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Southfield Public Library Events Calendar 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou May 14, 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 NONE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE
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 NONE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE Thursdays at 11:00 am NONE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE
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 - NONE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE
Where: Space Station Program Room

School-Age:

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

Origami Yoda Origami Party
Be inspired to create by Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda books and make some Star Wars Origami. You could make Darth Paper, the Fortune Wookie, Jabba the Puppet, Princess Lablemaker, Origami Yoda or make them all!
Who: Grades 1st – 12th
When: Monday, June 23 at 6:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room

Youth & Teen Summer Reading Program
Fizz Boom Read!
This reading enrichment program is for children who live or attend school in Southfield or Lathrup Village. Registration is at the Youth Services Desk beginning on Monday, June 2. The children’s registration ends on Thursday, July 3 and the teen registration ends on Friday, July 18. Children and teens must be present to register.

The Children’s Program is for children pre-K to 5th grade in Fall 2014. The Teen Program is for teens who will be in grades 6-12 in Fall 2014. Each participant will receive a record to keep track of their independent reading. When they complete their reading record, they will be invited to the Final Party at the end of the summer.

Fizz, Boom, Read! Bingo
Join us for lively rounds of Science Bingo and fun prizes.
Who: Grades pre-K to 5th
When: Monday, June 16 at 6:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room

DINNER & A MOVIE
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Bring your dinner and a blanket and enjoy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 with us! Rated PG.
Who: Grades pre-K to 5th
When: Monday, June 30 at 6:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room

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.

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

SOUL PURPOSE
Come to an evening filled with a high energy eclectic mix of funk, soul, R & B and Blues-based music when Soul Purpose hits the Southfield Library on June 18. Led by Fast Eddie Washington on bass & vocals, with Carol Holmes providing both smooth-as-silk and in-your-face vocals, Bing Burris on guitar and Perez Morris on drums, it’s going to be a Detroit party! Soul Purpose has been playing in clubs all over the metro area for years. It’s guaranteed that you’re going to hear some tunes that make you want to jump up and boogie!
Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30 in the Meeting Room

Teen Programs

Meet Author Barb Pietron AUTHOR OF THE NEW TEEN BOOK Thunderstone
Sneaking out at night, driving without a license and falling for a guy weren’t things fifteen-year-old Jeni expected to do while visiting Lake Itasca, Minnesota with her family. The guy, Ice, turns out to be the local medicine man’s apprentice and when he tells Jeni she’s connected to the spirit world, her first instinct is to run. But after Ice’s stories of a mythical underwater monster – that Jeni allegedly released – prove true, she realizes it’s up to her to contain the beast. Jeni must first convince herself that she’s able and then save the locals, Ice and ultimately herself.
Who: Grades 6th – 12th
When: Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm
Where: Meeting Room

Origami Yoda Origami Party
Be inspired to create by Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda books and make some Star Wars Origami. You could make Darth Paper, the Fortune Wookie, Jabba the Puppet, Princess Lablemaker, Origami Yoda or make them all!
Who: Grades 1st – 12th
When: Monday, June 23 at 6:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room

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 June
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, May 19 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm and Monday, June 30 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room

Family and Friends Programs

Friends Book Cellar

Wednesday, June 4 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday, June 5 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 7 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
248-796-4200
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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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