I geek the digitized Northville Record! The newspaper articles from the late 19th century are a fascinating glimpse into the Northville of the past.
-- Heidi Nielson, Archivist and Curator, Mill Race Historical Village
Why I love my library: : I do have an unshakable curiosity, since I aim for resonating knowledge in my poetry and fiction. My greatest compliment to someone is to say that I learn so much from them. Imagine what I think about libraries: a library is the gift of what I hanker to know about in the universe. All it takes is turning one page after the other!
-- Kathleen Ripley Leo, Poet
As a child, I remember going to the library with my mom and discovering the "Betsy" series of books by Carolyn Haywood and the "Henry Huggins" and "Beezus and Ramona" series by Beverly Cleary. I loved being able to find the next book in each series to find out what new adventures Betsy, Beezus and Ramona, or Henry and his dog Ribsy would experience. Sometimes, just for fun, I still go to the children's section to reassure myself that my old friends are still around, and are still entertaining kids today.
-- Sue Campbell, Director, Northville Youth Assistance
I love the library! As a homeschool family, we always have many library books spread around our house to read. Volunteering at the library has been one of my favorite volunteer experiences. The librarians and wonderful to work with; always kind, smiling, and willingg to help. The library has had a huge influence on my life. The countless books we have checked out have taught me so much and brought me to many new worlds. We've benefited from many other services and resources the library offers including movies, magazines, wonderful educat
ional programs, rentals, used book sales, and so much more.
I geek the library :)
-- Molly Pelic, Teen Volunteer
Why the library is important to me. It's the 3 in 1 place for inspiration, creativity and innovation. The Northville library has the comforts of home, super helpful people, and bountiful resources including the internet. Research it, see it and then make it!
-- Vic Leo, Glassblower & Sculptor
I believe for local business owners such as myself, and residents of the community, it’s important to support the local library. It’s a staple in the community that promotes sharing, education, human to human interaction and that hands-on experience that us as humans need and cannot obtain in the digital world.
-- Dan Comaianni, Owner, Next Chapter & Bistro Bookstore
Having moved to a new area with small children, the first place we went to was the local library. Attending storytimes and library programs helped the entire family build relationships within the community that we continue to cherish. The local library is the first welcome center of any community.
-- James Kuhl, Producing Artistic Director, Tipping Point Theatre
I geek the library because of its constant supply of inspiration. Whether looking for images by a particular artist, tips on an artistic technique, or just an opportunity to "get away from it all", the library is the place I go to dream.
-- Joan Thomas, Director, The Northville Art House
Libraries have always been important to me. I grew up in Detroit, and as I started school my parents would take me to the Parkman branch library (designed by the same architect who built much of Northville's Wayne County Training Center). I had my own library card, and I would check out a stack of books. I would have them all read in the car by the time we got home. I quickly went through every book in the youngsters' section and my parents had to check out books for me from the older kids' section. We moved and left that wonderful old building behind, but at the new house we were half way between the Sherwood Forest and Bella Hubbard branches, and I could ride my bike to them both. I made weekly trips to the branch libraries as long as weather permitted.
When I was old enough to take the Dexter bus ($.20) by myself to Detroit's Main Library, I got to work on research papers and explore. I was delighted when they expanded it. My uncle, Sam Cashwan, did the Tom Thumb statue in the new children's section, but of course I wouldn't be caught dead in there -- I was 13.
So eventually I grew up (some would say), and when my wife, my son and I moved to Northville we discovered this quiet gem, tucked behind the city hall, full of wonderful people and books and videos and a well-stocked local history room. I have spent hours and hours there researching presentations for the township's Historic District Commission on the Waterford area, the Wayne County Training Center, and the many institutions that dotted our landscape.
I am delighted to see the library evolving to embrace the new technologies that so captivate our young people. Thank you all for making it such a warm and comfortable place. Sure, it's easier to look something up online from home, but it seems so much more authoritative when you have dug the information out in this very special space.
-- Fred Shadko, Northville Township Trustee
I geek audiobooks! Over 20 years ago, while commuting over an hour from home to work, I discovered audiobooks. My daily commute is less these days, but not my passion for listening to great reads. Now with audiobooks from the Library downloaded to my MP3 player and phone, I listen when I exercise, relax, and do household chores as well as on my drive to work.
-- Julie Herrin, Library Director
I geek cooking! It is a great creative outlet. However, being a 3-time cancer survivor, and having gone for years without a sense of taste due to the damaging effects of radiation treatment, it is terrific to once again appreciate food. Ah, the things we take for granted...
I now chair Northville's Dining Light group whose challenge is to create dishes that are low in fats, sugar and salt yet without sacrificing flavor. The Library provides great resources in terms of books and magazines that help us to reach our goal of healthier, yet delicious meals. And you cannot beat the price!
Dr. James T. Morché
Library Trustees Member
I geek vegan cooking! I use the library for vegan cookbooks and meal ideas, and by using these resources, I have lost 13 lbs since January!
-- Cynthia Simpson, Reference Librarian
I geek digital libraries! Our public libraries host a plethora of "digital libraries" to peruse, from Download Destination and its downloadable eBooks/audio books to our Northville History Index and its rich local history. When the library is closed or I'm on the road, I can access digital libraries 24/7.
-- Allison Brueckner, Digital Services Librarian
I geek Chinese food! Chinese food is good.
I geek robotics! I love building and programming robots. I started in 2009 and have been roboting ever since.
-- Max Pelic
I geek American Sign Language! I took an American Sign Language class at my homeschool co-op. I became interested in learning more, so I did some tutoring and continued learning in an online program. I now sign the music at some of my church services.
-- Molly Pelic
I geek technology! In all forms and function, from videos games to ebooks to wireless to digital scanning and more, you'll find them and more at your local Library!
-- Michael McEvoy, Technology Coordinator
I geek movies! I have just loved movies since I was a kid and I watch one at least once a day! Any chance I get I watch one.
-- Jamie Jonas
I geek Mackinac Island! I have been in the Mackinac Island Honor Guard for two years. In August I will go again to the Island with my friends and act as a tour guide there. It is the most magical place on Earth.
I geek reading and writing! I LOVE TO READ! Many who know me can testify to this, just as they can testify to my love of writing. I guess I love to read because I love being able to jump into a world so much more interesting than mine will ever be. I love how, even when you are back in reality, you still feel as though you are in a different world. After all, reading is, in my opinion, the cheapest way to travel. I find books truly magical, and it seems as though no matter how many I read I can simply never get enough of literature. I love all books, but I'd have to say I'm partial to fantasy, fiction, and any related genre. My next great love is writing. While I am always reluctant to share my writings, many who read what I have written admire my work. I am only fourteen years old, but at the urging of my friends I have begun writing a story that they think I should someday publish into a novel. Wish me the best!
-- Alexis Aulepp
I geek piano! I geek piano!
I geek softball! i've loved softball since i was little
I geek gymnastics! i have been doing gymnastics for as long as i can remember and still GEEK it. i hope the US team can get gold with Jordyn Weiber and Gabby Douglas.
-- Erin McCallum
I geek geneaology! After I got interested in history, I've been wondering who my ancestors really were and where they came from.
-- Kevin N. Moser
I geek Hunger Games! At school I heard of the Hunger Games, so I decided to try it out and read it. When I read the first book ,it was instantly interesting. When I finished it, I read it over and over again.
I geek languages! Language is a fundamental component of humanity, and what makes us unique in the animal kingdom. There are somewhere between 6,000 and 7,000 living languages spoken or signed in the world today! Yet despite this vast linguistic diversity, language is the common thread that binds us all together. From the moment we are born, language provides the means to express our thoughts, beliefs, and desires. It is the way we encode and share the inner workings of our complicated and intelligent human minds. So whether you speak French or Farsi, one language or five, why not consider learning another one? Start at your library!
-- Abaries Farhad
I geek Hunger Games! The first time I saw it, it was like WOW you know.It is just awesome.
-- Emily Honjas
I geek Writing! Writing is my life. End of story. Tombstone.
I geek flute! Band is my life! I especially enjoy marching, no matter how tiring it is!
I geek bicycling! This summer, beinning March 7th, I have bicycled over 1,000 miles. I often utilize the library's books and magazines about bicycle maintenance. What a Great summer!
-- Elizabeth Erdody
I geek playing tennis! I geek watching tennis! My weekly practices and competitive matches are a highlight of my week. Tennis is great exercise, but I also enjoy the comaraderie of my team members and the strategy of playing doubles tennis...great fun to outwit an opponent. I checked out Andre Agassi's autobiography "Open" to read as soon as the Library owned a copy in order to read the firsthand account of a tennis great. The Library also offers a great DVD on tennis drills and many other tennis related books. I geek match point!
-- Karen Fehl, Public Relations Librarian
I geek events! Events bring vitality to communities and are an excellent way to connect residents, businesses and other community services. The Northville Chamber of Commerce organizes many of the Northville community events, including the Farmers' Market, Flower Sale, Summer Carnival, Grub Crawl, Victorian Festival, Car Tunes and Holiday Lighted Parade.
-- Traci Sincock
I geek vintage! I am endlessly fascinated with objects that possess a bit of history and mystery. For this reason I appreciate vintage jewelry, clothing, furnishings and textiles. The library has a wonderful selection of books on vintage clothing and antique furnishings.
-- Dorie Freebury, Head of Youth Services