New Hours Start July 1
Mon: 10 am – 8 pm
Tues: 10 am – 8 pm
Wed: 10 am – 8 pm
Thurs: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 5 pm
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Such decisions are always regrettable, particularly with how much enthusiastic support we regularly (and gratefully) receive the community but it’s momentarily inevitable. Nearly 90% of the Ferndale Public Library’s financing comes from millage revenues, which are directly tied to property values in the city.
But here’s the thing:
When the economy’s in bad shape, that’s bad news for institutions like Public Libraries. Ferndale, it seems, is not immune to the lingering Recession from 2008 with its hit to the housing market and property values.
Many patrons have asked what they can do to help. Firstly, THANK YOU! FPL is ceaselessly grateful to our patrons.
Here are a few ways you can help out.
Amazon Smile: Do your normal Amazon shopping through this link and .5% of your total will go to the FPL!
Paypal Donation: Fast and easy way to donate money to the library! Keep the support going with recurring monthly donations, a simple click away.
Volunteering: Ask for a volunteer application at the Circulation Desk. We frequently need volunteers to help with our special events.
Become a Friend Of The Ferndale Library: Our Friends group supports the FPL with fundraising, special events, the Friends Book Store and other programming.
Donate Your Used Books/CDs/Movies: We’ll add them to the collection or sell them in the store. More details here
Keep visiting, checking out materials (both physical and virtual), and coming to our programs.
Summer Concert Series: Oblique Noir – July 8
The Library’s Summer Concert Series is an ideal way for music fans and families to spend a summer evening. Local bands perform in our Community Room during regular Library hours, which results in the most pleasant of pop, lounge and singalong-rock music cheerfully resonating throughout the whole library at fittingly agreeable volume levels. Every reader needs to rock out a bit, right?
Local trio Oblique Noir, with Sylvia Inwood (Chanteuse), Djeto Juncaj (Guitar, Accordion & Oud) & Kurt Prisbe (Drums & Percussion) will charm us with world lounge music, at 6:30 PM (Free / no registration required).
Watch: Oblique Noir (performing at the Cadieux Cafe)
Kids Summer Reading: Fizz, Boom, READ Science Activities & Reading Events for all ages
Our Kids Corner Summer Reading programs continue all season – with lots of fun events for all age-groups. We encourage all our young readers to sign up for Summer Reading in the Kids Corner with Ms. Ashley and Mr. Jordan, where you’ll receive special summer calendars to record all your reading (and then enter to win awesome prizes).
BOOM BOOM WOW with The Michigan Science Center
June 21 – 2:00 PM
For information on all the other exciting science-themed reading events for kids, check the Kids Corner site (or Follow FPL Kids on Facebook)
Book Parties: Silver Linings Playbook – July 17
Book People make the best friends! Join The Ferndale Book Party for a fun twist on the typical “book club,” where we take over tables in the Emory and spark up our very own literary cocktail party. We’ll be discussing Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick.
Find the party on Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 PM in the Emory (22700 Woodward Ave). You can check out your own copy of the book from the Circulation Desk with your library card.
Book Party is open to anyone. Drink specials and free appetizers. Book Parties are just one of several reading groups that the Library regularly
facilitates – find out more here.
Kombucha Basics: Pickles, Salsa, and Popsicles
July 15, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Learn the ancient skill of lacto-fermentation! You will learn to brew kombucha, ferment pickles, and create quick and delicious snacks like salsa and popsicles. Sample a variety of delicious fermented treats and learn why your diet should include fermented foods.
Kits and supplies will be available for sale to help get you started on your fermented food journey.
Finally: we still have some exquisite artwork decorating our front hall, curated by our Art & Exhibition Committee.