The Eastpointe and Roseville libraries will both be providing a variety of activities in April, including the Bricks 4 Kids Lego program April 13 at the Roseville Public Library.

The Eastpointe and Roseville libraries will both be providing a variety of activities in April, including the Bricks 4 Kids Lego program April 13 at the Roseville Public Library.

Photo provided by Pat Eick


Eastpointe, Roseville libraries offer programs for spring

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published April 2, 2019

 There will be a variety of opportunities in April to drop by local libraries to check out a good book or join in on a fun activity.

There will be a variety of opportunities in April to drop by local libraries to check out a good book or join in on a fun activity.

Photo provided by Pat Eick

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EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Spring has sprung and the Eastpointe and Roseville libraries are getting into the season.

Both libraries will be hosting a variety of events in April, and they also invite people to check out some materials to help indulge their green thumbs.

Eastpointe

April is the time of year when we start thinking about our gardens,” said Eastpointe Memorial Library Assistant Director Sue Todd. “The Eastpointe library has many gardening books to help you get started. Whether you are creating a raised-bed garden, a ground garden or a container garden, we have books that will help you get started.”

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, the Eastpointe Memorial Library will host a crafting class where people can make their own spring topiary. Space is limited.

Those interested in card and board games can drop by the Eastpointe Memorial Library to play at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Attendees must be 18 or older. Light refreshments will be served.

The adult book club will discuss “Bel Canto,” by Ann Pratchett, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will discuss “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” by Neil Gaiman, at 2 p.m. Monday, April 15. The Mystery Book Club will discuss “Exposed,” by Lisa Scottoline, at 2 p.m. Monday, April 29.

The library will have a puzzle contest at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Teams will work together to construct a 500-piece puzzle in two hours. The team that finishes first or is the closest to completion will win a prize. There will be a 15-minute break with refreshments at the halfway point. Registration is required. 

April 7-13 will be National Library Week, and the library is inviting the public to celebrate and explore their local library.

“It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers, and to promote library use and support free access to books and online resources for patrons” Todd said via email. “The theme for the 2019 National Library Week is ‘Libraries equal Strong Communities.’ Libraries exist to serve the needs of its patrons and to make our bond with the community stronger. To that end, we encourage patrons to fill out our survey located near the online computer catalog. Let us know how you use the library and what we can do to serve you better.”

The Eastpointe Memorial Library will celebrate National Library Week by having a free raffle from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 8. Adult patrons can guess how many adult books, both fiction and nonfiction, are in the library. Children can guess how many youth books, both fiction and nonfiction, are in the library. Two winners will be announced Tuesday, April 9. Additionally, the Friends of the Library will serve refreshments in honor of National Library Week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m.  Monday, April 8, in the community room.

Roseville

The Roseville Public Library also will have a variety of programs in April. A discussion of “Border Child,” by Michael Stone, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4. At 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, the library will host a Zumba class for kids of all ages. No registration is required for either event.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, the library will host the Bricks 4 Kids Lego program. Elementary-school-age children are welcome to come to take a Lego building course with time afterward to play, modify and experiment. Registration is required.

The Roseville Historical and Genealogical Society invites the public to attend a presentation called “Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring 20s” with Joel Stone. It will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, and will describe how Detroit burst onto the national spotlight in the early 20th century through factors including the auto industry and Prohibition.

People can create their own healing pendants at a healing stone jewelry class that will be hosted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Registration is required.

Lastly, the Friends of the Roseville Public Library used book sale will return from noon to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27. People can find great deals on books, music CDs, puzzles, DVDs and more. It is open to the public. People will be able to fill up a bag of books for $5 on the final day of the sale.

“The Roseville Public Library is the perfect destination for a week of spring break fun,” librarian Pat Eick said in an email. 

Call Staff Writer Brendan Losinski at (586) 498-1068.

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