Eastpointe, Roseville libraries to offer fun fall programs

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 1, 2019

  Kids at the 2015 Roseville Public Library Halloween party wear their best costumes for some spooky fall fun. The library will host another such Halloween party at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

Kids at the 2015 Roseville Public Library Halloween party wear their best costumes for some spooky fall fun. The library will host another such Halloween party at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

Photo provided by Pat Eick

 A variety of Halloween-related treats will be offered by both the Eastpointe and Roseville libraries at several of their October programs.

A variety of Halloween-related treats will be offered by both the Eastpointe and Roseville libraries at several of their October programs.

Photos provided by Pat Eick

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EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Both the Eastpointe Memorial Library and Roseville Public Library are welcoming the public to see what fun offerings they have for October.

Eastpointe

The Eastpointe Memorial Library is offering several programs so patrons can get a jump on the fall.

“October is an excellent time of the year. Cool, crisp mornings and warm afternoons,” Eastpointe Library Assistant Director Sue Todd said in an email. “The Eastpointe Memorial Library has plenty of activities for adults and youths.”

Garnet Terri, business consultant and the owner of Terri’s Cakes, will share her expertise on starting a business as part of the Eastpointe Memorial Library’s entrepreneurship series. It will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. It will focus on marketing, accounting, human resources and management.

Sandie and Dan Baker will return to host the fall trivia contest. Teams can use the library’s new wireless buzzers to answer a series of questions. It will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, and the winning team will receive gift cards to a local restaurant. 

A family Halloween party will be hosted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, featuring treats, games and crafts. The Halloween fun will continue at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, with the Halloween tea party. Rooibos South African tea and punch with scones, as well as an assortment of “spooktacular” appetizers and desserts, will be served, and Victorian parlor games and trivia will be offered. Registration is required for both events, and costumes are encouraged.

The fall book and media sale will take place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and from 2 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4. All books, movies and music will benefit the Friends of the Library.

The Eastpointe Memorial Library also is encouraging the public to check out its new databases. They include Novelist Plus, which contains information on more than 260,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as book discussion guides, recommendations and complete series information. Another tool is Tutor.com, which offers free, live homework help from professional, screened tutors. This service is available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

To register for programs or find more information, visit www.cityofeastpointe.net/library or call (586) 445-5096. The Eastpointe Memorial Library is located at 15875 Oak Ave.

Roseville

Toddler Lapsit is offered free for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The purpose of the program is to provide children with an introduction to the library, and it will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays. 

Preschool story time also is offered free, but for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Children enjoy songs, puppets, crafts and stories at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays.

The book club “Booked for the Evening” will discuss “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek,” by Kim Michele Richardson, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. 

 Children can experiment with potions, slimy worms and other Halloween-themed science fun at the Spooky Science Fun program. It will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Registration is required, and children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Friends of the Roseville Public Library autumn used book sale will take place from noon to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. People can find great deals on books, CDs, puzzles, DVDs and more. Those attending can take home a bag of books for $5 on Oct. 12.

People can explore some of the ghost towns that exist in Michigan with a historical program hosted by local historian Debbie Remer. The program, called the Lost Villages of Macomb County, will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The library will host an adult craft night at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Those attending can work on any personal project, including scrapbooking, beading, knitting or sewing. Although they must bring their own supplies, some coloring materials and beads will be provided. Registration is required.

Local chef Mary Spencer will demonstrate the ins and outs of cooking with an Instant Pot and pressure cookers. It will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Samples will be served and registration is required.

Teens can come down to the library for some spooky food-related fun at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. The program is open to students in grades six through 12, and registration is required. Kids can make their own Halloween-themed treats.

The library also is inviting people to take advantage of its databases and other online resources.

“We have some exciting new digital services and databases now available to entertain and inform you. All are free and just require your Roseville library card number and PIN,” librarian Pat Eick said in an email. “You can enjoy thousands of eAudiobooks from Recorded Books and other publishers. RBdigital Audiobooks Unlimited compliments OverDrive to provide a wide variety of titles.”

The Roseville Public Library is located at 29777 Gratiot Ave.

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

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