Library Book Discussions

  • South Branch Book Discussion

  • What: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  • Where: South Branch
  • When: March 9 at 12 p.m.

  • Books on Tap

  • What: The Final Revival of Nev & Opal by Dawnie Walton
  • Where: Main Library
  • When: March 11 at 6 p.m.

  • Let's Get Real

  • What: The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
  • Where: Main Library
  • When: March 18 at 6 p.m.

  • Mystery Book Discussion

  • What: Some Choose Darkness by Charlie Donlea
  • Where: North Branch
  • When: March 19 at 10 a.m.

  • Books on Tap

  • What: The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
  • Where: Main Library
  • When: April 8 at 6 p.m.

  • South Branch Book Discussion

  • What: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
  • Where: South Branch
  • When: April 13 at 12 p.m.

  • Let's Get Real

  • What: Somewhere We Are Human by Reyna Grande
  • Where: Main Library
  • When: April 15 at 6 p.m.

  • Mystery Book Discussion

  • What: Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Where: North Branch
  • When: April 16 at 10 a.m.

All cardholders may check out a book kit.

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Services for Seniors

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.

Poetry Contest
In spring CMPL will once again partner with Tomlinson Arboretum committee members to create a Poetry Walk in the Arboretum. This year we’d like to display your poem in thePoetry Walk Image park!
  • Poems should address the theme of trees or nature in general.
  • Each line of the poem should be less than 40 characters and the poem must fit on an 8x14 in page at 18 pt. font.
  • Each submission should include a cover sheet with the writer’s name, grade, school, phone number, and the title of the poem. Please do not include your name on the poem itself.
  • Entries must be typed.
  • Entries can be turned into any branch of the library or emailed in a Word Doc or PDF to with the subject line: Poetry Contest 2024 Last Name.
  • The winner in each category will have their poem posted in the Tomlinson Arboretum as part of the 2024 Poetry Walk and will receive a Barnes & Noble Gift Card.
  • One poem will be selected from each of the following categories: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Adult.
  • Previous years’ winners may not win again.
  • Poets should live or attend school in Macomb County.
Submissions will be accepted Jan. 1-Mar. 31, 2024. Winners will be notified by Apr. 15, 2024.

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.


Language Resources

Learning English can be difficult. The Main Library 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.


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.

If you are dropping off a piece of art, please complete this form and bring it with you. If your art can be submitted digitally, please complete the online form:



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