Friday, November 2, 2012

Southfield Public Library - November news and events #michlit


Outraged: How Detroit And The Wall Street Car Czars Killed The American Dream

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Date: Wednesday, November 7th 
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Meeting Room

Outraged provides an account of what it means to lose your rights, property, and, in essence, the American dream. It begins with roughly two thousand men and women whose businesses were destroyed by two automakers, General Motors and Chrysler, during their government-led corporate restructurings in 2009. See the collapse of the American dream from the perspective of an entrepreneur who was affected by the automotive industry bailout. Outraged details the founding of the activist group Committee to Restore Dealer Rights and its efforts to regain the economic rights of auto dealerships throughout the United States. It tells how they took their fight to Congress and to the steps of the White House.

Outraged candidly examines the battles between dealers and the entities that engineered their demise. It also details the pain and the high points in government as its temporary power brokers ignore the significant role of Congress in lawmaking and the rights of ordinary citizens. This personal, controversial account shows what can happen when people unite in a common cause and stand up for what they believe is right.

Come and delve into the auto industry and its bailout with Outraged co-author Lillie Guyer, who is an automotive journalist based in Detroit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southfield Public Library.


'Tis the season for Health and Wellness  

Health and Wellness Resource Center offers you instant access to authoritative health information, including encyclopedias, journals, pamphlets, streaming videos and articles covering health care, diet and fitness topics.

Whether you're a student, patient or medical professional: the Health & Wellness Resource Center is comprehensive and easy to navigate - and helps anyone seeking health information breathe a sigh of relief!

It is free and available anytime using your Southfield Library Card! 


Story Times 

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time at the Southfield Public Library!

Date: Thursdays — September 13th, 20th, 27th; October 4th, 11th, 18th; November 8th, 15th, 29th; December 6th, 13th 
Time: 10 a.m. 
Location: Space Station Program Room

In this program, preschoolers will enjoy fun stories, learn finger plays and sing songs.

This story time is for 3 – 5 year olds, not yet in kindergarten, with a caregiver. No registration is required, just drop-in on the time and day(s) you would like to attend.

Baby Bounce Story Time

Baby Bounce Story Time!

Date: Tuesdays – September 11th, 18th, 25th; October 2nd, 9th, 16th; November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; December 4th, 11th 
Time: 10 a.m. 
Location: Space Station Program Room

This program introduces books to the very young with simple stories, songs, finger plays, social interaction and playing.

This story time is for 6 – 18 month olds with a caregiver. Registration is not required for Story Times. Drop in on the days you would like to attend!


Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Date: Tuesdays — September 11th, 18th, 25th; October 2nd, 9th, 16th; November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; December 4th, 11th 
Time: 11 a.m. 
Location: Space Station Program Room

Toddlers will hear stories, learn finger plays, develop social interaction skills and enjoy free-play time.

This program is for 1 1/2 – 3 year olds with a caregiver. No registration is required for Story Times, just drop in on the days you would like to attend.


Are you an artist? 


The Library strives to showcase a variety of ever changing artwork. Exhibits and displays in the Library enrich the library experience for patrons.

Learn more about how to exhibit your artwork at the Southfield Public Library by clicking here.


In November stop by the library to be inspired by these exhibits on display:

  • Thangka Drawings by the Children of Tibetan Home of Hope in the Tower Lobby
  • Visions of Light by Emily Howard in the Southfield Eatery Wall
  • Books -- More Than Just Words & Pictures collection by Cindy Cares in the WOW Wall
  • Detroit Artists/Diana Portraits by Donita Simpson on the 2nd Level Gallery Wall
  • Friends of the Southfield Public Library in the 2nd Level Glass Display
  • Mary Thompson photographs from the Southfield Public Library's permanent collection on the 3rd Level Gallery Wall
  • Larro Farms: Early Southfield Industry, pieces from the Southfield Historical Museum and the personal collection of Mike & Darla Van Hoey.  


Southfield Public Library helps Job Seekers Succeed!

Free computer and Internet access to apply for jobs.

Large selection of job hunting and resume books. 

Small group meeting rooms that are great for collaboration.

Job & Career Accelerator is a comprehensive online job search system.  


New Cookbooks!

Check out the rest of our great programs from Google Beyond the Basics computer class to Wii Game On! to Jazz & Blues concert with Root Doctor featuring Freddie Cunningham. 

Southfield Public Library 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076


Mon 1:00pm - 9:00pm; Tue 9:30am - 5:30pm; Wed 1:00pm - 9:00pm; Thu 9:30am - 5:30pm; Fri closed; Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm; Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm 

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