Thank you to all of the Auburn Hills Public Library patrons who have enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Kroger requires allparticipants to re-enroll each April in order to continue earning for the Auburn Hills Public Library. This program earns up to $200 each quarter for contributions that help fund library programs and purchasing materials, so we would like to encourage everyone to take a moment to re-enroll their card online. This is also an excellent time for first-time participants to sign up, so even if you shop at Kroger infrequently, please take a moment to register your card and begin earning. To enroll or re-enroll in Kroger Community Rewards, have your Kroger shopper card handy. Visit
www.krogercommunityrewards.com, click on "Michigan", then click on "Enroll" to register for the first time, or "Re-enroll" to re-register. Auburn Hills Public Library's NPO is #87290. All participants must also have a valid online account at www.kroger.com, and must sign up online to participate.
As always, thank you for your contributions to the Auburn Hills Public Library. Best wishes for a Happy Mother's Day, and many thanks to all who serve in our armed forces.
Stephanie McCoy, Director
MANGO LANGUAGES IS HERE!
Mango is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language! Learn a language online! This foreign language learning tool offers over 30 different language courses, including German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Greek, French, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese, as well as 15 different ESL Programs, including those for Polish, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese speakers. Please contact the Adult Services Department for more details on how to access Mango.
Thursday, May 10, 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
Will Be Going on Hiatus Through The Summer
Auburn Hills Writers' Group
Thursday, May 17, 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
No Meeting In May
"Defining Moments" by Robert Dustman
Monday, May 21, 7:00-8:30 pm
Mr. Dustman will be discussing his book "Defining Moments: A True Story of War, Family Conflict, and Reconciliation." It is a memoir of his father, William Dustman, who served in the South Pacific during World War II.
Please register in advance by calling (248) 364-6706,
Professional DJ, Travis Rimando,and emcee, Jamall Bufford from the Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor, will present a hands-on workshop for teens. This is a great opportunity to be introduced to the hip-hop scene. Participants will be creating and performing their own rhymes. There will also be a chance to experience the DJ turntables and scratch-and-mix to the music!
PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. We have limited space in the workshop, and may not be able to accommodate walk-in patrons.
Please register in advance by calling (248) 364-6712,
Registration for this year's Summer Reading Program will begin on June 4. Youth Summer Reading Program is open to Auburn Hills residents, Avondale students, and anyone who attends a school located in Auburn Hills. Watch for more information in the Library or when our librarians visit your school!
ROCK 'N' RHYME
Mondays, 10:30 am, May 7 and 21
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"
May 1 & 2: Ducks
May 8 & 9: Cows
May 15 & 16: Chickens
May 22 & 23: Storyteller's Choice
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.
CAN YOU HELP?
Throughout the year, the Youth Department does many craft programs. There are some items we use all of the time. If you could help us by donating any of the following items, it would be greatly appreciated!
Boxes from bar soap (or similar boxes)
Wooden craft sticks
Wooden ice cream spoons
Colored tissue paper
White paper plates
Wiggly eyes (not the tiny ones)
Sheets of art foam
During our Summer Reading Program, we give prizes from our treasure chest to children in the preschool program. We accept donations of small toys (like Happy Meal Prizes) all year long. It's a great form of recycling!
In addition, we can use anything you consider to be a "white elephant." Prizes are given during the summer to everyone from children through adults. Gift cards are always appreciated.
Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library
Our Spring Book Sale was the largest in the history of the new Friends Group. Remember that we maintain a used book store room year-round in the Library, so keep shopping there! It is open whenever the Library is open. We accept tax-deductible donations on the burgundy cart next to the stairway. All proceeds support our Library.
GARDENING books: 3 for $2.00!
HUMOR books: 3 for $2.00!
We are always looking for new members! 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. Support your local library Friends! Memberships are fully tax deductible. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-276-1258.
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: www.krogercommunityrewards.com 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
MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY CLOSING: MAY 26, 27, AND 28
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