Grosse Pointe Public Library
Summer Reading Club

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Title
Date
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description

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

Library
All Branches

Title
Date
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

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

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

Library
All Branches

Title
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.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Note: this group now meets at the Ewald Branch.

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis. Thoroughly entertaining, in a delightfully snarky way, Ellis (a native Southerner now living in New York City) conjures up short story gems about the different role of housewives in the modern world. From a battle over a co-op common area to an introductory entrée into an established book club, Ellis writes with a vivid and razor sharp tongue.

Limited copies of the book are available at the Checkout Desk at the Ewald branch.

 





Location
Ewald Story Time Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Located in Sanford, Michigan, Ben Cohen from Small House Farm, is a practicing herbalist and hosts workshops throughout the state teaching about the many benefits of locally grown and wild harvested plants. All of you who have enjoyed the Grosse Pointe Grows Seed Library will not want to miss this program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Metro Detroiters' home movie footage provides the heart of 12th and Clairmount, a documentary looking back at the cause, duration, and aftermath of the 1967 Detroit riot/rebellion.  Those five days in July were among the most pivotal - and divisive - in the city's history, with the turmoil leaving 43 dead.  While the impending 50th anniversary of the summer of '67 was the impetus for the film, the found footage in 12th and Clairmount captures a wide spectrum of Detroit life.

6:30 p.m. Cash Bar, Film 7 p.m.

Hosted by The War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms





Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

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

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
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

This is not about canning or pickling. We will look a fast and easy ways to store an abundance of tomatoes, peppers, garlic, greens, and culinary herbs that can then be used all winter. This program will discuss different ways to use an abundance of veggies and herbs.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 25, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description




If you love mysteries and true crime, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood.

The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher solves theft in 1920s London High Season society, and sets her clever courage to poisoning in Melbourne Australia. She - of green eyes, diamant garters and outstanding outfits - is embroiled in abortion, death, drugs, and communist cabbies. (source: Goodreads)

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




Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Learn Extreme Pumpkin Craving with Tom Nardone. This is pumpkin carving at its wildest! Where strange pumpkins, pumpkin patterns, and alternative pumpkin carving techniques are demonstrated for you before you carve your own. 

Adults and older children are welcome. Carving workshop requires use of carving tools.  Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard.

Millard, an author who has distinguished herself with previous works on Theodore Roosevelt's ill-fated Amazon journey and James A. Garfield's doomed presidency, focuses her newest work on Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of England. From his upper class upbringing to his quest for distinction, this is a jolly good read.

Limited copies of the book are available at the Checkout Desk at the Ewald branch.

Note: this group now meets at the Ewald Branch.

Location
Ewald Story Time Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us for an evening with hall of fame sports writer Tom Gage as he recounts the living history of the Tigers. Come learn more about Ty Cobb, Kirk Gibson, Justin Verlander and much more straight from the Detroit News beat reporter.  If you missed him at Ewald in the spring, or want to come back for more, it promises to be a great evening.  Tiger fans of all ages are welcome.





Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Basket weaving artist Amy Jorgensen of Woven Treasures will instruct how to craft this seasonal decorative piece.  $15.00 materials fee to be paid at the start of program.

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description

Save the date! The Library's 3rd Annual Authors to The Pointe luncheon moves to the beautiful Ballroom of The War Memorial this year. Bestselling authors Jamie Ford (The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Songs of Willow Frost), and Jennifer Donnelly (A Northern Light, The Waterfire Saga, The Tea Rose series), along with rising literary star, and local author, Karen Dionne (The Marsh King's Daughter) will be joining us to discuss their books. Tickets are $30 per person and go on sale on Monday, September 18th at our Central Branch only. 

Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

We will be re-purposing old books into a little planter!

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, October 18, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description

Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 23, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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

Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction. Our book is The Girls by Emma Cline.

A riveting and lyrical coming-of-age novel inspired by the girls of the Manson cult and the summer of 1969; a beautifully written debut by a writer to watch.

Note: this group now meets at the Ewald Branch.                         

Location
Ewald Story Time Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Join us for this fun mason jar craft and carry moonbeams home in a jar!

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
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description


Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

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Reviews
Kidnapped
Title
Kidnapped
Author
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre
Adventure
Rating
Review
A classic by the author of "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped" details the adventure of David Balfour, a boy living during the Jacobite rebellion in Britain, who is kidnapped so as to deny him his inheritance. Luckily, David manages to escape with the help of Jacobite rebel Alan Breck, and the two start an adventure together to get him back to England. Very entertaining.  Kidnapped
Recommendation
Yes
The Good Spy
Title
the good spy: the life and death of robert ames
Author
Kai Bird
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
The story of Robert Ames who worked for the CIA in the Middle East. A detailed account of the harrowing life led by one of the CIA's leading spies. I was surprised at how much detail the CIA permitted to be released to the author.  The Good Spy
Recommendation
Yes
Deadly Catch
Title
Deadly Catch
Author
E. Michael Helms
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Mac is a retired Marine, he served for 24 years and has seen many bad things. Mac goes fishing and hooks a big one. Only this fish has human legs. The scene is a bit gruesome, but you find yourself liking Mac by his reactions to this find. Getting "hooked" to a dead body is not a good thing and it is just the beginning of his troubles. Good story, good characters, good sarcasm, and fun to read!  Deadly Catch
Recommendation
Yes
Ghostly
Title
Ghostly
Author
Audrey Niffenegger
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
This is just an anthology of ghost stories with only one being actually by the author. Pass.   Ghostly
Recommendation
No
Naughty in Nice
Title
Naughty in Nice
Author
Rhys Bowen
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
The fourth of the "Royal Spyness" mysteries featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch. I enjoy these a lot; the mysteries are always easy to figure out, but the enjoyment is in the characters. Plenty of hijinks ensue.  Naughty in Nice
Recommendation
Yes