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Ambition, Anxiety & Delusion: Origins of World War I

May 19, 6:30 pm
Presented by Bruce Zellers of Oakland University

Early 20th century Europe was a caldron. Industrialization weakened some states and strengthened others; a million Europeans left their continent each year seeking better opportunities. Fervent, aggressive nationalists wielded power in many parts of the region. Monarchy as a system of government faced challenges everywhere.  Early in the century Europe repeatedly flirted with a major conflagration, but had avoided it.  In August of 1914, following another in a series of royal assassinations, the caldron finally boiled over. World War I began...100 years ago.

Genealogy Book Club



Thursday, May 14, 2:00 pm

Join us as we discuss "Love Water Memory" by Jennie Shortridge.


Genealogy Resources at Lyon Township Public Library


Lyon Township Public Library is pleased to have one of the premiere genealogical research departments in SE Michigan. Local history and Michigan history are well represented in our materials, including scrapbooks of birth, marriage, and death records, a full collection of the South Lyon Herald on CD dating back to 1929, local cemetery indexes, records of Phillips Funeral Home in South Lyon, and local family histories. The library has a large collection of reference materials as well as books and videos available for loan. For those of you who want to share your genealogy experiences and learn along with other aspiring genealogists there is a Genealogy Club that meets monthly! Please come and explore what the library may have for you!

Cathy Cottone has been the Genealogist at the Lyon Township Public Library for over ten years. Cathy can help you get started on your own genealogy and family tree and give research advice. Cathy is available for personal consultation by appointment.  Click here to schedule an appointment.

Digital Microfilm Reader


The LTPL has a dedicated Genealogy computer, with Genealogy databases and  a digital Microfilm Reader/Scanner.  Library customers may access the computer on a first come, first served basis, or may reserve the computer to guarantee it's availability.  

Family History Center Affiliate

LDS Certification Certificate 3

The Lyon Township Public Library is a Family History Center Affiliate.

Stop by to see how we can help you with your genealogy research needs.

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