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

January 2020

Creecy Book Club Discussion

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

January - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Newly engaged Avery Stafford leaves her job as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., to go back home to South Carolina, where she is being groomed to succeed her ailing father, a U.S. senator. At a meet-and-greet at a nursing home, she encounters May, a woman who seems to have some link with Avery’s Grandma Judy, now suffering from dementia. May was once Rill Foss, one of five siblings snatched from…

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Creecy Book Club Discussion

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

January - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Newly engaged Avery Stafford leaves her job as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., to go back home to South Carolina, where she is being groomed to succeed her ailing father, a U.S. senator. At a meet-and-greet at a nursing home, she encounters May, a woman who seems to have some link with Avery’s Grandma Judy, now suffering from dementia. May was once Rill Foss, one of five siblings snatched from…

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Morning Movies

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 27, 2020

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. Thursday, December 12th - Love Actually, rated R Thursday, January 9th - Standing in the Shadows of Motown, rated PG Thursday, February 6th - Color Purple, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 13th - Maid in Manhattan, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 20th - Selma, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 27th - 42, rated PG-13

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Kolobok with PuppetART

Sunday, January 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Kolobok with PuppetART Presenting Kolobok, a Russian folktale about the adventures of Butterball, who is baked by an elderly couple and comes to life. The performance will be followed by a children’s puppet-making workshop. Sunday, January 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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Jazz & Blues @ Your Library – The Sax Maniacs

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Detroit’s Sax Maniacs are a five-piece rockin’ blues revue performing classic blues and sax tunes and their original blues recordings. The band incorporates great harmonies, cool brass, lots of burnin’ guitar with one of the hottest rhythm sections in the Motor City. The Sax Maniacs’ 2018 CD, LIVE Downstairs, was a finalist in the 2019 Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Blues CD. The original song, Headin’ To New Orleans, was the title tune for the national CD, Blues For Katrina,…

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Airman to CEO – Author Talk

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Dan Ringo’s book, Airman to CEO: Boiler-room to Boardroom, chronicles his life growing up in Detroit. His story begins by barely graduating high school, becoming a teen father and joining the military before graduating Magna Cum Laude from Wayne State University, climbing the corporate ladder, becoming one of Michigan Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 in 2013, graduating law school and becoming a CEO. This book is inspiring and Dan has traveled the country speaking of his wonderful literary accomplishment. Wednesday, January…

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Life on an Urban Farm in Detroit

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Life on an Urban Farm in Detroit Spirit Farm was founded in 2007 on vacant lots to address food security and social justice in North Corktown and the surrounding areas. Spirit of Hope is one of many groups in the city transforming abandoned city plots into bountiful community gardens. Tuka Rivers is the farm steward at Spirit Farm in Detroit. Some of the topics she will discuss are permaculture, hoop houses, raising chickens and rainwater harvesting. Tuesday, January 28th at…

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The Gardening Guru Presents: Winter Gardening & Nature Series – Life on An Urban Farm in Detroit

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Life on an Urban Farm in Detroit Spirit Farm was founded in 2007 on vacant lots to address food security and social justice in North Corktown and the surrounding areas.  Spirit of Hope is one of many groups in the city transforming abandoned city plots into beautiful community gardens.  Tuka Rivers is the farm steward at  Spirit Farm in Detroit.  Some of the topics she will discuss are permaculture, hoop houses, raising chickens and rainwater harvesting. Tuesday, January 28th at…

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February 2020

Battle of the Books – Update Meeting

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Battle of the Books is a program designed to encourage reading and to give recognition to those who like to read. Students form teams with an adult manager(s), read from a selected list of six books and then participate in a contest where they will compete with other teams by answering questions based on those books. **Managers of 4th and 5th grade and Middle School battle teams are required to attend this informational meeting. Poster making at 6:30 p.m. Update…

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Social Security Workshop

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Learn when and how to file for social security. Learn about changes to Social Security filing strategies, how to claim retroactive benefits as a lump sum, the effect of remarriage on survivor benefits for widowed and divorced spouses and five factors that could reduce the actual payments you receive. This presentation is strictly informational. No investments will be promoted. Presented by Social Security 567. Tuesday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m. in the Meeting Room

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Dr. Holloway’s Breast Cancer Survival Guide for Black Women

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Cancer is an equal opportunist disease, but statistically, it’s been proven that black women have a greater risk of developing breast cancer than other ethnicities. Women of color are also deprived of the important educational resources and early detection methods - which may result in delays of treatment. A two-time breast cancer survivor, Dr. Cheryl D. Holloway knows first hand of the unfortunate ignorance surrounding breast cancer warning signs and symptoms among black women. Dr. Holloway’s book, The Black Woman’s…

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Morning Movies

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 27, 2020

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. Thursday, December 12th - Love Actually, rated R Thursday, January 9th - Standing in the Shadows of Motown, rated PG Thursday, February 6th - Color Purple, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 13th - Maid in Manhattan, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 20th - Selma, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 27th - 42, rated PG-13

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Snow Queen with PuppetART

Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Presenting Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. When the Snow Queen abducts her beloved friend Kai, Gerda begins a magical and perilous journey to find him, encountering friends, flowers and an enormously critical crow. The performance will be followed by a children’s puppet-making workshop. Sunday, February 9th at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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Morning Movies

Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 27, 2020

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. Thursday, December 12th - Love Actually, rated R Thursday, January 9th - Standing in the Shadows of Motown, rated PG Thursday, February 6th - Color Purple, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 13th - Maid in Manhattan, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 20th - Selma, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 27th - 42, rated PG-13

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February Break Fun!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Make your very own Forky, then the two of you can enjoy watching the adventures of Forky, Woody, Buzz and the rest of your favorites in Toy Story 4, rated G. Pack a blanket and picnic lunch to munch as you watch! Tuesday, February 18th at 1:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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Jazz & Blues @ Your Library – The Keller/Kocher Quintet Loves George Shearing

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Keller/Kocher Quintet Loves George Shearing will perform the music of George Shearing, as well was some Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Terry Gibbs and Lionel Hampton. Dance and listen to the standards and original songs, influenced by George Shearing’s sound of the 50s, using vibraphone and a piano. General admission is $5.00 or $3.00 admission for Friends of the Southfield Public Library members. No charge for children under 12. Jazz & Blues is sponsored by the Friends of the…

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Morning Movies

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 27, 2020

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. Thursday, December 12th - Love Actually, rated R Thursday, January 9th - Standing in the Shadows of Motown, rated PG Thursday, February 6th - Color Purple, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 13th - Maid in Manhattan, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 20th - Selma, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 27th - 42, rated PG-13

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African American Read-In

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

In celebration of Black History Month, the Library is inviting the public of all ages to take part in the 2nd Annual African American Read-In to explore books written 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…

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Transgender 101 with Transgender Michigan

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

The Library is hosting Transgender Michigan for a Transgender 101 panel. Learn about basic definitions, local resources and hear personal stories from members of the transgender community. Monday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

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City of Southfield Parks: Doing What Comes Naturally with Park Maintenance

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

City of Southfield Parks: Doing What Comes Naturally with Park Maintenance John Thompson, City of Southfield Parks & Operation Supervisor, will discuss how the Parks Department is working to be a better steward of the natural areas in our parks. These methods include bioswales in and around parking lots for water capture and storm water runoff treatment, establishing areas of native vegetation to cut down on mowing, and planting other areas with wildflowers, prairie grasses and milkweed to create habitats…

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The Gardening Guru Presents: Winter Gardening & Nature Series – City of Southfield Parks

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

City of Southfield Parks: Doing What Comes Naturally with Park Maintenance John Thompson, City of Southfield Parks & Operation Supervisor, will discuss how the Parks Department is working to be a better steward of the natural areas in our parks.  These methods include bioswales in and around parking lots for water capture and storm water runoff treatment, establishing areas of native vegetation to cut down on mowing, and planting other areas with wildflowers, prairie grasses and milkweed to create habitats…

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Morning Movies

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 27, 2020

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. Thursday, December 12th - Love Actually, rated R Thursday, January 9th - Standing in the Shadows of Motown, rated PG Thursday, February 6th - Color Purple, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 13th - Maid in Manhattan, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 20th - Selma, rated PG-13 Thursday, February 27th - 42, rated PG-13

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