The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library is so pleased to welcome our new Library Director. Read all about her in the Fall edition of the Library Pointes, the tri-annual newsletter of the Grosse Pointe Public Library.  You have to check out all the amazing programs being offered at the Library this year! 

2016-2017 Friends Calendar of Events

The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Library has many exciting events planned for our upcoming year.  To view our calendar click here.  See you at the Library.

Celebrating the Freedom to READ! Banned Books Week: Sept. 25 - October 1

Stand up for your right to Read! Join the Friends to celebrate the ‘Freedom to Read’ during Banned Books Week September 25th thru October 1st.   Each Library will have a display, literature on Banned Books and a chance to win one of three Raffle prizes!  Check out a banned book.

Halloween Costume Sale
Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Woods Program Room  


The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Library presents an author talk with Tom Stanton, author of Terror in the City of Champions on Thursday, October 6th at 7 pm at the Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church (17150 Maumee, Grosse Pointe 48230)

Terror in the City of Champions, by Tom Stanton, is a unique blend of American history, sports, and true crime set at the confluence of hard luck and hope, victory and violence. In the mid-1930s, Detroit reigned as the City of Champions. Within a six-month span, the Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings won a World Series, NFL title, and Stanley Cup -- a major-sports trifecta achieved by no other American city before or since -- and it happened as undefeated local boxer Joe Louis was becoming a national sensation. Detroit grew almost delirious, the string of victories providing a sweet diversion from the Great Depression. But beneath the jubilance, a nefarious plague was spreading unchecked. A wave of mysterious crimes had police baffled: bodies dumped along roadsides, suspicious suicides, bombings of homes and halls, assassination plots. All were the work of the Black Legion, a secret terrorist organization that flourished in Detroit until the summer of 1936, when one murder (and the loose lips of a gunman) led to its unraveling.

This is a free event. Space will be limited, please register by clicking here and filling out the form or calling the Friends at 313.343.2074 x 204.  Copies of the book will be for sale at the event by Pages Bookstore.

Ross Richardson "Still Missing"

On Wednesday, October 19 from 7-8:30 pm at the Woods Branch of the GPPL, join author and shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson in taking a fresh look at some of America's most baffling disappearances, and join the search for those who are "Still Missing".  What do a mild mannered grocery store manager and the infamous skyjacker D.B. Cooper have in common? How can an entire aircraft and its two occupants simply vanish into thin air while flying over a populated area? What happened to an old freighter that keeps it hidden for nearly a century, even after half its crew drifted back to their homes dead?

To register click here or call 343-2074 ext. 204.  


The Grosse Pointe News published a wonderful article about our own Joanne Dennis and the Friends Down Under Bookstore.  Click here to read the article.  Thanks Joanne, Kathy Gaughan and Theresa Russ and all the bookstore volunteers for making it one of the best used bookstores in Michigan.  Thanks also to Bill Dennis who spends countless hours at the store helping out Joanne.

Friends' Down Under Bookstore
Bookstore hours: Saturday, 12 - 4 p.m. and Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m. 


Rare Books Sold Online! 
The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Library is now selling some of our rarer books online through ebay.  For a look at what we are selling click here.

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. 
   Thank you for being a Friend!