Libraries

Published August 8, 2017

With back-to-school season soon to be in sight, the Sterling Heights Public Library is preparing to wind down this year’s summer reading programming with the Summer Reading Party for kids and families Aug. 26.

Library public relations and programs coordinator Jason Groth said this is the first year that the library has chosen to take its Summer Reading Party to Dodge Park.

“We wanted a little more room because it was a big event last year,” he said. “We are going to have a petting zoo. We’re going to have a bounce house.”

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Published August 2, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — The multicolored neon lights advertising cappuccinos and espressos to Farmington Community Library Main Branch guests will stop glowing pretty soon for good.

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Published July 28, 2017

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — We’re at the halfway point of summer, but the Roseville Public Library and the Eastpointe Memorial Library have a host of programs for all ages throughout the community to enjoy.

The Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave., will have beads everywhere to make spiral suncatchers at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7. The project involves making a loop at the end of memory wire and headpins and crimping. It is helpful to know how to do this, but help will be available if needed. A $5 kit fee will be due the night of the program.

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Published July 26, 2017

BERKLEY — The Berkley City Council has approved a change at the public library that lowers its credit card processing fees from 5 percent to 2.75 percent.

The change was made at the council’s July 17 meeting. According to city documents, the library, located at 3155 Coolidge Highway, had been using credit cards as a form of payment for more than a year.

For every bill that was paid with a credit card, a 5 percent service fee was added on, which was used to cover the processing fee and other fees charged by the processing company.

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Published July 26, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — Reading a new book is as simple as a stroll around the Rochester Hills Public Library this summer.

The library has installed a temporary Braille Enhanced StoryWalk — an activity that places the pages from a children’s story along a popular walking route in the community — allowing children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.

The installment, made possible due to funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services via the Library of Michigan, will be up through the end of August.

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Published July 26, 2017

By Maddie Forshee
Special Reporter

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Public Library has always been a place of learning and information, even more so in the digital age. 

Through innovative programming, the library is teaching its patrons how to navigate today’s technology-reliant world, library officials said.

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Published July 5, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — School has only been out for summer a couple of weeks, and already you’ve overheard your kid utter words like “ain’t” and “dunno.”

Before the summer slump fully sets in, why not head over to Baldwin Public Library July 10 for the “Build a Better World” spelling bee.

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Published July 5, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Public Library is giving patrons a fun way to beat summer boredom this year.

The library recently introduced take-home STEAM kits for youths and adventure kits for adults — STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Library Community Relations Specialist Amanda Harrison Keighley said the program is part of a growing trend among libraries to offer adventure kits, mobile hot spots and other nontraditional library materials along with standard book circulation.

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Published June 28, 2017

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Residents from all five Grosse Pointe communities have a chance to “Build a Better World” through the Grosse Pointe Public Library’s summer reading program.

The reading program — which has taken on the theme of  “Build a Better World” — is an opportunity for children, teenagers and adults to enjoy their local library while curling up with a good book as well as other reading materials.

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Published June 28, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham is about 30 minutes outside the heart of Detroit. But 50 years ago, the impact of the riot that ravaged Detroit was felt in the suburbs and beyond.

Baldwin Public Library will take the opportunity this summer to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riot with a variety of presentations to shed light on one of the most historic events in the nation’s history, which resulted in 43 fatalities and 7,000 arrests.

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Published June 28, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The Friends of the Harper Woods Public Library are inviting anyone in the community with a talent for creating to join them for their 2017 Artisans Market.

The Artisans Market allows people to sell their crafted goods — including jewelry, ceramics, candles, clothing and woodwork — with profits going to the artists and the costs of the artists’ booths going to the library. 

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Published June 28, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — This summer, when you’re soaking up the sun, bring a book along. 

Through the library’s annual summer reading program — this year themed “Build a Better World” — the community’s youth have a chance to keep their minds and bodies active through Sept. 1 at both library branches.

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Published June 27, 2017

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The 21st century version of most libraries offers something for everyone.

The Clinton-Macomb Public Library, which has three branches — two  in Clinton Township and one in Macomb Township — is no different. Recently, the library has been touting its Library Things To Go collection.

Jamie Morris, head of communications for the CMPL, said the collection includes items in three subcategories: Tech To Go, Hobbies To Go and STEM To Go, referring to science, technology, engineering and math fields. 

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Published June 27, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe Memorial and Roseville Public libraries have multiple programs for residents to enjoy this summer.

In an email to the Eastsider June 22, Eastpointe Memorial Library Assistant Director Sue Todd urged people to check out the library’s summer offerings.

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Published June 26, 2017

WARREN — The Dorothy M. Busch Branch Library is back in the business of serving patrons in the southwest neighborhoods of Warren.

Capping a project that began in 2010, when voters approved a dedicated 20-year library millage, a group of residents, city administrators and library officials gathered June 22 for a grand reopening celebration for the new 6,700-square-foot library that now features modern amenities like computers, community and study rooms, and a dedicated children’s area.

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Published June 14, 2017

Longer days, vacations and no school mean more time for summer reading, and the Sterling Heights Public Library has plans to make the most of the season with updated programming.

The theme of this year’s summer reading program is “Build a Better World.”

Library Public Relations and Programs Coordinator Jason Groth explained that the summer reading theme will be incorporated into library activities aimed at the various age demographics, such as crafting programs and Legos for younger kids.

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Published June 14, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Local author and poet M.L. Liebler will be performing a reading of his acclaimed book, ”Heaven was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond,” at the Harper Woods Public Library on Monday, June 26.

The book, as well as a second book of poetry called “I Want to Be Once,” was selected to the Library of Michigan’s Michigan Notable Books list for 2017. “Heaven was Detroit” discusses the history of Detroit’s music scene through 50 essays written by local writers, experts and musicians.

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Published June 14, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — There were Birmingham city commissioners, library board members stacks of books, fresh carpeting, and sharp, modern décor at the Baldwin Public Library June 11 when the ribbon was cut to officially reopen the remodeled adult services section.

There was something else at the party too: light. And plenty of it.

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Published June 7, 2017

UTICA — A quaint wooden Little Free Library is the newest resident of Grant Park in Utica, thanks to book enthusiast Heather Wojcik and her carpentry-savvy husband, Karl Wojcik.

The Wojciks worked together with the Utica Public Library and the Utica Department of Public Works to garner publicity for and install the community bookcase. The motto of the grass-roots movement is “take a book; return a book.”

While the Wojciks are Sterling Heights residents, Heather said she has always enjoyed utilizing the Utica Public Library too.

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Published June 7, 2017

The end of the school year doesn’t mean all of the books get slammed shut until fall.

Summer is prime storytime for growing readers and book fans of all ages. Baldwin Public Library, the Franklin Public Library and the Bloomfield Township Public Library know there’s nothing better than enjoying a good book on a beach blanket or inside to pass the time during a summer thunderstorm.

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