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Upcoming Programs & Events

Book on Tap (Ages 21+ Only)

The 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Beginning December 20, 2018

Books on Tap isn't your typical book club. Join us as we read our way through the latest and greatest in Fantasy, Science Fiction, YA, and more – all while enjoying appetizers and drinks at bars or restaurants here in New Baltimore! 

Books are available for pick-up at MacDonald Public Library one month prior to the meeting date. Ages 21 and up are welcome. Our group meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Our location changes each time we meet so that we can experience all that our beautiful community has to offer. An appetizer to share will be provided.

No registration is required.

Discussion Date: December 20, 2018
Reading Selection: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Genre: Horror fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
Location: Little Camille's By the Bay, 51083 Washington St, New Baltimore, MI 48047


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Do you want to meet interesting people? Believe that some books just need to be discussed? Want to read interesting books you might otherwise not read?

Join us on the following Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12 p.m. because sometimes it's just fun to chat about a book. Copies of the book selections will be available for checkout at the library for several weeks prior to the discussion.

No registration is required for any of our book clubs. 
Book Club - Fiction

Discussion Date: December 11, 2018
Reading Selection: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
Genre: Christmas Stories

Discussion Date: January 8, 2019
Reading Selection: Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini
Genre: Historical Fiction, Biographical Fiction

Discussion Date: February 12, 2019
Reading Selection: Quentins by Maeve Binchy
Genre: Fiction

Discussion Date: March 12, 2019
Reading Selection: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Genre: Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction

Book Club - Nonfiction

Discussion Date: December 18, 2018
Reading Selection: Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Life, Love & Home by Amy Haimerl
Genre: Detroit, Dwellings, Remodeling

Discussion Date: January 22, 2019
Reading Selection: I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza.

Genre: Teaching-Anecdotes, High School Teachers, Actors

Discussion Date: February 26, 2019
Reading Selection: Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story by David Maraniss
Genre: Music criticism

Discussion Date: March 26, 2019
Reading Selection: Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas
Genre: Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction


Genealogy 101

Why join Genealogy 101? To find answers to the basic question of where do I come from, to validate family stories, historical events, trace land ownership,  preserves your family’s culture, prove lineage,  help one to understand their namesake through family letters and diaries.

Meets from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

Dec 20th, Feb 21st, Mar 21st, Apr 18th, May 16th

Note: we will not be meeting in January, 2019

No registration required.


Memoir Writing Class
with Cecilia Bouchard

Everybody has a unique story to tell. By creating a written narrative you offer a rich legacy for future generations. 

Meets from 1 - 3 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

Dec 20th, Jan 17th, Feb 21st, Mar 21st, Apr 18th, May 16th

No registration required.

Sit 'n Knit Group

Bring a project to work on and join a group of crochet and knitting enthusiasts!

Meets every Monday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

No registration required.

Resources for Professional Development
Searching for employment? Need help polishing your resume or updating your cover letter? offers job seekers live, one-on-one help from professional career tutors online.   Any community member with a library card can access the service from the library or right from home from any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet. Live, online career tutoring and resume writing service is available and is completely free for library card holders in our community.

Job seekers work with professional tutors in a supportive and encouraging environment for help with job searching, resume writing, interview preparation and much more. The Career Center also includes 24/7 access to resources such as resume templates, cover letter samples, and online job search tools – even local open job listings. 

Visit the Career Center today! 


Are you looking for opportunities to give back to the community? Volunteer Opportunities are available with the following local community organizations:

New Baltimore Farmer's Market 
Forgotten Harvest
Henry Ford Macomb Volunteer
Humane Society of Macomb
Macomb County Volunteer Opportunities
The Parade Company (Metro Detroit Events)
The Red Cross
The Salvation Army  
The United Way

Volunteer Match