Thursday, March 1, 2012

Library Pointes - March 2012 via Grosse Pointe Public #Library via @thegppl

Grosse Pointe Public Library
Library Pointes 
MARCH 2012
In This Issue
In the Spirit of Women
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Youth Programs
STEP into the Quiet Zone
Friends of GPPL
Quick Links
In the Spirit of Women
Film Series
Calendar  Girls
NOW SHOWING! Inspirational movies, minutes from home, come with friends for an evening to play, laugh and learn! GPPL, Beaumont Heath System & The Grosse Pointe War Memorial are co-sponsoring three movie nights to share and learn with friends. 
Wednesday, March 21
6:00pm hors d'oeuvres; 7:00pm movie
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
Hours & Locations

Central Library

10 Kercheval Avenue


Mon.-Thurs. 9am-9pm

Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm

Sun. 1pm-5pm


Ewald Branch

15175 E. Jefferson Avenue


Mon.-Thurs. 10am-9pm

Fri. & Sat. 10am-5pm

Sun. Closed


Woods Branch

20680 Mack Avenue


Mon.-Thurs. 10am-9pm

Fri. & Sat. 10am-5pm

Sun. 1pm-5pm

Board Meetings

All Board of Trustee

meetings are held the

 fourth Monday

of each month.


They are open to the public and begin at 7pm 

at the Ewald Branch

15175 E. Jefferson

Grosse Pointe Park


Upcoming meeting

dates include:

March 26, 2012

April 23, 2012
May 21, 2012

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Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour
Ann Arbor Film Festival The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. Join us as we view a selection of 2011 award-winning independent short films from last years competition.
The program is free on charge, but seating is limited. 
Thursday, March 8 - 7:00pm - Woods Branch

Youth Programs
Extreme Science Extreme Science
Hold on tight to your seats as our presenter careens you through the wild & extreme concept that everything that you do is a scientific occurrence!  Watch as he rolls on inline skates to demonstrate the laws of motion, plays with special crystals to make water vanish, uses a gyroscope to illustrate a curious balancing act, shows slime oozing from polymers & much more! 
Wednesday, March 7 - 4:00pm - Woods Branch


The Adventures of Tin TinAdventures of Tin Tin

Rated PG. Running Time 106 minutes 

Unquenchably curious young reporter Tintin and his fiercely loyal dog Snowy discover a model ship carrying an explosive secret. Drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Tintin find himself in the sightlines of Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, a diabolical villain who believes Tintin has stolen a priceless treasure tied to a dastardly pirate. With the help of Snowy, Captain Haddock, and bumbling detectives Thompson & Thompson, Tintin will travel half the world to find the final resting place of the Unicorn.
Wednesday, March 14 - 4:00pm - Ewald Branch


Dinosaur CraftDinosaur Craft

Youth Librarian Jane Marsden will host a Dinosaur craft. Ages 5 and up, please.

Wednesday, March 21 - 4:00pm - Ewald Branch

Register Here



Don't forget to register for March Story Time!

Story Time begins March 6, 2012

Register Here


Doll Tea Party Doll Tea Party

Doll Tea Party tickets are still available at Central Library! But they're going fast! The Doll Tea Party will take place on Saturday, March 10, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Advanced ticket purchase required. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Tickets $5.00 per person. 

STEP into the Quiet Zone
Many middle school students spill into the library when the dismissal bell rings. They are waiting for rides, someone to come home to let them in, or stop in to visit with friends. The scene is a familiar one and managing a youth room filled with hungry, anxious, social tweens/teens isn't easy. Libraries play an important role as a community resource, and we are taking another STEP (Study ~ Tutoring ~ Enrichment Program).  GPPL will launch a pilot program at the Woods Branch on school days, during the hours of 3:30-5:30pm. Partnering with the GPPSS, CARE of Southeast Michigan, school parent/teacher/community organizations, we will offer homework resources, computer workshops & other enrichment programs.  All students must have a valid GPPL card as required ID. The program launches on March 26, 2012.

Friends of the GPPL
Classics Books Lecture Series for 2012  
Each lecture is presented by award-winning professors who will ignite your enthusiasm for the classics with their knowledge, wit and passion. 
Thursday, March 1, 7:30pm - Grosse Pointe South Library:

Christopher Marlowe's "The Jew of Malta" and "Dr. Faustus"

and William Shakespeare's The Tempest & The Merchant of Venice with Dr. Ralph Williams

Thursday, March 29, 7:30pm - Grosse Pointe South Library: 
Reflections on the Tennessee Williams' Centenary Year
with Dr. Enoch Brater 
Admission at the door
Friends' Members: Free
Non-Members: $10.00 per lecture
Students & Teachers: Free with identification
There are no presales

Save the dates!Friends
Friends Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 15
More details to come!
May 2012 Used Book Sale - Woods Branch
Wednesday, May 16 - Saturday, May 19

Grosse Pointe Public Library | 10 Kercheval Ave | Grosse Pointe Farms | MI | 48236

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