Be booked in July with library programs

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published July 11, 2018

 The Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave., houses books and programs for the community to enjoy throughout the entire year. Currently, the library is running multiple summer reading clubs.

The Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave., houses books and programs for the community to enjoy throughout the entire year. Currently, the library is running multiple summer reading clubs.

Photo by Bria Brown


ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — It’s a month or so into summer, and local libraries are still going strong with summer reading clubs and programs for all ages. 



Preschool- and elementary-aged children can enjoy a “Paw Patrol” Party at 11 a.m. July 12 inside the Erin Auditorium at the Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave. The library is asking children to come dressed as their favorite pups and enjoy games, crafts and snacks. Registration is required for the event.   

“Although the Roseville Public Library’s south entrance is closed for construction, we are open for business as usual. Just enter using the north entrance we share with City Hall. Summer is the perfect time to lounge on the beach, on the patio, or at the park with a book,” Roseville Public Library Assistant Director Annamarie Lindstrom stated in an email to the Eastsider July 3. 

The library’s Erin Auditorium will house the Summer STEM: Sound Science Rocks! event at 6 p.m. July 17, and children must register for it. Kindergartners through the fifth-graders will investigate sound as it relates to music through hands-on experiments. Kids will also make an instrument to take home.

Detroit is known for its Motown roots, and the library will have Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert in the Erin Auditorium at 6 p.m. July 18 to discuss the late 1940s music scene with a special emphasis on John R. Road. The library states in a press release that John R “was home to many clubs, hotels, and other music sites, including the fabled Flame Show Bar, cited by Berry Gordy as a critical location.” Bjorn and Gallert will also be selling copies of their books after their presentation. There is no registration required. 

In the Erin Auditorium at 5 p.m. July 25, sixth- through 12th-graders can enjoy making a wand and participate in a Harry Potter-themed escape room. Individuals must register for this event. They will attempt to break the innocent wizard out of Azkaban before it is too late.

At 11 a.m. July 26 in the story-hour room, preschool- and elementary-aged children will be able to attend Kids Beats: Drums Alive. Those interested must register for the event. Each person will have the ability to move and feel rhythm in a program that incorporates fun music, exercise balls and drumsticks.

For more information on the Roseville Public Library or events during the month of July, visit or call (586) 445-5407. 



“If you are looking for something to do this summer, look no further than the Eastpointe Memorial Library. Our reading clubs run through July 31 and allow young people to choose a variety of books to discover the joy of the written word,” Eastpointe Memorial Library Assistant Director Sue Todd stated in an email to the Eastsider July 3.  

The Eastpointe community can read books, earn prizes and get an invitation to the library’s ice cream social in August at the library, 15875 Oak Ave. 

This July, Abby Bond, the youth services librarian, will host programs at 2 p.m. every Wednesday. Cool water games will be provided July 18.

Mondays at the library are family movie days where kids and the family can enjoy a family-friendly movie with treats at 2 p.m. 

Fridays at 2 p.m. are dedicated to teens. Teens can enjoy a movie July 13. 

Judy Garvey, of the Detroit Institute of Arts, will visit the library at 6:30 p.m. July 17 and talk about the DIA’s latest exhibit, “Star Wars and the Power of Costume.” The entire family can learn where the inspiration came from in creating the iconic costumes worn in all seven “Star Wars” films.

Sandie and Dan Baker will host the library’s Summer Trivia Contest at 6:30 p.m. July 24. Those interested can sign up as an individual and be placed on a team or sign up as a team of four. The first-place team and champion will be awarded gift cards to a local restaurant, and spectators are welcome to attend the event.

Individuals can learn about theater through singing, dancing and acting when the 4th Wall Theatre Company comes to the library at 2 p.m. July 25. There is no registration required for this event. 

Animals and reptiles are coming to visit children in kindergarten through fifth grade.  Little Creatures will bring small animals and reptiles at 2 p.m. July 28. Registration is not required. 

For more information on the library’s events or to view its monthly newsletter, visit or call (586) 445-5096.