Calling All Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods Book Clubs
WOW!  We had a great response to our book club call!  We have highlighted seven clubs so far!  You can see our last club close-up athttp://gplibraryfriends.org/book_clubs or see all seven on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsGPPublicLibrary
If you click on the book club tab above you will learn how your book club can participate as well as a lot of information on Books and Authors articles, databases and discussion topics.
Sidewalk Sales
Look for the Friends at the Village Sidewalk Sale, July 25–26, 2014 and the Villagefest, Sept. 13-14, 2014 We will be selling a great variety of books – adult and children. Most books will be $1 or less! Hopefully we will again be located next to the overhead clock.  Come by and say HI!
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.  Directions for donating books can be picked up at all libraries or can be found by clicking on the "Friends Bookstore" tab above. 
If you haven’t visited our bookstore yet in the basement of the Woods Branch I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised. Where else can you purchase beautiful hardbacks for $1, recent bestsellers for $3 and children’s paperback books for $.50?  Bookstore hours are – Saturday, 12 to 4 and Tuesday, 6 to 8 PM.
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 $2500 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
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.  The date has been extended and the sale is being held on both Saturday, October 4, 2014 10AM – 2PM and Sunday, October 5, 2014 1PM to 3 PM at the Woods Branch Library.  In August boxes will be places in all three libraries for your donations.
Library Used Book Sale
Our next sale is being held at the Ewald Branch Library on, October 16-18, 2014 – Thursday, 11 AM to 8 PM, Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM.  Don’t forget – Friends members get to shop before the general public. 
Friends Only are welcome Thursday, Oct. 16, 10 AM to 11 AM.  All Friends members receive one free book during this hour.
Friends of the GPPL Membership
If you know of anyone who is not yet a Friends member this will be 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!