March Happenings

We invite the residents of Auburn Hills to participate in a quick online survey to help us improve the Auburn Hills Public Library, so that our staff can better serve you. 
Please visit our website, and click on the survey link.   The survey will be available March 4–25 .

Patrons may have noticed that we've been relocating printers and copiers in the Library. We have decided to create a one-stop destination area where patrons can add money to their library card, obtain guest passes, print, scan, fax, and make copies on our new state-of-the-art copy machine. 

We have retired some of our computers due to age and decreased use. In the coming years, we will be evaluating how many new computers to add to replace the current ones.  

If you have any feedback about our current technology, or the new printer setup, be sure to take our online survey. As we move forward, we are trying to update, maintain and improve our technology in hopes to offer you better and more reliable service.

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 Search census, military, immigration, and vital records, as well as many other historical documents to learn more about your family history.
To find out more, check out one of our recent blog posts.

State and federal 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, March 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.
Healthy Hot Topics: Uncovering Recent Trends in Medical Pain Management
Saturday, March 9
11:00 am-12:00 noon

Join us for our second workshop in the Healthy Hot Topic Series with special guests from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine! This workshop will review the recent trends and facts in medical pain management, including the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Michigan, and the ongoing opioid epidemic. Free, reliable online resources for locating drug information will also be demonstrated, including Pillbox, DailyMed, and Medline Plus drug information! One of the
co-presenters is Sarah Lerchenfeldt, PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy), and assistant professor at OUWB School of Medicine.

R egister by calling 248.364.6706, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
Book Bingo
Wednesday, March 13
2:00-3:00 pm

Play Book Bingo at the Library to win book prizes, have fun, and make new friends! Enjoy the benefits of engaging in mentally stimulating activities like games. We meet in the Library's large meeting room on the lower level.

R egister by calling 248.364.6706, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.
Resume Workshop
Thursday, March 14
6:00-8:00 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.
Movie and Popcorn at the Library
Friday, March 22
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: Hidden Figures
(2h 7m, PG)
Recurring Programs
Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, March 21
6:30-8:30 pm

Sleuth Society Book Club
Tuesday, March 26
6:30-7:30 pm
The Sign of the Twisted Candles
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: Zombies vs. Unicorns
(Grades 8-12)
Saturday, March 2
4:00-5:30 pm

Come one, come all to the Zombies vs. Unicorns party--featuring all things high fantasy and apocalypse! Join us and your friends for a special event featuring:
Unicorn treats and Zombie brains, DIY Rainbow glitter or Walker slime, and an out-of-this-world trivia game at the Library. New members welcome!

For questions, call 248.364.6706.
Adulting at the Library:
How to Feed Yourself
(Grades 8-12)
Monday, March 11
7:30-8:30 pm

Do you struggle with preparing meals? Do you find yourself eating too much fast food or unhealthy alternatives in your busy schedule? Well, hold onto your hat (and your wallet), because learning meal prep can be your hero.

R egister by texting 810.637.1450, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
Mystery Night:
Sabotage at the Prom!
(Grades 6-12)
Friday, March 15
5:45-8:00 pm

The Moorebook High's Class of 1987's prom has been abruptly interrupted when their prom king nominee, jock Scott Mahoney, is found unconscious in the locker room! This bully had plenty of enemies, but who knocked him out? Test your deductive reasoning during this mystery investigation as you search to find the suspect who had the motive, means, and opportunity to commit the Sabotage at the Prom!

R egister by texting 810.637.1450, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.
Plan Your Summer Reading Program
(Grades 9-12)
Monday, March 18
7:30-8:30 pm

This is your chance to voice your ideas of what you think the Library should do for your 2019 Teen Summer Reading Program!

Bring your notebook of ideas to share, and an appetite for ice cream sundaes!

Make sure to register for this event, as space is limited. You must be between grades 9-12.

R egister by texting 810.637.1450, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.
Tween Events: For Grades 5-8
Code Club
(Grades 5-8)
Tuesday, March 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.  
Game On
(Grades 5-8)
Tuesday, March 12 and 26
7:00-8:00 pm

On the 12th we will supply a select variety of board and card games. Learn a new game or play one you know. Bring a friend and make some new ones! On the 26th, we will have a Wii Sports tournament: Golf, Bowling, and Tennis. What's your game?

 For questions, call 248.364.6712.  
Tween Craft Night
(Grades 5-8)
Tuesday, March 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.  
Minecraft Challenge
(Grades 5-8)
Saturday, March 23
3:00-4:30 pm

Can you survive the world of Minecraft? Compete with other teens to gather resources you will need to make it in Survival mode. We will read through a story set in the Minecraft universe, seeing who has the weapons and tools needed to make it through the adventure.

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, March 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, March 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 LEGO Club
(All Ages)

Saturday, March 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 
March 4, 11, 18 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: 
March 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursdays, 6:30 pm: 
March 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
March 6, 13, 20, 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
March 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
March 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)
Friday, March 8
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.    
March Reading Party
(Grades K-5)

Saturday, March 16
2:00-3:30 pm

Celebrate March is Reading Month with a party at the Library dedicated to reading.

We'll have games, treats and crafts related to the books you love at the Library, including Dr. Seuss, Harry Potter, and many more. So dress up like your favorite book character and join the celebration!

Registration required.   R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meeting
Monday, March 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: NO MARCH MEETING.

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

About the Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library:

Visit the Friends' Used Book Sale Room in the main floor alcove!
March Special is: Audiobooks and DVD's (Buy one item at regular price, get the second item at half-price.)

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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Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed