‘Fall’ into a good book at the Riverview Veterans Memorial Library!

The Riverview Veterans Memorial Library is leaping into the fall with fun, free events starting September 4 and finishing up just before the Christmas holiday. Our regular storytimes are back on the weekly schedule! 

Starting Sept. 4, toddlers and preschoolers can join Miss Z for some storytime fun Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. We have an amazing selection of picture books to check out and take home after storytime so the reading fun doesn’t have to end at the Library! 

Library cards are free and take only a few moments to complete. Your new card not only allows you to check out books and other materials at the Library but also at every public library in Wayne County (Detroit public libraries are the only exclusion). 

Your library card also entitles you to an entire catalog of free eBooks. You don’t have to have a Kindle to read an eBook! You can also read eBooks using the Overdrive Libby app. 

Libby works on most handheld devices and takes only a few steps to download. We are here to help you get the most out of your library card! Just call us or stop by the circulation desk. 

While visiting, make sure to take a peek at our used book sale (all proceeds benefit special events programming), check out a fishing pole to try your angling luck on reflection pond before it gets too cold, or pick up a magazine and read it near our beautiful view of the pond.

The staff at the RVML welcomes you to check out what is happening at your library soon and hopes you will visit often.


September 4-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. 

September 9 – Monthly Book Club @ 7 p.m. 
This month, the book club will discuss their favorite summer reads and choose the books the Club will read during the winter and spring months. 

September 13 – 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. 

September 17 – Drop-In Tech Help | 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Get help with eBooks, eReaders, laptops, smart phones and personal tablets. All questions are welcomed. Patrons will be helped in the order that they arrive. There is a max of 15 minutes per person, per session. 

September 17 – Art Night: Lunch Notes & Mini Greeting Cards | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Learn how to make your own inexpensive lunch notes and small greeting cards for the special people in your life. We will create cards and envelopes using upcycled materials. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. 

September 21 – Family Puzzle Competition | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
Families will be given three hours to complete a jigsaw puzzle. The family that finishes their entire puzzle first will win a prize basket! All competing families will be provided puzzles and snacks. Limited to 10 families. Each team can have up to four adult members. Registration is required. 

September 23 @ 6:30 p.m.
Author Presentation: Soldiers of a Different Cloth: Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II with John Wukovits

The RVML is honored to have author John Wukovits of Trenton, Michigan discuss his book Soldiers of a Different Cloth. Wukovits tells the story of 35 chaplains and missionaries who experienced the Death March in the Philippines and the realities of wartime Hell Ships. From Dachau to Belgium, the priests and nuns were counselor, friend and parent to young soldiers. Registration is required. 

September 24 – 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.

October 1 @ 6:30 p.m. 
Author Presentation: Wicked Women of Detroit with Tobin T. Buhk

Spend an evening with author Tobin T. Buhk and his book about Detroit’s most violent, clever and misunderstood female criminals. Registration required. 

October 7 – Monthly Book Club @ 7 p.m. 
Club members will discuss Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas. All are welcome! Plenty of copies are available at the Circulation Desk. 

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. 

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 and on our Facebook page. Happy Reading!

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