AUBURN HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY OCTOBER 2018
October Happenings
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JOIN US AT CITY FESTIVITIES!

Look for Library staff at these local events:

21st Annual Fall Festival in the Woods
Saturday, October 13, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Hawk Woods

Enjoy the outdoors, hands-on activities for kids, music, refreshments, and pumpkins! $2 entry fee. Call 248.370.9353 for more information.

13th Annual Spooktacular
Saturday, October 27, 12 noon-1:30 pm
Downtown Auburn Hills

Downtown merchants will be handing out candy and goodies! Bring the kids in costume; all children must be with an adult.
Adult Services Events
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Recurring Programs
Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, October 18
6:30-8:30 pm

Murder by the Book Discussion Group
Saturday, October 20
10:30-11:30 am
Magpie Murders
by Anthony Horowitz
Healthy Hot Topic Workshop:
Everything You Need to Know About the Flu and Hepatitis A
Saturday, October 6
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Have you seen the recent TV commercials warning about Hepatitis A? Has your doctor recommended you get the flu vaccine? Learn the facts and myths behind these two diseases and the best information resources you can use when you have questions about your health. This workshop will feature speakers from our neighboring medical school, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

Regist ration is required for this event. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
Book Bingo
Wednesday, October 10
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.

Regist ration is requested; space is limited. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
Sleuth Society Book Club
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
by Carolyn Keene
Tuesday, October 23
6:00-7:30 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.
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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 9-12
Teen Tech Take-Apart
(Grades 9-12)
Tuesday, October 9
4:00-7:00 pm

Unleash your inner engineer--or demolition expert--by taking apart old tech! Computers, keyboards, hard drives and more will be available for you to dissect!

This is a drop-in style event, so you don't need to show up on time. Just stop by for some destructive fun!

For additional information, call 248.364.6712.
Tabletop Gaming Night
(Grades 9-12)
Thursday, October 11
6:30-8:30 pm

If you think all tabletop gaming is Dungeons and Dragons, think again! Join us as we play the indie tabletop RPG GRIN. Grin is a rules-light survival horror RPG system that fits on a single page. The mechanics lend themselves to improvised or impromptu play with a focus on shaping memorable narratives of terror, suspense and dread.

You don't need to have any previous tabletop gaming or RPG experience --no fancy dice, and no expansive character backstories to play. Will you survive?

Registration is required for this event. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Adulting 101:
Eat Salmon, Not Salmonella
(Grades 9-12)
Saturday, October 13
1:00-3:00 pm
Whether it's to impress a date, or just to sustain your mortal corpse,--you'll need to learn how to cook at some point. We can't turn you into a Masterchef, but we can give you the tools you need to avoid giving your guests (or yourself) food poisoning.

Learn these tips for proper food safety at home, and you'll be serving up dishes to rival Gordon Ramsay in no time!

Space is limited, so register now! Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Teen Spooky Escape Room
(Grades 9-12)
Friday, October 26
5:00-8:00 pm
Corn mazes are so 2017...

Get in the Halloween spirit this year with an escape room!

Put all your problem-solving skills to the test as you try to outsmart your way from the claws of captivity...or else!

Registration is required. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Tween Events: For Grades 4-8
Tween Free Play
(Grades 4-8)
Tuesday, October 2, 16, 30
7:00 -8:00 pm
Bring your Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic the Gathering, or other favorite game to play with other tweens. Board games will also be available.

For additional information, call 248.364.6712.   
Harry Potter Book Club
(Grades 4-8)

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm:
October 9 and 23
November 6 and 20
December 11

Whether you are a first-time reader or a dedicated Potterhead, experience the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
(the first book in the series) with a group of
like-minded Muggles. Each meeting will cover three chapters, and include a related activity.
We have 9 copies available for check-out to readers with a valid library card, but we will accept 6 more readers who can bring their own books.

Registration is required . Please, let staff know at registration if you will need a copy of the book.  

R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
HallowTween
(Grades 4-8)
Saturday, October 13
3:30-5:00 pm

Lucky #13?!

Somebody wasn't lucky. A crime has been committed, and the weapon was a...banana? Put your crime-solving skills to the test. Teens will create fictional crime scenes using a mystery bag of household items. See if you can stump your friends. We will also play a few games of chance. Someone could be the big winner, but it could get a little messy.

Registration is required . R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
Youth Events
Preschool Storytime
(Ages 3 – Pre-K)

Tuesdays, 10:15 am: 
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4 
 -OR-
Thursdays, 6:00 pm: 
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29
December 6

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. Registration required.   Register prior to the first session for the whole series. 

R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Little Listeners
(ages 0-35 months)

Tuesdays, 11:15 am:
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4

This weekly program will include interactive songs, finger plays and stories. We’ll focus on developing early literacy and having fun! The storytime will be followed by free play with educational toys.  Registration is recommended.

R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
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Rock 'N Rhyme
(Ages up to 18 months with a caregiver)

Thursdays, 10:30 am:
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29
December 6

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. 
Little Explorers
(ages 2-5 with a caregiver)

Fridays, 10:45 am:
October 5
November 2
December 7

 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 LEGO Club
(All Ages)

Saturdays, 2:00-3:30 pm:
October 6
November 3
December 1

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

Wednesdays, 10:30 am:
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 28
December 5

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.  Registration required. Register prior to the first session for the whole series.

 R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
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PIWI Play Group
(Ages 0-2 with a caregiver)

Saturdays, 10:30 am-12 noon:
October 13, 27
November 10, 17

Your relationship with your child is critical for early development. During this 6-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. Register prior to the first session for the whole series.  

 R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.   
American Sign Language Club
(Grades K-5)

Mondays, 6:00 pm:
October 1, 8, 15, 22

This program will cover the basics of American Sign Language, and will be run by a student teacher from Madonna University. Participants will be introduced to sign language through games, crafts, and educational activities. Registration required. Register prior to the first session for the whole series.  

 R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.  
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It's Elementary
(Grades K-3)

Wednesdays, 5:00 pm:
October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 7, 14, 28
December 5

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. For our first week, we will be discussing (and creating) SLIME! Please register in advance, as supplies are limited. 

 R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.   
Halloween Party
(Ages 3-10)
Saturday, October 27
3:30-5:00 pm

Wear your costume and join us for a Halloween party! Crafts, activities, and trick-or-treating are all part of the fun. Bring a friend!

Registration is recommended for this event. Register by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online. 
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Library Board of Trustees
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Trustees Meeting
Thursday, October 18
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

Library Director
Lawrence Marble
Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library
Friends' Monthly Meeting: Thursday, October 4, 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!
October Special is: HISTORY BOOKS. (Buy one book at regular price, get the second book of same type at half-price.)

Keep on donating gently used books, audio-books, CD's and DVD's. Children's books are especially needed. We are sorting weekly in preparation for our next used book sale.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL FRIENDS OF LIBRARIES WEEK,
OCTOBER 21-27!
SAVE THESE DATES!

FALL USED BOOK SALE:

Wednesday, November 28, 4-7 pm
(Friends Members Only)
Thursday, November 29, 10 am-7:30 pm
Friday, November 30, 10 am-4 pm
Saturday, December 1, 10 am-4 pm

Some higher-priced, quality books will be appropriate for gift-giving.

We always need used books (fiction and non-fiction), music CDs, DVDs, and puzzles, which can be dropped off at the Check-Out Desk. Children's books are especially needed. You can ask for a donation receipt when you drop off items.

HOLIDAY SILENT
BASKET AUCTION:
Monday, November 26-Friday, December 7 We can always use donations of items to be used in the baskets.
Auburn Hills Public Library | 3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills MI 48326 | 248.370.9466 | auburn-hills.lib. mi.us
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed