Thursday, October 4, 2012

October 2012 #Library Pointes via @TheGPPL

Grosse Pointe Public Library 
Library PointesOctober 2012
TopThe Lone Ranger
"A fiery horse with the speed of light! A cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi-Yo, Silver!' The Lone Ranger!"
The Lone RangerRadio historian and collector, Larry Zdeb, will entertain us with stories and collectibles from the Original Lone Ranger Radio Show broadcast on WXYZ Detroit from 1933-1954.
Featuring a special mystery guest from the original radio cast.

Wednesday, November 7
Woods Branch
Baffling Bill Halloween Magic Show
with Gus the Bunny
Baffling BillEnjoy the astounding program of Baffling Bill the Magician, who will effortlessly amuse and amaze with down-to-earth humor and classic tricks!
Ages 5-12
Thursday, October 4
Woods Branch
Halloween Craft
Halloween CraftJoin us for a Spooktacular Halloween Craft!
Ages 5 & up
Wednesday, October 24
Ewald Branch
Halloween Costume Sale
Saturday, October 6
Friends Costume SaleThe Friends of the GPPL collected donated, gently used Halloween costumes (sized infant to teen). Donation boxes were placed at each of the Grosse Pointe Public Library branches in late summer through the month of September. 
Join The Friends of the GPPL for their Sixth Annual Halloween Costume Sale on Saturday, October 6 at the Woods Branch. 10:00am - 2:00pm
New Book Discussion Group
Meets fourth Monday of the month
Anatomy of a DisappearanceCome join our book discussion group to challenge your mind and make new friends.
For more information contact:
Priscilla Burns    313-343-2072 ext. 205
Our first book is:
Monday, October 22
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Woods Branch
Second book is:

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Monday, November 26

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Woods Branch

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Friends of GPPL Used Book Sale
Ewald Branch
FriendsThursday, October 18

10:00am - 11:00am FRIENDS of GPPL memebers only

Non-Members may join at the door.

11:00am - 8:00pm

Friday, October 19

10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday, October 20

10:00am - 2:00pm

$5 Bag Day

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Now Showing @Woods
Enjoy three classic films!
Now ShowingThe Philadelphia Story

This classic upper-crust comedy is a brilliant adaptation of the Philip Barry play set in the high society of the Philadelphia "Mainline." Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) is a wealthy heiress in search of romance. Cary Grant plays her ex-husband, and James Stewart won an Academy Award® for his role as the reporter who falls in love with her.

Tuesday, October 9 - 7:00pm - Woods Branch

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North by Northwest

From Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) being chased by the crop dusting bi-plane, to the climax atop the faces of Mount Rushmore, this Hitchcock classic never lets up. Roger, an unsuspecting businessman is mistaken for a spy by a secret agent (James Mason). One of Hitchcock's personal favorites, the film combines a tense, harrowing pace with the fear of calamity lurking behind every door-truly the work of a master.

Tuesday, October 16 - 6:30pm - Woods Branch

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Based on Joseph Kesselring's hit Broadway play, this madcap comedy is a blend of the bizarre and the mundane. A mild-mannered drama critic (Cary Grant) learns that his two kindly and loveable aunts have been poisoning people with elderberry wine. Two murderers (Peter Lorre and Raymond Massey) move into the aunts' house with the idea of adding a few corpses of their own.

Tuesday, October 23 - 7:00pm - Woods Branch

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What  We Are Reading Now...
Check out the GPPL Blog!
What we are reading now...Looking for something to read? Follow ourblog and get great recommendations from the Librarians at GPPL.

What we are reading now.. is updated twice a month, so you'll never run out of things to read. 

Look for the post "What We Are Reading Now..."

If you do not see the article at the top of the page, keep scrolling and reading or find it on the column on the right. At the end of the post, look for label "What We Are Reading Now..." It will link you to all related posts. Happy Reading!

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Gift of Reading
Share your love for reading.
Detroit Free Press Gift of ReadingDonate a new or "like new" book for children (6 months - 5th grade). Since 1987, The Detroit Free Press has collected books for Detroit area children and helped them discover the joy of reading. Donated books will be distributed to Head Start programs, homeless shelters, agencies serving Braille-reading yougsters and Detroit school age children.

The Friends of GPPL have setup donation boxes at all three libraries and will be collecting books now through November 30, 2012.
In This Issue
The Lone Ranger!
Halloween Magic Show
Halloween Craft
Halloween Costume Sale
New Book Discussion Group
Used Book Sale
Now Showing
What We Are Reading Now
Gift of Reading
Calling All Clubs!
Kroger Rewards
Storytime Bears 


Registration begins

October 8 





Preschool 9:30 - 10:00

Toddler 10:30 - 10:50


Toddler 9:30 - 9:50

Lapsit 10:30 - 10:50

Preschool 1:00 - 1:30





Toddler 9:30 - 9:50

Lapsit 10:30 - 10:50

Preschool 1:00 - 1:30


Lapsit 9:30 - 9:50

Toddler 10:30 - 10:50





Lapsit 9:30 - 9:50

Toddler 10:30 - 10:50

Preschool 1:00 - 1:30


Lapsit - Ages 6 months to 23 months. Parent or caregiver must attend. Please make arrangements for older siblings.

Toddler - Ages 2 years to 3 1/2 years. Parent or caregiver must attend. Please make arrangements for older siblings.

Preschool - Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years. Parents must remain in the building. 

Calling All Clubs! 
Book Group 

Are you in charge of your club's programs? Are you always looking for new and interesting material

to discuss?

Our librarians are happy to do book talks or programs on library services for your next committee or club meeting. If you are interested call Library Administration at


Kroger Rewards
Kroger Community Rewards 
Every purchase you make at our local Kroger stores could be helping the GPPL. Register your Kroger Plus Card today and Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchase to benefit the library. Best of all, the only cost is a few minutes of your time.
 Thank you to all who have signed up with
Kroger Community Rewards! 
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 7:00pm at the

Woods Branch

20680 Mack Avenue

Grosse Pointe Woods


Upcoming meeting dates include:

October 22, 2012

November 26, 2012

December 17, 2012

Down Under Bookstore 
Friends Down Under Bookstore 


Operated by:

Friends of the GPPL

Store Hours

Tuesday 6pm - 8pm

Saturday Noon - 4pm

Location: Woods Branch

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