Programs
Some summer programs require registration and for Youth Programs, registration opens up one week before the program date. Please check program descriptions for registration details. Registered programs are limited to West Bloomfield and contract community residents (Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake). Non-resident students and their siblings enrolled in West Bloomfield School District and students of Keith or Pleasant Lake elementary schools of the Walled Lake School District or Lone Pine Elementary or West Hills Middle School of 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. In the Library’s continued effort to be a part of the community, some Summer Reading programs will be held at other sites throughout the community.

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

SMILE! Attendance at programs may be digitally recorded through photographs, video or audio recordings. These images appear in the Library’s newsletter, local newspapers, brochures, on the Library’s website or in other promotional materials. If you do not wish images to be published, please notify a member of the Library staff before the start of the program.
Program Categories:      All-Ages | Youth | Teen | Adult | Grand Finale
Adult
Sixto Rodriguez: The True Story of a Largely Unknown Hometown Hero
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

M.L. Liebler returns to share the fascinating story of Sixto Rodriguez, an American folk musician from Detroit who was virtually unknown in his hometown but gained fame in South Africa, where a bootlegged copy of his album helped inspire the civil rights movement against apartheid. Rodriguez was the subject of the 2012 Academy Award-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man." Check out a DVD of the documentary or a CD of its soundtrack from the Library.

Celebrate the Sequel!
Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Harper Lee's much anticipated second novel, Go Set a Watchman, will be released July 14, 2015. Join Oakland University's Dr. Tara Hayes, the Book Club Professor, for a discussion of this historic literary event and the controversy surrounding Lee's previously unknown manuscript. Learn more about Harper Lee, whose first novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, became an instant classic, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

Let's Talk
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library
An English Language Discussion Group

Anyone learning English or who wants to become more proficient is invited to improve their skills during an English language discussion group. The group meets twice a month. Tutors from the Oakland Literacy Council facilitate the conversation. Drop in for all or part of a session.

Music@Main
Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ray Kamalay and his Red Hot Peppers
Special times for summer performances

Ray Kamalay's music is rooted in blues and spirituals, and includes Appalachian music, bluegrass, ragtime, old-time, Celtic music, and Brazilian sambas. Seating is limited and opens a half hour before a performance. No registration is required. Music@Main is organized and funded by the Friends of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library.

Music@Main
Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ray Kamalay and his Red Hot Peppers
Special times for summer performances

Ray Kamalay's music is rooted in blues and spirituals, and includes Appalachian music, bluegrass, ragtime, old-time, Celtic music, and Brazilian sambas. Seating is limited and opens a half hour before a performance. No registration is required. Music@Main is organized and funded by the Friends of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library.

Summer Reading Book Fair
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 to Friday, September 4, 2015
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages

Redeem your online badges at the Summer's End Book Fair located in the Youth Activity Center. The book fair will run from August 26 through September 4, 2015. Receive your Summer Reading Completion Badge and choose your book(s) from the Book Fair.

Let's Talk
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library
An English Language Discussion Group

Anyone learning English or who wants to become more proficient is invited to improve their skills during an English language discussion group. The group meets twice a month. Tutors from the Oakland Literacy Council facilitate the conversation. Drop in for all or part of a session.

West Bloomfield Township Public Library