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Kids Special Events

Fun free entertainment for all ages! Click here for even more special events just for Tweens, kids ages 9—12.

Hooray for LEGO Day!

Wednesdays > 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
November 29, 2017: Snowmen & Igloos (Online Registration begins: Nov 1)
January 31, 2018:Your choice! (Online Registration begins: Jan 2)
March 28, 2018: Animals  (Online Registration begins: March 1)
May 30, 2018: Superheroes (Online Registration begins: May 1)

Kids in 1st – 5th grade make a fun hand-sized LEGO creation to be displayed in the youth area of the library. Different design themes featured for each program. Limit 30 attendees. Please see registration dates above.  Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.


“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” Puppet Show

Thursday, December 14, 2017 > 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Mariah’s Amazing Puppets brings to life the classic holiday story of lovable hero, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. 100 FREE TICKETS available today at the Information Desk five minutes prior to the event. Tickets not available in advance. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groupsamazingpuppetshows.com

SUPER SPECIAL! Drop-In Winter Crafts for Kids

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 > 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 23, 2017 > 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids of all ages get creative making a cute tissue paper snowman. No registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For more information about this craft and other creative ideas, visit orientaltrading.com

Winter Break Fun! Drop-In Coloring for Kids

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 > 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids of all ages drop by the library meeting room to choose from a variety of awesome coloring sheets to color with markers and colored pencils. No ticket required. Due to space limitations summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

Winter Break Fun! Drop-In Movie & Munchies for Kids

Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy a movie! Snacks and bottled water provided. No registration required, just drop-in! Children ages 4 and younger must attend with caregiver. Caregivers of children attending independently must remain in the library during movie. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS

Thursday, December 28, 2017 > 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
[Universal Pictures. Rated PG for action and some rude humor. 97 minutes. 2016]
Do you know what your pet does while you’re away? A group of Manhattan pets—cats, dogs, bunnies, and more! – embark upon a wild adventure through New York City.

Winter Break Boredom Buster!

During the second week of school winter break come and hang out at the library! Read books, play on the AWE computer stations, and enjoy a variety of fun card and board games (see list of games here). Bring your library card to check out books, movies, video games and more!


Dinosaur Day with PaleoJoe

Thursday, January 11 2018 > 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
PaleoJoe’s exciting presentation takes kids way, way, way back to the time of dinosaurs! PaleoJoe’s fantastic Dinosaur Detective Club! chapter books will be for sale after the program. All ages welcome. 100 FREE TICKETS available today at the Information Desk five minutes prior to the event. Tickets not available in advance. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. Paleojoe.com

Drop-In Crafty Saturday! Make Fabulous Foam Hawaiian Flower Leis

Saturday, January 20, 2018 > 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Warm up making a tropical Foam Hawaiian Flower Lei craft kit! Children ages 4 and younger please attend with a caregiver. No registration required, just drop in. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For details about this craft and for more exciting craft ideas visit orientaltrading.com

SUPER SPECIAL! Drop-In Valentine’s Crafts for Kids
Bee Mine Magnetic Valentine

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 > 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 10, 2018 > 2:00 pm – 3;00 pm
Kids of all ages get creative making an adorable “Bee Mine” magnetic Valentine. No registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.


Once Upon a Puppet presents: Little Red Riding Hood

Thursday, February 8, 2018 > 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Once Upon a Puppet’s wonderful puppeteer, Nancy Penvose, presents the beloved classic tale of spunky Little Red Riding Hood. All ages welcome. 100 FREE TICKETS available today at the Information Desk five minutes prior to the event. Tickets not available in advance. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

March is Reading Month. Get Hooked on Books!

Get hooked on books during March is Reading Month. Celebrate by enjoying books and earning fun prizes. This activity is open to all children preschool age through 6th grade. See details available at the Information Desk March 1st.

SUPER SPECIAL! Drop-In Spring for Kids: Fun Farm Friends

Saturday, March 17, 2018 > 2:00 pm – 3;00 pm
Wednesday, March 21 2018 > 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids of all ages get creative tracing your handprint and making a fun farm friend—a cute piglet, cow or duckling. No registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For details about this craft and for more exciting craft ideas visit orientaltrading.com


Baffling Bill’s “Magic of Reading!” Show

Thursday March 22, 2018 > 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate March is Reading Month with this hilarious magic show!  All ages welcome. 100 FREE TICKETS available today at the Information Desk five minutes prior to the event. Tickets not available in advance. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. bafflingbillmagic.com

You’re a Poet and You Didn’t Even Know It!
Poetry Workshop for Kids ages 7—11 with Local Author, Melanie M. Zwegers

Saturday, March 24, 2018 > 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Online registration begins: March 1, 2018 (Limit 20)
Prepare to get silly, sensible and seriously poetic! In celebration of spring, March is Reading Month and upcoming April is Poetry Month, this workshop invites elementary-aged kids ages 7—11 to find their inner poet and learn all about rhyme, rhythm and the joy of playing with words with instructor Melanie M. Zwegers, Northville author and illustrator of the children’s book Into the Garden: Verses for Hearts Young and Old. Melanie will show kids how she creates poems and teach them how to write their very own!  Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. Registration required. www.melaniemzwegers.com

Drop-In Spring Break Movie & Munchies for Kids

Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy a movie! Snacks and bottled water provided. No registration required, just drop-in! Children ages 4 and younger must attend with caregiver. Caregivers of children attending independently must remain in the library during movie. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

MOANA

Friday, April 6, 2018 > 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
[Disney Pictures. Rated PG for peril. 107 mins. 2016]
Adventurous Moana sets sail on an action-packed daring voyage to save her people, fulfilling the ancient quest of her Polynesian ancestors and discovering the one thing she always sought, her own identity.

Admit One TicketthumbCelebrate National Library Week with Animals and The Environment!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 > 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate National Library Week with this fascinating show presented by a Zoologist featuring a variety of exciting live animals from around the world and “Ruthie” the dog with her own special story! . 100 FREE TICKETS available today at the Information Desk five minutes prior to the event. Tickets not available in advance. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. www.michiganschoolshows.com

Drop-In Crafty Saturday! Coloring for Kids

Saturday, April 21, 2018 > 2:00 pm – 3;00 pm
Kids of all ages drop by the library meeting room to choose from a variety of awesome coloring sheets to color with markers and colored pencils. No ticket required or registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

MONEY SMART KIDS READ! Money Smart Week Event: Drop-In Decorate a Piggy Bank Craft

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 > 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Money Smart Week by decorating a ceramic piggy bank that makes saving fun, and say “Hello!” to the good people at Northville’s Community Financial Credit Union. No registration required, just drop in. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. Special thanks to Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates. For details about this craft and for more exciting craft ideas visit www.discountschoolsupply.com

Drop-In Crafterschool Fun! Beautiful Beaded Bracelets

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 > 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make a lovely beaded bracelet for a Mother’s Day gift she will treasure! All ages welcome. Children age 4 and younger please attend with a caregiver. No registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For information about this craft and other fun creative projects visit www.craftcorners.com

Drop-In Crafty Saturday! Flower Bouquets for Mother’s day

Saturday, May 12, 2018 > 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids of all ages drop by the library meeting room to make a beautiful flower bouquet for Mother’s Day!  No ticket required or registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For details about this craft and for more exciting craft ideas visit orientaltrading.com

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Explore Our Amazing Universe!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 > 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
What are planets made of? How hot are stars? How cold is space? What’s a super nova? Join “The Captain” as he answers these questions and more in this fun interactive science program from Dynamic West Assembly Shows.100 FREE TICKETS available today at the Information Desk five minutes prior to the event. Tickets not available in advance. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. www.dynamicwest.com

Tips for Attending Events

  • Kids special events are intended for Northville residents and recommended for all kids up through those entering 5th grade.
  • Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.
  • Certain activities require a FREE TICKET available immediately prior to daily events at the Information Desk. Expect a waiting line for tickets and please understand shows may “sell out.”
  • Tickets may not be reserved in advance. A maximum of four tickets per person.
  • “Drop-In” activities do not require a ticket.
  • Tween programs are exclusively for kids ages 9 – 12. Registration is required for Tween events. Register online per registration dates.