Applications for the Jeanette P. Myers Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted through Friday, June 1.
The Myers Memorial Scholarship provides funds to encourage and support the post-secondary education of past or present employees of Bloomfield Township Public Library or persons who have some relationship with the Library. A total amount of at least $500 will be awarded to one scholarship applicant to use for books, tuition or other relevant expenses to assist in working toward an associate, bachelor or graduate degree or for pursuit of other higher education.
Scholarship guidelines and application forms are available at the Library's Welcome Desk and on the Library's website at www.btpl.org.
Please join us this Friday, May 6 at 7:30p.m. for an enjoyable evening of music performed by talented young musicians from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. This is the last concert for the 2010/2011 season.
The May 6 evening program includes Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 80 by Robert Schumann and Café Music by Paul Schoenfield performed by Trio La Vita, with commentary by Christopher Harding, Professor of Piano Performance and Chamber Music.
The Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library will be holding their next Super Second Saturday Sale on May 14, 2011. Sale hours are 9:30am - 3:30pm. The first hour is open to Friends members only. Memberships are very affordable and available at the door on the day of the sale.
Our May sale will feature classic vinyl records, $1 per record, and select children’s books and special cookbooks – priced as marked. Select hardcover fiction books, regularly priced at $1.00 are 1/2 price - just fifty cents each! Come join us and find your bargain book, movie or music!
Join MOT artists Maria Cimarelli, Mark Vondrak and accompanist Amanda Sabelhaus on Sunday, June 26 at 3:00p.m. for a nostalgic afternoon of classic numbers from the song masters of early 20th century Broadway and popular song. From Irving Berlin and Rodgers and Hart, to George Gershwin and more - come enjoy the music. No registration is required - everyone is welcom
It has been a very long winter but Spring is just days away. How do we know? Spring equinox falls on March 21 each year. And, at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, our very own sun calendar shows us this is so in the Library lobby. Throughout the year, there are significant variations in the patterns that the sun makes on the lobby floor. Our library lobby is an ideal location for viewing the change of the sun through the seasons of the year. In this way, the Library has constructed its own sun calendar much as ancient man did in many places in the world.
Bloomfield Township resident John F. Marshall explains the theory and calculations used for our sun calendar on the attached booklet.
The Bloomfield Township Public Library is accepting proposals for cleaning services of the premises. A mandatory walk through for any interested proposers will be held on Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00a.m. The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, April 12, no later than 3:00p.m. All proposals received will be immediately opened thereafter in a public bid openings. The entire request for proposals can be viewed by clicking here.
Join local collector Tracy Harnish as she shares the history of dollhouses, covers the various types of miniatures and shares tips for collecting on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11:00a.m. view several antique dollhouses and doll shops with antique furniture, accessories and dolls dating from the 1890's - 1950's.
Everyone is welcome to attend and no registration is required.
The Library will be holding a silent auction for a wonderful furnished dollhouse with its own custom display table and three separate vignettes – a globe garden party, a lighted bedroom scene and a lighted fireplace reading room – from March 1 through April 15, 2011. All of these items were generously donated to the Library by a Bloomfield Township resident. The dollhouse, furnishings and vignettes are now on display in the LIbrary's lobby display cases. Bid sheets are available at any public service desk throughout the Library. Please return completed bid sheets to the Welcome Desk where, each day, the highest bids will be posted. Winner(s) of all four auction items will be announced at the Tiny Treasures doll house program on Saturday, April 16. All silent auction proceeds will be directed to Youth collections.
It's time for jazz to warm up the night at the Library on Friday, March 11 at 7:30p.m. The Library is proud to present Tumbao Bravo, a Cuban jazz ensemble who have performed at major jazz festivals around Michigan. From salsa and funk to blues and pop, this concert is sure to be a musically engaging event! No registration required. Please join us!
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Michigan was one of the first states to respond to the "battle cry of freedom". Governor Blair called for volunteers and many from the Bloomfield area responded. 89,000 Michiganders fought to maintain the Union.
Bloomfield Historical Society members Al and Dave Eicher, noted documentary filmmakers, will share the stories of Michigan men and women who fought to defend freedom and the families and communities throughout the state who supported their efforts on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 3:00pm at the Library. Sponsored by the Bloomfield Historical Society and the Library, this free program is open to everyone and promises to be an ideal introduction to what it meant to be a Michigander during those four historic years!