Call for Entries

We’re sending out a call for stories, poems, or essays regarding nature with an emphasis on trees and plants. The call is open to everyone, and the deadline is November 30, 2019. Submissions will be compiled and published as a book. Copies will then be added to the library collection for checkout. We will also sell copies as a fundraiser for future Big Reads in Dearborn. To differentiate this book from Call of the Wild Dearborn (our first community anthology), we are not looking for entries on animals or wildlife.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Do you have a favorite tree from your childhood?
  • A poem about trees/plants? How about a haiku?
  • A flower you want to write about?
  • A true story or a fictional narrative involving trees or plants?
  • What do trees mean to you?

Can’t come up with something regarding trees or plants? How about writing about gardening or your favorite nature trail? How about focusing on nature in a more general sense? Or how about something science related? Hope Jahren is a geobiologist who mainly studies plants, trees, and soil. Remember: the world is your lab. Or how about something on friendship? Jahren portrays a close friendship she has with Bill, her lab partner.

Click here to submit your work. We prefer you to fill out this online entry form and email your work as an attachment to

However, if you do not have access to a computer, you may mail your submission, along with a filled-out participation form, to:
Dearborn Public Library
22100 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Attn: Big Read

If you have questions, please contact the library at (313) 943-2330 or The library is looking forward to reading your submissions!

Young Authors’ Festival

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Mark your calendars! Everyone is invited to attend the 7th Annual Young Authors’ Festival
on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Mardigian Library.

YAF is a FREE half-day festival for children in grades 3-5, their parents and teachers. Children attend fun breakout sessions to develop their writing and reading skills, while adults learn tips for supporting their children’s literacy development.

Jean Alicia Elster, Michigan author of Michigan Notable Book The Colored Car, is the special guest speaker for 2019. A selection of books by Ms. Elster will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event. You may also bring your own copies for signing.

The festival is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. Online registration will open and can be
found at:

Link to flier:

A message from Stout Middle School

Attention Geer Park parents who also have students at Stout Middle School: Stout will be holding its first Parent Education Meeting on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 9:30am to 10:30am. Stout is providing transportation to and from the meeting via district bus. A bus will be available for parents in front of Geer Park Elementary at approximately 9:20am to take you to Stout. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday at 9:30am!

انتباه أولياء أمور جير بارك الذين لديهم أيضًا طلاب في مدرسة ستوت المتوسطة: ستعقد مدرسة ستوت المتوسطة أول اجتماع لتعليم الوالدين يوم الخميس ، 24 أكتوبر ، 2019 من الساعة 9:30 صباحًا إلى 10:30 صباحًا. يوفر مدرسة ستوت المتوسطة النقل من وإلى الاجتماع عبر حافلة المنطقة. ستتوفر حافلة للآباء أمام جير بارك في حوالي الساعة 9:20 صباحًا تأخذك إلى مدرسة ستوت المتوسطة . نتطلع إلى رؤيتك يوم الخميس الساعة 9:30 صباحًا!

Information for Kid’s Club

Having a Kid’s Club program at Geer Park was discussed at the last PTA meeting last Friday.

We would need between 17-20 families to sign up to start the program.

If you are interested, please contact the main office. 313- 827-2300

Thank you

تمت مناقشة وجود برنامج نادي للأطفال في جير بارك في اجتماع PTA الأخير يوم الجمعة الماضي.

سنحتاج إلى ما بين 17-20 أسرة للتسجيل لبدء البرنامج.

إذا كنت مهتمًا ، فيرجى الاتصال بالمكتب الرئيسي.2300-827-313



Staff members painted pumpkins in many creative ways. Students can purchase tickets for .25 cents to try and win the pumpkin of their choice. Tickets are on sale through October 30. Below is a picture of the pumpkins that will be raffled. All money raised will be given to a charity to be named soon.

 قام الموظفون برسم القرع بعدة طرق إبداعية. يمكن للطلاب شراء تذاكر بقيمة 0.25 سنتًا   لمحاولة الفوز باليقطين الذي يختارونه. التذاكر معروضة للبيع حتى 30 أكتوبر. فيما يلي صورة للقرع الذي سيتم سحبه. سيتم منح جميع الأموال التي يتم جمعها لجمعية خيرية سيتم تسميتها قريبًا.

October 21-25

Monday, October 21: Bingo for Books, 4:00-5:00 Students must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Wednesday, October 23: Picture Day If paying in cash exact change is required.

Our PTA is accepting donations of bags of candy for our annual Halloween Parade.

Bond Information

BRICS BOND:  Stands for Buildings, Renovations, Infrastructure, Capacity, and Safety. These are the main focus areas identified by the Citizens Task Force as the most critical needs in the District.  This proposal will not increase the current school millage (tax) rate.  The district has 34 buildings and 3.2 million square feet of space to maintain that is twice as big as Ford Field Stadium and five times more space than the Henry Ford Museum.  Vote November 5th.  Click here for more information.

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