The Library will be closed Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day. This is a unpaid staff furlough day. The Library will reopen Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
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Check out the Friends Second Saturday Super Sale coming up on October 13! 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.
Look for information on our BIG book sale to be coming up in November!
Joan C. Luksik
Come hear bestselling sports columnist and young adult author Mike Lupica speak at the Library on Friday, September 14 at 7p.m. His newest novel, True Legend, will be released on September 4. The story is about a high school phenom with a once-in-a-generation talent, struggling to make the right choices among the predatory agents and sponsors that line up for real-life kids like True, hoping to hitch their wagons to a future star. Copies of the book ,True Legend, will be available for purchase and signing.
In addition to writing many novels, Mike Lupica also is a columnist for the New York Daily News and can be seen weekly on ESPN’s The Sports Reporters and heard daily on ESPN Radio’s “The Mike Lupica Show.” Everyone is welcome – registration is preferred.
MADCAP PUPPET SHOW
Join us at the Library on Sunday, October 14 at 2pm for a special performance by Madcap Puppets of “When you Wish Upon a Fish!” The famous Grimm brothers take the stage in this popular show. The brothers have three completely different versions of the fisherman and his wife and can’t decide which fishy talk to choose for their book. Each outrageous version includes audience participation, a magical talking fish and a surprise ending. Don’t miss this hilarious slapstick adventure! Everyone is invited – no registration is required for this program, part of the Bloomfield Township open house celebration.
GET HELP WITH YOUR HOMEWORK ON Tutor.com.
Tutors provide instruction in English, Math, Science and Social Studies for students in grades 4 through 12 using a real-time shared computer chat and whiteboard session. Available every day from 4p.m. to 10p.m.
PUBLIC FAX SERVICE Now Available at the Library
The Library has contracted with a company called FAX24 to provide a public fax machine within the building. Located in the Computer Center, this is a self-service fax machine to send a fax only. Voice instructions from the telephone handset guide the user through the entire process. Visa, Master Card, AMEX and Discover credit cards are accepted for payment of this service.
FABERGE: DESIGNING LUXURY
The curator of the current exhibit at the DIA will be speaking on Wednesday, October 17 at 10a.m. about the rise and fall of the beauty that was Faberge.
October 14 – 20 is TEEN READ WEEK: IT CAME FROM THE LIBRARY
Discover all of the unique items lurking in our Library stacks from graphic novels, video games, movies, and more. Stop by the Adult Services Desk for a special pathfinder. Complete the tasks and you may win a prize.
IT CAME FROM THE LIBRARY AFTER-HOURS LOCK-IN FOR TEENS To celebrate Teen Read Week, teens, aged 13-18, are invited to spend the evening of Friday, October 19 taking part in fun games and activities. Refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 6:30pm and close at 7:00 pm for a two-hour lock-in. Online registration is required prior to the event. Visit the Library’s Teen page for more information and to register.
Our regular monthly programs offered include Knitting Circle, Tuesdays at the Movies, and Memoir Writers’ Group. For a complete program schedule and more information visit our website.
Drop-in on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30p.m., with your own plain pumpkin and leave with a painted masterpiece. You supply the pumpkin, we supply the paint and dazzle. Fun for the whole family.
ZOMBIE TRAINING 101
Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? Join us on Wednesday, October 24 at 7p.m., to learn escape techniques and practice doing battle against the undead. For kids ages 8 and older. Registration begins October 1.
The Youth Services Department offers many fun drop-in programs every month – family story times, Lego Club, our new Scrabble Club and much more! Click here for a complete program schedule and for more information.
Classes being offered include Going Online & Introduction to Email and Using the Computer & Library Resources. The Library continues to offer a variety of hands-on computer classes, such as EBooks: Free from the Library and Introduction to Microsoft Scanning & Photo Editing.
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 Introduction to Computers.
Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Township Michigan 48302
Phone: (248)-642-5800 Website: www.btpl.org