The Library will be closed from Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8 for the holidays and as a staff unpaid furlough day. The Library will reopen on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 9:30am.
On Friday, April 6, the Library's electrical service will be shut down temporarily for maintenance. Some library virtual services, such as the catalog, My Account, web and telephone renewals, databases, downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, program registration and meeting room reservations, will not be available during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Check out the Friends Super Second Saturday Sale coming up on May 12! Mark your calendar for future sale dates on June 9 and July 14. 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
The next Library Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
Have you seen these yet?
Seven reproductions of DIA masterpieces have been placed around Bloomfield Township, 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. We are pleased that Bloomfield Township was selected as one of the 11 communities to participate in this popular program this spring. From now through June, enjoy these masterpieces right in your own backyard! Plus, attend one or all of the events planned to celebrate this program. Everyone is invited!Official Opening: Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00p.m.; at Bloomfield Township Public Library. Everyone is invited to hear brief remarks about this program followed by a special Chamber music performance by members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Family Sunday: Sunday, April 15. All residents of Bloomfield Township and Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center members receive free museum admission with identification. Enjoy all the museum has to offer!
Other events planned include DIA docent lead day trips to visit and discuss the DIA Inside|Out reproductions located in Bloomfield Township and three other communities, book talks and art lectures. For further information and a complete listing of programs and events celebrating Bloomfield Township’s participation in DIA Inside|Out, call the Bloomfield Township Public Library at (248) 642-5800 or visit the Library website at www.btpl.org.
DATE CHANGE: IKEBANA FLOWER ARRANGING
Toshi Shimoura, Professor of Ikenobo Ikebana, returns with her wonderful demonstration of the art of Ikebana flower arranging. Initially scheduled for Saturday, May 19, this class will now be held Saturday, June 2 from 10 to 11:30a.m. Registration is not required to attend this demonstration.
Celebrate Armed Forces Weekby listening to author Russell McLogan speak about his memoir, BOY SOLDIER: COMING OF AGE DURING WORLD WAR II on Thursday, May 17 at 7p.m. Copies of Mr. McLogan’s acclaimed book will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is not required.
Our regular monthly programs offered include our Knitting Circle, Tuesdays at the Movies, Memoir Writers’ Group. For a complete program schedule and more information visit on our website.
“Paws” For Reading on Saturday, May 12 from 1 to 3p.m. Reading is going to the dogs! School- aged children are invited to come and read to our visiting therapy dogs for a “paws”-ative reading experience. Everyone is welcome to attend but you will need to sign-up at the Youth Services desk, beginning April 16 for your special reading time.
The Youth Services Department offers many fun drop-in programs every month – story times, Wee Play, PJ Theatre and more. Click here for a complete program schedule and for more information.
The Library offers a variety of hands on computer classes, from Computer Basics and Online 101 to Microsoft Word and Excel and social networking. Registration is required and classes are open to Bloomfield Township residents only. Review our complete schedule of computer classes and sign up to learn some new skills 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