Adults

Genealogy @ Your Library: FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch.org is a free searchable genealogical resource sponsored by the Church of Latter Day Saints. In addition to having billions of searchable records, it also has a vast amount of educational information regarding genealogy.  Join us as we explore this free family history treasure trove.

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Anne Frank : the biography by Melissa Müller

August 1, 1944.  Anne Frank wrote her last entry into her diary. Three days later, Anne and her family were arrested and sent to Nazi concentration camps.

Columbus : the four voyages by Laurence Bergreen

August 3, 1492.  Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain, with three ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.

August 6, 1945.  The first atomic bomb was dropped on the city  of Hiroshima, Japan  by the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay.

Are you a fan of Patterson, Baldacci, Koontz, or other popular writers and looking for something new to try? Perhaps you just want to check out a title in the genres mentioned above. Either way, we've got you covered with these newer titles which are stand-alone, or part of a newer series for your reading pleasure. 

Before the fall by Noah Hawley

On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are the painter Scott Burroughs and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

Was it by chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something more sinister at work? A storm of media attention brings Scott fame that quickly morphs into notoriety and accusations, and he scrambles to salvage truth from the wreckage. Amid trauma and chaos, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy grows and glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, morality, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.

The anomaly by Michael Rutger

If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era, he might bear at least a passing resemblance to Nolan Moore -- a rogue archaeologist hosting a web series derisively dismissed by the "real" experts, but beloved of conspiracy theorists. Nolan sets out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909 who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon. And, for once, he may have actually found what he seeks. Then the trip takes a nasty turn, and the cave begins turning against them in mysterious ways. Nolan's story becomes one of survival against seemingly impossible odds. The only way out is to answer a series of intriguing questions: What is this strange cave? How has it remained hidden for so long? And what secret does it conceal that made its last visitors attempt to seal it forever

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's Biography shelves.

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's History shelves.

ELL Reading Group

Beginning or Intermediate English Language Learners are invited to read together and discuss short articles, etc., in English with a tutor.  Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here (please select "ELL Resources").

Upcoming sessions

Friday, August 14 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Offsite
Friday, August 21 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Offsite
Friday, August 28 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Offsite
Friday, September 4 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Offsite
Friday, September 11 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Offsite
Friday, September 18 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Offsite
Friday, September 25 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Offsite
Friday, October 2 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Offsite
Whiteboard Sign with Directions for PC Appointments

The library is now offering express equipment use by appointment. Appointments will be held in the Children's Library with equipment set up in a socially-distanced manner: a PC, Fax-24 machine, printer/scanner, and copy card machine will all be available for use. 

 

Reserve your 25 minute session online

 

You can also call 734-397-0999 and select option #4 to book or reschedule an appointment. 

  • Reservations are limited to two sessions per person per day. Early sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays are reserved for members of vulnerable populations.
  • Patrons are required to follow all of the library's public health and safety protocols: Remain 6 feet away from other people, wear a mask, and don't come if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone who is ill. Patrons who refuse to comply with library policies will be asked to leave.
  • You will enter the Library's main entrance and exit from the West Emergency door. You will be admitted at the beginning of your appointment time. Parking in the West side parking lots (near Heritage Park) is recommended. If you are more than 10 minutes late to your appointment, you will be asked to reschedule.
  • A (cash-only) copy card is needed to release prints or copies. Library staff cannot handle cash or give change at this time, so please bring a copy card and/or $1 bills to purchase or add value to a copy card using the self-service copy card machine. The Fax-24 machine accepts debit or credit cards only, and is also self-service.
  • Patrons are discouraged from bringing others to their appointments. If you must bring a someone, they must stay with you at all times. Please encourage guests to bring their own form of entertainment, as browsing for materials, iPads, and toys are not available at this time. 
  • In-library browsing, wandering, or other in-person assistance not related to equipment use are not available at this time. If you wish to check out materials, you may place items on hold via the catalog and pick them up using our scheduled pickup service
  • Per the Library's Pandemic Reopening Policy, food and drink are not permitted in the library unless medically necessary.

We are delighted to offer equipment access, and we ask for your patience as we start this phase of service. We will have staff available to assist you during your visit, and we look forward to seeing you once again. 

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's History shelves.

The escape artist by Helen Fremont
Great state : China and the world by 1951- Timothy Brook

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's Biography shelves.

Officer Clemmons : a memoir by François Clemmons
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