fall youth programs

2021 Fall Events for Kids and Teens

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!
In-person Story Times and Youth Programs:
With consideration for the ongoing pandemic, and for the safety of everyone involved, please take special note of the following:

  • Registration is required for all Story Times and Youth programs.
  • Space is limited – each individual, including adults and infants should register so we have an accurate count of how many people are in the room.
  • Face coverings are REQUIRED for all patrons who are medically able to wear face coverings during Story Times and Youth programs held indoors. Presenting Librarians will be masked.
  • Face covering requirements are subject to change without notice.

 

Fall Story Times at the Library
September 27 – November 18
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fall Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, September 27 and run until Thursday, November 18. Registration is required, parents or caregivers of children may register  by calling 734-426-4477 or stopping by the Youth Reference Desk. Space is limited due to social distancing. Registration will be on a first come first served basis.

Children 18 months to 5 years of age may sign up for one story time session. Story Times are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Children under 18 months may attend, however books and activities are geared for toddlers and preschoolers. Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

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

 

Fall Virtual Story Times
Wednesdays at 10:30 am on Facebook Live
September 29 – November 17
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Visit the library from your living room! Ms. Krista will be singing familiar songs, telling stories, and demonstrating fun action rhymes every week on Wednesday at 10:30 am.

 

Club Create Book Club
Thursday, September 16
4:30 – 5:15 pm
Grades 1 – 2

This is an independent book club for first and second graders held in person at the library. Ms. Krista will read longer picture books centered on a theme and the group will participate in activities and crafts related to the theme. Registration is required.

 

Magic: The Gathering
Friday, September 17
6:00 to 8:30 pm
Grades 6 through 12

Registration is required for each session attending.

Join us monthly for MTG tournament-style play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Everyone in grades 6 through 12 with knowledge of game play and rules is invited to attend.  Please bring a Commander deck to each session.
Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

 

Bob-a-loo – Preschool Movement Program
Saturday, September 18

Session 1 – 9:30-10:15 (check-in from 9:15-9:30)
Session 2 – 10:30-11:15 (check-in from 10:15-10:30)
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Children ages 2 – 6 can gallop like a giraffe, balance on one foot like a flamingo or sprint across the African savanna like a cheetah. Join Bob-a-loo, a preschool movement program, where children build heart & body strength, & learn how good it feels to eat healthy as we explore the Farmers Market. Each family of a registered child will receive a $10 gift card to use at the Farmers Market on the day of the event. This is an outside event, held in-person, at the Library. There will be two sessions for this program. Registration is required. Please only register for one session.

 

Elephant & Piggie Craft & Activity Bags
Take & Make Crafts for Kids of All Ages
Monday, September 20 – Sunday, September 26
For kids of all ages

No registration required
While supplies last
Limit 5 per family

 

All Star Readers Book Club
Thursday, September 23
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Grades 3 – 4

All Star Readers Book Club will meet in person this fall. We’ll play an icebreaker game, have a book discussion, and do an activity related to the book we discuss. Books will be available to pick up at the library after you register. Registration is required.

 

Applying to College:  Where Do I Begin?
Thursday, September 23
7:00 to 7:45 pm
Teens and Adults

Learn all about applying to college using the Common Application with Elizabeth Levy, founder of Essay Help for Colleges.  Ms. Levy will present tips on what makes a great personal essay and how to craft one that reflects your own uniqueness with clarity, purpose and confidence.  Time will be available at the end of the presentation for participants’ questions.   Learn more about Ms. Levy at https://essayhelpforcolleges.com/

 

Book Club for Grades 5 & 6
Tuesday, September 28
4:30 to 5:30 pm
Grades 5 and 6

Book:  The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
Join us for icebreakers, discussion and a related craft or activity.

 

Super Stories Book Club
Thursday, October 7
4:30 – 5:00 pm
For Young Fives and Kindergartners

This is a story and craft program held in person at the library for kids transitioning out of story time and into book club. Adults may attend this program with their children if they would like. Each month Ms. Krista will read books related to a theme and then the kids will make a theme related craft. Registration is required.

 

Music & Movement for Preschoolers with Dancers Edge
Friday, October 8
10:00 – 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

Children ages 3 and up, along with their caregiver, are invited to participate in a special dance class with Jennifer Smith of Dancers Edge.  Filled with music, playful interaction and movement, this class is designed for the youngest dancers.  Get ready to wiggle, jump and move to music.

Space is limited. Registration is required for each person in the room. This program will be held in person. Masks are required.

 

Teen Pumpkin Decorating Take & Make
Friday, October 8 – October 14
Grades 5-12

Registration begins Monday, September 13.

Teens in grades 5 through 12 can sign up for a foam pumpkin decorating kit. Using some provided crafting supplies and anything you have at home,  decorate the scariest, cutest, or most creative pumpkin.

Send in a picture of your pumpkin to teen librarian Mollie by October 25 for a chance to win a prize!

 

Mummy Craft Program
Saturday, October 9
11:00 – 11:45 am
For grades K – 4


Registration begins Friday, September 11

Get into the spirit of the season by creating a glowing mummy lantern and other monster crafts. This program will be held in person. Registration is required.

 

Draw Not-So-Scary Creatures
Wednesday, October 13
1:00pm-2:00pm

Grades 1-3

Space is limited. Registration is required and begins September 15.

Just in time for Halloween, follow along with local artist, Keith McGuire as he shares tips on how to draw a variety of Halloween themed creatures.
Since Dexter Schools have a half day, kids in grades 1-3 are invited to participate in the 1:00pm workshop as they have fun drawing not-so-scary creatures.

 

Draw Scary Creatures
Wednesday, October 13
3:00 to 4:00 pm
Grades 4 through 8

Space is limited. Registration is required and begins September 15.

Just in time for Halloween, follow along with local artist, Keith McGuire as he shares tips on how to draw a variety of Halloween themed creatures.
Since Dexter Schools have a half day, kids in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in the 3:00pm workshop as they have fun drawing scary creatures.

 

Club Create Book Club
Thursday, October 14
4:30 – 5:15 pm
Grades 1 – 2

Registration begins Thursday, September 16

This is an independent book club for first and second graders held in person at the library. Ms. Krista will read longer picture books centered on a theme and the group will participate in activities and crafts related to the theme. Registration is required.

 

Magic: The Gathering
Friday, October 15

6:00 to 8:30 pm
Grades 6 through 12

Registration is required for each session attending.

Join us monthly for MTG tournament-style play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Everyone in grades 6 through 12 with knowledge of game play and rules is invited to attend.  Please bring a Commander deck to each session.
Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

 

Halloween Craft Bags
Take & Make Crafts for Kids of All Ages
Monday, October 18 – Sunday, October 24
For kids of all ages

No registration required
While supplies last
Limit 5 per family

 

All Star Readers Book Club
Thursday, October 21
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Grades 3 – 4

Registration begins Thursday, September 23

All Star Readers Book Club will meet in person this fall. We’ll play an icebreaker game, have a book discussion, and do an activity related to the book we discuss. Books will be available to pick up at the library after you register. Registration is required.

 

Book Club for Grades 5 & 6
Tuesday, October 26
4:30 to 5:30 pm
Grades 5 and 6

Registration is required beginning September 28

Book:  The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
Join us for icebreakers, discussion and a related craft or activity.

 

Special Halloween Virtual Story Time on Facebook Live
Wednesday, October 27
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Everyone is invited to this fun Halloween story time filled with spooky books, songs, and flannel board fun!

 

Super Stories Book Club
Thursday, November 4
4:30 – 5:00 pm
For Young Fives and Kindergartners

Registration begins Thursday, October 7

This is a story and craft program held in person at the library for kids transitioning out of story time and into book club. Adults may attend this program with their children if they would like. Each month Ms. Krista will read books related to a theme and then the kids will make a theme related craft. Registration is required.

 

Club Create Book Club
Thursday, November 11
4:30 – 5:15 pm
Grades 1 – 2

Registration begins Thursday, October 14

This is an independent book club for first and second graders held in person at the library. Ms. Krista will read longer picture books centered on a theme and the group will participate in activities and crafts related to the theme. Registration is required.

 

Virtual Cooking Program
Friday, November 12

4:30pm-5:30pm
Grades K-3

Registration is required and begins Friday, October 1

Join us for a 1-hour virtual cooking class to celebrate Thanksgiving from the comfort of your own home! During this hour-long class, students from kindergarten-3rd grade will learn how to create a seasonal and delicious holiday dessert to include in your Thanksgiving festivities.  Chef Jyl Nolan from A Curious Kitchen will help you as we prepare, mix, measure and create and beautiful dish together!  Please join us for this holiday fun, and get a jump start on your menu planning!  Parents will be needed to assist with some tasks in the kitchen.  Families will receive the recipe and ingredients 1-week prior to the class.

Registration deadline is Friday, November 5.

A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants before Friday, November 12.

 

Thanksgiving Craft Bags
Take & Make Crafts for Kids of All Ages
Monday, November 15 – Sunday, November 21
For kids of all ages

No registration required
While supplies last
Limit 5 per family

 

Special Thanksgiving Virtual Story Time on Facebook Live
Wednesday, November 17
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Join us for this seasonal Thanksgiving story time filled with books, songs, and flannel board fun!

 

All Star Readers Book Club
Thursday, November 18
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Grades 3 – 4

Registration begins Thursday, October 21

All Star Readers Book Club will meet in person this fall. We’ll play an icebreaker game, have a book discussion, and do an activity related to the book we discuss. Books will be available to pick up at the library after you register. Registration is required.

 

Crafting Your College Essay
Thursday, November 18
7:00 to 7:45 pm
Teens and Adults

Registration is required beginning October 18.

Elizabeth Levy, founder of Essay Help for Colleges, returns with more tips on applying to college using the Common Application along with information on what makes a great personal essay.  Time will be available for participants’ questions.   Learn more about Ms. Levy at https://essayhelpforcolleges.com/

 

Magic: The Gathering
Friday, November 19
Grades 6 through 12
6:00 to 8:30 pm

Registration is required for each session attending.

Join us monthly for MTG tournament-style play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Everyone in grades 6 through 12 with knowledge of game play and rules is invited to attend.  Please bring a Commander deck to each session.
Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

 

Maker Challenge Program:  Mystery Bags
Monday, November 22
4:30 – 5:15 pm
Grades K – 4

Registration begins Monday, October 25

Get Creative at the library! Participants will receive identical bags with building supplies to design their own unique creations.  Registration is required.

 

Book Club for Grades 5 & 6
Tuesday, November 23
4:30 to 5:30 pm
Grades 5 and 6

Registration is required beginning October 26

Book:  The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Join us for icebreakers, discussion and a related craft or activity.