Programs
Some summer programs require registration. Registration opens one week before the program date. Please check program descriptions for registration details. Registered programs are limited to residents of West Bloomfield Township and the Library’s contract communities (Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake and Sylvan Lake). Non-resident students and their siblings enrolled in West Bloomfield School District, students of Keith Elementary School or Pleasant Lake Elementary School in the Walled Lake School District, and students of Lone Pine Elementary School or West Hills Middle School in the Bloomfield Hills School District with a Library card in good standing from their home library, must be registered for Summer Reading prior to signing up for special programming at the Library. Group registrations are not accepted. The Library reserves the right to limit the number of registrants to ensure a quality program. If you require special hearing equipment or a sign language interpreter for any program, please contact the Main Library at least one week prior to the program.

To register for Programs, visit the Library's Event Calendar.

The Library welcomes children of all abilities, along with their parents and other caregivers. Programs and services are offered in an inclusive, nonjudgmental environment designed to engage all children and their families in literacy and learning experiences. The Library strives to be supportive and respectful of varying learning styles and capabilities while offering children of diverse abilities opportunities to grow and be successful.

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Brochures and Reading Logs
Adult Program Brochure | Teen Program Brochure | Youth Program Brochure | Read to Me Reading Log | Youth Reading Log
Program Categories:      All-Ages | Youth | Teen | Adult | Grand Finale
All-Ages
4th Wall Theatre
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All ages

"Learn something about the basics of theatre through this unique, interactive program of movement, song and dance presented by the 4th Wall Theatre Company."

Saturday STEAM!
Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

"Work together as a family to strengthen your child's STEAM skills at stations with hands-on activities that explore science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts."

Creative Crafts
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

Use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own unique art projects.

Chemistry in the Animal Kingdom
Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00 am
Main Library Meeting Room
All ages

"Secretions, foams, sprays and bio-luminescence are some of the methods Michigan animals use to survive. Learn about survival skills of some local wildlife through hands-on activities, science experiments, games and observations of live animals."

Drummunity
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:30 am
West Bloomfield High School Cafeteria
All ages

"Enjoy hand drums, percussion instruments and simple drum circle games. Everyone can join in this fun and energizing experience."

Build a Better Magic Show
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 11:00 am
Orchard Mall
All ages

"This show of amazing magic, hilarious visual humor and phenomenal audience interaction will surely charm all ages!"

Saturday STEAM!
Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

"Work together as a family to strengthen your child's STEAM skills at stations with hands-on activities that explore science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts."

Discovering Family Fun
Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

"Explore and learn together as a family while crafting, playing games and experimenting."

Nelson's Wildlife Safari
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:30 am
Roosevelt Elementary School Gym
All ages

"Nelson "The Animal Guy" brings his Adventure Story to the Library, complete with an exciting multimedia presentation and live animals. See and touch creatures big and small from around the world during this safari adventure."

Creative Crafts
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

Use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own unique art projects.

Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

"Reading before bed is a great family activity. Wear your pajamas for an evening full of stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes. Don't forget to bring your favorite stuffed animal."

Library Learning Day
Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All ages

"Children can move from one activity station to another, having fun and learning as they go."

Joel's Book Builder
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:30 am
West Bloomfield High School Cafeteria
All ages

"Gear up for reading with Engineer Joel as he brings eight builder-rific books to life! Featuring goofy gadgets, dazzling magic, wacky stunts and lots of audience participation, this show will have you laughing out loud!"

Bats in the Library
Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All ages

"Learn the truth about bats at this exciting and interactive presentation. Understand why these wonderful animals are so important to ecosystems and to you. Meet four bats from around the world, including the species of bat Stellaluna was based on."

Saturday STEAM!
Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

"Work together as a family to strengthen your child's STEAM skills at stations with hands-on activities that explore science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts."

Creative Crafts
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

Use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own unique art projects.

The Great American Eclipse
Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All ages

"For the first time in 26 years, a rare total solar eclipse will take place in the United States on August 21. Join local NASA Solar System Ambassador Ken Bertin as he explains what eclipses are, why this one is so special and how to safely observe an eclipse. Adults and children will enjoy hearing about what will truly be considered "The Great American Eclipse". A summer reading badge will be awarded to all attendees."

The Robot Garage
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All ages

Try your hand at this interactive engineering experience with stations for Lego? creations and Sumobot racing.

Discovering Family Fun
Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

"Explore and learn together as a family while crafting, playing games and experimenting."

Exotic Zoo
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All ages

Join the Exotic Zoo to learn about and interact with exotic animals.

Summer Challenge Project Fair
Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All ages

"After all of your fun completing Summer Challenges, show off what you accomplished. Submit your completed project(s) by August 16 for the Summer Challenge Project Fair on Thursday, August 24 from 6 to 8 PM. Receive a 50-point badge for submitting a project. Receive a 50-point badge for attending the fair. This is a great way to earn extra points at the Summer Challenge finish line."

Creative Crafts
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

Use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own unique art projects.

Saturday STEAM!
Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

"Work together as a family to strengthen your child's STEAM skills at stations with hands-on activities that explore science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts."

The Elements of Wonder
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 11:00 am
Main Library Meeting Room
All ages

"Take a tour of some of the wonders of science. Watch demonstrations from the Michigan Science Center that will introduce key concepts about energy, engineering, forces and motion and sustainability."

Creative Crafts
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All ages

Use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own unique art projects.