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Write On Pointe: Short Story Contest 2018

Our popular Short Story Contest returns this winter as part of our Write On Pointe programming. The complete contest rules and PDF entry form are available here: Short Story Contest 2018 Rules and Entry Form. The Library’s Write On Pointe programs, sponsored by the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation, celebrate and promote the abundance of writing talent in our community. These programs include the ... Read More »

MILibraryCard and MeLCat

We recently announced the Grosse Pointe Public Library’s participation in the exiting new MILibraryCard program. As with our long-standing participation in MeLCat, the MILibraryCard program gives our GPPL patrons access to library materials throughout the state, effectively expanding our collections to millions of items! The two programs work differently though: MelCat is the statewide inter-library loan system. GPPL patrons can: search MeLCat holdings for both ... Read More »

Introducing Kanopy: our new streaming video collection

Your GPPL card just got more powerful: we’ve added Kanopy, a new digital service to our collections! Instantly stream any of over 26,000 titles, from the classic films of The Criterion Collection to the informational content of The Great Courses and PBS collections. You can even watch those hard-to-find indie and foreign titles from award-winning filmmakers, all without waiting! Read more about Kanopy in ... Read More »

Age-Appropriate Books for Advanced Readers

When a child reads at a level typical of much older children, it can be difficult to find books that matches her comprehension skills without surpassing her developmental stage. The Children’s Book Council has created a list of 75 titles that bridge that gap. This Reading Beyond list is organized by the reader’s actual age and their target reading level. There’s ... Read More »

The Deconstructed Book Club

We are now offering a low pressure, no guilt variation on the traditional book club for adults: Perfect for people who don’t want a set reading list. Fiction and non-fiction of all genres are encouraged. No scrambling for copies of next month’s selection. No forcing yourself to finish a book you don’t enjoy. Simply bring a book or two that you’ve ... Read More »

Tutor Central

Tutor Central is a stress-free space especially for tutors and their students: A dedicated space for tutoring during the school year! No scrambling for space during our busy after-school hours! Fewer distractions and disruptions! In order to preserve enough work and seating space for all of our patrons during the busy after-school period, we will have tables and chairs set up in ... Read More »

Technology Help

Are you frustrated by your new eReader? Do you feel tempted to use your new tablet as a cutting board? The librarians at GPPL can help! There is a technology expert librarian at each of our branches, and we are delighted to help! A typical setup and tutorial appointment lasts about an hour, so please call ahead to schedule your free session. ... Read More »

Zinio eMagazines are here!

Do you love magazines but dislike the clutter they create? Do you wish you could read more magazines but the subscription costs are too much? Are you looking for more ways to maximize the capabilities of your tablet or smartphone? Your wish is our command: the Grosse Pointe Public Library now offers FREE downloadable eMagazines from Zinio! Choose from a selection ... Read More »