The Library will be holding a silent auction for a wonderful furnished dollhouse with its own custom display table and three separate vignettes – a globe garden party, a lighted bedroom scene and a lighted fireplace reading room – from March 1 through April 15, 2011. All of these items were generously donated to the Library by a Bloomfield Township resident. The dollhouse, furnishings and vignettes are now on display in the LIbrary's lobby display cases. Bid sheets are available at any public service desk throughout the Library. Please return completed bid sheets to the Welcome Desk where, each day, the highest bids will be posted. Winner(s) of all four auction items will be announced at the Tiny Treasures doll house program on Saturday, April 16. All silent auction proceeds will be directed to Youth collections.
It's time for jazz to warm up the night at the Library on Friday, March 11 at 7:30p.m. The Library is proud to present Tumbao Bravo, a Cuban jazz ensemble who have performed at major jazz festivals around Michigan. From salsa and funk to blues and pop, this concert is sure to be a musically engaging event! No registration required. Please join us!
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Michigan was one of the first states to respond to the "battle cry of freedom". Governor Blair called for volunteers and many from the Bloomfield area responded. 89,000 Michiganders fought to maintain the Union.
Bloomfield Historical Society members Al and Dave Eicher, noted documentary filmmakers, will share the stories of Michigan men and women who fought to defend freedom and the families and communities throughout the state who supported their efforts on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 3:00pm at the Library. Sponsored by the Bloomfield Historical Society and the Library, this free program is open to everyone and promises to be an ideal introduction to what it meant to be a Michigander during those four historic years!
The Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library will be holding a Super Second Saturday Sale this Saturday, April 9, 2011. Sale hours are 9:30am - 3:30pm. The first hour is open to Friends members only. Memberships are very affordable and available at the door on the day of the sale.
Sale features include poetry, in celebration of National Poetry Month, a complete set of Motion Picture Year Books - years 1934 to 1951, children's books on different countries and beautiful photographic books of special destinations around the world!
Sunday, April 10 is Fiction Bag Day at the library between Noon and 4:00pm and fill a bag full of hardcover and/or paperback fiction books for only $5.
Come join us and find your bargain book, movie or music!
Bloomfield Township Public Library and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance present another popular concert in the series "Chamber Music @ Bloomfield Township Public Library" on Friday, February 25, at 7:30p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, admission is free and refreshments are provided. The program includes:
Come in out of the cold and enjoy a fun exhibit of children’s cookbooks! This exhibit, called “Over 30 Years of Collecting Children’s Cookbooks and Dolls” will be on display throughout the month of January, 2011. From the personal collection of Douglas and Elaine Harris, their collection includes a Camp Fire Cookbook from 1953 with an original Camp Fire doll, Ratatouille cookbook and mouse and many others from Barbie to Super Heroes. Find your favorite.
Bloomfield Township Public Library is making a change to computer use at the Library.
On January 18, 2011, all computer users will need a library card that is active in our system to login for use of a computer. Those who live or work in Bloomfield Township will receive priority access to library computers and may use their BTPL card for unlimited computer use.
Residents from the service area of The Library Network (such as Franklin, West Bloomfield, Pontiac, Waterford, Birmingham, etc) may use their hometown library card. Please have your library card number entered into our system at the Circulation Desk.
Daily nonresident computer use passes will be available in the Computer Center for anyone who does not live in Bloomfield Township or in the service area of The Library Network.
Six computers in the Computer Center and two computers in the Youth area will be available for use by for those who live outside of Bloomfield Township. Nonresidents will be limited to two hours of computer use per day on select computers.
All computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Computers may not be reserved.
The Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library will be holding their next Super Second Saturday Sale on January 8, 2011. Sale hours are 9:30am - 3:30pm. The first hour is open to Friends members only. Memberships are very affordable and available at the door on the day of the sale.
Specials include the latest Hot Picks priced at $3.00, select hardcover books are three for $1.00 and a special cart full of children's books will be priced as marked! come join us and find your bargain book, movie or music!
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!
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