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The official newsletter of the Dearborn Public Library dearbornlibrary.org THIS ISSUE’S QUOTE
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“Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine's Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer IN THIS ISSUE Classics Revisited
Fall Computer Workshops
Muslim Journeys program
Small Business Resources
ESL Conversation Group
November and December bring the end of the academic term for students of all ages. When looking for sources for those hard-to-find term paper topics, be sure to check out the library’s various online research resources available through dearbornlibrary.org on the ”Online Resources” page. There you will find access to various tools that will help you find academic journal and magazine articles, encyclopedia articles or biographical references, most with full text and citations. Some of the resources available include the following: Academic One File: Academic OneFile is an excellent source for fulltext, peer-reviewed articles. Nearly all topic areas are covered! 1980present. InfoTrac Newsstand: Full text access to hundreds of newspapers from across the country and around the world. Demographics NOW: The ideal resource for those in need of a comprehensive business and residential reference, demographic information and research tool.
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Biography in Context : This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography in Context also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Literature Resource Center: Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. There are also many resources for kids to use, including Britannica Online for Kids, Kids InfoBits and eLibrary Elementary. These are just a sample of the many sources available through the library’s online resources. So be sure to check out “Online Resources” on our home page to get that needed homework help!
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C L A S S I C S The free book discussion group “Classics Revisited” continues at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave. All sessions are open to the public and no registration is required. Sessions take place on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May, from 7:008:00 p.m. in the Ford Collection Room. Multiple copies of each work are available for checkout at all library branches. If interested, reserve your copy today! Further information on each book and its author is also available through the Literature Resource Center database via the Online Resources page on the library’s website, dearbornlibrary.org.
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Dec 18: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester. With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.
exciting adventure stories, The Call of the Wild will enrich the reading experience of youngsters, and rekindle fond memories of a favorite among older generations. Apr 16: Julius Shakespeare
Great tragedy based on Plutarch's account of the lives of Brutus, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony. Evil plotting, ringing oratory, high tragedy with Shakespeare's incomparable insight and dramatic power. Reprinted complete and unabridged from an authoritative English edition.
The schedule of readings is as follows: Nov 20: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, and psychological penetration. Considered by many to be Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.
Jan 15: The Good Earth by Pearl Buck Through this story of one Chinese peasant and his children, Nobel Prizewinner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life, its terrors, its passion, its persistent ambitions and its rewards. Her brilliant novel—beloved by millions of readers throughout the world—is a universal tale of the destiny of men. Feb 19: The Art of War by Sun Tzu Complexities of meaning and historical interpretations illustrate the timelessness of Sun Tzu's treatise on war. Mar 19: The Call of the Wild by Jack London - a tie in to The Big Read Dearborn (www.bigreaddearborn.org) Superb details, taken from Jack London's firsthand knowledge of Alaskan frontier life, make this classic tale of endurance as gripping today as it was over a century ago. One of literature's most popular and
May 21: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post-World War I England. It is one of Woolf's best-known novels. It tells the story of Clarissa's preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess. With the interior perspective of the novel, the story travels forwards and back in time and in and out of the characters' minds to construct an image of Clarissa's life and of the inter-war social structure.
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All programming listed below will take place at the Henry Ford Centennial Library Participants arriving more than 5 minutes after the scheduled program time will not be admitted. Due to space limitations, strollers may not be allowed inside the program room or the auditorium. Children must be the required age on or before the first date of the program. Residents and cardholders are given p r e f e r e nc e . I n d i v id u al s w i t h disabilities who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids, or services to attend or participate in these programs should contact their local library or TDD 313-943-2193. Reasonable advance notice is required. Registration must be made by phone or in person at any Dearborn Public Library location.
STORYTIMES / PRESCHOOL MOTHER GOOSE STORYTIME (Ages 6-23 months) 9:45 a.m. OR 10:45 a.m. Babies and toddlers are invited to their first literature experiences along with songs, fingerplays, and movement. One caregiver per child is recommended. Space is limited. Registration required.
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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (Ages 35 years), 2 p.m. Join us for fun stories, fingerplays, and a craft. Caregivers must remain in the library. Space is limited. Registration required. Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21; December 5 Registration begins October 24. PRESCHOOL ART EXPERIENCE (Ages 3-5 years), 11 a.m. Preschoolers will create works of art using lots of fun materials! Unlike our usual storytime crafts, the process is more important than the finished product. Be prepared to get messy! *Smocks encouraged but not provided. Please dress appropriately! Monday, November 18 Registration begins November 4.
CRAFTS TWEEN+ CRAFT (Grades 4+) First Saturday of the month, 2 p.m. Space is limited. Registration Required.
Fridays, November 8, 15, 22; December 13, 20 Registration begins October 25.
Awesome Ornaments: Saturday, November 2 Join us to brighten your home for the holidays and make a cute fall ornament. Registration begins October 19.
TOT TIME (Ages 2-3 years), 10:30 a.m. Children with a caregiver are invited for stories, songs, and fun. Space is limited. Registration required.
Pom Pom Mania: Saturday, December 7 Scarves…toys… locker décor…come and see what you can make with pom poms! Registration begins November 23.
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THIRD THURSDAY CRAFTS (All ages), 11 a.m.—7 p.m. Drop-in craft. Younger children may need adult assistance. Crafts available while supplies last. Thursday, November 21 Turkey Time: Make a colorful turkey to dress up your Thanksgiving table. Thursday, December 19 Paperbag Snowman: Winter is almost here! Make a friend to last all season long.
EVENTS PICTURE BOOK MONTH CONTEST (All Ages) November 1-30 November is Picture Book Month! Stop at the Youth Services Help Desk for a picture book character quiz. All entries will be entered into a raffle. Entries must be returned in person to the Help Desk by November 30.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID—HARD LUCK CELEBRATION (Grades K-5) Wednesday, November 6, All Day The newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book is being released today! Celebrate with us by coming in and drawing a “wimpy-fied” picture of you or your family or your friends. Pictures will be displayed at the library. Each participant will get a small prize and can enter to win your own copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Hard Luck! Only one prize/ entry per child.
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NATIONAL FAMILY GAME DAY (All Ages) Saturday, November 16, All Day Celebrate by trying out some of our games here at the library! Bring your own competitors or see who is here to play a friendly game with. AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY TEA PARTY (Grades K-5) Saturday, November 30, 2 p.m. Addy, Kit, Molly and the rest of the Girls formally invite you to a festive tea party. Dress your American Girl or special doll in her finest and join us for tea, biscuits (cookies), and more. Registration begins November 16.
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WINTER BREAK-FEST ACTIVITIES
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964, G, 52 min.) -PLUSSanta Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970, G, 51 min.)
HOLIDAY BREAK GAME DAY (All Ages): Monday, December 23, 2-4 p.m. Gear up for the holiday craziness. Play a board game with old or new friends or play with the Wii on the big screen TV. No registration, but Wii time will be limited.
Saturday, December 21 (All Ages) Join us for a craft in the Children’s area at 1:30 p.m. & a movie in the auditorium at 2 p.m. It’s a holiday double feature! Watch some of your Rankin-Bass favorites on the big screen. No registration. Space is limited. No Strollers please.
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TAG (Grades 6-12) Thursday, November 7, 6:30 p.m. Hang out, voice your opinion, help plan programs, and earn volunteer hours. No registration. Teen Movie (Grades 6-12) Tuesday, November 19, 5:15 p.m. Prepare for the November 22 release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by watching The Hunger Games (2012, PG-13, 142 min). Snacks provided. Teens only. No registration. Catching Fire Crafting (Grades 6-12) Saturday, November 23, 2:30 p.m. With your creative spark, make accessories that will set your world on fire. Registration begins November 9. TAG (Grades 6-12) Thursday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. Hang out, voice your opinion, help plan programs, and earn volunteer hours. No registration. Candy Creations (Grades 6-12) Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 p.m. Candy and glue are all it takes to make the coolest holiday trains around. Registration begins November 26. Teen Movie (Grades 6-12) Saturday, December 28, 2 p.m. Enjoy your break by watching the classic high school flick, Grease (1978, PG-13, 110 min). Snacks provided. Teens only. No registration.
FAIRY TEA PARTY (All Ages) Thursday, December 26, 2 p.m. “All you need is a little faith, trust, and pixie dust!” Dress your best for this magical afternoon tea. Space is l i m it ed . R e gi s t r at i on b e g i n s December 12. BOOK EXCHANGE (Ages birth–Grade 12) Friday, December 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring us your tired, your poor, your gently used books. Trade in one of your used paperback, tot, or hardcover books for a brand new paperback. One book trade per person with a valid Dearborn Public Library card. Books must be appropriate for children/teens and in good condition, as they will be donated to FOLD for the used book sale. No registration. SNOWFLAKE EXTRAVAGANZA (All Ages) Monday, December 30, 2-4 p.m. Create a snowfall! Join us for a wintery wonderland craft. No registration. PIRATE PARTY (All Ages) Thursday, January 2, 2 p.m. Ahoy matey! Get ready to raise the flag, set sail, and search for treasure. Space is limited. Registration begins December 19. PAPER DOLLS (All Ages) Friday, January 3, 2-4 p.m. Make your own paper dolls and fashion clothes and accessories for them. No registration.
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After a two-month hiatus, the FOLD book sale returns to Henry Ford Centennial Library on Wednesday, October 2 from 9:30 AM to 6 PM. We’re fully stocked with a fresh inventory of books, DVDs and music so be sure to get here early! Mark your calendar for the following upcoming book sale dates: Wednesday, November 6 Wednesday, December 4 There will be no sale in January. B E L L I N I
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Join baritone Dino Valle and friends from the Bellini Opera Theatre for a lecture and performance series of Bel Canto, Italian classics and Neopolitan songs. Celebrating “2013:The Year of Celebrating Italian Culture in the U.S.” The presentations will continue throughout the rest of the year on the following Thursday dates: November 21 and December 19. All events are free of charge and will take place at 7:00 PM in the auditorium of the Henry Ford Centennial Library.
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Basic computer workshops continue at the Henry Ford Centennial Library with classes scheduled through November. All sessions listed below take place in the Computer Training Room at Henry Ford Centennial Library and are free of charge. Interested patrons can visit or call the Reference Desk at (313) 943-2330 to register during the appropriate registration dates listed below.
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Basic Computer Workshops Internet Basics 1:30 PM—3:30 PM
Friday, November 1 Registration: Oct. 25-30
Intro to Microsoft Word 1:30 PM—3:30 PM
Friday, November 8 Registration: Nov. 1-6
Intro to Microsoft Excel 1:30 PM—3:30 PM
Friday, November 15 Registration: Nov. 8-13
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What was happening in Asia and North Africa while much of Europe was languishing in the Dark Ages? You might be surprised to learn that it was a time of adventure, discovery, innovation, and crosscultural interaction. Come and explore 1,000 years of history from East to West during the first global age. In the “Muslim Journeys” program, local scholars will lead discussions on five specially-selected books about this sometimes overlooked, but vibrant, time in world history. You are invited to read the books and join the discussions — FREE. The discussions are scheduled approximately three weeks apart to give you time to read each book. To receive the books and other program materials, please register in person at the Adult Reference Desk at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn. All events will be held at Henry Ford Centennial Library, unless otherwise indicated. For more information, please call 313-943-2330 or visit www.dearbornlibrary.org Saturday, November 9, 2013—2 p.m. Another chance to see Greg Barker’s moving film, Koran by Heart, followed by a scholar-led discussion. This screening will be held at: Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn Tuesday, November 19, 2013—7 p.m. Meet Hasan al-Wassan, also known as Leo of Africa, a 16th century Muslim diplomat sold into slavery as Camron Amin, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn leads a discussion on the book Leo Africanus. Registration begins October 28. Tuesday, December 10, 2013—7 p.m. Meet a 12th century Jewish merchant whose life story was preserved in personal letters discovered in a medieval Egyptian synagogue as Andrew Shryock, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor leads a discussion on the book In an Antique Land. Registration begins November 18.
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Want to start your own business? Wonder where to begin? Or do you already have a small business but could use some pointers? Find help at the Dearborn Public Library (www.dearbornlibrary.org). Our Business Resource Center (BRC)—located on the second floor of the Henry Ford Centennial Library—caters specifically to those who own their own business or are looking for advice on how to start one. The BRC features materials on several kinds of selfowned businesses, from day care, pet care and landscaping to wedding consulting, photography, retail, restaurant, graphic design and much, much more. We have general books such as How to Start a Business in Michigan, Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business, and How to Write a Business Plan. The collection includes some business classics such as In Search of Excellence, Good to Great, Guerilla Marketing, and The Long Tail. The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center of Southeast Michigan (http:// misbtdc.org/contact-us/regional-center/southeastmichigan-region) has partnered with us to provide these simple yet thorough materials so that anyone can come in and get the information.
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location including the MeL Business & Job Gateway and Michigan Business One Stop. The Small Business Resource Center helps entrepreneurs lean how to start, finance or manage a small business. It includes sample business plans, how-to guides, articles and websites. The Small Business/Self-Employed Tax Center provides free tax information for small business owners and self-employed individuals. A newly added database is the popular Morningstar, which gives you information on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. In addition to using our resources, you may consider visiting the City of Dearborn’s Business Page (http:// www.cityofdearborn.org/business) and SCORE (www.score.org), which is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They can help you with writing a business plan and in almost every aspect of your venture. There are so many resources out there. Please stop by the Henry Ford Centennial Library and take a look at the BRC if you’re interested. We hope these resources will help you thrive in all of your entrepreneurial endeavors.
We also have some great databases that can help you along the way. They are located under “Business Resources” in the “Online Resources” section of our website. Our Business Portal gives you access to several of our online business resources from one T E C H
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Tech Time workshops are back! In this free workshop, attendees may bring any device they need assistance with—tablet, ereader, camera, laptop, etc.—and our experienced staff will do our best to answer your questions. Please bring USB and/ or power cables for your device. Apple device users may need their Apple account credentials. Kindle device users may need their Amazon ac-count credentials. Help with ebooks requires a valid library card. All workshops take place in the HFCL 1st floor computer lab. Please call Adult Reference at 313-943-2330 to register. A half-hour time slot will be scheduled at registration. Sessions will take place on the following dates: Wednesday, November 20th 2p-4p (registration begins November 13th) Wednesday, December 4th 6p-8p (registration begins November 27th) Wednesday, January 8th 6p-8p (registration begins December 30th) Wednesday, January 22nd 2p-4p (registration begins January 15th)
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Practice Speaking English at our informal conversation circle! The circle meets every Thursday from 10-11:30 AM at Henry Ford Centennial Library. The session is free and no registration is requiredâ€”just drop in! The sessions are focused on adult English language learners who would like to learn vocabulary, practice English in practical, real-world situations, develop confidence and make new friends in a fun and relaxed setting.
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The Dearborn Public Library, in conjunction with the ongoing Muslim Journeys program, will present the film Koran by Heart at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Arab-American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn. There is no charge for admission to the film and it is suitable for all ages. Immediately following the film, Hajj Abdulameer Hassan Al-Saadi, an Islamic Studies and Qurâ€™an teacher at MAYA School (Muslim American Youth Academy), along with his student, Majeed Mokhtari, will answer questions and provide a live demonstration of recitation skill and vocal technique as seen in the film.
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The Friends of the Library-Dearborn (FOLD) is looking for a few good volunteers! FOLD) is a non-profit citizens group that supports the library by encouraging community support and interest in the services, resources and needs of the library, including sponsoring and funding library programs for children and adults such as the Blockbuster Film Series on Monday nights and the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, staffed by volunteers, held on the first floor of the Henry Ford Centennial Library on the first Wednesday of most months. The funds raised from events like the book sale are used to support programming and services offered by the library throughout the year. For more information on these or other FOLD activities, or if you are interested in becoming a member, please call (313) 943-2023. FOLD needs more volunteers to accomplish its mission!
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The libraries are now open for regular hours according to the schedule below. Please note holiday closures.
Henry Ford Centennial Library
16301 Michigan Ave. (313) 943-2330
CHAIR Marcel Pultorak VICE-CHAIR
Bryant and Esper Branch Libraries Monday Wednesday
Jihan Ajami Jawad Ali H. Dagher Ryan Lazar
The library will be closed on the following holidays: Thursday and Friday, November 28-29 for Thanksgiving
David L. Schlaff Sally Smith Antonia Straley Robert Taub
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24-25 for Christmas Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2014 for the New Year www.dearbornlibrary.org
“The Dearborn Public Library fosters the spirit of exploration, the joy of reading, and the pursuit of knowledge for all ages and cultures starting with the very young.” MISSION STATEMENT “The Dearborn Public Library provides a broad range of effective, courteous, quality services and a balanced collection of materials for the educational, informational and recreational needs of the community.”
Library Matters November-December 2013 Layout, writing and editing by Jeff Lelek with staff contributions as credited