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Bloomfield Township Public Library Events

Posted by Glen LaGrou March 19, 2014 Libraries, Oakland County

Bloomfield Township Public Library Events

Bloomfield Public Library offers several events each month for toddlers, children, teens and families throughout the month.

Here is this month’s event calendar for the Bloomfield Township Public Library…

Bloomfield Township Public Library Events – MARCH

March 19, Wednesday at 6:30 pm: Mad Science. Join us for a book discussion with a scientific twist! Readers and scientists in grades K-1st, along with a favorite adult, will read and discuss a book and then conduct related experiments. Grab your safety goggles and let’s start experimenting! Copies of the book will be available at the Youth Services desk. Registration is required.

March 19, Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm: What’s Cooking with Trader Joe’s – Earth Friendly Eating. Our own Bloomfield Trader Joe’s presents a series on healthy eating and cooking. Registration is required due to space limits and is open to everyone.

March 20, Thursday at 6:30 pm: Present Day Predators and Prey: Maintaining the Balance. Join the University of Michigan, Museum of Natural History on a journey through time as we explore the strategies that predators and prey have used to try to keep a leg up on the competition. For ages 6-11 years with their favorite adult. Registration required.

March 21, Friday at 10 am: Coffee and Conversation. Looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Join friends and neighbors for a hot cup of coffee and some great conversation. Meets the third Friday of the month in the Library Café and no registration is required.

March 21, Friday from 7:30-9:30 pm: Chamber Music Concert Series. Chamber music presented by talented students from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance. No registration required—free admission and everyone is welcome to attend. Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Bloomfield Township Public Library.

March 22, Saturday from 11am – 12:30 pm: Art of Storytelling with Yvonne Healy. For student storytellers as well as families with children ages 6 and up. No registration is required.

March 22, Saturday at 2 pm: Sensory Saturday Story Time. Join us on the third Saturday of each month for an interactive story time filled with rhythm, movement, stories, and sensory-friendly fun. Designed especially for children with developmental delays and other different needs. Kids, ages 3-10, and their families are welcome! Non-residents may call Youth Services to register one week before the program.

March 24, Monday at 10 am: Itsy Bitsy Yoga. Junior yogis, ages 2-5 years, and their favorite adult are invited to enjoy quality time together while relaxing and taking care of themselves. This series, inclusive of children with special needs, will include poses, yoga breathing, and visualizations. Classes are taught by Belightful Yoga instructors. Registration is required.

March 24, Monday from 6-8 pm: Earth Friendly Landscapes series. Topics include healthy soils with compost, rainwater recycling, and natural mulches. The series is presented by SOCWA, the Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority. Registration is required—register through SOCWA at LFDean2@gmail.com.

March 24, Monday from 7-8:30 pm: New Life for Older Landscapes with Janet Macunovich. If your home landscape was planned decades ago, Janet will present ways to update and refresh it. No registration required.

March 25, Tuesday from 1-3 pm: Memoir Writers’ Group. The group meets informally to share stories and writing ideas. No obligation to bring material – just come and become familiar with the idea of sharing your life experiences with others. Open to everyone—you do not need to attend each time.

March 25, Tuesday at 4 pm: Teen Advisory Board. We are looking for motivated teens that would like to help plan library events, select materials for the Library’s Teen Collection, and create flyers and blogs to promote reading and the library to other teens. Visit the Teen Page at www.btpl.org to print out your TAB application.

March 26, Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm: Writers’ Rendezvous. Come be a part of this ongoing workshop for fiction and non-fiction writers. All interested writers are welcome to attend. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Details are available at the library and online through our website. Registration is not required.

March 29, Saturday at 11 am: Family Story Time. Drop-in for a story time filled with tales, rhymes, music and more…for the entire family. All ages are welcome. No registration required.

March 31, Monday from 6-8 pm: Earth Friendly Landscapes series. Topics include healthy soils with compost, rainwater recycling, and natural mulches. The series is presented by SOCWA, the Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority. Registration is required—register through SOCWA at LFDean2@gmail.com.

Bloomfield Township Public Library Events – APRIL

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 20 for Easter.

BE A STAR READER!! Bring a copy of your favorite book to the Youth Services Department, April 14-19, and have your photo taken with your book in celebration of National Library Week. All participants will have their names entered into a special drawing. 20 lucky Star Readers will have their photos featured on READ posters that are displayed monthly at the library. No registration required.

April 1, Tuesday from 10-11:30 am: Knit N’ Stitch Circle. Join other area knitters and needleworkers to share skills and companionship. Work on any project you like and get help from others too. Meets the first Tuesday of each month. No registration required.

April 1, Tuesday at 6:30 pm: 10th Annual Storytelling Festival. Talented forensic student storytellers from the Bloomfield Hills Schools will weave their magical tales for children ages 6+, families and adults. Registration is requested and is open to everyone. Our tenth annual Storytelling Festival is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library and the Bloomfield Hills Schools.

April 2, Wednesday at 6:30 pm: 10th Annual Storytelling Festival. Talented forensic student storytellers from the Bloomfield Hills Schools will weave their magical tales for children ages 6+, families and adults. Registration is requested and is open to everyone. Our tenth annual Storytelling Festival is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library and the Bloomfield Hills Schools.

April 3, Thursday from 6:30-8:30 pm: Be a Money-Smarty @ Your Library. Mark Robinson returns with a two-part program on managing personal finances, from setting goals to planning for the future. Registration is required and is open to anyone.

April 4, Friday at 10 am: Wee Play. Drop-in for unstructured play and discovery in the Story Room, for children from newborns to 24 months and their caregivers. No registration required.

April 5, Saturday at 11 am: Family Story Time. Drop-in story time filled with stories, rhymes, music and more…for the entire family, all ages welcome. No registration required.

April 7, Monday from 7:30-9 pm: Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet. DSO musicians return to the Library to celebrate the 1970’s – the beginning of independent brass ensembles. Free tickets are reserved online at www.dso.org, or by calling (313)576-5111.

April 8, Tuesday from 1-3 pm: Memoir Writers’ Group. The group meets informally to share stories and writing ideas. No obligation to bring material – just come and become familiar with the idea of sharing your life experiences with others. Open to everyone—you do not need to attend each time.

April 8, Tuesday at 1 pm: A Celebration of Poetry! In honor of National Poetry Month, join us for a poetry party. We will listen, read, recite, write, illustrate and learn to have fun with poetry! For ages 8-12 years.

April 8, Tuesday at 4 pm: Teen Advisory Board. We are looking for motivated teens that would like to help plan library events, select materials for the Library’s Teen Collection, and create flyers and blogs to promote reading and the library to other teens. Visit the Teen Page at www.btpl.org to print out your TAB application.

April 8, Tuesday from 7-8:30 pm: Executor’s Companion: What it means to Handle an Estate. Two experts in the field of estate planning will talk about the practical aspects of taking on the role of executor. A free copy of the book “The Executor’s Companion” will be given out to one person who registers in advance. Program is open to anyone and registration is required.

April 9, Wednesday at 6:30 pm: PJ Theater – Magician Jeff Wawrzaszek presents “It’s Magic!”. Live theater, puppet shows, authors, illustrators, movies and more. Join us for family fun once a month. We provide the show and you bring snacks. Come in your PJ’s too! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.

April 9, Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm: Writers’ Rendezvous. Come be a part of this ongoing workshop for fiction and non-fiction writers. All interested writers are welcome to attend. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Details are available at the library and online through our website. Registration is not required.

April 10, Thursday at 1 pm: The Colorful World of Eric Carle. Children, ages 4 and up, are invited to join us for fun stories and colorful crafts based on the books by Eric Carle. Registration is required.

April 10, Thursday from 6:30-8:30 pm: Be a Money-Smarty @ Your Library. Mark Robinson returns with a two-part program on managing personal finances, from setting goals to planning for the future. Registration is required and is open to anyone.

April 10, Thursday at 6:30 pm: PJ Theater – Amazing speed-painter, Martina Hahn! Live theater, puppet shows, authors, illustrators, movies and more. Join us for family fun once a month. We provide the show and you bring snacks. Come in your PJ’s too! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.

April 11, Friday at 2 pm: LEGO Club – Silly Things. Young architects and engineers, ages 6 and older, are invited to drop-in for LEGO building. Listen to a great story and then build LEGO creations inspired by the story. No registration required.

April 12, Saturday from 9:30 am–3:30 pm: Friends of the Library Second Saturday Sale! (First hour for Friends’ members only). Held in the Friends’ area in the Lower Level. Come find a treasured book or favorite movie!

April 14 – 19: Be a Star Reader! Bring a copy of your favorite book to the Youth Services Department and have your photo taken with your book in celebration of National Library Week. All participants will have their names entered into a special drawing. 20 lucky Star Readers will have their photos featured on READ posters that are displayed monthly at the library. No registration required.

April 15, Tuesday at 10 am: Movers and Shakers. For older toddlers and early preschoolers, ages 2-3 years, ready for “interactive” story time fun, but not quite ready to be on their own yet…accompanied by their special grown-up. Registration is required.

April 16, Wednesday at 2 pm: Family Story Time. Drop-in story time filled with stories, rhymes, music and more…for the entire family, all ages welcome. No registration required.

April 17, Thursday at 10 am: Just Us Kids. Children, ages 3-6 years, come to this story time on their own as they become independent enough to participate without a parent or caregiver. Our preschool story time is filled with great stories, lively movement, music and more.

April 18, Friday at 10 am: Coffee and Conversation. Looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Join friends and neighbors for a hot cup of coffee and some great conversation. Meets the third Friday of the month in the Library Café and no registration is required.

April 18, Friday from 2-4 pm: Game Time @ the Library. Teens and adults of all abilities are invited to play board games with other patrons. Groups are welcome and registration is requested for groups of 4 or more. We will provide a wide variety of classic popular board games plus low-vision and memory games from our VITALITY Kit collection which include large print and tactile Rummikubs and Scrabble tiles and more!

April 20, Sunday: The Library will be closed for Easter. The library will reopen on Monday, April 21 at 9:30 a.m.

April 21, Monday from 1-2:30 pm: Artemisia Gentileschi – Art Lecture in honor of Karen Imarisio with Salvador Salort-Pons. The curator of European Painting at the Detroit Institute of Arts presents an artist whose bold life and inspiring message leaps across centuries. No registration required.

April 22, Tuesday at 10 am: Movers and Shakers. For older toddlers and early preschoolers, ages 2-3 years, ready for “interactive” story time fun, but not quite ready to be on their own yet…accompanied by their special grown-up. Registration is required.

April 22, Tuesday from 1-3 pm: Memoir Writers’ Group. The group meets informally to share stories and writing ideas. No obligation to bring material – just come and become familiar with the idea of sharing your life experiences with others. Open to everyone—you do not need to attend each time.

April 22, Tuesday at 4 pm: Teen Advisory Board. We are looking for motivated teens that would like to help plan library events, select materials for the Library’s Teen Collection, and create flyers and blogs to promote reading and the library to other teens. Visit the Teen Page at www.btpl.org to print out your TAB application.
April 22, Tuesday at 7 pm: BTPL Board of Trustees meeting. All are welcome to attend. This meeting will be held in the Board Room on the main floor of the library.

April 23, Wednesday at 6:30 pm: Mad Science. Join us for a book discussion with a scientific twist! Readers and scientists in grades K-1st, along with a favorite adult, will read and discuss a book and then conduct related experiments. Grab your safety goggles and let’s start experimenting! Copies of the book will be available at the Youth Services desk. Registration is required.

April 23, Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm: Writers’ Rendezvous. Come be a part of this ongoing workshop for fiction and non-fiction writers. All interested writers are welcome to attend. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Details are available at the library and online through our website. Registration is not required.

April 24, Thursday from 9:30am to 8:30pm: Poem in your Pocket Day. In honor of National Poetry Month, we invite you to put a favorite poem in your pocket and be ready to share it with the people you encounter throughout the day at the Library or wherever you are! Stop by the Adult Services Desk and we can help you find the perfect poem.

April 24, Thursday at 10 am: Just Us Kids. Children, ages 3-6 years, come to this story time on their own as they become independent enough to participate without a parent or caregiver. Our preschool story time is filled with great stories, lively movement, music and more.

April 25, Friday from 7:30-9:30 pm: Chamber Music Concert Series. Chamber music presented by talented students from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance. No registration required—free admission and everyone is welcome to attend. Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Bloomfield Township Public Library.

April 26, Saturday at 2 pm: Sensory Saturday Story Time. Join us on the
third Saturday of each month for an interactive story time filled with rhythm, movement, stories, and sensory-friendly fun. Designed especially for children with developmental delays and other different needs. Kids, ages 3-10, and their families are welcome! Non-residents may call Youth Services to register one week before the program.

April 29, Tuesday at 10 am: Movers and Shakers. For older toddlers and early preschoolers, ages 2-3 years, ready for “interactive” story time fun, but not quite ready to be on their own yet…accompanied by their special grown-up. Registration is required.

 

These events were provide to Oakland County Moms by Bloomfield Township Public Library.

Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Township, Michigan 48302
Phone: 248-642-5800
Website:
http://www.btpl.org/

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