Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Bag Sale - February 25, 2023  from 10am - 1pm

Come to the lower level of the Woods Branch on Saturday February 25th to shop the Friends storage space!  For $5 you will receive a bag that you can fill with books, DVDs, CDs, games, and puzzles. 

 All proceeds go to the library.


Purse & Book Sale - April 29, 2023  from 10am - 3pm

The Friends of the GPPL is excited to bring back this popular event!  On Saturday, April 29th, the Friends will be selling gently used purses, wallets, bags and totes along with used books.    Please plan to join us!  

Please donate your gently used purses, bags, totes, etc. to help support this event.  There are bins at each library branch to collect your items.

 All proceeds go to the library.


PAST EVENTS

Friends Bag Sale - January 14, 2023 

Attendees shopped our large selection of books, puzzles, DVD, CDs and games in the Friends sorting area on the lower level of the Woods Branch.  Just $5 to fill one of our bags. 

All proceeds go to the library.


Bookstore Grand Re-Opening - October 22, 2022


The much anticipated re-opening of the  Friends Bookstore took place on October 22nd.  Many joined us to purchase books and puzzles, enjoy snacks and win prizes.  


The Friends Bookstore is now located on the first floor of the Woods Branch near the entrance.  All materials are $1.00 and are available for purchase whenever the library is open. 

Book Exchange - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 


Many readers and puzzle enthusiasts joined the Friends of the GPPL at the Ewald Branch for our first 2022 Book Exchange.  


The weather was perfect and those that attended enjoyed making connections with fellow readers while restocking their bookshelves with summer reading materials!

2022 Annual Meeting - Tuesday, May 24, 2022 


The Friends of the GPPL hosted our 2022 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 24th at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House.  Members connected with each other while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, drinks and guest speakers. 


Speakers included Mark Heppner, President and CEO of the Ford House and  Cynthia Tennent Sohn, Author and Director at Fair Lane.

Coffee & Donuts with Friends - November 26, 2021


The Friends of the GPPL provided coffee, hot chocolate and donuts on the Central Branch Plaza after the Santa Parade on Friday, November 26th.  Children received a free book and we gave away Friends ceramic mugs.  

Book Exchange - October 6, 2021  


The Friends hosted a second book exchange where attendees were able to pick up some fresh reads or puzzles and chat with fellow readers on a lovely fall evening.

Hosted a Grosse Pointe Pedalers Community Ride - September 1, 2021 


The Grosse Pointe Pedalers is a group of local bicyclers that gather every Wednesday evening to ride throughout Grosse Pointe. On Wednesday, September 1st, the Friends of the GP Library hosted the ride.  

The ride started on the Central Branch Plaza and continued throughout the Grosse Pointe community.  Thank you to the many families and library patrons that joined the ride!


Book Exchange - August 24, 2021 


The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public library hosted an outdoor book exchange on the Central Branch Plaza.  Participants brought bags/boxes of books to exchange.  It was a great opportunity to pick up a book or two while meeting other readers.  



Outdoor Purse Sale - June 5, 2021 


100’s of gently used purses, bags, wallets and more were on sale in the GPPL Woods branch parking lot.  Prices ranged from $2.00 - $30.00.  

All proceeds benefited the Grosse Pointe Public Library.


Outdoor Used Book Sale - May 22, 2021 

The sale was held in the GPPL Woods branch parking lot and included 1000’s of books, DVDs, recorded books, children’s books, etc. for $1.00 each.  

All proceeds benefit the Grosse Pointe Public Library. 

Pop Up Book Sale on October 3, 2020

The Friends sold books and more in the parking lot at the Woods Branch Library at Mack and Vernier in Grosse Pointe Woods. 

Zoomed with Michelle Boggess, local artist & author, on August 26, 2020


The Friends hosted a zoom discussion with local artist and author Michelle Boggess who set the Guinness Book Record for the World's Largest Maze. 


Video chat with Jeopardy Teacher Tournament Winner on July 21, 2020


Ben Henri, a GP North teacher, won the 2020 Jeopardy Teacher Tournament in early June.  Friends' members were able to discuss this accomplishment with Mr. Henri via Zoom.

Friends Attend the GPPL Ground Breaking on June 30, 2020

On June 30, 2020 most of our board members were able to attend the GPPL ground breaking ceremony at the Central Branch. Pictured from left to right are: Martina Burke, Ed Allotta, Pat Nicholl, Richard Larry, Vicki Granger, Tom Peck, Jill Campbell, Donna Abdoo, and Tracy Magee. 

Many wonderful changes are happening at all three branches of the Grosse Pointe Public Library. We, the Friends of the GPPL, are happy and proud to play a part.