Thursday, August 4, 2016

Family Story time Fall 2016

Family Story time Fall 2016
Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:15

Enjoy stories songs, finger plays, movement and an easy craft at our Fall story time.  REGISTRATION BEGINS Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in person, at the Children’s reference desk, or by phone (734) 721-7832.

September 14                 Apples
September 21                 Bears
September 28                 Bugs                     
        October       5                  Clothes
        October      12                 Hats
        October      19                 Fall
        October      26                 Halloween
        November    2                 Monkeys
        November    9                 Pumpkins, Thanksgiving

Fall Craft

Week of November 15th
Come in the Week of November 15th and enjoy a simple craft you can take home and use during the holidays.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Attention Anime Fans!!!!

The Wayne Public Library will be having its first ever FREE ANIME SCREENING on July 27th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  We’ll be showing some of the latest and greatest via Crunchyroll.  
This screening will include the first episodes of…

During the spring of her second year of high school, Naho receives a letter. Its sender is herself from ten years in the future. Naho thinks it's a prank at first, but when the things written in the letter start to come true one by one, she realizes that the letter is telling her events that will happen in her future. It tells her that she'll fall in love with Kakeru, a new student who transfers to her school, and that he'll die in the winter of his 17th year. After learning the regrets and wishes of the 26-year-old Naho following Kakeru's death, what can the 16-year-old Naho do differently?

Fairy Tail
The story follows a teenage girl named Lucy Heartfilla who is determined to join the notorious magical Fairy Tail Guild. During a daring rescue, she encounters Natsu who is part of the guild and eventually offers her a place. They become teammates performing various missions for the Fairy Tail Guild. Be prepared for an action-packed adventure!

Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to share his troubles he hits rock bottom a strange man named Ryo Yoake appears. Yoake invites Kaizaki to join a societal rehabilitation program for NEETs called ReLife. This program uses a mysterious drug to make him look younger, and sends him back to high school for a year…

Mob Psycho 100
Kageyama Shigeo, a.k.a. "Mob," is a boy who has trouble expressing himself, but who happens to be a powerful esper. Mob is determined to live a normal life and keeps his ESP suppressed, but when his emotions surge to a level of 100%, something terrible happens to him! As he's surrounded by false espers, evil spirits, and mysterious organizations, what will Mob think? What choices will he make? The anime based on the original story by ONE, the idol of the webcomic world and creator of One-Punch Man, is coming your way with animation by leading animation studio Bones!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Carola Fisher wishes to remind our patrons about our
 Small Business Resource Center.

The Library has made very many resources readily available.  However, for those who are not the entrepreneurial type we shelve such sources as:
     USA Today’s Running a side business: how to create a second income.
    (SB 658.421 STI)
     Put more cash in your pocket: turning what you know into dough. (Loral  Langemeier, a regular financial expert on Dr. Phil, SB 658.11 LAN)
     The complete idiot’s guide to selling your crafts on ETSY.
 (Marcy Layton  Turner, a seasoned ETSY seller and shop owner.
 SB 745.506 TUR)
     The official eBAY bible.   (Jim Griffith, Dean of eBAY education.
 SB 658.87  GRI) 

For those who ARE the entrepreneurial type, and who have always wanted to start a business and be their own boss:

    The economy of YOU: discover your inner entrepreneur and recession-    
    proof your life. (Kimberly Palmer, Senior Money Editor at U.S. News and &  
    World Report. SB 658.11 PAL)
    The small business bible: everything you need to know to succeed in your    
    small business. (Steven D. Strauss, USA Today small business columnist.
     SB 658.022 STR)

In addition there are links to such invaluable websites as:
   “Business owner’s toolkit: guides, tools and templates for small business.”
    And links to powerful business resources like the State of Michigan’s
     Michigan Business One Stop
     or the Michigan Small Business Economic Development Centers at Schoolcraft College and Eastern Michigan University.

Notices of upcoming workshops and seminars are available, and brochures for the Centers as well as our own.  The excellent booklet Guide to starting and operating a small business.   from The Michigan Economic Development Corporation  can be picked up without charge.

Become a stay-at-home mom with a home-based business, or start a retirement business. Your future is yours!  Check it out!  You really can take charge of your financial security and even prosperity.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2016 Youth Summer Reading Program! On your mark, get set, READ!

We are SO excited about this year’s Summer Reading Program at The Wayne Public Library!  Register at the Youth Reference Desk beginning Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  Readers and Read-to-Me’s will keep a record of their reading time on the Reading Log provided in the bag you receive when you register.  One prize will be awarded for each 10 hours read,  two prizes for 20 hours, and three prizes for 30 hours.  A grand prize entry will be added for each 10 hours. You can win extra prizes by completing one of the activity sheets available to all ages.  Solve a puzzle, color a picture, make a craft, and other fun and win a prize! There will be an activity for each week, so stop by often and do them all!  Only one extra prize per week per child for activities.  All hours must be recorded by 4:45 p.m. Friday, July 29.  Grand prize drawing will be announced August 3.

As you complete your hours of reading, come to the library and we will pull your registration and record your log entries.  Your reading may be any book that you can get.  You can read anywhere you like, but we love to see you checking out library books.

On Winning Wednesdays from June 21-July 26 at 2:00 p.m. there will be a Family Storytime for everyone. Below is a list of Special Programs all taking place at 2:00 p.m.  in our Community Room for Summer Reading Participants.


 Tuesday, June 21: Healthy Me with Lynn Hartwig  
 Tuesday, June 28: Magic with Jeff  Wawrzaszek
 Friday, July 15: Flying Aces Pro Frisbee Team for ALL AGES—Registration required
 Tuesday, July 19: Summer Olympics—Library Style for ALL AGES—Registration Required
 Tuesday, July 26: Shake, Rattle, and Roll an Interactive Concert—for ALL AGES

To register, please call 734-721-7832 or visit the Youth Reference Desk.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December-January 2015 Blog Post Roundup NOW AVAILABLE on Youth computers!

Potato Chip Manufacturing in Southeast Michigan

Family Story Times, Winter 2016

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN – A Very Special Holiday Event at the Wayne Public Library! 

Valentine’s Day Cards Kids Craft

Wayne Public Library’s Annual Mini Golf!

New Career Building Resource

The Fascinating Growth of Technology

The Fascinating Growth of Technology by Adrianne M. Schinkai

I recently returned to my position at the Wayne Public Library after a three week hiatus. I ended up in the hospital for an emergency gallbladder removal. Throughout my recovery (as I couldn’t do much else), I observed many different types of technology in our world today at work and I honestly marveled at how far we have come in such a short amount of time. Not only has technology caught up with us, but in some ways it is surpassing us and developing at an insanely rapid pace to a point that some of the world’s population cannot keep up.

Here’s a perfect example. A hundred years ago, if a doctor told a patient, “I am going to put you to sleep and remove an organ from your body that I believe is useless,” the patient would have ran for the hills. This wasn’t the case with me nearly a month ago. I was told that my gallbladder was full of stones, which was causing tremendous pain, and by removing this infected organ, I would be able to recover with a better standard of health. While I did have the jitters as the doctors were preparing to put me under for the procedure, I was confident that all would go well and I would wake up with a better bill of health. Three weeks later, this has been the case. I am back to work, healed, and pain free.

From diagnosing my gallbladder, to performing the surgery, to the instruments used during the surgery, to the medications used during recovery, all of this has developed more in the last hundred years than ever before. And this is just in the field of medicine.

What about some of the gadgets we use on a daily basis? A hundred years ago, computers didn’t even exist. When they were first invented, they took up the space of an entire building. Now we carry them in our pocket on a daily basis in the form of a cell phone. There is more developed technology on a typical smartphone today than what was available to the astronauts of the Apollo missions. More technology exists in our hands than the Voyager 1 satellite, which now floats in interstellar space.

We now have machines in our homes that clean and dry our dishes and clothes for us. We can view events from the other side of the globe live on our television screens, even though we are thousands upon thousands of miles away. Paper messaging is nearly obsolete as messages, texts, and literature are sent and viewed via email and tablet reading devices. We have even broken the barrier of sound.

And yet, there are few of us that are astounded by these facts! Am I getting old as I’m fascinated by what I see develop around me while my daughter wonders what the big deal is? Perhaps. But the fact remains that there are still a number of us who do not realize what this means.

What does it mean exactly? It means that we, as a people, have a responsibility to be vigilant with that technology and use it properly. For those who don’t know how to, there are ways to learn at little to no cost to the user. Books are written every few months about programs and applications and how to get the most out of them. Classes and programs are available at local libraries for patrons to bone up on their skills with using computers and the internet. There are even simple tutorials online showing viewers how to take care of certain tasks, from beginners crochet to repairing household fixtures.

In short, we have come to a point where technology even teaches you how to use technology in today’s world. And to have done so in such a short span of time is an amazing thing!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Potato Chip Manufacturing in Southeast Michigan

Author and well-known expert on Southeast Michigan history Karen Dybis discusses how Detroit went from a snack capitol with over forty producers of salty treats including New Era, Everkrisp and Vita-Boy to a city with a single renowned producer, Better Made. Learn how Better Made came to be, and how competition drove the history of this Detroit icon. Program begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, December 9th.

To register for this free program, please call the Adult Reference Desk:  734-721-7832, ex. 630.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Wayne Public Library & the Wayne Historical Society.