August Happenings
Message from the Director Regarding Building Improvements:

Through the years, the Auburn Hills Public Library has aged, and many parts of the building are showing it. We strive for safety and an overall pleasant experience when you visit your library.

Over the next few years, AHPL will be getting a makeover.

Phase 1 begins this fall, with much-needed improvements to the adult area and main hallway. Fresh paint will replace the fading and worn wallpaper. New carpeting, lighting and seating will be added to the adult area, as well as new cabling throughout the building for faster and more reliable internet access.

Due to these improvements, the Library will need to be closed to the public from Tuesday, September 3 through Monday, September 9.
(The Library will also be closed Saturday, August 31-Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday.)

All checked-out materials will not be due until Tuesday, September 10.
Upon reopening, AHPL will also be launching a new website, and a new online service called Kanopy, where you can download movies--from classics to documentaries.

We appreciate your patience and support as we improve your library.

Lawrence Marble
Library Director
2:00-5:00 PM

Artists and art enthusiasts are cordially invited to join us for the Art in the Hills Art Show reception. Refreshments will be provided, and winners of the art show will be announced during the event. No registration is required.
Adult Services Events
Alien Disaster Escape Room
Saturday, August 17
1:00-2:00 pm
(Ages 15+)

Aliens have escaped from a book and stolen the Dewey Decimal numbers from the spine labels of other books! Without the numbers, no one knows how to find anything, or where to put the books will be a disaster! You know the librarian will return in 45 minutes--can you solve all five puzzles, defeat the aliens, and
get the numbers back on the books before they return?

Register by calling 248.364.6706, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.   
Recurring Programs
Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, August 15
6:30-8:30 pm

Sleuth Society Book Club
Tuesday, September 24
6:30-7:30 pm
The Whispering Statue
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 248.364.6703 for availability, or email 
Teen Events: Grades 9-12
Kindness Rocks Painting
Thursday, August 8
5:00-6:00 pm
(Ages 14+)

Kindness rocks! Positive messages go a long way. Be part of the kindness rock wave in Auburn Hills by showing off your creative side. This program is part of our Teen DIVE (Drop In and Volunteer Events), for fun or for volunteer hours.
Register by calling 248-364-6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online. 
Tween Events:
Incoming 6th-8th graders for the summer
Games Galore
Friday, August 2
4:00-5:30 pm
(Ages 13+)

Board games, card games, and video games, too! Bring a friend and play some of your favorite games or discover new ones. This program is open for Tweens and Teens to enjoy! Register by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.
Youth Events
Little Listeners
Thursday, August 1
10:30 am
(Children up to Age 3 with a parent)

Come and enjoy books, songs and rhymes in this interactive story time. All story times are designed to build early literacy skills and promote reading readiness! Free play with other children will follow each session. Registration recommended. Register for each session separately.

Register by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Evening Pathfinder Storytime
(Ages 3-6)
Thursday, August 1
7:00 pm

Join us for rhymes, songs, finger plays, and stories! This storytime is for ages 3-6, and will include age-appropriate activities. Preschool Storytime provides a wonderful opportunity to practice listening, following directions, and getting ready for preschool.
Summer Reading Party
(All Ages)
Saturday, August 3
2:00-4:00 pm

We will celebrate our summer readers with fun, games and treats! Award packets will be available at the Youth Services desk. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
No registration required.
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meeting
Monday, August 12
7:00 pm
Library Board Members
Kanelo Kastran, President
Mary Jo Ahern, Vice President
Beverly Miller, Secretary
Richard Siepielski, Financial
Shawanna Fletcher, Trustee  
Eleanor L. Reynolds, Trustee

Library Director
Lawrence Marble
Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library
Monthly Meeting: NO AUGUST MEETING.
Next meeting is Thursday, September 19, 10:00 am.

About the Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library:

Visit the Friends' Used Book Sale Room in the main floor alcove!
August Special is: BACK TO SCHOOL--Textbooks and Non-Fiction
(buy one at regular price, get a second of the same type at half-price)

The dates have been set for the Fall Used Book Sale:
Wednesday, October 16 (Friends' Preview Night)-Saturday, October 19
Book donations can be dropped off at the Check-Out Desk. Ask for a tax receipt if you wish. We can use more non-fiction and children's books.

You can follow us on social media (Twitter and Instagram: @AHPLibFriends; Facebook: AHPLFriends).

The Annual Cute Pet Contest winner is Walter (owned by Elijah).
He will receive a gift certificate from the Friends.
Auburn Hills Public Library | 3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills MI 48326 | 248.370.9466 | auburn-hills.lib.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed