We are excited to present mobile printing at the Library! You can now send documents to the Library's Print Release Station from you phone or device following these instructions. You will need your library card number and PIN number. Just jump on our Wi-Fi, download the app, and print away!
March 20 - April 6
The City of Wixom will be hosting the traveling exhibit Forbidden Art, a collection of images of artwork created by concentration camp prisoners while imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II. This exhibition origniated at Poland's Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum (A-B Museum) and is made up of twenty large color photographs of drawings and sculptures made by inmates of the Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Ravensbrük concentration camps. Each photograph is accompanied by a historical commentary and a narrative account as to why the piece was created.
This exhibition was developed and is presented in North America by The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools in exclusive partnership with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. It has been displayed at prominent institutions such as the United Nations, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, and many universities. The City of Wixom exhibit is funded in part through a grant provided by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Anton Art Center.
Forbidden Art will be installed at the Library from March 20 through April 6, 2017 and an opening reception is planned for the evening of March 19, 2017. Tickets for the reception are available for purchase here. For additional information you can also visit the City of Wixom website. We encourage you to visit the Library during this exhibit period to view these important pieces of art.
We are excited to announce a new service for Wixom residents called Hoopla! Hoopla offers movies, tv shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, and comic books for download and/or streaming on your computer, tablet or mobile device. There is no wait time and no holds on Hoopla items - everything is available instantly and returned automatically at the end of it’s lending period. Each cardholder may download up to 6 items per month. To access Hoopla, you just need your Wixom library card and PIN. To get started go to: hoopladigital.com and set up an account.
Hoopla is generously provided by the Friends of the Wixom Library.
ESL students are invited to join a special ESL book club! We will meet Fridays at 2:30 p.m. This session's book will be To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. No registration required.
We're happy to announce we have started a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, encouraging all Wixom families and caregivers to read 1000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary. There will be prizes for kids when they read 100, 500, 800 and 1000 books. They can also receive a special sticker for every 100 books read. Just register your child on our Beanstack site and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program will appear as a program as soon as you sign in! You can register and track your child's reading here.