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Library Supports the Pledge for Success

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Pledge for Success is a coalition of educators, public institutions, community groups and others establishing Farmington and Farmington Hills as the hub of educational opportunity in Metro Detroit.

Our residents have a long history of support for education and learning in our schools, our public library, and our cultural and recreational services. This excellence in education and learning brings families and businesses to our community.

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provide financial support to students for higher education. We cannot provide funds for scholarships and financial assistance today, but we CAN provide information about the importance and affordability of education. Together we can also promote an awareness of the rich array of educational programs and opportunities available in our cities for people of all ages! Please visit www.pledgeforsuccess.org and join us by taking the pledge to “work together to make Farmington and Farmington Hills THE learning community.” For more information contact:

Tina Theeke, Library Director (248) 848-4301 To encourage this learning environment, our Tina.Theeke@farmlib.org Pledge Committee gave consideration to Living Together; Learning Together; programs, like the Kalamazoo Promise, that Succeeding Together

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Look for 14 full-scale reproductions of Detroit Institute of Arts masterpieces in some surprising Farmington and Farmington Hills locations, along with tours, lectures, programs and free admission to visit the originals at the museum! Libraries Are for Early Literacy (Programs for children) Pages 5-7

DIA in Our Backyard

Learn about DIA artworks around the town in a docent-led lecture series: Lecture I: May 3, 1 p.m., Artworks in Farmington Hills, Main Library, 12 Mile Lecture II: May 23, 1 p.m., Artworks in Farmington, Farmington Branch Library

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Students finishing 5th or 6th grade

Denotes programs sponsored by the Farmington Friends of the Library.

Francis Wheatley, The Wilkinson Family, 1776/1778, oil on canvas, 40 1/2 x 50 1/2 in. (102.9 x 128.3 cm.). Detroit Institute of Arts. Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund

Create a magic folding photo cube! Bring in 8-10 family photos to cut and glue on a set of cubes which you can change with a flick of your wrist. We will talk about The Wilkinson Family portrait displayed outside the Main Library and compare it to your modern family portrait. Registration Required; call (248) 848-4315. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Monday, June 18, 7 p.m.

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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.

• Your Retirement: Boom or Bust Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, June 6, 7 p.m.

• How to Select or Evaluate Your Financial Services Provider Main Library Auditorium: Monday, June 11, 7 p.m.

• Financial Planning for Women Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m.

Plan the Family Vacation! Map out family reunions, car trips, cruises or resort holidays with expert help from Kris Murphy, travel agent with AAA in Farmington Hills. Kris will have lots of great recommendations and information that is useful to families of all sizes. Registration Required. Main Library Auditorium: Monday, May 21, 7 p.m.

LIBRARY

Magazines

Online Databases Audiobooks CDs Reference Materials Café

DVDs

Graphic Novels

Special Events

Local authors Amy Elliott Bragg, Hidden History of Detroit, and John Carlisle, 313: Life in the Motor City, offer glimpses of charismatic personalities captured in their respective works. Book sales and signing follow the presentation. Registration Required. Main Library Auditorium: Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m.

Main Library Conference Room A: Monday, June 4, 7 p.m.

FARMINGTON COMMUNITY

eBooks

Captured Characters: Historical and Modern Profiles from Detroit

• Your Money in the Balance: How to Manage Your Debt While Investing in Your Future

Than Just Books At Your

Wi-fi

For information call (248) 848-4303. Main Library: Friday, June 1, doors open at 7 p.m.

Noncommercial advice for making informed decisions, co-sponsored by the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation. Registration Required.

FIND MORE

Staff Picks

Farmington Friends of the Library are invited to join us for an evening of fun, food and entertainment – featuring the award-winning Great Lakes Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. The Great Lakes Chorus, led by Master Choir Director Sylvia Karpinsky, will perform four-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style songs, etc. Gala attendance is by invitation only, but it is not too late to become part of the Friends of the Library organization and join in the fun.

Investment Education in Your Community

Used Book Sale Computers

Friends of the Library Will Enjoy Sweet Sounds

But BEST of all is our employees, who work hard to provide the superior services that our users value and deserve. The Library is ever evolving in the ways we serve the community. Please let us know how we are doing.

Special Classes for eReader Owners

Learn how to browse and download Farmington Community Library eBooks to your Nook or Kindle eReader. You should already have a working knowledge of your device. Space is limited, so register early! NOOK© and NOOK Color™ Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m. Main Library Conference Room A: Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Kindle and Kindle Fire Main Library Conference Room A: Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m.

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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.

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online: Connecting You with Funding Opportunities That Make a Real Difference Learn to use the nation’s leading online tool for funding research to investigate over 100,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, 2.2 million recent grants, and over 500,000 key decision makers. This session is designed for grantseekers in 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations. Registration Required. Main Library Computer Lab: Tuesday, June 5, 9:30 a.m.

Conquering Chaos 

Hooked on Books May 21: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein June 25: The False Friend by Myla Goldberg July 30: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Aug. 27: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman Main Library Conference Room A: Mondays, 7 p.m.

Certified Life Coach Michaeline Raczka, R.D., shows how to handle family treasures, memorabilia, and control the paper pile-up. Registration Required. Main Library Auditorium:  Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m. 

Quilting Bee

Buying a Home in Today’s Real Estate Market Confused about short sales, foreclosure, sheriff sales, and redemption periods? Let Debbie Horner, a Century 21 realtor for 18 years, explain them to you. Registration Required. Main Library Conference Room A: Saturdays, May 5, 19; June 23, 10:30 a.m.

Hand-sewing amid a lively mix of show and tell about completed quilts, along with discussion of projects, events, classes, sales and shops. Main Library Auditorium: Mondays, June 4; July 2; Aug. 6, 6 p.m.

Fiber Fans-Knit and Spin Meet other knitters and spinners; share experiences; learn how to knit, crochet, or spin; and participate in projects. Main Library Conference Room B: Thursdays, May 17; June 21; July 19; Aug. 16, 6 p.m.

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, July 1, 2 p.m.

Staff member Maureen Baugh demonstrates how easy it is to get started on this popular networking site. Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m.

Hands-on Help

Schedule a 30-minute session with a volunteer instructor. Here is your chance to discuss a particular problem you might be having with word processing, the Internet or e-mail. Main Library: Call to set up an appointment.

Honor Flight Michigan: Documentary This 90-minute, family-friendly film depicts how some 1,400 Michigan WWII vets received all-expense-paid trips (almost 60 years later) to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., from an organization honoring their heroic service. Main Library Auditorium: Thursday, July 19, 2 p.m.

ESL Conversation Group

Facebook

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

Practice your spoken English in a comfortable, informal setting. Main Library Conference Room A: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. Farmington Branch: Fridays, May 4, 11, 18, 10:30 a.m.

This program is intended for older adults with little or no computer experience. William Costick Activities Center: Mondays, 1:15-2:00 p.m.

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Teen Programs For more information contact Merry Beth Tacy (Main Library) at (248) 553-6870, merry.tacy@farmlib.org or Johnna Balk (Farmington Branch) at (248) 553-0300 ext. 216, johnna.balk@farmlib.org. Registration begins on Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m. Teen Programming is designed for teens that have completed 7th grade in June 2012 through 12th grade.

Teen Summer Reading Club • Own the Night June 2-July 29

7th-12th graders who read a total of 30 hours will receive a paperback book and be placed in a drawing for prizes, such as gift cards to Barnes & Noble, Target and more! Sign up at www.farmlibteens.org or at either Library location.

Fake Photo Contest

“Today at the Library…” Come to a photo shoot at the Library! Bring your camera or cell phone and take a photo of action going on inside or outside. Then modify the photo using Photoshop or other similar software to create a memorable image with the theme “Today at the Library…” Free image-editing tools are available at: http://www.farmlib.org/apps/ieditors.html. If any real persons are included in the photo, please get their permission to include them in your entry! Winners of this contest will receive a small prize. Photos must be in jpg and must be e-mailed to merry.tacy@farmlib.org by July 11, 9 p.m. Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, June 20, 2 p.m.

Twilight Numbered Chairs Game

Can’t wait for the next installment due out in October? In the meantime, test your knowledge of all things Twilight. You may be competing as a team or as individuals, depending on program attendance. Registration required by Sunday, June 24, 5 p.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Wednesday, June 27, 2 p.m.

Movie Day at the Library • ALL AGES!

Come to the Library to see the film Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese and nominated for an Academy Award for best picture. This movie is rated PG. If you loved the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret you will want to see this film! Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, July 25, 2 p.m.

Guessing Jar

Stop in from June 2 through July 29 at 5 p.m. and try to guess how many items are in our jar. One guess per day per participant. Correct guess or closest guess to actual number without going over wins the jar.

Get Carded@Your Library June 2-July 29

Show your Library card to a staff member at the Adult Information Desk at either branch and receive a small prize. It’s that simple! One prize per day.

Invent a Holiday

Did you know that August is the only month without a major holiday? We need your help to correct that! What do YOU think is worth celebrating? Just pick a date and name, explain why it deserves to be a holiday and describe how it should be celebrated. Be creative! Entry slips for this contest will be available at the Information Desks of both branches and in the teen areas.

Americas Next Top Monster

Take 30 minutes to “uglify” yourself at the Library, using a variety of “make-up” techniques, and write a description of your creation. Then participate in a monstrous fashion show. Bring a friend or two to help you transform. Registration required by Friday, July 6, 6 p.m. Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, July 11, 2 p.m.

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Make n Take Felties

They’re adorable and fun to make! Create your own out of felt, floss, buttons, and beads. Simple sewing know-how is necessary. Registration required by Friday, July 13, 6 p.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Wednesday, July 18, 2 p.m.

Senior Corner

Memories, Milestones, and Memoirs

Interested in writing your memoirs? Come to the monthly meeting of our creative writing and discussion group. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Main Library in Conference Room B, 10:30-noon. Bring a pad of paper, a pen, and ideas to talk and write about. For further information, contact Outreach Services Librarian Julie Solomon at (248) 848-4311. Registration Required.

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Children’s Services 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.

Storytime Programs Baby Time

Ages Infants to 16 mos. Main

Library Program Room: Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 7 p.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Thursdays, June 7, 21; July 5, 19, 10:30 a.m.

Mother’s Day Craft Ages 5 and up

Make tissue paper flowers and a card to give to someone special for Mother’s Day. Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m.

Capt’n Willie

Father’s Day Craft

Animal Magic

Little Me

Ages 16 mos. to 2 yrs.

Main Library Program Room: Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 10:30 a.m. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 10:30 a.m.

Terrific Twos Age 2

Main Library Program Room: Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Story Time Ages 3 to 5 yrs.

Main Library Program Room: Fridays, June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 10:30 a.m.

Play Dates

Ages Infants to 5 yrs.

We set out the toys and learning materials for you and your children to enjoy as you meet new friends. Main Library Program Room: Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 10:30 a.m.

Ages 5 and up

Dress for a mess as we paint picture frames to give to someone special for Father’s Day. Supplies are limited. Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Friday, June 15, 2 p.m.

Dream

Big...READ!

Join the Summer Reading Club! June 2 - July 29 Ages 2-12 Pick up your reading log beginning June 2. Readers who complete twelve hours of reading earn a free book at our Scholastic Book Fair and may enter our drawing for family passes to the Cranbrook Science Center.

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Ages 2 and up

Musical Movement

Walking One and Two-Year-Olds with Adult

Youngsters build vocabulary, selfawareness, coordination, and selfconfidence as they move to new and familiar songs and rhymes. Physical and Occupational Therapists from Oakland County Early On lead the fun and are available to answer questions about your child’s development. Main Library Auditorium: Saturday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays are Thrilling!

Sign up for the Summer Reading Clubs and enjoy some special activities. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Bunny Story Time

Prepare for a hopping good time with stories, rhymes, a craft and some furry friends from The Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Monday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Get silly with Capt’n Willie. Have a swashbuckling good time learning pirate trivia, water and boating safety and facts about the Great Lakes. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Thursday, June 21, 2 p.m. Mark Rosenthal will present exotic animals his “Haven” program cares for and discuss what they need to be healthy. Registration Required; call (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Thursday, June 28, 2 or 4 p.m.

Pet Care with Dr. Carron

Join us as a local vet talks about pet care and meet some of his animal friends. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Thursday, July 5, 2 p.m.

Cirque Amongus

Kids learn teamwork, concentration, and perseverance as they master circus skills like balancing and juggling in a safe, fun setting. Registration required: (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Thursday, July 12, 2 p.m.

Picnic and Water Fun with Librarians

Bring a picnic and blanket and join us as we have some outdoor fun. Shiawassee Park: Thursday, July 19, 1-3 p.m.

Acting Up Theater presents Dream, Big Bear…Read!

When Big Bear can’t sleep because of scary noises and that girl with the golden locks who steals porridge, his friends help him learn how to get a great night’s rest. Registration required: (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Thursday, July 26, 2 p.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.

6th Annual LOC Federal Credit Union Money Program Ages 8 and up

What do the words saving, wealth, and risk mean? Learn how these three words relate to each other and to you through fun activities. Registration begins May 15; (248) 553-0300 ext. 220. Must attend week 1 or 2 in order to come to week 3. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Mondays, June 18, 25; July 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

PAWS for Reading at the Main Library

Certified Therapy Dogs love to listen as children read! Stop by the Children’s Department or call (248) 848-4315 to schedule a 20-minute appointment.

Musical Story Time

Musical stories, finger plays, songs, rhymes and making beautiful music will be a part of this fun-filled program for the whole family. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:30 a.m.

Hill & Dale Garden Club

Tween Challenge Grades 5-6

Test your trivia knowledge as we answer questions about books and authors. Play as an individual or form a team of up to four people. Prizes awarded to the top team and individual. Main Library Auditorium: Monday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.

Origami Yoda Tween Program Grades 5-6

Join us as we talk about The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger. If you haven’t read the books, please join us anyway for some fun origami. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Tuesday, June 26, 2 p.m.

Under the Library Rug? Grades 5-6

Are you interested in writing or storytelling? Do mysteries intrigue you? Join us for a look at The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg. Laugh a bit and leave with a story you have written. For tweens who have finished 5th or 6th grade. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Tuesday, July 24, 2 p.m.

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Ages 5 and up

Make a wonderful nature craft with the help of the Hill and Dale Gardeners. Registration required; (248) 5530300 ext. 220. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m.

Family Fun in Riley Park Join us at Riley Park, located on the southeast corner of Grand River and Farmington Roads. Bring a picnic or dine at one of the local restaurants and enjoy the show. All performances start at 7 p.m.

• Zippity 2 Dads

Wednesday, June 20

• Playdates

Wednesday, July 11

• TBD

Wednesday, July 25

• Kevin Kammeraad Wednesday, Aug 8.

• Kerfuffles

Wednesday, Aug. 22

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Recycled Crafts Ages 8 and up

Create plastic bag friendship bracelets, pop can tab accessories, patriotic pompoms and other fun things with recycled materials. Registration Required; call (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Tuesday, June 19, 2 p.m.

Books and Bites Jr.

Book Discussions Grades 1-3

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Children’s Desk. Light refreshments will be served. Registration Required; call (248) 848-4315. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Wednesdays, 2 p.m. June 20: Who Was Benjamin Franklin? Inventor, firefighter, founding father of the United States, musician? Come and find out! July 18: Knights of the Kitchen Table Join the Time Warp Trio as they meet Arthurian knights, fire-breathing dragons, and smelly giants!

Pavilion Story Time

In Downtown Farmington

Bring a blanket; we will provide a fun-filled story time and outside toys. Pack a picnic or pick up something from one of the local restaurants to enjoy after the program. Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park: Thursdays, June 21, 28; July 5, 12, 26, 11 a.m.

Books and Bites Book Discussion: The BFG by Roald Dahl Grades 4 and up

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Children’s Desk. Light refreshments will be served. Registration required: (248) 848-4315. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Friday, June 22, 2 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.

Yoga Fun for Parents and Children

Family Picnic Movie Night

Join us as we learn yoga poses and relaxation with yoga instructor Melissa Andrade. Please bring a mat. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Monday, July 23, 2 p.m.

Bring your picnic and blanket and enjoy. Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. June 27: Despicable Me rated PG

Dream Big about Becoming a Caldecott-Award Illustrator!

July 18: Dolphin Tale rated PG

Ages 9 and up

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Bring your stuffed animal friends to a special nighttime story time. Then - leave your animal behind to enjoy a Library sleepover. Come back the next day for morning story time to pick up your animal and hear about its adventures in the Library. Main Library Program Room: Drop Off: Monday, July 9, 7 p.m. Pick Up: Tuesday, July 10, 9:30 a.m.

Living with Food Allergies  Ages 4 to11

Leslie Berlin will read her picture book, OK 4 Me 2 Eat: My Food Allergies and discuss how kids handle exposure to food allergens. A simple craft will follow. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Monday, July 9, 2 p.m.

Professor Stanley Rosenthal of Wayne State University will discuss David Small's awardwinning illustrations in The Gardener, written by Sarah Stewart. Registration required; (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Tuesday, July 24, 7 p.m.

Quidditch

In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, play a version of Quidditch created especially for Muggles! Costumes encouraged but not required. Main Library Auditorium: Tuesday, July 31, 7 p.m.

Kid Camp Fun Ages 3 to 5

Gather around the (fake) campfire for camp crafts, stories and activities. Registration Required; call (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m.

Parent & Childcare Provider Programs Adults Only

Smart Saving for College

Basic Sewing Skills  Ages 9 and up

Learn how to thread a needle, make a knot, sew the running stitch, etc. Space is limited and registration is required; call (248) 848-4315. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.

Mysteries of the Night Sky  Ages 6 and up

Join us for fun activities and crafts to explore what you see when you look up at night. Main Library Auditorium: Friday, July 13, 2 p.m.

Fancy Nancy Fabulous Fashion Show Ages 4 and up

Come in your summer finest, walk the runway and tell the audience about your ensemble. Bring one word on a card that describes your attire. Make it a Fancy word, one that Nancy would proudly use. Fashion, a craft or two and lots of fabulous fun! Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Monday, July 16, 2-4 p.m.

A speaker from the State of Michigan will discuss how the Michigan Educational Trust and the Michigan Education Savings Program can provide tomorrow’s education at today’s cost. Registration Required; call (248) 848-4315. Main Library Auditorium: Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m.

Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders

Bonnie Levin, OTR, from Early On will share strategies to help reduce challenging eating behaviors and make mealtimes more enjoyable. Registration Required; call (248) 848-4315. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Tuesday, May 15, 7 p.m.

Toilet Training

Are girls easier to toilet train than boys? When and how should we begin toilet training? Julie Ogg, M. Ed., from Oakland County Great Start will answer these questions and more. Registration Required; call (248) 848-4315. Main Library Children’s Program Room: Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m.  

Preschool Night

Representatives from area preschools will provide information about their programs. Main Library Auditorium: Thursday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m.

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32737 West 12 Mile Rd.

Residential Customer Library Patron

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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Practice Keyboarding Skills with Type to Learn!

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Calling readers of all ages! Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and enjoy some special activities for ages 2 and up. Dream Big Read! (ages 2 – 6th graders) Own the Night (7th-12th graders) Between the Covers (ages 18+)

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Museum Adventure Pass The Detroit Museum Adventure Pass (MAP) program returns for a fifth and final year in late May.

June 8: Staff In-Service

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

for All Ages June 2 – July 29

This software program for ages six through adult, available to Library cardholders only, can be used in the Library or downloaded to any computer with 1.5 gigabytes of memory. Sign up for your free Type to Learn account at the Children’s or Adult Information desk at either branch.

CLOSINGS: May 26-28: Memorial Day Weekend July 4: Independence Day

Summer Reading Clubs

The new MAP will be online at http://www.detroitadventurepass.org/ where patrons can access information about the program, ask questions, print tickets for free or discounted admission to cultural attractions, and get reading recommendations that relate to venues’ exhibits.

Park & Read This program allows Farmington Community Library cardholders to “checkout” a oneday pass to any Michigan state park or recreation area, or the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing (new this year!). Though the program officially runs from April 1 to October 1, passes will be honored until December 31.

Farmington Community Library

Chapters Café welcomes you!

Service with a Smile!

• Soups

• Sandwiches

• Coffee/Tea

• Specialty Coffee/Latte

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

• Smoothies

Tuesdays: Seniors 10% off Thursdays: Veterans 10% off Fridays: Teachers 10% off

Inside the Main Library 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.

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