Snow is falling, books are calling


The Riverview Veterans Memorial Library is adding almost 350 new books, magazines and DVDs to its collection each month—all you need is your library card to borrow them for up to three weeks! We also provide free access to the internet, free community programming and free use of the community room for most groups needing a place to meet. These colder months are a great time to come inside and learn a new craft or finish a puzzle with friends and family. Our events are always free and only require registration by phone or a quick stop at our circulation desk. Wishing you a wonderful start to 2020 and we hope to see you soon and often! 

Dates and times listed below are subject to change. Please check our Facebook page, website or give us a call for the most up-to-date information. 

Upcoming Events

January 8 – April 30 | Storytimes with Mrs. K & 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 appreciated. 

January 8  – Drop-In Coloring Night (ages 18+)  |  6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  

Spend a relaxing evening in our community room coloring Winter-themed art pages while enjoying light refreshments and interesting conversation. Registration is appreciated.

January 15 – What I Can Do About Suicide & Stigma: A Conversation @ 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

The Riverview Library and The Guidance Center invite you to join us for an evening conversation about the stigma of mental health. Listen to short stories of people living in resilience or share your own! Speakers will include Kathy Thompson from Wellness Counseling and Jeffrey Meyers and Jill Fedrick from The Guidance Center. Light refreshments served. Registration appreciated.

January 17 – 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 appreciated. 

January 20  – Library Closed  |  In Observance of Martin Luther King Day

January 21 – Art Night: New Year Vision/Dream Boards |  6 p.m.  

Participants can create an inspirational and motivational visual display of the things they wish to be, do, or have in 2020. All materials provided. Registration is required.

January 25 – 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. 

January 28 – Family Fun Night: Yoga N’ Books with Barb Prusak  |  6:30 p.m.

Families will hear stories and learn yoga with Ms. Barb! Registration is required.

February 3 – Monthly Book Club @ 7 p.m. 

This month’s book club selection is Run by Ann Patchett. Plenty of copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

February 5 – WSU SAFE Program: Protecting Yourself from Scams and Identity Theft @ 2 p.m. 

Learn how to protect yourself from scams and identity theft with the help of the experts from Wayne State University’s Gerontology Department. The WSU SAFE Program will teach participants to recognize a scam, protect their personal information and hear about the anatomy of popular scams. Registration appreciated.

February 8 – Drop-In Valentine’s Day Art Workshop  |  1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  

Drop-in to the RVML to create Valentine’s Day works of art. We will provide the space and materials and you bring the creativity. All ages event.

February 10 – Tax Talk with Liberty Tax  |  6 p.m. 

Join our neighbors from Liberty Tax for a discussion about new tax laws and get your questions answered about your own taxes before April 15. Registration is appreciated.

February 11 – Drop-In Coloring Night (ages 18+)  |  6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  

Spend a relaxing evening in our community room coloring Valentine’s Day-themed art pages while enjoying light refreshments and interesting conversation. Registration 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 & on our Facebook page. Happy Reading!

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