‘Fall’ in love with October programs at local libraries

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 11, 2017

 Landon Amigliore, 2, and his grandma, Pat Amigliore, of Eastpointe, enjoy coloring at the library as part of the family story time program.

Landon Amigliore, 2, and his grandma, Pat Amigliore, of Eastpointe, enjoy coloring at the library as part of the family story time program.

Photo by Donna Agusti

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Roseville Public Library and Eastpointe Memorial Library have organized fall programs for residents of all ages to enjoy throughout the month of October.

Middle schoolers and high schoolers who need community service hours are encouraged to volunteer from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave., with the Teen Advisory Board — a place to share ideas about activities, materials and changes to make the library a destination for teens.

No registration is required, but volunteers must have a volunteer application to get credit for the community service hours. 

At the meeting, volunteers also will assist in the setup for the zombie escape room program.

“This is a new program for us, and we hope to do more escape rooms in the future with different ages and themes. There are still some spaces still available,” said Roseville Public Library teen librarian Sarah Marsack.

The zombie escape room will take place for students in grades six through 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the library’s Erin Auditorium. 

There will be pizza, drinks and dessert, along with a zombie craft and a movie as teams wait their turn in the escape room. Registration is required.

“The Last Hobo” author Dan Grajek will be at the library, in the Erin Auditorium, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 as part of the Roseville Historical and Genealogical Society program.

Grajek will speak on the summer of 1979 when he set out to make his dream a reality. All ages are welcome to this event.

The Friends of the Roseville Public Library will have a friends autumn book sale including books, CDs, puzzles, DVDs and more. The autumn sale will be from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 and noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 28.

For more information on library programs or to register for an event, visit the library’s website at www.rosevillelibrary.org or call (586) 445-5407.

Eastpointe Memorial Library, 15875 Oak Ave., will host its Plato’s Exchange program at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12. The program encourages conversation about a particular topic.

Discussion will focus on pagan celebrations and how these celebrations have influenced holidays. Multiple points of view are encouraged.

National Friends of the Library Week is Oct. 15-21. The Friends group will have a cake and punch reception from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 15. During the week, the library will have a daily raffle for adults, children and teens. Attendees can check out material to enter the raffle. Daily prizes will be drawn and winners will be notified by phone.

The library’s Halloween party for children will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 15. Children are encouraged to dress up for the party. Registration is required.

Saturday, Oct. 28, will bring the library’s teen Halloween program, where teens can make a craft and watch a movie. From 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 31, the library will have a Halloween craft program.

While the library has a host of fun programs, Assistant Director Sue Todd said the library is prepared to help students with Tutor.com.

“Children, teens and college students have been back in school for a month, and the library is prepared to help them with their studies. We have a new database, Tutor.com, with certified teachers helping students in elementary school, middle school, high school and beyond between the hours of 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tutorials and recommended websites for many subjects are available 24/7 on the website. All students need is a library card and PIN number. The library offers books in multiple formats as well as other databases to help with studies as well,” Todd stated in an email to the Eastsider Oct. 5.

The library also hosts family story time every Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Todd explained how it is beneficial to residents.

“Every Thursday morning at 10:15, children and their parents or caregivers come to the library to listen to books, recite and act out finger rhymes, and do a coloring activity. This benefits children by increasing their listening skills and vocabulary. Children learn to socialize with other each during the interactive storytime session. This is a great way to introduce the library to children at an early age,” stated Todd.

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