Libraries

Published January 14, 2021

ROYAL OAK — Since the Royal Oak Public Library shuttered its doors March 13, Director Emily Dumas and her staff have been busy implementing an expanded offering of virtual services and programs in addition to providing contactless pickup.

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Published January 13, 2021

TROY — Last summer saw protests across the country that called attention to police brutality against minorities, highlighting the injustice that people of color have faced for generations.

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Published January 12, 2021

MOUNT CLEMENS — 2020 meant the public approval of a library bond.

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Published January 10, 2021

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Nearly 30 years ago, Clara Bohrer received a phone call to inform her that she had been hired as the director of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library.

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Published January 8, 2021

WEST BLOOMFIELD — As someone who grew up in Troy and served as the Troy Public Library director for more than 13 years, it was going to take a pretty good opportunity for Cathy Russ to leave her position there.

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Published December 21, 2020

FRASER — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused individuals and businesses across the spectrum to constantly pivot and adapt to a fluid situation. That includes the Fraser Public Library.

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Published December 8, 2020

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TROY/WEST BLOOMFIELD — After more than 13 years as the director of the Troy Public Library, Cathy Russ has left to take up the same position at the library in West Bloomfield Township.

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Published December 8, 2020

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Area District Library is looking for applicants to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors.

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Published December 7, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — This new year, a new leader will step up at the Baldwin Public Library as Director Doug Koschik announces his retirement.

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Published November 20, 2020

ROCHESTER — After months of being open, the Rochester Hills Public Library has once again closed the majority of its building to the public due to rising cases of COVID-19.

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Published November 18, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Public Library isn’t the only place in town to borrow a book. In recent years, brightly painted newsstands called Little Free Libraries have been popping up in public spaces, each offering an ever-changing selection of books donated by community members.

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Published November 6, 2020

HAZEL PARK — A new sign resembling an open book has been added over one of the entrances to the Hazel Park Memorial District Library. A new ground sign has been added as well. The building sign breathes new life into a facade weathered by time.

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Published October 27, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — Joyce Johnson was looking forward to retirement. After 22 years teaching at different stops within Southfield Public Schools, Johnson was excited for her time off. Then Southfield Mayor Ken Siver called and everything changed.

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Published October 27, 2020

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Whether its accessing Google Classroom for school, a Zoom meeting for work or just to connect virtually with a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time online than ever before.

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Published October 26, 2020

FARMINGTON/HILLS — Battling back against restrictions initially imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Farmington Community Library has taken one step closer to reinstating normal operations.

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Published October 23, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Township Public Library has moved into another phase of its return to services.

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Published October 23, 2020

CENTER LINE/WARREN — It’s been anything but a normal year, and some things have changed, but your local libraries are moving forward to serve patrons in these strange times.

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Published October 16, 2020

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe Memorial Library and Roseville Public Library are hosting several Halloween-themed programs to give families a fun experience during what is a difficult Halloween season for many people.

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Published October 16, 2020

HAZEL PARK — There’s something for everyone this Halloween season at the Hazel Park Memorial District Library. Among the highlights: a costumed parade for the kids outside City Hall, a party for teens at Scout-McPherson Park and a presentation by horror writers over Zoom.

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Published October 7, 2020

TROY — Troy city officials are encouraging voters to read up on an upcoming ballot proposal to renew and increase the city’s library millage.

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