• 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.

  • Trivia & Brews: 90s Pop Culture

    August 26, 2019 -

    Show off your 90s knowledge at Trivia Night! Meet us for dinner at Granite City Food & Brewery with your team of up to 6 people to prove you’re all that and a bag of chips.

  • Your First Email: Setting up an Account with Microsoft Outlook

    August 28, 2019 -

    Thinking about finally setting up an email, but don’t know where to start? Join us as we take a look at what you need to set up an account and how to navigate email basics.

  • Word 2016 Basics Class

    September 3, 2019 -

    Learn the basics of Word 2016: create documents, change the text font and color, and work with images. Mouse and keyboard skills required.

  • Thursdays at the Museum: Detroit's Finest

    September 5, 2019 -

    Let's go on a field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts! Seniors ages 55+ are welcome to join us as we take a bus trip to the DIA for a tour of the museum's highlights followed by a coffee and cookies reception.

  • 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! 

  • TPL Open House

    September 8, 2019 -

    Talk with librarians, check out our newest collection items, learn about our digital services, and even earn chances to win great prizes!

  • The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull

    September 9, 2019 -

    Join Doc Fletcher as he shares stories from his book about the characters on the field, in the stands, in the neighborhoods surrounding the ballpark and more!

  • In Honored Glory: American Military Cemeteries Overseas with Steve Mrozek

    September 10, 2019 -

    Historian, military veteran, and author Steve Mrozek will discuss the history of the ABMC and its care for our service men and women who rest on foreign soil, “In Honored Glory”. 


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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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