Roseville teens participate in the Harry Potter Escape Room. The library has many programs planned for the community in August.

Roseville teens participate in the Harry Potter Escape Room. The library has many programs planned for the community in August.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


Libraries prepare host of programs and clubs for August

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published July 30, 2018

 Teens in sixth to 12th grade gather at the Roseville Public Library for the Harry Potter Escape Room July 25. Teens were grouped into teams and had to use lanterns to search for clues to help them unlock five locks with an onlooking Dementor.

Teens in sixth to 12th grade gather at the Roseville Public Library for the Harry Potter Escape Room July 25. Teens were grouped into teams and had to use lanterns to search for clues to help them unlock five locks with an onlooking Dementor.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe Memorial Library, 15875 Oak Ave., and the Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave., provide programs, clubs and games for the community every month. 

In Eastpointe, the Friends of the Library are raising money for an interactive touch-screen game table for the youth services room, while Roseville is planning a balloon battle and computer sessions for residents. 

 

Eastpointe 

Eastpointe Memorial Library Assistant Director Sue Todd said patrons could help the library by becoming a member of the Friends group or by participating in the fundraiser. Memberships start at $5 a year. 

From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4, the library will host a summer book and media sale for Friends members. Friends members will be able to have special pricing on materials as well as a first look at what is being offered in the sale. Then the sale will continue from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6. All proceeds will go toward the game table.    

Judges from Kim’s Dog Grooming and East Detroit Veterinary Hospital will be at the library’s pet parade to hand out ribbons for cutest, funniest, smallest, biggest, scariest and more at 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Preregistration is available through Aug. 8. Registration costs $10 for each pet or $5 for each pet for Friends members; the registration cost will be $2 more for same-day registration. Registration forms are available at the library’s circulation desk. 

“Without the Friends, we would not have programing for adults, children and teens. Special projects like the interactive touch-screen game table could not be planned without the effort put forth by the Friends. The library is grateful to the Friends group for their commitment to making the library a better place for all,” said Todd. 

 

Roseville 

The Roseville Public Library’s assistant director, Annamarie Lindstrom, is encouraging the community to take a staycation. 

“So you’ve been on vacation, now try a staycation. A staycation means staying and enjoying being at home, visiting the local sites you never had time to see, taking advantage of free local programs, catching up on reading, and relaxing. What better place to visit during your staycation than the Roseville Public Library?” said Lindstrom. 

Lindstrom also provided ideas to enhance a staycation: 

• Armchair travel books: check out some to see the world without leaving town.

• Book clubs: Booked for the Evening will take place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 and will focus on “The Chilbury Ladies Choir,” by Jennifer Ryan. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 to discuss “Red Rising,” by Pierce Brown.

• DVDs: Patrons can check out DVDs from the library’s large collection of free DVDs.

• Recommendations: A librarian can help you find a new favorite book or series.

• Magazines: Browse the latest issues of the magazines you love.

• Activity passes: Visit a museum with free or reduced rate passes available through the Michigan Activity Pass program.

Teens can look forward to battling against friends at the teen balloon battle in the Erin Auditorium at 2 p.m. Aug. 8. Young people in grades six through 12 will have a fun program filled with balloon-themed games and activities. Attendees can play or cheer on those who are playing games, such as a balloon stomp, a dartless balloon pop, a water balloon toss and more. Registration is required.  

Join the library for a social crafting evening for adults in the Erin Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Adults can work on projects while enjoying the company of other crafters; participants can bring whatever they like to work on, such as scrapbooks, beading, knitting and sewing. Participants must bring their own supplies, but coloring and some beads will be provided.

For those in need of computer assistance, patrons can drop in for the library’s one-on-one 30-minute computer help sessions at 1 p.m Aug. 20 in the story hour room. Individuals can bring their devices and any cords to the lab. For those who don’t have a laptop, the Roseville Public Library will have a laptop available to work with. The library encourages individuals to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to sessions and to sign up at the adult information desk. 

Teens can join the library in playing the card game “Magic the Gathering” in the story hour room every Monday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. It will be casual gameplay for players of all skill levels. The library will have some starter decks available to borrow. No registration is required.

For more information on the library or events, visit www.rosevillelibrary.org or call (586) 445-5407.