2019 Winter Story Times

Winter Story Time Registration begins on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 9:00 am.

Winter Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, January 14 and run until Thursday, March 7. Registration is required, parents or caregivers of children may register in person at the Library or by calling 734-426-4477. Space is limited so registration will be on a first come first served basis. 

Children 18 months to 3 years of age may sign up for one Toddler Story Time. Toddler Story Times are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Children under 18 months may attend, however books and activities are geared for toddlers. Children 3 to 5 years of age may sign up for one Preschool Story Time. Preschool Story Times are held on Mondays or Tuesdays at 11:30 am.  Combined Toddler/Preschool Story Times will be offered on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Drop-In Family Story Times for all ages will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 am in the lower level meeting room from January 17 to March 7.  Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Winter Story Times for children include picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child.

Instant Pot Holiday Cooking

Adults, teens and tweens in grades 5 and up are invited to enjoy an afternoon with Mary Spencer of Taste: A Cook’s Place in Northville.  Join us on Saturday, December 8 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm as Mary creates a variety of holiday dishes and desserts using her assortment of Instant Pots, the recent, popular cooking trend.  This class is demonstration style but participants will get to enjoy samplings of all the dishes presented by Mary and her assistant.  Win an Instant Pot Cookbook.  Registration begins November 1 in the Teen Zone or by calling 734-426-4477.

November Events for Kids and Teens

Thursday, November 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Super Stories Book Club

This is a book appreciation group for kids who are going into grades K through 2.  We’ll share stories, have snacks and do activities.  This month’s theme is “Science”.  Registration is required beginning Thursday, October 11.

 Friday, November 9 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm (schools early release)
DIY Cricut® Crafts
All adults, teens and tweens in grades 5 and up are invited to learn how to make decals and iron-on transfers using the Library’s Cricut® machine.  Bring a t-shirt, tote bag, water bottle or anything else you’d like to embellish.  Registration is required, experience is not necessary.  Call 734-426-4477 to register.

Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 am
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to attend this special meeting to learn about volunteer opportunities available at the Library this summer.  Registration is required.  Pizza lunch will be provided.

Monday, November 12 at 11:00 am
Preschool Makerspace
Children ages five and under, along with their caregivers, are invited to make, create and play at the Library.  Children will explore a variety of stations with open-ended activities designed to encourage early learning.  Registration is not required.  Caregivers must stay with their children.

Thursday, November 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
All Star Readers Book Club
This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  This month’s book:  Fly to the Rescue! by Megan E. Bryant.  Registration begins Thursday, October 18.

Thursday, November 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Tween Book Club
Join our new Tween Book Club for 5th and 6th graders.  Read the book and be prepared to answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize. We’ll also discuss the book and enjoy a snack. Stop by the youth reference desk for a copy of this month’s book:  TBA

Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 am
Thanksgiving Story Time and Craft
Join us for 30 minutes of stories and music celebrating Thanksgiving, food and families.  Geared for children ages six and under but everyone is welcome.  A simple craft will be provided following the program.  Registration is not required.

Thursday, November 22
Library Closed

Thursday, November 29 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace
This is a drop-In program for grades K through 8.  Make, build, craft and explore.  Participate in a variety of open-ended activities.  We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. Registration is not required.

Friday, November 30 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Magic: The Gathering (MTG)
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for monthly MTG games and pizza.  Prizes awarded to top players. Registration is required.  Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.