Adult Events

Due to current restrictions, all events are online. Please visit our calendar to see upcoming virtual events.

trivia night

Thursday Trivia Night w/the library on Zoom

Thursday, April 15 at 7 pm Keep your mind fresh and test your general knowledge at our monthly trivia night on Zoom. Compete for the prestige of being Northville’s “smartest” library patron! Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 828 2863 0263 Passcode: 243526

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Ronald Suny

Armenian Genocide with Prof. Ronald Suny

Friday, April 16 at 7 pm Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by 90 percent―more than…

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Still Missing

Still Missing: Michigan’s Mysterious Disappearances with Author Ross Richardson

Wednesday, April 21 at 7 pm Join shipwreck hunter and author Ross Richardson in exploring the depths of Northern Lake Michigan while looking for lost ships and missing aircraft.  Dive down to Lake Michigan’s newest shipwreck discovery and meander through the histories and mysteries of the Manitou Passage, the most dangerous place in Lake Michigan. Ross Richardson…

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sustainable minimalists podcast

Sustainable Minimalism w/Stephanie Seferian

Tuesday, April 27 at 7 pm Although minimalism has experienced a rebirth in recent years, the “less is more” movement has been around for centuries. Yet today’s minimalist influencers have resurrected minimalism with a decidedly consumerist spin, as modern minimalism is nearly synonymous with decluttering. While there’s a lot of chatter about tidying, it’s radio…

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Building Resilience in the time of COVID

Monday, May 3 at 7 pm This global pandemic has been very disruptive to our normal pace of life. Our routines are off, our social lives disrupted, the well-being of our loved ones weigh heavily on our minds, and we have endless concerns about the future. Some of the best techniques for working through it…

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knitting

Knitting 101 w/Lori Sheffield

Thursday, May 6 at 7 pm As we find ourselves spending more time at home, knitting is a fantastic way to pass the time. This class for beginners will include how to cast on with long-tail thumb method and English-style knit stitch (and purl, too, if time allows). Lori Sheffield is the owner of the…

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Online Shopping – Impulsive or Compulsive?

Thursday, May 13 at 7 pm Approximately 10% of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosis of “compulsive buying disorder”–an emerging and growing problem among persons of all ages and backgrounds. The stressors of the times–including Covid, a fragile economy, and political and social unrest, to name just a few–converge with ubiquitous advertising and…

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Cook Along with Ming – Asparagus Stir-fry with Tofu

Monday, May 17 at 7 pm Chef Ming Louie will demonstrate how to create a delicious vegan dish step by step so attendees can cook along with him and taste the results at home! Ingredients needed for Asparagus Stir-fry with Tofu: 1 bunch asparagus Soy Sauce Oyster or Hoisin (vegan) sauce 1 block of Tofu, extra…

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trivia night

Thursday Trivia Night w/the library on Zoom

Thursday, May 20 at 7 pm Keep your mind fresh and test your general knowledge at our monthly trivia night on Zoom. Compete for the prestige of being Northville’s “smartest” library patron! Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 828 2863 0263 Passcode: 243526

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Tuskegee Airmen

Monday, May 24 at 7 pm In a Memorial Day remembrance and virtual program, we are pleased to present and welcome both Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson and Lt. Col. Harry Stewart of the 332nd Fighter Group of Tuskegee Airmen – Redtails.  The two American heroes will speak about their brave experiences and service during WWII.…

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Evolution of Democracy in the United States

Wednesday, May 26 at 7 pm Historian Christine Cook will present on the evolution of democracy in the United States. Beginning with the thoughts and philosophies common in the colonies prior to the revolution, she’ll discuss the decisions made that led to a democratic republic as the governing principle in the United States. Other topics…

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Between the Lines Book Discussion

Due to current restrictions, in-person events have been suspended.
Please visit our calendar to see the online events we offer.

All are welcome to join our lively, informal book discussions held on the second Monday of each month at 7 pm. Fiction and non-fiction titles are chosen based on professional reviews, awards lists, and recommendations from the group members. No registration needed, just drop in.


The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que’ Mai FICTION

Monday, May 10 at 7 pm
Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. 

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OverDrive (Libby)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 867 3108 4472
Passcode: 231486

NextGen and Books & Brews Book Discussion

Due to current restrictions, in-person events have been suspended.
Please visit our calendar to see the online events we offer.

nextGen for those of us in our 20s & 30s

trivia nightThursday Trivia Night w/the library on Zoom

April 15 at 7 pm (Registration for this event opens Thursday, March 18)
May 20 at 7 pm (Registration for this event opens Thursday, April 15)
Keep your mind fresh and test your general knowledge at our monthly trivia night on Zoom. Compete for the prestige of being Northville’s “smartest” library patron!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 828 2863 0263
Passcode: 243526


Monthly Adult Craft Tutorial on Demand

DIY Hexagon Popsicle Stick Shelf - Released on Vimeo April 7 
DIY String Art - Released on Vimeo May 5

Sustainable Minimalism w/Stephanie Seferian

Tuesday, April 27 at 7 pm
Although minimalism has experienced a rebirth in recent years, the "less is more" movement has been around for centuries. Yet today's minimalist influencers have resurrected minimalism with a decidedly consumerist spin, as modern minimalism is nearly synonymous with decluttering. While there's a lot of chatter about tidying, it's radio silence and crickets when it comes to sustainability. The result? Aspiring minimalists find themselves on an endless hamster wheel of buying, decluttering, buying more, and purging again. Sustainable minimalism is the solution overworked people are seeking but can’t seem to find in any store. Learn how to gain greater mental clarity and increase your free time with fewer possessions. Learn environmentally friendly ways of decluttering and organizing and how to operate a zero-waste home.

Presenter Stephanie Seferian, is a stay-at-home/podcast-from-home mom and author of the book Sustainable Minimalism and the podcast “Sustainable Minimalists”. Her website is mamaminimalist.com.


knittingKnitting 101 w/Lori Sheffield

Thursday, May 6 at 7 pm (Registration for this event opens Monday, April 5)
As we find ourselves spending more time at home, knitting is a fantastic way to pass the time. This class for beginners will include how to cast on with long-tail thumb method and English-style knit stitch (and purl, too, if time allows).

Lori Sheffield is the owner of the yarn shop Skeins on Main Yarn Co. in Rochester, MI.

Suggested materials needed for this class are worsted-weight yarn and US #8 circular knitting needles. Visit your local yarn/crafting store to find class materials.


Until further notice, book discussions will be held virtually on Zoom
For those 21+...this is not your parents’ book club. Kick back, relax and chat about books while enjoying your favorite beverage (BYOB...buy your own beverage). Meets every other month at The Wagon Wheel on Main St.
Adult Crafts on Demand

Due to current restrictions, all events are online. Please visit our calendar to see upcoming virtual events.


Monthly Adult Craft Tutorial on Demand - DIY Hexagon Popsicle Stick Shelf

Wednesday, April 7
Head to the library's Vimeo page to watch this month's adult craft tutorial.
Materials Needed (not provided by the library):

  • popsicle sticks (about 100)
  • tacky glue (most other glue would probably work too)
  • Wood Stain - any shade you choose
  • paintbrush
  • picture hanger (totally optional)
  • Hexagon Shelf Template

Monthly Adult Craft Tutorial on Demand - DIY String Art

Wednesday, May 5
Head to the library's Vimeo page to watch this month's adult craft tutorial.
Materials Needed (not provided by the library):

  • Paper to draw/print out string art template
  • Wood slab (mine is 8 x 10 in)
  • Mini nails, gold
  • Hammer
  • Embroidery thread (ombre colors or any desired color scheme)
  • Scissors
Foreign Films

Our foreign film screenings on Zoom have been postponed until further notice. In the meantime, check out our staff recommendations on our foreign films page that you can access via Kanopy. Connect to Kanopy here. All films are reviewed by a librarian and are intended mainly for an adult audience.

Join us one Monday night each month at 6:30pm to enjoy a well-reviewed film in a foreign language with English subtitles. No registration needed. Just drop in. All films are reviewed by a librarian and are intended mainly for an adult audience.

ESL

Due to current restrictions, all events are online. Please visit our calendar to see upcoming virtual events.

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ESL (English as a Second Language) Conversation Group
Questions: Call 248.349.3020 ext. 220 or email: vdixon@northvillelibrary.org

ESL Conversation Group - online meeting

Tuesdays 10:30 - 12 pm
Join us online for these informal sessions to help improve your English conversation skills.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 873 4814 0872
Password: ndlesl

NDL Writers Group

All sessions Suspended until further notice.

Image of a manual typewriterWe meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Friends Community Room. Must be 18+ to attend.  Just drop in!

Are you a writer looking to network with other writers, share stories and lessons learned? Whether your passion is fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or memoir–come share writing techniques and get supportive feedback.