Programs
Some summer programs require registration. 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.

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Adult
What's Cooking
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Miracle House of Coffee
Adults

Kevin Miracle, owner of Miracle House of Coffee, will introduce us to the latest lattes and other coffee delights. History, benefits, myths and facts about this ancient brew will be presented, along with how to perfect home brewing techniques. A sample of a delicious house favorite will be served.

Music @ Main
Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Sheryl Martin Quartet
Adults

Returning from a tour of France and Greece, Sheryl will sing jazz and old standards with her own personal flair, backed up by a great jazz combo. Each Music@Main performance is held in the Main Library Meeting Room. 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.

HE!p Is Here
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Main Library Conference Room
Let's Talk: An English Language Discussion Group
Adults

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

Randy Kaplan Family Concert
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages

Join Randy as he sings and entertains kids and parents with an energetic performance. His Not JUST for Kids CDs have received high praise, including a Nickelodeon Parents' Pick Award.

Art in Literature: Art in War
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:00 am
Main Library Meeting Room
Mr. Mac and Me
Adults

Our 2016 lecture series continues as we explore how war forever changed the lives of artists, culture and society. The lives of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and Thomas Maggs, the son of a local politician are brought together at the beginning of WWI along the Suffolk coast.

Computer Workshops
Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library Computer Lab
Go Beyond eBooks: More great resources on your mobile devices
Adults

Discover Library digital resources to download and enjoy on your smartphone or tablet, including movies, music and magazines. Bring your own mobile device to learn about many of the Library's most popular resources. Get ready for summer vacation and summer travels by conveniently loading related apps on your mobile devices.

Registration is required.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All Ages

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects.

Michigan Opera Theatre
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10:30 am
Roosevelt Elementary School Gym
All Ages

Enjoy How Nanita Learned to Make Flan, a five-act opera for children sung in English with some Spanish.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All Ages

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects.

Animals Around the World
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 10:30 am
Roosevelt Elementary School Gym
All Ages

Take an exciting look at animals from all around our world in this live animal presentation. Topics covered include habitats, senses, physical differences, defenses, myth, truths and instincts.

Magician Gordon Russ
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages

Magician Gordon Russ amazes audiences with his magic tricks. Audience participation is part of Gordon?s act, so get ready to perform!

HE!p Is Here
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Main Library Meeting Room
Let's Talk: An English Language Discussion Group
Adults

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

Rock & Roll Heroes
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages

Learn about rock & roll legends and heroes at this interactive and energizing concert. It's a chart-topping hit!

Mad Science Marvels of Motion
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 10:30 am
Roosevelt Elementary School Gym
All Ages

Explore the fundamentals of moving science, including Newton's 3 Laws of Motion. Be amazed by all sorts of surprises including dancing, chemically assisted football tossing and space-age rocket packs during this interactive event.

Zippity2Dads
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Orchard Mall
All Ages

Join the fun as Zippity2Dads perform toe-tapping songs for kids and families.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All Ages

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects.

Music @ Main
Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
La Compagnie
Adults

This is French Canadian music at its finest featuring flute, pennywhistle, squeezebox, guitar, banjo, bodhran, hammered dulcimer and other instruments. Each Music@Main performance is held in the Main Library Meeting Room. 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.

Flying Aces
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:30 am
West Bloomfield High School Cafeteria
All Ages

Using Frisbees, the Flying Aces show is jam-packed with visually exciting and absolutely amazing athletic feats and tricks that border on the incredible.

Mind Bending Film Discussion Series with Dr. Tara Hayes
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Atonement (2007)
Adults

Exercise your mind this summer and rejuvenate your brain with two mind-boggling movie experiences. Our film discussions will keep your thinking sharp and reasoning agile as you wrap your mind around what unfolded on screen. Discussions will be held in the Main Library Meeting Room at 7 PM. Films are not shown during the program. Check out a DVD of the film to watch in advance.

Library Learning Day
Friday, July 29, 2016 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages

An array of educational activity stations will be set up for your child's enjoyment. As children move from station to station, they'll have fun while learning.

Storytellers
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:30 am
West Bloomfield High School Cafeteria
All Ages

Enjoy storytelling and music by Bob and Audrey. Children will have opportunities to play various instruments during the performance.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All Ages

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects.

Paleo Joe
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages

Learn about fossils, what they are and how they form. Learn everything you will ever want to know about dinosaurs from paleontologist extraordinaire, Paleo Joe!

If 6 Was 9: The Mind Expanding Lyrics and Music of the '60s
Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Adults

Join us for an evening exploring mind-expanding music from the 1960s. The decade saw recording artists and bands ? including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Cream, the Beach Boys and the Temptations ? experiment with music genres, composition and instrumentation. We?ll listen to and discuss some of the most original music and words in music history. Come on out and do as Jefferson Airplane instructed: feed your head.

Computer Workshops
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library Computer Lab
Learn with lynda and Gale
Adults

It's easy to pursue personal and professional goals with online courses from the Library. You can choose among thousands of courses from lynda to learn or upgrade software, creative, and business skills, as well as from Gale Courses which offers everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and more. Explore your options during this workshop, which presents an overview of both lynda and Gale Courses and how you can benefit.

Registration is required.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All Ages

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects.

Mind Bending Film Discussion Series with Dr. Tara Hayes
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Adults

Exercise your mind this summer and rejuvenate your brain with two mind-boggling movie experiences. Our film discussions will keep your thinking sharp and reasoning agile as you wrap your mind around what unfolded on screen. Discussions will be held in the Main Library Meeting Room at 7 PM. Films are not shown during the program. Check out a DVD of the film to watch in advance.

Summer Challenge Project Fair
Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages
Submissions must be received by August 19th

After all of your fun work completing challenges, show off what you did. Submit your completed project(s) by August 19 for the Summer Challenge Project Fair on Thursday, August 25 from 7 - 8:30 PM. You will receive a special 50 point badge for submitting a project. For attending the fair, you will receive another 50 point badge. This is a great way to earn extra points at the Summer Challenge finish line.

Music @ Main
Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Dual Bill! Dean Rutledge and Tim Hazel
Adults

Two mainstays of the early Detroit folk scene perform for double the pleasure. Dean played with the New Christy Minstrels, and back in the day Joni Mitchell opened for Tim Hazel! Each Music@Main performance is held in the Main Library Meeting Room. 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.