Youth/Tween Events

Book Walk

Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 31 All ages. Bookwalk is back at the park behind the Library with Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn!

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Pets Caught Reading

Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 31 May is National Pet Month, so we are inviting you to snap a photo of your pet “reading”, either alone or with their favorite human. Email the picture anytime during the month to: cbartone@northvillelibrary.org. We will display them in the Library.

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Craft Kits

Take and Make Craft Kits

June – August (Drop in) Ages 2 – 11. Pick up a new craft kit each month, available while supplies last. First-come, first served. Limit one per child, per month, please.

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wednesday, June 4 from 6:30 – 7 PM Bring a stuffed friend to the library for stories and songs. Then your friend will stay the night to have fun adventures in the Library. (Don’t bring your favorite friend. Choose one you don’t need for bedtime.) Register for Stuffed Animal Sleepover .

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Kids playing with blocks.

Loose Parts Play

Wednesday, June 12 at 10:30 AM Ages 3 – 7, with a caring adult. Give your young child’s imagination room to grow through open-ended play with a variety of manipulative materials. Register for Loose Parts Play.

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Child playing with Duplos.

Duplos and Dads

Saturday, June 15 from 10:30 – 11:15 AM Ages 12 months – 3 years. Building and bonding time for toddlers with dads, grandpas, uncles, or any other important male figure. Register for Duplos and Dads.

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School Supplies Drive.

Cooke School Supplies Drive

June 17 – August 12 (Drop in) Cooke School is a special education program that serves students across Western Wayne County. To support their work, the Library is hosting a supplies drive for the most commonly needed classroom items. Please check online or in person at the Library to find out how you can help.

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Cam Zvara

Cameron Zvara: Comedy Magician & Entertainer

Wednesday, June 19 at 6 PM All ages. Join us for an evening of FUN with Comedy Magician & Entertainer- Cameron Zvara! Cameron’s show is filled with mind blowing magic, comedy, juggling, music, and TONS of audience participation. You do not want to miss out! This event will take place at the Northville Community Center.…

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Storytime

Little Adventures Storytime

Friday, June 21 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-5  years, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will go on an adventure with books, songs, rhymes, and movement. Register for Little Adventures Storytime.

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Touch a Truck. Various emergency vehicles.

Touch-a-Truck

Saturday, June 22 from 10 – 12PM (10-11AM Sensory Friendly Hour) Northville High School parking lot, 45700 Six Mile Rd. Stop by the Northville High School parking lot to explore all types of vehicles and meet the people who help to build, protect, and serve our community. You’ll also be able to register for our…

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Momo Kijiwara

Sing and Dance with Momo Kajiwara

Monday, June 24 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-5 years, with a caring adult. Join music teacher Momo Kajiwara for a program of music and motion! Register for Sing and Dance with Momo Kajiwara.

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Kam Komics

Comics Drawing Workshop With Kam Komics

Wednesday, June 26 from 2 – 3:30 PM Ages 9-12. Professional comics artist Kamron Reynolds will lead an interactive comic-drawing workshop. You’ll leave with plenty of ideas and your own mini comic book or comic strip. Register for Comics Drawing Workshop With Kam Komics.

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Storytime

Little Adventures Storytime

Friday, June 28 at 10:30 PM Ages 0-5 years, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will go on an adventure with books, songs, rhymes, and movement. Register for Little Adventures Storytime.

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Saturday Stories

Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5, with a caring adult. Register for Saturday Stories.

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Book Walk.. The Nature Journal.

Book Walk: The Nature Journal, by Savannah Allen

July 1 – July 31 (Drop in) All ages. Join us on a reading adventure during the month of July. Start near the entrance of the Library and follow the signs into the park directly behind the Library while reading this adorable book.

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Tween Camp-In

Tween Camp-In

Monday, July 8 at 7 PM Ages 9-12. Bring the great outdoors inside! Join us for spooky stories over the (fake) fire, s’mores, and more. Register for Tween Camp-In.

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Bluey Party

Bluey Party

Tuesday, July 9 at 5:30 PM All ages. Mum! Dad! Bingo! Bluey! Join us for a celebration of all things Bluey! Register for Bluey Party.

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Kids playing with blocks.

Loose Parts Play

Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 AM Ages 3 – 7, with a caring adult. Give your young child’s imagination room to grow through open-ended play with a variety of manipulative materials. Register for Loose Parts Play.

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Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari

Thursday, July 11 at 10:30 AM All ages. Meet a variety of exotic animals at this hands-on wildlife experience with Nelson, “The Animal Guy.” Register for Wildlife Safari.

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Storytime

Little Adventures Storytime

Friday, July 12 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-5 years, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will go on an adventure with books, songs, rhymes, and movement. Register for Little Adventures Storytime.

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Child playing with Duplos.

Duplos and Dads

Saturday, July 13 at 10:30 AM Ages 12 months – 3 years. Building and bonding time for toddlers with dads, grandpas, uncles, or any other important male figure. Register for Duplos and Dads.

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Nutty Scientists

Nutty Scientists: Cool off… with Science!

Monday, July 15 at 6:30 PM All ages. Join the Nutty Scientists of Southeast Michigan as they demonstrate the amazing things dry ice can do followed by guided activity tables. Register for Nutty Scientists.

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Tie Dye

Adventures in Tie Dye

Wednesday, July 17 at 10:30 AM Wednesday, July 17 at 11 AM Wednesday, July 17 at 11:30 AM Wednesday, July 17 at 12 PM All ages. Bring a cotton t-shirt, tote bag, or other small fabric item to create your own tie-dye masterpiece. Please register all members of your group. Register for one session only.

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Storytime

Little Adventures Storytime

Friday, Jul 19 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-5 years, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will go on an adventure with books, songs, rhymes, and movement. Register for Little Adventures Storytime.

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Saturday Stories

Saturday, July 20 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5, with a caring adult. Register for Saturday Stories.

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Magic Carpet Theater. "Where the Wild Things Are."

Magic Carpet Theater Presents “Where the Wild Things Are”

Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 AM All ages.  Experience a live performance of Maurice Sendak’s American classic of a boy’s journey into his imagination. Register for Magic Carpet Theater Presents “Where the Wild Things Are”.

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Sloan Museum of Discovery

Water Explorers With Sloan Museum of Discovery

Thursday, July 25 from 1 – 1:45 PM Thursday, July 25 from 2:30 – 3:15 PM Ages 4-7 with a caring adult. Explore water properties as you investigate objects that sink or float, retrieve a special underwater treasure, and build a boat that floats on water. Register for Water Explorers With Sloan Museum of Discovery.

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Storytime

Little Adventures Storytime

Friday, July 26 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-5 years, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will go on an adventure with books, songs, rhymes, and movement. Register for Little Adventures Storytime.

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Sloan Museum of Discovery

Wizards, Wands, and Potions With Sloan Museum of Discovery

Monday, July 29 at 6 PM Monday, July 29 at 7:30 PM Ages 8-12. Step into another world full of wizards and witches. Cauldrons will bubble and potions will change color. Is it magic or chemistry? Build your own light-up wand and squish your fingers into ghost brains. Register for Wizards, Wands, and Potions With Sloan…

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Paleo Joe

Paleo Joe: Let the Dinosaur Adventure Begin

Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 PM All ages. Take a trip back in time to when dinosaurs ruled with Paleo Joe! Register for Paleo Joe: Let the Dinosaur Adventure Begin.

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Tween Spy Camp

Tween Spy Camp

Thursday, August 1 from 2 – 3:30 PM Ages 9-12. Do you have what it takes to be a secret agent? Learn new skills and complete covert challenges at Spy Camp. Register for Tween Spy Camp.

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Storytime

Little Adventures Storytime

Friday, August 2 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-5 years, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will go on an adventure with books, songs, rhymes, and movement. Register for Little Adventures Storytime.

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Saturday Stories

Saturday, August 3 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5, with a caring adult. Register for Saturday Stories.

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The Music Lady

Monday, August 5 at 2 PM All ages. Enjoy the sounds of Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady, as she delights all with a fun, family-friendly concert. Register for The Music Lady.

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Bounce. Summer Reading Finale Party.

Summer Reading Finale Party

Wednesday, August 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM Rain Date: Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM All ages.  Join us for an evening of treats, inflatables, airbrush tattoos and more! Drop in.  

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Kids playing.

Stay and Play (Drop In)

Wednesday, August 14 from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Drop In) Ages 0-5. Come for the donuts and coffee, stay for the conversation! Meet other caregivers or just let your little one play with our toys. Drop in.

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Child playing with Duplos.

Duplos and Dads

Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 AM Ages 12 months – 3 years. Building and bonding time for toddlers with dads, grandpas, uncles, or any other important male figure. Register for Duplos and Dads. 

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Toy Story Party

Toy Story Party

Saturday, August 24 at 10:30 AM All ages. Join us for a rootin’ tootin’ good time celebrating the toys we all know and love! We will be hosting activities, games, and a photo op with Woody and Buzz. Register Toy Story Party.

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The concept is simple. The rewards are priceless. Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.

Read more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten here.