Welcome in the new year with some fun at the libraries in Roseville, Eastpointe

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published December 27, 2019

 The Roseville Public Library offered some fowl-related programs throughout November and December. The library is promising similar fun programs in the coming year.

The Roseville Public Library offered some fowl-related programs throughout November and December. The library is promising similar fun programs in the coming year.

Photo provided by Pat Eick


ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Memorial Library and the Roseville Public Library are inviting the public to start the new year off right with some fun and engaging programs and events.


Roseville Public Library
The Roseville Public Library will be offering a variety of programs in January. The Teen Chess Club will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6. It is open to students in grades six through 12. No registration is required.

The “Booked for the Evening” book group will discuss “The Snow Child,” by Eowyn Ivey, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. Toddler lapsit reading for children ages 2 to 3 1/2 will take place on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Preschool storytime, for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old, will take place at 11 a.m. Fridays. Children will enjoy songs, puppets, crafts and stories. Registration is required for all three programs.

Adults, teens and tweens are invited to a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Day. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20. Intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems and move people closer to King’s vision of a “beloved community,” the day will allow participants to make plastic yarn from grocery bags to create sleeping mats for the homeless. No experience or registration is necessary, but donations of plastic bags are appreciated.

The Roseville Historical and Genealogical Society will host a presentation on Gen. Alexander Macomb, the namesake of Macomb County. It will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Grab those blue shells and hit the rainbow road at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Roseville library will host a teen “Mario Kart” tournament. Kids ages 6-12 are welcome. Sign-up will take place before the event begins.

Adult trivia night will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. Teams of four will compete in a fun trivia competition. Individuals can join up with others to form their own groups of four. Registration is required.

To celebrate the Chinese New Year and the upcoming Year of the Rat, a science program will be hosted at the Roseville library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Kids can learn about the habits and habitats of rats and other active and adaptable rodents, such as mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks and groundhogs.

Local chef Mary Spencer will teach people the ins and outs of cooking with an air fryer at a program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. Samples of some of the discussed dishes will be offered. Registration is required.

People can create coasters inspired by the 1920s art deco style from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. All supplies will be provided and registration is required.

Those who need help setting up a new device they got under the tree also can come into the Roseville library for one-on-one computer assistance. They can call (586) 445-5407 to set up an appointment.

“Not only a new year, but a new decade is upon us! Enter 2020 with a clear vision of your goals,” Pat Eick, of the Roseville Public Library, said in an email. “We want to be a part of that vision. The library is no longer merely a collection of books. We circulate magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, music, computer games, and digital downloads including eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.”

Eick also wanted to remind the public that libraries have numerous online and digital resources available.

“Our digital resources cover many recreational and informational topics, including Creativebug for art and craft tutorials, Ancestry for genealogy and Tutor.com for live tutoring assistance,” she wrote. “Residents have access to the internet via computers as well as wireless.”

More information on the Roseville Public Library is available at www.rosevillelibrary.org or by calling (586) 445-5407.


Eastpointe Memorial Library
The Eastpointe Memorial Library will be offering several book club options for patrons during January, as well as several storytime programs for young children.

“Book clubs are a great way to meet new people in your community,” Sue Todd, the assistant director of the Eastpointe Memorial Library, said in an email. “Reading different books gives patrons exposure to new authors, genres and experiences. Frequently, book club members say, ‘I would never have read that book if it were not for book club.’ We offer book clubs for all ages and interests.”

At 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, children in grades one to three can attend “Booked for Dessert,” in which they can read and discuss “Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct,” by Mo Willems. Afterward, they can enjoy some dessert.

The Pizza and Pages book group will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. It is a book club for students in grades three to six. They can enjoy pizza while talking about the book “Dog Diaries,” by James Patterson.

A family storytime hour will take place at 10:15 a.m. Thursdays as well.

Adults can enjoy three book clubs throughout the month. The Mystery Book Club will be hosted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, and will discuss “It Happens in the Dark,” by Carol O’Connell. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, the Thursday Evening Book Club will discuss “Winter Solstice,” by Elin Hilderbrand. At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, the History Book Club will discuss “The Great Alone,” by Kristin Hannah.

The library will host a family program every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. throughout January. On Jan. 8, the library will present a family movie night. On Jan. 15, the library will host Lego Club. On Jan. 22, the library will host a pajama storytime, and on Jan. 29, it will host a family board game night.

Adults can drop by the Eastpointe library for a scrapbooking program at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, and a puzzle competition at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6. Classic movies will be shown for patrons of all ages at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10.

“The Eastpointe Memorial Library welcomes you to 2020 with a personal invitation,” Todd stated. “As we settle into the winter season, please take the opportunity to come to the library to see all of the things we have planned and the available discounts to library cardholders.”

To find more information or to register for programs at the Eastpointe Memorial Library, call (586) 445-5096. More information is available at www.cityofeastpointe.net/library.