AUBURN HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY SEPTEMBER 2018
September Happenings
The Library will be closed
Saturday, September 1-Monday, September 3
Meet AHPL's New Director!

I would like to personally welcome you to the Auburn Hills Public Library.  I am excited to be serving as the new Director, and hope to move the Library forward with the help of our resourceful and amazing staff.  

My role as Director is to ensure that our customers always receive the very best service possible, and I will be spending my first few months learning about the community, becoming acquainted with current library services while exploring new ones to add.

The Library offers a wealth of resources which include: the latest best sellers, new release movies, books on CD, graphic novels, e-books, and an array of programs for all ages.

We encourage everyone in the community to visit your Library and obtain a library card.

Lawrence Marble
  Director
SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGNUP MONTH!

Be incredible by signing up for a library card at the Auburn Hills
Public Library!

The value of today’s libraries goes beyond books. As new technologies evolve, Auburn Hills Public Library continues to provide access to digital tools and media. Here you can find something for everyone, and it is all free with a library card! 

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the
Auburn Hills Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide, to encourage people to obtain a
free library card.

If you live in Auburn Hills, go to school in Auburn Hills, or work in Auburn Hills, you qualify to receive a library card! Please bring a picture ID with your current address. Non-residents must also bring proof of enrollment or employment in an Auburn Hills school or workplace. Please call 249.370.9466 if you need more information.

Visit us this September during Library Card Sign-Up Month!
MelCat Updates
Beginning April 1 until some time in 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. 
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Recurring Programs
Murder by the Book Discussion Group
Saturday, September 15
A Drink Before the War
by Dennis Lehane
10:30-11:30 am

Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, September 20
6:30-8:30 pm
Printmaking Drop-In Workshop
(All Ages)
Saturday, September 15
2:00-4:00 pm
Try your hand at printmaking using foam printing plates, paint, and a variety of non-sharp utensils. Creative minds of all ages and experience levels are welcome to drop in and create a work of art to keep.  
Registration is required for this event. Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6706.
Sleuth Society Book Club
The Mystery at Lilac Inn
by Carolyn Keene
Tuesday, September 25
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.
Teen Events: For Grades 9-12
Tabletop Gaming Night
(Grades 9-12)
Thursday, September 20
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.
Stick a Pin In It:
Embroidery 101
(Grades 9-12)
Saturday, September 29
3:00-5:00 pm
Do you ever see some cool embroidery online and think, "I could do that"? Now's your chance to put your money where your mouth is, and try your hand at embroidery.

We'll provide everything except the item you want to embroider, so bring your t-shirt that needs some sprucing up, or a tea towel you gave your mom three years ago for Mother's Day, and slap some thread on them! Beginners and experts alike are welcome.

Space is limited, so register now! Register in person, go online at our Events Calendar , or call 248.364.6712.
Tween Events: For Grades 4-8
Are You Smarter Than a Librarian? (Grades 4-8)
Saturday, September 15
3:30 -5:00 pm
Teams will compete to see who knows more about books, movies, games, and MORE! Will it be the librarian or the kids? Bring a friend! Teams will be formed before play begins.
Registration required. R egister by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.   
Harry Potter Book Club
(Grades 4-8)

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm:
September 25
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.  
Youth Events
Preschool Storytime
(Ages 3 – Pre-K)

Tuesdays, 10:15 am: 
September 4, 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4 
 -OR-
Thursdays, 6:00 pm: 
September 6, 13, 20, 27
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.    
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Little Listeners
(ages 0-35 months)

Tuesdays, 11:15 am:
September 4, 11, 18, 25
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.    
Rock 'N Rhyme
(Ages up to 18 months with a caregiver)

Thursdays, 10:30 am:
September 6, 13, 20, 27
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. 
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Little Explorers
(ages 2-5 with a caregiver)

Fridays, 10:45 am:
September 7
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:
September 8
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.
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Toddler Time
(ages 18-35 months with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, 10:30 am:
September 12, 19, 26
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.    
PIWI Play Group
(Ages 0-2 with a caregiver)

Saturdays, 10:30 am-12 noon:
September 15, 29
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.   
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American Sign Language Club
(Grades K-5)

Mondays, 6:00 pm:
September 17, 24
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.  
Storytime with Farmer Nate
(All Ages)
Saturday, September 22
2:00-3:00 pm
Join us as local author Farmer Nate brings a little of the farm to the Library. Come listen as Farmer Nate reads his books about life on the farm, and meet some of his animal friends that inspired the stories. Registration is not required.
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It's Elementary
(Grades K-3)

Wednesdays, 5:00 pm:
September 26
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.   
Library Board of Trustees
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Trustees Meeting
Thursday, September 27
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, September 6, 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!
September Special is: Biographies. (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.
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.

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