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 Nick’s 22nd Street Steakhouse 7pm

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

 Adult Programs

Celebrate Elvis Presley’s Birthday Wednesday January 10, 7pm in the Library Atrium. Award winning Elvis impersonator Matt King brings his show to the library. Matt has been performing his tribute to Elvis since 1992 at the age of 14. He has traveled all over the world and is renowned as one of the best voices in the business. He has the look, he has the sound, and he pays tribute to the greatest entertainer of our century!

The Loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald Wednesday, January 24 7pm, Library Atrium. Historian and former manager of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle,  Steven J. Mrozek returns to the Shelby Township Library to share his knowledge about the freighter the Edmund Fitzgerald and the tragedy that befell it.

Escape from Hogwarts Friday, February 16 at 6PM. Hogwarts is under attack from the Dark Lord’s forces. The clock is ticking, and there are no time turners to be found … can you and your team make it? Solve riddles, puzzles, and find clues to find the way out. Costumes are welcome, and refreshments will be served. This event is for adults 18+. Registration is required.

Orphan Train in Michigan Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm in the Library Atrium. Did you know 12,500 orphans from New York City and the Boston area were placed in Michigan from 1854 to 1927? Al and David Eicher, research historians and television producers, spent a year and a half in research and gathering photographs about the Orphan Train Riders in Michigan. They have produced a lecture and a video documentary about this event in Michigan’s history, depicting in great detail the selection process and being an Orphan Train Rider. Beyond the Basics April 4 or 11.
Have you hit roadblocks tracing your family tree in Are you looking for tips and suggestions for exploring tricky issues like immigration, overseas records, and more? This class is a continuation of the Introduction to class offered in Autumn, 2017. Registration and experience with are required. Registration beings March 17 at 9AM.

Money Smart Week Event April 25, 7pm.
A local financial expert will present ideas on smart ways individuals can handle their finances and plan for the future.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Grace, Grit, and Glory May 9,  7pm. Publisher and author Laurie Lanzen Harris, and musician and Detroit Symphony Orchestra historian Paul Ganson, will be in the library to discuss the highlights of their recent book. Join us to learn more about this Detroit institution and the music they have played.

 Friends of the Library Annual Perennial Exchange
Saturday May 19 8:30-9:30 AM  in the Library parking lot.
Plant swaps are a great way to share plants that have overgrown their spaces and a fun way to share your passion for gardening with others gardeners.

Adult Summer Reading
Summer Reading is for everyone. Adults can read or listen to five books from select categories between Monday, June 3rd and Saturday August 25th 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