Drive-thru Book Drop Closed April 22-24
As the Library construction work continues, roof replacement begins Monday, April 20. The library will remain open during the roofing project, which is expected to be completed within two weeks, but the drive-thru book drop will be temporarily closed Wednesday -Friday, April 22-24, depending on the weather. No fines will be accrued during this closure. Please come in drop off your books in person during regular library hours.
Money Smart Week
Scam Alert: Don’t Get Hijacked by Technology
Tuesday, April 21, at 1:00 p.m.
Whether you are using a credit/debit card when making an in-store purchase or shopping online, or using
a computer or smartphone when corresponding via email or on social media, consumers need to be aware
of the potential dangers of online threats and data breaches. Resource materials & tips provided.
Guest Speaker: Lisa Ross, Consumer Outreach Coordinator, DIFS.
Social Security, Medicare & Retirement
Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Good decisions based on sound information can help you enjoy the retirement lifestyle you desire,
but only if you take action today. Learn how Social Security and Medicare can best be integrated
into your retirement planning. For individuals planning to retire within the next five years or so.
Guest Speaker: Paula Swain, CFP, Swain Financial.
Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
The Library Board monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 pm in the Friends Room on the Main Level of the Library. Board meetings are open to the public. See our Library Board of Trustees page to view the agenda for Tuesday's meeting, staff reports, and minutes from the previous meeting.
Upcoming Library Closing on April 28th.
The Library will be closed on Tuesday, April 28 due to safety requirements, while the second heating/cooling unit is placed on the roof. The library will reopen on Wednesday, April 29 at 9:30 am.
Safety regulations will also prohibit use of the parking lot between the library and Union Street on April 28. For that reason, the drive-up book drop will not be open on that day. There will be no fines for books or materials due on the closure date. The library is expected to re-open the next morning at 9:30 am.
For additional information, please see our 2015 Building Repair Page.
New Gardening Books for Spring
The calendar tells us it's spring and the snow is finally gone. What better way to get into the gardening spirit than by checking out some new books from the Library! Here is a list compiled by our own Master Gardener, Cathy Lichtman.
Find other books on gardening and landscaping in our special browsing collection on the Upper Level.
29th Annual Book & Author Luncheon
Sponsored by the Friends of the Canton, Plymouth, Northville and Novi libraries, the 2015 speaker will be mystery writer, Chris Zimmerman. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11:30 am at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center in Plymouth.
Reservation forms will be available March 31 through April 28 at the Reader's Advisory Desk at the Library or you may download a reservation form and return it to the Library. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early!
Announcing Our Local History Portal
Thanks to a generous grant from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, the Plymouth District Library has launched an online Local History Portal to provide access to the rich culture and heritage of our community.
Long before the days of television or Internet, local newspapers were the primary means of recording daily life, announcing important national or local news, and informing residents of upcoming events. In the Plymouth area, The Plymouth Mail filled this purpose. For the past twenty-five years, Library volunteers have viewed microfilmed copies of this weekly paper, first published in 1887, and have meticulously indexed personal names, events, businesses, organizations and even advertisements. This index covers the years 1887 through 1914 and is now fully searchable online through our Local History Portal.
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 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.
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.