BOOK BUNDLES
Need help picking out books? Try a book bundle! Each bundle will include 3 books based on your choice of genre and format. Use this form to request a book bundle from the Bennett Civic Center Library. A staff member will call you to schedule a pickup time. You can also request Music CDs with this form. Find more information about our curbside pickup here: livonialibrary.info/2020/06/05/reopeningplans.

 

KRISTY’S HOME CRAFTS
Have you been missing our Craft programs? Check out some of these crafts that you can complete from home.

WEBINARS AND ZOOM PROGRAMS
Check out our events listings for all of our Livonia Public Library online programs and events. You can also try these free webinars (participate live or watch previously recorded events) and Zoom events.

Monroe County Historical Museum Online Speaker Series
Gardening: Penn State Extension
Astronomy: NASA Night Sky Network
Animals: World Wildlife Federation

Visit our Useful Websites page for even more resources and virtual tours.

Noontime Concerts

Noontime Concerts

Noontime Concert Series

Join us every month for a special concert that will entertain audiences of all ages. All concerts take place in the Bennett Civic Center Library Atrium, begin at 12:15 p.m., and are free to attend. Bring your brown bag lunch and enjoy the show.

Co-sponsored by the Livonia Arts Commission.

2019-2020 Schedule 

Book Clubs @ the Livonia Public Library

Book Clubs @ the Livonia Public Library

Join one of our book discussion groups.

Thriller Monday Book Club Online Via Zoom
If you would like to participate please send Librarian Kristy Chase an email at kchase@livoniapubliclibrary.org, with your name and email. You will get an invitation sent to you with a password to participate. For more information, call Kristy at (734) 466-2156.

Online via Zoom:
Monday August 24
10-11 a.m.

 

Positive Pages Book Group Online Via Zoom
Tired of gloomy weather and bad news? Join us for a new Book Group featuring gentler reads. Meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Send an email to librarian Mable Doot at mdoot@livoniapubliclibrary.org for an invitation.

Online via Zoom:
Tuesday, October 6
10 a.m to 12 p.m.

Online via Zoom:
Tuesday, November 3
10 a.m to 12 p.m.

Online via Zoom:
Tuesday, December 1
10 a.m to 12 p.m.

 

Sandburg Book Discussion Group*
Join us for some friendly book discussion. Please give us a call at (248) 893-4010 for more information, book titles, and to register. Registration is required.

@ Sandburg: 
Monday, October 26
7 p.m.

@ Sandburg: 
Monday, November 30
7 p.m.

If you are hosting a neighborhood book club, be sure to check out our book club kits.

100 Books

100 Books in 2020

Can you do it? Read 100 books in a calendar year? Challenge yourself to read more in 2020 with the 100 Book Club! Register and keep track

Track each book you read during the calendar year, and earn prizes along the way. When you reach your milestones, stop by the reference desk to check in and receive your prize.
 
2020 registration is open to ages 13 and up. You can join us at any point during the year, but only titles completed and logged before December 31 will count towards your total. All books are eligible! Log your hardcovers, paperbacks, audiobooks, large print, graphic novels, ebooks, library owned or personal copies (magazines and comic books do not count). Each title can only be counted once per year, but feel free to reread your favorites as often as you would like!
 

The prizes for 100 Books in a Year are now available for pickup at the Civic Center Reference Desk. There are 3 levels available:

  • 25 books: free book from Friend’s Used Book Store
  • 50 books: free New DVD Rental coupon
  • 75 books: TBD
  • 100 books: Invitation to a special event in January 2021. Details to come.

History Lives

History Lives

History Lives at the Library is a program series that runs from March through October at the Bennett Civic Center Library.

The purpose of this decade long series is to present insightful, interesting, and informative historical programs of either World, American, or Michigan historical topics.

Presentations occur in the library’s auditorium and no registration is required to attend. Specific information on the presentations can be found on the library’s website, within the library’s newsletter, and the City of Livonia newsletter.

Watch Past History Lives Programs
Watch Past History Lives Programs

UNDER THE RADAR MICHIGAN @ THE LIBRARY 

Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman from the PBS series Under The Radar Michigan visited the Bennett Civic Center Library on October 26, 2017 to present an entertaining look behind the scenes of their Emmy-winning show for their “Yelling in the Library Tour.” Watch the presentation here

Adult Events

Adult Events

Also check out the full Calendar of Events.

Robert and Janet Bennett
Civic Center Library


32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2491


Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please keep your visit to 30 minutes or less and continue to return all library materials into the book drop. Visitors must wear face masks. Curbside pickup available.

Alfred Noble Library


32901 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150


Due to a building problem,
Alfred Noble Library will be
closed until further notice.
Click here for more info.

Carl Sandburg Library


30100 Seven Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (248) 893-4010


Mon & Tue: 12-8 p.m.
Wed & Thurs: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please keep your visit to 30 minutes or less and continue to return all library materials into the book drop. Visitors must wear face masks. Curbside pickup available.

Vest Pocket Library


15218 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2559


Closed until December 9, 2020.

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