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Southfield Public Library Events Calendar 2015

Posted by Glen LaGrou December 27, 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 – January 20 and 27
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 January 20 & 27 and Thursdays at 11:00 am January 22 & 29
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 – January 22 & 29
Where: Space Station Program Room

Help Me Grow

The Help Me Grow developmental activity groups are designed to support children’s early learning while focusing on a key area of development each week. 90 minutes of hands-on activities include motor, language and social skills. Parent education topics and take home activities support children’s early learning and development. Each playgroup series includes five weekly sessions. Activity groups encourage attendance at all five sessions.

Help Me Grow activity groups promote – Fine Motor Skills, Language and Communication Skills, Gross Motor Development, Problem-Solving , Personal and Social Skills.

For parents who are residents or students of Southfield or Lathrup Village with children ages birth through 3 years old.

Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:00 pm on January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11

This FREE program is brought to you by Oakland Schools-Great Start, made possible by a grant from the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start. You must pre-register by calling Jean Jocque at 248-209-2519.

School-Age:

LEGO Plus
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, January 26 at 7:00 pm

Family Story Time with the Junior Library Board
The Junior Library Board members will present Family Story Time with stories, Readers’ Theater, and crafts for children of all ages. Each family who attends will be given a free book by the Friends of the Southfield Library.
Who: All Ages
When: Monday, January 12 at 7:00 pm

Arts @ Your Library
Once Upon A Time
Once Upon a Time is an engaging collection of favorite children’s classics including Three Billy Goats Gruff, Reynard the Fox and The Three Little Pigs that are sure to delight.
Presented by Wild Swan Theater, three performers and a musician create all the magic inherent in these timeless stories making this theater experience unforgettable.
Who: Preschool-3rd grade
When: Monday, November 3 at 7:00 pm
Where: Meeting Room

Programs for All Ages:

Our Auntie Rosa Book Launch
Book Launch for Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons

A warrior in the fight for freedom, justice, and equality, Rosa Parks had the vision for a better world. She demonstrated that one person’s actions can indeed make a difference. What many don’t know is the person behind the persona. “Auntie Rosa,” as she was called by the many nieces and nephews she helped raise, extended her love and encouragement to her closest kin. She was a guiding force and inspiration in their lives, and in this remarkable book they share with readers the great wisdom Auntie Rosa imparted to them.

In Our Auntie Rosa the family of Rosa Parks presents a collection of personal remembrances, reflections, and never-before-seen photos and letters that pay tribute to Rosa Parks’s incredible strength and determination. Parks’s brave act on a bus in Alabama on December 1, 1955, was just one moment in a life lived with great humility and decency. Our Auntie Rosa is a life’s instruction manual from one of the most famous figures in American history that will inspire generations to come.

Join us for a special after hours event at the library with members of Mrs. Parks’ family. They will be discussing their personal recollections of their aunt and the memories they share in the book.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Thursday, January 22nd at 7:00pm in the Meeting Room

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.

January: Doug Horn Trio
Listen to classic jazz tunes from the American Songbook with the Doug Horn Trio. The trio features Doug Horn on saxophone and flute, Paul Keller on bass and Cary Kocher on vibraphone. They embrace a melody and appreciate the classic jazz from a few years ago to preserve this music the best they can.
Wednesday, January 21 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:  None scheduled for January
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

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

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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