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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

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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
6:45 PM
Description

Jaws; Rated PG; 1975; 124 minutes. Starring Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw.

A man-eating shark causes havoc off the Long Island coast and three men join together to hunt and destroy it.

Join us as we watch a summer classic!

Movie begins at 6:45pm.

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

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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

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Movie and time TBA.
Location
Woods Program Room (basement)
Library
Woods Branch

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Reviews
Her Name is Rose
Title
Her Name is Rose
Author
Christine Breen
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Rating
Review
After she receives an unsettling report from her doctor, Iris Bowen feels she must fulfill a promise made to her dying husband--to find the birth mother of their adopted daughter, Rose.
Iris's search takes her from a small town in Ireland to Boston, in America.
Meanwhile Iris, a gifted musician, is facing her own challenges, both career, and personal.
A little too "coincidental", but easy read with some good character development.  Her Name is Rose
Recommendation
Yes
Harbour Street
Title
Harbour Street
Author
Ann Cleeves
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
Vera the detective is a great character! Ann Cleeves can make ordinary things seem sinister. You suspect everyone because the killer could be anyone. And no one tells all when talking to the police. We all have secrets!  Harbour Street
Recommendation
Yes
And the Good News Is...Lessons and Advice From the Bright Side
Title
And the Good News is
Author
Dana Perino
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
The author tells of her early childhood and the various opportunities that led to her being the first woman in the White House Press Office. She also provides some mentoring ideas to those who wish to advance. I found her story interesting and refreshing.  And the Good News Is...Lessons and Advice From the Bright Side
Recommendation
Yes
Soundless
Title
Soundless
Author
Richelle Mead
Genre
Fantasy
Rating
Review
A good enough YA fiction story about a girl living in a small mining town in which everyone is deaf. Fei mysteriously regains her hearing and sets out with her obvious love interest on a mission to help her village, meanwhile discovering a plot that has gone on for centuries.
Nothing special, but it's not that bad either. Interesting descriptions of deaf culture as well as Chinese culture that make it stand out a little.  Soundless
Recommendation
No
After You
Title
After You
Author
JoJo Moyes
Genre
Romance
Rating
Review
Sequel to "Me Before You", this one is more overtly in the romance category. Disappointing.   After You
Recommendation
No