September 2010

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Interviews for the Ferndale Library Board position will be held Monday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. Three applicants will be interviewed at the Library to serve the remainder of resigning Board member Mary Ann Neal’s Trustee position. The Board will appoint an interim successor to hold the position until the next general election. The meeting is open to the public.

off the grid crafts A new series for those who like to make stuff and do stuff without having to buy or plug in a lot of other stuff. Low tech.  Low stress.  Low key.  But lots of fun.

Where: Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile

When: EveryFourth Thursday, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Come for a few minutes or the whole time, to ask advice, offer suggestions or just enjoy the company of those with similar hobbies.  In September we will focus on stuff you can do with yarn, string and thread.

Call 248-660-0335 and leave a message for more details or email:

Mary Ann Neal, Longtime Ferndale Library Trustee, Resigns. Board Seeks Applicants to Fill Term

August 27, 2010

For Immediate Release
For Additional Information Contact:
Ann Warner, President, Ferndale Library Board 248.546.1850 or

Mary Ann Neal, a Ferndale Library Board Trustee for 18 years, has resigned effective October 1, 2010.

She stated that during her service on the board she “saw both the board and the library change and grow. My dream of a newly expanded and renovated library has come to pass and it is time for me to move on to other challenges.”

“To say that Mary Ann put her heart and soul into the board and the library is an understatement,” said Ann Warner, President of the Board. “Her hard work and dedication over these many years were unwavering and her determination to serve until her dream of a new library in Ferndale was realized is admirable. The board, the library, Ferndale residents and library patrons have all benefitted from her many contributions.”

Ms. Neal’s resignation leaves an open seat on the six-member board, which will appoint an interim successor to serve until the next general election. Persons interested in being appointed to fill the seat should send a resume or letter outlining their qualifications and stating why they wish to serve on the board. Letters should be addressed to the Ferndale Library Board and may be sent via e-mail to or may be mailed to or dropped off at the library at 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, Michigan 48220. Applicants must be Ferndale residents. The deadline for applying is Monday, September 20, 2010. Applicants will be interviewed at a Special Meeting of the board to which they will be invited via an e-mail or letter from the board.

It’s no longer hard to justify science fiction as “serious” literature, since it seems like everybody’s doing it these days–Michael Chabon, Philip Roth, Kazuo Ishiguro, Margaret Atwood–but the best justification is that it is fun to read.

So join us on Wednesday, October 13th for our first Ferndale Science Fiction Book Club meeting.  We begin with a classic alternate history story: Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle (which takes the standard Nazis on Mars nightmare and enriches it with a subtle considerations about the meaning of truth, history and authenticity.

The Man in the High CastleCopies are available throughout the TLN library system but if you cannot obtain a copy please contact Kevin Deegan-Krause at the address below.

Here’s a chance to support both your library and local music – First Stop Fridays at the Ferndale Public Library –
Reblogged from the 780s:

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It’s finally happening. First Stop Friday at the Ferndale Public Library. September 3rd will be our first one! Come out and show Pewter Cub and Forget and the Library some love. It’s free and it’s happening at 6:30 PM. Get a jump on your weekend!

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Pewter Club

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