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Hot Reads for Cold Nights – A Winter Reading Program

Hot Reads for Cold Nights Read five library books – print, audio or digital format – and be entered into a Grand Prize drawing.  One winner per branch!

An Evening with Patricia Abbott

Patricia Abbott, author of new thriller Shot in Detroit, and Concrete Angel , as well as numerous short stories will discuss her writing. She is the winner of the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s Derringer Award for one of her short stories. Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m., Ewald Branch.  Register here.

Solving Mysteries with Facebook’s 10,000+ Genealogy/History Links

Solving Mysteries with Facebook’s 10,000+ Genealogy/History Links Genealogist Katherine R. Willson returns to Grosse Pointe. Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities. With the formation of many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, Facebook is breaking down brick walls that have blocked researchers for years – …

Oscar Night at the Library

Oscar Night at the Library James Gilmore, Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies at the University of Michigan Dearborn, will present his picks and pans for this year’s Academy Award nominees. Film clips will be shown. Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m., Ewald Branch.  Register here.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

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 …

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 …

Grosse Pointe Grows Seed Library

GROSSE POINTE GROWS – SEED SAVING LIBRARY at the Ewald Branch  The practice of saving seeds has been around for more than 12,000 years. Today, seed saving helps us to develop stronger seeds that are better adapted to our climate and it saves money.  Because seed saving is part of our heritage and traditions, it …

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 …

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

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 …

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.

Reader Dog Program

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 …

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 …

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

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 …

Grosse Pointe Grows Seed Library

GROSSE POINTE GROWS – SEED SAVING LIBRARY at the Ewald Branch  The practice of saving seeds has been around for more than 12,000 years. Today, seed saving helps us to develop stronger seeds that are better adapted to our climate and it saves money.  Because seed saving is part of our heritage and traditions, it …

An Evening with Patricia Abbott

Patricia Abbott, author of new thriller Shot in Detroit, and Concrete Angel , as well as numerous short stories will discuss her writing. She is the winner of the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s Derringer Award for one of her short stories. Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m., Ewald Branch.  Register here.

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 …