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July 2019

Summer Bake Sale

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

It’s our annual Bake Sale! Get some great, homemade goodies and help support our Summer Concert Series! Yes. There will be jam. If you’re interested in baking, please contact Kelly Bennett at 269-932-3179 or email at kelly@ferndalepubliclibrary.org. Goodies that are packaged into easy to sell containers are a plus! Bakers can drop off their goodies on Sunday, July 21 from 12-5pm or on Monday starting at 9 AM.

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Star Wars Trivia

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

**An Original Trilogy Trivia Night for Adult Summer Reading Test your knowledge of the “galaxy far far away” at the Ferndale Library on Monday, July 31 at 6:30pm, with a special Star Wars Trivia Night for adults during this year’s space-themed Summer Reading series. Star Wars fans are encouraged to assemble teams of 3-6 and register as a group by phone or email, calling one of the coordinating librarians at 248-546-2504 x. 696. Phone registrations are encouraged to be signed…

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August 2019

Anna Brabant Artist Reception

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Using multiple mediums like oils, acrylic, ink, and graphite/ Brabant produces minimal, abstract paintings and prints focused on line and form | Form derived both from organic shape and purposeful, planned renderings.

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Film Discussion – ‘Vertigo’ and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Film Discussion Let’s revisit Vertigo (1958) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968), two classic tales of deception, betrayal, and gaslighting. In addition to exploring the meaning and artistry of the films themselves, we’ll also consider their influence on contemporary cinema and their significance in the context of #MeToo. The class will be a lively mix of lecture, conversation, and film clips. Participants are strongly encouraged to watch at least one of the two films in its entirety prior to class. About the…

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Summer Concert Series: Ronny Tibbs

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our final Summer Concert of the series features Ronny Tibbs. Ronny Tibbs’ busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo wop’s otherworldly despair, a dose of satire and a hint of crooning– positive possibilities exude from the songs. Helmed by the singer/songwriter, filmmaker, producer & onetime troubadour Ronny Tibbs, laid-back style is interwoven throughout compelling songwriting and vocals. Our Summer Concert Series is back! Thanks to the support of the Friends of the Ferndale Library and the money raised from our…

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Seed Saving Workshop with Ben Cohen

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Autumn will be here before you know it, and that means it’s time to start “saving seeds.” Author, herbalist (and enthusiastic gardener) Ben Cohen is returning to the Ferndale Library to lead a seminar on the agricultural practice of saving seeds, which benefits the return of perennials in the Spring. Cohen will show participants how to save the seeds from their plants so they can be “returned” to the seed library and checked out again next year. Register here:  http://tiny.cc/seedsaving

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WDET Book Club: Ferndale Community Conversation

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stephen Henderson and the Detroit Today team invite you to read Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s ”What The Eyes Don’t See: The Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in American City.” The book dives into Dr. Attisha’s story in contributing to the discovery of elevated lead levels in Flint’s public water infrastructure. Throughout the summer, Detroit Today will lead a community-wide discussion on the story of Flint and how it’s affected the country’s views on infrastructure, justice and the relationship between state…

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