AUBURN HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY AUGUST 2018
August Happenings
Meet AHPL's New Director!

The public is cordially invited to attend a Meet and Greet event to welcome Lawrence Marble, the new director of the Auburn Hills Public Library.

The event will take place on Wednesday, August 15 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the large meeting room on the lower level.
2018 SUMMER READING PROGRAM:
"LIBRARIES ROCK!"
JUNE 9-AUGUST 11
Another great summer reading program is winding down at the Auburn Hills Public Library! Opportunities to read, win prizes, and attend great programs still await patrons of all ages! Many thanks to all of those who have participated in Adult, Youth and Teen programs.
AHPL Resources Highlight
The Library has many great resources available to its patrons. Here are a few we've chosen to highlight.
Discover Our New Catalog
On May 29, the Library upgraded to a new shared online catalog and checkout system called CARL. In addition to the features you loved about our former catalog, the new system offers easier searching, more relevant results, a kids' catalog, innovative account features, effortless integration with eBooks and eAudio, and a new mobile catalog.  After May 29, library PINs were restricted to six numbers or less. Any patrons who currently have a PIN that contains letters, or are larger than six numbers, will be assigned the last four digits of their phone numbers.  When logging into your account in the new catalog, you will also have the option to create an EZ username and password. 
MelCat Updates
Beginning April 1 to approximately September 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
Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, August 16
6:30-8:30 pm

Murder by the Book Discussion Group
Saturday, August 18
Open and Shut
by David Rosenfelt
10:30-11:30 am

Book Bingo
IS ON VACATION IN JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST
Sleuth Society Book Club
The Bungalow Mystery
by Carolyn Keene
Tuesday, August 21
6:00-8:00 pm
Join fellow amateur detectives in snooping through the Nancy Drew book series each month to gather clues about how delightful they are! Sleuths will enjoy a tasty snack (as described in the book of the month) and gab about the conundrums Nancy finds herself in. No matter your age, we will come together to talk about the girl detective we love: Nancy Drew! Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
Mario Kart 8 Tournament
(Grades 6-adult)
Saturday, August 25
2:00-4:00 pm
Come compete in a Mario Kart tournament to see if you're the best of the best. This tournament is for those who are in Grade 6 or above, and will be broken into two brackets: one for teenagers, and one for adult players. See if you have what it takes to beat the competition. Pre-registration is required for this event, as spots in the tournament will be limited. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
Euchre Club
Saturday, August 11
12:30-2:00 pm

Come join our Euchre Club and learn how to play this fun Midwestern card game. Instructor will teach how to play, and a rules handout will be available.  For additional information, please call 248.364.6706.
Teen Events
Mario Kart 8 Tournament
(Grades 6-adult)
Saturday, August 25
2:00-4:00 pm
Come compete in a Mario Kart tournament to see if you're the best of the best. This tournament is for those who are in Grade 6 or above, and will be broken into two brackets: one for teenagers, and one for adult players. See if you have what it takes to beat the competition. Pre-registration is required for this event, as spots in the tournament will be limited. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
Youth Events
SUMMER READING AGE GROUPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Bouncing Babies: Birth - 2 years
Little Listeners: 2 - 3 years
Pathfinders: 3 years - 1st grade
Trailblazers: 2nd - 5th grade

Grades listed indicate the grade your child is entering in the fall school year.
Little Listeners
Storytime (also for Bouncing Babies)
Thursday, August 2
10:30-11:30 am
Bring in your babies and toddlers for a special time just for them: sharing books, rhymes, songs and interactive fun. All storytimes are based on literacy research, and include information for parents and caregivers. They're never too young to begin with books! Free play with other children will follow. Register for each session separately. R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
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Pathfinders
Storytime
Tuesday, August 7
10:30-11:15 am
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Thursday, August 9
7:00-7:45 pm
In this story time series, each session will focus on our theme, "Libraries Rock!" We will explore a variety of music through stories, songs and games! Registration is required for each session. R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Makerspace
Friday, August 3
1:00-5:00 pm

Saturday, August 4
10:30 am-5:00 pm

This drop-in program is for ages 3 and up with a parent. Join the fun at the MakerSpace creation station! Each week, we will present a build challenge based on the Summer Reading themes. Come on in and let your imagination soar! For more information, contact Youth Services at 248.364.6712.
Public Safety Meet-n-Greet
(All Ages)
Wednesday, August 1
7:00-8:00 pm
Police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances--oh my! Come meet Auburn Hills' finest! We will have a variety of police, fire vehicles, and ambulances for you to explore. Meet the fine men and women who come to our aid when we call! We will meet in the Library parking lot. For more information, contact Youth Services at 248.364.6712.
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Family LEGO Club
(All Ages)
Saturday, August 4
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. For additional information, contact Youth Services at 248.364.6712.
Family Movie Mondays
(All Ages with a Caregiver)
Monday, August 6
2:00-4:00 pm
This program is for all ages with a parent. Escape the summer heat, and enjoy a movie here at the Library. Bring the family and your appetite for good movies! Our animated movies will be family-friendly. Registration not required. For additional information, contact Youth Services at 248.364.6712.
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RJ Spangler Trio
(All Ages)
Wednesday, August 8
7:00-8:30 pm
This family event is for all ages! Come join the fun as we turn the Library into a jazz club! Enjoy the music of the RJ Spangler Trio while playing card games with family and friends. Veteran Detroit drummer RJ Spangler leads a funky organ trio with guitarist Ralph Tope and organist Duncan McMillan. They have been together for about a decade, when they backed vocalist Odessa Harris. For additional information, contact Youth Services at 248.364.6712.
Exotic Zoo
(All Ages)
Saturday, August 11
2:00-3:00 pm
Join us and celebrate the last day of our Summer Reading Program with Javon Stacks and the Exotic Zoo! We will get to see (and even touch) a large variety of exotic animals. Want to know what animals he will bring? Come and see! For more information, contact Youth Services at 248.364.6712.
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Library Board of Trustees
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Trustees Meeting
Thursday, August 30
7:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE
 
Library Board Members
Kanelo Kastran, President
Shawanna Fletcher, Vice President
Mary Jo Ahern, Financial Officer
Beverly Miller, Secretary 
Richard Siepielski, Trustee 
Eleanor L. Reynolds, Trustee
Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library
Friends' Monthly Meeting: Thursday, August 2 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 in the main floor alcove!
August Special is: Popular Authors. (Buy one book at regular price, get the second book of same type at half-price.) Catch up on reading your favorite authors!

Keep on donating gently used books, audio-books, CD's and DVD's. Children's books are especially needed. We are sorting weekly in preparation for our next used book sale.
Cute Pet Contest: Results!

The pet with most votes is Henry, the Bearded Dragon. Henry is owned by Wally.
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Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed