Events at Online: Zoom Videoconference

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform that can be used for video conferencing meetings, audio conferencing, webinars, meeting recordings, and live chat. We use Zoom to facilitate our live, interactive online programming.

Zoom works with most internet-connect computers, tablets and smart phones. To learn more about Zoom, its system requirements and how it works, click here. You may also wish to join a test Zoom meeting to ensure your device will work with the platform.

Join children’s book illustrator Emma Dufort to explore the book “A Search for Safe Passage.” Emma will introduce the book, the important reason it was published, and what it was like working on it. Then, you’ll get to see her do some live digital illustrating, and she’ll answer all your questions, too! We’ll also randomly […]

Learn how to be prepared during weather emergencies.  Topics include food safety, planning for farm issues, financial distress, as well as becoming mindful when handling emergencies. This program will be virtual via Zoom. Please register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In June, the book club is reading ‘Afterlife’ by Julia Alvarez. Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but […]

Anyone impacted by substance abuse is welcome to join us on Zoom for this program on recovery presented by CARE of SE Michigan. Learn about the nature of addiction, available treatments, and resources. We’ll also cover youth substance abuse, and have a Q&A session following the program. Register in advance for this meeting here. After […]

Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life filled with triumphs and tragedies but few people know her story. Librarian Laura Keyes shares Mary’s story in an entertaining and educational program entitled “Mrs. Lincoln in Love,” which is set in1862. Visiting with ladies during Afternoon Tea, Mrs. Lincoln reflects on the Loves of her Life – her […]

Do you like scaly critters that slither and crawl? This is a great opportunity to get an exclusive tour with many reptiles at The Reptarium! Learn about reptiles from experts and ask questions during our virtual tour. To register, please email librarian Julie Dries at