News & Events


Spring 2018 Lecture Series

The Riverview Veteran’s Memorial Public Library is pleased to offer a unique mélange of lecture themes this spring. Topics range from the musical and political history of Detroit through artists of the Gilded Age to Native American art. We are happy to have the opportunity to once again host speakers Ken Coleman, Detroit author and historian, and Professor Michael Farrell of the Art House of Detroit for this lecture series.

If you would like to download or print this flyer, click here:  Spring 2018 Lecture Series


PRE-SCHOOL Story Time & Puppet Hour

  • Join Mr. Kirk and the Puppets for story time fun!
  • Recommended for Ages 3 – 5
  • January 18 – May 17
  • Thursdays – 10:30 am
  • FREE ~ No registration required.


TODDLER Story Time & Puppet Hour

Tots (Recommended ages 2 – 3) are invited to join Mr. Kirk and the Puppets for story time fun!.

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10:30 am
  • January 17 – May 17
  • FREE ~ No registration required to join the fun!


Book Discussion Group

Date/Time: Monday, April 2, 7:00 pm
Reading Selection: The Book That Matters Most (2017)
by Anna Hood

Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood―one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives. [Source: Amazon Books. Accessed March 8, 2018.]

Go to the Book Discussion Group’s April 2018 Reading Page to find more information about the book.  There you will find quotes from the novel and reviews of the work.  In addition, you will find information about the life experiences of this very interesting author, a bibliography of her works, and references to other websites about, and hosted by, the author.



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