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.

December 10 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
January 14 - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
February 11 - All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque

 

Programs

Sugar: The Pleasure Trap.
Wednesday, December 3, 6:30-7:30.
Expert Jennifer Zumbrink will discuss the negative impact of sugar and why it’s a threat to your health. Get empowered to kick the sugar habit! Registration requested.

Phone & Mail Scams
Thursday, December 11, 7-8 pm.
Learn about common scams and get tips from the Senior Brigade on how to reduce incoming phone calls and junk mail, presented by Justine Bykowski. Registration requested.

Health Insurance Marketplace (ObamaCare): Everything You Need to Know
Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7-8 pm.  
Open enrollment for the Marketplace is from now until Feb. 15, 2015.  Come to this session if you need health insurance, have questions about the Affordable Care Act, have current insurance through the Marketplace, or wonder what your eligibility would be for help in lowering the cost of insurance.  Certified Marketplace Navigator, Dr. Lois Berman, will discuss what you need to know.  Registration is required.  For consultation with a Navigator, you can call 734-961-1088.

Winter Nesters Reading Program for Older Readers: Saline District Library and Saline Area Senior Center
January 21- March 16, 2015.  
Read books and win prizes this winter.  Register at the Senior Center, 7190 Maple Rd., 429-9274; read 5 books, and pick up a prize at the Saline District Library.  A tea and raffle will be held at the Senior Center on March 18, 9 am.

Washtenaw Literacy ABCs
Thursday, January 22, 2-3 pm.
Come and learn about volunteer options with Washtenaw Literacy!  You can help change the world, one word at a time.

Knitflix: Cinema & Crafts
January 22, 6:30-8:30 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 other handicrafts are welcome. Registration requested.

Business Resources at the Library
Tuesday, February 10, 7-9 pm.  
Thinking of starting or growing a business?  The Michigan eLibrary has great resources that you can use to help you succeed.  Corey Seeman, librarian at the Ross School of Business at Michigan, will showcase the business resources that are available at no cost to you.

Detroit Mafia: The Silent Syndicate
Sunday, February 15, 2-3 pm.
Go inside the belly of the beast that is the stealthy Detroit Mafia, surviving in the shadows. Author Scott Burnstein will trace the syndicate from its meager early 20th Century roots to its rise in prominence during Prohibition and into the U.S. mob’s glory era of the 1950s and 60s, all the way through the Jimmy Hoffa disappearance in the 1970s and the bloody, drug-filled 1980s into the Family’s major racketeering bust of the 1990s and revival in the New Millennium. With rare photos of the figures and events spoken about displayed on a projector, the audience hears stories about bootlegging, labor union politics, Las Vegas and legendary local staples like Greektown, the Machus Red Fox, the Oakland Bath House, the Cream of Michigan Café, Home Juice co, the Southfield Athletic Club, the Wolverine and Hillcrest Golf Clubs, the Spaghetti Palace, Hazel Park Raceway, and much, much more. Registration requested.


Computer and eBook Classes

Where Are My Files?
Wednesday, December 10, 1:15-2:45 pm.
Make your files easier to find and use by organizing and managing them. Learn how to save various types of files and create a system for saving different versions of items like resumes. Beginners and specific questions are welcome. Registration required.

Digital Books, Movies and More
Wednesday, December 17, 1:15-2:45 pm.
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.

What’s an App?
Wednesday, January 7, 1:15-2:45 pm.
Did you get a new device during the holidays? Get some tips and tricks on how to use it. Find out how to access books, movies, magazines through the library and various apps. Registration required.

Library Downloads at the Senior Center
Friday, January 23, 2015, 9-11 am.  
Drop in the Senior Center with your mobile device and library card and learn how to access free ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and more with help from Saline District Library staff.

Google Drive
Thursday, January 29, 7-8:30 pm.
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.

MS Word Basics
Wednesday, February 4, 1:15-2:45 pm.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Beginners and specific questions are welcome. Registration required.

Business Resources at the Library
Tuesday, February 10, 7-9 pm.  
Thinking of starting or growing a business?  The Michigan eLibrary has great resources that you can use to help you succeed.  Corey Seeman, librarian at the Ross School of Business at Michigan, will showcase the business resources that are available at no cost to you.

MS Excel Basics
Wednesday, February 18, 1:15-2:45 pm.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Beginners and specific questions are welcome. Registration required.