Advanced English Language Learners read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. ELL Book Club meets every-other Friday at 11:30 PM. Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information.
Beginning or Intermediate English Language Learners are invited to read together and discuss short articles, etc., in English with a tutor. Meets every Friday in-person at 11:30 AM. Please refer to the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information.
Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers. Meets every Friday in-person that the library is open. Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information.
The Nonfiction Book Group will be meeting in person on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the Friend's Activity Room. For those who prefer meeting via Zoom, you can still opt to attend this meeting virtually - it is up to you! The registration process is the same for in person and virtual attendance. We will be discussing:
Bestselling author and Podcast host Malcolm Gladwell offers a powerful examination of interactions with strangers, and why it often goes wrong. How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach something about the way people relate to each other that isn't true? A challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news, Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland, throwing the understanding of these and other stories into doubt.
The Senior Book Group will again be meeting in person on Thursday, October 28 from 2:00pm-3:00pm in the Friends' Activity Room to discuss Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge.
Coming of age as a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her mother, a physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie will go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie feels stifled by her mother's choices and is constantly reminded that, unlike her mother, Libertie has skin that is too dark. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it--for herself and for generations to come.
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED ONLINE TO ZOOM
Roll up some fun with our Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club! This monthly program is for ages 10 -17. Have fun acting out your character while building problem-solving and mathematic skills on Zoom. Before the program, players will pick up everything they need to play in a Grab & Go kit, usually 1 week before the program. On the day of the program, players will meet online on Zoom and use Roll20 to play their adventure!
- Registration is required and opens up on September 23rd for the October session.
- Players are currently at level 1. Please have your own character sheet or one will be provided for you in the Grab & Go kit.
- Zoom and a Roll20 account will be required to play. Instructions will be emailed on how to use Roll20 to registrants.
We are very glad to continue offering Family Storytime to our patrons, but due to changing circumstances, please read the following information thoroughly so you can choose the best option for your family.
Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5.
Together with a Youth Librarian, build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.
With consideration for the ongoing pandemic, and in response to patron feedback, please take special note of the following:
- Registration is required for all storytimes.
- One child from each family should register: put the total number of people in your family in the note field.
- Each registration is for the entire 6-week session. Space is limited, so please only register for one 6-week session.
- To minimize disruptions, patrons who arrive more than five minutes late will not be able to enter the program.
- In the event of a storytime cancellation due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, all registered participants will be emailed. If possible, a Zoom link may be included for a live virtual storytime.
Please choose your session carefully when you register:
- Monday morning and Tuesday evening storytimes will be indoors and masks will be REQUIRED for all patrons over the age of 2 (see sessions below). Presenting Librarians will be masked.
- Wednesday and Thursday morning storytimes will be indoors and masks are RECOMMENDED for all patrons over the age of 2 (see sessions below). Fully vaccinated presenting librarians may choose not to wear a mask.
- Thursday evening and Saturday morning storytimes will be outdoors and masks are not required (see sessions below).
- All masking requirements are subject to change without notice.
If you have further questions about storytime, registration, or other library programming, please call the library at 734-397-0999.
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STEAM Together is a multigenerational program for kids ages 6-7 and a caregiver. During this hands-on experience, we will explore a science, technology, engineering, art, or math concept and then build, create, or experiment with some aspect of that concept. STEAM Together offers a fun and educational opportunity for one-on-one time with the child in your life.