All CMPL locations will be CLOSED Thurs., July 4 for Independence Day. Access our digital downloads for items while we're closed. We will reopen on Fri., July 5 at 9 a.m.
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Adults

Library Book Discussions

  • Let's Get Real
  • What: Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant by Curtis Chin
  • Where: MISD, Room 104
  • When: Mon., June 17 at 6 p.m.

  • Mystery Book Discussion
  • What: The Survivors by Jane Harper
  • Where: North Branch
  • When: Tues., June 18 at 10 a.m.

  • Books on Tap
  • What: Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay
  • Where: MISD, Room 104
  • When: Mon., July 8 at 6 p.m.

  • South Branch Book Discussion
  • What: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Where: South Branch
  • When: Sat., July 13 at 12 p.m.

  • Let's Get Real
  • What: Easy Beauty by Chloe Cooper Jones
  • Where: MISD, Room 104
  • When: Mon., July 22 at 6 p.m.

  • Mystery Book Discussion
  • What: Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner
  • Where: North Branch
  • When: Tues., July 16 at 10 a.m.

  • South Branch Book Discussion
  • What: The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chung
  • Where: South Branch
  • When: Sat., Aug. 10 at 12 p.m.

  • Books on Tap
  • What: Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Where: MISD, Room 104
  • When: Mon., Aug. 12 at 6 p.m.

  • Let's Get Real
  • What: Spare by Prince Harry
  • Where: MISD, Room 104
  • When: Mon., Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.

  • Mystery Book Discussion
  • What: Dead Even by Brad Meltzer
  • Where: North Branch
  • When: Tues., Aug. 20 at 10 a.m.

All cardholders may check out a book kit.

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Services for Seniors

  • COMPUTER CLASSES
    CMPL offers a variety of computer classes that may be beneficial for seniors. Get more information about the classes offered at the Main Library here.
  • LIBRARY BY MAIL
    CMPL’s Library by Mail service allows patrons residing in the CMPL service area but are unable to visit the library in person, to receive library materials by mail. Register for this service here.
  • ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
    You can check out various magnifiers (over 50) to see which ones work best for you. We also have an adaptive technology collection available for those with vision issues. A variety of magnifiers are also available for check out at the North and South Branches. Other assistive technology, such as computers, can be found in our Library for the Blind.
  • SENIOR OUTREACH 
    Do you have a senior group that cannot get to the library? We may be able to send a librarian to your organization to provide information about the library. Please call Meghan at (586) 226-5055.

Local Author Collection
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Are you a local author? Have you published a book that highlights the area or the state of Michigan? The Main Library houses the Local Author Collection to highlight residents who have published books. If you would like your work to be added to the Local Author Collection, please bring a copy to the Main Library and fill out the form below.


LOCAL AUTHOR FORM


Language Resources
LITERACY RESOURCES AND LANGUAGE COLLECTION

Learning English can be difficult. The North Branch hosts ESL Conversation class on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more details click here or call 586-226-5040. Do you, or a friend or family member, still need more help? Click here for a brochure of literacy resources in the area.

Now is a great time to start learning a new language. We provide a free resource to learn how to speak 80+ languages – try it online or download the app. Alternatively, we offer assistance to non-native English speakers who may want to explore our international language collection or browse our ESL collection.

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE COLLECTION


SEED LIBRARIES
All locations have Seed Libraries available! Seed Libraries are located on the Popular Materials desk at the Main Library, in the Creative Commons at the North Branch, and by the video games at the South Branch. Seeds are available while supplies last or until fall.


POETRY WALK 2024
Visit the Tomlinson Arboretum (west of the Main Library) now through Sept. 29, 2024 to find poems placed throughout the natural setting of the park. Click here to download the map of poems or grab a copy at the entrance to the Arboretum. The poems include works by the winners of our Poetry Contest, as well as contemporary and classic poems, all mounted near benches.

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Adult Lists We Love

Popular Books

CMPL librarians curate lists of books with similar themes, subjects, or authors to help you take the guesswork out of browsing. See all the librarians lists we love!