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Southfield, MI 48076
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January 2019

Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Save a life by donating blood with the American Red Cross! Register at www.redcrossblood.org Wednesday, January 2nd from 1:00 - 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room!

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Veteran’s Benefits

Monday, January 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Douglas Marble from Unforgotten Heroes will discuss Veteran services for both Veterans’ and their surviving spouses. Learn about benefits such as medical care at the VA Hospital, life insurance, education benefits, VA no money down home loans and monthly tax free income the rest of the veteran’s life. Monday, January 7th at 2:00 pm in the Meeting Room.

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Creecy Book Club Discussion: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Tuesday, January 8th at 2:00 pm in the Meeting Room Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room January’s book selection is in recognition of PBS’ The Great American Read program. This title was one of 100 chosen by a national survey as a novel that everyone should read. Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and…

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Creecy Book Discussion: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Tuesday, January 8th at 2:00 pm in the Meeting Room Wednesday, January 9th  at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room January’s book selection is in recognition of PBS’ The Great American Read program. This title was one of 100 chosen by a national suvey as a novel that everyone should read. Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and…

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P & R Senior Morning Movies

Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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. January 10 – The Blind Side – rated PG-13 February 7 – Loving – rated PG-13 February 14 – Moonstruck – rated PG February 21 – Malcolm X – rated PG-13 March 14 – Hollywood Shuffle – rated R

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Jazz & Blues @ Your Library – Emma Aboukasm Trio

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Emma Lee Aboukasm is an award-winning, Detroit-based recording artist, vocalist, pianist and composer. Educated in classical and jazz music at the University of Michigan, she is now the vanguard of contemporary music in the heart of metro-Detroit. Emma Lee’s debut album Rise To It has jazz standards and original compositions. She won the Youth Vocal Jazz Competition in Detroit in 2014. In 2015, she made the top five finalists out of 2,000 applications worldwide in the International Sarah Vaughan Vocal…

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Making It!

Sunday, January 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Are you Southfield’s craftiest person?  The Southfield Public Library is hosting a crafting competition and you could win a sweet prize!   Bring any crafting supplies you want to share, the Library will supply the rest. Each month participants will be given a different project and a winner will be named for each of three age groups; 12 and under, 13-18 and 19+. Participants do not have to attend each session to participate. Sundays: January 20th, February 17th & March 24th from…

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DMC and Knee Pain

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Are you letting knee or hip pain slow you down? Join an orthopaedic expert for a 30-minute presentation to learn the latest minimally-invasive procedures that can get you back to pain-free living faster. You can ask questions related to your condition, insurance and other topics. For more information and to register, please visitwww.dmc.org/jointsolutions or call (313) 578-6775. Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 pm in the Meeting Room

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LBP and Injury Prevention with DMC Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Eighty percent of the population will experience some type of back pain during their lifetime. Many back problems can be prevented or lessened through simple changes in your environment, behavior and with appropriate exercises. DMC Rehab Institute of Beverly Hills will present an informational lecture about the human spine and how to manage and prevent back pain. Please register by calling 248-796-4380 or emailing adultref@southfieldlibrary.org. Thursdays:  January 24th & February 21st from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

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Adorned: an International Fashion Show

Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Celebrate diversity at the Library.  Adorned: An International Fashion Show will feature traditional and modern attire from several different cultures.  The event will showcase clothing and accessories from local designers and businesses. Saturday, January 26 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Meeting Room.

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International Snacks and Movie Festival

Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Drop in to the Meeting Room and taste a sampling of some of the snack flavors of the world, found right here in Southfield and nearby Metro Detroit! We will also show One Hundred-Foot Journey (PG) and Jiro Dreams of Sushi (PG), as time permits. Sunday January 27th at 1:00 pm in the Meeting Room.

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Gardening Rx with the Gardening Guru

Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Real gardening begins when problems crop up! Learn how to diagnose and treat plant problems, diseases and pests.  Learn how to prevent problems with environmentally friendly practices.  Bring your smart phones and tablets to find out where to turn online for gardening advice. Monday, January 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

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Beautifully Wrapped – An Exploration into the Global Art of Headwrapping!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Fold, place, whip around, tuck, pull and pin! Headwraps are a beautiful way to accessorize, protect your hair and show a bit of style.  Participants learn to tie their own headwraps as well as the unique history of wrapping across the globe.  Bring a piece of cloth or use one of ours and by the end of our time together, you will be able to create a piece of art! Experience the colorful, spiritual and global practice of headwrapping, an…

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February 2019

Storyteller Mary J. Grant

Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Be marveled by storyteller and Southfielder Mary J. Grant. She will lead us on the Underground Railroad as Sojourner Truth and tell us about her life. Listen to her bring to life stories that are the true experiences of her growing up as the youngest child of seven and obstacles that she encountered in her family. Her books will be available for purchase and signing. Saturday, February 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

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Battle of The 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 4th, 2019 in the Meeting Room. Poster making at 6:30 p.m. Update meeting at 7:00 p.m. Read more about Battle of the Books 2019 here.

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Jazz is Poetry

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

Hear the poetry of Maya Angelou come to life. Vocalist Ineala Chambers speaks the poetry over the Jazz music provided by Ya Tafari, Bohemian recording artist. Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

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P & R Senior Morning Movies

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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. January 10 – The Blind Side – rated PG-13 February 7 – Loving – rated PG-13 February 14 – Moonstruck – rated PG February 21 – Malcolm X – rated PG-13 March 14 – Hollywood Shuffle – rated R

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Open Mic

Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 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. Content should be no more than PG-13. Performers will be called at random to present. Performance time allotments depend on the number of people…

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Tonks and the Aurors

Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Celebrate Harry Potter with Tonks and the Aurors, a wizard rock band playing music all about Harry Potter! Open to wizards and muggles of all ages. Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

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Author Visit with Angela Johnson

Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Please join us as we welcome multiple Coretta Scott King award-winning author Angela Johnson. From moving picture books that celebrate African-American families, history and relationships to stirring young adult novels, Ms. Johnson’s stories touch readers in ways that endure. She began her writing career with a picture book which won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award in 1991 and is the recipient of the 2004 Michael L. Printz Award. In recognition of her outstanding talent, she was named a…

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Creecy Book Club Discussion – The Pact

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Join us for a fun and lively but casual discussion at our monthly book club meeting! No registration required. The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream, by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt Tuesday, February 12th at 2:00 pm in the Meeting Room and Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. Jenkins, Davis and Hunt grew up in and around the projects of Newark, N.J., a place decimated by crack. “The sounds of gunshots and…

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Creecy Book Discussion – The Pact

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Join us for a fun and lively but casual discussion at our monthly book club meeting! No registration required. The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream, by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt Tuesday, February 12th at 2:00 pm in the Meeting Room and Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. Jenkins, Davis and Hunt grew up in and around the projects of Newark, N.J., a place decimated by crack. “The sounds of gunshots and…

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P & R Senior Morning Movies

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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. January 10 – The Blind Side – rated PG-13 February 7 – Loving – rated PG-13 February 14 – Moonstruck – rated PG February 21 – Malcolm X – rated PG-13 March 14 – Hollywood Shuffle – rated R

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Making It!

Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Are you Southfield’s craftiest person?  The Southfield Public Library is hosting a crafting competition and you could win a sweet prize!   Bring any crafting supplies you want to share, the Library will supply the rest. Each month participants will be given a different project and a winner will be named for each of three age groups; 12 and under, 13-18 and 19+. Participants do not have to attend each session to participate. Sundays: January 20th, February 17th & March 24th from…

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Winter Break – Pop Up Teen Movie

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Join us in the Meeting Room for a Pop Up Movie! The film shown may be rated PG-13. Tuesday, February 19th from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

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Jazz & Blues – Easy Street Jazz Band

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
$5.00

The Easy Street Jazz Band is a 45 year old Ann Arbor Dixieland institution led by pianist James Dapogny and features the traditional Jazz talents of Paul Keller, Pete Siers, Rod McDonald, Chris Tabascinski, Terry Kimura and Matt Collar. This is Dixieland Jazz music at its best. You can expect the band to draw on the work of their musical heroes, Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington as well as composers of great American popular songs such…

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P & R Senior Morning Movies

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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. January 10 – The Blind Side – rated PG-13 February 7 – Loving – rated PG-13 February 14 – Moonstruck – rated PG February 21 – Malcolm X – rated PG-13 March 14 – Hollywood Shuffle – rated R

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LBP and Injury Prevention with DMC Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Eighty percent of the population will experience some type of back pain during their lifetime. Many back problems can be prevented or lessened through simple changes in your environment, behavior and with appropriate exercises. DMC Rehab Institute of Beverly Hills will present an informational lecture about the human spine and how to manage and prevent back pain. Please register by calling 248-796-4380 or emailing adultref@southfieldlibrary.org. Thursdays:  January 24th & February 21st from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

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African American Read-In

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

In celebration of Black History Month, the Southfield Public Library is inviting the public of all ages to take part in African American Read-In to explore books by African American authors. The African American Read-In was started in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English. The event spotlights the literary contributions made by African American writers and ensures that literacy is a major focus of Black History month. Participants are invited to come listen…

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Oscars Trivia Night

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Are you an Oscars expert? Test your red carpet knowledge at the Southfield Public Library’s Oscar Night Trivia. Come as a team or compete solo as the Librarians quiz participants on Hollywoods’ Biggest Night! Black tie attire, while always encouraged, is not required. Registration - yes, please call (248) 796-4380 or email adultref@southfieldlibrary.org Monday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

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Author Stephen Mack Jones

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Stephen Mack Jones returns to talk about the second book in his August Snow series --  Lives Laid Away. When the body of an anonymous young Hispanic woman dressed as Queen Marie Antoinette is dredged from the Detroit River, the Detroit Police Department wants the case closed out fast. Turns out the woman’s story is one the authorities don’t want getting around — and she’s not the only young woman to have disappeared during an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)…

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March 2019

P & R Senior Morning Movies

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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. January 10 – The Blind Side – rated PG-13 February 7 – Loving – rated PG-13 February 14 – Moonstruck – rated PG February 21 – Malcolm X – rated PG-13 March 14 – Hollywood Shuffle – rated R

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Making It!

Sunday, March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Are you Southfield’s craftiest person?  The Southfield Public Library is hosting a crafting competition and you could win a sweet prize!   Bring any crafting supplies you want to share, the Library will supply the rest. Each month participants will be given a different project and a winner will be named for each of three age groups; 12 and under, 13-18 and 19+. Participants do not have to attend each session to participate. Sundays: January 20th, February 17th & March 24th from…

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