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1. to love, enjoy, celebrate, have an intense passion 2. to express interest in 3. to possess a large amount of knowledge in 4. to promote The Farmington Community Library is participating in Geek The Library, a communitybased public awareness campaign that introduces “geek” as a verb. Everyone geeks something and whatever you geek, the library can connect you with resources to support and develop your passions or even discover new ones. Public libraries inspire and empower. Everyone is welcome. Almost anything can be explored. This campaign offers a fun and meaningful way to raise awareness of how libraries play a vital role in bringing value to their communities, and that libraries need community support and adequate funding to stay strong.

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Look for the Farmington Community Library out in the community in 2013 spreading the word that libraries are more than free books and movies, but are an integral part of the education system, helping to get people back to work, supporting local business owners, providing free Internet, and most of all—providing opportunities for people to transform and enrich their lives. Be a part of our campaign; visit our blog I Geek @ Farmington Community Library http://igeekfcl.wordpress.com/ to share your passion and read what others geek.

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Farmington Reads!

Our first-ever Winter Reading Program for adults encourages leisure reading among both bookworms and those who need an incentive to read more. Registration begins Monday, January 14; register early – the first 10 people to sign up at each building will receive a special prize!!!

The Children’s Department wants every preschooler in our community to read Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? Featuring Susan A. Shea’s imaginative, rhyming text and Tom Slaughter’s bold illustrations with fun flaps, this book nurtures scientific thought and fosters the joy of reading. We will donate a copy of the book, along with a booklet of supporting activities, to every preschool and child care facility in Farmington and Farmington Hills.

January 2 to March 30

Ages 2-5

Denotes programs sponsored by the Farmington Friends of the Library.

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Adult Services For programs and classes requiring registration: register online at www.farmlib.org | Programs | Library Program Calendar or call the Main Library at (248) 553-6880 or the Farmington Branch at (248) 553-0300 ext. 216.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 50 Years Later: The Dream Lives On

Monday, Jan. 21

9:00-9:30 a.m. The celebration begins at 9:00 a.m., where participants will gather at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 28000 New Market Rd., and walk to the Main Library (1/3 mile)

Events in the Main Library Auditorium: 10:15 a.m.

Concert by the O.E. Dunckel Middle School Choir

10:45 a.m.

Reenactment by Rudy Barker, Living History Performer, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech

11:30 a.m.

Poet Ber-Henda Williams, founder of Poetry, Pages and Scribes, a monthly poetry series

1 p.m.

Music and stories presented by Audrey and Bob Allison, The Storytellers

2 p.m.

Performance by the Harrison High School Dance Company

Also scheduled during the day are two service projects: • Making valentines for seniors (Conference Room A) • Donating blood

(Red Cross Bloodmobile in the Main Library parking lot, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

African American artwork from the Arts League of Michigan will be on display at the Main Library from January 7 through February

Michigan School of Professional Psychology

Better Living Series

All sessions at 7 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium. Registration required. Jan. 3: Transforming Stress into Power, Dr. Aaron Goldner Jan. 10: Turning Stress into Success: How Stress Can Help You, Dr. Lavinia Ruckes-Ekong Jan. 17: Transforming the Stress of Life Events, Dr. Lavinia Ruckes-Ekong Jan. 31: Toxic, Tolerable and Positive Stress: What Our Kids Need to Know About Stress and How We Can Help, Samantha Lederman

Poet Joyce Benvenuto

From Detroit to Grand Haven, 1850 to the present, her poems celebrate working-class folks who have spent time along Grand River—the road and the waterway. Come hear verses from Benvenuto’s new book, A Grand River: Poems for Michigan. Registration required. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.

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Should You Take a LumpSum Pension Buyout Offer?

Rick Bloom, Bloom Asset Management, will discuss what you need to know before deciding whether to accept your company’s buyout offer, as well as provide time for a Q & A forum. Registration required. Main Library Auditorium: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m.

Retirement – Ahhh, the Golden Years!

Am I ready? Where will I live? What do I want to do? Learn the financial ins and outs of answering these questions and more from LOC Federal Credit Union. Registration required. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Winter Break Movie Brave (PG 93 min.)

All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m.

The Spirit of African American Artists

Jane Strand, with the Detroit Institute of Arts Speakers Bureau, presents an illustrated lecture about the lives and times of African American artists from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Registration required. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.

The Roots of Motown

Veteran Jazz broadcaster, researcher and writer, Jim Gallert takes a look at Detroit’s late 1940 music scence, with a special emphasis on “John R - The street of music.” John R was home to many clubs, hotels and other music sites. Many of the musicians and entertainers who worked for John R clubs were later employed by Motown. Main Library Auditorium: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.


Adult Services For programs and classes requiring registration: register online at www.farmlib.org | Programs | Library Program Calendar or call the Main Library at (248) 553-6880 or the Farmington Branch at (248) 553-0300 ext. 216.

Big Band Memories with Bill Hart

Big Band trumpet player Bill Hart (who has performed with Tommy Dorsey, Dinah Shore, Vic Damone, etc.) shares his memories of 50+ years in this interactive, audience participation program. Main Library Auditorium: Sunday, Mar. 10, 2 p.m.

Your Credit Score – Whys and Hows You probably know the numbers to aim for, but do you know the way they’re computed? Find out from an LOC Federal Credit Union representative, who will also discuss the Credit Card Act of 2009. Registration required. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Thursday, Mar. 21, 6:30 p.m.

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Town Wide Scavenger Hunt April 12-29

In celebration of National Library Week: Communities Matter @ Your Library, the Farmington Branch Library will sponsor a town wide scavenger hunt. First, Second, Third place prizes will be drawn from all correct entries.

Money Smart Week

In observance of this campaign to help consumers better manage their personal finances, Mark B. Robinson (Certified Investment Management Analyst, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania) discusses money and how to manage it. Registration required. Main Library Auditorium: Monday, Apr. 22, 7 p.m.

Introduction to Finding Funders

Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center’s comprehensive research tool, Foundation Directory Online. Registration required. Main Library Computer Lab: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Our popular genealogy series for beginners to advanced researchers. Demonstrations include Web sites, best practices and other techniques to maintain family histories. Registration required.

Grantseeking Basics

Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Registration required. Farmington Branch Computer Lab: Thursday, Apr. 11, 9:30 a.m.

Apr. 18: Getting Started - Vital Records and Sourcing Your Work Apr. 25: Census Records May 2: Immigration and Naturalization Records

My Money and Me

Smart ways to get along better with your money, a four-part, non-commercial financial education series developed by Mark B. Robinson (Certified Investment Management Analyst, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania) in collaboration with Michigan State University Extension. Registration required.

May 9: Land Records, Courthouse Records, Miscellaneous Records and Sharing Your Work Main Library Auditorium: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.

Special Classes for eReader Users

Learn how to browse for and download Farmington Community Library e-books to your Nook or Kindle eReader. You should already have a working knowledge of your device. Space is limited, so register early!

PART 1: Know the Flow

Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, Apr. 3, 7 p.m.

PART 2: Money: Getting to Know You

Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, Apr. 17, 7 p.m.

PART 3: Getting S.M.A.R.T. about Goal Setting and Spending Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m.

PART 4: Manage Your Future Now

Main Library Auditorium: Tuesday, May 7, 7 p.m.

Nook and Nook Color

Main Library Conference Room A: Feb. 18; Apr. 22

Kindle and Kindle Fire

Main Library Conference Room A: Jan. 22; Mar. 18; May 21

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Adult Services For programs and classes requiring registration: register online at www.farmlib.org | Programs | Library Program Calendar or call the Main Library at (248) 553-6880 or the Farmington Branch at (248) 553-0300 ext. 216.

Hands-on Help

Costick Center Book Discussion Jan. 3 . ...... Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye

Feb. 7 ....... The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault Mar. 7 ........TBD Apr. 4 ....... Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon May 2 ....... The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa June 6 ...... Mudbound by Hillary Jordan William Costick Activities Center: Thursdays, 1 p.m.

Top Shelf Reads

Both Library locations offer one-on-one assistance. Stop by or call the information desk to learn more and make an appointment today! • Computer Skills and Resume Assistance

Beyond Point-and-Click

Instructor Mike Lewis conducts a discussion group on advanced computer topics. Main Library Conference Room B: Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m.

Getting Started on the Internet for Seniors

Join us after work at Page’s to discuss edgy and offbeat reads in a fun environment. Paperbacks are available for pickup at the Farmington Branch Library. For more information, call or email Jessica at (248) 553-0300, ext. 217 or jessica.enget@farmlib.org.

A series of six classes for older adults with little or no computer experience. William Costick Activities Center: Mondays, 1:15-2:00 p.m.

ESL Conversation Group

Jan. 14 ������Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Practice your spoken English in a comfortable, informal setting.

Feb. 11....... Love Is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield

Main Library Conference Room A: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

Mar. 11....... Room by Emma Donoghue Page’s Food & Spirits: 23621 Farmington Road, (248) 477-0099 www.pagesfoodandspirits.com Mondays, 7 p.m.

Popular Book Discussion

Senior Corner

Jan. 10....... Crashing Through by Robert Kurson Jan. 24 ...... Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Feb.14........ Little Bee by Chris Cleave Feb. 28....... The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman Mar. 14....... Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Mar. 28....... The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom Apr. 11....... Tinkers by Paul Harding Apr. 25....... The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress by Beryl Bainbridge

Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Thursdays, 10 a.m.

Hooked on Books

Jan. 28....... Room by Emma Donoghue Feb. 25 ������History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason Mar. 25....... The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

Main Library Conference Room A: Mondays, 7 p.m.

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Offered in partnership with the Costick Activities Center Senior Division continuously throughout the year, Getting Started on the Internet covers basics such as using search engines and e-mailing. Every Tuesday, from 10-11 a.m., the Library makes available for checkout at The Costick Activities Center a wide selection of books, including large print titles. Are you interested in writing down your reminiscences? Memories, Milestones, and Memoirs meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Main Library in Conference Room B, 10:30 a.m. Registration required; (248) 848-4311. Many elderly or ill Library patrons cannot visit us, especially during the winter, but our volunteer Book Buddies deliver books or other media to these individuals. Please call Julie Solomon at (248) 848-4311 if you are interested in becoming a Book Buddy.

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Teen Programs

Children’s Services

For more information contact Merry Beth Tacy (Main Library) at (248) 553-6870, merry.tacy@farmlib.org.

Battle of the Books

For programs and classes requiring registration: register online at www.farmlib.org | ‌‌‌Programs | Library Program Calendar or by calling the Main Library at (248) 848-4315 or the Farmington Branch at (248) 553-0300 ext. 220.

Regular Programs for Infants to Age 5

This program, organized by the Young Adult Department, encourages reading and gives recognition to readers. Participating 7th and 8th graders at Farmington/Farmington Hills middle schools form teams, read from a selected list of six books and then compete with other teams by answering questions based on the books. The first 60 teams who sign up for this event will be part of the Battle.

Join us for story times with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities. Siblings are welcome and there is no registration required.

Baby Time Ages Birth to 16 mos.

The program begins on Friday, February 15, when the books will be available at both branches of the Farmington Community Library. Forms and instructions, which must be completed and returned to participating middle schools, are online at www.farmlibteens.org and in the teen areas of both branches. The Questioning Round takes place Monday, Apr. 15 at the William Costick Activities Center in Dublin Hall at 7 p.m.; all participating teams are eligible.

Teen Advisory Board Grades 7 to 12 Board members promote Library use and reading to their peers, help in planning and implementing Library programs, and write reviews and content for the Teen Scene Blog. Hours served on the board go toward volunteer requirements at area middle and high schools. Applications are available at www.farmlibteens.org. Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 3:30 p.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Wednesday, Mar. 13, 3:30 p.m.

Teen Creative Writing Competition

The deadline for submissions to this contest, sponsored by Ray Okonski and Suzanne Sloat, is Friday, February 1 at 6 p.m. For more information and guidelines visit www.farmlibteens.org.

We Geek Superheroes

Main Library Children’s Program Room: Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7 p.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Thursdays, Jan. 3, 17; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21; Apr. 4, 18, 10:30 a.m.

Little Me Ages 16 mos. to 2 yrs. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Wednesdays, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:30 a.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Mondays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 18, 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 a.m. Terrific Twos Age 2

Main Library Children’s Program Room: Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:30 a.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Wednesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Story Time Ages 3 to 5

Main Library Children’s Program Room: Fridays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30 a.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Play Dates Infants to Age 5 We set out the toys and learning materials for you and your children to enjoy as you meet new friends. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 a.m. PAWS for Reading at the Main Library

(The Avengers, PG-13, 143 min.)

Charlie, Chilly and Shelby are Certified Therapy Dogs who love to listen as children read! Call (248) 848-4315 to schedule a 20-minute appointment.

Ages 10 and up

Come to the Library to watch this Superhero blockbuster, The Avengers. Moviegoers are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero; best costume wins a small prize. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. Main Library Auditorium: Thursday, Mar. 14, 6 p.m.

Farmington Reads! Kick-Off Parties Ages 2 to 5

Enjoy Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?, plus other stories, songs, crafts, and science-related activities. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Saturday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m.

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Children’s Services For programs and classes requiring registration: register online at www.farmlib.org | Programs | Library Program Calendar or call the Main Library at (248) 848-4315 or the Farmington Branch at (248) 553-0300 ext. 220.

Family Winter Concert Series

Musical Movement

Jan. 12: Kevin Devine – Rollicking Sing-Along, Dance-Along Music

for Walking One- and Two-Year-Olds with an Adult Therapists from Oakland County Early On lead the fun and are available to answer questions about your child’s development. Main Library Auditorium: Saturdays, Jan. 26; Feb. 9; Mar. 9; Apr. 13; May 18, 10:30 a.m.

Feb. 16: Carissa Knoles – Early Childhood Music That Rocks!

Musical Story Time

Ages 1 to 8 Registration required; (248) 848-4315.

Mar. 23: Music with Joy – New and Favorite Songs, and Bubbles Too Main Library Auditorium: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

Family Reading and Science Series

Ages 6 to 11 Exploring Culture, Biology and the Human Experience This series is sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Outreach Department. Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Saturdays, 1 or 3 p.m. Jan. 12: What Makes Us Different, What Makes Us the Same? Feb. 9: Everybody Cooks Mar. 9: Can You Feel the Beat?

Preschool and Daycare Fair Events: Saturday, Feb. 2

Selecting a Daycare or Preschool

All ages Main Library Children’s Program Room: 10:30-10:45 a.m.

Preschool and Daycare Fair Adults only Main Library Auditorium: 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Watch Me Grow! Family Story Time

Ages up to 5 (with caregiver) Main Library Children’s Program Room: 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

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Musical stories, finger plays, songs, rhymes and making beautiful music will be a part of this fun-filled, 45-minute program. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Thursdays, Jan. 31; Feb. 7 and 14, 7 p.m.

Celebrate Clifford’s 50th Birthday Our favorite Big Red Dog is turning 50 with all-day special activities. Farmington Branch Children’s Department: Thursday, Feb. 14

Hill & Dale Garden Club

Ages 5 and up Make a wonderful nature craft. Registration required; (248) 553-0300 ext. 220 Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Saturdays, Feb. 16 and Apr. 13, 11 a.m.

Tween Cupcake Wars

Grades 5 and 6 On the day of the event we will tell you the theme and the one ingredient everyone has to use. Cupcakes and decorating material provided. Registration required; (248) 553-0300 ext. 220 Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Saturday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m.

Introducing Band Instruments!

Ages 5 and up Members of the Farmington Concert Band will discuss, demonstrate, play and show their instruments. Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Saturdays, 2 p.m. Feb. 16: Meet the Brass and Percussion: trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, drums, and more Mar. 23: Meet the Woodwinds: clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bassoon, flute

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Family Picnic Movie Night

Big Miracle (PG) Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy a family-friendly movie. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Monday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Legoriffic Ages 6 and up

We supply the Legos for you to make anything that will fit on a 81/2 x 11” cardboard base for display in the Library. Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m.

Meet Illustrator Gil Ashby

Ages 7 and up Ashby, an instructor at the Center for Creative Studies, will talk about writing and illustrating books. Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Science Experiment Fun

Join us for hands-on science experiment fun. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m.

Sunkwa Family Concert Friends

African music for all ages. Registration required; call (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.


Children’s Services For programs and classes requiring registration: register online at www.farmlib.org | Programs | Library Program Calendar or call the Main Library at (248) 848-4315 or the Farmington Branch at (248) 553-0300 ext. 220.

Books and Bites Jr. Book Discussion for Grades 1-3 The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin. Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Friday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.

Winter Folktales

Enjoy some shivery fun with these winterthemed traditional tales for older listeners. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Join us as our guest reader Jeff Pavlik, from the Sunflour Bakehaus, reads a favorite Dr. Seuss book. Afterwards we will have a craft and of course, birthday cake. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Monday, Mar. 4, 7 p.m.

Saturday Family Story Times

Ages 1-5 Join us for fun-filled stories, songs, rhymes and activities. Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Mar. 16: Saint Patrick’s Day Apr. 27: Earth Day May 11: Mother’s Day

Spring Break Fun!

Great Parents Workshops for Parents and Child Care Providers

April Foolishness with Favorite Characters

Ages 6 and up Share some jokes, make up a Captain Underpants-style name, transform the Pigeon into a bus driver, and more! Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Monday, Apr. 1, 2 p.m.

Family Picnic Movie Night

The Lorax (PG, 86 minutes) Bring a blanket, picnic dinner and enjoy a family-friendly movie. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Monday, Apr. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Art in the Afternoon

Calling all elementary-age children who enjoy arts and crafts to join us for several open- ended art activities. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2 p.m.

Joel Tacey’s Reading Rocks Show: One World, Many Stories

Ages 4 and up Take a trip around the world and discover silly characters and fun books along the way. Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Thursday, Apr. 4, 2 p.m.

Tween Duct Tape Program

Grades 5 and 6 Make a fun craft using colorful duct tape. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Saturday, Apr. 6, 2 p.m.

National Library Week Celebration

Celebrate our win in the LEGO contest by using our new LEGOs to read, build and play. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Monday, Apr. 15, 7 p.m.

Signing Story Time Ages up to 3

Sara Ghioto, Advanced Sign Language instructor, presents signs, stories, songs, and movement. Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Saturday, Apr. 20, 10:30 a.m.

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FOR ADULTS: Registration required; (248) 848-4315.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Julie Ogg (M.Ed.) will offer strategies for teaching children to become fluent users of two or more languages, while dispelling some common myths about bilingualism. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m.

Building Children’s Brains

Julie Ogg (M.Ed.) will discuss research findings and offer strategies for stimulating brain development. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Positive Behavior

Robin Psenka (M.Ed.) will supply tips for promoting good behavior in young children. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Thursday, Apr. 18, 7 p.m.

Kindergarten Readiness

Julie Ogg (M.Ed.) will talk about the skills needed for successful transition to kindergarten and how to develop them. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m.

Ditch The Diapers!

Potty Training Workshop and Diaper Drive Bring opened or unopened packs of diapers labeled with the size to the Main Library Apr. 1-14, for the Detroit Area Diaper Bank.

Toilet Training

Lynn Legg (PT) from Oakland County Early On explains how to recognize readiness and determine what works. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Wednesday, Apr. 10, 7 p.m.

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Thrity Umrigar 32737 West 12 Mile Rd.

Journalist, author and critic Thrity Umrigar will speak at the Main Library on Friday evening April 12.

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

www.farmlib.org Find us on Facebook! Main Library: 32737 W. 12 Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334 Farmington Branch: 23500 Liberty Street Farmington, MI 48335 HOURS: Monday-Thursday:................... 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday & Saturday:..................10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday:........................................1 p.m.-5 p.m. PHONE NUMBERS: Circulation: ........................... (248) 553-0300 Automated Renewals: . .... (248) 553-8678 Children’s Information: . .. (248) 848-4315 Adult Information: . ........... (248) 553-6880 Meeting Room Inquiries: .(248) 553-0320 CLOSINGS: Easter: Mar. 31 BOARD MEMBERS: Gerald Bosler.....................................Secretary Clark G. Doughty.............................President David Judge..........................................Trustee Bruce Lazar............................................Trustee Camilla Liebold.....................................Trustee James McLaughlin................ Vice President James (Mike) Moran...........................Trustee Pamela O’Malley.............................. Treasurer Tina Theeke........................... Library Director

Sign up to receive your copy of our newsletter at www.farmlib.org/newsletter/ or on our home page at www.farmlib.org or pick up a print copy in either branch of the Library.

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Her novels include: Bombay Time, The Space between Us, If Today Be Sweet, The Weight of Heaven: A Novel and The World We Found: A Novel. Call (248) 553-6880 for time and reservations.

Fiber Fans— Knit and Spin

Learn how to knit, crochet, or spin; and participate in projects. Main Library Conference Room B: Thursdays, Jan. 17; Feb. 21; Mar. 21; Apr. 18, 6 p.m.

Quilting Bee

While new and experienced quilters hand sew, show and discuss their projects, hosts Ruth Ann Carter, Sue Horner and Laura Meyer offer information about upcoming quilting events, classes, sales and fabric shops. You may bring your sewing machine and extension cord. Main Library Auditorium: Mondays, Jan. 7; Feb. 4; Mar. 4; Apr. 1; May 6, 6 p.m.

I Geek My Library

because of the knowledge it holds . . .

“If someone else can do something, you can do it too” is a phrase often heard from my father while I was growing up. Well, I took it to heart, and as an adult I don’t resist tackling any project. This brings me to why I geek our Library; I geek the vast amount of information that resides within it. When deciding to take on a task, I can count on finding the initial information I need to get started. It doesn’t stop there; if more detailed information is needed to finish the activity, that is also accessible through my Library. Thanks to my Library, “I CAN do that,” and so can you. Ken Massey Council Member, Farmington Hills

 Coming Soon

New Self Checkout Units and new Media Case Unlockers. The new Unlocker checks out the media and unlocks the case, the green arrow lets you know when it’s done.

Chapters Café welcomes you!

Please Note

Attendance at Farmington Community Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Farmington Community Library. To ensure privacy, full names or personal identifying information will not be given out, without written approval from the photographed subject, parent, or legal guardian. If you do not want us to use a photo or video of you or your child, please tell the Library staff member coordinating the event before the program or event.

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Service with a Smile!

• Soups

• Sandwiches

• Coffee/Tea

• Specialty Coffee/Latte

• Muffins/Bagels • Fountain Drinks • Hot Dogs • Snacks

• Smoothies

Special!

.99¢ House Blend Coffee

Mon.-Thurs. 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Inside the Main Library 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.

(248) 553-6890

Farmington Community Library Info Exchange Winter 2012-2013  

Farmington Community Library Programs and Events for Winter 2012-2013

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