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Featured Programs for Adults
Getting Financially Fit in 2017 - Steps to Financial Wellness
Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30 pm
Achieving financial wellness can sometimes seem like an overwhelming task. However, when developed step by step, you can gain long-term control of your finances. Setting goals, communicating with family members, creating a budget, building savings, and understanding credit are key steps to becoming financially fit in 2017. Join Amy Parten, Education Manager with GreenPath Financial Wellness for this informative presentation. Register at the Adult Service Desk or call the Library at 734-426-4477.
Celebrate Owls in January at Dexter District Library
Monday, January 16 at 1:00 pm and Friday, January 27 at 1:00 pm
On Monday, January 16 at 1:00 pm Wild Swan Theater Presents: Owl’s Winter. Owl’s Winter is a delightful collection of wintry stories for young children based on Arnold Lobel’s Owl at Home. Join Owl for a series of fun adventures as he encounters strange bumps at the end of his bed when he is lying down and the moon seems to follow him home when he is out for an evening stroll. The audience participation in this production is very special as the children in the audience create a surprise for Owl. This program is for all ages, everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served following the performance.
On Friday, January 27 at 1:00 pm Leslie Science and Nature Center Presents: Understanding Owls. Get up close to owls as an avian expert from Leslie Science and Nature Center presents a variety of live owls to compare and contrast characteristics of the different species. Learn how owls have adapted to a predatory way of life. Discuss food chains, prey identification and the role of avian predators in an ecosystem. This program is for ages four and up.
The Library’s annual Community Read kicks off this month. For 2017, the Library will participate in the Washtenaw Reads, a county-wide program. A powerful book delivering new evidence and ideas to our national debate on work, income inequality, and what to do about it has been chosen as the book selection for Washtenaw Reads 2017: $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer.
Free copies of the book are now available at the Dexter District Library. We encourage anyone to stop by and borrow a copy. When you are finished, feel free to return it to the Library display, pass it along to a neighbor or friend or leave it in a public place in the community for others to discover.
The highlight of this year’s program will be when the authors will make a special appearance at Rackham Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 pm to discuss their work. The event will be followed by a book signing and books will be for sale.
Washtenaw Reads 2017 will be held during January and February. Multiple reading and discussion resources - including downloadable posters for reading groups, author and background information, related titles to supplement reading, and a discussion guide for group discussions - are available on the Reads website at wread.org.
Washtenaw Reads is a community initiative to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book. A panel of community members from Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Milan, Northfield Township, Saline and Ypsilanti chose the book earlier this fall from two finalist titles.
What's Popular in Fiction (NYT Hardcover)
Weeks on List
THE WHISTLER, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian Casinos.
TWO BY TWO, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.
CROSS THE LINE, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown.) Detective Alex Cross and his wife, Bree, team up to catch a killer causing chaos in Washington, D.C.
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROADby Colson Whitehead. (Doubleday.) A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
NO MAN'S LAND, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) John Puller, a special agent with the Army, searches for the truth about his mother, who disappeared 30 years ago.
What's Popular in Nonfiction (NYT Hardcover)
Weeks on List
KILLING THE RISING SUN, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.
THE MAGNOLIA STORY, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson.) The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”
BORN TO RUN, by Bruce Springsteen. (Simon & Schuster.) The singer-songwriter's autobiography.
HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance. (HarperCollins.) A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.
THE UNDOING PROJECT, by Michael Lewis. (Norton.) How the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decision-making process and invented the field of behavioral economics.