Grosse Pointe Public Library
December 2011
In This Issue
Hours & Locations
Board Meetings
Winter Film Festival
St. Nicholas Craft
It's Showtime!
Friends Down Under Bookstore
Classics Books Lecture Series
Winter Story Time
Storytime Bears
Story Time for children
2 - 5 years of age with books, flannel board and props, music and fingerplays. Wear your pajamas and bring your bed-time buddy (stuffed animal or doll),
pillow or blanket.

Monday, December 12
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ewald Branch
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Hours & Locations

All Libraries  

will be closed

Christmas Eve 

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25

New Year's Day

Sunday, January 1 


Central Library

10 Kercheval Avenue


Mon.-Thurs. 9am-9pm

Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm

Sun. 1pm-5pm


Ewald Branch

15175 E. Jefferson Avenue


Mon.-Thurs. 10am-9pm

Fri. & Sat. 10am-5pm

Sun. Closed


Woods Branch

20680 Mack Avenue


Mon.-Thurs. 10am-9pm

Fri. & Sat. 10am-5pm

Sun. 1pm-5pm

Board Meetings

All Board of Trustee meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month. They are open  

to the public and begin at 7pm at the Ewald Branch, 15175 E. Jefferson,  

Grosse Pointe Park.


Upcoming meeting

dates include:


December 12, 2011

(This December meeting will begin at 6:30pm)

January 23, 2012

February 27, 2012

March 26, 2012


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Library Pointes
Winter Film Festival Winter
Short, book-based films perfect
for preschoolers. 
Tuesday, December 6, 10:30am-Ewald
Wednesday, December 7, 10:30am-Woods
Tuesday, December 13, 10:30am-Ewald
Wednesday, December 14, 10:30am-Woods
St. Nicholas Craft

We will make crafts about Santa in all his merry forms throughout the world.

Wednesday, December 7, 4:00pm-Ewald Branch

It's Showtime!
Enjoy a Movie@GPPL

One Day
Thursday, December 1
7:00pm - Ewald Branch

Tuesday, December 6
7:00pm - Woods Branch

Saturday, December 10
2:30pm - Woods Branch
Friends Down Under BookstoreFriendsdownunder

Have you visited the
Hours: Tuesdays: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Saturdays: Noon-4:00pm
Friends Down Under Bookstore is located at the Woods Branch lower level. The Bookstore is fully operated by the wonderful volunteers from Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library! Stop in and find that perfect gift!  
Classics Books Lecture Series 
The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library have once again partnered with the University of Michigan Department of English and Literature to present the Classics Books Lecture Series for 2012. Each lecture is presented by award-winning professors who will ignite your enthusiasm for the classics with their knowledge, wit and passion.
First in the series is: Sir Thomas More "Utopia" with Dr. Terri Tinkle
Thursday, January 26, 7:30pm
Grosse Pointe South Auditorium

Admission at the door
Friends' Members: Free
Non-Members: $10.00 per lecture
Students & Teachers: Free with identification
There are no presales

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Save the Dates!


January 24 - February 16, 2012

Registration Begins Monday,  January 2, 2012

Register in person, online through our calendar, or over the phone.

Central: 313.343.2074 

Ewald: 313.343.2071

Woods: 313.343.2072

Grosse Pointe Library Foundation
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The Foundation office has moved to Central Library. Now more than ever the library can use your financial help. All but a small portion of what is donated goes to providing programs and materials for the library. This year the Foundation gave a gift of $90,000 to the library.
Please consider giving this year and helping the library maintain its excellent collection of resources.
If you would like to donate but did not receive a mailing, please fill out the form below and mail to:
Grosse Pointe Library Foundation
10 Kercheval
Grosse Pointe Farms MI 48236
You can also donate using PayPal. Visit the Foundation's web page at
If you have any questions, please call the office at 313-640-4683.
Thank you for your help!
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