212 West Cady St, Northville, MI 48167
Mon-Thur 10am - 9pm, Fri-Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 1 - 5pm

Upcoming Adult Programs

All programs require advance registration. Register online here, call 248-349-3020 or stop at the Information Desk on the main level to register.
NOTE: When you register online, you will receive an email asking you if you wish to receive the email to confirm your registration. You must respond to the request email within 24 hours. This must be done only ONCE. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friends of the Library: 12th Night Singers

Tuesday, December 10 > 7 pm
Every year this outstanding a capella singing group draws a loyal following of
people who feel that it would not be the Christmas season without hearing and seeing them. For not only do they sing familiar carols and seldom-heard  seasonal songs, they wear fabulous Renaissance costumes. All ages welcome!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and will be held at the Northville Community Center. Registration required.

Make “Michigan Mitten” Ornaments and Magnets

Tuesday, December 17 > 7 pm
Join us for this evening of crafting making ornaments and magnets using wood cutouts of our home, the Lower Peninsula. All materials provided with wood donated by local business, “Colors of the Wood”. Ages 16 and up.

NDL Writers Group

Wednesday, December 18 > 7 – 8:45 pm
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.  We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Friends Community Room. Must be 18+ to attend.  Just drop in! 

Through the Eyes of Rose with John Kozak

Monday, December 30 > 7 pm
Join us as author John Kozak recounts the story of his mother Rose Kozak and their struggle to escape Communist rule in Czechoslovakia.

Through the Eyes of Rose details the story of Rose Kozak and how she successfully defied the Czechoslovakian Communists in October 1949 and escaped with her children through the wilderness of the Bohemian Forest to the freedom of West Germany. John Kozak was just seven when he escaped with his mother and older sister from oppressive Communist rule, presents his emotional retelling of his mother’s struggle. During her journey to seek a better life, Rose is betrayed by a money-hungry guide, hunted by tracking dogs, and nearly captured by a Soviet patrol. One woman’s courage and dogged determination to seek freedom for her family proves that a mother’s love will always persevere over evil.

Vaping: Its Effect on Your Lungs with Dr. Doug Arenberg

Tuesday, January 7 > 7 pm
Dr. Doug Arenberg of Northville’s University of Michigan Health Center will present on how vaping affects the lungs.

Coloring for Grownups

Wednesday, January 8 > 1 – 3 pm
Studies show coloring can calm the mind and promote relaxation and wellness. We’ll supply the coloring pages designed just for adults, the colored pencils, markers and crayons. Friends Community Room. Register.

Life Skills 101
– Organize Your Life

Thursday, January 9 > 7 pm
Are you constantly misplacing items? Has paper taken over your home? Can you find a matching outfit? Professional organizer, Betty Huotari will tell you how to get and stay organized and help you make decisions with your clutter. The “Life Skills 101” Series continues every other month so look out for more informative sessions to enhance your lifestyle.

NDL Writers Group

Wednesday, January 22 > 7 – 8:45 pm
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.  We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Friends Community Room. Must be 18+ to attend.  Just drop in! 

The Luft Gangster film screening and Q & A with director Mike Rott

Saturday, January 25 > 2 – 5 pm
Watch the award-winning documentary that tells the story of Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, a metro Detroit resident. The Tuskegee Airmen, also know as the Red Tails, were an African-American unit of fighter pilots during World War II.

Jefferson’s life and legacy, includes growing up in segregated Detroit and his experiences as a Nazi prisoner of war and eyewitness to the atrocities at Dachau Concentration Camp. After viewing the film, producer Mike Rott will answer questions and talk about his experience making the film. (Register to meet Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson in person on Monday, February 3 at 7pm.)

Improving the Health of Ourselves and the Environment w/VegMichigan

Wednesday, January 29 > 7 pm
This presentation focuses on the environmental implications of our food choices and offers solutions for how we can reduce our eco-footprint one meal at a time, while also helping animals and improving our health. Featured speakers are Marc Ramirez and Kim Korona.

Oakland County Water Resources with Commissioner Jim Nash

Thursday, January 30 > 7 pm
“What You Need to Know Below & Beyond” Town Hall with Commissioner Jim Nash

Discussion Topics Include:

  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Projects
  • Home Infrastructure “Tips to Protect Your Systems”
  • Water Quality
  • Sewer & Stormwater
  • Lakes & Flooding
  • Lead & Copper
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP)
    Public Concerns, Q & A and Feedback

Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson

Monday, February 3 > 7 pm
Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson will talk about his life and experiences as a Red Tail, Tuskegee Airman and POW. He is one of 32 Tuskegee Airmen from the 332nd Fighter Group to be shot down defending a country that considered him to be a second-class citizen.  A Detroit native, Jefferson trained at Tuskegee Institute and joined one of the most decorated fighting units, the flying P51s with their legendary and feared red tails. He was shot down over France and when captured spent the balance of the war in Luftwaffe prison camps in Germany. Jefferson is a great American hero and patriot, as told in deeply personal memoir, Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free.

Coloring for Grownups

Wednesday, February 5 > 1 – 3 pm
Studies show coloring can calm the mind and promote relaxation and wellness. We’ll supply the coloring pages designed just for adults, the colored pencils, markers and crayons. Friends Community Room. Register.

Beautiful to Wildlife, Beautiful to People with Drew Lathin

Thursday, February 6 > 7 pm
Landscaping with native plants is critical to build habitat, reduce resource inputs, and build healthy outdoor living areas. Learn why only native plants can do this and some design tips to make your native landscape beautiful as well. Drew Lathin is the owner of Creating Sustainable Landscapes, LLC, a company laser-focused on creating ecologically restorative landscapes for residential, commercial and public spaces.

Great Day in Harlem with Stuart Johnson

Saturday, February 8 > 2 – 3 pm
This presentation is built around the famous jazz photograph by Art Kane of 57 musicians in front of a Harlem brownstone.  Stuart Johnson’s program features a pictorial homage to Harlem, a relatively in-depth back story of the picture, a short biography of some of the artists and the playing of one of their feature songs, and slides of the performer as the song is being played.

Local Author Fair

Saturday, February 22 > 2 – 4 pm
Meet local authors and purchase copies of their books.

Celebrate Tigers Spring Training in Northville with Doc Fletcher

Tuesday, February 25 > 7 pm
Come on out to the Northville District Library Tuesday, February 25, first pitch at 7PM, to hear “The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull” presented by lifelong Michigan resident & author Doc Fletcher.

The weather is warming, the Tigers are one week into their exhibition schedule, and the fans are excited about the upcoming season. Share your enthusiasm for the home team by listening to Doc’s fascinating stories of the players and fans of the original stadium.