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The 2019 book selection is Beautiful Music by Detroit-based author Michael Zadoorian.  Set in early 1970s Detroit, a racially divided city still reeling from its violent riot of 1967, Beautiful Music is the story of one young man’s transformation through music. Danny Yzemski is a husky, pop radio–loving loner balancing a dysfunctional home life with the sudden harsh realities of freshman year at a high school marked by racial turbulence.


TV Land DetroitMeet Author Gordon Castelnero
Wednesday, October 23 at 7 pm

Meet author of TV Land Detroit Gordon Castelnero for a rediscovery of the colorful and quirky local TV programs that captured the creative spirit of Detroit in the 1960s. From the era of Soupy Sales, Milky the Clown, and Lou Gordon, many of the best-remembered shows will be discussed through intimate portraits of their legacies, both on and off the air. Register.


Between the Lines Book Discussion: Beautiful Music by Michael Zadoorian
Monday, November 11 at 7 pm

Author Michael Zadoorian will speak at at the Novi Public Library on Wednesday, November 13 at 7 pm.  Reserve your spot at novilibrary.org, or by calling 248-349-0720.


Learn more
about the schedule of book discussions and related events at each of the six participating libraries.  Everyone is welcome to attend programs at all NLA libraries; registration is required for most events. Community Reads 2019 brochure.

community reads logoThe Neighborhood Library Association (NLA) is a group of six area libraries in a collaborative partnership. Our goal is to bring members of our communities together to read and discuss the same book in an annual Community Reads. These six libraries also encourage community members to come together for events and programs related to that year’s book. The six libraries composing the NLA are: Lyon Township Public Library, Northville District Library, Novi Public Library, Salem-South Lyon District Library, Walled Lake City Library, and Wixom Public Library.

Visit the Neighborhood Library Association’s Community Reads website for more information.