The Library will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for the Independence Day.
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Check out the Friends Second Saturday Super Salescoming up on June 9! Mark your calendar for future sale dates on August 11 and September 8. These sales are offered each month from 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. The first hour is open to members only. Not a Friends member? Memberships are very affordable and available on our website, at the door on the day of the sale or pick up a membership form at the Welcome Desk the next time you visit the Bloomfield Township Public Library.
Joan C. Luksik
Digital Bookmobile is coming to Bloomfield!
Bloomfield Township Public Library invites you to visit us at the Digital Bookmobile on Friday, June 15, from 12noon to 6p.m. at Bloomfield Township Halls’ Exeter Road parking lot! Learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks and more! This high tech bookmobile is equipped with internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors and premium sound systems. A variety of portable media players, such as Kindle, iPod touch, Android tablet, NOOK, Sony Reader and more, will be available to try out in the Gadget Gallery. Interactive computer stations will allow visitors an opportunity to search and try out ebooks, audiobooks and music from the Library. Prizes and more will be available too! Come visit us on the Digital Bookmobile and have fun with this interactive experience!
The Digital Bookmobile is a service of Bloomfield Township Public Library and is operated by OverDrive, Inc.
To check out and download ebooks, audiobooks and music with your Bloomfield Township Public Library card, visit the Library website at www.btpl.org.
Have you seen these yet?
Seven reproductions of Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) masterpieces have been placed around Bloomfield, including two at the Library! Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, 2012 is the third year for the DIA to bring framed reproductions into outdoor spaces throughout Southeast Michigan creating grand, open air galleries. From now through June, enjoy these masterpieces right in your own backyard!
As part of the fun, we invite you to complete a passport to enter for a chance to win a free one year membership to the DIA! Visit all seven works of art displayed and get your passport validated for each work viewed at each location. Fill out your contact information and return your completed passport to the Library. A drawing will be held on July 2, 2012 and the lucky winner will be notified.
Find more information about the DIA Inside Out program here.
Library Garden Tour
Jim Slezinski of Goldner Walsh, the designer of the library’s gardens will be here Tuesday, July 10 from 7 – 8:30p.m., to take enthusiasts on a tour of the library’s different gardens. Registration is required and is open to Bloomfield Township residents only until one week before the tour.
From Page to Screen with Stars in Between: Elmore Leonard and Peter Leonard Mark your calendars for July 26 at 7p.m., to hearlegendary novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard, together with his critically acclaimed writer son Peter, talk about their own Hollywood stories. Registration is required and is open to Bloomfield Township residents only until one week before the tour.
Our regular monthly programs which include our Coffee and Conversations, Writers’ Rendezvous, and Memoir Writers’ has been expanded to include a Wednesday Be a Star Movie Matinee and an After-Hours Teen Lock In.
Do you dream of being in the spotlight? Always telling jokes? Singing in the shower? Think you’re the best spoon balancer in the Midwest? You can show off your amazing talent at BTPL’s Talent Show! Budding stars, ages 7+, who want to participate are invited to audition.
Wednesday, July 18 at 2p.m.: Audition
Wednesday, July 25 at 2p.m.: Rehearsal
Wednesday, August 1 at 6p.m.: Talent Show
SWIM NIGHT AT THE NATATORIUM
Join us on Saturday, July 28 from 6-8p.m. for swimming fun for the entire family at the Williams Natatorium at Cranbrook. Register and pick up your ticket at the Library beginning July 7. A ticket is required for every person attending this special event.
What’s Your Dream?
Do you dream of being an adventurer? An athlete? How about a Superhero? Each week this summer we will be featuring a new theme for our Dream Big: Read! Summer Reading Program. Throughout the month of July, you can go on a Library Scavenger Hunt; participate in our BTPL Summer games along with Campfire Tales and Lego Club.
This month the Library is offering a variety of hands-on computer classes, from Computer Basics 2 and Ebooks: Free from the Library to Microsoft Excel.
Registration is required and classes are open to Bloomfield Township residents only. Review our complete schedule of computer classes and sign up today! Register here, by telephone at (248) 642-5800 or in person at the Library. Have your Bloomfield Township Public Library card ready to register. Basic computer skills are required except for the class Computer Basics I.
Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Township Michigan 48302
Phone: (248)-642-5800 Website: www.btpl.org