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Dr. Gary Dorrien, Social Ethicist – Talk and Book Signing at The War Memorial

Dr. Gary Dorrien – The Radical King: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Black Social Gospel February 24, 2018 12:30 pm – VIP Reception 2:00 pm – Main Event The War Memorial | 32 Lake Shore Drive | Grosse Pointe Farms Michigan 48236 Tickets Available Here VIP: $50, includes a private reception with Dr. Dorrien, a hosted …

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Oscar Night at the Library

Oscar Night at the Library Jennifer Proctor, Associate Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies, University of Michigan Dearborn and H. James Gilmore, Clinical Professor of Communication, University of Michigan Dearborn will return – together this year – for a lively conversation about the current Academy award nominees. Both are filmmakers as well as favorite professors. …

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Longitude and Latitude, with Attitude by Rufus McGaugh

Longitude and Latitude, with Attitude: One Man’s Quest to See the Entire World by Rufus McGaugh Rufus McGaugh, Brownell Middle School teacher (semi-retired), has visited over 250 countries near and far, well known and obscure, including the closed regimes of North Korea and Libya. Longitude and Latitude, with Attitude is the unpretentious, often comic, frequently …

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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 …

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Tutor Zone

Tutor Zone 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 …

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Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

The 2017 – 2018 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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Mid-Winter Break for Kids

Kids birth – 13 can keep busy this week at the Library! Events with an * require registration — call the library or use the links to sign up online and get more information. Monday, February 19 Craft Fun!  — 2-3pm at EWALD* Design a Throne – for ages 9-13 — 2-3:30pm at CENTRAL* Tuesday, February 20  …

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Doll Tea Party Tickets On Sale Now!

Saturday, March 3 from 11am – 1pm at the GPF Pier Park. Tickets are $5 each and on sale only at our Ewald Branch. Ages 5 & up please! Click here for more program information, or contact Melissa Rizer at 313-821-8830 ext. 204.

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Winter Story Time

January 16 – March 8, 2018 Registration is required and begins January 3, 2018.  Click here to register online. BABY TIME: Ages Birth to 23 months — Parent or caregiver must attend — Please make arrangements for older siblings TODDLER TIME: Ages 2 – 31/2 years — Parent or caregiver must attend — Please make arrangements …

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Drop-In Story Times

Ewald – Read, Rhyme and Play! Tuesdays at 10:30 am at the Ewald Branch — an interactive program of rhymes, music and movement for birth through age 5. Stay after and play for an hour! No registration necessary. Central – Drop-Ins  Saturdays at 10:30 am on February 17, March 17 and April 28, 2018 — stories, songs, fingerplays and more at …

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Tutor Zone

Tutor Zone 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 …

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Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

The 2017 – 2018 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 …

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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.

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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 …

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Tutor Zone

Tutor Zone 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 …

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Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

The 2017 – 2018 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 …

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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 …

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Dr. Gary Dorrien, Social Ethicist – Talk and Book Signing at The War Memorial

Dr. Gary Dorrien – The Radical King: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Black Social Gospel February 24, 2018 12:30 pm – VIP Reception 2:00 pm – Main Event The War Memorial | 32 Lake Shore Drive | Grosse Pointe Farms Michigan 48236 Tickets Available Here VIP: $50, includes a private reception with Dr. Dorrien, a hosted …

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Longitude and Latitude, with Attitude by Rufus McGaugh

Longitude and Latitude, with Attitude: One Man’s Quest to See the Entire World by Rufus McGaugh Rufus McGaugh, Brownell Middle School teacher (semi-retired), has visited over 250 countries near and far, well known and obscure, including the closed regimes of North Korea and Libya. Longitude and Latitude, with Attitude is the unpretentious, often comic, frequently …

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Libraries Rock : Summer Reading 2018

The Library offers activities for all ages to enjoy during the summer months. Sign up online or at the library starting in June to read books, attend library programs, and earn prizes!

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Winter Story Time

January 16 – March 8, 2018 Registration is required and begins January 3, 2018.  Click here to register online. BABY TIME: Ages Birth to 23 months — Parent or caregiver must attend — Please make arrangements for older siblings TODDLER TIME: Ages 2 – 31/2 years — Parent or caregiver must attend — Please make arrangements …

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Drop-In Story Times

Ewald – Read, Rhyme and Play! Tuesdays at 10:30 am at the Ewald Branch — an interactive program of rhymes, music and movement for birth through age 5. Stay after and play for an hour! No registration necessary. Central – Drop-Ins  Saturdays at 10:30 am on February 17, March 17 and April 28, 2018 — stories, songs, fingerplays and more at …

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