The Library will be closed Monday, February 18, 2013 for President's Day.
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Check out the Friends Second Saturday Super Sale coming up on February 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.
Margaret Cohen, Joseph Falik, Grant Gerhart, Judy Lindstrom, Joan C. Luksik, Pamela Williams
Ellis Island 121st Anniversary
Ellis Island was formally opened on January 1, 1892. Over the years more than 20 million individuals were processed through the stations. When the U.S. entered World War II in 1941, Ellis Island became a Coast Guard Station. It closed November 12, 1954, and was declared a National Park in 1956. After years of disuse it was restored and in 1990, it was reopened as a museum. The Library has several ways for you to trace your ancestors' journey through Ellis Island. Visit our Genealogy Database page to get started. Visit the Library in person to use the Ancestory - Library Edition. Access to this database is only allowed inside the Library. Stop by the Adult Services Desk for more information!
Hank Greenberg's Birthday!
On January 1, 1911, Hank Greenberg, Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and Tiger outfielder, was born in New York City. One of the games' most prodigious sluggers, Greenberg hit 331 home runs and drove in 1,276 runs in only nine full seasons. Baseball's first Jewish superstar entered the Army after playing only 19 games in 1941, and did not return to the Detroit Tigers until midway through the 1945 season. His grand slam on that season's last day won the pennant for the Tigers and propelled them toward a World Series triumph. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1956. We will all be looking forward to an exciting Tigers' baseball season this year, with Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson! Let's hope that 2013 brings the Tigers plenty of happiness!
Looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Drop by the library for a cup of hot coffee and some great conversation with your neighbors or maybe meet a brand new friend! Fridays 10 to 11 a.m. January 18, February 15 and March 15! Hope to see you there!!
Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Township Michigan 48302
Phone: (248)-642-5800 Website: www.btpl.org