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The Edible Monument at the DIA – Dr. Alan Darr

Abraham Bosse, Le Patissier, (17th c.) 2014.PR.63

February 7th, 7:00 – 8:30pm at the Ewald Branch Dr. Alan Phipps Darr, Senior Curator of the European Art Department at the Detroit Institute of Arts, will discuss the new exhibition, The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals, featured at the DIA through April 16, 2017. The Edible Monument includes about 140 prints, rare books and serving manuals ... Read More »

Write On Pointe: Local Authors Fair


Saturday, March 11th: 10-2 @GPPL Central Branch The Write On Pointe: Local Authors Fair is a marketing and networking showcase for published Grosse Pointe-area authors of all types of fiction and non-fiction. The 2017 Local Authors Fair will take place on Saturday, March 11th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Grosse Pointe Public Library’s Central Branch, which is located at 10 Kercheval Avenue, ... 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 »

Introducing Tutor Central


Tutor Central is our new, 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 2016—2017 school year we will have tables and chairs ... Read More »

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

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The 2016 season is now open! Explore hundreds of Michigan’s cultural and educational institutions, historic sites, state and national parks and recreation areas, campgrounds, and more, all at reduced or even no cost! All you need to get started is a valid library card. The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program is presented by The Library Network, in partnership with Michigan’s public libraries and 428 arts and cultural organizations, ... 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 »

Playtime Pop-Ins


Bring your coffee, meet other parents and grandparents while your tots play and interact with each other. This is a free play time where we provide the toys and materials and you supervise. Every Thursday 10:00am – Noon Woods Branch No registration required. Read More »

Reader Dog Program

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It’s all about Children, Dogs and Reading. Assistance dogs are seen everywhere in grocery stores, retail outlets, hospitals, schools and libraries; yes, even in libraries. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs provide children who feel uncomfortable reading out loud in front of teachers, parents and peers into more confident readers. Furry reading buddies are gentle, do not ... Read More »