AUBURN HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY MARCH 2018
March Happenings
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED
FRIDAY, MARCH 30-SUNDAY, APRIL 1
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 March to see materials and information by VegMichigan.
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.
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??
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, March 14
2:00-3:00 pm

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

Murder by the Book Discussion Group
Saturday, March 17
Camino Island by John Grisham
10:30-11:30 am
Family Board Game Day
Saturday, March 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.
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Euchre Club
Saturday, March 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
SOAR Study Skills Presentation
(For Middle School Students and Their Parents)
Saturday, March 3
3:00-4:15 pm
Do you struggle in school? Do you need reminders about getting your homework done? Come to this presentation of SOAR study skills. You can learn how to be a more efficient student, with skills that can be used throughout college. 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.    
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Teen Tech Week:
Some Assembly Required
(Grades 6-12)
Monday-Thursday, March 5-8
5:00-8:00 pm
Friday-Saturday, March 9-10,
1:00-5:00 pm
The theme for Teen Tech Week is "Libraries are for Creating." Come to our pop-up makerspace to become content creators, using makerspace tech, software, videos, etc. Every day during Teen Tech Week, we will have a different theme and projects to complete. Drop in any time during program hours. For more information, call 248.364.6712.
Code Club
(Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, March 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, March 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, March 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.
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SAT Practice Exam
(Grades 9-12)
Saturday, March 17
10:30 am-2:30 pm
Follow-up Session is on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm
Prepare for the new SAT exam by taking a free practice exam courtesy of Above Grade Level in Oakland County. Bring No. 2 pencils and a calculator. The free follow-up session will take place Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm. 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.    
Mystery Night
(Grades 6-12)
Friday, March 23
6:00-8:30 pm
Put your sleuthing skills to work at our annual Mystery Night. Visit the crime scenes, examine the evidence, and interview the suspects! 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
Fourth Grade Battle of the Books: RESULTS
The Auburn Hills Public Library held their 2018 4th Grade Battle of the Books Finals on Thursday, February 15. 60 students competed at the school level, with 29 students moving on to represent their five schools in the Finals. The Unstoppable Bookworms from Oakland Christian School took the top honors, with The Novel Ninjas from Woodland Elementary finishing second. Representing the other schools were: The Ninja Readers from Auburn Elementary, The Fictional Falcons from Deerfield Elementary, and Weird Squad from Graham Elementary. First and second place winners went home with Target gift cards, courtesy of the Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library, and each team was awarded a keepsake to commemorate their participation. 
Congratulations to all the competitors! 

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 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 make this program a special experience for middle-grade readers. Eligible participants come from the following schools:  Avondale School District, Oakland Christian, and Will Rogers Elementary. 

The 23rd 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 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, March 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, March 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, March 3
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.
Dr. Seuss' Birthday at AHPL
(All Ages)
Saturday, March 3
12:30-1:30 pm
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with games, crafts, cartoons, and of course, birthday cake! Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character, and you may win a prize!  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.
Come Learn With Me
(Ages 0-5 with caregiver)
Saturday, March 17
10:30-11:15 am
Bring your children to play with toys and enjoy activities, while you listen to a short presentation on early literacy. Bring a children's book to swap out, and pick a new one to take home.   Registration required  Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meeting
Thursday, March 1 (CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM) and March 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:
NO MARCH MEETING DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM
Next Meeting is 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!
March Special is Self-Help--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, taking place April 27-May 19 .  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 items, gift cards, or completed baskets, please contact them! We can supply you with a donation request letter.

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