Libraries

Published March 22, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Public school students will be off for spring break the first week in April, but local children needn’t fear being bored if they don’t have any vacation plans — the St. Clair Shores Public Library is adding programming for the week.

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Published March 20, 2019

TROY — Kitchen designer Sara Fithault, of EW Kitchens, based at the Michigan Design Center, believes great design is in the details that you don’t notice.

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Published March 20, 2019

TROY — Rick Forrest has been birding with his friend Vic Dorer for 43 years, since they were in their mid-20s.

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Published March 20, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The North Branch of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library in Macomb Township has partnered with the Detroit Institute of Arts for “Through Her Eyes: Women Artists in the DIA’s Collection.”

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Published March 19, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Katie Fahey was just a woman in her mid-20s, living in the Grand Rapids area, working a job in sustainable business. Then, one social media post changed everything.

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Published March 18, 2019

UTICA — Have fun while making a difference at the Utica Public Library. The library, located at 7530 Auburn Road, is seeking donations now and volunteers later to make blankets for animals in need at 1 p.m. June 25 during the library’s summer reading program.

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Published March 12, 2019

TROY — Did you know that during World War II, Italian and German prisoners of war picked sugar beets in Michigan’s Thumb region, cut wood in the Upper Peninsula and picked fruit in Berrien County due to severe labor shortages?

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Published March 12, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham City Commission voted 6-0 Feb. 25 to develop and issue a request for proposals for the construction of an updated and expanded youth services section at the Baldwin Public Library.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — A recent donation to the Rochester Hills Public Library has brought the magical world of books to life in the youth room.

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Published March 6, 2019

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — You’ve probably seen a few familiar faces around the library lately. 

According to Adult Services Librarian Alicia Bell, it has been an annual tradition since 2014 to feature portraits throughout the library of leaders in the African-American community in celebration of Black History Month, which is in February. 

However, this year, a suggestion from a patron prompted library staff to feature more local influencers. 

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Published March 6, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — A sculpture named after the titular character of Moby Dick, the 1851 novel by Herman Melville, was installed Feb. 21 in the fountain in front of the Southfield Public Library, 26000 Evergreen Road. 

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — Who knew stagecoach robberies, bank robberies and burglaries were part of Michigan history?

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — A cannabis health consultant will share information at the Troy Public Library on how cannabis (marijuana) products can be used to alleviate pain.

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Published March 5, 2019

BERKLEY — The United States has been going through an opioid epidemic for quite some time, with thousands dying every year from prescribed or illegal narcotics.

Starting in November 2017, the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities and the Tri-Community Coalition have been holding training seminars for civilians to learn to look for symptoms of an opioid overdose and use a Narcan nasal spray to save people’s lives.

One of these seminars was held at the Berkley Public Library Feb. 28. 

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Published March 4, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe and Roseville libraries are getting the word out about their upcoming programs and events for the month of March.

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Published March 1, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Begun as a way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the St. Clair Shores Public Library is celebrating March Is Reading Month with a character hunt, guessing game and family reading day.

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Published February 26, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — The data makes sense: Children who are read to as infants, toddlers and young students have significantly larger vocabularies than kids whose parents didn’t read to them, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Published February 26, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Michigan’s rich history is exemplified in literary works on an annual basis, and only a chosen few make the cut as the best representations.

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Published February 21, 2019

HAZEL PARK — His rhyming tales have charmed children into a lifelong love of reading, while the morals of his stories have followed kids into adulthood. Now the Hazel Park District Library is paying tribute to Dr. Seuss with a special celebration.

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Published February 11, 2019

UTICA — The Utica Public Library recently purchased a new book collection called VOX Books to make reading possibly more fun for children while also making learning to read and understanding a story easier. VOX Books are books that read to you when you press a button, and all you have to do is turn the page. No need for CDs, bags or containers.

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