Library to celebrate Doctor Who
The public is invited to a Doctor Who celebration on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. A reception with refreshments will begin 6:00 p.m with the showing of one of Doctor Who movies at 7:00 p.m. The Asia Pacific Business Resource Group team members, along with other JCI representatives will be on hand.
If you have visited the Plymouth District Library over the last few weeks, you'll have discovered a large blue Police call station, with doors, windows and a flashing blue light on top. Thanks to a team at Johnson Controls, the library is the proud owner of a TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), a fictional time machine and spacecraft in the British science fiction television program and film, Doctor Who.
Last year, an engineering team from Johnson Controls Inc., under its Blue Sky Initiative, took up a project to build a TARDIS for the Plymouth library. The Asia Pacific Business Resource Group (APBRG), under the leadership of Mr. Ratnam Jeedigunta, researched, designed and built the TARDIS, with technical help from Accent Remodeling in Canton. Johnson Controls Automotive Division, with 1,500 employees, is located in Plymouth Township.
The TARDIS, shown in the photo with Mr. Jeedigunta, can be found on the library’s main level, near the DVD collection. It will eventually find its way to the library Teen Zone.
Check out DVDs, Books, & other Whovian supplies.
Find even more Doctor Who titles in various formats on Hoopla!
Low Vision Info Session
Thursday, September 1, 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. Topic: Vendor Demo... products from Enhanced Vision.
The Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, September 4 & 5, in observance of Labor Day. We will re-open for business on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:30 am. The materials return slots on the outside of the building will be open during this closing.
Enjoy your weekend !
The Plymouth District Library is seeking applicants to fill the following position: LIBRARIAN ADULT SERVICES - PART-TIME. This 24 hrs/week job includes day, evening and weekend shifts.
Regular duties include reference and readers advisory service to adults and children. Librarians also assist patrons using the online catalog, electronic resources, internet computers, copiers, and print management system. Librarians are assigned responsibility for collection development in designated areas, and/or particular services such as cataloging, gifts and memorials, and outreach. Librarians may also plan and facilitate library programs for the public and contribute to the library’s online presence.
Deadline for application is Friday, Sept. 2 by 4 pm . See the Part-Time Adult Services Librarian Posting for more information.
Hammered Dulcimers... An Introduction
Wednesday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m.
Concert (30-minutes), Q&A, and Hands-On Instruction
Join us at the Plymouth District Library as Silver Strings Dulcimer Society members perform, share information about the diversity of dulcimers, and provide 'hands on' instruction for audience members who want to learn to play. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Sign-up HERE to claim one of the 20 spots available for hands-on instruction (as well as to enjoy the concert and Q&A session). For concert and Q&A only, sign-up HERE.
In Pursuit of a Good Night's Sleep
Thursday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m.
Are you or a loved one always tired or falling asleep? Do you snore, have sleep apnea, or wake up gasping? Learn about steps you can take to feel better. Join us for a review of sleep, snoring and sleep apnea and their connection to overall health. Discussion covers usual solutions as well as alternative treatments that can help sufferers. Presented by Dr. John Robison, Michigan Center for Dental Sleep Medicine. Sign-up online.
English Language Learners (ELL) Conversation Group
Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Drop-in to our informal and friendly group meetings held every Monday, facilitated by native English speakers from the Library and the Community Literacy Council. Friends of the Library provide refreshments.
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 414 cultural, historical and outdoor venues across the state 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 2016, see the new brochures for Lower Mitten, Upper Mitten, and Upper Peninsula activities.
Free Tutorials on Popular Internet Topics
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!
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.