Libraries offer fun outings and programs for November

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 25, 2019


EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — With fall coming to Michigan, the Eastpointe Memorial Library and the Roseville Public Library are both inviting the public inside for some warm friendship and enjoyable autumn-themed programs.

The Eastpointe Memorial Library staff want residents to know there are plenty of fun programs going on in November, and there are several resources to give students the boost they need as they continue through the school year.

“There is a lot to be thankful for in November. Eastpointe Community Schools and the Eastpointe Memorial Library are partnering together to give children in the school district the means to have a successful year at school,” Sue Todd, assistant director of the Eastpointe Memorial Library, said in an email. “Every child enrolled in the Eastpointe school district has a virtual library card. Homework help is a click away. Databases like connects a professional tutor to a student that needs help in a specific area, and is available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Electronic reference sources that can be used for writing school papers or doing poster board reports are Britannica Encyclopedia for K-12 grades, World Book Kids, Literature Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints and so many more.”

Chef Fran will return to the library at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, to prepare three new recipes for those with a passion for cooking. She will provide cooking tips, share food-related stories and offer samples of tasty treats. Registration is required.

The Eastpointe Memorial Library will host the “Let’s Chat about Entrepreneurship” program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Business owner Garnet Terri will coach people about small businesses and discuss best practices when it comes to starting a business. Registration is required.

A new book club will hold its first session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. Its first selection will be “The Monuments Men,” by Robert M. Edsel.  

The Friends of the Eastpointe Memorial Library will host its annual holiday bazaar from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. The Friends will offer handcrafted items and holiday treats. Library staff say it’s a great way to get started on shopping for holiday gifts, hostess gifts and stocking stuffers.

To contact the Eastpointe Memorial Library or register for programs, call (586) 445-5096.

The Roseville Public Library also will be offering a variety of events during November.

It will host a “Cooking Matters” workshop on Thursdays and Fridays for six weeks beginning on Friday, Nov. 1. Lasting from 2 to 4 p.m., these interactive sessions will feature trained culinary and nutrition instructors leading hands-on presentations on topics including cooking tips, food safety at home, quick and affordable recipes, shopping smart, planning balanced meals and making healthy snacks. Registration is required.

A patriotic craft project for children will be hosted from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Young crafters can take home a project, such as a decorated wooden star ornament or a pony bead bracelet. Those younger than 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.

The Booked for the Evening reading club will discuss Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Registration is not required.

The library will host a “Makerspace” event from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Kids in grades four to eight can tinker, design, craft, create and explore different STEAM-themed projects. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Registration is required.

Kids will be able to meet live hawks, owls, falcons, vultures and a bald eagle at the library’s Lords of the Sky event. The Howell Nature Center will present the program from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The program is open to all ages.

The library will be closed Nov. 28-30 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal hours will resume Dec. 1. To contact the Roseville Public Library or to register for an event, call (586) 445-5407.