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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20, the Library presents three special programs: Musical Folktales for all ages, African American Storytelling for all ages, and a special discussion of March: Book One by John Lewis for teens and adults. See details below in “Upcoming Events.”

Parents can meet staff from area preschool and childcare programs at Preschool Palooza on Saturday, January 25 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Main Library. Early childhood professionals will also be on hand to answer questions about child health, safety and development. Enjoy activities for children from birth to six years old. See details below in “Upcoming Events.”

Upcoming Events

Musical Folktales

(All ages) 

Monday, January 20 at 11 AM 

Main Library Youth Activity Center

The Storytellers will bring their unique program of musical folktales that combines interactive storytelling, beautiful music, full audience participation, and hands-on musical instruments from many cultures. This upbeat program will have you smiling, laughing and dancing the morning away. No registration is required. 

African American Storytelling

(All ages)
Monday, January 20 at 2 PM 

Main Library Meeting Room

Interweaving his stories with humor, wit and fun, Master Storyteller Ivory D. Williams explores the meaning and power of stories and their importance within the African American community. This highly interactive, entertaining and educational storytelling presentation will use props and instruments to engage audiences. The upbeat and positive messages will leave listeners, young and old, feeling the rhythm of the story. No registration is required. 

A special BOOKED for the Evening Event in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 20 at 7 PM 

Main Library Meeting Room 

March: Book One by John Lewis
Dr. Tara Hayes will discuss March, the first graphic novel in a trilogy by Georgia Congressman John Lewis. Lewis is an American icon and key figure of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. To share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis wrote March, a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. No registration is required. 

Rock ‘N’ Read

(Recommended for ages birth to 5 years)
Tuesday, January 21 at 10 AM   

Main Library Youth Activity Center

Rock the morning away with books, finger plays and music. This interactive storytime encourages participation from the child and caregiver while promoting early literacy skills, music and movement, and cognitive growth. No registration is required. 

Young Adult After School Open Gaming and Crafting

(For students in grades 6 – 12) 

Tuesday, January 21 from 4 to 6 PM

Main Library Meeting Room
Play something from the Library’s board game collection or challenge a friend to a video game. Make a craft with provided supplies. No registration is required. 

Terrific Tots

(Recommended for ages 1 to 3)

Wednesday, January 22 at 10 AM & 11 AM 

Main Library Youth Activity Center 

Kickstart your child’s learning and encourage a love of reading during this language-rich storytime. We combine stories, fingerplays, music and movement so active toddlers can learn while they play. These hands-on activities can help develop cognitive, social, math, sensory, gross motor and early language/literacy skills. Registration is required. Go to www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org and click “Event Calendar” or call (248) 232-2250.

¡Cuentos y Canciones!

(Recommended for ages 2 to 5)

Thursday, January 23 at 10 AM     

Main Library Youth Activity Center 

This interactive dual-language storytime for parents and children helps lay the foundation for a second language. Through movement activities, songs, stories and games, you and your child can learn Spanish in a relaxed and fun environment. No registration is required. 

Books and Babies

(For ages birth to 12 months)

Friday, January 24 at 10:30 AM 

Main Library Youth Activity Center 

It’s never too early to introduce babies to books. Stimulate your baby’s brain development through movement, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, books and creative gross motor activities. This interactive program is designed to build positive communication between baby and caregiver. Registration is required. Go to www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org and click “Event Calendar” or call (248) 232-2250.

Guy Louis Worlds of Music

(All ages) 

Saturday, January 25 at 10:30 AM 

Main Library Meeting Room

Move and dance to authentic songs from Africa, India, Europe and America past and present. Learn about different cultures, traditions and instruments as you actively participate in a tour of music from around the world. No registration is required.

Preschool Palooza

(Recommended for ages birth to 6 years) 

Saturday, January 25 from 11 AM to 1 PM 

Main Library Youth Activity Center 

Enjoy some family time at this fun event! Start your morning off rocking and rolling with a family concert at 10:30 AM and then head over to the Youth Services Activity Center. Staff from area schools will be at the Library to talk with you about their unique preschool and childcare programs. Early childhood professionals will also be on hand to answer questions about child health, safety and development. Engage with your child in literacy development while stopping by one of the many STEAM stations and getting an airbrush tattoo. No registration is required.