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July 2019

Space Party!

July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Children 8 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!   There will be crafts, stories, and… MOON PIES!    

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Storyteller Genot Picor

July 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All ages. Award winning storyteller and musician Genot Picor will perform his show “Blastoff into Reading” and tell us stories about space.

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StarLab Planetarium

July 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

StarLab Inflatable Planetarium is coming back to FADL! Crawl inside and explore the cosmos. Registration is required. Ages 5+, younger children may need an adult to accompany them inside the planetarium because it can be dark and kind of scary.

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Space Food

July 31, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The folks from Fresh Food is Fun from Kalamazoo will be hear to teach us about Space Food!   and yes, there will be tasting!   Ages 5+

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August 2019

Summer Reading Finale Pool Party

August 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Earn a ticket for your whole family to our finale party at Oak Park Pool by participating in our Summer Reading Program.  There will be swimming, pizza, and mini golf. Questions?  Speak to your favorite children’s librarians.

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September 2019

Storytime Stopover @ Drifter Coffee

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We’re taking storytime on-the-go around Ferndale! Our first installment will be at Drifter Coffee. Children 2-6 and their caregivers will read stories and do a supper cool coffee “water color” craft. Space is limited, so registration is required. Cal 248-546-2504 x694.

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Literacy Day

September 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Ferndale Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dania Bazzi will be at the library to give a short presentation regarding Michigan’s Read by Grade 3 Law and to answer your questions. The evening will begin with stories from the one and only Genot Picor, storyteller. Snacks and light refreshments provided.   Stories @ 5:30 PM Presentation and Q&A @ 6:15 PM

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Dan the Creature Man (Live Animals)

September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Herpetology 101! Dan the Creature Man will be bringing live gators, snakes, turtles, and more to teach you all about his cold-blooded friends. Perfect for ages 3 and up. Space is limited, so please cal 248-546-2504 x 694 to register

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October 2019

Halloween Spooktacular

October 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our annual Halloween Party is back!  This year the library will be HAUNTED (but not super scary).   Ferndale DDA’s downtown trick-or-treat is from 4-6, stop by the library afterwards (5-7) for trick-or-treating, crafts, snacks, and entertainment.

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January 2020

DIY Ice Cream Party

January 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ages 4-8 (with caregivers) Make (and eat) your very own ice cream from scratch. Registration Required

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February 2020

Movie: Black Power Mixtape

February 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Teens and adults are invited to join us for a special viewing of The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975.  

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Cameron Zvara: Comedy Magician and Entertainer

February 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Magic and comedy show for children of all ages, no registration required.

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The Storytellers

February 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An afternoon of musical storytelling and hands-on instruments from around the world. All ages, no registration required.

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February 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This program is for all ages, including adults. What better way to beat the winter blues than to hit some drums? Drummunity brings all manner of rhythm and percussion instruments and encourages you to join in making some joyous noise together. There is no registration required, so please feel free to drop in and enjoy an afternoon of beating away the winter blues. No prior experience necessary for those who attend.

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K-12 Art Reception

February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to celebrate and view the art of FPS students, K-12.

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April 2020

Trees Challenge 2020 Kickoff

April 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how you can help NASA measure tree and Earth’s biomass.  No registration.

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Storytelling with Mama Jahra & Djembefola Detroit

April 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Traditional storytelling accompanied by West African percussion All ages, no registration required.

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March 2021

Intro to Cartooning

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Let’s learn how to draw our own cartoons with the extraordinarily talented local illustrator/author Corinne Roberts. Ages 6+ are welcome to attend this virtual workshop, hosted via Zoom. Parent participation is required and attendees will need to have pencils/crayons/markers & paper with them, at home. Email to sign up and receive the link to attend.  

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April 2021

Into to Anime Drawing (Animaniacs)

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A special session of Animaniacs (ages 8-12) where participants can learn to draw anime from Michigan illustrator Corinne Roberts. Email to sign up.

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Author Visit: Brandy Colbert

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ferndale Library and Ferndale Public Schools are proud to welcome award-winning YA Author Brandy Colbert via Zoom. Her books include The Voting Booth and Little & Lion, which won the Stonewall Award for Children’s Literature in 2018. Colbert will talk about her inspirations, the writing process, and will answer questions from the audience. To receive the Zoom link, email:  

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