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Upcoming Events
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

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

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Reviews
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
Me Before You
Title
Me Before You
Author
JoJo Moyes
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
Tear jerker love story dealing with a controversial social issue. I won't reveal it.   Me Before You
Recommendation
Yes
Ragtime
Title
Ragtime
Author
E.L.Doctorow
Genre
Historical Fiction
Rating
Review
Perhaps a bit ambitious, but Doctorow's fictional snapshot of the USA in the early 1900s is informative & well -written. From Peary's grueling expedition to the North Pole to the internal struggles of Harry Houdini; J. Pierpont Morgan's domination of the industrial/financial world & the rise of Henry Ford to Emma Goldman & the Labor Movement's support of the Mexican Revolution to racial issues in the Jazz Age - Doctorow touches on these & many more persons & world- changing events. A worthwhile read...  Ragtime
Recommendation
Yes
The Cinderella Murder
Title
The Cinderella Murder
Author
Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
In producing her TV show, Laurie Moran solves another cold case murder. There are a lot of twists and turns. It is an interesting story.  The Cinderella Murder
Recommendation
Yes
Title
OxCrimes
Author
27 best crime writers based in Britian
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Reading 27 short crime stories was like going to the ice cream parlor and tasting all of the flavors. Some you like, some you love and others you don't even finish the spoonful. I have read about half of the authors previously and was glad to meet the rest. And I like short stories because you can finish one between chores, on lunch break, or before bed so you don't stay up too late. (Unless you want to read just "one" more!) And did I mention the proceeds from the book go to some great causes? That's like getting whipped cream and sprinkles for free.
Recommendation
Yes