Grosse Pointe Public Library
Summer Reading Club

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, May 30, 2016
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Memorial Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
If you love mysteries, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. Copies available at the front desk at the Woods Branch.
Location
Woods Story Time Room
Library
Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Create a beautiful, painted glass, wine bottle bird feeder.
Space is limited, registration required.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Did you know that without barley we would not have whiskey, vodka or gin? Come and hear this exciting lecture, courtesy of Rhonda Linton- Advanced Master Gardener, Master Composter, on the plants that create the world's greatest drinks, based on the New York Times Best Seller by Amy Stewart. A representative from Two James Distillery will present cocktail recipes for some amazing drinks that you can use for summer entertaining. Two James Distillery opened on Michigan Ave. in Detroit in 2013, marking the first time that liquor is being produced, legally, inside of Detroit's borders since prohibition. You will have a chance to win a bottle of Two James Detroit distilled liquor as a door prize.




Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

David Maraniss will be speaking about his recent book Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Auditorium.

Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Create a lovely pair of sea glass earrings with instructor Diane Spratt.
There will be a $15 fee for materials to be paid at the start of program for 2 pairs of earrings. 
Space is limited.   Registration is required.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Local architects Robert Saxon, Jr. and Ron Omilian will present a history of this unique area, including "Detroit's Little Venice," a network of canals adjacent to Windmill Pointe.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, June 19, 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, June 21, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The flute has played an important role in so many cultures. Flutist, Barbara Siesel, offers a pallet of music from China, Ireland, France, Germany, America, Japan, and Italy. This concert includes music from the baroque to the contemporary as well as Barbara's thoughts and commentary on the selections. This is a wonderful and peaceful way to spend and evening.
Location
Ewald Program Room
Library
Ewald Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, June 26, 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, 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.

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
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

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Reviews
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
Title
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
Author
The Countess of Carnarvon
Genre
Informational
Rating
Review
Although 'informational' is the genre, this book is far from dry. To read this book is to learn more about the lives of real people who inhabited the world of Highclere Castle - Downton Abbey to us. Lady Almina's husband is the one who worked with Howard Carter in discovering King Tut's tomb. The book is written by the current occupant of Highclere Castle.  Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
Recommendation
Yes
The Canterbury Tales
Title
The Canterbury Tales
Author
Geoffrey Chaucer
Genre
Historical Fiction
Rating
Review
It's been a long time since college so time to refresh my memory of the classics. I had forgotten how entertaining these tales are, ranging from noble to incredibly bawdy, and how human nature remains unchanged.  The Canterbury Tales
Recommendation
Yes
The English American
Title
The English American
Author
Alison Larkin
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Semiautobiographical story about a young adopted woman's search for her birth parents and how things rarely turn out the way you anticipate. Decent beach read.  The English American
Recommendation
No
The Martian
Title
The Martian
Author
Andy Weir
Genre
Science Fiction
Rating
Review
This book was excellent. It is his freshman novel. I loved the science part of it and the relative reality part. It could really happen. We discussed this as part of our book group, it leads to a lot of discussion on how you could handle a survival story like this. It brings out a great conversation on how resourceful one can be without anything and the slim hope of survival.  The Martian
Recommendation
Yes
The Rival Queens
Title
The Rival Queens
Author
Nancy Goldstone
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
This is a very good biography of Catherine de'Medici and her daughter, Marguerite de Valois. This was a time when princesses were forced in marriage for dynastic reasons. Both had sad marriages and both played an important part in this history of Europe. Their story is most interesting and shows the character of both subjects.  The Rival Queens
Recommendation
Yes