The Library will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day observance. The Library will reopen Tuesday, May 28 at 9:30a.m
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Check out the Friends Second Saturday Super Sales coming up on May 11 and June 8! 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
The famous creator of the James Bond series, Ian Fleming, was born May 28, 1908! Mr. Fleming was educated at Eton College and then abroad in Germany and Austria. During World War II he worked as an assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in the Admiralty in London, with access to proprietary secrets. It was this experience that led him to create many of the incidents and characters that he later wrote about in the Bond books! So if you love Sean Connery, Roger Moore or Pierce Brosnan, you can thank Ian Fleming for making them household stars!
You might not know it, but the month of May has been selected by four different groups as their national food specialty month. Here is the list: National Barbecue Month, National Hamburger Month, National Salad Month, and National Salsa Month! Since barbecuing is the ultimate summer holiday tradition, you will want to stop by the Library to pick up some great cookbooks for your Memorial Day cookout!
The Bloomfield Township Public Library and The Detroit Institute of Arts are pleased to present a Shirin Neshat Exhibition Lecture on Wednesday, June 5 at 10a.m., at the Bloomfield Township Public Library.
Shirin Neshat, an Iranian American artist living in New York City, is widely acclaimed for her extraordinary video installations and photographs, yet her collected works are rarely considered as a singular production or displayed together. This mid-career retrospective includes eight video installations and two series of photography. Through visual metaphor and compelling sound, Neshat confronts the complexities of identity, gender and power to express her own vision that embraces the depth of Islamic tradition and Western concepts of individuality and liberty.
Everyone is welcome to attend and no registration is required. For further information, call the Library at (248) 642-5800 or visit our website at www.btpl.org.
The exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts runs through Sunday, July 7, 2013. For more information, call the DIA at (313) 833-7900 or visit their website at www.dia.org. The DIA is located at 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202.
Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Township Michigan 48302
Phone: (248)-642-5800 Website: www.btpl.org