Adult Events

Due to current restrictions, all events are online. Please visit our calendar to see upcoming virtual events.

Ladies of the Lights w/Dianna Stampfler

Tuesday, March 9 at 7 pm They were women before their time, taking on the romantic, yet dangerous and physically demanding job of tending to the beacons that protected the shoreline. In all, some 40 women have been identified who excelled in this profession over the years — dating back as early as the 1840s…

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The 15 Millionth Ford

Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm On May 26, 1927, Ford Motor Company built its fifteen millionth Model-T. This special car represented the end of the Model T’s remarkable 19-year production run. In this live virtual Zoom event, Matt Anderson of the Henry Ford Museum explores the ceremony surrounding the car’s build, its use as…

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She’s Gone Missing: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women with Heather Bruegl

Monday, March 15 at 7 pm There is an epidemic that no one is talking about outside of Indian Country. Within our community, we are dealing with an epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. With numbers so high that they are unreported, how do we deal with it all? Why aren’t there concrete statistics?…

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Thursday Trivia Night w/the library on Zoom

Thursday, March 18 at 7 pm Keep your mind fresh and test your general knowledge at our monthly trivia night on Zoom. Compete for the prestige of being Northville’s “smartest” library patron! Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 828 2863 0263 Passcode: 243526

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog Documentary

March 19 – March 26 Adapted from the acclaimed novel, Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn, the story follows a white author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95-year-old Lakota elder and his side-kick. Please register to receive streaming access to this…

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Michigan Avenue: US 12 with Authors Jon MIlan and Gail Offen

Tuesday, March 23 at 7 pm With origins dating back to the end of the last Ice Age, the road known as Michigan Avenue was most familiar to early settlers as the Old Sauk Trail. While it stretches from the Straits of Detroit clear across the continent — Jon Milan and Gail Offen take us on a…

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City of Champions: A History of Triumph and Defeat in Detroit

Monday, March 29 at 7 pm Authors Stefan Szymanski & Silke-Maria Weineck will join us on Zoom to discuss their book, which shows how the fate of the teams in Detroit’s stadiums, gyms, and fields is echoed in the rise and fall of the car industry, political upheavals ushered in by the depression, World War…

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Coney Detroit with Author Joe Grimm

Tuesday, March 30 at 7 pm See how Detroit and Michigan became the capital of a Coney Nation in this illustrated program. “Coney Detroit” co-author Joe Grimm will explain what a real Detroit-style coney dog is, why it is so popular in the Mitten State (shaped that way to better hold a coney), and coney-dining…

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Purple Gang with Historian Joe Oldenburg

Monday, April 5 at 7 pm Historian Joe Oldenburg presents on the Purple Gang, Detroit’s Own Prohibition Era Criminal Gang . It was an all-Jewish gang that ruled Detroit’s illegal booze market for less than a decade during Prohibition. It was led by the four Bernstein brothers and was said to have made tens of…

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Financial Preparedness for Unexpected Events w/Josh Bitel

Wednesday, April 14 at 7 pm Unexpected events, such as a global pandemic or other surprise emergencies, can take a toll on finances. Learn how to better prepare you and your family for future unexpected events with Josh Bitel from the Center for Financial Planning.

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Thursday Trivia Night w/the library on Zoom

Thursday, April 15 at 7 pm Keep your mind fresh and test your general knowledge at our monthly trivia night on Zoom. Compete for the prestige of being Northville’s “smartest” library patron! Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 828 2863 0263 Passcode: 243526

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Still Missing: Michigan’s Mysterious Disappearances with Author Ross Richardson

Wednesday, April 21 at 7 pm Join shipwreck hunter and author Ross Richardson in exploring the depths of Northern Lake Michigan while looking for lost ships and missing aircraft.  Dive down to Lake Michigan’s newest shipwreck discovery and meander through the histories and mysteries of the Manitou Passage, the most dangerous place in Lake Michigan. Ross Richardson…

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Between the Lines Book Discussion

Due to current restrictions, in-person events have been suspended.
Please visit our calendar to see the online events we offer.

All are welcome to join our lively, informal book discussions held on the second Monday of each month at 7 pm. Fiction and non-fiction titles are chosen based on professional reviews, awards lists, and recommendations from the group members. No registration needed, just drop in.


In the Country of Women by Susan Straight

Monday, March 8 at 7 pm
This memoir reflects the hardship and resilience of women pushing onward-- from post-Civil Rights Tennessee, Jim Crow Mississippi, Switzerland, Canada the Colorado Rockies, to California. NON-FICTION

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Meeting ID: 867 3108 4472
Passcode: 231486

 

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Monday, April 12 at 7 pm
Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower, enjoys his rootless, solitary existence giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world until he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. FICTION

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The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que’ Mai FICTION

Monday, May 10 at 7 pm
Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. 

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Meeting ID: 867 3108 4472
Passcode: 231486

NextGen and Books & Brews Book Discussion

Due to current restrictions, in-person events have been suspended.
Please visit our calendar to see the online events we offer.

nextGen for those of us in our 20s & 30s

trivia nightThursday Trivia Night w/the library on Zoom

March 18 at 7 pm (Registration for this event opens Thursday, February 18)
April 15 at 7 pm (Registration for this event opens Thursday, March 18)
May 20 at 7 pm (Registration for this event opens Thursday, April 15)
Keep your mind fresh and test your general knowledge at our monthly trivia night on Zoom. Compete for the prestige of being Northville’s “smartest” library patron!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 828 2863 0263
Passcode: 243526


Monthly Adult Craft Tutorial on Demand

DIY Rope Throw Basket - Released on Vimeo March 3 
DIY Hexagon Popsicle Stick Shelf - Released on Vimeo April 7 
DIY String Art - Released on Vimeo May 5

Sustainable Minimalism w/Stephanie Seferian

Tuesday, April 27 at 7 pm
Although minimalism has experienced a rebirth in recent years, the "less is more" movement has been around for centuries. Yet today's minimalist influencers have resurrected minimalism with a decidedly consumerist spin, as modern minimalism is nearly synonymous with decluttering. While there's a lot of chatter about tidying, it's radio silence and crickets when it comes to sustainability. The result? Aspiring minimalists find themselves on an endless hamster wheel of buying, decluttering, buying more, and purging again. Sustainable minimalism is the solution overworked people are seeking but can’t seem to find in any store. Learn how to gain greater mental clarity and increase your free time with fewer possessions. Learn environmentally friendly ways of decluttering and organizing and how to operate a zero-waste home.

Presenter Stephanie Seferian, is a stay-at-home/podcast-from-home mom and author of the book Sustainable Minimalism and the podcast “Sustainable Minimalists”. Her website is mamaminimalist.com.


knittingKnitting 101 w/Lori Sheffield

Thursday, May 6 at 7 pm (Registration for this event opens Monday, April 5)
As we find ourselves spending more time at home, knitting is a fantastic way to pass the time. This class for beginners will include how to cast on with long-tail thumb method and English-style knit stitch (and purl, too, if time allows).

Lori Sheffield is the owner of the yarn shop Skeins on Main Yarn Co. in Rochester, MI.

Suggested materials needed for this class are worsted-weight yarn and US #8 circular knitting needles. Visit your local yarn/crafting store to find class materials.


Until further notice, book discussions will be held virtually on Zoom
For those 21+...this is not your parents’ book club. Kick back, relax and chat about books while enjoying your favorite beverage (BYOB...buy your own beverage). Meets every other month at The Wagon Wheel on Main St.
 

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo  FICTION

Tuesday, April 6 at 7 pm
A fierce international bestseller that launched South Korea’s new feminist movement, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 follows one woman’s psychic deterioration in the face of rigid misogyny. Registration is required.

Adult Crafts on Demand

Due to current restrictions, all events are online. Please visit our calendar to see upcoming virtual events.


Monthly Adult Craft Tutorial on Demand - DIY Rope Throw Basket

Wednesday, March 3
POSTPONED until Thursday, March 4
Head to the library's Vimeo page to watch this month's adult craft tutorial.
Materials Needed (not provided by the library):

  • Round laundry basket - can be found at the Dollar Store
  • 1 jar of Acrylic Paint (preferably one specified for furniture or décor) 
  • About 50 feet of ½” Jute rope
  • 1 yard felt, fleece or muslin
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Utility knife
  • Paint brush

Monthly Adult Craft Tutorial on Demand - DIY Hexagon Popsicle Stick Shelf

Wednesday, April 7
Head to the library's Vimeo page to watch this month's adult craft tutorial.
Materials Needed (not provided by the library):

  • popsicle sticks (about 100)
  • tacky glue (most other glue would probably work too)
  • Wood Stain - any shade you choose
  • paintbrush
  • picture hanger (totally optional)
  • Hexagon Shelf Template

Monthly Adult Craft Tutorial on Demand - DIY String Art

Wednesday, May 5
Head to the library's Vimeo page to watch this month's adult craft tutorial.
Materials Needed (not provided by the library):

  • Paper to draw/print out string art template
  • Wood slab (mine is 8 x 10 in)
  • Mini nails, gold
  • Hammer
  • Embroidery thread (ombre colors or any desired color scheme)
  • Scissors
Foreign Films

Our foreign film screenings on Zoom have been postponed until further notice. In the meantime, check out our staff recommendations on our foreign films page that you can access via Kanopy. Connect to Kanopy here. All films are reviewed by a librarian and are intended mainly for an adult audience.

Join us one Monday night each month at 6:30pm to enjoy a well-reviewed film in a foreign language with English subtitles. No registration needed. Just drop in. All films are reviewed by a librarian and are intended mainly for an adult audience.

ESL

Due to current restrictions, all events are online. Please visit our calendar to see upcoming virtual events.

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ESL (English as a Second Language) Conversation Group
Questions: Call 248.349.3020 ext. 220 or email: vdixon@northvillelibrary.org

ESL Conversation Group - online meeting

Tuesdays 10:30 - 12 pm
Join us online for these informal sessions to help improve your English conversation skills.

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Meeting ID: 873 4814 0872
Password: ndlesl

NDL Writers Group

All sessions Suspended until further notice.

Image of a manual typewriterWe meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Friends Community Room. Must be 18+ to attend.  Just drop in!

Are you a writer looking to network with other writers, share stories and lessons learned? Whether your passion is fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or memoir–come share writing techniques and get supportive feedback.