Take advantage of community events planned at local libraries

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published November 8, 2017

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EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe Memorial Library, 15785 Oak Ave., and the Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave., have a host of events, resources and creative activities for the month of November.

 

Eastpointe

Eastpointe’s Friends of the Library will host its holiday bazaar from 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 with decorated tabletop trees, candy sleighs and other holiday items. The proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library. 

 Assistant Library Director Sue Todd stated in an email to the Eastsider Nov. 2 how the Friends of the Library supports the library in many ways. 

“Through fundraising and annual dues, we are able to offer programming for children, teens and adults. The Friends also sponsor special projects like the mural, courtyard maintenance and much more. The holiday bazaar is an annual fundraiser that features handmade crafts. All proceeds go to supporting the library and its mission of providing information, recreation and culture in our community,” stated Todd. 

Sandie and Dan Baker will host the library’s trivia contest at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Attendees may sign up individually or as a team, and prizes will be awarded to the winning team and champion. There is no cost for this event, and participants should sign up online on the library’s website. Sandie Baker is a former champion on the game show “Jeopardy!”

Historian Steven Mrozek will present “The Battle of the Bulge” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Mrozek, a retired Army veteran, has traveled extensively throughout Europe interviewing hundreds of veterans of several conflicts and preserving their history. He leads guided tours of World War II battlefields and is also interested in Great Lakes history. 

For more information on programs at the library, visit www.cityofeastpointe.net/library or call (586) 445-5096. 

 

Roseville

Assistant Library Director Annamarie Lindstrom explained that November is Picture Book Month.

“The goal is to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with print picture books.For most children, picture books are an introduction to the world of reading and the love of books. The tradition of parents reading to their children each day is one that continues to endure. Picture books aren’t just for very young children, either. Today there are picture books written for audiences all the way up to high school. The library has a great selection of picture books to share, and the staff is always eager to help you and your child find the right book for you. Unplug for 15 minutes and enjoy a picture book,” said Lindstrom. 

In the story-hour room from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15, the library will host a card game-themed event for kids in grades six through 12. 

Attendees will play card-themed games such as “Apples to Apples” and “Exploding Kittens.” Individuals are encouraged to bring their own “Magic: The Gathering” or “Pokémon” cards to battle against friends.

The Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society will host its annual dinner meeting from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the library inside Erin Auditorium. The dinner meeting is for people of all ages, and tickets cost $20. Tech. Sgt. Daniel Heaton will speak on the history of Selfridge Air National Guard Base on its 100th anniversary. Registration is required and forms are available in the library.

Teens can join in playing the card game “Magic: The Gathering” in the story-hour room every Monday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. It will be casual gameplay for players of all skill levels. The library will have some starter decks available to borrow for those who don’t bring their own. There is no registration needed.

For more information or to register for a program at the library, visit www.rosevillelibrary.org or call (586) 445-5407.