Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

2022 Annual Meeting - Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7:00pm


The Friends of the GPPL is excited to host our 2022 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00pm. Members can reconnect with each other while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, drinks and guest speakers.

Speakers include Cynthia Tennent Sohn, Author and Director at Fair Lane, who believes in the power of storytelling.


The meeting will be held at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House at 1100 Lake Shore in GP Shores. Attendees are invited to enjoy the Visitor Center exhibits and grounds prior to the event. Friends membership and reservations are required. Please RVSP to gpfriends.org@gmail.com by May 6th. Look forward to seeing you there!

PAST EVENTS

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.