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Southfield Public Library Events Calendar 2015

Posted by Glen LaGrou March 25, 2015 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 – April 7, 14, 21, 28
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 7, 14, 21, 28 and Thursdays at 11:00 am April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Where: Space Station Program Room


Chapter a Night
Families interested in participating will be given a paperback copy of Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, to read at home. Check the library website for updates as you read your copy together. On May 27, come for snacks and read the final chapter with us! For families with children from Preschool and up. For families who live or attend school in Southfield and Lathrup Village.
Begins Monday, April 13, final program Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room.

Southfield Public Library’s Fairytale Fete!
Join us for a week-long celebration of Fairytales! Stop by the Youth Department and pick up a game to play! Mad Libs word games will be available all week. Grab a Word Scramble and Fairytale Character Matching game to enter into the raffle drawing. No registration required for any Fairytale Fete programs.
Games are available from April 20 to 24 at the Youth Desk.

Fairytale Theater and Picnic
Join us for a festive night of Fairytale fun! Sing along with us as we watch Frozen. Dress up in your favorite Fairy regalia.
Monday, April 20 from 6:45 – 8:00 pm in the Meeting Room.

Crowns and Wands
All Fairy Folk need crowns and wands! Fly on in and create your essential Fairy equipment. Let your imagination soar!
Wednesday, April 22 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Space Station.

Build with Legos plus you can be a part of a variety of fun programs that will change every month including science experiments, crafts, games and more! In grades 6th and up? Then come get an application to volunteer at this event, earn volunteer hours and have a blast!
Who: Residents or students of Southfield or Lathrup Village in Grades 3-8 and volunteers grades 6-12
When: Monday, April 27 at 7:00 pm

Programs for All Ages:

Southfield Public Library SPELL BOWL 2015
Join the fun and participate in the 8th Annual Southfield Public Library SPELL BOWL! Each team consists of 4 – 6 family members, friends, coworkers, church or club members, adult led students, etc. Teammates work together to come up with the correct spelling of a word and write it down in 30 seconds or less. Excitement builds as teams compete to become the spelling champs! Choose to learn the entire spelling list or divvy up the words and lighten the load.
Reserve your team’s spot and receive a spelling list and informational packet beginning March 2. Your tax deductible team registration fee of $40 goes directly to the Southfield Veterans’ Commission, to assist our local veterans and their families. Pick up a registration form at the library or from the library’s website at www.southfieldlibrary.org. For further information, call 248-796-4377.
Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room.

Jazz & Blues
$5.00 admission. Show your Friends of the Southfield Public Library membership card to receive a discount. No charge for children under 12. Sponsored by the Friends of Southfield Public Library and the Detroit Blues Society.

Southfield Jazz Orchestra
The Southfield Jazz Orchestra was started in January of 2010 in conjunction with the City of Southfield Parks and Recreation Department. The band, under the direction of Saxophonist Eric Rayford, performs mostly as a Jazz Ensemble. They play big band jazz style music featuring tunes such as In The Mood, Teach Me Tonight, Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White, Love for Sale, and many, more. It is the home of some of the best musicians you will find. Local Saxophonist George Benson and Vocalist Barbara Ware are international jazz artists who are Southfield Jazz Orchestra’s own artists in residence. They rehearse and perform with the band regularly and have been with band since its start.
Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 pm 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:  April 13
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, April 8 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday, April 9 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 11 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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