ELL Reading Group

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. 

Upcoming sessions

Friday, October 29 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Community Room

Nonfiction Book Group October 2021

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: 

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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.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Below are the titles that the Senior Book Group will be reading in September, October, November, and December of this year.

September

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.

Senior Book Group: October

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.

Libertie : a novel 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.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, October 28 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club

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.

 

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Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Family Storytime

Masked family attending storytime

 

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.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

STEAM Together

 

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. 

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Eclectic Book Group (Lunch and a Book): November

The Eclectic Book Group (Lunch and a Book) will again be meeting in person on Thursday, November 18 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the Friends' Activity Room to discuss Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley.

For those who prefer to meet via Zoom, you may opt to attend this book discussion virtually – it is up to you! The registration process is the same for in person and virtual attendance. Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a Zoom link to join the discussion. 

For those that plan on meeting in person, simply come to the library. We will meet in the Friends' Activity Room.

Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe--many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, November 18 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

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