Adult Events

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

Dogs, Horses and Indian: A History of Blood Quantum with Heather Bruegl

Monday, November 23: 7 – 8:30 pm What is blood quantum? Why do Native Americans have to keep track of it? What does it mean? And why are Natives Americans the only human group that must keep track of Blood Quantum? Blood Quantum has been something that Native Americans have had to keep track of…

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Respect and Renew

Respect and Renew: Renovating a Historic Northville Home with Lisa and Manfred Schon

Monday, November 30: 7 – 9 pm The Schons share their experience of renovating their 99-year-old Northville Craftsman home. Respect for the original architecture, including the interior design and space, while taking care of an older home, has been their goal since they bought the house 5 years ago. Executing the renovation phase-by-phase, they learned…

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Snow Globe

Monthly Adult Craft on Zoom 18+ – DIY Snow Globe

Wednesday, December 2: 1 – 3 pm Register to attend, then pick up your kits from the library and join us live for instruction and assistance. **Glue Gun required – not provided by the library Registration starts on 11/4 for NDL card holders – 11/14 for outside libraries Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 856 6184…

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Introduction to DNA for Genealogy w/Katherine Willson

Thursday, December 3: 7 – 9 pm This presentation introduces the basic principles of genetic inheritance, the types of tests currently being marketed by the big DNA companies, and examines the pros, cons, and ethics of DNA testing. Presentation by local genealogist Katherine Willson. Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 818 9751 0278 Passcode: 384808

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Plymouth Railroads

Plymouth Railroads with authors Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens and Ellen Elliott

Tuesday, December 8: 7 – 8:30 pm Explore the Historical Impact of Plymouth Railroads with authors Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens and Ellen Elliott in this virtual presentation. According to a Detroit Free Press article of March 14, 1872, “The advent of the railroad has completely changed the course of life of the inhabitants of this village,…

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Birding

Birdwatching and Birding with Greg Bodker of Backyard Birds and Beyond

Tuesday, December 15: 7 – 8:30 pm More and more people are enjoying bird feeding while close to home during the Pandemic.  In this virtual program, Greg Bodker’s beautiful photography will help you learn more about birds as he demonstrates the joys of birding you can have both in your backyard and in our area. …

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trivia night

Thursday Trivia Night w/the library on Zoom

Thursday, December 17: 7 – 9 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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Harpist Chanah

Home for the Holidays with Harpist Chanah Ambuter

Tuesday, December 22: 7 – 9 pm Chanah Ambuter first began harp studies at the age of 11. Since then, she has continued to pursue the harp with instruction at The Julliard School: Precollege Division, The University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois, culminating with her Master of Music in Harp Performance and Literature…

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Tiered Tray

Monthly Adult Craft on Zoom 18+ – DIY Tiered Tray

Wednesday, January 6: 1 – 3 pm Register to attend, then pick up your kits from the library and join us live for instruction and assistance. **Glue Gun required – not provided by the library Registration started on 12/2 for NDL card holders – 12/12 for outside  libraries Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 856 6184…

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Do You Have Enough Money to Retire? with Rick Bloom

Tuesday, January 12: 7 – 8:30 pm You feel ready emotionally to retire, but are you ready financially? Rick Bloom will talk through the key metrics to consider to ensure you are prepared to retire and stay retired in this virtual presentation! Please register with Bloom Advisors to receive webinar log in information.

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Space

It Came From Space: Why We Think an Asteroid Killed the Dinosaurs with Jesse Mason

Wednesday, January 13: 7 – 8:30 pm In 1980, a team of scientists discovered something astonishing in Earth’s crust: evidence for a cataclysmic impact that coincided with the extinction of three quarters of Earth’s plant and animal species. In celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Alvarez Impact Theory, join astronomy and physics professor Jesse…

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knitting

Knitting 101 w/Lori Sheffield

Thursday, January 14: 7 – 9 pm As we find ourselves spending more time at home, knitting is a fantastic way to pass the time. In this class, attendees will learn to cast on and knit (and purl, too, if time allows), all from the safety and comfort of your own home. Limited supplies provided…

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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.


Monday, December 14 at 7 pm

We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels
When Elizabeth Balsam is asked to deliver a box of old photos to a relative she didn't know she had, she begins a journey of discovery about her family, including two remarkable women who embodied courage and love in the face of war, racism, and persecution. FICTION

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Meeting ID: 867 3108 4472
Passcode: 231486

 

 


Monday, January 11 at 7 pm

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
In the summer of 1932, four children flee from the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where Native American children who've been forcibly separated from their parents are sent to be educated, and travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey. FICTION

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Meeting ID: 867 3108 4472
Passcode: 231486

 


Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights by Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Monday, February 8 at 7 pm
This legendary African American civil rights attorney recounts her trailblazing life in this inspiring, beautifully told story that shows how one remarkable woman changed history, and how urgent it is to continue her work today.

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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

 


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.

Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson

Tuesday, December 1 at 7 pm
A moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities. FICTION

eBook & Audiobook

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Meeting ID: 850 2705 3748
Passcode: 419238


Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Tuesday, February 2 at 7 pm
The unforgettable story of a young family from Cameroon making a new life in New York during the 2008 financial crisis and the ramifications of the economy on both them and the patriarch’s employer. FICTION

eBook & Audiobook

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Meeting ID: 850 2705 3748
Passcode: 419238

Adult Crafts on Zoom

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


Monthly Adult Craft on Zoom 18+ - DIY Snow Globe

Wednesday, December 2: 1 - 3 pm
Register to attend, then pick up your kits from the library and join us live for instruction and assistance.
**Glue Gun required - not provided by the library
Registration starts on 11/4 for NDL card holders – 11/14 for outside libraries

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 856 6184 4416
Passcode: 068581


Monthly Adult Craft on Zoom 18+ - DIY Tiered Tray

Wednesday, January 6: 1 - 3 pm
Register to attend, then pick up your kits from the library and join us live for instruction and assistance.
**Glue Gun required - not provided by the library
Registration started on 12/2 for NDL card holders - 12/12 for outside  libraries

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 856 6184 4416
Passcode: 068581


Painted Mason Jar VaseMonthly Adult Craft on Zoom 18+ - Painted Mason Jar Vase

Wednesday, February 3: 1 - 3 pm
Register to attend, then pick up your kits from the library and join us live for instruction and assistance.
Registration started on 1/6 for NDL card holders - 1/16 for outside  libraries

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 856 6184 4416
Passcode: 068581

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.