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 The Roseville Public Library will be celebrating National Reading Month by highlighting the works of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

The Roseville Public Library will be celebrating National Reading Month by highlighting the works of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

Photo provided by Pat Eick

Eastpointe, Roseville libraries offer new programs for March

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published February 25, 2020

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe Memorial Library and the Roseville Public Library are springing into action, as March rolls around, by offering several fun activities for residents.


Eastpointe Memorial Library
The Eastpointe Memorial Library will jump into spring with some fun events, including an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

“March programming is here, and we have an excellent lineup for people interested in trivia, scrapbooking, book clubs, and the chance to participate in the first Shenanigan’s Social event,” Sue Todd, of the Eastpointe Memorial Library, wrote in an email. “This Irish-themed program features special St. Patty’s Day bingo, an Irish punch with rainbow sherbet, and traditional shortbread cookies.”

The St. Patrick’s Day-themed program will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Registration is required.

The Thursday Evening Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, and will discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles. The Book Club for History Lovers will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and will discuss “Shanghai Girls,” by Lisa See. The Mystery Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, and participants will be able to share any mystery with the group, since it is Reader’s Choice Month. Books are available at the circulation desk.

A scrapbooking program will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Scrapbookers will create a two-page layout complete with embellishments. Registration is required.

The library’s quarterly trivia contest, hosted by Sandie and Dan Baker, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 16. Teams of four will compete for local restaurant gift cards. Those interested can register as a team or register individually and be placed on a team.

The Eastpointe Memorial Library will host a Family Movie Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. The movie selections will be determined during the event. Additionally, the library will also host a Family Board Game Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.

Playtime with Legos will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Afterward, PJ Storytime will let kids enjoy some books in their favorite pajamas at 7 p.m.

The Pizza and Pages Book Club will discuss “Chocolate Fever,” by Robert Kimmel Smith, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. The Booked for Dessert book club selection will be “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!” by Lucille Colandro. Participants will meet to discuss it at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Books are available at the circulation desk.

The Friends of the Eastpointe Memorial Library are hosting their annual Cloverleaf Fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Cloverleaf Bar and Restaurant, located at 24443 Gratiot Ave. The evening will include 50/50 raffles, themed basket raffles and good food. Twenty percent of the proceeds will support the Friends of the Library.

“All programs at the library are funded by the Friends of the Library group,” wrote Todd. “The Friends appreciate the continued support of our patrons. Not only do they pay for programming, the Friends come up with projects to make the library a better place. Their next project is for the courtyard. The Friends want to purchase a table with a chess/checkerboard inlay and permanent musical instruments.”

For questions or to register for programs, contact the Eastpointe Memorial Library at (586) 445-5096.


The Roseville Public Library
The Roseville Public Library will host several events and programs in March, including a special celebration in honor of children’s author Dr. Seuss.

“In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March has been designated National Reading Month,” Pat Eick, of the Roseville Public Library, said in an email. “This month is designated to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day. Reading has regularly been linked to the development of positive mental health throughout our lives.”

Those who enjoyed the recent film adaptation of “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott, can stop by the Booked for the Evening Book Club as participants discuss the original at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5.

  Kids in grades six to 12 can rev their engines with a Teen Mario Kart Tournament happening at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.

“Whether you think you are unbeatable at Mario Kart or just love playing the game, join us in finding out who the best racer is at the Mario Kart Tournament,” wrote Eick. “Registration to participate in the tournament begins 30 minutes before the event and must be done in person to ensure your spot.”

Pam Jaslove will share stories and perform musical selections describing Detroit’s key role in the development of jazz music. Her presentation, titled “The Glittering Palaces of Detroit,” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. It is open to all ages.

Children will complete an engineering challenge by designing and building a leprechaun trap using science, technology, engineering and math techniques. The program will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Children ages 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult helper. Registration is required.

The Roseville Historical and Genealogical Society will host the Up the Lazy River presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Hosted by Lori Feret, participants will see what it was like to travel up the rivers of the Midwest on steamers such as the SS Tashmoo in the early 20th century.

Crafting fans can create their own yarnbirds at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, to decorate their homes or just spend a fun evening with fellow crafters. Registration is required. Children under the age of 5 will need an adult helper.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center will host a half-day event to give advice to entrepreneurs, new business owners and innovators. It will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 19, and it will  require registration. Topics will include assessing readiness for entrepreneurship, evaluating the market potential of a product, legal structure options, sources of financing, marketing and sales.

Groups of four, or individuals looking for a team, can join an adult trivia night at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Registration is required.

Toddler Lapsit for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, will take place on Fridays between March 27 and April 24 — excluding April 10, for the Good Friday holiday — at 9:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime will take place at 11 a.m. the same days for children ages 3 to 5. Both programs will offer songs, puppets, crafts and stories for kids. Registration is required for each.

A Springtime Chocolate Sampler will be offered at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Registration begins March 7, and a $3 nonrefundable materials fee will be charged. Those attending will learn special candy making secrets and will experience decorating chocolate treasures for an individualized springtime sampler.

For questions or to register for events, contact the Roseville Public Library at (586) 445-5407.