Both the Eastpointe and Roseville libraries have a variety of programs happening during the month of September.

Both the Eastpointe and Roseville libraries have a variety of programs happening during the month of September.

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Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month at local libraries

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published September 4, 2018

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — There’s plenty going on at both the Roseville and Eastpointe libraries throughout September.

Notably, September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Roseville Public Library is encouraging everyone in the community to see what’s new at the library, including e-books, music and digital resources.

“(It’s) a great time to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all,” said Roseville Assistant Library Director Annamarie Lindstrom. “Throughout the school year, librarians can help parents save hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM programs/activities, virtual homework help, to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost-effective, back-to-school supplies available.” 

She added that if a child is already enrolled at Roseville Community Schools, the child already has a virtual library card and can access most of the Roseville Public Library’s electronic resources, such as Tutor.com and downloadable books, music and magazines, by using their student identification number.

The Eastpointe Memorial Library also offers students access to resources, such as Tutor.com, and the staff hopes that people will come in to see everything that their library can provide.

The Eastpointe Memorial Library is celebrating September as National Honey Month. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, the library will host beekeepers Leslie Gantner and Michael Walters. They will talk about bees and beekeeping. The family-friendly program will explain the importance of the honeybee to everyday life, and honey straws will be handed out. Space is limited and registration is required.

More information can be found at www.cityofeastpointe.net/library or by calling (586) 445-5096.

The Roseville Public Library has a variety of programs going on throughout September. 

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, Larry LaMay will be sharing his experiences from the Mount Clemens Race Track and discussing his memoir on the subject, “60 Years of Auto Racing on Both Sides of the Fence.” Everyone is welcome at the program and no registration is required.

Renee Lotito will be discussing the different levels of senior care, including independent living, assisted living and memory care at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. No registration is required.

The Roseville library is inviting kids to join it for Teen Talk Like a Pirate Day at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. There will be pirate-themed crafts and games for kids in fourth through eighth grades.

Teens looking for community service opportunities are invited to apply and register to join representatives from the Macomb County Animal Shelter and the Michigan Humane Society to make blankets, toys and houses for cats and dogs. Teens in grades six through eight are welcome, and the event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Author Tobin Buhk will discuss his book, “In a Real-Life Morgue,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. It covers his year as a morgue assistant and the forensic mysteries confronted by a Michigan medical examiner.  

Additionally, the Roseville Public Library will be hosting two programs aimed at helping people save money and find a job.

“We are always looking to help our community improve their lives and budget,” said Lindstrom. “(At our program called) ‘Seven Surprising Ways to Save Money Online with Rick Broida,’ on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., not only will you find money saving tips, but you will receive a free smartphone accessory and a chance to win free tech goodies. (At the) Career Finder Workshop on Monday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m., participants will learn the basic steps to land a job in your field in this technology age. Preview websites to help create resumes, discover how websites find you, and learn techniques to find your next career.”

For more information on the Roseville Public Library, visit www.rosevillelibrary.org or call (586) 445-5407.