young Jewish atheist attends college in 1951 Ohio, where he clashes with both the school's established social order and his overbearing parents' hopes for his future. At the same time, he falls for an attractive, complicated classmate named Olivia.  Indignation made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. (Author: Jack Rodgers)

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
New Year's Eve - All Libraries Close at 5:00pm. Normal hours resume on Monday, January 2, 2017.
Library
All Branches

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Date
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
New Year's Day - All libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Monday, January 2, 2017.
Library
All Branches

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Date
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

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Date
Thursday, January 05, 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, January 10, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.

Winner of the 1933 Femina Vie Heureuse Prize, Cold Comfort Farm is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Educated, tidy, and privileged Flora Poste is a twenty year old "orphan" in 1920s London whose parents' deaths leave her short of cash. Instead of getting a job to support herself (horrors!), she decides instead to write to relatives begging for a home, choosing the family that seems most in need of her tidying up and improving their dismal lives. And so follows her laugh out loud hilarious adventures with the Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm. This novel was also made into a delightful movie. 

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 11, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Bring your laptop or tablet to this informal drop-in session.  Compare techniques and share your finds with others who are searching their family history.  Library staff will help with basic searches in Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest and other genealogy websites.
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, 110 minutes, rated PG-13. Movie begins at 7:00pm.

Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite possessing a horrible singing voice. With the help and encouragement of her husband (Hugh Grant) and a talented musician (Simon Helberg), she finds a very strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda co-star. Stephen Frears (Philomena) directed this biopic, which is based on the real-life socialite and opera singer of the same name. (Author: Daniel Gelb)

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Leslie Raymond, Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival will present the films in this year's AAFF Traveling Tour.  The Grosse Pointe Digital Tour Program includes five new experimental, animated, documentary and narrative videos including Mateusz Sadowski'sResonance (winner of the Chris Frayne Best Animated Film Award) and Ralitsa Doncheva's Baba Dana Talks to the Wolves(winner of the Eileen Maitland Award for Women's Voice). The program also features Bisonhead (Elizabeth Lo), The Mess(Peter Burr), and Fundir (Allison Cekala). 


Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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

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

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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
Thursday, February 02, 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

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

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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
The Grosse Pointe Library Foundation presents: A Night in the Stacks with Kelly Fordon, Desiree Cooper, and Terry Blackhawk. Don't miss this opportunity to meet three of Metro Detroit's brightest literary lights, while supporting the Foundation. Please visit the GPL Foundation's website for registration details.
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
Thursday, March 02, 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, March 07, 2017
Location
Central Program Room
Library
Central Library

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Reviews
Cat's Cradle
Title
Cat's Cradle
Author
Kurt Vonnegut
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
I enjoyed this humorous, apocalyptic book with a made-up religion, strange characters, and warnings of human ego and ignorance.   Cat's Cradle
Recommendation
Yes
Deadly Ruse
Title
Deadly Ruse
Author
E. Michael Helms
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Just picked this randomly and was pleasantly surprised. Good story line. Believable characters. Kate sees a former boyfriend that supposedly died years ago. Was it really him? Mac, the new boyfriend, helps her to look into this, which stirs up a giant hornet nest from the past and present. Watch your back!  Deadly Ruse
Recommendation
Yes
The Restaurant Critic's Wife
Title
The restaurant critics wife
Author
Elizabeth LaBay
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
A pregnant critic's wife has to endure all her husband's quirks when they go out to dinner where he is critiquing the restaurant.  The Restaurant Critic's Wife
Recommendation
Yes
Eleanor & Park
Title
Eleanor & Park
Author
Rainbow Rowell
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
We read this YA novel for my book club. Very sweet.  Eleanor & Park
Recommendation
Yes
Title
The Lost Tribe of Coney Island
Author
Claire Prentice
Genre
Historical Fiction
Rating
Review
The author chronicles the life of the IGORROTE tribes people as they were exhibited during the 1905 Summer season on Coney Island. It's a unique story and describes how far we have come (or have we?),
Recommendation
Yes