Adult Programs

Adult Programs
Registration requested for all programs,
unless otherwise noted. Space is limited,
so register online @
or by calling 248-698-4942 ext. 2.
Free downloadable books and audiobooks
Movie Matinee for Adults
This demonstration will provide an overview of how
to download library books using your iPad, Nook,
Kindle, computer, smartphone and more.
Please call for featured title and
to register. Free popcorn! Second
Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm
January 9, February 13, March 13,
April 10, May 8
Monday January 6, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Computer & Technology Assistance
Exasperated with your ereader?
Frustrated with Facebook?
Confused by computers? Register
for a free half hour of individual
support from a librarian. Subject
to staff availability. Please call
248-698-4942, ext 2 to schedule a help session.
Internet Basics
“Just go online.” You hear it all the time, but what does
that mean and how do you do it? Get the basics about
using the internet in this demonstration class for all
levels of computer users.
Friday January 31, 10:30 am – noon
Great Michigan Read Programs
Great Michigan Read:
Annie’s Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg
Join nearly 300 other organizations
in this state-wide reading initiative.
The 2014 selection is part memoir
and part detective story illuminating
the author’s discovery that his mother
had a sister hidden away in Eloise, a
psychiatric institution in Westland.
Copies of the book and reading guides will be available at
the library. The Great Michigan Read is presented by the
Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer
and the National Endowment for the Humanities
Book Discussion:
Dig deeper into the themes of the book: family secrets, immigration, mental illness, and more.
Tuesday February 11, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Who You Callin’ Crazy?
OCC History Professor Emeritus Dennis Fiems examines
the crazy ways mentally ill people have been diagnosed
and treated through world history.
Wednesday February 12, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Researching Your Family’s Heritage
with Kris Rzepczynski from the Library of Michigan.
We will explore key resources: census records,
newspapers, online tools and databases, plus share
strategies for finding your elusive ancestors.
Monday February 24, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Photo Preservation Workshop
with Priceless Photo Preservation from Ann Arbor.
We’ll help you shake off your paralysis and get those
boxes of photos, diaries, and memorabilia out of the
closet, basement, or attic and protect your priceless
memories for future generations.
Saturday March 29, 10:30 am - noon
Re-creating Eloise
Michigan Notable Book Award
winning author D. E. Johnson
will discuss Eloise Hospital as it
was in the early 1900’s as well
as the changes in the institution
through the Great Depression.
His books will be available to purchase.
Wednesday April 30, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Adult Programs page 2
Registration requested for all programs,
unless otherwise noted. Space is limited,
so register online @
or by calling 248-698-4942 ext. 2.
Computer Club
Read and Discuss
Continue learning more
about computers and
technology in a supportive
environment. Ask questions, share your tips, plus
monthly topics. All levels
of users welcome. No
registration required - just drop in!
First Thursday each month from 10:30 am - noon
No meeting January 2
Book group is led by OCC Professor Emeritus Sandra
Sutherland. 6:30 – 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday each
month. Adults of all ages are invited to join the group!
January 14: The Photograph by Penelope Lively
February 11: Annie’s Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg
March 11: Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
April 8: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
May 13: Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
February 6: Electronic resources
March 6: Windows 8 - with Shaun Moen
April 3: Phone & Mail Scams - Attorney General’s Office
May 1: Tumblr
at Dublin Community Senior Center, 685 Union Lake Rd.
Want a daytime book group? This group is for people 50
years of age and older, usually meeting the third Thursday
each month from 10:30 – 11:30 am.
January 16, February 13, March 20, April 17 and May 15
Senior Book Group
Special Programs
Health Care Law:
What it Means For You
Bedazzled & Bejeweled
Community Bridges Certified
Healthcare Marketplace Navigators
will provide accurate information
about health insurance under the
Affordable Care Act.
Monday January 27, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Not the games, but the real thing! Learn
about diamond mining, precious gemstones, pearls and appraising jewelry from
Christi Brown of Waterfall
Jewelers. Several lucky members of the
audience will win gift cards for the store.
Monday March 24, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Crafty Saturday – Knit & Crochet
Jazz Concert
Knit or crochet “Magic Hug” squares to spread love to
needy children. All skill levels of welcome, including beginners! For teens & adults. Please bring #10 knitting needles,
or an H, I, or K crochet hook. Yarn provided.
Saturday February 1, 10:30 am – noon
Hear the history of Detroit's jazz & blues roots, focusing
on the jump and swing jazz of the 40’s & 50’s with musical
examples from the all-star trio of saxophonist Larry Smith,
drummer R. J. Spangler and guitarist Oliver Nevels.
Wednesday May 7, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Pruning Primer
Michigan Week Family Program
Fearful when faced with pruning? Or do
you go crazy with the clippers? Master
Gardener Ellen Zimmerman will help
you tackle your pruning with precision
and tame your trees and shrubs correctly.
Monday March 3, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Teacher, musician, and author Anita
Pinson will share Great Lakes traditional
folk songs and original stories from her
award winning book Voices Across the Lakes.
Books will be available to purchase.
Children under 12 welcome with caregiver.
Monday May 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pm