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

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Grace, Grit, and Glory May 16, 7pm Library Atrium
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 Swap
Saturday May 20 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. Bring plants in pots to trade or just come and see what others have that would be a great addition to your garden.

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 Summer Reading Log here 

Designing Detroit: Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture.  June 20, 7PM Library Atrium
Michigan Notable Books winning author Michael G. Smith will visit the library on June 20 to discuss his book Designing Detroit. In his book  Smith analyzes Rowland’s achievements in building design and as a leader of Detroit’s architectural community throughout both World Wars and the Great Depression. The interdependence of architecture with the city’s fluctuating economic prosperity and population growth is explored, illuminating the conditions for good architecture and the arts in general. This will be a fascinating look at an aspect of Detroit’s history.

Hamilton Singalong! June 27, 8:00 PM Library Atrium  Does it give you goosebumps to sing along to Helpless from the hit musical Hamilton? Do you challenge yourself to rap as fast as Lafayette in Guns and Ships? Are you a Hamilton fan? Come and join us for a Hamilton sing-along. You can sign up to sing a role and song at the microphones or just belt it out from your seats. Sign up begins at 7:30, the singing will begin at 8.

The Story of Rosie the Riveter July 11, 7PM Library Atrium Local resident Donnaleen Langtree is a Rosebud, one of the children of the original Rosies who took jobs in American factories during World War II to boost American manufacturing while so many men were fighting World War II. Donnaleen has spent decades collecting the stories of Rosie the Riveter and she will share them at the library.

Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence July 18, 7pm. Library Atrium Michigan librarian and author Annie Spence will be here to talk about Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks, her book of letters to and about books that have touched and influenced her life.

Libraries Rock: Rock Painting Craft  July 25 7pm Library Atrium Decorate a beautiful rock that you can use to brighten a room, give as a gift, or hide in a public place to bring joy to others. No registration necessary, supplies are limited.

Trivia Night at the Library: August 1, 7 pm Library Atrium Come play trivia in a safe and relaxed environment! Feel free to bring a team or drop in on your own and connect with others. Participants compete for prizes by answering a challenging range of questions on pop culture, sports, science, history, etc. Light refreshments will be provided.

Preserving Your Garden Bounty August 8, 7pm Library Atrium Eileen Haraminac of the Michigan State University Extension will visit the library to talk about methods to preserve all that great produce you harvested this year.  She will demonstrate the technique to blanch and freeze produce to preserve it’s great garden taste.  

Autumn Adult Programs at the Library

Psychic Medium Kristy Robinett: October 17, 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.

Not All Sugar and Spice: Bad Women of the Mitten October 24, 7pm Library Atrium. If “Equal Means Equal” then some Michigan women have certainly proved that in the darkest of ways. Michigan true crime author Mardi Jo Link will visit the library to share stories of Michigan women who took matters into their own hands and ran afoul of the law.
What makes a good Michigan woman turn bad? This talk and PowerPoint slide show takes a look at these women criminals and others detailing their backgrounds, the motives for their crimes, and their punishments.