The Eastpointe and Roseville libraries will have a variety of programs for both kids and adults to kick off the new year, such as the return of the Youth Lego Club from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Roseville Public Library.

The Eastpointe and Roseville libraries will have a variety of programs for both kids and adults to kick off the new year, such as the return of the Youth Lego Club from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Roseville Public Library.

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Libraries offer patrons ways to kick off the new year right

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published December 27, 2018

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ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Roseville and Eastpointe libraries are encouraging residents to start the new year off right with a good book, movie night or other fun activity.

Annamarie Lindstrom, the assistant director of the Roseville Public Library, said a library can be a great resource for starting off a New Year’s resolution on the right foot.

“When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, we make many, but keep few,” she said in an email. “We resolve to learn a new skill, take a class or two, expose ourselves to different ideas, make healthier choices or take risks in our personal and professional lives. While resolutions are fresh in people’s minds, the library is a great resource to use to kick off the New Year right including … free programs.”

Additionally, Abby Bond, the youth services librarian at the Eastpointe Memorial Library, said libraries can be the perfect solution for when winter storms hit.

“The library is your secret weapon against cabin fever. It is the place to go to get out of the house; the place to get books and movies to entertain everyone in your home,” said Bond. “Even if you get snowed in, our electronic resources will keep you going while you weather the storm.”

Each library is offering a variety of programs to start 2019 and beat the winter blues.

The Roseville Public Library is offering people a hand with new gifts they may not quite know how to work yet with the library’s New Year Technology Check-In. The all-ages program will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7

“Not sure what to do with that neat Christmas gizmo? Drop in and join others as we discuss what can be done with that new tablet or computer,” said Lindstrom. “Your new device may be compatible with library services to receive free audio books, digital magazines, or Freegal’s music catalog. If you can’t make it to the program, call about setting up a library lab appointment.”

If that New Year’s resolution involves being smarter when it comes to money, the Roseville Public Library also will be offering a program hosted by Motor City Co-op Credit Union to discuss financial do’s and don’ts and teach people how to build positive financial habits. It will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14.

For those looking to get more organized in 2019, Roseville staff will be leading people in an organizational class focused on the bullet journal method to keep people’s lives in order. It will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Registration is required.

The Friends of the Roseville Public Library also will be hosting a fundraiser from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Owl Winery, located at Utica Road and Gratiot Avenue. Those taking part will get to try different varieties of fruit wines and tasty appetizers.

“Outings are back with the Friends of the Roseville Public Library, and we are kicking it off with a trip to the Owl Winery,” said Pat Eick, the president of the Friends. “We are hoping to raise funds to increase the help we can give the library during the year for items that are not budgeted but sorely needed. It is our goal to make the library the place to be in our community, whether it is to use the computer, pick up a good book or just attend a fun program.”

Tickets for the event are limited and cost $20.

The Eastpointe Memorial Library also will have several programs for patrons.

The library will host a scrapbooking program at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. Participants can create a two-page spread of memories while instructors give tips and advice. Supplies will be provided and registration is required.

The library in Eastpointe also will host its Coloring Club at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7. The library will provide pencils, pages and music while children can make their own creations. Registration is required.

The Eastpointe Memorial Library also will host a crafting time at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. People can make a winter-themed craft in the class. There is limited space and registration is required.

Those wishing to contact the Roseville library to register or obtain more information on programs may do so by calling (586) 445-5407. For more information or to register for an Eastpointe library program, people can call (586) 445-5096.

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