Come Work For Us!

Come Work For Us!
PDL is posting for a Head of Information Technology. The time is right for you to consider becoming an instrumental part of the Plymouth District Library. As Information Technology Department Head you will have the opportunity to directly shape technology services available to our community. The library has made significant investments in its tech staff and technology infrastructure over the last few years and is looking for someone to continue the progress with public IT experience, innovative thought, and a heart for public service.

We are also hiring two Library Science Student Interns. If you are enrolled in a library or information science program, please consider applying for these paid internships.

Please click here for more information about working at PDL.

Michigan POW Camps

MichPOWCamps bkcoverMonday, April 29, at 7pm

During WWII, Michigan became a temporary home to 6,000 German & Italian POWs.  At a time of homefront labor shortages, they picked fruit in Berrien County, harvested sugar beets in the Thumb, cut pulpwood in the Upper Peninsula and maintained parks & other public spaces in Detroit.  The work programs were not flawless and not all of the prisoners were cooperative, but many of the men established enduring friendships with their captors.  Learn the story of these detainees and the ordinary Americans who embodied our highest ideals, even amid a global war.

Presented by Greg Sumner, Professor of History, University of Detroit Mercy, and author of Detroit in World War II (History Press, 2015) and Michigan POW Camps in World War II (History Press, 2018).

Sign-up Online.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.  Rescheduled from an earlier date.

American Creed: Community Conversations

American CreedAmerican Creed is a documentary that discusses what ideals shape the United States, and how to define our national identity through a set of unifying beliefs – an “American creed.” In the film, Condoleezza Rice and David Kennedy ask a diverse group of Americans what it means to be American, and whether an “American creed” can unite us. 

The Plymouth District Library is thrilled to be a part of this project, which is funded by the American Library Association’s Office for Public Programming. We invite the community to participate in three events related to this important film:

 

Part 1: Film screening and discussion, led by Dr. Stephen Berrey
The screening of the documentary was held at the library last week.  If you weren’t able to join us, you can view the documentary yourself  at  http://www.pbs.org/program/american-creed/

Part 2: Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 25 from 6-9pm
Click to RSVP or call 734-453-0750 ext 4
Panelists will share their “Top Ten List of What Every American Should Know.” Panelists include:

  • Steve Spreitzer, President & CEO of the Michigan Roundatable for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Nick Brandon, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
  • Osama Odeh, Male Youth Director, Muslim Community of the Western Suburbs of Detroit
  • Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon, Founder/CEO, Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment and Author/Speaker/Veterans Advocate at www.battlingthestormwithin.com

Part 3: Community Conversations
Saturday, May 11 from 1-4pm
Click to RSVP or call 734-453-0750 ext 4
Small groups will discuss three specific questions: “When you think of the state of our country, what are you feeling?” “What is the country you long for?” and “As your bravest self, what do you do now?”

Author Fair

bookstack11th Annual Local Author Fair

Saturday, May 4, 1-3 p.m.

Drop-in! We invite you to meet authors from Plymouth and surrounding communities and enjoy an opportunity to review their work.  Books will be available for purchase and signing across various genres and for all ages.  We award prizes to the author with the “best book display” based on your vote, as well as to two lucky visitors to the Fair.  Refreshments & prizes courtesy of Friends of the Library.

Participating authors: Michelle Alessandrini, Sarah Asher, Rick Bailey, Jeremy A. Bastian, Lavinia Beltana, Dale A. Bowerman, Karen DeCuir-DiNicola, Steven J. Frey, Nicholas Gambacini, Zach Hose, Laura Kempf, Derek Kornacki, Steve Kornacki, Lucy Layne, Donald Levin, Cheryl Martin, Deborah Jean Miller, Laura Morrison, Donovan Neal, Rosemary Shimmel, Wayne Titus, Judy Patterson Wenzel, Robert Allen Young.

See Flyer.     See List of Authors & Featured Titles.

Get the App!

pdl app

Plymouth District Library now has a free app!

With the app you can:

-Search the catalog
-Sign up for events
-Place holds
-Make payments
-Manage your account

Get the power of the library right on your mobile device!

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Find the app under Plymouth District Library

Drop-In Computer Tutoring

Drop-in computer tutoring is now available every Saturday!

Our Teen Tech Tutors can help you with computers, tablets, smart phones, MS Office, e-boooks, and more.

No registration is necessary; just stop in to the computer lab on the upper level of the library between 10:00am – 11:30am on Saturdays.

Please bring any relevant devices and passwords with you.

SCORE Small Business One-On-One Mentoring Sessions

SCORESCORE business counselors offer one-on-one mentoring sessions at the library. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are encouraged to schedule a free one-hour session. Please see our Business page for appointment times. SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed as small business owners. SCORE helps small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Visit  to learn more about this organization.