Libraries

Published March 23, 2016

TROY — Unleash your inner comedian during a program on the art of improvisation at the library.

Karen Bell-Brege has managed the house troupe at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle for 13 years, and holds programs for corporations and teens. She held a program for teens at the Troy Public Library last year, and Connie Doherty, head of adult information services for library, thought Bell-Brege would be a good fit for adults in April, which is National Humor Month.

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Published March 23, 2016

HAZEL PARK — The Hazel Park District Library has made many cuts in recent years, such as reducing hours and staff, and slashing the materials and programming budget. With the exception of the replacement of its heating and cooling system, the library hasn’t spent any money from fund balance either. On the contrary, it’s been adding money. 

But it still hasn’t been enough to restore the library to its former self.

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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. 

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Published January 11, 2016

HARPER WOODS — Taxpayers will be asked to support the Harper Woods Public Library with a millage renewal that will come to the polls this November.

At the Jan. 4 City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously on a resolution to place the millage renewal on the ballot during the Nov. 8 election.

The millage renewal is not a new tax. It is a renewal of the library millage that voters approved in 2010, which expires in 2017.

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Published December 30, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — After launching in 1985, the Shelby Township Library’s Afternoon Book Club is still going strong.                                                 

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