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Anime Club Meets July 23

We had a great time listening to the vibrant storytelling artistry of Eiji Hamaoka (aka Maruku Kabutoya)–pictured above^ This special performance during our bi-monthly teen Anime Club was made possible by the Japan Society of Detroit Women’s Club. The JSD Women’s … Continue reading

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Library Bill of Rights

Believe it or not, there have been instances of public libraries having their materials challenged or even brazenly hidden away from visibility by anonymous visitors with evident disagreements toward content, or otherwise, of specific titles. The Library Bill of Rights‘ calls … Continue reading

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Anime Club Storytelling Performance

Our teen Anime Club is an exploration and celebration of various artforms and storytelling styles of Japan, as well as Japanese culture. This Monday, we have a special event….  Storyteller Eiji Hamaoka (aka Maruku Kabutoya) came to Southeast Michigan nine … Continue reading

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Kids Summer Reading & New Interactive StoryWalk

Librarian Jordan Wright takes over as Ferndale’s new Head of Youth Services just in time for the Summer Reading kickoff and Ice Cream Social on June 23.  Over the years, “Mr. Jordan” has coordinated several engaging programs for kids and … Continue reading

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Anime Club

Anime Clubs are a great way for the Ferndale Library’s Youth Services Librarians to facilitate a fun, laid-back, and culturally-enlightening program for teens inside an inclusive and welcoming environment. Teens can be among the toughest of age demographics for libraries … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock

The Ferndale Library has a two-step lifehack for stimulating your brain, expanding vocabulary, improving memory, reducing stress, increasing empathy and helping you relax, focus, learn, laugh and love. 1.) Pick up a book. 2.) Begin reading… Rock ‘n’ Roll, just … Continue reading

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State Rep Wittenberg’s Community Conversations

On the importance of public libraries to the communities of the 27th District and emphasizing careful, coherent, and civil communication in the age of social media. Public Libraries are evolving, as you might have heard… But all libraries, even ours, … Continue reading

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