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  • Talk Time: English as a Second Language Conversational Group

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    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

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    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! 

  • Books & Brews

    June 17, 2019 -

    A fun & festive environment to meet new friends and read great books. There will be giveaways, trivia contests, prizes and more! June Book: Watership Down

  • Cutting the Cord: Alternatives to Cable TV

    May 25, 2019 -

    Have you been considering canceling your cable television package but aren't sure how to access your favorite content without it? Roughly 19% of American households live without cable TV by using devices such as Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV

  • Meet the Author: Mickey Lyons, "Wicked Detroit"

    June 3, 2019 -

    From the wheeling and dealing of Antoine Cadillac to the corrupt and rambunctious exploits of Joseph Campau, the Motor City boasts a long and sordid history of scoundrels and cheats. Local historian and "Prohibition Detroit" blogger Mickey Lyons presents the colorful characters who shaped the vibrant city we know today. 

  • TPL 24/7 - Downloading Books, Movies, and Music

    June 4, 2019 -

    Come learn about some of TPL's great online services that can be accessed 24/7, from anywhere you are. Topics covered will include: OverDrive eBooks, and RBdigital Magazines.

  • Bloom Investing: Will You Have Enough Money in Retirement?

    June 11, 2019 -

    Attorney, Financial Advisor and tax expert Ken Bloom will discuss the importance of proper planning to ensure a comfortable retirement.

  • Trivia & Brews: Parks & Recreation

    June 11, 2019 -

    Show off your Pawnee knowledge at Parks & Rec Trivia Night! Meet us for dinner at Granite City Food & Brewery with your team of up to 6 people to prove you’re sharp as Knope.

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Latest News from Adult Information Services

BOOK AWARD SEASON IS HERE
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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