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November 2016

Reading with Infants & Toddlers: Parent and Teacher Enrichment Series

November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please register in advance with Oakland Family Services: 248-858-7766 x323

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March 2017

Know Your Rights for Teens

March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for an interactive workshop featuring Lisa Schimdt of ACLU-MI and Schmidt and Long PLLC. Students and teens will learn about their rights at school, in public, and when interacting with police officers.   No registration required.

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Early Learning Fair

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Information and activities from a number of local childcare centers and preschools.

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May 2017

Children’s Book Week: Family Read-In

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for crafts, games, and book-related activities!

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Make & Take: Decorated Journals

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids 12-17 can come to the library and kickstart their creativity by designing their very own decorated journals.   Please register by calling 248-546-2504 x694 or register online here.

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Fantastic Beasts Party

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kids 12-17 can join us for a special showing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, have snacks, play trivia, and win prizes! No registration required.  

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June 2017

Dads & Donuts

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A storytime with crafts and treats for kids ages 2 & up and their dads, grandpas, uncles, or caregivers. Yes, Mom can come too.

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Summer Reading Kickoff: “Flight of Fancy” @ Garbutt Park

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us as we kickoff Summer Reading!  We’ll decorate kites, play in bounce houses, and get signed up for summer reading!

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August 2017

Summer Reading Pool Party @ Oak Park Pool

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

If you finish our Summer Reading Challenge, you’ll earn yourself and your family tickets to our pool party at the Oak Park Pool!

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Build Your Own Eclipse Viewer

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The next total solar eclipse is coming August 21st! Be ready to view it safely by building your very own eclipse viewer. The library will provide the materials and instructions for this drop in program open to kids and adults alike. Then bring your viewer along on August 21st and see the spectacular celestial event with us!

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October 2017

Free Time Fridays (Teens)

October 20 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Movie: The Ring 13 and up.

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Free Time Fridays (Teens)

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Decorating Sugar Cube Skulls in honor of Dia De Los Muertos!   Ages 13 +  

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Halloween SPOOKTACULAR

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for our annual super fun Halloween Party, 5-7 PM. This year’s theme is Spooky Circus! Trick-or-treat through the library, enjoy live circus performers, make crafts, and play circus games!

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High School Book Club

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

High School Book Club meets once a month to hang out, eat pizza, and talk about the book. We have 5 free copies of the book to give away to those that attend! We meet Monday, October 30th at 6:30pm. This month we are reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world.…

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November 2017

Free Time Fridays (Teens)

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We’ll be coloring bookmarks! Ages 13+

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Anime Club (Teens)

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us while we watch anime, talk manga, and eat Japanese snacks! November 6th at 6:30pm, no registration required.

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Free Time Fridays (Teens)

November 10 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We’ll be creating art with Sharpie pointillism! Ages 13+

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String Art for Teens

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Create your own design with string art! Supplies will be provided, just bring your ideas.  Monday, November 13th at 6:30 PM.  Registration requested, call 248-546-2504 or stop at the youth desk.

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Free Time Fridays (Teens)

November 17 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Movie: Can’t Hardly Wait Ages 13+

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High School Book Club

November 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

High School Book Club meets once a month to hang out, eat pizza, and talk about the book. We have 3 free copies of the book to give away to those that attend! We meet Monday, November 27th at 6:30pm. This month we are reading All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school–both teetering on the edge–it’s the beginning of an unlikely…

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