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Registration is required for all programs except Book Bingo.
Register online, 
at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 248-628-3034.

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 and register for programs online.

 

The WPA At the Library
You are invited to a Special Event!

We are pleased to share artwork created by locally renowned artist Barbara Benetti, on loan from the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum. You are cordially invited to the grand opening of her WPA inspired exhibit on Friday, January 11, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Stroll through the various art displays at the Library while enjoying finger foods from Victoria’s and music performed by Debonair. Barbara’s family will be attending this event and will give a brief talk about the artist. We hope you can join us for this special occasion. Please R.S.V.P. for this event. All ages are welcome.

The Library will have special exhibits and events related to the Federal Art Project and the Work Projects Administration throughout the Library this winter.

 

Adult Writing Group
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
December 5, January 2
Bring a piece of your work to share or get inspired to begin a new project.  For ages 18 or older.

Book Bingo
Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
December 18 (Holiday Party), January 22
Play traditional bingo and win books.  Bring a friend or neighbor.  This fun-loving group welcomes new players.

Book Walk/Fireside Book Talk
Tuesdays at 1:30
December 4, January 8

Join one of the adult librarians and other book lovers for a walk around Powell Lake.  Share what you've enjoyed reading and get ideas for new books to try.  For adults only and no pets please! During bad weather we'll meet fireside in the adult department. 

Art in Literature - Cancelled

Snowman Hot Chocolate Baby Food Jar Craft
Saturday, December 1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please register for this quick, fun holiday craft that's a decoration and a treat all in one!

Make-n-Take Mistletoe Paper Craft
Week of December 10
Stop by the Adult Desk to make a charming mistletoe paper decoration - while supplies last.

Winter Reading - Travel America
January 4 through February 15
Stop by the Adult desk and sign up for our winter reading program.  Read books to get chances to win prizes - what could be more fun!

Fireside Chats
Fridays at 2:00 p.m.

January 18 – Toby Benetti
Son of artist Barbara Benetti

January 25 – Donnaleen Lanktree
Rosie the Riveters

February 1 – Elizabeth Clemens
The WPA in Detroit

February 8 – Jackie Piechowski
WPA Art History

February 15 –Discussion of Historical Reuther
Interview with Barbara Benetti

Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA
Monday, January 14, 7:00 p.m.
This documentary explores the important role that the arts in America played in our recovery from the Great Depression.

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
Saturday, January 19, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Drop in and decorate your own piggy bank to start saving those pennies!  Ages 11 and up.  While supplies last.

Diego Rivera and the Detroit Industry Murals
Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.

A speaker from the DIA will be at the Library to share the complex and intriguing story behind Diego Rivera and his Detroit Industry murals, which have now been declared a National Historic Landmark.

Computer One-on-One Appointments
Please call
Call the library to schedule a free half-hour appointment with one of our adult librarians.  We will help you with any questions you may have on how to use a computer.