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Local Authors Wanted for Rochester Hills Author Fair Nov.28

June 23rd 2020

The fair is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at RHPL. It has yet to be determined if the fair will be in-person or online only. Self-published authors and those who publish traditionally are encouraged to apply.

Libraries Host Series of Events around The Number One Chinese Restaurant

March 17th 2019

Libraries Host Series of Events around The Number One Chinese Restaurant (Ferndale Area District Library, March 17, 2019) Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods and Oak Park, MI – Four local libraries have combined forces as “The Reading Collective,” programming a month’s worth of special events and book club discussions in March and April, exploring the acclaimed […]

Kids Can Read to Therapy Dogs at Royal Oak Library Jan. 19

January 11th 2019

Kids Can Read to Therapy Dogs at Royal Oak Library Jan. 19  Royal Oak, MI- Read to Dogs for Independent Readers, Saturday, January 19, 10:30 AM to 12:10 PM. Registered therapy dogs are here to listen to children read to them in a one-to-one setting. It is fun and helps improve reading skills because the […]

Drag Queen Story Time Supporters Pack Huntington Woods Meeting

December 19th 2018

Drag Queen Story Time Supporters Pack Huntington Woods Meeting (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 19, 2018) Huntington Woods, MI – Over 150 residents and supporters packed the gymnasium of the Gillham Recreation Center for Tuesday night’s Huntington Woods City Commission meeting after news broke over a California-based organization’s intent to protest the Drag Queen Story Time […]

Ice Cream, Music and Braille Storywalk Part of Ferndale Library Event June 23

June 15th 2018

 Ice Cream, Music and Braille Storywalk Part of Ferndale Library Event June 23 (Ferndale Area District Library, June 15, 2018) FERNDALE, MI– Librarian Jordan Wright takes over as Head of Ferndale’s Youth Services just in time for the Summer Reading kickoff and Ice Cream Social on June 23. Wright has worked at the Ferndale Area […]

Summer Reading Ice Cream Social/Concerts at Clawson Library June 18

June 3rd 2018

Summer Reading Ice Cream Social/Concerts at Clawson Library June 18 Clawson, MI -This Monday, June 18th 2018 @ 7pm – 815pm Clawson’s Blair Memorial Library welcomes CLAWSON’S OWN Brunswick Brawlers who will perform vintage American song favorites from artists like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Sr., Louis Jordan, Tom Waits, and more.  ‘Treat Dreams’ ice cream […]

Waterford Schools Launch Sweet Reads Bookmobile for Summer

May 21st 2018

Waterford Schools Launch Sweet Reads Bookmobile for Summer (Waterford School District, May 21, 2018) Waterford, MI- The Waterford School District will launch its first-ever Sweet Reads Bookmobile, made possible with $14,375 grant funding from the Waterford Foundation for Public Education and the Mary Lou Simmons Legacy Endowment. The Sweet Reads Bookmobile will provide endless opportunities […]

White Castle Donation Helps towards Ferndale Literacy Project

May 7th 2018

White Castle Donation Helps towards Ferndale Literacy Project (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 6, 2018) Ferndale, MI – “When I was a kid, a group of us boys would take the bus up from Highland Park just to get sliders for twelve cents.  We’d come get sliders and take the bus back home. This White Castle […]

Huntington Woods Library Drag Queen Storytime for Kids 12/14, 1/18, 2/15

November 28th 2017

Huntington Woods Library Drag Queen Storytime for Kids 12/14, 1/18, 2/15 Huntington Woods, MI – Drag Queen Storytime is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQS captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role […]

Ferndale Literacy Project Growing into Second Year, Seeking Volunteers and Support

October 3rd 2017

Ferndale Literacy Project Growing into Second Year, Seeking Volunteers and Support The Detroit Regional Chamber estimated that only 44 percent of third grade students in southeast Michigan were reading at grade level last year. Literacy in Metro Detroit has been alarming industry leaders for a number of years now. When the Detroit Regional Chamber – […]