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
Youth
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.

The Music Lady Concert
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Meeting Room
Recommended for ages birth to 5

Join Beverly Meyer, the Music Lady, for a rocking good time as we sing and dance!

Super Stories
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs, create arts and crafts, and dance the morning away.

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!

Babies Talk
Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 12 months

Stimulate your baby's development by learning new rhymes and songs while having fun with creative gross motor activities. This is an interactive program designed to build positive communications between baby and caregiver, as well as boost your baby's brain development.

Registration is required.

Saturday Morning Live!
Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages birth to 5 years

Start your weekend off right, with amazing stories, songs and interactive group activities, including an introduction to early science and math skills. Bring the whole family for a funtastic time!

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

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.

Super Stories
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs, create arts and crafts, and dance the morning away.

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.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages 4 to 10

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects. Drop in and spend a few minutes or the entire hour.

Maker Monday, Jr.
Monday, June 29, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 4 to 6

Create fabulous art projects, many of them based on favorite superheroes.

Registration is required.

Maker Monday
Monday, June 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 7 to 12

Create fabulous art projects, many of them based on favorite superheroes.

Registration is required.

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.

Super Stories
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs, create arts and crafts, and dance the morning away.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, July 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, July 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, July 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, July 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

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!

Super Stories
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs, create arts and crafts, and dance the morning away.

Babies Talk
Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 12 months

Stimulate your baby's development by learning new rhymes and songs while having fun with creative gross motor activities. This is an interactive program designed to build positive communications between baby and caregiver, as well as boost your baby's brain development.

Registration is required.

Saturday Morning Live!
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages birth to 5 years

Start your weekend off right, with amazing stories, songs and interactive group activities, including an introduction to early science and math skills. Bring the whole family for a funtastic time!

Maker Monday, Jr.
Monday, July 13, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 4 to 6

Create fabulous art projects, many of them based on favorite superheroes.

Registration is required.

Maker Monday
Monday, July 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 7 to 12

Create fabulous art projects, many of them based on favorite superheroes.

Registration is required.

Sounds All Around
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Sound activities and demonstrations will break music down to its elements. Using tuning forks, singing aluminum rods, dancing oobleck, boomwhackers and other tools, learn about the science of sound.

Registration is required.

Sounds All Around
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Sound activities and demonstrations will break music down to its elements. Using tuning forks, singing aluminum rods, dancing oobleck, boomwhackers and other tools, learn about the science of sound.

Registration is required.

Sounds All Around
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Sound activities and demonstrations will break music down to its elements. Using tuning forks, singing aluminum rods, dancing oobleck, boomwhackers and other tools, learn about the science of sound.

Registration is required.

Sounds All Around
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Sound activities and demonstrations will break music down to its elements. Using tuning forks, singing aluminum rods, dancing oobleck, boomwhackers and other tools, learn about the science of sound.

Registration is required.

Super Stories
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs, create arts and crafts, and dance the morning away.

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.

Saturday Morning Live!
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages birth to 5 years

Start your weekend off right, with amazing stories, songs and interactive group activities, including an introduction to early science and math skills. Bring the whole family for a funtastic time!

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!

Super Stories
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs, create arts and crafts, and dance the morning away.

Arts & Scraps
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Main Library Activity Center
Ages 5 to 10

The scrapmobile returns! Hop aboard and pick out some new and exciting crafting materials. Use your imagination and see what you can make.

Registration is required.

Arts & Scraps
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Activity Center
Ages 5 to 10

The scrapmobile returns! Hop aboard and pick out some new and exciting crafting materials. Use your imagination and see what you can make.

Registration is required.

Arts & Scraps
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Activity Center
Ages 5 to 10

The scrapmobile returns! Hop aboard and pick out some new and exciting crafting materials. Use your imagination and see what you can make.

Registration is required.

Arts & Scraps
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Main Library Activity Center
Ages 5 to 10

The scrapmobile returns! Hop aboard and pick out some new and exciting crafting materials. Use your imagination and see what you can make.

Registration is required.

Babies Talk
Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 12 months

Stimulate your baby's development by learning new rhymes and songs while having fun with creative gross motor activities. This is an interactive program designed to build positive communications between baby and caregiver, as well as boost your baby's brain development.

Registration is required.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages 4 to 10

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects. Drop in and spend a few minutes or the entire hour.

Maker Monday, Jr.
Monday, July 27, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 4 to 6

Create fabulous art projects, many of them based on favorite superheroes.

Registration is required.

Maker Monday
Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 7 to 12

Create fabulous art projects, many of them based on favorite superheroes.

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.

Super Stories
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs, create arts and crafts, and dance the morning away.

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.

Saturday Morning Live!
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages birth to 5 years

Start your weekend off right, with amazing stories, songs and interactive group activities, including an introduction to early science and math skills. Bring the whole family for a funtastic time!

Super Stories
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs, create arts and crafts, and dance the morning away.

4th Wall Theatre
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Join the 4th Wall Theatre for a one-hour workshop in singing, acting and dancing. Taught by professional actors, children will practice and then perform a mini play at the end of the hour.

Registration is required.

4th Wall Theatre
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:45 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Join the 4th Wall Theatre for a one-hour workshop in singing, acting and dancing. Taught by professional actors, children will practice and then perform a mini play at the end of the hour.

Registration is required.

Babies Talk
Friday, August 7, 2015 at 10:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 12 months

Stimulate your baby's development by learning new rhymes and songs while having fun with creative gross motor activities. This is an interactive program designed to build positive communications between baby and caregiver, as well as boost your baby's brain development.

Registration is required.

Saturday Morning Live!
Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages birth to 5 years

Start your weekend off right, with amazing stories, songs and interactive group activities, including an introduction to early science and math skills. Bring the whole family for a funtastic time!

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, August 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, August 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, August 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, August 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Lego bricks. We'll provide the Legos, you provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Extreme Duct Tape Capes
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
For ages 12 and under.
Children under age 5 please bring an adult.

Joel Tacey brings creative genius and lots of duct tape so children can make capes, cuffs, belts, masks and more!

Registration is required.

Extreme Duct Tape Capes
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
For ages 12 and under.
Children under age 5 please bring an adult.

Joel Tacey brings creative genius and lots of duct tape so children can make capes, cuffs, belts, masks and more!

Registration is required.

Super Stories
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs, create arts and crafts, and dance the morning away.

Library Learning Day
Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Recommended for ages 3 to 11

Just in time for back to school, join us as we combine fun and educational activities. Kids can go from station to station for an array of learning.

Saturday Morning Live!
Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages birth to 5 years

Start your weekend off right, with amazing stories, songs and interactive group activities, including an introduction to early science and math skills. Bring the whole family for a funtastic time!

Mad Science Electricity
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

The Mad Science instructor brings educational, hands-on science activities to help children learn the basics of electricity.

Registration is required.

Mad Science Electricity
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

The Mad Science instructor brings educational, hands-on science activities to help children learn the basics of electricity.

Registration is required.

Mad Science Electricity
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

The Mad Science instructor brings educational, hands-on science activities to help children learn the basics of electricity.

Registration is required.

Mad Science Electricity
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5 to 12

The Mad Science instructor brings educational, hands-on science activities to help children learn the basics of electricity.

Registration is required.

Super Stories
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs, create arts and crafts, and dance the morning away.

Babies Talk
Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages birth to 12 months

Stimulate your baby's development by learning new rhymes and songs while having fun with creative gross motor activities. This is an interactive program designed to build positive communications between baby and caregiver, as well as boost your baby's brain development.

Registration is required.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages 4 to 10

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects. Drop in and spend a few minutes or the entire hour.

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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