555 N. Maple Road, Saline, MI 48176 (734) 429-5450 Fax:(734) 944-0600 Mon-Thu 9a-9p Fri-Sat 10a-5p Sun 1p-5p

Please register for adult programs at the Adult Reference Desk, call 429-5450, or email reference@salinelibrary.org. Click here for a printable program flyer.

Book Discussions

Wednesday Night Book Group - Meets monthly at 7 pm in the Brecon Room; newcomers are always welcome! Please join us on June 17 to discuss The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. The book group will then reconvene in September.

Programs

Summer Reading Kickoff
Sunday, June 7, 1-5 pm.
Sign up for summer reading programs for all ages, enjoy live music, and eat ice cream! Meet our local heroes - the Saline Firemen with their fire truck. The Super Robot from Zap Zone and Ladybug Girl will also visit. 

Meet Local Authors
Sunday, June 7, 1-3:30 pm.
Visit with local authors Kelly Barson, Claudia Whitsitt, Lydia Nelson, and Kristin Wong in a tent in the back parking lot during the Summer Reading Kickoff! They will be selling and signing their books. Claire Dunkel's books will also be available for sale.

Adult Summer Reading Program
Sunday, June 7—Friday, August 14.
Read six books, fill out a reading log, and you will receive a $5 gift card. You will also be entered in our grand prize drawing for a $50 Saline Chamber of Commerce Gift Check, good at most member businesses. For each additional six books you read, your name will be entered in the drawing again.

Green Burial
Tuesday, June 9, 7-8 pm.
Merilynne Rush of the A2 Green Burial Network will discuss end-of-life options, including home funeral and green burial, that “tread softly” on the earth. What options are available in our area, and what is being done to try to improve their availability? Registration requested.

The Beauty of Native Plants
Thursday, June 11, 7-8 pm.
Discover how to create a beautiful landscape with low upkeep. Drew Lathin of Creating Sustainable Landscapes will share his knowledge and answer questions. Registration requested.

Growing Up in the D
CANCELLED! This program, scheduled for Sunday, June 14, has been cancelled due to unexpected circumstances and will be rescheduled for the fall.

Art Meets Business: Pricing Your Artwork
Thursday, June 25, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Two Twelve Arts Center, 216 W. Michigan Ave.
Everyone agrees: pricing is one of the thorniest issues artists face. Learn some tips on pricing your work from Nathan Rice, ceramics sculptor and gallery curator for the 117 Gallery Shop at the Ann Arbor Art Center. This series is sponsored by Saline District Library, Two Twelve Arts Center, and Art Meets Business, with support from the Carl F. Schrandt Endowment Fund.

Online Genealogy
Thursday, June 25, 7-8 pm. 
Are you ready to update your family tree?  Explore the new Heritage Quest Online, Ancestry Library Edition, and more. Registration required.

Belle Isle: the Jewel of Detroit
Wednesday, July 1, 7-8 pm. Belle Isle has been a travel destination for over a century. Learn about the history of this unique island oasis with photographer Lori Feret. Registration requested.

Silhouettes
Thursday, July 23, 7-9 pm. Create a whimsical silhouette perfect for a window or for framing using paper and cutting tools (provided) with local artist Katherine Downie. Gain the skills to continue creating silhouettes at home. Limit 14 participants. Registration required.

History of US-12
Sunday, August 2, 2 pm. Discover the history of US-12 with Gladys Saborio and Susan Kosky, authors of the new book "Michigan's US-12 Heritage Trail: American's Second Federal Highway." Their book will be available for sale and signing.

Growing Garlic
Wednesday, August 5, 7-8 pm. Learn about the varieties of garlic, its benefits, and how to grow it yourself with Les and Donna Abel of Michigan Garlic Farm in Pinckney. They will also bring some of their products for sale. Registration requested.

Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic
Friday, August 14, 3 pm. Everyone is invited to enjoy an outdoor concert in the back parking lot for our summer reading program grand finale!

PSAT Session for Parents
Your teen can take a free PSAT practice test on Saturday, August 15, at 10:30 am, and parents are invited to a follow-up session on Saturday, August 22, at 10:30 am.