AUBURN HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY APRIL 2018
April Happenings
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED
FRIDAY, MARCH 30-SUNDAY, APRIL 1
Library Display Cases
Stop by our display cases in April to see Depression Glass items.
2017 Tax Forms: ALERT
From the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service: 
Notice 1437 (February 2018)

"Information About Your Tax Forms

The IRS is reviewing The Bipartisan Budget Act enacted on February 9, 2018, that retroactively extended and modified numerous tax provisions covering 2017. As most tax forms were printed for distribution prior to the signing of new legislation, we recognize this may impact some tax forms ordered. To ensure you have the latest version of the tax product, we strongly encourage you to visit IRS.gov for updates on the implementation of this law. Updated versions of tax forms will only be available on IRS.gov. 

Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience."
Tax Preparation Assistance at the
Auburn Hills Community Center
Once again, the AARP’s Tax Assistance Program will provide IRS-Certified Preparation Specialists for the 2017 Tax Year, beginning in February 2018 at the Auburn Hills Community Center. 
The program is intended for low-income seniors and other citizens in our area, and cannot be complex. 
The service will be provided on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM-2:30 PM and by appointment only.  Tax preparation will begin February 6 through April 10. 
Call 248.370.9353 after January 15, 2018 to schedule an appointment, and get a list of documentation you will need for your appointment. 
AHPL Resources Highlight
The Library has many great resources available to its patrons. Here are a few we've chosen to highlight.
Zinio For Libraries Merges with RBdigital
At midnight on April 3, 2018 (note date change), the existing Zinio for Libraries app will be locked. Patrons who have not yet downloaded the new RBdigital app will be required to do so, in order to have continued mobile access to magazines.  When patrons download the new app, they can use the same username and password.   Click here to download the RBdigital app.

The Zinio for Libraries app will remain on a patron's device until they delete it. Once deleted, all downloaded magazines will be removed from their device, freeing up memory. The new RBdigital app will list all previous checkouts, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again as needed. 
MelCat Updates
Beginning April 1 to approximately July 1, 2018, library patrons will be unable to utilize MelCat to borrow materials. This is due to a migration to a new library automation system. During that time, we will make every effort to locate materials within our own TLN network of libraries. 
Adult Services Events
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Technology One-on-One Appointments
Wondering how to add an attachment to an email? Send someone a photo from your phone? Start a Facebook account? Save a Word document as a PDF? Have another specific technology question that you would like help with? You can schedule a half-hour session with a computer assistant. Call 248.364.6706 for availability. 
Recurring Programs
Book Bingo
Wednesday, April 11
2:00-3:00 pm

Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, April 19
6:30-8:30 pm

Murder by the Book Discussion Group
Saturday, April 21
Noir Fiction
10:30-11:30 am
"Lighthouses" Along Rivers of Steel
Saturday, April 7
10:30 am-12:00 noon
Join us for Ron Campbell's look at the train station: center of transportation, commerce, information, and often the identity of the communities they served. Travel through time from the earliest depots of the 1850's, to the grand terminals at the peak of passenger service. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
When Hollywood Went to War
Wednesday, April 11
6:30-8:00 pm
Come hear a presentation by Al and Dave Eicher on Hollywood stars who fought in World War II. Nearly 90 celebrities served, and the research collected for this presentation will show hundreds of photographs, films, and several interviews of men and women from the entertainment world. Learn about the war careers of Henry Fonda, Mickey Rooney, Julia Child, and many more! Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
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Family Board Game Day
Saturday, April 14
1:00-5:00 pm
Bring your family and friends, come unplug and relax with some tabletop games at the Auburn Hills Public Library. Gamers of all skill levels are welcome to drop in and enjoy a variety of board games. For more information, call 248.364.6706.
Euchre Club
Saturday, April 28
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Instructor will teach people how to play, and a rules handout will be available. Refreshments served. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
Teen Events
Code Club
(Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, April 10
6:30-8:00 pm
Teens can come and learn scratch coding and more in an experiential learning environment. Learn how to create animations and games in a scratch coding environment. Teens will be able to show each other their progress and custom code. Laptops are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited; registration is required ; register by calling 248.364.6712,e-mailing teens@auburn-hills.lib.mi.us, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Protect Your Peeps
(Grades 6-12)
Friday, April 13
6:00-7:30 pm
Multiple teams, multiple peeps, one goal: destroy the other team's peeps before they destroy yours. All the materials will be provided; no registration required. Teams will be formed the night of the program. For more information, call 248.364.6712.
Teen Advisory Board
(Grades 8-12)
Friday, April 20
4:00-5:00 pm
The Auburn Hills Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of dedicated students from grades 8-12 who are interested in making a difference at their Library. TAB members play a critical role in developing the Library's Teen collection; event planning and marketing; and making the Library a friendlier place for teens. TAB membership is a commitment of time: TAB meetings are once a month for one hour. Members will earn community service credit and will have a direct impact on the Teen section of the Library. For additional information, call 248.364.6712.
Anime Club
(Grades 6-12)
Friday, April 20
5:00-7:00 pm
Our anime/manga club meets one Friday of each month. Meet other teens like you who love watching anime and reading manga. We’ll watch anime and do other fun activities, creating crafts and playing games. For additional information, call 248.364.6712.
Youth Events
Drop-In Makerspace
(Grades K-5)
Monday-Thursday, April 2-5
10:30 am-8:00 pm
Friday, April 6
10:30 am-5:00 pm
School's out and looking for something to do? Come join us at Makerspace! This drop-in program will spark your creativity through daily themed challenges. Bring a friend and join in the fun. Sign in at the Youth Services Desk each day.

For more information, call 248.364.6712.
LEGO Club
(All Ages)
Saturday, April 7
2:00-3:30 pm
Families can come and spend quality time with LEGO! Each meeting will have a theme to spark the imagination. Completed builds will be displayed in a display case until the next LEGO Club meeting. For more information, call 248.364.6712.
Toddler Time
(Ages 18 months-3 years)

Session 2: "Fairy Tales"
Thursday, March 8, 15, 22, 29
April 12, 19
10:30-11:30 am
Toddlers and their parent/caregiver can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, finger plays, and more while spending time with other toddlers. Sessions are based on early literacy research and include tips and information for parents. Free play with other children follows each session. Registration is for ONE six-session series.    Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Junior Library Explorers
(Grades 2-3)
Thursday, April 12 and 26
5:00-6:00 pm
Explore an interesting STEAM topic (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) through stories, crafts, experiments and activities. The goal is to get students thinking and asking questions! Register for each individual date Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Little Explorers
(Ages 2-5)
Friday, April 13
10:45 am-12:00 noon
What do you get when you combine a story, sensory activities, and free play? A sensory sensation! You and your child will have fun as we explore, create and make new friends. Sensory sensations can be messy; please dress accordingly. Register for each session separately Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Morning Preschool Storytime:
Animals
(Ages 3-Pre-K)
Tuesdays, January 9-April 24
(no meeting February 20 or April 3)
10:30-11:15 am
Animals, animals everywhere! Preschoolers: come join us to learn about animals using songs, finger plays, crafts, stories and yoga moves, all based on our animal theme. Children must be able to go into the story room without a parent.   Register for the whole series Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Evening Preschool Storytime:
Let's Go Read
(Ages 3-Pre-K)
Tuesdays, January 9-April 24
(no meeting February 20 or April 3)
7:00-7:45 pm
Children must be able to go into the story room without a parent. This is a good introduction to being in a group, practicing listening skills and following directions. The program features songs, stories, finger plays and movement activities, all based on our theme. Join us each week to help build your child's literacy. Register for the whole series Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Bouncing Babies
(Ages 1-18 months)

Session 2: 
Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 11, 18, 10:30-11:30 am
Bring in those babies for a special time just for them! Experiences during the first years of life  lay  a  foundation  for all  language  growth. We will explore rich language and stories through rhymes, songs and interactive fun. All story times are based on early literacy research, and include tips and information for parents and caregivers. Free play with other children will follow each session. Registration is for ONE six-session series. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Library Explorers: I'm a Poet, and I Didn't Even Know It
(Grades 4-5)
Thursday, January 11, 25, February 8, March 8, 22, April 19
5:00-6:00 pm
We will explore different kinds of poetry in fun and interactive ways. Register for each individual date . Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Library Pathfinders:
Silly Stories 
(Grades K-1)
Wednesday, January 17, 31, February 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25
4:45-5:30 pm
We will read silly stories to make us laugh, giggle and chuckle. Then we will create our own silly stories using a mad lib template. The goal is to familiarize children with parts of speech. Register for the whole series  Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
(Ages 3-6)
Saturday, April 28
2:00-3:00 pm
A baby seal, a giraffe, and a teddy bear walk into the Library. This is not a corny joke--it's a stuffed animal sleepover! Drop off your stuffed animal by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 27, and they will spend a fun-filled night in the Library (animals only!). Come back on Saturday at 2:00 pm for storytime, where you and your furry friend will enjoy a story, snack and craft. We will conclude the program with a slide show with pictures of the antics your stuffed animals enjoyed at the Library the night before! Registration required  Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meeting
Thursday, April 26 
7:00 pm
 
Library Board Members
Kanelo Kastran, President
Shawanna Fletcher, Vice President
Mary Jo Ahern, Financial Officer
Beverly Miller, Secretary 
Richard Siepielski, Trustee 
Eleanor L. Reynolds, Trustee
 
Interim Library Director  
Janice Waun
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Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library
Friends' Monthly Meetings:
Thursday, April 5 at 2:00 pm
Our annual meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 10 at 2:00 pm.
Held in the small meeting room--everyone is welcome.


About the Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library:

Visit the Friends' Used Book Sale Room!
April Special is Gardening and Travel--hardcover and paperback!
(Buy one at regular price, get the second book of same type for half-price)

The Friends' next basket auction takes place April 27-May 19 .  We have some very nice donated items, including tickets to Meadowbrook/theatre, and area restaurants. 

Our next used book sale is May 2-5:
May 2, 4-7 pm (MEMBERS ONLY--you may renew or sign up at the door)
May 3, 10 am-7:30 pm
May 4, 10 am-4 pm
May 5, 10 am-3 pm (BAG SALE).
We have many audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and large coffee-table books. 
There is also a great variety of Michigan-based books. 
Come early for best selection! 
We will be contacting members to help us with the sale, or you can e-mail us (see the e-mail address above). 

Also, please consider running for office. It's not much work, and you will have help!
Auburn Hills Public Library | 3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills MI 48326 | 248.370.9466 | auburn-hills.lib. mi.us
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed