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Friday, March 30, 2012
News from Grosse Pointe Public Library via @thegppl
The Grosse Pointe Public Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 9-14, 2012. National Library Week began in 1958 with the theme "Wake Up & Read". It was conceived as an effort to get people to use their library and spend more time reading. While that still holds true, we offer many other services in addition to books. We have put together a wonderful series of programs which highlight the many roles of the Library in our community. We at the Grosse Pointe Public Library are so happy to serve our entire Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods community! Please join us as we celebrate all the wonderful things your Library can do for you!
National Library Week, April 9-14, 2012
The Kirtland's Warbler
Monday, April 9:We'll start the celebration on Monday morning, with giveaways at all three branches (while supplies last). And while you're here, don't forget to submit an entry for our annual Restaurant Raffle! We always feature one of our fine local restaurants, and this year we're giving away three $50 gift certificates to City Kitchen in The Village.
Tuesday, April 10: Local Author Book Talk: Bill Rapai on The Kirtland's Warbler.Grosse Pointe's own Bill Rapai, author of a new book called "The Kirtland's Warbler: the story of a bird's fight against extinction and the people who saved it." Mr. Rapai will talk about his book and his writing process. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Wednesday, April 11: No Fines Day at all GP Libraries!
Hugo:An orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.
Job Resources @ Your Library:Assistant Director James Moffet and Librarian Danis Houser will outline the wide variety of job hunting tools and resources that you can find at GPPL. 7:00pm - Ewald Branch - Register Here
Thursday, April 12:Introduction to the Nook eReader & the Library's Downloadable eBooks.James Robertson from Barnes & Noble will introduce us to the Nook eReader and demonstrate how to access GPPL's free downloadable eBook collections for the Nook.
Friday, April 13:Friday the 13th won't be unlucky at all if you're thinking about renting a movie from our extensive (and super-inexpensive) collections! We will be giving out a Free Video Buck with any DVD rental that day (one per cardholder please).
Saturday, April 14: To wrap up the week, we will be drawing our winners for the Restaurant Raffle on Saturday morning. Winners will be notified by phone.
Learn about all of the great tech resources available at the library, including databases, MUZZY, Tutor.com, e-reader downloads and more. This program is for children. Parents are welcome to attend with their children.
The History of the National Park Servicewith David Kronk, National Park Ranger at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Ranger Kronk will give a visual presentation of some of the National Park Treasures with a special look at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There will be Junior Ranger Badges and other fun items for kids.
After April 1, participants in the Kroger Community Rewards program must re-enroll the Grosse Pointe Public Library (90224) at Kroger's secure website, in order to continue earning rewards on your Kroger Plus Card for the library in the coming year, May 2012 - May 2013.
It's easy to enroll or re-enroll in Kroger Community Rewards. Just visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com, click on "Michigan" and click on "Enroll" to register for the first time and "Re-enroll" to re-register. All participants must have a valid online account at Kroger.com and must sign up online to participate.
Thank you to all who have signed up with Kroger Community Rewards!
We are pleased to announce that the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has installed reproductions of its most famous masterpieces from its collection in the Grosse Pointes, pleasantly surprising and delighting residents from April through June, 2012. Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, 2012 is the third year of the DIA's installation of their popular project, Inside|Out, where they bring framed reproductions to the main streets and landmark outdoor spaces in Southeast Michigan.