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26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 796 - 4200 http://southfieldlibrary.org

August 2019

Blak Dog Concert

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Join us for a night of blues and rock with Blak Dog. Blak Dog is a collaboration of very talented, seasoned Detroit blues and rock performers. They play original material rooted in multiple music styles, from traditional blues to blistering rock anthems. They are very tight with a fresh sound; very energetic and highly entertaining. Each member brings a different flavor to the mix. Band leader and guitarist Alen Big Al Grebovic has played with many local blues bands for…

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September 2019

Creecy Book Club Discussion – White Trash

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

White Trash by Nancy Isenberg Most people are well aware of what terms are not acceptable when talking about different races or ethnicity. But what about terms denoting class? Isenberg takes a closer look at the history of poor whites in America and asks readers why it is seemingly acceptable to use such terms as "white trash," "crackers" and "rednecks" to describe this group of people. See book summary here. Tuesday, September 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room…

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Parks & Rec Morning Movies

September 12 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Southfield Adult Recreation Center 50+ and the Southfield Public Library present: Morning Movies! Free admission! Popcorn and water will be served. Call (248) 796-4650 for more information. Thursdays: September 12, October 10, & November 14 at 10:15 a.m. in the Meeting Room Thursday, September 12th - The Fighting Temptations, rated PG-13 Thursday, October 10th - Glory, rated R Thursday, November 14th - What’s Love Got To Do With It?, rated R  

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Vibe Credit Union Financial Class- CANCELLED

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Due to unforeseen circumstances this program will be canceled. Join financial expert Joseph Byers for this seminar on finances, budgeting, credit and more! Saturday, September 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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Philodendron Sheath Basket Weaving Class

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

This is an easy-to-make storage basket that is rimmed with a philodendron sheath. The philodendron sheath protects emerging new leaves of the philodendron plant. As the leaf grows out, the sheath is no longer needed and falls off the plant. After it dries it is soaked to become very pliable. It makes a great rim for a basket! Registration is required. Call (248) 796-4379 or email adultref@southfieldlibrary.org to register. Class size is limited, register early. Monday, September 16th at 6:00…

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Jazz & Blues – Royal Oak Blues Band

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Royal Oak Blues Band plays the blues but they also perform blues-based songs touching on gospel, country, jazz, R & B and rock. Band members include veteran performers Joe Ballor on vocals, harmonica and octave mandolin; Leonardo Gianola on vocals and slide guitar; Ken Lehto on vocals and lead guitar; Denny Pullin on bass and Pete Berg on drums. Each member brings their unique background to the band, where their musical interests revolve around the blues. So, join the…

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The Gardening Guru: Soil, Water and Hardscapes

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Soil, Water and Hardscapes: The Gardener’s Role in Environmental Stewardship Jim Nash, Oakland County Resources Manager, will discuss the gardener’s role in environmental stewardship. Learn how to prevent soil erosion, storm water run-off and protect your home’s infrastructure. Mr. Nash will also address environmental sustainability, green building and regional cooperation. Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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DMC – Hip & Knee Pain Solutions

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Debilitating joint pain caused by arthritis or trauma can seriously hinder your quality of life. Learn from an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating hip and knee pain and in getting people back to an active life again. For more information and to register, please visit dmc.org/dmcandyou or call (313) 577-7282. Thursday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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Pawsome Puppy Party

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

If you like to raise the woof and are pawsitively mutts for canines, then this pawty is for you! Submit a jpeg or gif photo of your young or old puppy(ies) to adultref@southfieldlibrary.org for a community presentation of our pawfectly fetching floofs. Then get in on the action by creating dog inspired crafts, crunching on treats and more. This party is for humans only! Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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October 2019

Jazz From Detroit

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Mark Stryker’s Jazz from Detroit refocuses attention on the city’s influential role as one of the most prolific breeding grounds for innovative jazz musicians and front-rank stylists. It is the first book to explore Detroit’s pivotal role in shaping the course of modern and contemporary jazz from the 1940s until the present day. Stryker digs into the lives of 26 Detroit-bred musicians on and off the bandstand and their impact on jazz. He shows how Detroit became a vital center…

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Paper Flower Workshop

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Paper Flower Workshop with Meaghan Keck Join us for another paper flower-making workshop with Meahgan Keck, owner of Birch Affair. Take home a beautiful arrangement! Registration is required. Call (248) 796-4379 or email adultref@southfieldlibrary.org to register. Class size is limited, register early. Friday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room  

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Macrame Plant Hanger Class

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Register for this beginner level macrame class. You will create a macrame plant hanger step-by-step with hands-on guidance. All materials will be provided, including a terracotta pot and rocks to help with drainage and prevent leakage. Don’t have a green thumb? You can put a candle votive holder in it instead. Registration is required. Class size is limited, register early. Call (248) 796-4379 or email adultref@southfieldlibrary.org to register. Monday, October 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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Creecy Book Club – How to Stop Time

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig Tom Hazard is 439 years old! He has a rare condition called anageria, which means he ages but very, very slowly. To his ignorant, superstitious neighbors in sixteenth-century Suffolk, he appears not to age at all; this being clearly the devil’s work, his mother is killed for being a witch. He then moves to London, where he meets Rose and, falling in love, they marry and have a daughter, Marion, but must move…

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Creecy Book Club – How to Stop Time

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig Tom Hazard is 439 years old! He has a rare condition called anageria, which means he ages but very, very slowly. To his ignorant, superstitious neighbors in sixteenth-century Suffolk, he appears not to age at all; this being clearly the devil’s work, his mother is killed for being a witch. He then moves to London, where he meets Rose and, falling in love, they marry and have a daughter, Marion, but must move…

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Sanilac Petroglyphs

October 9 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Archaeologist Stacy Tchorzinski will discuss the Sanilac Petroglyphs, the largest collection of Native-American rock carvings found in Michigan. We will learn about the site through archaeological and tribal perspectives and find out about current plans to preserve and interpret this important place. Presented in conjunction with the Southfield Historical Society. This will be live-streamed from the History Hounds Lecture Series courtesy of the Historical Society of Michigan. Wednesday, October 9th at 6:45 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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Parks & Rec Morning Movies

October 10 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:15 am

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:15 am

Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Southfield Adult Recreation Center 50+ and the Southfield Public Library present: Morning Movies! Free admission! Popcorn and water will be served. Call (248) 796-4650 for more information. Thursdays: September 12, October 10, & November 14 at 10:15 a.m. in the Meeting Room Thursday, September 12th - The Fighting Temptations, rated PG-13 Thursday, October 10th - Glory, rated R Thursday, November 14th - What’s Love Got To Do With It?, rated R  

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Branding 101: Message, Logo and Social Media

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

What’s your brand story? If you are a start-up, a non-profit or an established small business that needs help developing your brand identity, get started with this seminar on the basics! The Library’s resident graphic artist and brand storyteller will discuss how to find your voice. You will learn the fundamentals of developing a powerful message, creating a dynamic logo and engaging your social media audience with creative content. Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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Jazz & Blues – Skye Island Band

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Skye Island Band offers music lovers a lush environment of infectious smooth jazz, blues, R&B and spicy Latin-rock flavored original music. Sprinkled in are covers by Grover Washington, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and more. Enjoy the music with this dynamic band full of experienced performers. Featuring Michael Talley as composer, keyboardist and musical director; Paul Prince on drums and as master time keeper; saxophonist Robert Reeves; percussionist Roberto Warren and composer, guitarist and vocalist Daron Powers. General admission is…

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Fall Family Book Fair 2019

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Southfield Public Library in partnership with Detroit Book City Bookstore present Fall Family Book Fair 2019. Featuring Detroit area independent authors selling autographed copies of adult and children books of all genres. Featuring special presentations: How to Start and Finish Your Book by Dr. Tyra Seldon from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Author and motivational speaker Demetrius Sandridge at 1:45 p.m. The State of Black Authorpreneurship from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19th from 11:00 a.m. -…

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Meditation for Beginners

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12 - 18 minute practice, from a trained instructor. Isha Kriya does not require any previous experience with meditation and can be done sitting in a chair. This session is brought to you by Isha Foundation, an international non-profit aimed at bringing well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation. Ages 12 and over are welcome. Sunday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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The Gardening Guru Presents: Lost Virginity

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Gardening Guru Presents: Lost Virginity: A Gardening Revolution Ed Blondin, horticulturist, will explore the food and farming techniques of native cultures and early colonization. The Americas meant new plants, garden techniques, recipes and social structures. This collision of the new and the old world ultimately ‘liberated’ the western world’s gardens and lay the foundation for the modern garden. Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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Hocus Pocus Party

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Run amok at the Library’s Hocus Pocus Party. We will make bewitching snacks and host a screaming (screening) of the 1993 Halloween classic. Hocus Pocus is rated PG. Monday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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November 2019

Paper Quilling with Katherine Downie

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Paper Quilling with Katherine Downie Paper Quilling is an art form that uses rolled, shaped and glued strips of paper to create decorative designs that seem to leap off the paper. Local artist Katherine Downie will teach the basics of quilling, share tips and techniques and you’ll get to make a fun project to take home. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Call (248) 796-4379 or email adultref@southfieldlibrary.org to register. Class size is limited, register early. Saturday, November…

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Healthy Hosting for the Holidays

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Healthy Hosting for the Holidays with The Cultured Cook Join us to find out how to be a memorable holiday host by focusing on party dishes made with health-boosting, tasty ingredients. Whether you are making homemade appetizers or looking for the season’s best choices at the grocery store, you can make hosting easy for yourself and delicious for your guests. Bring on the holiday cheer! Monday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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Floral Bar Workshop

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Please join us for this unique offering, brought to you by Olive’s Bloombox! This workshop includes all of the necessary tools and ingredients for completing a floral project. Our experts will walk you through the project step-by-step and you will leave with a fabulous design. Registration is required. Class size is limited, register early. Call (248) 796-4379 or email adultref@southfieldlibrary.org to register. Sunday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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Creecy Book Club – An American Marriage

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Monthly book discussion. No registration required. Informal and casual discussion on previously selected title. Tuesday, November 12th at 2:00 p.m.…

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Creecy Book Club – An American Marriage

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Monthly book discussion. No registration required. Informal and casual discussion on previously selected title. Tuesday, November 12th at 2:00 p.m.…

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Parks & Rec Morning Movies

November 14 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Southfield Adult Recreation Center 50+ and the Southfield Public Library present: Morning Movies! Free admission! Popcorn and water will be served. Call (248) 796-4650 for more information. Thursdays: September 12, October 10, & November 14 at 10:15 a.m. in the Meeting Room Thursday, September 12th - The Fighting Temptations, rated PG-13 Thursday, October 10th - Glory, rated R Thursday, November 14th - What’s Love Got To Do With It?, rated R  

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Jazz & Blues – Alvin Waddles Trio

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Alvin Waddles trio features pianist, singer, composer, director Alvin Waddles who has been a soloist and featured artist in many parts of the world. He has worked with some of the world’s finest musicians including Robert Shaw, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Placido Domingo, George Shirley, Marcus Belgrave and many more. Mr. Waddles has delighted Detroit music lovers with performances in a variety of musical events including the international Detroit Jazz Fest. He is the featured piano soloist in the…

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The Gardening Guru Presents: Intro to Foraging

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Gardening Guru Presents:  Introduction to Foraging Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner, join expert forager, Minjung Godfrey as she takes us into the woods. Learn what foraging is, how you can start foraging safely and what other concerns you need to consider. Tuesday, November 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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