Programs
Some summer programs require registration and 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:      Kick-Off | All-Ages | Youth | Teen | Adult | Grand Finale
Teen
Music@Main
Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Gemini
For children & families

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.

Teen Drop-In Gaming
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Cool off this summer with some of today's hottest games. Enjoy video games, a variety of board games and our giant Words with Teens board. If you have wanted to try the roleplaying game "Dungeons and Dragons," stop by and play a session with our resident Dungeon Master

Teen Drop-In Gaming
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Cool off this summer with some of today's hottest games. Enjoy video games, a variety of board games and our giant Words with Teens board. If you have wanted to try the roleplaying game "Dungeons and Dragons," stop by and play a session with our resident Dungeon Master

Rock & Roll Heroes
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages

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

Super Craft Saturdays
Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

From textiles to paper folding, these activities will bring out the crafting hero in you!

Registration is required.

Maker Mondays
Monday, June 22, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Keep your creativity flowing at Maker Mondays. Each session features a hands-on project in science, technology, engineering or math that will make your Mondays remarkable fun.

Registration is required.

Little Red Riding Hood
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10:30 am
Roosevelt Elementary School Gym
All Ages

The Michigan Opera Theatre presents Little Red Riding Hood. The operetta, performed by three singers, is a delightful adaptation of the family classic.

Song Writing Unmasked
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Unmask your inner songwriter! By the end of the workshop, apply what you've learned about rhyming and basic song structure to create an original song. No musical ability is required, just your enthusiasm.

Registration is required.

Raspberry PiDays
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Sonic Pi
Register for only one of the two available times.

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card size computer used to teach programming and more. Learn about Sonic Pi (a music software program), Python (a popular programming language) and Minecraft (learn to code as you play). Registration for each session is limited to five students per class to maximize the learning opportunity. For the Minecraft programming classes, please bring a Minecraft log in and password if you have an account. Alert staff if you will need a Minecraft login when registering.

Registration is required.

Raspberry PiDays
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Sonic Pi
Register for only one of the two available times.

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card size computer used to teach programming and more. Learn about Sonic Pi (a music software program), Python (a popular programming language) and Minecraft (learn to code as you play). Registration for each session is limited to five students per class to maximize the learning opportunity. For the Minecraft programming classes, please bring a Minecraft log in and password if you have an account. Alert staff if you will need a Minecraft login when registering.

Registration is required.

Randy Kaplan Family Concert
Thursday, June 25, 2015 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.

Night Creatures
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:30 am
West Bloomfield High School Cafeteria
Recommended for ages 4 and up

Discover the fascinating facts and survival skills of some of Michigan's native nocturnal animals. Meet an owl, bat and flying squirrel and learn how they survive in their nighttime environment.

Nature's Superheroes
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:30 am
Roosevelt Elementary School Gym
All Ages

Believe it or not, superheroes can be found in nature. Hands-on activities with games and observations of small animals will help you learn more!

Become a Guitar Hero
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Level 1
Register for only one of the three available times

Learn how to strum your six string this summer! In Level 1, learn about the instrument, how to tune it, some basic strums and chords. In Level 2, learn more strums, chords and songs. By the end of these classes, you will be on your way to becoming a guitar hero! Each session is limited to 5 students to maximize the learning opportunity. If you have a guitar, please bring it. Some instruments will be available for use in the class. If you need one, please alert staff when registering.

Registration is required.

Raspberry PiDays
Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Main Library Meeting Room
Python
Register for only one of the three available times.

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card size computer used to teach programming and more. Learn about Sonic Pi (a music software program), Python (a popular programming language) and Minecraft (learn to code as you play). Registration for each session is limited to five students per class to maximize the learning opportunity. For the Minecraft programming classes, please bring a Minecraft log in and password if you have an account. Alert staff if you will need a Minecraft login when registering.

Registration is required.

Raspberry PiDays
Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Python
Register for only one of the three available times.

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card size computer used to teach programming and more. Learn about Sonic Pi (a music software program), Python (a popular programming language) and Minecraft (learn to code as you play). Registration for each session is limited to five students per class to maximize the learning opportunity. For the Minecraft programming classes, please bring a Minecraft log in and password if you have an account. Alert staff if you will need a Minecraft login when registering.

Registration is required.

Teen Drop-In Gaming
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Cool off this summer with some of today's hottest games. Enjoy video games, a variety of board games and our giant Words with Teens board. If you have wanted to try the roleplaying game "Dungeons and Dragons," stop by and play a session with our resident Dungeon Master

Teen Drop-In Gaming
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Cool off this summer with some of today's hottest games. Enjoy video games, a variety of board games and our giant Words with Teens board. If you have wanted to try the roleplaying game "Dungeons and Dragons," stop by and play a session with our resident Dungeon Master

Aladdin and Friends
Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm
West Bloomfield High School Auditorium
All Ages

The marvelous Madcap Puppets will entertain us as they bring the stories of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp and The Girl and the North Wind to life.

Become a Guitar Hero
Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Library Meeting Room
Level 1
Register for only one of the three available times

Learn how to strum your six string this summer! In Level 1, learn about the instrument, how to tune it, some basic strums and chords. In Level 2, learn more strums, chords and songs. By the end of these classes, you will be on your way to becoming a guitar hero! Each session is limited to 5 students to maximize the learning opportunity. If you have a guitar, please bring it. Some instruments will be available for use in the class. If you need one, please alert staff when registering.

Registration is required.

Become a Guitar Hero
Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Level 1
Register for only one of the three available times

Learn how to strum your six string this summer! In Level 1, learn about the instrument, how to tune it, some basic strums and chords. In Level 2, learn more strums, chords and songs. By the end of these classes, you will be on your way to becoming a guitar hero! Each session is limited to 5 students to maximize the learning opportunity. If you have a guitar, please bring it. Some instruments will be available for use in the class. If you need one, please alert staff when registering.

Registration is required.

Super Craft Saturdays
Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

From textiles to paper folding, these activities will bring out the crafting hero in you!

Registration is required.

Raspberry PiDays
Monday, July 20, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Python
Register for only one of the three available times.

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card size computer used to teach programming and more. Learn about Sonic Pi (a music software program), Python (a popular programming language) and Minecraft (learn to code as you play). Registration for each session is limited to five students per class to maximize the learning opportunity. For the Minecraft programming classes, please bring a Minecraft log in and password if you have an account. Alert staff if you will need a Minecraft login when registering.

Registration is required.

The Secret of Kimbu-Batu
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 10:30 am
Roosevelt Elementary School Gym
All Ages

Wildlife Safari combines stories with real creatures in this interactive, one-of-a-kind experience. Journey deep into Africa's wilderness during this multimedia presentation.

An Evening of Midsummer Fun
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library
All Ages

Join us as we celebrate summer with an evening of fun at the Library. Music, face painting, stilt walkers, crafts and more will be part of this fun event!

Maker Mondays
Monday, July 27, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Keep your creativity flowing at Maker Mondays. Each session features a hands-on project in science, technology, engineering or math that will make your Mondays remarkable fun.

Registration is required.

Kevin Devine
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 10:30 am
Roosevelt Elementary School Gym
All Ages

Award-winning children's entertainer Kevin Devine will lead kids and families in this fun-filled concert full of sing-alongs and dancing.

Everyday Heroes
Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Orchard Mall
All Ages

Enjoy learning about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Children will have opportunities to play various instruments during the performance.

Raspberry PiDays
Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Main Library Meeting Room
Minecraft Coding
Register for only one of the three available times.

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card size computer used to teach programming and more. Learn about Sonic Pi (a music software program), Python (a popular programming language) and Minecraft (learn to code as you play). Registration for each session is limited to five students per class to maximize the learning opportunity. For the Minecraft programming classes, please bring a Minecraft log in and password if you have an account. Alert staff if you will need a Minecraft login when registering.

Registration is required.

Raspberry PiDays
Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Minecraft Coding
Register for only one of the three available times.

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card size computer used to teach programming and more. Learn about Sonic Pi (a music software program), Python (a popular programming language) and Minecraft (learn to code as you play). Registration for each session is limited to five students per class to maximize the learning opportunity. For the Minecraft programming classes, please bring a Minecraft log in and password if you have an account. Alert staff if you will need a Minecraft login when registering.

Registration is required.

Maker Mondays
Monday, August 10, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Keep your creativity flowing at Maker Mondays. Each session features a hands-on project in science, technology, engineering or math that will make your Mondays remarkable fun.

Registration is required.

Become a Guitar Hero
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Level 2
Register for only one of the three available times

Learn how to strum your six string this summer! In Level 1, learn about the instrument, how to tune it, some basic strums and chords. In Level 2, learn more strums, chords and songs. By the end of these classes, you will be on your way to becoming a guitar hero! Each session is limited to 5 students to maximize the learning opportunity. If you have a guitar, please bring it. Some instruments will be available for use in the class. If you need one, please alert staff when registering.

Registration is required.

Teen Drop-In Gaming
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Cool off this summer with some of today's hottest games. Enjoy video games, a variety of board games and our giant Words with Teens board. If you have wanted to try the roleplaying game "Dungeons and Dragons," stop by and play a session with our resident Dungeon Master

Teen Drop-In Gaming
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Cool off this summer with some of today's hottest games. Enjoy video games, a variety of board games and our giant Words with Teens board. If you have wanted to try the roleplaying game "Dungeons and Dragons," stop by and play a session with our resident Dungeon Master

Raspberry PiDays
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Minecraft Coding
Register for only one of the three available times.

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card size computer used to teach programming and more. Learn about Sonic Pi (a music software program), Python (a popular programming language) and Minecraft (learn to code as you play). Registration for each session is limited to five students per class to maximize the learning opportunity. For the Minecraft programming classes, please bring a Minecraft log in and password if you have an account. Alert staff if you will need a Minecraft login when registering.

Registration is required.

Become a Guitar Hero
Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Library Meeting Room
Level 2
Register for only one of the three available times

Learn how to strum your six string this summer! In Level 1, learn about the instrument, how to tune it, some basic strums and chords. In Level 2, learn more strums, chords and songs. By the end of these classes, you will be on your way to becoming a guitar hero! Each session is limited to 5 students to maximize the learning opportunity. If you have a guitar, please bring it. Some instruments will be available for use in the class. If you need one, please alert staff when registering.

Registration is required.

Become a Guitar Hero
Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Main Library Meeting Room
Level 2
Register for only one of the three available times

Learn how to strum your six string this summer! In Level 1, learn about the instrument, how to tune it, some basic strums and chords. In Level 2, learn more strums, chords and songs. By the end of these classes, you will be on your way to becoming a guitar hero! Each session is limited to 5 students to maximize the learning opportunity. If you have a guitar, please bring it. Some instruments will be available for use in the class. If you need one, please alert staff when registering.

Registration is required.

Super Craft Saturdays
Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

From textiles to paper folding, these activities will bring out the crafting hero in you!

Registration is required.

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.

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