Romulus Public Library Newsletter
April 2018
The library is conducting a survey to learn more about how we can best serve our residents. To take this short survey, visit our website at www.romuluslibrary.org or pick up a printed copy in the library. Thank you for your interest in the Library!
Community Feedback Sessions
Your opinion matters!
Residents of Romulus and Huron Township are invited to attend a Community Feedback Session to provide input on how the Library can better serve YOU.
 
Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Road, Romulus
Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. 
Used Book Sale
Thursday, April 12 -- Saturday, April 14
During Regular Library Hours

Proceeds used for library programming by the Friends of the Romulus Public Library
Food for Fines for Helping Hand Food Bank
March 19 - April 27
For the sixth consecutive year, the library is participating in the Food for Fines campaign. Help us support Helping Hand Food Bank in Romulus. Bring non-perishable items to the library and we will forgive $1.00 in fines on Romulus Library materials for each item that is donated. Food for Fines cannot be used for lost items or collection fees and we cannot accept items that are past the expiration date. Donations will be accepted for those without fines as well. Thank you!
Online Catalog Unavailable at 6 p.m.
May 25 - 28
The Library is upgrading to a new online catalog system and will be closed May 26-28 (Memorial Weekend) to complete the migration. The online catalog will be unavailable beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28. No hold requests, renewals, e-book checkouts, or any other activity will be available during this time. Fifty area libraries in The Library Network (TLN) will be affected by the upgrade.The new system will provide better access for patrons searching and borrowing materials.
MeLCat Services
In preparation for the library's migration to a new online catalog system, MeLCat services will be suspended on April 1, 2018 with a tentative resume date of July 1, 2018. MeLCat requests will not be taken during this period, but any previously checked out MeLCat items may still be returned to the Library. Thank you for your cooperation as we get ready for our new system. We apologize for the interruption in service, but expect it to be a great improvement for our patrons.
Youth/Teen Programs
Family Movie Night
Wednesday, April 4 at 6 p.m.
Come watch "Disney/Pixar's Coco" (PG) with us.

Snacks are provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Romulus Public Library
Romulus Chess Club
Saturday, April 21 at 12 p.m.
Boards will be provided or you can bring your own.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

In partnership with the City of Romulus Recreation Dept.
Family Story Time - Special Events

Earth Day Story Time - April 19 @6:30pm
Mother Earth will be here reading to us and we will have an Earth Day-related craft.

Money Smart Week Story Time - April 26 @6:30pm
Join us for a special guest reader and a money-themed craft. Free book giveaways!
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
April 11-May 30
*No meeting on May 2*

Join us for crafts, stories, and play.
Ages 0-4; older siblings are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Romulus Public Library
Anime Club
Monday, April 23 at 4 p.m.

Join us and talk all about manga and watch anime!
Snacks provided.
Lego Club
Monday, April 23 at 6:15 p.m.

Come out and show off your creativity. We keep your Lego design on display for one month, until the date of the next club meeting.
Both events are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Romulus Public Library
Adult Programs
Marimba Concert
Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of musical education and entertainment! Performing selections from some of the greatest classical composers, musician Paul Demick will share interesting facts about their lives and work, as well as his own musical journey.
Romulus Garden Club Speaker Series
Monday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.

This month we welcome guest speaker David Susko, a biology professor in the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as well as the Director of the University's Environmental Interpretive Center. Drop on by the library to learn more about Experiential Learning at the EIC: Gardens and Sustainability Projects".
2018 ECO Fair
Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Romulus Athletic Center
Stop by the library's table and say hi, check out the other ECO-friendly vendors and drop in for a special story time with
Miss Jessica at 11:30 a.m.
Romulus Garden Club Planning Meeting
Monday, April 16 at 6:30 pm

Join us to learn more about the Romulus Garden Club!


 We Have Two!
Monday, April 9 at 7 pm
Library Meeting Room
Snacks provided
Discussion : Still Life with Bread Crumbs  by Anna Quindlen
Tuesday, April 17 at 10:30 am
Romulus Senior Center
Discussion: Jane Eyre  by Charlotte Bronte, and  The Kitchen House  by Kathleen Grissom
One-on-One Computer Tutoring
Do you need help with a computer/tablet/phone? We can help! Call or come in to sign up for a free 30-45 minute tutoring session on the topic of your choice with a library staff member. 734-942-7589
 Library Meetings

Friends of the Library Meeting - Monday, April 9 at 5:45 pm
Library Board Meeting - Monday, April 16 at 5 pm
 
Meetings held in the Library Meeting Room    
Here's What's Coming Soon!

  • Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (5/10-6/7) - Family Story Time
  • Second Monday Book Club - Monday, May 14th at 7 p.m.
  • Senior Book Club - Tuesday, May 15th at 10:30 a.m.
  • Summer Reading Sign-up begins June 5 - all ages
  • Summer Reading Program Kickoff - Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.
Romulus Public Library 
11121 Wayne Rd.
Romulus, MI 48174
734-942-7589

Monday-Thursday -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday -- Closed