AUBURN HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY | February 2018
February Happenings
NOTICE OF VACANCY FOR THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Letters and applications will be accepted until February 8, 2018. 

This position will be appointed until the next general city election in November 2019, for a term that expires November 2021. All candidates must be a resident of the City for at least one year, and be a duly registered elector in the City. Regular board meetings currently occur once a month, on the fourth Thursday at 7:00 pm here at the Library. 
 
Candidates should submit a letter of interest and application to: 
Janice Waun, Interim Director
Auburn Hills Public Library
3400 East Seyburn Drive
Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326 
 
Application available on the Library Board portion of the website
 
We hope a wide variety of citizens will consider this opportunity. 
EVERYONE'S READING 2018:  THE PARIS WIFE
FEBRUARY 5-MARCH 14
 Everyone's reading The Paris Wife by renowned author, Paula McLain. It's an evocative story of ambition and betrayal, which captures the love affair between Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Hadley Richardson. Copies are available to check out in print and electronic formats.

Beginning on Monday, February 5 , tickets are available while supplies last for two public discussions given on Tuesday, March 6 by Paula McLain herself. Only two tickets may be given per Auburn Hills Public Library cardholder. Events take place at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library on 4600 Walnut Lake Road at 2:00 pm, and at the Royal Park Hotel on 600 East University Drive in Rochester at 7:00 pm. These tickets are not transferable between events.

Requests must be made to the AHPL Adult Services Department either in person, or by calling 248.364.6706.  Patrons must have their active Auburn Hills Public Library card. Tickets must be picked up the same day they are reserved. 
Library Display Cases
Stop by our display cases in February to see materials about Black History Month.
2017 Tax Forms
The Auburn Hills Public Library will be receiving both federal and state tax forms, typically in the January-February time frame. However, because more and more people are filing their taxes electronically, the IRS has greatly reduced the number of paper products available to libraries. The Library will make every effort to direct patrons to appropriate resources so that they can obtain the forms they are looking for.  As paper forms arrive, they will be placed on a table in the main lobby near the grandfather clock. 
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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.
Chase away the cold @ AHPL
What's your favorite activity for a cold day? Maybe cozying up by the fireplace? Did you know that the Library has not one, but three fireplaces??
The Michigan Activity Pass provides library card holders at participating libraries statewide with free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan state parks and recreation areas, historic sites, cultural attractions and campgrounds.
Visit our website  for more details!
Zinio For Libraries Merges with RBdigital
At midnight on February 13, 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, February 14
2:00-3:00 pm

Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, February 15
6:30-8:30 pm

Murder by the Book Discussion Group
Saturday, February 17
The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne
10:30-11:30 am
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English Conversation Group
Monday, February 5, 12, 19, 26
1:00-2:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a friendly group setting with other ESL students and new English speakers. No registration. All levels welcome. Free. For additional information, contact the Adult Services Department at 248.364.6706. 
Meet Your Digital Library
Tuesday, February 6
3:00-4:30 pm
Learn about the many online resources that the Library offers in this informational session. We'll show you how to use our databases and the apps that we have available, and provide you with a handout so that you can try it yourself from home! Please note that only Auburn Hills residents can access all of these resources. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
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Family Board Game Day
Saturday, February 10
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, February 24
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, February 13
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.    
Teen Advisory Board
(Grades 8-12)
Friday, February 16
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, February 16
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.
Cosplay Night
(Grades 6-12)
Friday, February 23
6:00-7:30 pm
Do you enjoy dressing up as your favorite anime or manga character? Come to our Cosplay Party, where prizes are given out to the best-dressed. We will be playing trivia games and trying some Japanese snacks. Registration required. Register by calling 248.364.6712,e-mailing teens@auburn-hills.lib.mi.us, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Youth Events
Fifth-Grade Battle of the Books
Q & A
(For parents/advisors of registered 5th grade B.O.B. participants)
Thursday, February 1
7:00-8:00 pm
Open to fourth and fifth grade students at Avondale Schools, Oakland Christian School, and Rogers Elementary, Battle of the Books is a reading competition where students create teams of 4-6 members and read from a
preselected list of book titles. Teams will then "Battle" by answering questions on the books they've read. The teams with the highest scores receive trophies and prizes, but it is the focus on literacy, teamwork, and good sportsmanship that makes this a program a special experience for middle-grade readers.

The 24th annual Fifth Grade Battle of the Books will be on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Avondale High School Cafeteria.

For more information, call 248.364.6712.
Toddler Time
(Ages 18 months-3 years)

Session 1: "Let’s Go"
Thursday, January 11, 18, 25,
February 1, 8, 15
10:30-11:30 am
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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, February 1 and 15
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, February 2
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.
LEGO Club
(All Ages)
Saturday, February 3
2:00-3:30 pm
Families can come and spend quality time with LEGO! Each meeting will start with a challenge to get families building. The challenge will help them develop building techniques. Afterwards, families will have time to free build based on the theme of the month. Completed builds will be displayed in a display case until the next LEGO Club meeting. For more information, 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 1: 
Wednesday, January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 10:30-11:30 am
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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, February 8
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.
PIWI Play and Learn Parenting Program
(Ages 0-2 with caregiver)
Saturday, January 13, February 3, 10 and 24, March 10 and 24
10:30-11:45 am
Your relationship with your child is critical for early development. During this six-week program, representatives from Oakland Family Services will provide a developmentally supportive environment with opportunities for parent/child play. There will be a different developmental topic each session.  Registration required.  If you have an older child (ages 2 ½ and up), please put their name and age in the “Notes” section when registering . 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.
Family Book Bingo
(Ages 5 and up with adult)
Saturday, February 17
1:00-2:00 pm
Bring the family, and your appetite for good movies and a snack! Our movies will be family-friendly. This event is for all ages with a parent; no registration required. For additional information, call 248.364.6712.
Cinema Saturdays
(All Ages)
Saturday, February 17
2:30-4:30 pm
Bring the family, and your appetite for good movies and a snack! Our movies will be family-friendly. This event is for all ages with a parent; no registration required. For additional information, call 248.364.6712.
Drop-In Makerspace
(Grades K-5)
Wednesday-Friday, February 21-23
10:30 am-8:00 pm, Wednesday-Thursday
10:30-am-5:00 pm, Friday
School’s out? 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.
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meeting
Thursday, February 22
7:00 pm
 
Library Board Members
Kanelo Kastran, President
Shawanna Fletcher, Vice President
Mary Jo Ahern, Financial Officer
Beverly Miller, Secretary 
Richard Siepielski, Trustee 
VACANT, Trustee
 
Interim Library Director  
Janice Waun
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Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library
Friends' Monthly Meetings:
Thursday, February 1 and March 1 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!
February Special is Romance Novels--hardcover and paperback!
(Buy one at regular price, get the second book of same type for half-price)

The Friends will be accepting donations to be used in the next basket auction .  
Drop these items off at the Check-Out Desk or send an e-mail to the Friends to arrange for a pickup.  If you know of a business who will contribute contribute items, gift cards, or completed baskets, please contact them!

Our next used book sale is May 2-5, 2018. We will be contacting members to help us with the sale, or you can e-mail us (see the 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