Romulus Public Library Newsletter
June 2018
Library Closed July 4th
New Catalog Goes Live
We are now "live" with CARL, our new online catalog. The CARL Discovery catalog offers easier searching, an intuitive mobile catalog, and more relevant search results. Please make sure your My Account settings are correct for PINs, text notifications, and email receipts. Patron PINs must be numeric and 4-6 numbers in length. Patron PINs in the old catalog that included letters or exceeded six characters and weren’t changed before May 25th, have been changed to the last four digits of the phone number in the patron's account. For more information contact us at 734-942-7589 or
Community Read Boxes
Pick up a great summer read at one of five Read Boxes located at Mary Ann Banks Park, Historical Park, Elmer Johnson Park, St. John's Lodge Park, or Lajko Park. Take as long as you need to read the book and return it to the Read Box or the Library. To donate books for the boxes, please bring your donations to the Library for processing. The Read Boxes will be available through mid-October. 

7 Surprising Ways to Save Money Online
Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Rick Broida, writer of CNET's popular "Cheapskate" blog, deals in deals every day. This program is a look at some of his favorite ways to save money online. 
It's finally here - join us for a fantastic programs this summer.
All programs are FREE and drop-in.
  • June 19 at 6 p.m. - Summer Reading Carnival Kickoff - superheroes, games, photo booth, face painting, and much more!
  • June 26 at 6 p.m. - The Music Lady will be here with her interactive concert, "The Music Lady's Jukebox".*
  • June 28 at 1 p.m. - Cupcake Decorating Contest (TEENS ages 12+) - Can you make the best cupcake? Come and find out.
  • June 29 at 1 p.m. - Build with Legos - complete our Lego challenge or build something of your own.
  • July 3 at 6 p.m. - Pajama Movie Night - wear your pajamas, bring your blankets/pillows, and watch "A Wrinkle in Time" (PG); snacks provided.
  • July 9 at 1 p.m. - Build with Legos - complete our Lego challenge or build something of your own.
  • July 10 at 6 p.m. - Yo-Yo Tricks: “New Spin on Learning” - watch a talented duo perform a wide variety of tricks.
  • July 17 at 6 p.m. - Magician and Entertainer, Cameron Zvara - prepare to be amazed as Cameron performs great tricks for us.
  • July 19 at 1 p.m. - CD Art (TEENS ages 12+) - paint a CD, draw a design, then scratch through the paint to reveal your beautiful creation.
  • July 24 at 6 p.m. - Magician, Baffling Bill and his bunny, Gus will be here with a whole lot of magic.*
  • July 31 at 6 p.m. - Drummunity with Lori Fithian - Lori will bring her interactive drum circle to the library.*
  • August 6 at 1 p.m. - Build with Legos - complete our Lego challenge or build something of your own.
  • August 7 at 6 p.m. - Exotic Zoo is here with LIVE animals!
  • August 9 at 1 p.m. - Teen Movie (TEENS 12+) - join us for popcorn and pop and watch "The Avengers: Infinity War (Part 1) (PG-13) - movie subject to change based on DVD release date.
  • August 14 at 12 p.m. - Finale Pool Party at the RAC! Must have a signed waiver to attend. Waiver must be taken to the RAC, do not return to the library.

Programs marked with an * are funded in part by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND MICHIGAN CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the MICHIGAN HUMANITIES COUNCIL” and funded in part by the Friends of the Romulus Library. All programs are funded by Wings Financial Credit Union. THANK YOU to our sponsors!

Update on MeLCat Services
MeLCat services were suspended April 1, 2018 to allow us to migrate to our new system. The tentative resume date has now been changed to Sept. 5, 2018. MeLCat requests will not be taken during this period, but any previously checked out MeLCat items may still be returned to the Library. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Used Book Sale
July 12 - 14
During regular library hours

Proceeds support library programs and classes. For more information or to join the Friends, click here or stop by the Library.
Programs and Activities
 Romulus Garden Club Planting
Monday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Romulus Senior Center

This month, in lieu of hosting a speaker, the Garden Club will be planting beds at the Romulus Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to join in!
Monday, June 18 at 6:30 pm
Join the Romulus Garden Club in discussing gardening topics and planning for future outreach. 
Monday, June 11 at 7 pm
Library Meeting Room
Snacks provided
Discussion : Tell the Wolves I'm Home  by Carol Rifka Brunt
Tuesday, June 19 at 10:30 am
Romulus Senior Center
Discussion: Just One Look by Harlan Coben, and A Room with a View by E.M. Forster.

Thursday, July 19
6:30 p.m.
Presented by trained DIA teaching volunteers, "Behind the Seen" brings the same level of insight and engagement about the DIA's collection from the museum to your community.
  • Second Monday Book Club - Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Senior Book Club - Tuesday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m.
  • "Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward" with Detroit Historical Society Curator and Michigan Notable Author, Joel Stone - Thursday, August 16 at 6 p.m
Saturday, June 9 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.
Monday, June 25 at 5 p.m.
Join us for Japanese snacks and watch anime!
Saturday, June 9 at 3 p.m.
Come and build with us. We will display your project for the whole month! 
Family Story Time will return September 2018
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 20-August 15
*No meeting on July 4*
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
Friends of the Library Meeting - Monday, June 11 at 5:30 pm (Note earlier time)
Library Board Meeting - Monday, June 18 at 5 pm
Meetings held in the Library Meeting Room - Public Welcome 

Romulus Public Library 
11121 Wayne Rd.
Romulus, MI 48174

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