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Registration is required for all programs except Book Bingo.
Register online, 
at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 248-628-3034.

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 and register for programs online.


The WPA At the Library
You are invited to a Special Event!

We are pleased to share artwork created by locally renowned artist Barbara Benetti, on loan from the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum.

The Library will have special exhibits and events related to the Federal Art Project and the Work Projects Administration throughout the Library this winter.  In January there will be a scavenger hunt and also a "show us your inner artist" contest. 


Adult Writing Group
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
February 6, March 6, April 3
Bring a piece of your work to share or get inspired to begin a new project.  For ages 18 or older.

Book Bingo
Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
January 22, February 19, March 19, April 16
Play traditional bingo and win books.  Bring a friend or neighbor.  This fun-loving group welcomes new players.

Book Walk/Fireside Book Talk
Tuesdays at 1:30
February 5, March 5, April 2

Join one of the adult librarians and other book lovers for a walk around Powell Lake.  Share what you've enjoyed reading and get ideas for new books to try.  For adults only and no pets please! During bad weather we'll meet fireside in the adult department. 

Winter Reading - Travel America
January 4 through February 15
Stop by the Adult desk and sign up for our winter reading program.  Read books to get chances to win prizes - what could be more fun!

Fireside Chats
Fridays at 2:00 p.m.

January 18 – Toby Benetti
Son of artist Barbara Benetti

January 25 – Donnaleen Lanktree
Rosie the Riveters

February 1 – Elizabeth Clemens
The WPA in Detroit

February 8 – Jackie Piechowski
WPA Art History

February 15 –Discussion of Historical Reuther
Interview with Barbara Benetti

Diego Rivera and the Detroit Industry Murals
Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.

A speaker from the DIA will be at the Library to share the complex and intriguing story behind Diego Rivera and his Detroit Industry murals, which have now been declared a National Historic Landmark.

Floating Palaces of the Great Lakes (OPL Friends Sponsored Event)
Monday, February 4, 7:00 p.m.
For 150 years Great Lakes steamboats offered passengers a level of comfort and safety unsurpassed on any waterway in the world. This presentation by Joel Stone from the Detroit Historical Society examines the growth of the industry and the development of the ships that supported it. Of course, the dining experience will be included. That means there will be food so be sure to register for this program.

OUCARES Autism Outreach
Wednesday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.

Come learn about a training program that teaches the interpersonal skills of how to get and keep a job to people with autism and other challenges!

The Saginaw Trail:   Indian Paths, Early Settlement, and Native American-Pioneer Relationships in Oakland County
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.

Join local author Leslie Pielack for an exploration of how the ancient trail system brought the first pioneers face to face with indigenous people, leading sometimes to friendship and others to open conflict.

Computer One-on-One Appointments
Please call
Call the library to schedule a free half-hour appointment with one of our adult librarians.  We will help you with any questions you may have on how to use a computer.