DIA Art Talk: Picturing Music
Monday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m.
From Ancient Egypt to present-day Detroit, discover the art of music through the eyes of artists as presented by a member of the Detroit Institute of Arts Speakers Bureau. DIA Art Talks are sponsored by Friends of the Library. Sign-up is requested by phone or online.
Your child's college education: Make it happen with MET & MESP
Representatives from the Michigan Education Trust (MET) and the Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP) will be at the Library on Tuesday, April 29 from 2 - 7 p.m. Learn from the experts on how to take advantage of these two college savings plans. The $25 MET processing fee will be waived during this session - so mark your calendar and plan to attend. Individuals can drop in for a one-on-one visit or come to the 5:30 p.m. presentation. For more details go to www.SETwithMET.com or www.MIsaves.com
Friends Book & Author Luncheon - May 8
Sponsored by the Friends of the Canton Plymouth, Northville and Novi libraries, the annual Friends Book & Author Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 8, 11:30 a.m. at Fox Hills Golf Club. This year's speaker is Mardi Jo Link, of Northern Michigan, author of Bootstrapper: From broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm. Ms. Link was the winner of the Great Lakes Booksellers Choice Award in 2013.
Reservations are $25 - a reservation form is available here (download & print) or at the Plymouth District Library Reader’s Advisory Desk, beginning on March 24.
Learn About Our Free Business Resources !
If you are a business person interested in learning how the Library's free online business products can help you, then plan to attend one of our informational sessions. They are scheduled for Saturday May 24, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and Thursday June 19, 5:00 - 6:30 pm and 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Programs will be held in the Friends Room on the Main Level. Please plan to bring your laptops or tablet devices with you since this will be a hands-on learning experience. Register by phone at 734.453.0750, ext. 4, or online and let us know which session time is best for you. Business resources to be discussed include:
Information on 24 million U.S. businesses, 260 million U.S. consumers, 4 million U.S. new businesses and U.S. new movers/homeowners. Includes Canadian businesses.
Comprehensive business-to-consumer market data including company profiles, product/brand information with investment reports, rankings and market-share data.
Everyone's Reading for 2014
Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian
In April, the Plymouth District Library will participate in Everyone’s Reading, the one-book community reading program sponsored by Metro Detroit public libraries in Oakland and Wayne counties. Everyone’s Reading promotes public dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book with friends, neighbors, and others in the community. This year's selection is Before You Know Kindness, the story of a family thrown into chaos after one nightmarish day.
PARTICIPATE by reading the book and joining the book discussions at the Library: Contemporary Books on April 8 at 7:30pm, and Brown Bag Books on April 23 at noon. Books are available at the Library.
MEET the author, Chris Bohjalian, on April 30 at 2pm at the Birmingham Community House or later that day at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, Southfield at 7pm. Call the Library for ticket availability, 734.453.0750, ext 4.
LEARN about the animal welfare issues raised in the book by attending the presentation by Karen Patterson, Director of Humane Education for the Humane Society of Huron Valley, on April 24 at 7pm. Sign-up requested, call 734.453.0750. ext. 4.
Spring has finally arrived and 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 60 arts and cultural organizations around the state, including the Howell Nature Center, Castle Museum, Meadowbrook Hall and many others. For more information on these programs, please visit our Michigan Activity Passes page. For a quicking listing of the places included for 2014, see the new brochure!
Zinio Digital Magazines Now Available
Zinio, the largest provider of digital magazines, is now available for Plymouth and Plymouth Township residents. In order to view these full-content e-magazines, you will need a valid Plymouth library card, Internet access, a valid e-mail address and either a computer or mobile device that supports apps. Magazines may be read online or downloaded for off-line reading. For additional information, please see our instructional brochure. Ready to explore Zinio? Click on the icon!
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.