Books with movable parts have been created and used for centuries, mostly in scholarly works to start. In the 18th century, these paper engineering techniques were applied to books designed for entertainment also and are now commonly known as pop up books.
Throughout the months of December and January, the Library will have on display an amazing collection of pop up books from the private collections of Bloomfield Township Public Library librarian Karen Imarisio and retired librarian and friend Patricia Stobbe. This collection features books designed by well known paper engineers such as Robert Sabuda, Matthew Reinhart and Kees Moerbeek as well as a wide variety of paper engineering styles, formats and stories.
Come and see Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and many more stories in three dimension!
Subscribe to the Bloomfield Township Public LIbrary e-newsletter by December 31, 2010 and have your name entered into a special drawing for a basket of Library gifts! You'll get the lastest information on all Library news, programs and events delivered right to your inbox.
It's easy to do. Just click on the "Subscribe" tab above and enter your email address. Just remember to sign up by December 31, 2010 to have a chance to win some great Library gifts!
Special occasion? Milestone event? No matter what the occasion is - a holiday, birthday, anniversary, wedding, new baby, housewarming or just to say thank you - let us help you give a meaningful gift through "Tributes". By giving a Tribute gift, you express the value you place on reading, learning and your public library.
How do you request a Tribute? It's easy. Just click here for further information and for the Tribute form. Tribute forms also are available in the Library.
Visit the Library during the month of November and view an amazing collection of World War II artifacts and photos, on loan from the Detroit Historical Museum. A Navy uniform, ration booklet along with a sample of rationed items as well as a collection of pins and medals are all on display.
To view a listing of movies available in the Library's Media collection featuring soldiers in combat, click on the link below.
The Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library will be holding a SUPER SECOND SATURDAY SALE on Saturday, November 13 from 9:30am – 3:30pm. November book sale specials include Special Gift Books, Christmas Books and Selected Hard Cover Fiction, 3 for $1. The first hour is Friends members only. Memberships are very affordable and are available at the door. We hope to see you there!
Again this year the Bloomfield Township Public Library is supporting the Detroit Free Press Gift of Reading program by being a drop-off location for new books for children. With all of our support, we hope to encourage young children to discover the pleasures of reading and to develop a life-long reading habit. During the holiday season, the Detroit Free Press distributes new books to needy, at-risk Michigan children. New unwrapped books are needed for children from birth to 12 years old. To support this program, please drop off your Gift of Reading book donation at the Library by November 30, 2010.
For further information, contact the Detroit Free Press Gift of Reading office at (313) 222-6895.
The Bloomfield Township Public Library and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance are pleased to present to you the 2010/2011 Chamber Concert series. All concerts are held at the Bloomfield Township Public Library at 7:30pm.
Our first concert of the series will be on Friday, October 29, 2010. The program for this evening's performance is:
Or che le redole... Stefano Donaudy Perduto ho la speranza... (1879-1925) Madonna Renzuola...
Kimberly Dolanski, soprano; Lydia Qiu, piano
String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Interested in a story time or book discussion? Want to learn to interview like a pro? These programs and more are available at the library in November. For additional programs and information, the November issue of the library e-newsletter is linked below.
Mark your calendars now for the BIG book sale on October 8, 9 and 10, 2010!
Friday, October 8 is Members Only Preview Night from 7-9 p.m. Memberships and numbers are available at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby. Saturday, October 9 book sale hours are 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Sunday is Bag Day! Buy a bag for $5 and fill it up! Book sale hours are noon-4:30 p.m.
The entire lower level of the Library will be filled with gently used books, movies, music and more! A special area for exceptional art, music and photography books will be set up also - the list of these excpetional items is attached below.
Come on over and find that book you''ve been looking for!