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Southfield Public Library Events Calendar 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou April 15, 2014 Libraries

Southfield Public Library Events

Southfield Public Library is offering several events for toddlers, kids and teens throughout the month.

Youth Programs

Story Times
Registration is not required for Story Times. Drop in on the day(s) you would like to attend.

Baby Bounce Story Time

This program introduces books to the very young with simple stories, songs, finger plays, social interaction and playing.
Who:  6 – 18 month olds with caregiver
When:  Tuesdays at 10:00 am April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13
Where: Space Station Program Room

Toddler Story Time

Toddlers will hear stories, learn finger plays, develop social interaction skills and enjoy free-play time. Limited to 25 toddlers per session.
Who:  1 ½ – 3 year olds, with caregiver
When:  Tuesdays at 11:00 am April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13 Thursdays at 11:00 am April 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15
Where: Space Station Program Room

Preschool Story Time

Preschoolers will enjoy fun stories, learn finger plays and sing songs.
Who:  3 – 5 year olds not yet in kindergarten, with caregiver
When:  Thursdays at 10:00 am - April 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15
Where: Space Station Program Room


Read to Kassie
Read to Kassie is a program where children can drop in and read to a certified therapy dog.  Come by on any of the dates and times Kassie is here and enjoy reading to a very good listener.  Drop in, no registration necessary.
Who: Kindergartners – 4th graders
When: Wednesdays at 6:00 – 7:30 pm – None scheduled

Programs for All Ages:

Jazz and Blues
Jo Serrapere, John Devine & Friends
Whether re-creating old songs from the Mississippi Delta or performing songs in her own confessional style, native Detroiter Jo Serrapere’s music stands as an original sound while always reflecting her love of American roots music. Her eclectic writing and performances fuse elements of various modern and traditional folk music, old-time and electric blues, roots rock, garage surf, swing and alt-country. John Devine, also a Detroit native, attended Master’s classes in classical guitar at Miami University. He went on to explore traditional blues styles and develop a love for the “race records” of the 1920’s and 30’s. John performed as a solo blues artist and songwriter before teaming up with Jo in 1998. Together, their depth of talent and musical styling is evident in their original songs, as well as classics from artists such as Mississippi John Hurt, Bessie Smith and Tom Waits.
Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 in the Meeting Room
$5 admission payable in cash at the door – sponsored by the Friends of the Southfield Public Library and the Detroit Blues Society

John Latini Band
John Latini is a singing, songwriting, guitar-slinging, über-performing bluesman who personifies the best that the heartland and especially Michigan’s righteous rock history have to offer: an honest, straight-ahead, no-nonsense commitment to real songs about real people. In addition to being a serious crafter of clever, literate songs, Latini is the purveyor of a slick, blues-soaked, economically hard-driving guitar style— but more than anything he’s an intense, incandescent performer, with an emotional, testosterone-charged voice that the Ann Arbor Observer called “alternately celebratory, remorseful, seductive and dangerous.”
Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30 in the Meeting Room

Teen Programs

Junior Library Board
Help the Library better serve you and your friends! We are looking for teens who live or go to school in Southfield or Lathrup Village and will jump in and help improve the Library by:
• Suggesting materials for the Young Adult collection
• Recommending program ideas you and your friends will enjoy
• Assisting with a variety of projects that positively impact the Library, its staff and the entire community
• Helping the Library make your visit the best possible
Who:  6th – 12th graders
When:  Monday, May 12
Where: Meeting Room

Wii Game On!
Take turns playing your favorite Wii games. Enjoy board and card games before and after your Wii fun!
Who: 6th – 12th graders
When: None Scheduled for May
Where: Meeting Room

Hang Time
This is a time to work on group projects and other school work, play board games, try crafting or Wii gaming as well as enjoy visits from special guests.  Bring a snack and join us. You are sure to have a good time and accomplish a thing or two!
When: Monday, April 28 and Monday, May 19 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room

Family and Friends Programs

Friends Book Cellar

Wednesday, May 7 – 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday, May 8 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 10 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friends Bag O’Books Sale
Buy a bag for $3.00 & fill it with all the books you can! Or get an even better deal and buy 2 bags for $5.00. Sale will be in the Tower Lobby.

Thursday, May 15 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, May 16 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 17 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Show your Friends Membership Card and receive a 10% discount on Book Cellar purchases.

Donations in good condition are accepted year round. Please place books in the book chute by the Circulation Desk along with magazines not older than three months. Do not put audio visual materials down the chute; hand them to staff at the desk. Take large donations to the loading dock on the north side of the Library. Your donations keep our book sales successful!

To find out more about becoming a Friend call 248-796-4397. The Friends of the Southfield Public Library is a volunteer, non-profit organization of people like you who believe that a dynamic, exciting Library is crucial to the education, well being and success of our community and its residents.

Fridays – starting June 7th the library will be opened 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Library will resume
Sunday hours on
Sunday, September 8

Southfield Public Library
26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076

Southfield Public Library Hours:
Mon. & Wed.: 1pm-9pm
Tues. & Thurs.: 9:30am-5:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Sundays (Sept. – May): 1pm-5pm

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