The Library will be closing at 5:30p.m. on Wednesday, November 27 and will stay closed on Thursday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Library will reopen on Friday, November 29 at 9:30a.m.
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Saturday, December 8 is the next Second Saturday Sale.These sales are offered each month from 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. The first hour is open to members only. Not a Friends member? Memberships are very affordable and available on our website, at the door on the day of the sale or pick up a membership form at the Welcome Desk the next time you visit the Bloomfield Township Public Library.
Joan C. Luksik
Hunger Games Program
Register now for the Hunger Games After-Hours Teen and Tween Challenge! Patrons ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the Quarter Quell. Starting at the Cornucopia, tributes will compete in a series of challenges until a lone victor remains. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be provided. Registration is available on the teen page of the library events calendar or by calling (248) 642-5800. A signed parental permission slip is required to participate. Registration is now open.
Did You Know: sports collection
Baseball is over.
The season is done.
But there’s other ways
For a kid to have fun.
There’s football and soccer,
Then hockey and skating,
Unless you like sitting
For six months, just waiting.
“Off Season”, by Douglas Florian, in Autumnblings
We cheered on our Detroit Tigers through the last game of a great season, and now we can turn our attention to other sports! There are books about all the sports named in the poem quoted above. Baseball, football, soccer, hockey, and skating are just a few of the many athletic endeavors you can explore in our collection. Do you love to ride horses? Is rockclimbing your passion? You can read about professional teams, individual players, or how you can play the game. Sports books are found in the nonfiction collection with call numbers from 796 – 799. Don’t forget to look for biographies of your favorite athletes and stories about the sports you love.
Meet the Youth Staff: Paul
My name is Paul Dwyer, and I’ve been a youth room page for almost 20 years. I’ll celebrate that historic mark in March of 2014. I believe I am the longest working page in the youth department. Marian has known me since I was a child and my mom brought me to story times and other children’s programs. I do have a full time job working as an Admissions Coordinator at a Montessori School. I met my wife Kate here at the library while she worked as an adult room page. We wed in June of 2011, and I became a stepfather to Kate’s daughter Skylar, who is now a second grader at Conant Elementary. My wife and I are huge car buffs. Our car-themed wedding included die cast model cars as our table centerpieces. Being married to Kate has been a wild ride, from becoming an instant father to traveling across the Atlantic for a dream vacation in Ireland.
Any of the Mo Willems books featuring Pig and Elephant, in the Beginning to Read section (BEGINNING TO READ E WIL). These hilarious stories of two best friends will grab the attention of your child and make them want to read it again and again. One of my favorites is Today I Will Fly.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, by Alvin Schwartz (J 398.2 SCH). These are short stories and old legends that will make you jump and have you sleeping with one eye open.
Ireland, by Joanne Mattern (J941.7 MAT). My wife and I enjoyed reading this as we are both Irish, and it gives great background detail to the climate, landforms, wildlife, economy, people and the traditions of Ireland.
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