The Library will close at 5:30p.m. on Wednesday, November 27 and will remain close on Thursday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Library will reopen on Friday, November 29 at 9:30a.m.
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Check out the Friends Second Saturday Sale coming up on December 14! 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
National Alzheimer's Awareness Month
November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, but it is never too early to become aware of the symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Whether for yourself or a loved one, the library offers a variety of resources to assist you with being aware of the symptoms or help care for yourself or someone you know who has been diagnosed. While you are here, why not check out some of our vitality kits, specialized resources that focus on sharpening your mind, memory, and physical health to help in the recovery from or prevention of injury or illness.
Anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination
November 22, 1963 is a day that will forever live in infamy. Many people can still recall where they were at the exact moment they heard the news about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark event that rocked the nation as well as the world at-large. In the days, months, and years that have followed, much speculation has been made and a great deal of analysis has been done regarding the assassination. Stop by the library to check out the variety of books and movies the library owns about this tragic event.
Did You Know? The Origin of Modern Thanksgiving
Many, if not all of us have heard the story regarding the pilgrims, Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving. However, this story has little to do with why today, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of every November. The first Thanksgiving in the form that we now celebrate was proclaimed by George Washington in December 1777, after the end of the Revolutionary War. Subsequent presidents would proclaim various Thanksgivings, but Abraham Lincoln would proclaim Thanksgiving to be held on the final Thursday of November, 1863, which would set a precedent of Thanksgiving being observed annually. It was not until a proclamation made by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 that established Thanksgiving as the fourth Thursday in November, as it is recognized today.
Coffee & Conversation
The cold winter months are coming, but that doesn't have to mean you can't stop by the library. Perhaps you might even be able to grab a hot cup of coffee while you're here. The library offers you the opportunity for "Coffee & Conversation" on the third Friday of every month. Coming up on Novemer 15th, December 20th, and January 17th, stop by the library at 10 a. m. for a cup of java and the opportunity to chat with some great and interesting people. See you there!
Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Township Michigan 48302
Phone: (248)-642-5800 Website: www.btpl.org