July 15, 2020

Plymouth District Library eNewsletter
We’re getting closer to our next phase of reopening and it feels great!

Since we kicked it off on June 29, we have processed 2,350 hold requests though curbside service. Employees are delighted to be back in the building, pulling books, movies and music for you. You can place a hold for materials via our catalog  or by calling 734-453-0750, ext. 220.
Patron Pick Up
Cathy Lauren
Our building repair project is nearing completion. Following that, we will begin moving furniture and shelving back into place in preparation for our reopening later this month. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates. Our Grab and Go service, which will offer limited building access and material returns, is our next step.  We will also notify you of the library’s reopening via a special eNewsletter.
Summer Connection
Virtual programs continue – mark your calendars
In case you missed our Insurance Reform Program  

Our insurance reform program in June was a great success – and folks asked that it be offered once more. Plan now to attend on Wednesday, August 5, 12:30 p.m.

Learn more about the new auto no-fault laws from the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Find registration details here.
Attention yo-yo enthusiasts - Tuesday, July 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
If you are between 10 – 17 and want to learn how to do amazing yo-yo tricks from a champion, here’s your chance.

Get started learning with these easy beginner videos and then join us on July 28 at 7 p.m. to show off what you’ve learned and to acquire new skills.

Don’t delay – space is limited.
Language learning update
In conjunction with the Plymouth Canton Community Literacy Council, the English Language Learning group meets each Monday morning in virtual sessions.

All are invited to the conversation session at 10 a.m. and/or the reading session at 11a.m. Trained tutors cover comprehension, pronunciation, grammar, context, and current events.

Mango Languages
For those looking for individualized language opportunities, sign up for Mango Languages and start practicing today!

You'll set up an account with your library card number to be able to save your progress, and then you can learn either on your computer or your mobile device.

There are over 70 available languages to learn, from four varieties of Arabic to Yiddish, Tagalog to Potawatomi. Also available - English with courses for speakers of many other languages. The lessons are short and will fit into your busy days, with opportunities to listen and practice.
Fun stuff from our Youth Department
Every week the youth librarians provide a Tuesday Challenge. This week it’s pigs, puppets and mad-lib – check it out!

Get your family talking about books in the Family Book Club
Help with Difficult Conversations
If you’re feeling ill-prepared in tough conversations or just trying to sort out your own thoughts on complex issues, our online resources may be able to help.

The  Context: Opposing Viewpoints database is perfect for researching all sides on hundreds of issues.

Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, this user-friendly resource features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites.
Telling our COVID story to the next generations of Michiganders
Years from now, historians, students, and researchers will study the 2020 pandemic and wonder how it affected regular everyday people here in Michigan. The Library of Michigan is joining the Historical Society of Michigan in a call for citizen experiences during these past several months and going forward.

Participants are asked to record daily experiences, thoughts, and feelings in diary form, written or video, which will be collected and preserved. Submission of your story is easy.

For those of you who love Bookpage
Bookpage is a terrific monthly magazine with book suggestions, announcements, author interviews and more. For those of you who look forward to it each month in the library, we have a couple of options for you.

Grab a copy of the past few issues on our entrance porch.  Here’s the digital edition, if you prefer.
Laughing it up on Hoopla
Did you know that Hoopla has your favorite stand up comedians with side-splitting humor from today’s top talent and classics from comedy’s greats?

TEENS - Accept the quest & hit the road on a MI Library tour
Prizes await teens as they join the MI Library Quest and accept the challenge to help King Thaddeus Brockwright III rid the kingdom of the feared bronze dragon. The bravest among you will collect codes from participating libraries.

All entries must be submitted by July 30, 2020. All entries with at least 23 codes are eligible for a chance to win fun prizes.

The MI Library Quest challenge was created by public libraries across Michigan and supported in part, by the Library of Michigan.   Get started right here
Plymouth District Library
Plymouth District Library ~ 223 S Main Street ~ Plymouth, MI 48170 ~ 734-453-0750

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