Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friends Bag Sales are the Last Saturday of Every Month at 10am - 1pm - Friends Members can enter early at 9:30am!

Attendees can shop 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.


Friends Member Only Meet & Greet at Flyleaf Bookstore  on October 10, 2023 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us in the Reading Room at the Flyleaf Bookstore to connect with fellow Friends Members while enjoying free snacks.   Bring your current Friends sticker for entry into the Reading Room on the second floor.  Snacks will be available while they last.  Drinks and additional food will be the responsibility of individual members. 

Come check out the newest bookstore in Grosse Pointe and meet some fellow members!

Flyleaf is located in the Hill at 92 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe Farms

PAST EVENTS

Authors to the Pointe Ticket Pre-Sale - August 30th & 31st, 2023

Members of the Friends of the GPPL had the opportunity to buy Authors to the Pointe tickets before the onlines sales started.  A limited number of tickets were available and many Friends members took advantage of this membership benefit. 


Used Book Sale for Teachers - August 23rd and 24th

For just $5, Teachers filled one of our bags with children and young adult books, puzzles and DVDs.  It was a great way to increase their classroom's collections! 

All proceeds went to the library.


Friends Book Sale at Pointes Art Festival on Saturday, August 5, 2023

The Friends sold books and distributed brochures, bookmarks and pens at the Pointes Art Festival in front of the Central Annex on the Hill  We were happy to help people find a new summer read!  

All proceeds went to the library.


Friends Bag Sale - The last Saturday of each month 

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.


2023 Annual Meeting - May 2,  2023  

The Friends of the GPPL held our annual meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd from 7pm - 9pm at the Ford House in GP Shores.

We celebrated 75 years of supporting the Grosse Pointe Public Library.  The event included heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and speakers, including Karen Dybis, Grosse Pointe area reporter and author.

Current membership and RSVP were required.  


Purse & Book Sale - April 29, 2023  

The Friends of the GPPL brought back this popular event on Saturday, April 29th.  Many gently used purses, wallets, bags and totes along with used books were sold to support 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.