Adult Summer Reading: Devour Good Books
Registration begins June 17
Our Adult Summer Reading Program runs from June 17 through July 29. Read for fun and a chance to win prizes. Stop by the Adult Reference Desk for summer reading information.
To register online, click on the program names below. To register in person, stop by the Adult Reference Desk or call 313-531-5960 ext. 103.
Create a Book to Devour
Saturday, June 29, 11:30 a.m.
In keeping with our summer reading theme The Cookie Lady will show you how to decorate a cookie to look like a book cover, and she’ll share other edible book ideas. Space is limited for this cookie decorating class – registration required.
Local Author Fair
Saturday, August 17, 1-3 p.m.
Don’t miss the Library’s 2nd annual Local Author Fair. Local authors from Redford and surrounding communities will be here to share their works. Stop by anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. to meet the authors and talk with them about their publications. Books will be available for purchase during the fair. Light refreshments will be served.
Call for Authors!
The Author Fair provides a forum for local authors to promote their published works. It will give authors an opportunity to network with each other, to present their works to others in the community, and to exchange tips on writing and publishing.
Participation is limited. Pick up an application at the Adult Reference Desk or print one HERE.
Thinking of starting a business? Have questions about marketing or growing your existing small business? The Library has teamed with experts from SCORE, offering free one-on-one mentoring sessions to answer your questions. Appointments are available on the third Tuesday of each month. When you sign up at the Adult Reference Desk, ask about our business books and databases, too!
Come for our monthly movies, held on the last Wednesday of the month. The movie on the big screen is free and so is the popcorn! To register online, click on the movie titles below. To register in person, stop by the Adult Reference Desk or call 313-531-5960 ext. 103.
The Guilt Trip
May 29 @ 6:00 p.m.
STARRING: Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen
As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride.
Julie & Julia
Wednesday, June 26 @ 6:00 p.m.
STARRING: Meryl Streep and Amy Adams
Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.
Oz the Great and Powerful
Wednesday, July 24 @ 6:00 p.m.
STARRING: James Franco and Mila Kunis
A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.
Wednesday, August 28 @ 6:00 p.m.
STARRING: Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon
A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.
Redford Recreational Readers
If you're a reader who would like an opportunity to discuss books with others, join the Redford Recreational Readers, our book discussion group for adults. We will be meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm, in one of the 2nd floor meeting rooms. Each month you'll have an opportunity to meet fellow book lovers, share in group discussion of a selected book and suggest titles for future discussions.
Registration is not required, but the library has limited copies of each book. If you sign up in advance at the Adult Reference Desk, we'll make every effort to obtain a copy for you from another library.
Our current book discussion titles:
Wednesday, June 12: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The story of a group of Americans and English on a sojourn from Paris to Paloma, evokes in poignant detail, life among the expatriates on Paris's Left Bank, during the 1920s and conveys in brutally realistic descriptions the power and danger of bullfighting in Spain.
Wednesday, July 10: The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Eight students gather in Lillian's Restaurant every Monday night for cooking class. It soon becomes clear, however, that each one seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen as Chef Lillian, a woman whose connection with food is both soulful and exacting, helps them to create dishes whose flavor and techniques expand beyond the restaurant and into the secret corners of her students' lives.
Wednesday, August 14: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh also available as Book on CD, downloadable eBook and downloadable audiobook
Victoria Jones grows up in the foster care system after having been abandoned by her mother at birth. During Victoria’s ninth summer, social worker Meredith Combs arranges for Victoria to live on a Napa vineyard with caretaker Elizabeth Anderson. Although Victoria is difficult to get along with, the two grow close. Elizabeth, who knows the Victorian language of flowers, shares this passion with Victoria.
A complete list of our book discussion titles is available here.
A book discussion group that focuses on books on history meets the first Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8 pm. For further information, please contact Jim White at (734) 261-0874.
Coping with loss can be difficult. This group will discuss book topics related to grief, loss and healing. The group will be held in a private room with comfortable seating. Snacks will be provided. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 - 8 pm. For further information, please contact Margie Martin, Grief Support Service Manager, at (313) 578-6328.
Knit or Crochet for Charity
Thank you for your generosity to WarmUp America! We have such an abundance of squares that our volunteers need more time to make quilts. We can not accept any more squares until further notice.
Visit our new coupon exchange in the copier alcove. Drop off coupons you can’t use, and pick up those you need!