August Update


We want to thank not just everyone who supports this library but anyone who utilizes this library’s range of services; we’re happy to see you and serve you every day


Concert Aug 23


There’s a concert coming up on August 23.

Our annual 3-part Summer Concert Series brings top tier local artists and talented touring songwriters (from all around Michigan) into the library for special weeknight performances that music lovers of all ages can enjoy, whether they get up close to the performers in our Community Room or if they are catching the strains of beautiful music streaming into the library’s main floor (or around the stacks) to soundtrack your studying or latest read.

Trois Bouffons will perform a free concert at 6:30 pm on August 23, to close out this year’s series. This eclectic quartet are able to program a multifaceted musical experience. Based in SE Michigan, Trois Bouffons formed in 2007 to preserve the legacy and overall charms of French Canadian traditional music. With this library performance, they’ll blend in elements of Delta blues, New Orleans Jazz, Appalachian folk and traditional fiddle music. Fans of vintage styles will surely love this show.

Interim Director

The Board has appointed Darlene Hellenberg as interim Director, taking over as former Director Jessica Keyser takes a new position at the Grosse Pointe Public Library.

Darlene has served as the Head of Reference for one year and has been with the Library since 2003. She got her Master’s in Library Science from Wayne State in 2012 . She has administered the annual Ferndale Reads citywide bookclub for six years, along with regularly coordinating a diverse blend of monthly programming, from the educational to the entertaining, the literary to the enlightening. She is as wise and reliable as she is friendly and forthright. The Board anticipates a smooth transition. The process to select a permanent replacement will begin in late August.

Youth Book Club Update

Youth Book Clubs will be taking a break throughout the rest of August and resume in September. There will be a new book club announced soon, though, which is exciting news. Follow for updates. Starting in September: Early Elementary Book Clubs (K-2nd grade) will meet on the First Wednesdays, Upper Elementary Book Clubs (2nd-5th grade) will meet on the Second Wednesdays, and Middle Grades Book Club (5th-8th grade) will be on the Third Tuesdays.

You can find updates about ongoing Adult Reading programs at our website:

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