Happy New Year!
The Auburn Hills Public Library will be closed on the following dates in 2018:

Monday-Tuesday, January 1-2
Friday-Saturday, March 30-31
Saturday-Monday, May 26-28
Wednesday, July 4
Saturday-Monday, September 1-3
Monday, November 12
Wednesday, November 21, closing at 6 pm
Thursday-Friday, November 22-23
Saturday, November 24, open 1-6 pm
Saturday-Tuesday, December 22-25
Monday, December 31
Library Display Cases
Stop by our display cases in January to see materials concerning alcohol abuse, and resources available for those impacted.
Library Board of Trustees 2018 Meeting Dates
Meets on the fourth Thursday of every month (exceptions are noted) at 7:00 pm. All Library Board meetings will be located in either the small or large conference room of the Auburn Hills Public Library at 3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326. Meeting dates for 2018 are as follows:

January 25                      February 22     March 22                 April 26
May 17 (3rd Thursday)     June 28           July 26                    August 23
September 27                                        October 18 (3rd Thursday)
November 15 (3rd Thursday)                  December 13 (2nd Thursday)

Anyone planning to attend a meeting who has need of special assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is asked to contact the Library at 248.370.9466, 48 hours prior to the meeting. Staff will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements.
2017 Tax Forms
The Auburn Hills Public Library will be receiving both federal and state tax forms, typically in the January-February time frame. However, because more and more people are filing their taxes electronically, the IRS has greatly reduced the number of paper products available to libraries. The Library will make every effort to direct patrons to appropriate resources so that they can obtain the forms they are looking for.  As paper forms arrive, they will be placed on a table in the main lobby near the grandfather clock. 
AHPL Resources Highlight
The Library has many great online resources available to its patrons. Here are a few we've chosen to highlight.
The Michigan Activity Pass provides library card holders at participating libraries statewide with free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan state parks and recreation areas, historic sites, cultural attractions and campgrounds.
Visit our website  for more details!
Zinio For Libraries Merges with RBdigital
At midnight on February 13, 2018 (note date change), the existing Zinio for Libraries app will be locked. Patrons who have not yet downloaded the new RBdigital app will be required to do so, in order to have continued mobile access to magazines.  When patrons download the new app, they can use the same username and password.   Click here to download the RBdigital app.

The Zinio for Libraries app will remain on a patron's device until they delete it. Once deleted, all downloaded magazines will be removed from their device, freeing up memory. The new RBdigital app will list all previous checkouts, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again as needed. 
Meet Libby!
Libby is a new reading app created by OverDrive for borrowing digital books and audiobooks from your library. This free app is available for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 devices. 

Existing OverDrive app users are invited to try Libby. 

Visit our Digital Media  page for more details.
Adult Services Events
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
Book Bingo
Wednesday, January 10
2:00-3:00 pm

Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, January 18
6:30-8:30 pm

Murder by the Book Discussion Group
Saturday, January 20
Coffin Road by Peter May
10:30-11:30 am
English Conversation Group
Monday, January 8, 15, 22, 29
1:00-2:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a friendly group setting with other ESL students and new English speakers. No registration. All levels welcome. Free. For additional information, contact the Adult Services Department at 248.364.6706. 
Staying Safe on the Internet
Monday, January 22
2:00-3:30 pm
The Internet is an amazing tool. Like all tools, it requires knowledge and training to use safely.  Learn about cyber crime, and how to stay safe on the Internet from a Digital Forensic Analyst to keep yourself and your family safe on the web! Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
Euchre Club
Saturday, January 27
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Instructor will teach people how to play, and a rules handout will be available. Refreshments served. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
Teen Events
Cupcake Wars
(Grades 6-12)
Saturday, January 13
1:30-3:00 pm
Teens, Prepare for Battle! Each participant will be given cupcakes and a variety of decorating options to create a book-themed cupcake. Entries will be judged in the quest to find the ultimate winner! Registration required.
Register by calling 248.364.6712,e-mailing, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
SAT Practice Exam 
(Grades 9-12)
Saturday, January 27
10:30 am-2:30 pm
Open to grades 9-12. Prepare for the new SAT exam by taking a free practice exam at the Library courtesy of Above Grade Level . Bring No. 2 pencils and a calculator.  Registration required; call 248.364.6712 or by visiting the Youth Department.  Free Follow-Up Session will be on Tuesday, January 30, from 7:00-8:00 pm.  
Code Club
(Grades 6-12)
No January Meeting
Tuesday, February 13
6:30-8:00 pm
Teens can come and learn scratch coding and more in an experiential learning environment. Learn how to create animations and games in a scratch coding environment. Teens will be able to show each other their progress and custom code. Laptops are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited; registration is required ; register by calling 248.364.6712,e-mailing, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Teen Advisory Board
(Grades 8-12)
No January Meeting
Friday, February 16
4:00-5:00 pm
The Auburn Hills Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of dedicated students from grades 8-12 who are interested in making a difference at their Library. TAB members play a critical role in developing the Library's Teen collection; event planning and marketing; and making the Library a friendlier place for teens. TAB membership is a commitment of time: TAB meetings are once a month for one hour. Members will earn community service credit and will have a direct impact on the Teen section of the Library. For additional information, call 248.364.6712.
Anime Club
(Grades 6-12)
No January Meeting
Friday, February 16
5:00-7:00 pm
Our anime/manga club meets one Friday of each month. Meet other teens like you who love watching anime and reading manga. We’ll watch anime and do other fun activities, creating crafts and playing games. For additional information, call 248.364.6712.
Youth Events
Drop-In Makerspace
(Grades K-5)
January 3-5
10:30 am-8:00 pm
School’s out? Looking for something to do? Come join us at MakerSpace! This drop-in program will spark your creativity through daily themed challenges. Bring a friend and join in the fun. Sign in at the Youth Services desk each day. For more information, call 248.364.6712.
Little Explorers
(Ages 2-5)
Friday, January 5
10:45 am-12:00 noon
What do you get when you combine a story, sensory activities, and free play? A sensory sensation! You and your child will have fun as we explore, create and make new friends. Sensory sensations can be messy; please dress accordingly. Register for each session separately Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
(All Ages)
Saturday, January 6
2:00-3:30 pm
Families can come and spend quality time with LEGO! Each meeting will start with a challenge to get families building. The challenge will help them develop building techniques. Afterwards, families will have time to free build based on the theme of the month. Completed builds will be displayed in a display case until the next LEGO Club meeting. For more information, call 248.364.6712.
Morning Preschool Storytime:
(Ages 3-Pre-K)
Tuesdays, January 9-April 24
(no meeting February 20 or April 3)
10:30-11:15 am
Animals, animals everywhere! Preschoolers: come join us to learn about animals using songs, finger plays, crafts, stories and yoga moves, all based on our animal theme. Children must be able to go into the story room without a parent.   Register for the whole series Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Evening Preschool Storytime:
Let's Go Read
(Ages 3-Pre-K)
Tuesdays, January 9-April 24
(no meeting February 20 or April 3)
7:00-7:45 pm
Children must be able to go into the story room without a parent. This is a good introduction to being in a group, practicing listening skills and following directions. The program features songs, stories, finger plays and movement activities, all based on our theme. Join us each week to help build your child's literacy. Register for the whole series Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Bouncing Babies
(Ages 1-18 months)
Session 1: 
Wednesday, January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 10:30-11:30 am
Session 2: 
Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 11, 18, 10:30-11:30 am
Bring in those babies for a special time just for them! Experiences during the first years of life  lay  a  foundation  for all  language  growth. We will explore rich language and stories through rhymes, songs and interactive fun. All story times are based on early literacy research, and include tips and information for parents and caregivers. Free play with other children will follow each session. Registration is for ONE six-session series. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Fourth-Grade Battle of the Books
Q & A
(For parents/advisors of registered 4th grade B.O.B. participants)
Thursday, January 11
7:00-8:00 pm
Open to fourth and fifth grade students at Avondale Schools, Oakland Christian School, and Rogers Elementary, Battle of the Books is a reading competition where students create teams of 4-6 members and read from a
preselected list of book titles. Teams will then "Battle" by answering questions on the books they've read. The teams with the highest scores receive trophies and prizes, but it is the focus on literacy, teamwork, and good sportsmanship that makes this a program a special experience for middle-grade readers.

The Fourth Grade Battle of the Books returns this year after a seven year hiatus, and will be on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Auburn Hills Community Center.

For more information, call 248.364.6712.
Toddler Time
(Ages 18 months-3 years)

Session 1: "Let’s Go"
Thursday, January 11, 18, 25,
February 1, 8, 15
10:30-11:30 am
Session 2: "Fairy Tales"
Thursday, March 8, 15, 22, 29
April 12, 19
10:30-11:30 am
Toddlers and their parent/caregiver can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, finger plays, and more while spending time with other toddlers. Sessions are based on early literacy research and include tips and information for parents. Free play with other children follows each session. Registration is for ONE six-session series.    Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Library Explorers: I'm a Poet, and I Didn't Even Know It
(Grades 4-5)
Thursday, January 11 and 25
5:00-6:00 pm
We will explore different kinds of poetry in fun and interactive ways. Register for each individual date . Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
PIWI Play and Learn Parenting Program
(Ages 0-2 with caregiver)
Saturday, January 13 and 27, February 10 and 24, March 10 and 24
10:30-11:45 am
Your relationship with your child is critical for early development. During this six-week program, representatives from Oakland Family Services will provide a developmentally supportive environment with opportunities for parent/child play. There will be a different developmental topic each session.  Registration required.  If you have an older child (ages 2 ½ and up), please put their name and age in the “Notes” section when registering . Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Library Pathfinders:
Silly Stories 
(Grades K-1)
Wednesday, January 17, 31, February 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25
4:45-5:30 pm
We will read silly stories to make us laugh, giggle and chuckle. Then we will create our own silly stories using a mad lib template. The goal is to familiarize children with parts of speech. Register for the whole series  Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Junior Library Explorers
(Grades 2-3)
Thursday, January 18
5:00-6:00 pm
Explore an interesting STEAM topic (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) through stories, crafts, experiments and activities. The goal is to get students thinking and asking questions! Register for each individual date Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Cinema Saturdays
(All Ages)
Saturday, January 20
2:30-4:30 pm
Bring the family, and your appetite for good movies and a snack! Our movies will be family-friendly. This event is for all ages with a parent; no registration required. For additional information, call 248.364.6712.
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meeting
Thursday, January 25
7:00 pm
Library Board Members
Kanelo Kastran, President
Shawanna Fletcher, Vice President
Mary Jo Ahern, Financial Officer
Beverly Miller, Secretary 
Richard Siepielski, Trustee 
Cathy Moldenhauer, Trustee
Interim Library Director  
Janice Waun
Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library
Happy New Year!
Friends' Monthly Meeting: NO JANUARY MEETING
Next meeting is Thursday, February 1 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!
January Special is Biographies.
(Buy one at regular price, get the second book for half-price)
We recently received a lot of children's picture and nonfiction books, so come and look!

Remember, when shopping at Amazon, go to, and designate the Friends of Auburn Hills Public Library as your non-profit. Thank you to those who have supported us.

Holiday Basket Silent Auction raised almost $300! Thank you to everyone who participated. 

The Friends will be accepting donations to be used in the next basket auction. There should be a lot of great deals after the first of the year that you may wish to purchase and donate to us, or maybe you received items over the holidays that you would like to re-gift. We are also in need of large baskets. Drop these items off at the Check-Out Desk or send an e-mail to the Friends to arrange for a pickup.  

Don't forget to donate your gently-used books, DVD's, CD's and puzzles. We will be sorting over the winter months in preparation for the early May used book sale. 
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