FROM THE LIBRARY
Did you know that Riverview residents have FREE access to thousands of eBooks through the Riverview Veterans Memorial Library digital catalog? All you need to access these books is a library card and a smart device. OverDrive has created a great app for eBook reading called Libby. It is free to download and gives you the ability to read books anywhere, anytime on your device. Visit https://meet.libbyapp.com to learn more. If you need help accessing these resources or you need a new library card, stop in and see us!
We are so pleased to be able to offer new events and children’s programming to patrons of all ages and interests. These colder months are a great time to come inside and learn a new craft or pick up some reading materials to enjoy while snuggled up on the couch. Our events are always free and only require registration by phone or a quick stop at our circulation desk. The staff at the RVML welcomes you to check out what is happening at your Library soon and we hope you will visit often.
October 2 – December 19 | Storytimes with Ms. Z!
Wednesdays | Toddlers (2-3 years old) @ 11 a.m.
Thursdays | Preschoolers (3-5 years old) @ 11 a.m.
Toddlers and Preschoolers (and their adults) will enjoy stories, songs, games, crafts and a yummy snack each week. Registration is not required but is appreciated.
October 7 – Monthly Book Club @ 7:00 p.m.
This month’s book club selection is Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas. Plenty of copies are available at the Circulation Desk.
October 9 – PBS Documentary Preview: Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns
Country Music is an eight-part, 16-hour documentary series that explores the history of a uniquely American art form. This Ken Burns documentary explores the roots of country music and the fascinating characters that helped create and shape it. The 45-minute preview gives viewers a glimpse into stories that create a vivid history of country music. Light refreshments provided. Registration is required.
October 11 – Open Mic Night @ 6:30 p.m.
Come & share your one-of-a-kind writing, art, song, or dance with a welcoming audience. Participants & attendees will also enjoy a delish nacho bar. Registration is appreciated.
October 12 – Library Closed | News Herald Invitational
October 14 – Community Conversation: An Open Dialogue about Mental Health @ 6:30 p.m.
Families are invited to join us for an open dialogue about the issues that affect our daily lives and the lives of those we care about. The informal conversation may include topics like anxiety, stress, mindfulness and depression. We have invited Kathy Thompson, a Professional Licensed Counselor from Wellness Counseling in Southgate, to guide the discussion. Light refreshments served. Registration is appreciated.
October 15 – Drop-In Tech Help | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Get help with eBooks, eReaders, laptops, smart phones and personal tablets. All questions are welcomed. Patrons are helped in the order that they arrive.
October 15 – Art Night: Artist Trading Cards | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Learn how to make your own miniature pieces of art to trade with fellow artists or to give as sweet gifts during the holidays. Participants will learn about the history of the cards, the techniques used to make the cards ‘pop’ and get the opportunity to experiment with different mediums and techniques. All materials provided. Registration is required.
October 19 – Halloween Storytime @ 11 a.m.
We are celebrating Halloween with silly, spooky stories, a special craft and a Halloween costume parade. There may even be a few sweet treats to enjoy. Registration is required.
October 21 – Author Presentation @ 6:30 p.m.
Author Presentation: Dogfight Over Tokyo with John Wukovits
The RVML is honored to have author John Wukovits visit with us to discuss his new book Dogfight Over Tokyo. Wukovits tells the inspiring but tragic story of Air Group 88’s pilots and crews who were ferociously attacked by 20 Japanese planes. The Dogfight author draws upon participant letters, interviews and newspaper/radio accounts to tell the story of the last dogfight of WWII. Registration is required.
October 23 – Drop-In Coloring Night (ages 18+) | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Spend a relaxing evening in our community room coloring beautiful Halloween-themed art pages while enjoying light refreshments and interesting conversation. Registration is appreciated.
October 29 – Family Storytime @ 6:30 p.m.
Families will be treated to stories, play games and make a craft with Ms. Z! Pajamas are optional but are encouraged. Registration is required.
October 31 – Halloween!
Stop by the Library for a little treat! While supplies last.
November 4 – Monthly Book Club @ 7:00 p.m.
This month’s book club selection is The Golden Egg by Donna Leon. Plenty of copies are available at the Circulation Desk.
November 11 – Veterans Day | Library Closed in Observance
November 12 – Art Night: Thanksgiving Craft | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Join us to make keepsake crafts to help decorate your home just in time for Thanksgiving. Participants will make a beautiful fall leaf wreath and a keepsake “thankful for” tree picture using old book pages. All materials provided. Registration is required.
November 16 – Family Puzzle Competition | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Families are given three hours to complete a jigsaw puzzle. The family that finishes their entire puzzle first will win a prize basket! All puzzles and snacks are provided. Limited to 10 families. Each team can have up to four adult members. Registration is required.
November 19 – Drop-In Tech Help | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Get help with eBooks, eReaders, laptops, smart phones and personal tablets. All questions welcome. Patrons are helped in the order that they arrive.
November 19 – Family Storytime @ 6:30 p.m.
Families are invited to practice yoga and hear stories with Ms. Barbara Prusak. Pajamas are optional but are encouraged. Registration is required.
November 23 – Thanksgiving Storytime with Ms. Z @ 11:00 a.m.
Help us celebrate Turkey Day with stories, games and a Thanksgiving craft. Registration is required.
If you are interested in attending our storytimes or events, please register by stopping in at 14300 Sibley Road or by calling us at 734-283-1250. Information about our programming and links to our online resources can be found on our website riverviewpubliclibrary.com & on our Facebook page. Happy Reading!