Flint Public Library Calendar November-December 2012


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november · december 2 0 12 w w w.f p l.info november 8 6pm american place theatre public workshop on khaled hosseini s kite runner november 10 1pm dr deborah abbott african american genealogy research november 14 noon dr nawal el saadawi author of zeina november 17,11am native american stories with robyn henry november 17 1pm feasts and fables from the planted kingdom with vegetarian cook book author and poet semaj brown december 1 11am polar express with handsome harry inside december 4 5:30-8pm 2 calendar 3 news 4 children 5 teens computer classes 6 african american genealog y research 7 dr nawal el saadawi vegetarian cooking w ith semaj brow n 8 david tarver 9:kite runner workshop arm chair traveler ask the law yer holiday walk 10:displays exhibits on sale at the library 11 book clubs 12 contacts flint public library november 29 david tarver proving ground flint native millionaire businessman 5pm public reception 6:30pm community program and book signing november december 2012 p.1


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events november november 1 thursday · flint district library board meeting 5:30pm · e-reader basics apple and android 6pm november 3 saturday · vote for books vote for your favorite children s book all day winners will be announced on november 6 · friends of the library book drop off 10am · super saturday storytime little red with tell-a-tail dogs 11am november 6 tuesday library open vote november 7 wednesday · internet skills beyond the basics 5:30pm november 8 thursday · computers for beginners part 1 1 pm · kite runner public workshop with the american place theatre 6pm november 10 saturday · super saturday storytime royalty and frogs 11am · african american ancestry research with dr deborah a abbott 1pm november 13 tuesday · armchair traveler 12:15pm · knitting for a cause chemo caps 2pm ·computers for beginners part 1 5:30pm · urban book club 6pm · friends of the flint public library regular meeting 5:30pm november 14 wednesday · fiction only book club with author dr nawal el saadawi zeina noon · foundation center collection grant seeking basics 1-3pm · nonfiction book club 6pm · e-reader basics nook 6:30pm november 15 thursday · monthly book talk 1pm · ask the lawyer child support and custody 6pm november 17 saturday · super saturday storytime native american tales with robyn henry 11am connec t read dream indicates that registration is required call 810.232-7111 december november 17 saturday con t · meet the author semaj brown feasts and fables from the planted kingdom vegetarian cooking and dramatic performance 1pm november 20 tuesday · armchair traveler 12:15pm november 21 wednesday · thanksgiving craft for kids 4pm library closed for thanksgiving thursday-monday november 22 26 november 27 tuesday · armchair traveler noon november 28 wednesday · computers for beginners part 1 1pm · e-reader basics kindle 6pm december 4 tuesday · armchair traveler 12:15pm · computers for beginners part 1 5:30pm · cultural center holiday walk live jazz children s play puppet show crafts and refreshments at the library 5:30-8pm december 5 wednesday · e-mail 1pm december 6 thursday · flint district library board meeting 5:30pm december 8 saturday · super saturday storytime snow folks 11am december 11 tuesday · armchair traveler 12:15pm · knitting for a cause 2pm · friends of the flint public library regular meeting 5:30pm · urban book club 6pm december 12 wednesday · fiction only book club noon · social networking 1pm · non-fiction book club 6pm december 13 thursday · internet skills beyond the basics 1pm december 18 tuesday · armchair traveler 12:15pm · microsoft word for beginners 5:30pm december 20 thursday · monthly book talk,1pm library closed for christmas saturday-tuesday december 22-25 december 27 thursday · new year s eve craft for kids 4pm library closed for new year s friday-tuesday december 28 january 1 january 3 2013 thursday · flint district library monthly board meeting 5:30pm january 5 2013 saturday · friends of the library book drop off 10am november 29 thursday · david tarver author public reception sponsored by the genesee regional chamber of commerce 5pm ·meet the author community program book signing david tarver flint native millionaire engineer businessman proving ground reading room 6:30pm december december 1 saturday · friends of the library book drop off 10am · super saturday storytime polar express with handsome harry and tell-a-tail dogs 11am


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meet the author w david tarver proving ground flint native · businessman · millionaire thursday november 29 5pm community reception · 6:30pm public program and book signing what would cause a young african american engineer to walk away from a promising career at the world s foremost electronics research and development company to start a business from scratch in his basement david tarver not only did that he convinced two african american colleagues to join him in the improbable venture twelve years later he negotiated the sale of that venture telecom analysis systems inc for $30 million tarver s business success was accomplished without the help of angel investors venture capital government grants or minority business development programs w david tarver was born and raised in flint michigan and graduated from flint central high school he attended kettering for two years earned his bachelor s and master s degrees in electrical engineering from the university of michigan in ann arbor and then went to work for at&t bell laboratories before starting his own business public reception sponsored by the genesee regional chamber of commerce november december 2012 november december 2012 p.3


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children children story time events super saturday storytime saturdays 11am through december 8 start your saturday with stories rhymes and more each saturday has a special theme and will include tella-tail reading with therapy dogs once a month no registration required november 3 little red with tell-a-tail november 10 royalty and frogs november 17 celebrate native american heritage month with native american storyteller robyn henry november 24 no storytime library closed december 1 the polar express with special guest conductor handsome harry tell-a-tail dogs december 8 snow folks super saturday with native american storyteller robyn henry nov 17 11am super saturday polar express storytime with conductor handsome harry saturday dec 1 11am super saturday with tell-a-tail dogs nov 3 and dec 1 11am vote for books october 23-november 3 kids come vote for your favorite children s picture book chapter book series and non-fiction titles receive a free sticker or bookmark for voting winners will be announced on election day november 6th make a turkey or pilgrim hat tuesday november 21 4pm holiday walk tuesday december 4 5:30-8pm bring family and friends to the annual flint cultural center holiday walk entertainment refreshments crafts and fun campus-wide see full schedule of events on page 9 new year s eve craft december 27 4pm create a fun and unique new year s eve craft to help you ring in 2013 2013 p 4 flint public library


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teen teen what came from the stars by gary r schmidt twelve-year-old tommy pepper endures not only nasty bullying but is traumatized by his belief that his beloved mother s death was his fault at the same time on a far-off-planet the peaceful valorim face a fierce battle with their evil foes lord mondus and the o mondim in an attempt to save their precious magical chain of power they toss it into the cosmos where it lands in tommy pepper s ace robotroid adventure lunch box computers teens technology free computer classes november-december 2012 call for times and dates registration required 810.249-2569 computers for beginners email for beginners microsoft word for beginners internet skills beyond the basics find it online social networking facebook and more the mighty miss malone by christopher paul curtis we are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful is the motto of the malone family of gary indiana twelve-year-old deza malone is the smartest student in her class told by her teachers that she is destined for a special path in her life her brother jimmie is no angel but can sing like one after their father leaves to find work in flint michigan deza jimmie and their mother set out in his wake always holding the hope that they will catch up to him e-reader classes 6pm internet training lab call to register 810.249-2569 apple and android november 1 6pm nook november 14 6pm kindle november 28 6pm the last dragonslayer the chronicles of kazam by jasper fforde hereford is an alternate version of the modern day uk where wizards are hired to do normal everyday jobs meet jennifer strange manager of kazam who for the time being is in charge of making sure quotas are met and rules not broken that is until jennifer learns she is a dragonslayer and she does not want to slay the dragon fforde has wonderful characters in this quirky story with a mostly normal down-to-earth teenage protagonist matched trillogy matched crossed · reached by ally condie foundation center collection in the society officials decide who you love where you work when you die breaking free from the confines cassia embarks on a journey to protect the meaning of choice and the power of true love a futuristic fable series of love and free will grant seeking basics november 14 wednesday main library training lab 1-3pm geared towards employees of non-profit organizations this class explores the basics of researching foundation grants using the foundation center s print resources web site and subscription database november december 2012 p.5


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african american genealogy research from slavery to freedom with dr deborah a abbott ph.d saturday november 10 1pm · reading room presented by the flint genealogical society african american genealogical research begins the same as all others ­ starting with you and working backwards the most difficult part of this research is finding and correctly identifying slave ancestors and their owners researching the slavery era can present significant challenges but as difficult as this might be it is not impossible even though there is no one way to conduct slave research there are many strategies and resources that will guide you to success this presentation will help you learn to identify the clues and the resources needed to recreate an african american s journey from slavery to freedom case studies will be used to best illustrate how different methods and resources can be used to help connect former slaves to their slave owner deborah a abbott ph.d has served as an adjunct faculty member at the institute of genealogical and historical research since 2007 she is a trustee on the board of the ohio genealogical society dr abbott has lectured at national various state and local genealogical conferences in september 2011 dr abbott was selected to deliver her lecture entitled slave research a closer look at freedom as the annual james dent walker memorial lecturer at the federation of genealogical societies conference held in springfield illinois even though dr abbott specializes in african american genealogy she enjoys teaching genealogy methodology to all she is a member of national genealogical society ngs federation of genealogical societies fgs the association of professional genealogists apg the ohio genealogical society ogs and the genealogical speakers guild gsg as well as other local genealogy societies she has been researching in the states of north carolina south carolina georgia virginia ohio and kentucky since 1990 flint public library p 6


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meet the author dr.only book club el saadawi nawal fiction november 14 noon dr nawal el saadawi md mph a medical doctor/psychiatrist and world renowned multi-genre creative writer political activist and advocate for women s rights has been appointed as the 2012-13 jack w thompson distinguished visiting professor at the university of michigan flint saadawi s writings include novels short stories plays and biographies with over 40 fiction and non-fiction books her most notable being the novel woman at point zero vegetarian cooking with a twist about zeina bodour a distinguished literary critic and university professor carries with her a dark secret as a young university student she fell in love with a political activist and gave birth to an illegitimate daughter zeina whom she abandoned on the streets of cairo blended into a dramatic performance don t miss this unique cooking program with a twist vegetarian recipes adults and teens saturday november 17 · 1pm · room 205 with cookbook author ·poet · storyteller semaj brown what do you get when an author who is a committed vegetarian an innovative cook a storyteller and a poet sits down to write a book feasts and fables from the planted kingdom a delightful cookbook which offers practical healthy vegetarian recipes accompanied by whimsical stories told by the vegetables themselves books and cds will be available for purchase and signing p.7 more than any other woman nawal el saadawi has come to embody the trials of arab feminism san francisco chronicle the leading spokeswoman on the status of women in the arab world guardian saadawi writes with directness and passion the new york times november december 2012 november december 2012


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thanks thanks thanks to a corporate sponsor beautification thanks to the cultural center corporation the library received a new concrete promenade from kearsley to the front of the building the great flint public library programs highlighted in this newsletter are made possible in part by generous corporate sponsors like goyette mechanical as a gold sponsor of the library s annual campaign goyette supports our early literacy work with children our technology access job search support and other services essential to the community our director of development ilene harris will be happy to discuss giving and sponsorship opportunities available for you or your company to help keep our flint public library strong call or email her 810-249-2040 iharris@fpl.info on september 15 we held our chalk the walk event where students enjoyed drawing pictures on our new pavement on september 29 the master gardener michigan state university extension volunteers and community volunteers completed a fall clean-up and spring bulb planting thanks to all the volunteers who participated in making our gardens lovely for all p 8 flint public library


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a public workshop with american place theatre thursday november 8 6pm room 205 remember amir and hassan if you have read khaled hosseini s kite runner seen the play or movie join us in this discussion of the book with a focus on the theme of decision making the director of the performance at the whiting will lead the workshop and discussion see kite runner at the whiting november 6 2012 for ticket information go to www.thewhiting.com literature to life® is a performance-based literacy program of the american place theatre ny that presents professionally staged verbatim adaptations of significant american literary works child support and custody november 15 thursday main library room 205 6 ­ 7:30pm local attorneys discuss child support and custody laws at this free community seminar brought to you by the genesee county bar association and legal services of eastern michigan december 4 5:30-8pm join us for this festive holiday tradition bring family and friends to the annual flint cultural center holiday walk at the library enjoy cinderella a play performed by the kearsley park players and a punch and judy puppet show featuring the amazing clark there will be an on-going craft in the children s department and refreshments provided by the friends of the flint public library armchair traveler take a visual vacation tuesdays at 12:15pm with these travelogues bring your lunch coffee provided november · 6 no film vote library open · 13 cruising the inside passage · 20 iceland and greenland · 27 visions of italy pt 1 december · 4 visions of italy pt 2 · 11 europe s christmas markets · 18 christmas with ozzie harriet · 25 no film holiday january · 1 no film holiday holiday walk at the library 5:30 ­ 5:45pm pat cronley jazz 5:45 ­ 6:15pm amazing clark punch and judy show 6:15 ­ 6:30pm pat cronley jazz 6:30 ­ 7:00pm kearsley park players cinderella 7:00 ­ 7:15pm pat cronley jazz 7:15 ­ 7:45pm amazing clark punch and judy show november december 2012 p.9


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happenings happenings on sale at the library help me get ready to read is an easyto-follow early literacy guide on how to effectively read aloud to children starting in infancy through the preschool years $12 flint native filmmaker author social critic and activist michael moore presents twenty-four whimsical vignettes from his own early life proceeds benefit the library $12 a collection of finger plays and rhymes for teachers caregivers and children published by the flint public library $22 displays exhibits from the mott-warsh collection the mott-warsh collection is a privately owned publicly shared collection of fine art by artists of the african diaspora and works relating to black culture the collection lends items to flint-based institutions and to nationally-touring exhibitions of museums and universities maryanne mott and her husband the late herman warsh initiated the mott-warsh collection in 2001 as a means of providing fine visual art to a broader audience in the city of flint and beyond http m-wc.org/default.aspx a study guide for those prepping for the general education development ged test $14 children s room back wall artists and their mentors through january 4 2013 children s room this exhibit reminds us of the great influence teachers can have on their pupils this exhibit brings samella lewis together works by creole mules selected artists and 1995 serigraph their mentors among image courtesy of the artist those featured are elizabeth catlett and samella lewis second floor gallery something to celebrate november 1-february 5 the artworks selected for this exhibit depict various celebratory gatherings and themes that bring family friends and community together the artists represented include john biggers jacob lawrence image jeanne and jeanne moutoussamy-ashe moutoussamy-ashe the wedding dance among others 2000 photograph copyright jeanne moutoussamy-ashe throughout the library reading room november mid-michigan hiking nature photography club nature comes alive in these stunning photographs december holiday boards decorated by staff still more come back correction artist el anatsui was born in ghana and lives in nigeria this shimmering textile-like wall sculpture is actually constructed from discarded metal bottle caps it is the work of the critically acclaimed ghanaian artist el anatsui and will be on view indefinitely in the reading room second floor display cases upright and flat november and december community mental health photography exhibit on public housing children s room november rare books december snow village a study guide for those prepping for the armed services vocational aptitude battery asvab test $14 p flint public library 10


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book clubs bok clubs tues november 13 6pm when rain falls by tyora moody urban book club tues december 11 6pm tell me no secrets by nikki-michelle she s having aric s baby in this sequal to tell me about it nikki-michelle turns up the heat if you thought she told it all before don t miss the secrets in this one coming january 8 the sunday only christian by e.n joy candace s quest to find the murderer of her best friend is seeping her faith and leading her straight to the killer non-fiction book club wednesday november 14 6pm new 2nd wednesdays at 6 p.m growing up amish a memoir by by ira wagler one fateful starless night 17-year-old ira wagler got up at 2am left a scribbled note under his pillow packed all of his earthly belongings in a little black duffel bag and walked away from his home in the amish settlement of bloomfield iowa a heartwarming memoir of one man s quest to discover who he is and here he belongs no december meeting fiction only book club wednesday november 14 noon meet the author zeina by dr nawal el saadawi bodour a university professor carries a dark secret a daughter she abandoned on the streets of cairo wednesday december 12 noon the space between us by thrity umigar set in modern day india this story of two women shows how the lives of the rich and the poor are intrinsically connected monthly book talk 3rd thursday at 1pm upstairs meeting room 205 coffee and cookies provided thursday november 15 1pm holiday gift ideas for kids children s librarian cathy lancaster will talk about holiday gift ideas for kids thursday december 20 1pm holiday party librarian juliet minard will present a book talk and holiday treats november december 2012 p.11


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nonprofit org u.s postage paid flint mi permit no 917 1026 e kearsley st flint michigan 48502 nov dec 2012 w w w f p l info the flint district library board mr matthew schlinker president dr nathel burtley vice president mr david mcghee secretary mr james richardson treasurer ms tanya jefferson ms linda pylypiw mrs jacquinne reynolds mrs kay schwartz director flint public library 1026 e kearsley st flint mi 48502 phone 810 232-7111 fax 810 249-2635 tues fri 9:00am-8:00pm sat 9:00am to 6:00pm w w w.fpl.info · askus@fpl.info t t y 810.232-7399 facebook flint public library become a fan youtube youtube.com/flintpubliclibrary twitter follow us on twitter @flintlibrary pinterest pinterest.com/fplibrary downloadable books and more go to www.fpl.info/digital for information on all the techno resources you can connect with at the flint public library ask a librarian our expert librarians can assist you on site and on the go mail and email how to wwwfpl.info/ask email us your question to askus@fpl.info askus and email hours tuesday through friday 9:30am -7:30pm saturday 9:30am-5:30pm



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