February Happenings

If you're seeking inspiration for your next great read, check out our "What Should I Read?" page under the "Adults" tab of our website. 

Here, you will find suggested titles in a variety of genres, links to reader's advisory sites, as well as links to the New York Times and Publisher's Weekly bestsellers lists.

Your next literary journey is just a click away!

Beginning February 1, Ancestry Library Edition will be available for in-house use here at AHPL. Search census, military, immigration, and vital records, as well as many other historical documents to learn more about your family history.

Tax forms are available for patrons on a table in the main lobby. Information on other tax resources is also posted.
Adult Services Events
Board Game Nights
Thursday, February 7
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.
Detroit Mystery Author D.E. Johnson on Eloise Hospital (in partnership with the Friends of Auburn Hills Public Library)
Saturday, February 9
1:00-2:30 pm

The Auburn Hills Public Library and the Friends of Auburn Hills Public Library welcome D.E. Johnson, author of the Will Anderson series, for a presentation and book signing. Johnson will present his research on the legendary Eloise Hospital, a local insane asylum which inspired his novel, Detroit Breakdown .

Registration is recommended; walk-ins will be turned away if this event is full.

R egister by calling 248.364.6706, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
Movie and Popcorn at the Library
Friday, February 15
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: The Greatest Showman
(1h 46m, PG)
Resume Workshop
Saturday, February 23
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Whether you're looking to write your first resume or update your existing resume, stop by one of our resume workshops. Each workshop begins with an engaging presentation about writing a strong resume, followed by work time with optional one-on-one assistance. You may bring your own device or use one of the laptops provided by the Library.
For questions, call 248.364.6706.
Recurring Programs
Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, February 21
6:30-8:30 pm

Sleuth Society Book Club
Tuesday, February 26
6:30-7:30 pm
Nancy's Mysterious Letter
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. 
Teen Events: For Grades 8-12
Geek Club: Harry Potter and the Magical World
(Grades 8-12)
Saturday, February 2
4:00-5:30 pm

Join fellow Potter fans for a party! Be sorted into a Hogwart's house, school at trivia, craft your own howler, and win wicked prizes! Butterbeer and chocolate wands will be served. Costumes and new members welcome!

For questions, call 248.364.6706.
Snowed in: Escape the Library!
(For ages 15 and up)
Saturday, February 23

Register for ONE of the following one-hour time slots:
2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, or 4:00 pm

You're enjoying the warmth at the Library with a book when suddenly, the lights go out--when they come back on, you realize you are trapped at the Library! Will you be able to find your way out of this tricky escape room? Only time will tell...bring a group of friends, or get paired up with some future friends! There are three slots available for groups of up to 10 people. Please register for only ONE time slot.

R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
DIVE: Fleece Blankets
(Grades 8-12)
Thursday, February 28
6:00-7:00 pm

Drop In Volunteer Event--for teens who want to make a difference!
This session, we will be making fleece blankets to donate to Oakland County Animal Rescue.
For questions, call 248.364.6706.
Tween Events: For Grades 5-8
Code Club
(Grades 5-8)
Tuesday, February 5
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.  
Interactive Movie Matinee
(Grades 5-8)
Saturday, February 9
3:00-5:30 pm

Experience movies in a whole new way! Follow our script of fun things to say and do while watching some good movies. Free popcorn while supplies last!
January's movie will be Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (rated PG).

 For questions, call 248.364.6712.  
Giving Back With a T.W.I.S.T.
(Grades 5-8)
Tuesday, February 12
7:00 -8:00 pm

Come donate your time to help kids and animals. Learn a simple technique for making fleece blankets for Project Linus, and help us make toys for shelter dogs. We are Tweens In Service Together!

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, February 19
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.  
Youth Events
Little Explorers
(ages 2-5 with a caregiver)

Friday, February 1
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, February 2 and 16
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 Book Bingo
(Ages 5 and up with adult)

Saturday, February 2
1:00-2:00 pm

Kick off the Winter Reading Program with Book Bingo! Great books will be given out as prizes--don't miss it! An adult is required to attend this program , so please fill out the name of the adult attending when registering your child.

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

Saturday, February 2
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.
Come and Play
(Ages 1-4)

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 am 
February 4, 11, and 25

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: 
February 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursdays, 6:30 pm: 
February 7, 14, 21, 28

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.
Toddler Time
(ages 18-35 months with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, 10:30 am
February 6, 13, 21, 27

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
February 6, 13, 20, 27

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.   
Rock 'N Rhyme
(Ages up to 18 months with a caregiver)

Thursdays, 10:30 am
February 7, 14, 21, 28

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.
7-11 Club
(Grades 2-6)
Thursday, February 14
3:00-4:00 pm

 Looking for something to do on a weekday off school? Come to the 7-11 club to enjoy crafts, board games and snacks! This event is offered for grades 2-6.
Registration is optional for these events.

R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Repco Wildlife Encounters
(Grades K-8)
Saturday, February 16
2:00-3:00 pm

 Do you love animals? Come meet some reptiles and learn all about them with REPCO Wildlife Encounters! Visit the Library to see what amazing animals they bring along! No registration required.

For questions, call 248.364.6712.
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meeting
Monday, February 11
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
Friends' Monthly Meeting: Thursday, February 7, 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!
February Special is: Romance! (Buy one book at regular price, get the second book of same type at half-price.)

Annual Friends' Meeting: Thursday, April 4, 6:30 pm.
All are welcome.

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!

Spring Silent Basket Auction : 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.

Membership Renewal: Renewals have been sent. Please encourage people to join, as the Library has many items on their "wish list" that we would like to fill.
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Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed