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Auburn Hills Public Library Newsletter

 August 2011

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On November 6, 1984, the residents of Auburn Hills voted to separate from the City of Pontiac to establish their own Library Services for the Auburn Hills' community. The Auburn Hills Clerk's office announced their excitement over the prospect of opening their own library early 1986.   

The grand opening of the Auburn Hills Public Library, located in the Old Mansion took place on February 17, 1986 and a dedication ceremony was held on April 6, 1986.

The Brunette House, the former long-time private residence for Annette Brunette, was moved from Mount Clemens Road to the Auburn Hills Civic Center in 1987. The Library celebrated its grand opening April 22, 1990.

Let's take the time to celebrate a wonderful milestone in Auburn Hills' community history.  The Auburn Hills Public Library is celebrating 25 years of service to the community.  Please join the Library Board and staff in remembering the past and looking forward to the future, on October 22, 2011.  Celebration information will be posted throughout the library in the upcoming months.


Stephanie McCoy, Library Director



The library will be closed Labor Day weekend - Saturday, September 3 - Monday September 5, 2011.



Your Kroger Rewards Card can earn money for AHPL! 


Did you know that you can earn money for Auburn Hills Public Library by simply doing your grocery shopping?  Kroger Community Rewards will give a percentage of total purchases back to AHPL.  It's so easy with your Kroger Rewards Card.  Simply go to, click on Michigan, click on enroll now.  You will be asked for your email address and a password in order to create an account.  The next step is to type in Auburn Hills Public Library as the organization you would like to support (the website has very clear directions)  Now, every time you shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Rewards Card you will be earning money for AHPL!   

Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call (248) 364-6706


Book Bingo - Thursday, August 17, 2:00 - 3:00 pm


Play Bingo at the Library to win book prizes, have fun and make new friends!  This FREE program is open to patrons age 15 and up.


Sit & Stitch - Thursday, August 18, 7:00 - 8:30 pm


Calling all adult knitters, crocheters and hand stitchers! We will be gathering at the Library to work on our projects and share companionship and conversation. Contact the Adult Services Desk at (248) 364-6706 for more information.


Book Discussion Groups at the Library  


  • Book Buddies Discussion Group - Wednesday, August 17, 12:30 pm -1:30 pm - The Wives of Henry Oades The Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran 
  •  Murder by the Book - Saturday, August 20, 1:00 - 2:30 pm - Faithful Place: A Novel  by Tana French


Register by calling (248) 364-6712 or e-mail or online at our events calendar.


Young Adult Activities
6th - 12th Graders

Scrapbooking Workshop - Tuesdays, August 2, 9 & 16,    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Bring your photos to create scrapbook pages to capture your memories.  If you are already working on a scrapbook at home, bring it along to work on here with our supplies.

Wii Cafe - Monday, August 1, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Come and have fun with friends while playing video games and enjoying delicious snacks.

Cookout at Hawk Woods - Friday, August 19, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us for our annual cookout at Hawk Woods.  We'll have a barbecue, campfire, play games and eat s'mores!  We'll also award summer reading prizes and hold the end of summer raffle.


Register by calling 248-364-6712 or stop at the Youth Services Desk 


Knitting Club - Saturdays at noon


Everyone (kids and adults) age 7 and up is welcome to join in this weekly program.  Mrs. Lansberg will be on hand to help beginners and anyone else looking for help with their projects.


Rock 'N' Rhyme - The final Rock 'n' Rhyme for the summer will be held on the following  Wednesday morning at 10:30 am.

  • August 10

This program is for babies under 2 and a caregiver.  ONE CHILD PER LAP, PLEASE!  The program includes organized songs, stories and finger plays followed by a free-play time for parents to chat with others.  Registration is limited to 15 children.  Non-residents may register one week prior to each date if spaces remain.   


Scrapbooking - Tuesdays - June 28 - August 16, 2:00 - 3:30 pm for Grades 4 and up (adults too)


Bring your photos and create some memories.  Please call or go on line to register so we will know you are coming!  You need not attend every week-just come when you can! 



Read to Me Activities for Preschoolers -Theseare open to all children age three to six and are able to attend without a parent in the room.  Parents, do however, need to remain in the library.  No registration necessary. 

  • Tuesday, August 2, 10:30 am - "Let's Visit Australia"
  • Thursday, August 4,  7:00 pm -"Let's Visit Australia"
  • Thursday, August 11, 7:00 pm - "A More Peaceful World"

Special Programs for Read to Me Children  - For the following programs, all children must be accompanied by a parent.   Older siblings are also welcome as well as younger children.

  • Tuesday, August 9, 10:30 am - Musician Kevin Devine will bring his interactive music program to us. He presents a fun-filled, interactive program which all will enjoy.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 10:30 am - Ventriloquist Vikki Gasko makes her first visit to Auburn Hills Public Library. Come welcome her and join in the fun!
  • Thursday, August 18, 7:00 pm - Magician Doug Scheer makes his first visit to our library. He brings his Scheer Magic show to us this evening.



Travelers and Explorers -Grade 2-6 


This weekly program features a different activity each week related to our summer  theme of "One World, Many Stories"

Drop in-no registration necessary. 


  • Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 pm - "One Country, Many Stories"
  • Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 pm - "One World, Many colors
  • Thursday, August 18at 7:00 pm - Doug Scheer magic show 


Drop In Crafts - Each week through August 15


Each week we will feature  drop-in crafts for families.  Come in during these days and hours and work on some projects together.  Parents must attend with children and supervise them in the craft area.

  • Mondays:  10:30 am -7:30 pm
  • Fridays:    10:30 pm-4:00 pm
  • Saturdays:12:30 pm- 4:00 pm

In addition to the above days, crafts will be available each day July 5, 6 & 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.



Other Family Activities: 


Wednesday, August 3, 7:00 pm

  • Library favorite "Baffling Bill" returns with his popular magic show.  Do you think "Gus the Bunny" will make an appearance?  All ages are welcome but children need to be accompanied by an adult. 

Wednesday, August 10, 7:00 pm

  • Annual Talent Show - Come along and be an audience for our stars!  If you wish to participate, come to the Youth desk and tell us what your talent will be.  Participants attend a rehearsal at 5:00 p.m. the day of the show.

Watch for our library newsletter in your mailboxes by early September to find out what's coming up for fall.

For Your Information


Improve Your English Skills at the Library - The Library has many free resources available to help you improve your English, including Rosetta Stone for English. Call the Adult Services Desk at (248) 364-6706 for more information or to set up an appointment.


Rosetta Stone for Spanish, a program for learning Spanish, is now available for use at the Library. Please call the Adult Services Desk at (248) 364-6706 for more information or to make an appointment.


Homebound Library Delivery Service - Did you know the Library provides a FREE home delivery service to City of Auburn Hills residents who are disabled, or have mobility limitations that make visits to the Library difficult? Please contact the Adult Services Desk at (248) 364-6706 for more information. 


Stephanie McCoy, Director
Auburn Hills Public Library

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