555 N. Maple Road, Saline, MI 48176 (734) 429-5450 Fax:(734) 944-0600 Mon-Thu 9a-9p Fri-Sat 10a-5p Sun 1p-5p

Please register for adult programs at the Adult Reference Desk, call 429-5450, or email reference@salinelibrary.org. Click here for a printable program flyer.

Book Discussions

Wednesday Night Book Group - Meets at 7 pm in the Brecon Room; newcomers are always welcome! The Book Group will resume in August.

October 8 - Longbourn by Jo Baker
November 12 - Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer

 

Programs

Gone With the Wind Event
Wednesday, October 1, 7-8 pm.
Go back in time to Scarlett's beloved Tara with Kathleen Marcaccio, expert on author Margaret Mitchell and all things Gone With the Wind. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the movie! Registration requested.

Europe by Bus Tour
Sunday, October 19, 2-3 pm.
Have you ever wanted to see Europe but worried about your language skills, getting lost, lodging or how to control costs? A European bus trip is the fun and easy answer.  Janet Sutherland has toured twenty three European countries on 18 different bus trips and will explain choosing a trip, choosing a company and what to expect from this terrific way to explore Europe.  Janet is not employed in any aspect of the travel industry. Registration requested.

Women’s Prisons 1928-2009
Wednesday, October 22, 7-8 pm.
Historian and archivist Joe Oldenburg presents fascinating facts and tales about two women’s prisons, Scott Correctional Facility in Plymouth and Detroit House of Correction.  Registration requested.

Author Event with Julie Lawson Timmer and K.A. Barson
Thursday, October 23, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Debut authors Julie Lawson Timmer (Five Days Left "Authentic and powerful story" from a starred review from Kirkus Reviews) and K.A. Barson (45 Pounds, More or Less called "deliciously relatable, with a lot of laughter on the side" by Rita Garcia-Williams) will read from their books, discuss the writers’ process, and answer questions from the audience. Books will be available for signing.

Get Your Home Ready to Sell
**New Date and Time** Sunday, October 26, 2-3 pm.
Increase your home's value with tips from real estate professional Melissa VanDam. Registration requested.

Amelia Earhart in Michigan
Wednesday, November 5, 7-8 pm.
Amelia Earhart visited Michigan more than 25 times! Discover her life and adventures in a visual presentation by historians Al and Dave Eicher. Registration requested.

International Games Day @ SDL
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 12:00-4:30 pm Libraries across the world are devoting this day to gaming! Join us for some tabletop fun for teens and adults. Bring your own board games to share or try one of ours. Registration requested.

Knitflix
Thursday, November 20, 6-8:30 pm
Bring your crafts and settle in for a movie. Join us as we watch a classic, chat and maybe even get some projects finished. Knitting, crochet and any (not too messy) handicrafts are welcome. Registration requested.

Calligraphy Workshop
Sunday, November 16, 2-4 pm.
Experience the art and technique of calligraphy with a hands-on workshop by expert Scott Wettlaufer. Registration required.

Let’s Go Green
Wednesday, November 19, 7-8 pm.
Learn about alternative energy, fracking, rain barrels, and other environmental issues with Gerald Hasspacher of The Southeast Michigan Group of the Sierra Club. Registration requested.


Computer and eBook Classes

Google Drive
Wednesday, October 1, 7:00-8:30 pm (Computer Lab)
Have a Google or Gmail account? Learn how to use Google Drive to create, store and share files for free. A Google account is required to participate in this class. Registration required.

Online Genealogy Workshop
Thursday, October 2, 7-8 pm.  
Begin your family history search today. Learn to use Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest, and more to build your family tree. Registration is required.
Due to demand a second session has been added on Thursday, October 9, 7-8 pm. Registration required.

Take the Library With You . . . Everywhere!
Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Rd.
Wednesday, October 15, 9-11 am.  Discover the Saline District Library’s growing collection of free download services. A representative from the Saline library will hold a downloads open house in the Senior Center library.  Drop in with  your mobile device and library card, and learn how to access ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and more.

MS Excel Basics
Wednesday, October 15, 7:00-8:30 pm (Computer Lab)
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Beginners and specific questions are welcome. Registration required.

Digital Books, Movies and More
Wednesday, October 29, 7:00-8:30 pm (Computer Lab)
You can get books, audiobooks, music, movies and magazines online for free through the Saline District Library with your library card. Learn how to access all of these services through a computer, smartphone or tablet. Registration required.

Online Shopping
Thursday, November 13, 7:00-8:30 pm
(Computer Lab) Learn tips and tricks for getting the best deals online. Find the right websites and apps to make shopping a little more stress-free this holiday season. Some internet browsing experience required. Registration required.