Adult Events

We recommend wearing a mask when attending in-person programs.
Please visit our calendar to see the online and in-person events we offer.

Becoming the Motor City: A Timeline of Detroit’s Auto Industry with Author Paul Vachon

Monday, September 27 at 7 pm (In person in the Carlo Meeting Room at the Library) Detroit author and historian Paul Vachon will be sharing the highlights of his newest book that traces the evolution of the auto industry in Detroit. Beginning with the early tinkerings of Ransom Olds, Henry Ford, Charles King, and others, these pioneers…

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3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee

Tuesday, September 28 at 7 pm IN PERSON AT GENITTI’S HOLE-IN-THE-WALL Are you a spelling geek who likes the taste of victory? This Bee will combine some of that nostalgic middle-school spelling bee vibe with a super-fun, laid-back atmosphere, the option of beer, and the guarantee that each round will get more and more ridiculous.…

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Maybury Sanatorium: The Fresh Air Cure with Joe Oldenburg

Monday, October 4 at 7 pm (at the Northville District Library in the Carlo Meeting Room) Tuesday, October 5 at 7 pm (at the Northville Township Hall, 44405 Six Mile Rd.) Before 1900 tuberculosis killed 1 out of 7 people who had ever lived. To combat this terrible disease, Detroit built Maybury Sanatorium in Northville…

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Books & Brews Book Discussion: A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett

Tuesday, October 5 at 7 pm (at the Wagon Wheel Lounge) An inspiring true story about unwavering belief in humanity and an urgent call to free those buried alive by America’s legal system–from a gifted young lawyer’s powerful voice in the movement to transform the system. Registration Required. Libby, by OverDrive

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Connect with Facebook

Thursday, October 7: 11 am – 12 pm Connect with family and friends with Facebook. Use messenger to text and video chat, add photos and share memories, shop on the marketplace, and create events. Basic Facebook features and tips will be demonstrated. Registration Required. What you need: Facebook username & password Laptop or tablet to follow…

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Seeking Dead People: Cemetery Research Online & In Person with Katherine Willson

Thursday, October 7 at 7 pm (In person in the Carlo Meeting Room at the Library) In addition to locating your ancestors’ graves and gathering birth & death information from the headstones, have you also checked with the cemetery office to see if additional information exists? Have you contacted the funeral home to see if…

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Between the Lines Book Discussion: The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz FICTION

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz Monday, October 11 at 7 pm (In person in the Carlo Meeting Room at the Library) A struggling writer steals a plot from a student and his life changes overnight. Suddenly, he’s the toast of the literary community and a household name. But someone knows what he did —…

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The Armenian Genocide and Me: a Family History Exploration

Thursday, October 14 at 7 pm  (In person in the Carlo Meeting Room at the Library) Join us during Family History Month for Ariana Kabodian’s exploration of her family’s connections to and the legacy of the 1915-1923 Armenian Genocide. Kabodian is the author of the 2021 book “Forget Me Not: Armenian Genocide Recollections,” which she…

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WWII in Their Own Words with Larry Martin: Bill Ingram Part 1

Monday, October 18 at 7 pm (Online Event) Bill Ingram enlisted in Navy about six months before the U S was drawn into WWII on his 17th birthday in June of 1941. He was ordered to the Heavy Cruiser Houston CA-30 as a powder monkey on the 8 inch guns. Larry Martin will share his…

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Sinatra! with Stuart Johnson

Sinatra! with Stuart Johnson – Part 1 Tuesday, October 19 at 7 pm (Online Event) Sinatra! with Stuart Johnson – Part 2 Tuesday, October 26 at 7 pm (Online Event) SINATRA!  “The Voice.” “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” “The Chairman of the Board.” The Greatest Singer of American popular music in the 20th Century died May 14, 1998…

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trivia night

Thursday Trivia Night w/the library on Zoom

Thursday, October 21 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! Registration Required. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82828630263?pwd=T2FxaXBHb2lpeEptNGM3SEpRcUZ6QT09 Meeting ID: 828 2863 0263 Passcode: 243526

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DIA Behind the Seen: Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City 1950-2020

Monday, November 1 at 7 pm (Online Event) Experience the iconic car styles of Detroit during the past sixty years through the eyes of the car designers who created them. Feel the excitement of designing cars for the future, the impact of incorporating cultural style trends and technologies, and the responsibility of creating comfortable and…

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