July Happenings
Get ready for another great summer reading program at the Auburn Hills Public Library! Opportunities to read, win prizes, and attend great programs await patrons of all ages! For information on participating in our Summer Reading Program, please see staff in Adult Services or Youth/Teen Services.
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
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, July 19
6:30-8:30 pm

Murder by the Book Discussion Group
Saturday, July 21
The Favorite Sister
by Jessica Knoll
10:30-11:30 am

Book Bingo
Sleuth Society Book Club
The Hidden Staircase
by Carolyn Keene
Tuesday, July 17
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.
Paint Along With Bob Ross
Saturday, July 21
11:00 am-12:00 noon
Paint along with Bob Ross as we screen an episode or two of his classic show, The Joy of Painting . Feel free to attend regardless of your skill level and just remember that "There are no mistakes, just happy accidents." Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
Family Board Game Day
(All Ages)
Saturday, July 21
2:00-4:00 pm
Come unplug and relax with some tabletop games at AHPL. Gamers of all ages are welcome to drop in and enjoy a variety of board games and card games. For more information call 248.364.6706.
Euchre Club
Saturday, July 28
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
Banana Band
(Grades 6-12, or younger kids with an adult)
Saturday, July 14
2:00-3:30 pm
Try your hand at being a Banana Band Conductor! Kids in grades 6 and up (or younger kids with an adult) can experiment with creating their own fruit band with the help of some awesome technology. Registration is required ; register by calling 248.364.6712,e-mailing, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Some Assembly Required
(Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, July 17
6:00-7:00 pm
Come to our pop-up makerspace to become content creators using makerspace tech, software, videos, etc. Every meeting will have a different theme and projects to complete or interact with.    Registration is required ; register by calling 248.364.6712,e-mailing, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Youth Events
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.
Bouncing Babies
The Incredible Years (0-12 months)
Saturday, July 28
August 11 and 25
10:30 am-12:00 noon
This program is designed for parents and their 0-12 month-old babies. Each session will begin with a short video about a specific parenting topic. From there, our presenters, Julie and Margaret from Oakland Family Services, will facilitate a discussion around the topic. Babies welcome!
Little Listeners
Storytime (also for Bouncing Babies)
Thursday, July 12, 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.    
Camp Fire Sing-a-Long (with Trailblazers)
Thursday, July 19, 7:00-8:00 pm
Bring your singing voices and join us for a twilight campfire while enjoying a summer tradition: roasting marshmallows! S'mores will be available while supplies last. Children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Hoppin' and Boppin' with the
Music Lady
Tuesday, July 31, 10:30-11:30 am
Beverly Meyer, the Music Lady, will delight us with her one-of-a-kind music and movement show. Be ready to sing, dance and have a great time!

Tuesday, July 10, August 7
10:30-11:15 am
Thursday, July 26, 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.    
Musical Art Experience
Wednesday, July 18, 7:00-8:00 pm
Hey, "Ground Control to Major Tom!" Join us for a musical art experience where we will "Get Into the Groove" while we create a beautiful piece of art to take home. Many different musical genres will be explored. We may even take a moment to "Shake Our Groove Thing." Now, someone "Gimme A Beat!"
Fridays, July 6, July 13,
July 20, July 27, August 3
1:00-5:00 pm

Saturdays, July 28
1:00-5:00 pm
July 7, July 14, July 21, August 4 10:30 am-5:00 pm

All Day, July 2, July 3, July 5
10:30 am-8:00 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.
Family LEGO Club
Saturday, July 7
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.
Baffling Bill's Magic Show
Wednesday, July 11
7:00-8:00 pm
Baffling Bill will amaze us in this family-friendly magic show, sure to please all ages!
Family Movie Mondays
Monday, July 16
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.
(All Ages)
Tuesday, July 24
10:30 am-12:00 noon
Our very own Auburn Hills DPW crew will bring out all kinds of big rigs for you to climb on, sit in and explore. For more information, contact Youth Services at 248.364.6712.
Family Book Bingo
(Ages 5 and up with adult)
Wednesday, July 25
7:00-8:00 pm
Come and play the fun game of Bingo with your family. Great books will be given out as prizes! Don't miss it! Registration required (child and adult). Contact Youth Services at 248.364.6712.
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meeting
Thursday, July 26
7:00 pm
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
Interim Library Director  
Janice Waun
Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library
Friends' Monthly Meetings: NO JULY MEETING
Next meeting is 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!
July Special is: Beach Reading
(buy one book at regular price, get the second book of same type at half-price.)
Cute Pet Contest
(All Kinds of Pets Eligible)

Voting: June 30-July 14, 2018. 
Ballots available in all departments. 
Votes go in black box at top of stairs. 

Pet with most votes wins a prize. 
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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