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one city, one book 2022

The Livonia Public Library along with the Livonia Library Commission invites you to join us in participating in the One City, One Book project! The 2022 themes are mental health and mindfulness.

ANXIOUS PEOPLE

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman has been chosen as the 2022 book for the One City, One Book project.Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Anxious People is a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

thank you to our sponsors

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A special thank you to The UPS Store 3011 (37637 Five Mile) for printing our materials.

one city, one book programming
The Library is hosting a series of FREE public events that are open to all ages. 


Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library
Women’s Self-Defense Seminar by Metro Michigan Shotokan Karate

Thursday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library
Origami Fidget Toys

Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library
Kid’s Self-Esteem Workshop- “I Honor Me”

Friday, Aug. 19 at 10:15 a.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library Lawn
Outdoor Storytime

Monday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library 
The Story of Nellie Bly

Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library 
Kid’s Self-Esteem Workshop- “I Honor Me” 

Tuesday, Sept. 6 from at 6:30 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library
Northville Psychiatric Hospital

Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. 
Bennett Civic Center Library 
Present Moment Meditation®

Friday, Sept. 9 at 8:30 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Outdoors
Outdoor Family Movie – Inside Out

Saturday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library
Teen Book-to-Movie – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library 
Tai Chi 101

Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library 
Calming Our Brains, Calming Our Lives:  Simple and Effective Strategies for Cultivating Peace and Sanity in a Chaotic World

Tuesday, Sept. 20  at 6 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library
Tween Book Chat

Tuesday, Sept. 20  at 6:30 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library 
Angela Hospice – “Heart-Centered Mindfulness”

Tuesday, Sept. 20  at 6:30 p.m.
Carl Sandburg Library 
Teen Yoga

Wednesday, Sept. 21  at 6 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library
Healthy Harvest

Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. 
Bennett Civic Center Library 
Coffee, Cocoa & Coloring

Monday, Oct. 17  at 6 p.m.
Carl Sandburg Library
Big Feeling Story Time & Activities

Tuesday, Oct. 18  at 6:30 p.m.
Carl Sandburg Library
Teen Yoga

Saturday, Oct. 29  at 1 p.m.
Bennett Civic Center Library
An Afternoon of Music by the Livonia Symphony Orchestra