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Preschool Story Time - Ages 3-5

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.
Meeting Room

The first portion of our interactive story times features stories, finger plays, rhymes, songs, music and movement for the adult and child to share and experience together. The second portion is a social/play time which includes developmentally-appropriate toys and activities.

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ESL Conversation Group

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Conference Room A
No registration required

Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed, informal environment. English learners of all skill levels welcome! 
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Learn to Code with Dash & Dot - Grades 3-5

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.
Meeting Room
Children in grades 3-5 will build on your skills each week, as you learn to code with robots Dash & Dot during this 4-week series. They will follow your directions to tell jokes, dance, and complete tasks. See why everyone falls in love with these silly robots! Children are encouraged to attend all of the sessions in this series.
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Introduction to Finding Grants

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Conference Room A
Registration required; space is limited

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? In this introductory class, you will learn what funders are looking for from nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.
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Baby and Toddler Time - Infants to 18 months

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Children's Program Room

No registration required.

Infants to walkers and their parents are invited to enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories. Children will then have an opportunity to play with others and age appropriate toys.

Find additional dates on our web site: www.farmlib.org/events or stop by to pick up a printed calendar. 

For more information call (248) 848-4315 or (248) 553-0321 ext. 220.


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NaNoWriMo

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Other
Join us for our seventh year of participating in NaNoWriMo. Come for inspiration, a quiet writing space, word sprints, word wars, and all the caffeinated fuel you need to keep going!

Write-ins are located at the Main Library in the Non-Fiction Quiet Study Room.
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PAWS for Reading - Frodo

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile

No registration required.

Our furry friends love to hear children read! Bring your child, a book of their choice and spend some quality time reading to Frodo.

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Little Me Ages - Walkers to 2-year-olds

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Children's Program Room
No registration required.
Walkers up to 2 years old and their parent/caregiver will enjoy fun stories, songs and finger plays together. Playtime will follow—some messy materials may be included! Siblings are welcome.                         

View additional dates on our web site: www.farmlib.org/events or stop by to pick up printed calendar of events.

For more information, call (248) 848-4315 or (248) 553-0321 ext. 220.

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Pondering Poetry

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Conference Room B
Participants of this monthly gathering will study poetry, as well as write their own verse.
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Terrific Twos - 2-year-olds

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.
Meeting Room
The first portion of our interactive story times features stories, finger plays, rhymes, songs, music and movement for the adult and child to share and experience together. The second portion is a social/play time which includes developmentally-appropriate toys and activities.
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ESL One-on-One Conversation

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Registration required; Call 248-553-0300 (ext. 324) for an appointment

Spend one hour with an American English speaker - read together, ask questions, or just talk! Three sessions one hour each. 
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If You Give a Pig a Pancake - Costume Character Story Time - All Ages

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.
Meeting Room
Come join us for pig stories and a visit from our favorite pig. You will have time for a photo op and maybe some pancakes?
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Baby Time - Infants to Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.
Meeting Room

The first portion of our interactive story times features stories, finger plays, rhymes, songs, music and movement for the adult and child to share and experience together. The second portion is a social/play time which includes developmentally-appropriate toys and activities.

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Terrific Twos - 2-year-olds

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Children's Program Room
No registration required. 

Calling all 2-year-olds (with an adult)! Join us for a story time filled with fun stories, songs, and finger plays. Playtime and crafts will follow story time. Siblings are welcome. 

View additional dates on our web site: www.farmlib.org/events or stop by to pick up a printed calendar.

For more information call (248) 848-4315 or (248) 553-0321 ext. 220.

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Open Lab

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Computer Lab
Join us in the Main Library Computer Lab to receive assistance from one of our tech gurus. Whether it is help with your personal device, or with your favorite social media network, our experienced techs will be there to help you. 
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration is open

Books & Bites: Thankful Edition

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.
Meeting Room
Registration requested so we buy enough goodies!

You bring the stories, we'll bring the snacks!  This month we're focusing on books and authors we are thankful for - stories or series that have inspired you or caught your imagination.

We'll all share our books and what we love about them, including some great new books that have just come in, and then we'll have time for quiet reading while we munch on something yummy.

Sponsored by the Farmington Friends of the Library.
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Preschool Responsive Routines--Child Care Provider Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Children's Program Room

An Early Learning Community Instructor, from Oakland Family Services, will present this CSEFEL 1.3:  Preschool Responsive Routines workshop.  

Additional workshops are scheduled at the Farmington Community Library for January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9 and May 14, 2020.  

Parents are welcome to attend but need to be aware that the workshop is designed for child care providers. 

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:

You must register for trainings ahead of time at www.miregistry.org.  If you do not have a miregistry profile, you must create one.  After you create a profile, you will receive an email and must respond with additional information to complete the process.  Once you are logged into your profile, select “Search for Training Events” from the menu on the left side of the screen.  You can select “Oakland County” to locate all available events, or you can select “Oakland County” and search for a specific course title.  When you find the course and location you would like to attend, click “Register Online’ and complete the steps to register.  

You will not receive credit for the training if you do not register in advance.  If you need additional assistance, please contact the Early Learning Communities Navigator at (248) 858-7766 ext. 1302 or (248) 836-8029.  



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Recollections and Reflections: From a WWII Shanghai Ghetto to Journalism, Politics and Other Journeys Along the Way

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Auditorium

Registration requested


Berl Falbaum will talk about his experiences covering the reaction in Detroit to the assassination of President Kennedy, the 1967 Detroit riot, and the controversy at the defunct Bendix Corporation in the early 1980s, perhaps one the biggest scandals in modern corporate history. He will also share stories from his extensive travels, including watching a bullfight from inside the ring, swimming with dolphins in the open ocean, and his participation as a supernumerary (an extra) in four operas. The author's book will be available for purchase and signing after the event.



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C.A.R.E.S. Story Time - Babies - PreK

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Offsite

Join us at C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills for an interactive story time and activities afterward. This story time is designed for babies through pre-kindergarten children.

This story time takes place at C.A.R.E.S. (Community. Action. Resources. Empowerment. Services.) of Farmington Hills:

27835 Shiawassee Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336

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ESL Conversation

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Let's talk graphic
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.
Meeting Room
Come and practice your English in a relaxed setting.  No registration required, just drop in!
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Preschool Story Time - Ages 3-5

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Children's Program Room
No registration required.

Join us for fun stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and activities geared for kids 3-5 with an adult. Siblings welcome. 

Complete information is available on our web site: www.farmlib.org/events. For more information call (248) 848-4315 or (248) 553-0321 ext. 220.

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Musical Movement - Walking 1- and 2-year-olds with an adult

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Auditorium
No registration required.

Youngsters build vocabulary, coordination and confidence while moving to songs and rhymes and playing with simple toys. Physical and Occupational Therapists from Oakland County Early On lead the fun and will answer questions after the program.  




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PAWS for Reading - Shelby

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library - 12 Mile
Other

No registration required.

Our furry friends love to hear children read! Bring your child, a book of their choice and spend some quality time reading to Shelby.

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STREAM Along Saturdays - Grades K-5

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.
Meeting Room
Hands on exploration and family fun are included in this special STREAM related program.  This program is for grades K-5.  
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