AUBURN HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY APRIL 2019
April Happenings
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APRIL CLOSINGS

The Auburn Hills Public Library will be closed
Friday, April 19-Sunday, April 21.
FOOD FOR FINES: APRIL 7-13, 2019

In celebration of National Library Week, you can bring one unopened, non-perishable food item for every $1 in overdue fines, up to $20.

Please note that this cannot be applied to lost or damaged items or referral fees.
TAX FORMS

State and federal forms are available for patrons on a table in the main lobby. Information on other tax resources is also posted.
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Adult Services Events
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Board Game Nights
Thursday, April 4
6:00-8:00 pm

Join the Auburn Hills Public Library for an evening of board games and fun. Each night, we will have a variety of board games for you to try, with a different theme to be announced as we get closer to each month's date. Check our events calendar for the nightly theme.

For questions, call 248.364.6706.
Ron Campbell: This Place Matters (sponsored by Auburn Hills Historical Society)
Saturday, April 6
10:30 am-12:00 noon

Based on a program started by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to spotlight historic sites that have played a role in people’s lives, has inspired Oakland County’s Planning Department to spotlight our own special places. Become an armchair traveler to the places of Oakland County you might never know existed. A perfect way to pep your knowledge of local history as Oakland County’s bicentennial nears. 
 
R egister by calling 248.364.6706, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
"The Faygo Book" with Author Joe Grimm
Saturday, April 13
3:00-4:30 pm

Play Joe Grimm will deliver a presentation corresponding with his latest publication “The Faygo Book”—a social history of a company that has forged a bond with Detroit and its residents for more than a century. Learn how Faygo pop came to be, how it grew to become a giant ndependent bottler, and how it made the choice between growing and staying. There will be photos, a pop quiz, and
maybe a sing-along.

R egister by calling 248.364.6706, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.
Movie and Popcorn at the Library
Friday, April 26
1:00-3:30 pm

The Auburn Hills Public Library is sponsoring FREE movies at the Library! Transportation is available; call the Community Center for details (248.370.9353)
Friends of the Library will provide free popcorn.
For questions, call 248.364.6706.

This month's feature is: Green Book
(2h 10m, PG-13)
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Recurring Programs
Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, April 18
6:30-8:30 pm

Sleuth Society Book Club
Tuesday, April 23
6:30-7:30 pm
Password to Larkspur Lane
by Carolyn Keene
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. 
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Teen Events: For Grades 8-12
Making It! at the Library
(Grades 6-12)
Friday, April 5
3:00-5:30 pm

Do Are you a fan of the TV show "Making It", a fan of crafting, or a fan of competition? If you answered yes to any of those, you'll love our "Making It! at the Library" competition! Use random craft supplies to make a stunning craft that will be displayed at the Library, where patrons can vote on their favorites. Prizes will be awarded, so bring your best crafting brains!

R egister by texting 810.637.1450, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
Geek Club: All Things
Anime and Manga
(Grades 8-12)
Saturday, April 6
4:00-5:30 pm

Text Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Black Butler, Fruits Basket, and beyond! Learn how to make adorable Pokemon origami, and win at trivia to choose from a huge selection of prizes.

For questions, call 248.364.6706.
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TLC: Teen Library Council
(Grades 9-12)
Monday, April 8
7:30-8:30 pm

The Join the Teen Library Council and gain experience planning real happenings at your public library. Each meeting will feature a new objective to plan in one hour. If your plan is approved, you will get the satisfaction of seeing it come to life!

R egister by texting 810.637.1450, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.
Tween Events: For Grades 5-8
Code Club
(Grades 5-8)
Tuesday, April 9
7:00 -8:00 pm

Complete interesting challenges that explore the basics of different coding languages. No experience with coding is required. You do not need to attend previous sessions to register for later sessions.

Registration is required. R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
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What's Cooking?
(Grades 5-8)
Tuesday, April 16 and 30
7:00-8:00 pm

Learn basic kitchen skills by making eggs on the 16th, and a quesadilla on the 30th.

Registration is required. R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
Tween Craft Night
(Grades 5-8)
Tuesday, April 23
7:00 -8:00 pm

Let your creative energy flow during Tween Craft Night. Materials will be provided for two or three crafts along with samples to guide you; but it will be up to you what you want to create.

Registration is required. R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
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Interactive Movie Matinee
(Grades 5-8)
Saturday, April 27
3:00-5:30 pm

Experience movies in a whole new way! Follow our script of fun things to say and do while watching a good movie (with free popcorn while supplies last. April's feature will be a MARVELous movie of INFINITE proportions (rated PG-13).

Registration is required. R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
Youth Events
Little Explorers
(ages 2-5 with a caregiver)

Friday, April 5
10:45 am-12:00 noon

 What do you get when you combine a story, free play, and sensory activity stations? A sensory sensation! We’ll have lots of fun as we explore, create, and meet new friends! Sensory stations may get messy, so dress accordingly. This program is for parent and child to enjoy together! Registration required.

R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Family Storytime
(Ages 0-6)

Saturday, April 6
10:30-11:30 am

Storytime and activities will be geared towards ages 0-6.

Bring your whole family for our Saturday morning storytime! This program will feature books, songs, activities, and a craft. This program is meant to be time for the whole family to enjoy the Library. It will occasionally feature guest presenters and themed activities.

Registration required.   R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Family LEGO Club
(All Ages)

Saturday, April 6
2:00-3:30 pm

Families can spend quality time together and build with LEGO! Each month will feature a new building theme. Completed builds will be displayed until the next LEGO meeting. Registration is not required.
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Come and Play
(Ages 1-4)

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 am 
April 1, 8, 15, 22

The Come and Play program is for children ages 1-4. Visit the Library for a story, a song, and then free play with our toys. We’ll have plenty of activities to help shake off the winter cabin fever!
For questions, call 248.364.6712.  
Preschool Storytime
(Ages 3 – Pre-K)

Tuesdays, 10:15 am: 
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
 -OR-
Thursdays, 6:30 pm: 
April 4, 11, 18, 25

Join us for rhymes, songs, finger plays, and stories! This storytime is for ages 3-5, and will include age-appropriate activities. Preschool Storytime provides a wonderful opportunity to practice listening, following directions, and getting ready for preschool.

 For questions, call 248.364.6712.
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Toddler Time
(ages 18-35 months with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, 10:30 am
April 3, 10, 17, 24

Toddler Time is for children ages 18-35 months with a parent or caregiver. Bring in your toddlers for a special bonding time just for them. We’ll read books and learn new rhymes and songs, along with lots of interactive fun. Free play will follow each session. 

For questions, call 248.364.6712.    
It's Elementary
(Grades K-3)

Wednesdays, 5:00 pm
April 10, 17, 24

Join us for hands-on exploration at the
Library! Each week we will learn about a new subject and then create and experiment with activities based around this topic. Check the calendar or visit the Library to learn about the theme will be covering each week! Our first week, we'll be practicing coding and learning how to turn a banana into a musical instrument.

Please register in advance, as supplies are limited. 

 R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.   
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Rock 'N Rhyme
(Ages up to 18 months with a caregiver)

Thursdays, 10:30 am
April 4, 11, 18, 25

Babies up to 18 months with a parent or caregiver will enjoy about 20 minutes of nursery rhymes, songs, stories, and bubbles, followed by free play for those who wish to stay. We will often have fun with instruments or scarves, too! Rock ‘N Rhyme is a great opportunity to meet other caregivers and their babies in a relaxing and supportive environment. Registration is not required. 

For questions, call 248.364.6712.
American Sign Language Club-Basic
(Grades K-5)
Mondays:
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6
6:00-7:00 pm

 This program will cover the basics of American Sign Language, and will be run by a student teacher from Madonna University. The basic session of the program is intended as an introduction; participants will be introduced to sign language through games, crafts, and educational activities. Registration in advance for the whole series.

R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
American Sign Language Club-Advanced
(Grades K-5)
Mondays:
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6
5:00-6:00 pm

 This program will be run by a student teacher from Madonna University. The advanced session of the program is intended for those who have taken the basic program last fall, or already know the basics of sign language. Participants will be introduced to sign language through games, crafts, and educational activities. Registration in advance for the whole series.

R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Library Board of Trustees
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Trustees Meeting
Monday, April 8
7:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT MEETINGS ARE NOW TAKING PLACE ON THE SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 PM.
 
Library Board Members
Kanelo Kastran, President
Mary Jo Ahern, Vice President
Beverly Miller, Secretary
Richard Siepielski, Financial
Officer
Shawanna Fletcher, Trustee 
Eleanor L. Reynolds, Trustee

Library Director
Lawrence Marble
Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library
Friends' Monthly Meeting: Annual Friends' Meeting, Thursday, April 4, 6:30 pm.
All are welcome.


About the Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library:

Visit the Friends' Used Book Sale Room in the main floor alcove!
April Special is: Large Print Books (Buy one item at regular price, get the second item at half-price.)

Spring Used Book Sale: Wednesday, May 8-Saturday, May 11.
Drop off book donations at the Check-Out Desk. We especially need non-fiction books! You can also contact us by email (see above), and we can schedule a pickup. If you would like to volunteer for the sale, please let us know.

Spring Silent Basket Auction: May 1-17. We are assembling the auction baskets, but we can always use more items. If you have any items or gift certificates that you would like to re-gift to the Friends, please drop them off at the Check-Out Desk. Baskets full of items are also welcome. Baskets will be located on the main level along the stair rail.
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