Harper Woods library to host book sale, arm knitting class

By: Mike Koury | Advertiser Times | Published March 23, 2016

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Public Library will be holding several programs and events over the course of the next several weeks.

The library, 19601 Harper Ave., will host a book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, sponsored by the Friends of the Harper Woods Library. People can purchase a book bag for $10, which they then can fill to the top with books.

Library Director Kristen Valyi-Hax said all the books come from outside donations from the community. 

“People will donate books that they can’t use anymore, and then the Friends will take them and sell them,” she said.

Proceeds from the book sale will go toward events and programs held at the library. 

Valyi-Hax said the library already has collected many books for the event, so anyone who would like to give books to the library should do so after April 16.

Besides the book sale, library patrons can look forward to a free arm knitting program from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, and Tuesday, April 12.

Leading the class will be Suzanne Collins-Duprey, who will teach people how to make a scarf using only their arms.

Collins-Duprey said that using one’s arms to make something like a scarf is pretty easy to pick up and actually is easier than sewing with a needle.

“It’s just like going back and forth with two needles, only using your arms,” she said. “We can get a scarf done in a half-hour, 40 minutes. And you don’t have to have any knitting experience.”

Collins-Duprey said nobody needs to have any knitting experience before attending, as she’ll work with the group to pick up the skills to knit the scarf.

For more information about these events, contact the library at (313) 343-2575.