The Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library will hold their annual dinner on Friday, May 7, at 6:00pm at the Library. The featured speaker is Bloomfield Township resident, graphic artist and World War II Veteran Jack Keenan. Jack sketched details of a soldier’s life throughout World War II. These sketches extend through several battles in Europe. Many of these sketches have been placed in the special war collection at the University of Michigan. Jack Keenan also was part of Keith Famie’s new World War II documentary film, “Detroit, Our Greatest Generation”.
For ten summers, Jack and his wife Ellen, parents of ten children and dedicated community leaders, painted coordinating themes on the Youth Room windows at the Bloomfield Township Public Library. Renderings of his painting are on display in the Library.
Jack will recount fascinating stories about what he witnessed in his four and ½ years of services at the Annual Dinner for Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library only.
Not a Friends member? It’s not too late to join. Call the Library at (248) 642-5800 for further information on how to join the Friends and to attend their annual dinner.
National Library Week takes place from April 11 – 18, 2010 with the theme of "Communities Thrive @ Your Library. There are many ways to celebrate at Bloomfield Township Public Library, the heart of the community.
Calling all Bloomfield Township residents! Receive your new library card beginning April 12 at the Library’s Circulation Desk. New and improved, your library card entitles you to exclusive features such as accessing online resources, entering and using study rooms, debt card feature for prints and copies and more.
Join us for an Evening on the Prairie on Thursday, April 15 at 6:30pm. Glen Morningstar as Pa Ingalls recreates the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. Enjoy singing, dancing, craft projects and more.
Learn more about Laura Ingalls Wilder by viewing a special exhibit of her letters, photos, manuscripts and books on display at the Library. This exhibit was made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library and courtesy of the Detroit Public Library.
Be a Star Reader at the Library. During National Library Week – April 12 – 17 – have your photo taken with your favorite book in the Youth Services Department. Your name will be entered into a special drawing AND twenty lucky star readers will be featured on READ posters displayed monthly at the Library.
The Bloomfield Township Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Lyle F. Dahlberg to the Board. Mr. Dahlberg is filling a vacancy on the board created by the retirement of Isabelle Charnov. The Library Board unanimously selected Mr. Dahlberg to be appointed to the position of trustee. He was issued the oath of office by Bloomfield Township Clerk Jan Roncelli on March 16, 2010 prior to the Library Board meeting.
Mr. Dahlberg is a consultant to businesses and individuals on fiduciary administration. His expertise in investments, trust and estate administration, estate planning, strategic planning and his desire to expand the library's planned giving outreach activities are especially relevent to the Library in these challenging times.
The Bloomfield Township Public Library is pleased to announce a very generous gift from Bloomfield Township resident Fair Radom. This gift is dedicated to the beautification, improvement and preservation of the Library’s public gardens as well as related educational programs and activities at the library. The Fair Radom Garden Endowment Fund will enhance the Library for many, many years to come. Such gifts to the Library are representative of the commitment and love that Bloomfield Township residents have for their public library. The Library sincerely appreciates this wonderful gift as well as the many years Fair has been a volunteer maintaining the Library’s plants.
For further information, please contact the Library at (248) 642-5800.
The Library Board is pleased to welcome Grant Gerhart to the Board. He fills a vacancy on the Board created by the retirement of Trustee John D. MacInnes after 9 years of dedicated service on the Board. The Library Board unanimously agreed to offer the position of Trustee to Grant Gerhart. His skills are a unique compliment to the other trustees as we look to serve our diverse community. Grant Gerhart was sworn in by Bloomfield Township Clerk Jan Roncelli at the January 19,2010 Library Board meeting.