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The Biography Section

Susan Paley Susan is an Adult Reference librarian who is the go-to person for our digital collections (OverDrive, Libby, etc.). She also orders for the travel section, audiobooks, and mysteries. She has been learning French for several years and enjoys … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Escape Room

Here are some photos of participants in our Harry Potter Escape Room! They each had 30 minutes to solve the puzzles, and each group is pictured not only with their recorded time, but also some Hogwarts-esque paraphernalia. Thank you to … Continue reading

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Battle of the Books (for 5th Graders)

All Ferndale Upper Elementary (FUEL) 5th graders are encouraged to participate in our 2nd annual Battle of the Books! WHAT:  A 5th grade reading competition of epic proportion! Battle of the Books is a trivia-style reading tournament. All FUEL 5th … Continue reading

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Library of Michigan Announces 2019 Michigan Notable Book Awards  

Hockey, music, and mermaids are some of the themes in the list of Michigan Notable Books for 2019, released by the Library of Michigan. This year’s list of 20 titles are as diverse as the communities throughout the state. The … Continue reading

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WWII POW Camps in Michigan: A History Presentation on Jan 31

As a Professor of History at U-D Mercy, Dr. Gregory Sumner appreciates that “you’ll never stop finding stories to tell” that occurred during the years of World War II. He’s following up his 2015 book on the “Arsenal of Democracy” … Continue reading

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A Year of Reading (The “52” Challenge)

Stephanie Belcher’s Year of Reading At the beginning of 2018 I challenged myself to read 52 books that year. I knew it meant finishing one per week, but I figured that to be adjustable over the course of the year. … Continue reading

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Biography Section

    This week we have Jenny Marr, FADL’s Director. As a director, she wears many hats, so not only will you find her in her office, but helping out at the two Reference desks as well as at Circ, … Continue reading

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