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Sunday, June 25, 2017
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Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
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Independence Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
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Sunday, July 09, 2017
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Sunday, July 16, 2017
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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6:30 PM
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La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, 128 minutes, rated PG-13.

Movie begins at 6:30pm.

Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year - it's a cinematic treasure for the ages that you'll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. (source: Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.)


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Woods Program Room (basement)
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Woods Branch

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Sunday, July 23, 2017
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12:00 AM
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Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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7:00 PM
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If you enjoy mystery and true crime, join us for the Mystery Book Discussion. Our book is The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie.

In Agatha Christie's first mystery, Hercule Poirot is called to an English estate after its heiress is murdered.

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

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Woods Story Time Room
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Woods Branch

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Sunday, July 30, 2017
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12:00 AM
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Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Thursday, August 03, 2017
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6:00 PM
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Patrons make their own fresh flower bouquet and get pointers about cutting, arranging, and prolonging the life of cut flowers. Presented by Nancy Weigandt from Detroit Abloom

$15 material fee to be paid at start of program.
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Ewald Program Room
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Ewald Branch

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Sunday, August 06, 2017
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12:00 AM
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Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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7:00 PM
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Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, 97 minutes, rated PG-13.

Movie begins at 7pm.

Join us for a 30th anniversary viewing of this summer classic!

An innocent teen crushes on a slick, handsome dance instructor at a 1960s upscale Catskills resort. The soundtrack yielded the Oscar-Winning Best Song of 1987, "(I've Had the) Time of My Life."

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Woods Program Room (basement)
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Woods Branch

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Sunday, August 20, 2017
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12:00 AM
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Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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6:45 PM
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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.)

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Woods Program Room (basement)
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Woods Branch

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Sunday, September 03, 2017
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12:00 AM
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Summer Hours - All Libraries Closed on Sundays. Sunday Hours begin September 10, 2017.

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Monday, September 04, 2017
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12:00 AM
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Labor Day - All Libraries will be closed. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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7:00 PM
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Join us as we read and discuss both fiction and non-fiction.

Note: this group now meets at the Ewald Branch.

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Ewald Story Time Room
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Ewald Branch

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Friday, September 15, 2017
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7:00 PM
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$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.

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Central Main Public Area
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Central Library

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Reviews
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
Modern Romance
Title
Modern Romance
Author
Aziz Ansari
Genre
Humor
Rating
Review
Funny and intellectual. Aziz brings new clarity to the pitfalls of romance in the digital age.   Modern Romance
Recommendation
Yes
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
Bathroom Ideas that Work
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Bathroom Ideas that Work
Author
Scott Gibson
Genre
Informational
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Review
Planning a bathroom remodel and I found the kitchen version of this book imminently useful when planning a kitchen renovation. It covers layout, finishes, and renovation issues and has lots of photos for ideas.  Bathroom Ideas that Work
Recommendation
Yes
Title
Proof
Author
Dick Francis
Genre
Mystery
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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