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Southfield Public Library Events Calendar 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou August 15, 2014 Home, Libraries, News, Oakland County

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 - September 9, 16, 23, 30
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 September 9, 16, 23, 30 Thursdays at 11:00 am September 11, 18, 25
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 - September 11, 18, 25
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
$5.00 admission.
Show your Friends of the Southfield Public Library membership card to receive a $2.00 discount. No charge for children under 12. Sponsored by the Friends of Southfield Public Library and the Detroit Blues Society.
Papa Lee and the Body Shop Blues Review Band, featuring Little Arthur
Band leader Clyde W. “Papa” Lee, Sr. began playing drums when he was in middle school in Flint and he is still at it more than 60 years later. He traveled and recorded with the Detroit Emeralds in the 70s and played the famous Club Paradise in Idlewild, Michigan. He’s played with John Lee Hooker, BoBo Jenkins, Washboard Willie, Chicago Pete and just about every well-known Detroit Blues artist during the past 50 years, including Eddie Burns, Calvin Frazier, Willie D. Warren, Mr Bo & Little Mac Collins, Uncle Jessie White and the Butler Twins. Papa Lee knows the Blues.
Joining drummer Papa Lee are Joe Mitchell and Nick Tabarias on guitar, Buster Wylie on bass and featuring Ronald “Little Arthur” Anderson on harp and vocals.
Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room

Beautifully Wrapped: An Exploration into the Global Art of Headwrapping!
Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30 in the Meeting Room
Fold, place, whip around, tuck, pull, pin! Headwraps are a beautiful way to accessorize, protect your hair and show a bit of style. Participants learn to tie their own headwraps as well as the unique history of wrapping across the globe. Bring a piece of cloth or use one of ours and by the end of our time together, you will be able to create a piece of art!
Experience the colorful, spiritual and global practice of headwrapping, an art enjoyed by peoples of all backgrounds, ethnicities and continent.
Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, master wrapper, is an anthropologist and the founder of Beautifully Wrapped, an international interfaith corporation that uses the global art of headwrapping to build love and understanding. She is currently based in Detroit, Michigan and has been teaching headwrapping for over 15 years.

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, September 8th at 7:00 pm
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
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: None Scheduled
Where: Meeting Room

Family and Friends Programs

Friends Book Cellar

Wednesday, September 3 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday, September 4 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 6 10:00 am – 5:00 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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