Shelby Township Library: To Preserve Yesterday, Enrich Today, and Inspire Tomorrow.

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Contact Info     51680 Van Dyke
Shelby Twp, MI 48316
Phone: 586.739.7414
Fax: 586.726.0535

Mon - Thurs: 9 am - 8 pm
Fri & Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Programs   arrow

Weekly or Monthly Adult  Programs:

Evening Book Club: Meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Senior Center. 6:30pm.

Afternoon Book Club: Meets the third Thursday of each month in the Senior Center. 1pm

Mystery Book Club: Meets the second Saturday of each month in the Library. 10:30am

Not Your Parents Book Club: Meets on the last Tuesday of each month at La Cucina del Vino 7pm

Writers Group: Meets each Thursday in the Game Room. 6:30pm.

 Adult Programs

Adult Summer Reading
Summer Reading is for everyone. Adults can read or listen to five books from select categories between Monday, June 5th and Saturday August 27th in order to win a prize. Those who read three additional titles will be entered in drawings for additional prizes. Get your Adult Reading Log here Adult Summer Reading Log2

Terror in the City June 21, 7PM Library Atrium
Terror in the City by Tom Stanton is a book about mid-1930’s Detroit. In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, gun-loving baseball fan Dayton Dean became ensnared in the nefarious and deadly Black Legion. The secretive, Klan-like group was executing a wicked plan of terror, murdering enemies, flogging associates, and contemplating armed rebellion. The Legion boasted tens of thousands of members across the Midwest, among them politicians and prominent citizens—even, possibly, a beloved athlete. Mr. Stanton will be here to talk about the events covered in the book and sign copies.

Designing Landscapes with Native Plants June 28 7PM Library Atrium  Sustainable landscape designer Drew Lathin returns to explain how anyone can create a landscape made from native plants in their own yards. The conversation will be guided by drawings and pictures of native landscapes to identify tips and pointers for design success.

The Beatles Forever July 5, 7PM Library Atrium Detroit-area poet M. L. Liebler presents “The Beatles Forever: A Short Story with Music,” a humorous musical memoir about growing up in St. Clair Shores during the British invasion. Liebler’s multi-media show features over twenty of the band’s most popular songs played by Liebler along with acclaimed musicians Eddie Baranek, Max Beardsley, Rick Beardsley, Lou DeCillis, and Charlie Palazzola, with a film by Robert Koski.

Voting Rights and Voter Advocacy July 12 7pm Library Atrium Judy Karandgeff, President of the Michigan League of Women Voters will visit to talk about voting rights and advocacy to build a better world

Volunteer Fair July 19 6:30-8:00 Library Atrium Would you like to give a little of your time and energy to help build a better, stronger community? Come to the Volunteer Fair to find a great fit for you. Representatives from a dozen local organizations will be present to talk about their work and how YOU can help.

Bricks at Brooks: July 27, 7 pm at Brooks’ Brewing LEGOs aren’t just for kids. Enjoy an adult beverage and build a brilliant creation of your own design at the same time. This program will take place at Brooks Brewing 52033 Van Dyke. Registration not required, 21+ only. Pizza will be provided.

The Cultured Cook August 2, 7pm Library Atrium Local cook and author Lisa Howard visits the library to present Building a Better Pantry: How to Upgrade Your Meals. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, it’s easy to create tastier, healthier meals that are easy on the budget—all it takes is a little Food Knowledge 101.

Upcycle Craft Night August 9 7pm Library Atrium Craft supplies and tools will be provided to make a creative piece of art you can take home.

Rendezvous With Tea: September 13 7pm Library Atrium Tea expert, and owner of the  Grosse Pointe Woods tea shop Rendezvous With Tea,  Naszreen Gibson will speak about the history and culture of tea and share tastings of her own unique tea blends. Registration required.

Escape Your Clutter: September 27, 7pm Library Atrium. Are you overwhelmed?  Do you have too much stuff?  Donna Lindley, Professional Organizer and owner of Organize Your World, Inc., will teach you a step by step process to solve any organizing challenge and specific methods for organizing the key areas of your home.  You will leave with the tools to regain control of your space, decrease stress, and live a more organized life.

Psychic Medium Kristy Robinett: October 11, 8pm. Library Atrium  Kristy returns to the Shelby Township Library, this time to talk about a specific encounter she had in 2016 with a man who had departed for the other side. This lecture will discuss this Twilight Zone like event, along with information regarding grounded spirits and how to help with cross overs. Often paranormal investigators are counselors to the living, but just as much to the deceased. Registration required.