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Bloomfield Township Public Library Events

Posted by Glen LaGrou September 29, 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 – OCTOBER

October 1, Wednesday at 6:30 pm: PJ Theater. 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. Call Youth Services for show information. No registration required.

October 3, Friday at 10 am: Tinker Tales. Children, ages 3-6 years, come to this story time on their own as they become independent enough to participate and explore without a parent or caregiver. They will “tinker” in a story time filled with tales, rhymes, music and scientific discovery. Registration is required.

October 3, Friday from 7-9 pm: Date Night @ the Library. Featured film is Fault in our Stars (2014), rated PG-13. Come enjoy recent movies and free popcorn! Everyone is welcome to attend. No registration required.

October 7, 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.

October 7, Tuesday 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. (Wee Play will not be held on October 28). No registration required.

October 8, 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.

October 9, Thursday from 5-8 pm: Career Open House. Local residents are invited to speak to representatives from Gale and other database companies about their resources for locating a new job, or finding a new career. All the information and services are available free of charge in the library or at home to Township residents. Teens and their parents can also learn about resources for choosing a career or finding a part-time job. No registration is required.

October 10, Friday at 10 am: Tinker Tales. Children, ages 3-6 years, come to this story time on their own as they become independent enough to participate and explore without a parent or caregiver. They will “tinker” in a story time filled with tales, rhymes, music and scientific discovery. Registration is required.

October 10, Friday at Noon: Chamber Music Lecture Series with Dr. Steve Wogaman. Lectures with musical examples on the music to be heard at upcoming concerts of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, offered by the Chamber’s president. No registration required. For more information visit the Chamber Music Society of Detroit at www.chambermusicdetroit.org.

October 10, Friday from 6:30-9 pm: Book Prom Teen After-Hours. For teens aged 13-18. Celebrate your favorite books at our first ever Teen Book Prom. Bring your favorite book as your date or dress as a character from your favorite book. A king and queen of the book prom will be crowned. Expect lots of fun teen book-related trivia, movie clips, music, plus charades and prizes.

October 11, Saturday from 9:30 am–3:30 pm: Friends of the Library Second Saturday Sale! (First hour on Saturday for Friends’ members only). Held in the Friends’ area in the Lower Level of the library. Come find a treasured book or favorite movie!

October 11, Saturday at 11 am: Shake, Rhythm and Rhyme! A story time for children of all abilities, ages 2-6, along with their families. Join us the second Saturday of the month for an interactive story time filled with sensory activities, rhythmic stories, active rhymes, ASL signs, yoga movement and more! Registration is required. Non-residents may register one week before the program by calling Youth Services.

October 12, Sunday at 2 pm: Wild Swan Theatre presents Strega Nona. Based on the award winning book by Tomie dePaola, Strega Nona has a magical pasta pot which only she can control. Come see what silliness ensues when Big Anthony does not listen to her, causing the streets of their small Italian village to fill with pasta. This is a not-to-be missed live theatre production for all ages to enjoy. No registration is required.

October 13, Monday from 4-6 pm: Turn Dreams into Reality Teen Read Week Movie Festival – Divergent (2013). Watch movies based on books, in our Teen Center, with wireless headphones. Take our movie trivia quiz while you watch and you might win a prize. No registration required.

October 14, Tuesday 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. (Wee Play will not be held on October 28). No registration required.

October 14, 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.

October 14, Tuesday from 4-5:30 pm: Teen Advisory Board. We are looking for motivated teens, aged 13-18, 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. Registration is required.

October 15, Wednesday from 4-6 pm: Turn Dreams into Reality Teen Read Week Movie Festival – Ender’s Game (2013). Watch movies based on books, in our Teen Center, with wireless headphones. Take our movie trivia quiz while you watch and you might win a prize. No registration required.

October 15, Wednesday at 6:30 pm: Little Foodies – Scary Snacks. We’re cooking up stories one afternoon a month. Little chefs, ages 4 to 7, are invited to join us for stories and fun recipes! Registration is required. Non-residents may register one week before the program by calling Youth Services.

October 16, Thursday from 4-6 pm: Turn Dreams into Reality Teen Read Week Movie Festival – Book Thief (2013). Watch movies based on books, in our Teen Center, with wireless headphones. Take our movie trivia quiz while you watch and you might win a prize. No registration required.

October 17, 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.

October 17, Friday at 10 am: Tinker Tales. Children, ages 3-6 years, come to this story time on their own as they become independent enough to participate and explore without a parent or caregiver. They will “tinker” in a story time filled with tales, rhymes, music and scientific discovery. Registration is required.

October 18, Saturday: Library closes at 4:30pm.

October 18, Saturday from 7-10 pm: Library’s 50th Anniversary Gala Event. Join us for A Night at the Library, a ticketed event featuring a strolling supper and entertainment. All proceeds will support Youth Services spaces and activities. To reserve tickets, please visit www.btpl.org/50th, stop by the Circulation Desk, or call (248) 642-5800.

October 18, Saturday at 11 am: LEGO Club – Party Time! Young architects and engineers, ages 6 and older, are invited to drop-in for LEGO building fun! Listen to a great book and then build LEGO creations inspired by the story. We supply the LEGO and you supply the imagination during these monthly building projects. Days vary. No registration required.

October 20, Monday at 1 pm: Tablet Tales. A digital story time for children, ages 3-5, without an adult. We will explore using technology and apps to tell stories, learn songs, encourage movement and have fun! Registration is required. Non-residents may register one week before the program by calling Youth Services.

October 21, Tuesday 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. (Wee Play will not be held on October 28). No registration required.

October 21, Tuesday at 6:30 pm: Beaker Buddies – Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola. Join us for a book discussion with a scientific twist! Readers and scientists in grades K-1, along with their favorite adult, are invited to join our junior size book discussion. Read a different story each month and discover science inside the story with experiments and activities. Copies of books will be available at the Youth Services desk. Please read the book before each session. Registration is required. Non-residents may register one week before the program by calling Youth Services.

October 22, Wednesday at 6:30 pm: Harvest Hoedown. Join us for a fun farm story followed by a little square dancing and other moo-velous activities and crafts. All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

October 22, 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.

October 24, 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.

October 25, Saturday at 11 am: Crayon Crew. A craft program for toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, with a favorite adult. Toddlers will have fun working together with their grown-ups in a creative and fun environment! Registration required. Non-residents may register one week before the program by calling Youth Services.

October 28, 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.

October 28, Tuesday from 4-5:30 pm: Teen Tech Lab. Open lab for teens ages 13-18. Talk apps, games, computers and tech trends with other teens. Bring your laptops, smartphones and tablets or use our computers. Registration is required.

October 28, Tuesday from 6:30-8 pm: Spooktacular. Join us for an all-ages Halloween extravaganza! Monsters and mayhem will take over the library for scary stories, ghoulish games and frightening fun. Costumes are encouraged! No registration required.

October 29, Wednesday from 4-8 pm: Halloween Double Feature. Featured films are Hocus Pocus (2002) and Holloweentown (1998). For teens aged 13-18. Stop by the Teen Center for some “scary” movies. No registration is required.

October 29, Wednesday at 7 pm: Great Female Artists of Detroit with Suzanne Bilek. See Detroit and its rich history through the eyes of its female artists, and learn why the area is gaining an international reputation as a center of new and exciting developments in the art world. Suzanne Bilek is the author of Great Female Artists of Detroit.

October 30, Thursday from 4-8 pm: Halloween Double Feature. Featured films are Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Gremlins (1984). For teens aged 13-18. Stop by the Teen Center for some “scary” movies. No 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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