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

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


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.

Lost Restaurants of Detroit Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm.
While some restaurants come and go with little fanfare, others are dearly missed and never forgotten. In 1962, patrons of the Caucus Club were among the first to hear the voice of an eighteen-year-old Barbra Streisand. Before Stouffer’s launched a frozen food empire, it was better known for its restaurants with two popular locations in Detroit. The Machus Red Fox was the last place former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa was seen alive. Through stories and recipes nearly lost to time, author Paul Vachon explores the history of the Motor City’s fine dining, ethnic eateries and everything in between. Come and join us when Paul visits–he’s got stories to share. No registration required.

Understanding Wednesday, November 8 or 15 at 8pm.
A librarian will demonstrate how to use the library edition of to find the branches of your family tree. Participants will learn how to avoid common pitfalls and become familiar with the different tools available. This introductory course will be offered two weeks in a row. Registration is required and begins October 25 at 9am. You can register online, over the phone, or in person.

J.L. Hudson Thanksgiving Day Parade Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm.
Architect and J.L. Hudson company historian Lucas McGrail returns to the Shelby Township Library. In this evening program Mr. McGrail will share the history of America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which was created by the J.L. Hudson Company in 1924. Library Atrium, no registration required.

 Adult Craft Night Wednesday, December 13 Join us in the Library Atrium to try your hand at a new craft. Registration not required but supplies are limited.

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.