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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SUMMER UPDATE
 

 

Calling All Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods Book Clubs
 
WOW!  We had a great response to our book club call!  Click the Book Clubs tab to learn how your book club can participate, as well as a lot of information on Books and Authors articles, databases and discussion topics.
 
We have highlighted seven clubs so far! Read about these Clubs on our Blog. 
 
Sidewalk Sales
 
Thank you to all in the community that stopped by the Friends book table at the Grosse Pointe Villagefest, September 6-7.  We sold over 600 books grossing $548.75.  Most important were all the people we spoke to about the Friends and our bookstore!!!  It was nice to see the Village "jumping" with people. 
 
Friends Down Under Bookstore 
 
The store has been receiving massive amounts of books, videos, and music CDs!  THANK YOU to all who have donated!  We wish we could take every book offered, but due to storage limitations and safety issues, we must limit the books we can accept. 
 
For information on donating books, click here.
 
Please visit our bookstore in the basement of the Woods Branch. You can purchase beautiful hardbacks for $1, recent bestsellers for $3, and children’s paperback books for $.50.  
 
Bookstore hours:

Saturday, 12 - 4 p.m. and Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m. 

 
Books, Bags and Bagels
 
Our first Books, Bags and Bagels event was a HUGE success.  Thank you to all who donated the over 800 purses we had to sell!  We now have $2,500 more for our Friends' programs.  The purses that weren’t sold were donated to Full Circle, the resale store that trains young adults with special needs. 
 
Halloween Costume Sale
Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday, October 5, 1 - 3 p.m. 
 
We also need your donation of gently used Halloween costumes for our annual Halloween Costume Sale. The costume sale on the first Saturday in October has been one of our most successful events for the past seven years.  Boxes will be placed at all three libraries in August for your donations. 
 
Library Used Book Sale at the Ewald Branch Library October 16 - 18
 
  • Thursday, October 16, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.  (10 - 11 a.m. is for FRIENDS ONLY. Friends receive one free book during this hour. 
  • Friday, October 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
 
Friends of the GPPL Membership
 
If you know of anyone who is not yet a Friends' member now is a great time to join.  Joining before the end of 2014 will give them membership for the rest of this year AND for 2015.  So spread the word! 
 
 
   Thank you for being a Friend!