Adult Events

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

Container Gardening 101

Wednesday, June 16 at 7 pm via Zoom Don’t have a proper garden at home? Learn how to grow flowers and veggies in containers of all shapes and sizes. Presentation by Deirdre Hope, MSU Extension Master Gardener. Registration Required.

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Thursday Trivia Night w/the library on Zoom

Thursday, June 17 at 7 pm via Zoom (Registration for this event opens Thursday, May 20) 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! Registration Required. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 828 2863 0263 Passcode: 243526

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The Fight for Survival: The Battle of Little Bighorn with Heather Bruegl

Tuesday, June 22 at 7 pm via Zoom When the United States starting moving westward, the lands of the Lakota and other Plains tribes were being taken and their way of life was threatened.  It was at the Battle of Little Bighorn where the Lakota, joined by the Cheyenne, Arapaho and other Plains tribes fought…

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Lonely Hearts Killers with Author Tobin Buhk

Wednesday, June 23 at 7 pm via Zoom February 1949: RCA introduced the first 45rpm record; President Truman began his second term; the first TV soap opera debuted; and the couple who would become infamous as the “Lonely Hearts Killers” arrived in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they committed a crime that would bring an end…

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Meet Libby, by OverDrive

Thursday, June 24 at 11 am (Registration begins June 1) Learn the basics of how to download ebooks, audiobooks and magazines with Libby. Navigate the app, borrow a title and send to your Kindle or read in the Libby app. Current library card and pin number required. Registration Required. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 826 9659 4940…

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Virtual Screening of Award Winning Film “MINARI”

Friday, July 9 from 5 – 9 pm (Registration for this event opens Tuesday, June 1) Friday, July 10 from 11 am – 3 pm (Registration for this event opens Tuesday, June 1) MINARI, a groundbreaking story nominated for six historic Oscar awards including Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture of the Year and…

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Michigan Eats with Authors Gail Offen and Jon Milan

Tuesday, July 13 at 7 pm via Zoom Explore the foods of the Mitten State on this virtual tasty tour led by authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen. It will feature an array of favorites – old and new! Registration Required. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 879 6965 8093 Passcode: 598314

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Thursday Trivia Night w/the library on Zoom

Thursday, July 15 at 7 pm via Zoom 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! Registration Required. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 828 2863 0263 Passcode: 243526

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Marathon Training w/Coach Jessie Gruca

Saturday, Jul 17 at 2 pm via Zoom (Registration for this event opens Tuesday, June 1) If you are a runner looking to begin or reach for longer distance races, come listen to this presentation on how to get started and stay healthy during your training. Sometimes you just need a little motivation and guidance…

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Up North with the Hemingways with Christopher Struble

Monday, July 19 at 7 pm via Zoom This presentation looks at the influence Northern Michigan had on both Ernest Hemingway’s personal life and literature through commentary and rare family photos provided by Christopher Struble, President of The Michigan Hemingway Society. There will be a notable emphasis on the “Nick Adams” collection of short stories. …

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iPad Basics

Thursday, July 22 at 11 am (Registration for this event opens Thursday, July 1) We will learn how to use the iPad’s popular basic settings, and cover updating, organizing, and deleting your apps. Please bring your iPad questions to class and we will try to answer them. iPad and WIFI required. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 815…

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I Love the 2000s Trivia Night

Tuesday, July 27 at 7 pm via Zoom (Registration for this event opens Tuesday, June 1) Cool beans! Grab your trucker hats, low-rise jeans, Heelys, and butterfly clips, because it’s time for 2000s trivia! Think back on your childhood and adolescence fondly and prove you’re “smarter than a 5th grader”…FTW Registration Required.

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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.


Nomadland by Jessica Bruder

Monday, June 14 at 7 pm
American journalist, Bruder, writes about the phenomenon of older Americans who, following the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009, adopted transient lifestyles traveling around the United States in search of seasonal work. Inspired the most recent OSCAR winner for Best Picture. Registration Required.

Libby, by OverDrive

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Meeting ID: 867 3108 4472
Passcode: 231486


Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

Monday, July 12 at 7 pm
A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Akhtar blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Registration Required.

Libby, by OverDrive

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Meeting ID: 867 3108 4472
Passcode: 231486

 


My Wife said you May Want to Marry Me by Jason B. Rosenthal

Monday, August 9 at 7 pm
An inspiring memoir of life, love, loss, and new beginnings by the widower of bestselling children's author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose last act of love before her death was setting the stage for her husband's life without her. Registration Required.

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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

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


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.

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Tuesday, August 3 at 7 pm via Zoom
In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico’s funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico’s little sister.

Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.

The Great Believers has become a critically acclaimed, indelible piece of literature; it was selected as one of New York Times Best 10 Books of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Buzzfeed Book of the Year, a Skimm Reads pick, and a pick for the New York Public Library’s Best Books of the year. Registration Required.

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.