Libraries invite community to participate in programs

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published February 6, 2018

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ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Roseville Public Library and the Eastpointe Memorial Library have a host of programs for all ages during the month of February, and they are inviting the community to participate. 

 

Roseville

Roseville’s Erin Auditorium will host STEM Saturday 2-3 p.m. Feb. 10. Participants ages 4 to 13 can create their own paper circuit Valentine’s Day cards using copper tape, coin batteries and LED lights in the science, technology, engineering and math program. Attendees will watch the crafted cards light up. Registration is required for the event. 

Adults who enjoy social crafting are invited to work on projects while enjoying the company of other crafters 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Erin Auditorium. Attendees must bring their own supplies, but some beads will be provided by the library. Adults are encouraged to bring scrapbook, beading, knitting and sewing projects. 

Adult Services Coordinator Tracy Wilson said the program is popular with residents.  

“Our patrons enjoy sharing their projects as well as socializing with other crafters,” said Wilson. 

A special story hour will be held in celebration of Valentine’s Day 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the story hour room for children ages 2 to 6. Children will enjoy songs, crafts and stories. Parents will also learn read-aloud tips so they can enjoy reading to their children. 

The First Michigan Colored Regiment will return to Erin Auditorium 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, bringing the story of Michigan’s only colored regiment to life at the library. 

“We have had the First Michigan Colored Regiment to the library before. They do a wonderful job of bringing the Civil War experience of their regiment to life and making this history accessible to everyone,” said Wilson. 

Attendees will learn about the 102nd U.S. Colored Troops as members of the group re-enact life in the regiment. All are welcome to the event, and registration is not required.

The Roseville Public Library is located at 29777 Gratiot Ave.

For more information, visit www.rosevillelibrary.org or call (586) 445-5407. 

 

Eastpointe 

Eastpointe Memorial Library Assistant Director Sue Todd stated in an email to the Eastsider Feb. 1 that library staff are excited to have many programs to offer the community. 

“We continue to provide programming for all ages and interests in February. You can learn about black holes, the history of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and participate in a trivia contest, book club, or a philosophical discussion on the value of space exploration. We have crafts, movies and more,” stated Todd. 

Wayne State University professor Edward Cackett — whose expertise is astrophysics of compact objects — will visit the library at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 to talk about the importance of black holes in the universe.  

The Detroit Institute of Arts is a gathering place for everyone, and its history will be discussed at the library at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 in the community room with presenter Jill Best. There is no cost or registration for this event. 

 Sandie and Dan Baker will host a winter trivia contest at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20. There is limited space, and registration is required. Participants can sign up individually or on a team. Those who don’t want to participate but still want to attend the event are allowed to watch the contest. 

“Hidden Figures” will be played at 2 p.m. Feb. 26. The PG-rated drama film reveals the untold story of three African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn. No registration is required.  

Plato’s Exchange returns to the library at 2 p.m. Feb. 27, discussing philosophy from all points of view. The subject this month is the value of space exploration.

Eastpointe Memorial Library is located at 15875 Oak Ave.

For more information on the library or to register for an event, visit www.cityofeastpointe.net/library or call (586) 445-5096.