Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Fun @Grosse Pointe Public Library

Grosse Pointe Public Library
Library Pointes
JUNE 2012
In This Issue
Read, White & Blue
The Artist
Adult Summer Reading
D.E. Johnson - Michigan Notable Author
DREAM BIG! Summer Reading!
Summer Fun @Your Library
Jim Gill Returns! Save the Date
Teen Read
Friends of GPPL
Read, White & Blue

Read White & Blue

Grosse Pointe Public 

Library Supporters,

Tickets are available for the

2nd Annual Read, White & Blue

Dinner & Fireworks Cruise

on beautiful Lake St. Clair!

Friday, June 29, 2012

7:00 - 11:00pm  

To Purchase Tickets

We look forward to 

seeing you there!

Warm regards,

Read White & Blue Committee

The Artist
The Artist  

Hollywood 1927. George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies.


Tuesday, June 26


Woods Branch

Register Here


Summer Reading 

Adult Summer Reading 

As always, the library believes adults should have as much fun as young people during the summer. 

 To further this cause, we encourage you to read as much as you want and win prizes 

for doing so.

The Adult Summer Reading program will run from June 15 through August 18.

Read, listen or download as many books as you like, whatever you like, and record your titles online through the library's web site. Each online entry will count as one chance in our prize drawings. Throughout the summer there will be drawings at each branch and at the end of August a grand prize winner will be chosen.

Read, relax, and win prizes! It's summer in the Grosse Pointes!

Hours & Locations 

Central Library

10 Kercheval Avenue


Mon.-Thurs. 9am-9pm

Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm

Sun. 1pm-5pm

Summer closed on Sundays

beginning June 17


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*

Summer closed on Sundays

beginning June 17

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 

Upcoming meeting 

dates include:

June 25, 2012

at the Ewald Branch

15175 E. Jefferson

Grosse Pointe Park

July 23, 2012

August  27, 2012

at the Woods Branch

20680 Mack Ave.

Grosse Pointe Woods 

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Michigan Notable Author - D.E Johnson
Motor City Shakedown cover

The GPPL presents Michigan Notable Book Author, D.E. Johnson.


2012 Michigan Notable Book, Motor City Shakedown by D.E. Johnson, the first sequel to The Detroit Electric Scheme, was named one of the Top 5 Crime Novels of 2011 by The House of Crime and Mystery, called "extraordinarily vivid" by The New York Times. His third book, Detroit Breakdown, will be published in fall 2012.


Tuesday, June 12

Ewald Branch

Register Here 



Michigan Notable Books is designed to promote reading and raise awareness of Michigan's literary heritage. The program annually selects 20 of the most outstanding books published in that year - titles that are reflective of Michigan's diverse ethnic, historical, literary and cultural experience.   

The 2012 Michigan Notable Books program and tour are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Library of Michigan, the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Humanities Council, Cooley Law School, Meijer, Auto-Owners Insurance and the Michigan Center for the Book.


Michigan Notable Books 2012 @Your Library

Michigan Notable Books 2011 @Your Library

Michigan Notable Books 2010 @Your Library


Dream Big! READ this Summer!

Dream Big Read!Calling all Dreamers!
Summer Reading Club begins June 15 and runs through August 18.
Readers ages 3-12 are encourage to read books at home for fun and for a chance to win prizes. 
Registration begins online on June 15. You may register and log in from your home computer or at any of the three library branches. Participants keep track of time spent reading and earn free prizes, books, and more! The library also offers summer reading programs for teens and adults, too. 

 Summer Fun @ Your Library
Summer Reading Cat Dancer
CRAFT - "Dreams & Wishes"

Monday, June 18, 2:00pm, Ewald

Register Here


MOVIE - "Puss in Boots"

Monday, June 25, 2:00pm, Woods

Register Here



Stories and fun for children ages 3 1/2 - 5 years.

Tuesday, June 19, 10:00am, Woods

Register Here



Books and songs for children ages 2 - 3 1/2 years.

Please make other arrangements for older children.

Wednesday, June 27, 10:00am, Central

Register Here



Stories, music, and social time for babies 6 - 23 months.

Please make other arrangements for older children.

Wednesday, June 20, 10:00am, Ewald

Register Here



Short, book-based films perfect for the preschool audience

Tuesday, June 26, 10:00am, Ewald

Register Here

Summer Reading Squid Chef

SAVE THE DATE! Jim Gill Returns!
Summer Reading rock ferret Jim Gill is returning to Grosse Pointe
August 10, 2012!
Tickets available beginning
Monday, July 30.

Jim Gill's Family Room Tour "Music Play for Folks of All Stripes" offers more than a show to watch, it's an opportunity for family play! Jim bangs out energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, jumps, dances & even sneezes along. Program is free of charge but tickets must be picked up in person at Central Library beginning Monday, July 30.

 Teen Read

Attention teens 13 to 18! If you enjoy reading and would like to get free books and a chance to win gift cards, join Teen Read 2012. Register online and write simple book reviews. It's easy, it's fun, and you'll get prizes for what you're already doing: READING!

Teen Read starts on June 15 and runs through August 18. 

Teen Read

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Friends The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library cordially invite YOU to become a member. It's easy to join. Just download the  membership form (pdf) or pick one up at any branch of the library. As a member of The Friends, you are supporting one of our community's richest resources. 

Operated by: 
Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library 

Store Hours

Tuesday 6pm - 8pm

Saturday Noon - 4pm

Location: Woods Branch -Lower Level


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