Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Auburn Hills Public Library Newsletter

February 2012

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  A Note From The Director


February is a month of many celebrations and recognitions. Did you know that in February we take the time to recognize American Heart Month, National Children's Dental Health Month, Library Lover's Month, and most importantly, African-American History Month?  Come celebrate with us at the Library!  We have several enjoyable events scheduled. The Adult Services Department has a special presentation called "The Alternate Route of the Freedom Trail: The Underground Railroad North of Detroit" on Monday, February 20th.  The Youth Services Department is spreading cheer by making valentines for a local nursing home on February 10th.


Congratulations to the Youth Department!  The 

Wal-Mart Foundation selected Auburn Hills Public Library's Youth Department to receive a grant through the Local Community Contribution/Hunger Outreach Grant Program in the amount of $2,165.00.  Please stop in and congratulate the Youth Department!


The staff and I are excited about two new services coming to Auburn Hills Public Library in the next few weeks.

  1. Mango Languages!  This is a new way to learn a language by logging in at the Library, or from a remote location with your library card.  After logging in, you can access multiple languages during a particular session, including French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Farsi, Greek, Russian and many more.  You can choose from basic or more in-depth lessons that will teach you language through reading, listening and conversation.
  2. Pay your library fines and fees online.  By accessing our online catalog, you will soon be able to pay overdue fines and other outstanding fees by credit card or PayPal. This is another convenient way for patrons to access their library 24 hours a day.

Please inquire about these upcoming services when you visit the Auburn Hills Public Library!





Stephanie McCoy, Director 



New Year, New Beginnings

Yoga:  An Introduction

 Wednesday, February 8, 7:00-8:00 pm 

Did you ever want to enroll in a yoga class, but wondered if it was right for you?  Come get a gentle introduction; learn about the mental and physical benefits of this popular form of exercise.  


 Book Bingo

 Thursday, February 9, 2:00-3:00 pm 

Play Bingo at the Library to win book prizes, have fun, and make new friends!  We meet in the Library's large meeting room the second Thursday of each month from 2:00-3:00 pm.


Book Buddies Discussion Group

The Syringa Tree, by Pamela Gien 

 Wednesday, January 15, 12:30-1:30 pm

If you enjoy reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles, then join us for Book Buddies.  We meet the third Wednesday of each month from 12:30-1:30 pm in the small meeting room for a casual book discussion. 



Auburn Hills Writers' Group

 Thursday, February 16, 6:30-8:30 pm 

Are you a local writer looking for a "local" writers' group?   

Interested adult writers, 18 years and older, are encouraged to meet, mingle and discuss their work.  Bring your notebook, a fellow writer, and a small portion of the work you wish to share.  Support and valuable feedback await you!  We meet in the small meeting room.  



  Murder by the Book Discussion Group

    Motor City Shakedown, by J.E. Johnson 

  Saturday, February 18, 10:30-11:30 am

If you can't resist a good mystery, then join us for "Murder By The Book," the Library's mystery book discussion group.  We meet on the third Saturday of each month from 10:30-11:30 am in the large meeting room. 



 The Alternate Route of the Freedom Trail:  

  The Underground Railroad North of Detroit

  Monday, February 20, 7:00-8:30 pm 

Come hear local photographer Kel Keller discuss the Underground Railroad, and possible routes north of Detroit.  



New Year, New Beginnings


 Saturday, February 25, 10:30 am-12:00 pm 

Easily save 50% and more on your grocery bill!  Robyn Adams, couponing expert, will show you simple ways to shop sales and use couponing methods to save money.  
Register by calling (248) 364-6706, 
or online at our Events Calendar.



Valentine's Nursing Home Visit

Grades 6-12 

Friday, February 10, 5:45 - 8:30 pm

Come with us to spread Valentine's Day cheer at a local nursing home.  We'll make valentines at the Library and then go to the nursing home to pass them out while playing Bingo with the residents.  



Video Game Cafe

 Wednesday, February 22, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

What better way to meet up with friends during school breaks?  Enjoy playing games on our Wii systems and new X-Box Kinect!  We'll have snacks, as well as board games for you to play, too.  Drop in and stay as long as you'd like.   


Register by calling (248) 364-6712,

 or online at our Events Calendar. 






Mondays, 10:30 am, February 13 & 27

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.  If less than 8 children register, program will be cancelled.  



Preschool Storytime is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am or Tuesday or  Wednesday evenings  at 7:00 pm.  This program is for children who are age 3 through kindergarten.  They must be able to go into the story room without a parent.  This is a good introduction to being in a group, practicing listening and following directions.  The program features books, fingerplays and movement.  Registration for residents and Avondale school district families is ongoing.  
This year's theme is "Awesome Animals"
January 31 & February 1:  Hippos and Rhinos 
February 7 & 8:  Snakes
February 14 & 15:  All Kinds of Horses
Week of February 20:  No Storytime-Drop-In Crafts
February 28 & 29:  Goats and Sheep




 Thursdays 10:30 am

 March 1-29

   Register beginning February 16

This program is for children who are 2 years old accompanied by a parent or other adult.  Sorry, no multiple children or siblings, though twins may come with one adult.   Toddler Storytime runs in sessions of several weeks.  Activities that are included are stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.   




For school-age children, we offer 3 programs that begin at 4:45 pm.  Each runs in sessions of several weeks and will follow a common theme throughout the session. Registration is ongoing for residents.  Non-residents may inquire as to available space.


After School Stories:  Tuesdays at 4:45 for kindergarten and first graders begins on January 10  


"Winter Tales/Tails"  


The North Wind may blow, the snow may pile up, but we'll be warm and snug in the Library sharing stories, crafts and more.  


Junior Library Explorers on Thursdays. This program is for 2nd and 3rd graders. 


"Animals Around the World"  


Do you know much about animals from around our beautiful planet?  What animals live in Africa or Australia?  What kind of animals live in South America?  We'll explore many fascinating animals-some you may already know about, and maybe some you've never heard of!  Join us for an animal adventure you'll never forget.

Library Explorers on Wednesdays.  This program is for 4th through 6th graders. 


"Oh, The Games We Will Play"  


Tired of gray days with nothing to do?  "Sorry" if the winter blahs "Trouble" you.  "Bingo!"  We have the "Monopoly" on fun.  So come aboard and play lots of old favorites, as well as some new.  We'll try team games, pencil & paper games, icebreakers and more!  So, get a "Clue,"  use your "Cranium" and register for this fun hands-on program.  




Adults and children ages 7 and up

Saturdays at noon  

Whether you already know how to knit or if you'd like to learn, you are welcome to come to the Library on Saturday at noon.   A volunteer will be on hand to assist beginners. Parents: come along with your kids and learn, too! Please register at the Youth Desk by calling 248-364-6712 or online at our Events Calendar.




Monday, February 20-Thursday, February 23

10:30 am-7:00 pm

Drop in to make some winter crafts. Parents must remain with children in the craft room and supervise them.


Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library


Did you know that the Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library maintain a used book store year-round in the Library?

It is open the same hours as the Library, so please check it out. You'll love the bargains, and all proceeds support our Library.



Hardcover Biographies are 3 for $2.00!


Membership rewards for Friends of Auburn Hills Public Library start now for the coming 2012 year. Membership includes preview book sale days offering you first pick of books before the public sale. To print and send membership/renewal forms, please go to or call 248-276-1258.


Hey, corporate people! The Auburn Hills Public Library offers The Wall Street Journal, Crain's, Automotive News and a large selection of business-related literature and books. If you work in Auburn Hills, come join our Library. Corporate sponsorship is also available in the Friends of Auburn Hills Public Library. Support your local library friends. Memberships are fully tax deductible. Contact us at or call 248-276-1258.


For Your Information


What is Your Library Worth to You? - 

Individualized Return on Investment Calculator


Using Kroger Community Rewards is making a difference. Thank you to all who have signed up with Kroger Community Rewards. Auburn Hills Public Library has a received over $250 since last May because of patrons shopping at Kroger. If you have not registered your Kroger Rewards Card yet, 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). This is an easy way to contribute to your local Library.


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.


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.


New Library Hours

Monday-Thursday, 10 am-9 pm   Saturday, 10 am-6 pm

Friday and Sunday, Closed


3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326


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