• Talk Time: English as a Second Language Conversational Group


    If English is your second language, come to Talk Time to practice your speaking and listening skills and improve your English vocabulary in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. This is a weekly event. No registration required, drop in friendly.

  • Your Next 3 Books Adult


    Wondering what to read next? Looking for something fantastic? Let TPL help you. Take a minute and fill our our Your Next 3 Books form, now for adult readers too! 

  • Custom Kitchen Design with EW Kitchens

    March 25, 2019 -

    Certified Kitchen Designer Sara Filthaut of EW Kitchens at the Michigan Design Center will take you step-by-step through the process of creating a central culinary workspace that perfectly fits your dreams and your home.

  • Back to Work: Rejoining the Workforce

    March 26, 2019 -

    Re-entering the workforce after an extended leave can feel like a daunting task, but we can help! This workshop lead by Michigan Works will help identify ways to present your gap in a passive manner and teach you how to refocus your audience on your strengths. From resumes to interviewing, learn how to re-position yourself as a top candidate in your field.

  • Enjoying Birding Through the Year

    March 27, 2019 -

    To be a successful birdwatcher, you need to know where the birds are and what they’re doing in each season of the year. Local birders Rick Forrest and Vic Dorer will share tips to help you use the time of year to your bird-watching advantage.

  • What Can Your Google Account Do For You?

    March 28, 2019 -

    Go beyond the basics of Google searches and Gmail, to see all of the options and programs available to anyone with a Google account.

  • Shakespeare Behind Bars

    April 1, 2019 -

    In prison theater programs all over the country, inmates study and perform adaptations of Shakespeare's plays as part of their rehabilitation. Join us as Noels Her old, Oakland University Professor and author of "Prison Shakespeare and the Purpose of Performance," shares his insight into this relationship between the Bard and the incarcerated.

  • Bloom Investing: Getting Your Financial House in Order

    April 2, 2019 -

    Attorney, CPA and financial columnist Rick Bloom will discuss the importance of organizing your investment accounts and assets to reach your financial goals. Registration is required.

  • Game of Thrones Viewing Party

    March 4, 2019 -

    Winter is coming! Get ready for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. with fun, food, merriment and prizes as we watch the last episode of Season 7. Come dressed as your favorite character to enter our cosplay contest.


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Latest News from Adult Information Services

The finalists for the National Book Awards were announced on October 10. 

Finalists in the Fiction category are:
  • A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley
  • Florida by Lauren Groff
  • Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson
  • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

Finalists in the Nonfiction category are:
  • The Indian World of George Washington by Colin C. Calloway
  • American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson
  • Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh
  • The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights by Adam Winkler

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 14 in New York.  
Click here for a complete list of nominees in all categories. 
The Man Booker Prize winner will be announced on October 16 in London. Visit the Adult Information Services Department or check the library catalog for award-nominated titles. 

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