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Auburn Hills Public Library Newsletter

March 2012

In This Issue
Friends of AHPL
For Your Information
Quick Links

   A Note From The Director


Did you know that the Library has meeting rooms for public use?  In January 2012, the Library Board voted to revise the Meeting Room policy.  The meeting rooms are located in the lower level of the Auburn Hills Public Library, and are to be used for public gatherings of a civic, cultural, or educational nature.  The rooms are not to be used for commercial, profit-making, or fund-raising events. Businesses sponsoring educational, cultural, informational or governmental/civic programs may use the meeting rooms provided the meetings are open and free to the general public.  Non-profit groups that are based in Auburn Hills or that have a local chapter meeting in Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills city government divisions, and groups that provide support to the total library program shall not be charged a fee. (It is not sufficient for only the contact person to be an AH resident.)  Based in Auburn Hills shall be defined as the organization having an Auburn Hills mailing address or an Auburn Hills P.O. Box. Reservations must be made at least 14 days in advance and will be handled on a "first come, first served" basis.  Groups may reserve rooms up to two months in advance. Cancellations or changes must be requested 48 hours in advance.  Cancellations without 48 hours notice will forfeit the meeting room fee. For your convenience, you can rent equipment such as an LCD projector, laptop computer, and DVD player while utilizing our meeting rooms. Please contact the Library at 248-364-6713 for information on reserving meeting rooms.  The Meeting Room policy can be viewed on our website at  under the section "About Us."  




Stephanie McCoy, Director 



New Year, New Beginnings:

Delicious Vegetarian

 Tuesday, March 6, 7:00-8:30 pm 

Explore delicious and healthful vegetarian cooking.  


 Book Bingo

 Thursday, March 8, 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

Cutting For Stone, by Abraham Verghese 

 Wednesday, March 14, 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, March 15, 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

    Everyone's Reading:  Lethal, by Sandra Brown 

  Saturday, March 17, 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. 



Cupcake Decorating:  Intermediate/Advanced

  Saturday, March 31, 10:30 am-12:00 pm 

Looking to move beyond the basics?  Step it up a notch with this intermediate/advanced class!  
Please register in advance by calling (248) 364-6706, 
or online at our Events Calendar at



Mystery Night:  Backstage Revenge

Grades 6-12 

Friday, March 16, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

You become the detective at our annual Mystery Night! Interview the suspects, review the evidence, and solve the crime.  This is one of the year's most popular events--don't miss it!   


Please register in advance by calling (248) 364-6712,

 or online at our Events Calendar at 






A Fairytale Storytime with special guest, Rapunzel!

Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m.  

Residents may register beginning March 3. Rapunzel has escaped from her tower, and will be stopping by the Library to share her stories with you!  Don't miss this very special visit from a storybook character.  




Mondays, 10:30 am, March 12 and 26

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 one another.  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"
March 6 & 7:     Kangaroos and Koalas
March 13 & 14:  Lions and Tigers
March 20 & 21:  Monkeys and Gorillas
March 27 & 28:  Pigs




 Thursdays 10:30 am

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.   


Toddler Storytime is going on vacation due to lack of participation.  If you are interested in a session that would run from April 12 through May 24, please call the Youth Department and give us your name.  We need a minimum number of 12 children in order to hold this session.  




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.  Current topic will end the week of February 13, though the program will continue after winter break.


After School Stories:  Tuesdays at 4:45 for kindergarten and first graders.


"A Spring in Your Step"  

Let's celebrate the return of sunshine and warm weather. The birds are singing, the grass will be turning green, and everything is waking up to a fresh start.  We'll share stories, crafts, games, and more about all things SPRING! (Think birds, bugs, flowers and rainbows...maybe even mudpies!)  


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


"Science is a Snap"  

Whether you're attracted to science, or repelled by it, you'll be drawn like a magnet to join in as the Junior Library Explorers experiment with science.  Magnetic forces, chemical reactions, and aerodynamics will all be examined in this hands-on program.

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, April 2 - Thursday, April 5

10:30 am-7:00 pm

Drop in to make some 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.



HOW-TO/CRAFT books:  3 for $2.00!

RELIGIOUS/INSPIRATIONAL books:  3 for $2.00!  


SPRING BOOK SALE (Downstairs Meeting Rooms)

April 18, 2012   5:00-8:00 pm  (Friends-Only Pre-Sale)

April 19, 2012   10:00 am-8:00 pm

April 21, 2012   10:00 am-4:00 pm


Membership rewards for Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library include...preview book sale days, offering you first pick of books before the public sale. You can join at the door during the Pre-Sale on the 18th.   


Hello, 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 the 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 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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