The Arbor Consort Presents an Afternoon of Songs
Saturday, April 1, at 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a colorful array of pop hits of the 16th century in original a cappella form from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and the golden age of Elizabethan England. Each song will be introduced with a short narrative describing the historical context and why the song is interesting and notable. Following the musical presentation, Consort members discuss life during the renaissance, and describe their clothing: ruffs, partlets, doublets, farthingales, bum rolls, cauls, coifs and all. Sign-up online.
Low Vision Info Session
Drop-in to our social & informative monthly gatherings (first Thursdays),. We share advice on coping skills and adaptive technologies in a supportive atmosphere. Discussion includes EMS, Home Access and general fire/safety education. Guest Speaker from the Northville/Plymouth Fire Department.
Natural Approaches to the Prevention & Treatment of Low Back Pain
Saturday, April 8, at 10:00 a.m.
Learn about types and causes of low back pain, and safe, natural and effective approaches to prevention, treatment and recovery. Presentation by Foundation for Wellness Professionals, a national non-profit foundation. Sign-up online.
Tabletop Game Day... All Ages!
Spend an afternoon at the Library playing tabletop board and card games for adults, teens, and game-loving kids! Games include Quirkle, Forbidden Island and Ticket to Ride, as well as classics like Scrabble and Clue, or bring your own. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Drop-in!
Book & Author Luncheon - May 12, 2017
Friends of the Library Book & Author Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:30 am at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center in Plymouth Twp. Cost is $30 per person and reservations will be accepted through April 28 at 12 noon. Download the reservation form here.
This year's featured speaker is history writer, Robert MacDougall, author of three non-fiction books:
- The Agitator and the Politician -The story of two very different men, the radical abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison, and the conservative politician, Abraham Lincoln, and their very different -- and complementary – roads to the emancipation of the slaves.
- Leaders in Dangerous Times -The story of two very different leaders, Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D. Eisenhower in two world wars and the Cold War.
- American History: It's More Than the Crap You Learned in High SchoolA review of what we all sort of learned about American History in High school and an analysis of how that knowledge might actually be interesting and useful.
Robert MacDougall, graduate of Birmingham Seaholm High School and the University of Michigan, has taught American history at the high school and college level for almost fifty years. He is currently retired and lives in Andover, Massachusetts with his wife Diane.
As a bonus, Brian Anderson, local fiction author and founder of Plymouth Writers group will also give a brief presentation. Brian, a graduate of the University of Michigan, will speak briefly about Plymouth Writers group and his new book,Chip Dip, which is set in Detroit.
2016 Income Tax Information
The following forms are currently available on the Main Level in the Library:
Federal 1040 form and instruction booklet
Federal 1040A form and instruction booklet
Federal 1040EZ form and Instruction booklet
Michigan Tax Booklet with forms and instructions
The government urges taxpayers to file online or visit the Internal Revenue Site - http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs to download and print copies of forms and instructions.
You may also request forms and publications via U.S. Mail by ordering online -http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail or by calling 1-800-829-3676.
Michigan's State Tax Site has Forms and Publications online for 2016.
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.
Michigan Activities for the Family
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 425 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.
Purchase one admission ticket and get the second of equal or lesser value free. Free ticket must be redeemed by April 2, 2017. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Offer ends March 30, 2017. Visit the Detroit Zoo site for additional information.
Combatting Fake News
Many adults get their news from social media, which is timely and convenient, but we need to be vigilant about the accuracy, credibility, and reliability of every information source. We have created this resource guide to help you learn how to identify "fake news," and also to provide some tried and true links to sources you can trust.
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.
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.