June 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.
Candidate interviews for the position of Director of the Auburn Hills Public Library will be held in the large meeting room on the following dates:
Saturday, June 2 at 11:00 am;
Monday, June 4 at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm;
and Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 pm.

NOTE: Anyone planning to attend the 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.
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: Launching May 29
On May 29, the Library will be upgrading to a new shared online catalog and checkout system called CARL. In addition to the features you love about our current catalog, the new system will offer easier searching, more relevant results, a kids' catalog, innovative account features, effortless integration with eBooks and eAudio, and a new mobile catalog. All of your holds will transfer to the new system. After May 29, library PINs will be 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
Murder by the Book Discussion Group
Saturday, June 16
The Kalahari Typing School for Men
by Alexander McCall Smith
10:30-11:30 am

Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, June 21
6:30-8:30 pm

Book Bingo
Sleuth Society Book Club
The Secret of the Old Clock
by Carolyn Keene
Tuesday, June 19
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.
Euchre Club
Saturday, June 9 and 23
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
SAT Practice Exam
(Grades 9-12)
Saturday, June 23, 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Follow-Up Session Tuesday, June 26 7:00-8:00 pm
Prepare for the new SAT exam by taking a FREE practice exam at the Library courtesy of Above Grade Level in Oakland County. Bring No. 2 pencils and a calculator. Sign up by calling 248.364.6712 or visit the Youth Department. Free follow-up session on Tuesday, June 26 for students and parents to go over the results of the SAT practice exam.  
Registration is required ; register by calling 248.364.6712,e-mailing, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It:
Harnessing the Power of Your Voice
(Grades 6-12)
Friday, June 29
5:00-7:00 pm
An active, energetic workshop on the way actors, public speakers and others use their voice to bring words to life. Fun warm-ups that explore many facets of the human voice will kick off the session, leading to interactive improvised scenes that apply those techniques to dialogue and character creation, in a fast-paced and comfortable setting. Taught by Mr. Edmond Guay, theatre and speech instructor for 35 years.    Registration is required ; register by calling 248.364.6712,e-mailing, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Youth Events
Summer Reading Kick-Off with
Doug Scheer
Saturday, June 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
This program is for families of all ages! Magician and comedian Doug Scheer will share with us the magic of reading with his show, “The Magical Bookshelf.” and show us that books are filled with adventure, secrets and magic. You won’t want to miss the first show of our Summer Reading Program!
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, June 30, 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, June 21, 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.    
Tuesday, June 19, 10:30-11:30 am
Be ready to put your moves to music and follow along as Miss Cathy, a certified youth fitness specialist, playfully shows us how “Libraries Rock!”

Tuesday, June 26, July 10, August 7 10:30-11:15 am
Thursday, June 28, 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.    
Library Olympics
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00-8:00 pm
Have fun with your friends while travelling the world of music, as you explore a series of timed activities!

YoYo Tricks (Grades 2-12)
Wednesday, June 27, 6:00-7:00 pm
The YoYo Tricks team will thrill us with an engaging show featuring incredible yoyo tricks with one yoyo, two yoyos, and even yoyos that come off the string! After the show, it's your turn to learn amazing tricks taught by the YoYo team!
Fridays, June 29, July 6, July 13,
July 20, July 27, August 3
1:00-5:00 pm

Saturdays, June 30, 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, June 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. For additional information, contact Youth Services at 248.364.6712.
Family Movie Mondays
Monday, June 25
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.
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meeting
Thursday, June 28
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:
Thursday, June 7 at 2:00 pm.
Held in the small meeting room--everyone is welcome.

About the Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library:

The Dues Invoice postcards will be going out soon. Please pay promptly so that we can keep you on the distribution list for our News Blast emails and informed about Friends' activities.

Visit the Friends' Used Book Sale Room!
June Special is: Religious and Inspirational (buy one book at regular price, get the second one at half-price.)
When shopping at Amazon, remember to go to, and choose the Friends of Auburn Hills Public Library. They will donate 0.5% to us. Cents add up to dollars.

The Friends of AHPL logo denotes programs receiving partial financial support by them.
Look for ongoing fundraising opportunities and events throughout the year at the website or monthly newsletter (if on mailing list). 
Cute Pet Contest
(All Kinds of Pets Eligible)

Registration: June 9-23, 2018.
Pick up entries in all departments. 
Return to black box at front desk with $5 entry fee and 4x6 photo of your pet. 

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. 
The Friends' used book sale was a great success. We raised just over $2,000, and gained 8 new members. Thanks to all the great volunteers who helped set up and tear down, especially the people from Chrysler, who did most of the lifting.
MAY 10, 2018
Officers and Trustees were elected as follows:
President – Alice Kowalski
Vice President – Jackie Ingersoll
Treasurer – Louise Borucki
Secretary – Claire Emmons
Trustee – Brenda Bicknell
Trustee – Joan Becker
Trustee – Selah Schie
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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