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Soul Explosion Rocks Library Summer Concert (video)

June 19th 2013

The Summer Concert Series at the Ferndale Public Library has begun, with a performance by Soul Explosion Tuesday night. The jazz group played to a packed community center room, reminding everyone that FPL is not your typical “quiet” library.

An Evening With Four Michigan Poets April 16

April 13th 2013

Poets Mary Jo Firth Gillett, Dennis Hinrichsen, Christine Rhein and D’Anne Witkowski will read their work and participate in book signings. The event is sponsored by Springfed Arts, and refreshments will be provided.

Straight Talk on Gay Marriage Presentation Jan. 21

January 13th 2013

According to Schmidt, “The timing of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear these cases just months after 4 states’ voters spoke out in favor of marriage equality is anything but accidental. The Court is ready to make a big decision that will have significant and lasting effects, no matter which way it goes.”

Reception to Welcome New Library Director, Jan. 19

January 8th 2013

Friends of the Ferndale Library (FFL) will hold a Reception to welcome Jessica Keyser, the new Director of the Ferndale Public Library. The Reception will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 1:00pm-3:00pm, at the Ferndale Public Library, (222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale).

Library Announces New Director: Jessica Keyser

November 3rd 2012

Ms. Keyser comments, “I’ve lived in Ferndale for nearly ten years, and have seen the library grow and change dramatically. The Ferndale library is known throughout the area for its unique programming and distinct character. The city has so much momentum right now, and the library is really a destination in the heart of our thriving downtown. I hope to foster the library’s continued growth…

Turkey Vulture Visits Ferndale (video)

October 31st 2012

When Claudia Lee Ivey and her son were driving down Burdette on Oct. 10, they were surprised to see a special visitor – a turkey vulture!

Enough Henna Ink and Passion to go Around

August 16th 2012

The busy wife and mother, who also volunteers for the Library Board, is the owner of Alchemy, a by appointment only apothecary-style skincare and henna design studio.

But on top of all that, Herzig has taken time to pass on her passion to young people….

Library Announces Summer Reading Events & More

June 22nd 2012

Grown-ups missing the fun of Summer Reading can now relive their youth at the Ferndale Public Library. This summer, through Aug. 11, readers 18 and up can enter a weekly prize drawing –each book checked out gets you…

Ferndale Public Library Wins $2,000 Grant for Art Book Collection

June 1st 2012

Ferndale Public Library has won the Metro Detroit Book and Author Society’s $2,000 James C. Dance Grant for the purchase of books and related items about art and the business of art.

Miriam Gershow Visits Ferndale Public Library

April 4th 2012

If Miriam Gershow made a bumper sticker it would say “Fiction Saves Lives.” The Berkley High graduate is the author of The Local News, a story about a teenager whose older brother went missing and how it affected her and her family. Gershow, who now lives in Oregon, came back to Michigan to do a reading from the novel at The Ferndale Public Library as part of their Ferndale Reads celebration.