Low Vision Info Session
Thursday, December 3, at 1:00 p.m.
Drop-in to our social & informative monthly gatherings (first Thursdays), open to anyone with low vision, and their caregivers, family and friends. We share advice on coping skills and adaptive technologies in a supportive atmosphere. Guest Speakers are frequently scheduled and cover a variety of topics relevant to living better with low vision.
Saturday, December 5, at 10:00 a.m.
Bonnie Mulliner, certified medical assistant, presents a fun and informative look at backyard herbs, wild and cultivated, including a review of medicinal properties and uses of herbs old and new. Her presentation includes oil infusions, salves and aromatherapy. Sign-up online. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Tabletop Game Day for Adults, Teens & Game-Loving Kids
Saturday, December 5, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Spend a cozy afternoon at the Library visiting with friends and playing tabletop board and card games for all ages. We’ll provide fresh popcorn, hot cocoa and 15+ games including Quirkle, Forbidden Island and Ticket to Ride, as well as classics like Scrabble and Clue, or bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Drop-in!
ESL Conversation Group - meeting weekly
Do you want to practice your spoken English?
Do you have trouble understanding your child’s homework or school forms?
Come to our informal and friendly group meetings, Monday mornings, 10-11:30 a.m. beginning December 7. Groups are led by native English speakers from the library and from the Community Literacy Council. Drop-in!
Connected & Driverless Cars
Wednesday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m.
Learn about recent developments regarding driverless cars, including discussion of technologies, impact on the automotive industry, government regulations & pending legislation, as well as opportunities for innovation and new businesses. Presented by David Maloney, 14 years in the auto industry managing innovation and intellectual property. Sign-up online. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Rhapsody: Peter 'Madcat' Ruth
Sunday, December 13, at 3:00 p.m.
Madcat is a champion of the long-standing tradition of the one-man band. He sings, and plays harmonica, guitar, high-hat, ukulele, jaw harp, banjo, kalimba and penny-whistle. From his eclectic repertoire of songs, Blues and American Roots Music predominate, with elements of Jazz and World Music in the mix. Sign-up online. Rhapsody is sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Local Author Fair - Application to Participate
Seeking Local Authors! Promote your literary works (fiction and nonfiction, for youth, teen or adult audiences) and meet other local authors and book readers at our annual Author Fair, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, March 19, 2016. An Application to Participate is required.
MeL Interloan Temporarily Unavailable as of Nov. 18th.
MeL interloan service will be temporarily unavailable from November 18 to December 11 as MeL moves their servers to a new hosting center. All MeL interloan requests must be made by November 17. Full access to MeL will be restored on December 11.
Please see the FAQ for more information! -- http://elibrary.mel.org/screens/melmove.html
Free Tutorials on Popular Internet Topics
With the prospect of cold weather and snow fast approaching, it's often not practical to plan to take computer classes here at the Library. TechBoomers is a free site that offers over 40 short courses on the Internet's hottest websites and topics, from social networks and online marketplaces to information directories and even resources & tools for Internet safety & privacy.
Curious about using Dropbox, Facebook, Skype or Google Docs? This is the perfect place to see step-by-step instructions along with lots of screenshots.
Mouse over Research on the black menu bar at the top of this page and select TechBoomers from the pulldown menu or go to https://techboomers.com to take advantage of this great resourse!
No matter what season of the year, it's time to start discovering the museums and other activities around the state of Michigan. Just go online and print off free or discounted passes to over 230 arts and cultural organizations around the state participating in 2015, including Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia, Chippewa Nature Center in Midland , University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Waterford Historic Village and many others. For more information on the MAP program, and Tickets & More, please visit our Michigan Activity Passes page. For a quick listing of the places included in MAP for 2015, see the new brochure!
Need to brush up on your computer skills or prepare for college entrance exams? Are you curious about digital photography, planting a vegetable garden or starting your genealogy? Is real estate investing or book publishing a dream you've wanted to pursue? Then take two hours a week and try some Gale Courses (formerlyLearn4Life) classes in these and many other subject areas! The Library now offers over 325 different courses. Take each class entirely over the Internet whenever you want -whether from work, home, school, or elsewhere...24/7, 365 days a year! Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin monthly. Best of all, they are free to Plymouth residents!
All you need is a computer with Internet access and your valid Plymouth District Library card. Just select the Research tab at the top of this page and use the pull-down menu to see the Gale Courses option. Select that link and create a free account. Use this account to get your free passcode used when you register for a class.
When you use Plymouth District Library's wireless network you have agreed to accept our Internet Use Policy.
Wireless access is provided using a public, unsecured network.