The Smartest Kids in the World: and How They Got that Way
September 8 at 7 pm
The Smartest Kids in the World: and How They Got that Way (non-fiction) by Amanda Ripley
Parents and teachers join us for this month's book discussion of "The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way". Amanda Ripley's study of how kids from around the world are becoming better educated than Americans will be of interest to all. Just drop in.
Adult Summer Reading Program Prize Winners
Thank you to everyone who participated in this summer's adult summer reading program. Grand prize winners: $50 Next Chapter gift card: Suzanne Carpenter. $10 gift card winners: Halle Bins,Melanie Bugar, Hong Chen, Mary Dixon, Nanci Jenkins, Catherine Loschiavo, Regina Mingela, Allison Pasek, Deborah Stanifer and Joe Thomas. Congratulations!
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make HIstory
Just in time for Victorian Festival! Hear true stories of 19th Century women whose actions significantly altered American society, by challenging the law for equal rights and fighting to change society's attitudes toward women. Presented by Susan Nenadic, author and local historian. Registration required.
Unravel: Teens Knit & Crochet
Tuesday, September 9 > 7 - 9 pm
Casual session for all skill levels; materials and basic instruction provided. Drop in or register online! No experience needed.
Summer Photo Contest Winners
We had an amazing response to our Pure Northville Summer Photo Contest, with 101 entries! The photos were artistic and captured summertime in Northville, which made it difficult to select winners. Here are the results (panel of judges and Facebook votes combined).
First Place: Scenic View Up Main Street by Sarah Bubenheimer; Second Place: Baseball Boys on Bleachers by Janet Oele VanderLugt; Third Place: Waterwheel by Natalia Soss; Fourth Place: Girl Reading in Hammock by Kaiya Lawing. Honorable Mentions: Sock Monkey on Fire Truck by Alex Gruly and Clock at Night by Luc VanVlerah. Although these four photos did not place, the judges felt they deserve special mention. Friday Night Concert by Linda Schwelnus; Little Girl with Bride by Emilia Li; Dog Returning His Book at Library Book Drop by Tracy Thompson; and Girl Peeking Through Library Shelves by Indira Sankaran. Thank you to ALL who participated! Visit the Library in mid-September to see the photo display.
2014 Community Reads Title Announced
The 2014 Community Reads book selection is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by New York Times bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler. In this curious, wonderfully intelligent novel, Fowler brings to life a most unusual American middle-class family, ordinary in every way but one. This is a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences. Book discussions and events are scheduled at five participating libraries: Northville, Novi, Salem-South Lyon, Wixom and Lyon Township beginning September 20 and culminating in the author visit on Tuesday, November 18. Register now for our program Healing Vets & Saving Pets on Thursday, October 30. Learn more.