Grosse Pointe Public Library
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Upcoming Events
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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Instructor Diane Spratt will demonstrate how to craft a beautiful sea glass bracelet.  There will be a $15 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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 13, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Land Grab, a documentary about the commercial urban tree farming project on Detroit's eastside will be shown. Mike Score, President of Hantz Woodlands, will present the film.  There will be Q & A after the film (75 min.)

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Learn about garlic: the difference between soft and hard-neck, what type does best in Michigan, how and when to plant, what type of soil, how to feed it, all about garlic-scapes and new garlic, when to harvest garlic, how to cure, storage tips. Explore the many uses for garlic in the kitchen. Why garlic is so good for us and how to make sure we maximize that goodness. There will be garlic for purchase for those who want to try some in their own garden.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Crafty adults can get in an autumn groove by creating an Autumn Leaves Mason Jar Candle Holder. Registration is required.  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
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join us as we read, enjoy and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is Them by Nathan McCall.
Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description

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
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
7:30 PM
Description
M.L. Liebler, Gloria Whelan and Desiree Cooper will read from their work in this new collection of Michigan stories from Wayne State University Press.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Reviews
The Witches: Salem, 1692
Title
The witches: Salem, 1692
Author
Stacy Schiff
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
The author gives the reader an in depth report on the complete history of the Salem witch phenomenon. If you think you know the story you will be surprised to learn more.  The Witches: Salem, 1692
Recommendation
Yes
Food rules
Title
Food Rules
Author
Michael Pollan
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
This was a quick read. Simple, straightforward tips on how to eat better food. While most of the information was not new to me it was still good to review and enhance what I already know.  Food rules
Recommendation
Yes
Title
Proof
Author
Dick Francis
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
As always, Francis sets the story among the horse racing crowd in England. This time, a tragic accident occurs at a lawn party hosted by a trainer. The story focuses, however, on fraud in the bottling and distribution of fine wines and liquors; the title comes from the nomenclature involved in declaring percent alcohol in spirits. The action focuses on the activity of the wine merchant who catered the party and who tries to track down the source of mis-labeled beverages, as a homicide and other crimes occur. The reader gets a real education in details of the manufacturer of wine and certain spirits.
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
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Title
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Author
Mark Twain
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Mark Twain's depiction of boyhood is classic.   The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Recommendation
Yes