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

August 2018

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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September 2018

Salsa with Mambo Marci!

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Learn to Salsa! Please bring water, wear comfortable clothing and if possible, smooth soled shoes to ensure easy turns; try to avoid shoes with rubber bottoms, as they restrict movement too much. Mambo Marci is a native Detroiter who has been teaching and performing in the metro Detroit area and beyond for many years and is excited to share her love of Latin dance and salsa.  Check out mambomarci.com for more information. Please register by calling (248) 796-4380 or emailing…

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Millennial Jeopardy

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Calling all Millennials, Gen Yer’s, Gen Zer’s or avocado toast lovers of any age; come test your cliché knowledge with a lit night of trivia. No need for FOMO just bring your Bae and don’t get salty if you lose. Limit six people per squad. #librarygoals

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Flu Shot Clinic with Walgreens

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Flu season is coming. We are partnering with Walgreens Pharmacy to offer a flu shot clinic in the Meeting Room. Walgreens is able to offer flu shots free to people with most insurances, so please bring along your picture ID and your insurance card. Cost for the flu shot without any insurance coverage is $35. Find out more about the flu shot at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

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46th District Court Judicial Candidate Forum

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Join the OCBA, the League of Women Voters - Oakland Area and the Detroit Free Press for the first in a series of Oakland County Judicial Candidate Forums. Hear directly from the candidates for the 46th District Court in Southfield.

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Jazz & Blues @ Your Library: Kenny Parker Band w/ Jim McCarty

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Get two Blues legends in one night! It’s the incomparable matching of Kenny Parker Band and Jim McCarty! Kenny Parker loves blues guitar and is a prolific blues songwriter. Also on guitar and vocals is another legend, Jim McCarty who worked with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels in the ‘60s and recorded with Jimi Hendrix & Bob Seger. He performed in the ‘70s with The Rockets, who toured constantly with top rock bands. He also played in other well-known…

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Your Muslim Neighbors

September 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

This event aims to raise awareness of the history, basic principles and the teachings of Islam and to clear the misconceptions that arise from the negative image of Islam portrayed in the media. It will give the audience a chance to learn about Islam, its history in America and the roots it shares with many other faiths. Presented by Gain Peace.

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Fake News: How to Spot It

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Can you spot fake news in the real world? Do you want to be better than a Google search at finding relevant, accurate, timely information? Do you want to avoid getting scammed online in a financial fraud? Join WDET’s Sandra Svoboda, Southfield Public Library’s Jim Krueger and other experts for a discussion about the real impact of misinformation...and find out where you and your entire family can find the facts you need!  The event is free but advance registration is…

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October 2018

Harpist Christa Grix

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Join us for an instrumental performance by Harpist Christa Grix. Grix has released four recordings on the Freefall Music label. She was a nominee for the 2013 and 2014 Detroit Music Awards as Most Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist, a Gigmasters.com awardee Best of Gigmasters and a finalist in the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit. Her publications of musical arrangements for harp are played by harpists worldwide. This information is taken from her website at: http://www.christagrix.com/

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Synthesizers in the Library

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

You’ve heard electronic music all your life and now you can see how it’s made and how you can make your own! Presented by Henry Birdseye, who’s been making music with synthesizers for over 40 years. See http://dibcadbu.com/synth for more details.

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Jazz and Blues in Detroit’s Paradise Valley

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Staged reading and listening session from the upcoming film, When the Swan Sings on Hastings, based on true stories from Paradise Valley and Idlewild plus never before told stories about Hamtramck and Inkster’s connection to it all. Meet and greet with the producers and actors from the film featuring Writer and Actor Thomas Galasso, Director Arthur Ray, Producer Heather Buchanan and special guests.

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Vibe Credit Union Financial Classes

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Credit and budget classes taught by a financial expert from the Southfield Vibe Credit Union. Credit Classes: Young Adult: Monday, October 15 at 5:00 pm Adult: Monday, October 15 at 7:00 pm Budget Classes: Young Adult: Monday, November 5 at 5:00 pm Adult: Monday, November 5 at 7:00 pm All classes meet in the Meeting Room

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Vibe Credit Union Financial Classes

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Credit and budget classes taught by a financial expert from the Southfield Vibe Credit Union. Credit Classes: Young Adult: Monday, October 15 at 5:00 pm Adult: Monday, October 15 at 7:00 pm Budget Classes: Young Adult: Monday, November 5 at 5:00 pm Adult: Monday, November 5 at 7:00 pm All classes meet in the Meeting Room

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Jazz & Blues @ Your Library: Ramona Collins

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Audiences know that recording artist, songwriter and entertaining jazz vocalist Ramona Collins is one of the region’s true music treasures. Ms. Collins is an artist of substance without pretension who captivates her audiences during live performances. Her performance is not only about the power of music, it is also about the power of personality. She makes you want to get to know her. She covers all the flavors from honey to hot sauce, whether she is half of a duo…

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Electronic Music Ensemble of Wayne State

October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Electronic Music Ensemble of Wayne State (EMEWS) will perform music written for synthesizers, computers, game controllers and DIY instruments. EMEWS will also host an instrument petting zoo for the audience who wish to make sound with cutting-edge music technology.

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Monster Mash Bash

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Have a monsterously good time dancing to Halloween inspired hits and munching creepy treats. Family friendly costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. For families with children preschool - 5th grade.

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The Glittering Palaces of Detroit

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Singer and songwriter Pam Jaslove and her pals will open the American songbook for a musical adventure. With stories and songs from the 1920’s and 30’s we will travel back to the Ballrooms of Detroit and clubs of Paradise Valley.

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A Holistic Approach to Long-Term Care

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Join guest speaker Becky Eizen, MDA, CDP, CSA to learn about the need and options to plan for long-term care for you or your loved ones. The presentation will cover long-term care; what is it and who may need it; types of care living environments; options to stay at home safely; financial responsibility and impact of long-term care on caregivers. Program sponsored by Cynthia Balkwell from Mass Mutual - Great Lakes.

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November 2018

Vibe Credit Union Financial Classes

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Credit and budget classes taught by a financial expert from the Southfield Vibe Credit Union. Credit Classes: Young Adult: Monday, October 15 at 5:00 pm Adult: Monday, October 15 at 7:00 pm Budget Classes: Young Adult: Monday, November 5 at 5:00 pm Adult: Monday, November 5 at 7:00 pm All classes meet in the Meeting Room

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Fantastic Beasts & Here You Will Find Them Craft Night

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Attention Harry Potter fans of all ages! Make a Fantastic Beast-inspired craft.

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Vibe Credit Union Financial Classes

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Credit and budget classes taught by a financial expert from the Southfield Vibe Credit Union. Credit Classes: Young Adult: Monday, October 15 at 5:00 pm Adult: Monday, October 15 at 7:00 pm Budget Classes: Young Adult: Monday, November 5 at 5:00 pm Adult: Monday, November 5 at 7:00 pm All classes meet in the Meeting Room

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Seagrass Basket Class

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

Make a seagrass planter basket! This is a great basket to hold a plant. Much of the basket is twined with a piece of seagrass and some colored reed. An accent color is put in and then a match stick border is done. Cherokee wheels are added after the basket is finished. Several colors will be available. Preregistration is required and limited. Please register by calling (248) 796-4380 or emailing adultref@southfieldlibrary.org This class is now full!  Thank you for your…

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realBusiness: Issues Faced by Real Business Owners

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

If you are like most business owners, you spend the majority of your time working “in” your business instead of “on” your business, which means important planning issues can go unaddressed. RealBUSINESS is an interactive, video–based seminar that tackles these issues head on; no actors, no scripts, only real stories about real concerns told by real business owners. Program presented and sponsored by Mass Mutual - Great Lakes. Please call (248) 796-4380 or email adultref@southfieldlibrary.org to reserve a seat in…

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Jazz & Blues @ Your Library: Zoom

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Zoom is a powerhouse blues singer who is a captivating, take charge entertainer. Zoom sings with the deep growling intensity of the real deal blues women. She slides into the funk, rock and rhythm of the music. Zoom traveled the world for many years, sharing the stage with blues greats. Zoom has a unique, gutsy style that will make you dance, scream and shout. Let the good times roll! Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room $5.00…

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Battle of the Books Kick-Off Meeting

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

Managers and/or co-managers of Battle of the Books teams must attend this meeting to learn what their duties as a team manager will be over the course of the 16 week Battle preparation.

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February 2019

Battle of Books Manager’s Update Meeting

Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Managers and/or co-managers of Battle of the Books teams must attend this meeting. Battle teams are invited to show their team spirit and make a team poster to be displayed in the youth room. Monday, February 4, 2019 in the Meeting Room Poster making at 6:30 pm Update meeting at 7:00 pm

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