March 17 – March 31, 2015
Based on majority vote, the title to be made available with unlimited access worldwide is Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates. In this easy-to-read autobiography, Laura details her experience teaching Shakespearean works to relate with inmates in solitary confinement. Users will be able to read the title in their browser immediately through OverDrive Read, or by downloading the ebook format to enjoy on nearly every device. Read a sample.
The library will be closed this weekend in observance of the following:
- Friday, April 3 – Good Friday
- Saturday, April 4 – Easter Saturday
- Sunday, April 5 – Easter
For ages 8-11. Learn about the great online databases and resources to help with your homework available from the RTDL website.
Do you need help communicating with your doctor, understanding your prescriptions, or figuring out which online information is trustworthy? How do you decide who and what to believe when it all seems to keep changing? Learn how to get the information you need to make informed decisions about your healthcare and lifestyle. Presented by community health educator Esther McCormick, in partnership with the National Kidney Foundation.
Wednesday, April 15, 6 – 8 pm
Our quarterly Open Mic Poetry night is a blast! Don’t miss your chance to read or listen this time around. If you’re ready to slam, bring 2 pieces or five minutes’ worth of work to share. Ages 12 through adult are welcome to read poetry aloud, enjoy light refreshments, listen and be inspired. Celebrate our amazing local talent during National Poetry Month!
Big news! Starting May 24, the Michigan Activity Pass program will expand to include over 230 state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, and state historic sites! Go to michiganactivitypass.info and browse a tremendous list of parks and other participating cultural institutions such as the DIA, the Michigan Science Center, and the Holocaust Memorial Center. Passes for library card holders range from complimentary or reduced price admission to discounts in the gift shop or other exclusive offers. Check it out!
Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Redford residents may browse from the library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Get started with the Zinio User's Guide
View the Magazine Title List
Our knowledgeable staff teaches free sessions on the following topics: Introduction to Computers, Get Started with E-Mail, Internet Basics, Introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint, and Intermediate Windows Skills. New additions to our line-up are Intermediate Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as general drop-in computer help sessions. Class schedules are updated continuously.
MAP is an online program. Library users with a valid library card can print a pass, either from home or at the library, to one of more than 100 participating institutions. The list includes the Cranbrook Art Museum, the DIA, the Gilmore Car Museum, and the Michigan Science Center, to name a few.