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Author Archives: Danis Houser

New Policy for Library Private Study Rooms

The Board of Trustees has established a new policy for the use of the private Study Rooms at all three branches. Effective Monday, August 13th, use of any of our Study Rooms requires a valid GPPL card and registration at the Reference Desk. Room use registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and patrons may not reserve the Study Rooms in advance. Study Room ... Read More »

Digital Media Lab

For information about DML appointment availability, please contact Danis Houser, Ewald Branch Manager, at or at 313-821-8830 x200. We are doing our best to establish a regular schedule very soon! The Digital Media Lab (DML) at our Ewald Branch is a DIY media conversion center.  GPPL cardholders can use our equipment and software to convert VHS tapes, audiotapes, photographs, slides, and vinyl records to assorted ... Read More »

Welcome to Here by Nancy Solak

Welcome to Here by Nancy Yuktonis Solak Nancy coped while in China, but not always with spirit and resilience. She’s more of a reluctant traveler, an accidental tourist. In this memoir, she visited China three times, not because it was a lifelong dream of hers, but because of her son. She spent two weeks in China when he was a ... Read More »

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper Melbourne author Harper faced a challenge in equaling the success of her first book, The Dry (2017), which was an award-winning international best-seller; but in this second Aaron Falk novel, she manages to match her debut’s intensity with another riveting, tension-driven thriller. The sere landscape of The Dry has been replaced by the damp ... Read More »

Happiness is a Choice You Make by John Leland

Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old by John Leland This engaging book is based on award-winning journalist Leland’s popular series of articles for the New York Times. He spent a year profiling six of the “oldest old” individuals who have passed the eighty-fifth birthday. This is not a record of the daily routines of ... Read More »

The Witch of Delray by Karen Dybis

The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit’s Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery by Karen Dybis Detroit was full of stark contrasts in 1931. Political scandals, rumrunners and mobs lurked in the shadows of the city’s soaring architecture and industrious population. As the Great Depression began to take hold, tensions grew, spilling over into the investigation of a mysterious murder at the ... Read More »

Oscars 2018

A select list of the 2018 Oscar nominees.  As always, GPPL will add titles to the collection as they become available. Our annual Oscar Night at the Library is on Thursday, March 1. BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri ... Read More »

The Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Awards for 2017 Films and Television Best Motion Picture Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri * Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Best Drama, Musical or Comedy               Lady Bird * The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama  Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour as ... Read More »

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Joyce, a British actress and playwright, whose first novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, was longlisted for the Man Booker, continues to enchant and break hearts with her lovable misfits trying to survive in a modern world determined to pass them by. Irresistible.  – Library Journal Read More »