Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Grosse Pointe Public Library 

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TopMay 2012
In This Issue
Origami Workshop
An Evening Among Friends
Celebrate Children's Book Week
Used Book Sale
Senior Symposium 2012
Classic Books Lecture Series
Park & Read
Library Board Trustee Positions

Origami Workshop

For Children

Origami Workshop

for Children

Learn the beautiful art of Japanese Paper Folding!

Saturday, May 12


Central Library


Register Here

Volunteers Needed

GPPL has launched STEP
Enrichment Program) at the Woods Branch on school days, during the hours of 3:30-5:30pm. We offer homework resources, computer workshops & other enrichment programs.


We are looking for

Literacy Tutors: assist students one-on-one or in small groups to help them read and comprehend material in

their grade level.

Homework Help Tutors: provide assistance with projects and assignments


If you would like to volunteer, please contact

Patricia McClary

313-343-2072 ext 205


This is perfect for:

~Certified/Retired teacher

~College student currently enrolled in education programs

~Adult with literacy training and/or experience

~High School Student

Hours & Locations
Friends Down Under
Friends Down Under Bookstore 
Operated by the

Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library

Store Hours

Tuesday 6pm - 8pm

Saturday Noon - 4pm


Woods Branch

Lower Level

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:

May 21, 2012

June 25, 2012
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Ford HouseAn Evening Among Friends

Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library invite you to their Annual Meeting & Award Ceremony. Mike Skinner, Ford Historian, will address "The Legacy of Edsel and Eleanor Clay Ford" as 2012 marks the centennial of the Ford's meeting at Annie Ward Foster's Etiquette School in Detroit. 


Tuesday, May 15

5:30pm ~ Reception with light refreshments

6:00pm ~ Service Award Presentation, Annual Membership Meeting

7:00pm ~ Guest Speaker: Mike Skinner

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

1100 Lakeshore Rd

Grosse Pointe Shores

RSVP by Tuesday, May 8

343-2074 ext. 204 or

Children's Book Week Celebrate Children's Book Week!

May 7-13, 2012

Bookmark Contest

Design a bookmark celebrating your

favorite children's book.

Pick up entry form and instructions

at any branch beginning May 1.

Entries due May 14.

BooksFriends of GPPL Used Book Sale
Wednesday, May 16

6:00pm - 8:00pm

FRIENDS of GPPL members only

Non-Members may join at the door

Thursday, May 17

10:00am - 8:00pm

Friday, May 18

10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday, May 19

10:00am - 2:00pm

$5 Bag Day

Woods Branch - 20680 Mack Ave - GPW

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Senior SymposiumSenior Symposium 2012
Please join us for our annual Senior Symposium lecture series, held in the Ewald program room on the first three Wednesdays in May.

Refreshments available at 1:30pm

Lectures begin at 2:00pm

Come join the fun!


Wednesday, May 2: Laughter? The Best Medicine
Harry J. Smith, M.A., LLP, Mental Health Therapist of St. John Eastwood Clinics
Learn ways to laugh deep and from the heart and all is well. Learn about the relationship between humor and health.
Register Here
Wednesday, May 9: Advanced Directives: Courageous Conversations
Marianne Garacia, LMSW, Social Worker of St. John Hospital & Medical Center
Learn how to have a voice now in medical decisions, documenting your choices, selecting a health care advocate, rather than risk a future burden on those you love.
Wednesday, May 16: Big Band Memories
Professor William Hart
Professor William Hart returns for an encore performance playing your requests and fond memories on his trumpet.
FriendsClassic Books Lecture Series

The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library present the final program in their 2012 Classics Books Lecture Series. Each lecture is presented by award-winning professors who will ignite your enthusiasm for the classics with their knowledge, wit and passion.

Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
with Dr. George Bornstein
Thursday, May 24, 7:30pm
Grosse Pointe South Auditorium
Admission at the door
Friends' Members: Free
Non-Members: $10.00 per lecture
Students & Teachers: Free with identification
There are no presales
Park & ReadPark & Read
Enjoy a Great Book in our Great Outdoors!
Free One-Day Vehicle Permit
Available through October 1, 2012
For a fourth summer, the DNR and the Library of Michigan are offering Park & Read. GPPL patrons can "check-out" a one day free vehicle pass into any Michigan State Park and Recreation Area or historical sites in the Michigan Historical Museum System. The one-day pass, a $10 savings, also provides free, one-time access to any of the more than 500 events scheduled to take place within the state parks throughout the summer. Passes are valid for seven days from checkout and are good for day use only.
Notice of Availability of Library Board Trustee Positions

Three vacancies on the Grosse Pointe Public Library Board of Trustees will exist as of

June 30, 2012 at the end of the regular term of office of those trustees representing

Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores. Each position is for

a four (4) year term (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2016) Applicants must reside in the

represented municipality and be a registered voter.

Applications are available online (pdf) or at the Central Library Administrative Office (313-343-2325), 10 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Applications must be submitted to the Secretary of the Library Board, no later than

Friday, May 4, at 5:00 p.m.

Submit applications to:

Secretary of Library Board

Library Board of Trustees

10 Kercheval

Grosse Pointe Farms MI 48236

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MUZZY Online

New Muzzy Languages!

New languages have been added to our Muzzy Foreign Language Database.

Currently, children may play games and practice foreign language skills in Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

Over the summer, new activities will be added in Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian! Check our website under the Youth Services dropdown menu.

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Save the Date ~ Read, White & Blue Cruise
Please save the date for the
2nd Annual Read, White & Blue Dinner & Fireworks Cruise on beautiful Lake St. Clair!

Friday, June 29, 2012 ~ 7:30 - 11:00pm ~ Ticket availability is limited.

Information on how to purchase tickets will be available on the library website in May.

We look forward to seeing you there!





This coupon entitles the bearer to one (1) DVD or Video Game free of rental charge during the month of May 2012 at any Grosse Pointe Public Library.
To redeem, print and clip this coupon, fill in the requested information
and bring it to Central, Ewald or Woods Library Circulation Desk.
Library Card Barcode______________________________________________
Offer Expires: MAY 31, 2012

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

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