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Movie Mondays: Geek Out & Sleuth It

Join us each Monday to beat the heat and enjoy fun films in our Community Room! Each week we'll fill the day with films for kids, adults, or the whole family!

Monday, July 22, we will both GEEK OUT and SLEUTH IT. We'll start our day with a video game bad guy who wants to play the hero and end with a backwards tale about a man who can't remember much-and has the tattoos to prove it. You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy lawn chairs if you like.

Movie Mondays: Chow Down & Curtains Up

Join us each Monday to beat the heat and enjoy fun films in our Community Room! Each week we'll fill the day with films for kids, adults, or the whole family!

Monday, July 29, we will CHOW DOWN with the CURTAINS UP. We'll start our day with a Parisian mouse who dreams of great food and end the evening with a song. You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy lawn chairs if you like.

Movie Mondays: Be Creative

Join us each Monday to beat the heat and enjoy fun films in our Community Room! Each week we'll fill the day with films for kids, adults, or the whole family!

Monday, August 5, we will celebrate our final Movie Monday by with films about BEing CREATIVE. We will begin our day exploring the 2nd Dimension and end it with a look at London's most elusive and intriguing street artist. You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy lawn chairs if you like.

Movie Mondays: Be Well & Back in Time

Bill and Ted's Excellent AdventureJoin us each Monday to beat the heat and enjoy fun films in our Community Room! Each week we'll fill the day with films for kids, adults, or the whole family!

Monday, July 8, we will BE WELL with some healthy viewing and go BACK IN TIME with some time-traveling classics. We'll start our day with a collection of stories about our favorite aardvark and end with two totally excellent dudes who ace their history assignment with the help of a very special phone booth.

You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy lawn chairs if you like.

Futuristic Fiction...or, If You Liked The Hunger Games

So you've finished the Hunger Games, and you're looking for more tales of grim future days? Look no further...

Brave new world by Aldous Huxley

The stand by Stephen King

A canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood

The maze runner by James Dashner

Neuromancer by William Gibson

Real Life Time Travel

Will we ever be able to travel through time to different eras? These books tackle tough questions about "life, the universe, and everything."

About time: cosmology, time and culture at the twilight of the Big Bang by Adam Frank

Breaking the time barrier: the race to build the first time machine by Jenny Randles

Chronos: how time shapes our universe by Etienne Klein ; translated by Glenn Burney

Einstein's cosmos: how Albert Einstein's vision transformed our understanding of space and time by Michio Kaku

How it began: a time-traveler's guide to the universe by Chris Impey

How to build a time machine by Paul Davies

eBook Basics

Kindle eReaderJoin us Saturday, May 11 from 10:00-11:30 AM in the I-Lab to learn the step-by-step of checking out free library eBooks with OverDrive. Devices featured in the live demo include Kindle and Nexus 10 tablet. Other popular eReaders are on hand for you to get acquainted, too.
Registration is required for this class.

eBook Users Group

eReadersJoin library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Tuesday May 16 from 7:00-8:00 PM in Study Room A.

MS Word for Students - CANCELLED

DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT, THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Learn about advanced MS Word tools useful to high school and college students, including citation and bibliography tools, comments, footnotes and styles.
Prerequisites: MS Word I or equivalent experience.
Join us on March 14, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Internet Lab.

Celebrate Seuss!

Theodor Seuss Geisel (otherwise known as Dr. Seuss) was born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, MA.  He began his career with articles and cartoons aimed at adults, but in 1937 he published his first book for children, And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. He went on to write more than 60 books, many of which are considered core reading for early readers. 

One great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday is to participate in Read Across America by reading to your child this evening. You can also watch Seuss videos or play games on the Seuss-themed website Seussville.

Savvy Seniors Computer Basics

Do computers confound you? We can help! 
Become a certified Computer-Savvy Senior with this 3-part introduction to the world of computers and technology. We'll talk about what a computer is and how it works, and how to tell it to do what you want. We'll start with the very basics, such as turning it on and using the mouse, and work our way up through basic word processing and into the wide world of the Internet. No experience required! 

This 3-class series will be held on Wednesdays from 12-2pm from April 17th to May 1st. in the I-Lab. Patrons must attend all 3 classes. Registration is required.

State Tax Forms Have Arrived!

We have received our MI-1040 forms and Instructions and the MI-1040CR-7 (Home Heating Credit Claim).

As of today we have yet to receive any Federal tax forms or instructions.  We hope to have them by early next week and will post an update as soon as we receive them.

In the meantime, forms and instructions are available also online (search by form number and year):

Federal Tax Forms
State Tax Forms
City of Detroit Tax Forms

PowerPoint Basics

Learn to create multimedia presentations or slideshows.
Prerequisites: Mouse and Word skills. Join us on Saturday, February 16th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the Internet Lab.

2013 Film Adaptations

Get 'em while they're hot!

The book is always better, right?  These books will all be adapted to film in the next year or so.  Make sure to get your hands on them before the big rush starts!

Film: Parker

Flashfire [electronic resource] by Richard Stark 

Film: Warm Bodies

Warm bodies: a novel by Isaac Marion

Introduction to Pinterest

Pinterest lets you create and share virtual "boards" full of inspiration and ideas about your passions and hobbies. Through images and links posted by other users (or by you), you can plan a wedding, collect recipes, share crafting know-how and more with your friends online! Join us on Saturday, February 2nd at 3:00 PM to learn more about this fun website and start pinning.

Prerequisites: Basic Internet skills and either an email address or a Facebook or Twitter account (required for participation-attendees without these accounts will still be able to observe).