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

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June 2018

Red Cross Blood Drive

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Location: Meeting Room Series: Health Topics Save a life by donating blood with the American Red Cross. Register at www.redcrossblood.org.

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Contemporary and Traditional Anishnabe Black Ash Basketry

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

An acclaimed maker of contemporary and traditional Anishnabe black ash baskets, Kelly Church comes from an unbroken line of basket makers going back countless centuries. In this presentation, she shares the tradition of black ash basketry, the effects of the Emerald Ash borer and current work being done to sustain the tradition. Watch how Kelly and her husband Jeff show how a basket is made from pounding the log to weaving. Presented in cooperation with the Southfield Historical Society and…

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July 2018

Forest Bathing

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

A Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program: Read, Know, Grow Join Lisa Perez of the U.S. Forest Service to learn about the many health benefits of spending time in nature and outdoor play. Ms. Perez will share resources and tips for connecting to the great outdoors. Attending 4th graders will get a free national parks pass! All ages welcome!

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Creature Feature

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

A Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program: Read, Know, Grow Join Dan Briere and The Little Creatures Co. to discover fascinating facts about all types of cool critters! All ages welcome.

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Loco for Coco

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

A Part of the the 2018 Summer Reading Program: Read, Know, Grow The evening kicks off with craft making, then put down a blanket, unpack a picnic dinner and enjoy a movie. Coco is the story of Miguel, who is desperate to prove his talent when he finds himself in the colorful Land of the Dead. Watch as he sets out on an extraordinary journey to unlock the true story behind his family history. Rated PG. All ages welcome.

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Jazz & Blues @ Your Library: Charles Greene Trio

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

Charles Greene is a veteran musician and composer who plays piano and keyboards in the genres of Jazz, Blues, R&B, Reggae/Caribbean and Brazilian music. He always delivers a funky, Detroit-influenced style. He has toured with several Motown acts including The Spinners, Four Tops and Jimmy Ruffin and has also worked with Vic Damone, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Ernestine Anderson, Laura Lee, Marcus Belgrave and many other artists. $5.00 general admission or $3.00 admission for Friends of the Southfield Public Library members.…

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Garden Creations

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

A Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program: Read, Know, Grow Kids in the 1st - 5th grade, come create your own gardening goodies to get growing this summer!

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Drumming: A Musical Journey from Africa to America

July 25 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

A Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program: Read, Know, Grow Join us for a lecture and demonstration which traces the evolution of various musical instruments from their African origin into popular African American culture. Get a chance to join in and drum as well. All ages welcome.

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Citizen Scientists: Recording Nature

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

A Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program: Read, Know, Grow Citizen scientists are everyday people of all ages and walks of life who become involved in formal and informal research that advances fields spanning astronomy to zoology. Explore the many fun ways that natural science can be recorded through photography, artist’s renderings, journals and data gathering. Learn how you can contribute to scientific research that leads to discoveries a single scientist could never achieve on their own. Bring your…

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August 2018

Watercolor for Beginners

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

Watercolor is a fun medium to work with but can be difficult for beginners. This class will start from the very beginning and teach you the basics. Materials will be provided but if you own watercolor paints or brushes, you are welcome to bring them! Advanced water color painters are welcome but the focus will only be on the basics. Please reserve a spot for materials purposes at 248-796-4380 or adultref@southfieldlibrary.org.

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(Book) Fight Club-A Wrinkle in Time

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Did you love A Wrinkle in Time? Are wild nights your glory? Are you a Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which or a Mrs. Who? Share your feelings at the next (Book) Fight Club meeting. Members will decide once and for all, who is right and who is wrong. Copies of the novel A Wrinkle in Time and the film version are available for checkout.

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Jazz & Blues @ Your Library: Gwen and Charles Scales

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

This creative duo brings many years of experience, both in live performance and recordings. Gwen Scales sings while Charles Scales plays keyboards and arranges. Gwen has been inspired by the vocal stylings of Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson. She says, “having something to say while singing a song is just as important as hitting the notes.” Charles has been a musician since he was eight and gives credit to such legends as Ramsey Lewis, Herbie Hancock and Art…

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Open Mic

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Join the Southfield community in self-expression! Showcase your talent or enjoy and applaud the raw, creative performances of others. Original spoken word and music, done solo, in duets or trios and more, are welcome and encouraged. The talented Ber-Henda will return to host, there will be a DJ and refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required, starting August 1st. Content should be no more than PG-13. Performers will be called at random to present. Performance time allotments depend on the…

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