Last batch of free State Park passes has arrived
We just received the last of the free State Park passes for the year. The passes are good for one day in any one of the 102 state parks and hundreds of state forest pathways and campgrounds. These passes are good for just a bit longer - they expire on September 30, 2014. While supplies last, you can pick one up on our main level, near the community bulletin board.
Library Trustee Candidate Statements for November Election
The Friends of the Plymouth District Library have asked all Library Trustee candidates to provide a brief statement with background, qualifications and reasons for wanting to serve as a Trustee. Four trustee seats will be filled in the upcoming November 5th election. Click here for their statements.
Stress Busters: Tai Chi
Join us 10:00 a.m. Saturday mornings at the library to practice Tai Chi, meditation in motion, a graceful form of exercise promoting tranquility, stress reduction and personal empowerment. Space remains available for September 27, November 8 and/or November 22 sessions. Sign-up is requested by phone or online. Guest Instructor: Karla Groesbeck. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Michigan Opera Theatre Season Preview
Tuesday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy tales, insights, and recorded excerpts from Richard Strauss's Elektra and Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly, achieving a better understanding and appreciation for both works in advance of Michigan Opera Theatre Fall performances.
Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Sign-up is requested by phone or online.
The Plymouth District Library will join with libraries, schools and others nationwide to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, October 11, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The entire building will be filled with Star Wars collectibles, posters, decorations and more. Dress up as your favorite SW character and enjoy this wide variety of activities:
The Music and Movies of Star Wars – 11 a.m. Professor of Music, Karl Schmidt, is back after his successful summer series on Great Films & Film Music. He’ll provide an in depth look at the music of John Williams, and the cinematography of George Lucas - and how they were combined to create the iconic film series. Sign up is requested.
Make-up Workshop – 12:30 p.m.Teens and adults should bring a friend and learn the complex make-up secrets of the Star Wars phenomenon. Space is limited – sign up in advance.
Star Wars Trivia Contest – 2:30 p.m. Bring a team or join one here for a fun, competitive test of your Star Wars knowledge! Prizes!
Star Wars crafts for one and all – 2:30 – 4 p.m. We’ve got some super Star Wars crafts for crafters of all ages and all abilities. Drop in!
Movie Surprise! – 3-5 p.m. Our film librarian has select one of the Star Wars animated favorites for you to enjoy.
Cozy Reads in a Galaxy Far Far Away – all day Curl up with one of the many Star Wars books in our main floor parlor or lower level storytime room.
Fun with Star Wars snacks – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Star Wars Photo Booth - 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mark your calendar and start planning your costume!
It's almost summer vacation season and 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 109 arts and cultural organizations around the state participating in 2014, 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, the MI Big Green Gym, and Tickets & More, please visit our Michigan Activity Passes page. For a quick listing of the places included in MAP for 2014, 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.
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Wireless access is provided using a public, unsecured network.