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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
March 27, 2019: Lego Mazes  (Online Registration begins: March 1)
May 29, 2019: Rockets & Spaceships (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.

March is Reading Month. Get Hooked on Books playing BOOK BINGO!

Celebrate March is Reading Month, March 1st – 31st! All kids up through 5th grade get hooked on books playing BOOK BINGO! Starting March 1st, pick up your Bingo Game at the Information Desk or print one here, play the game by crossing off the boxes to make a bingo either across, down or diagonally, then submit your completed game to choose your reward. The last day to turn in Bingo Games is March 31st. One game per person.

SUPER SPECIAL! Drop-In Spring for Kids

Wednesday, March 20 2019 > 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Kids of all ages drop by the library meeting room to decorate a stand-up wood safari animal.. 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

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

Thursday, April 4, 2019 > 4:30 pm – 5:30 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 Spring Break Movie & Munchies for Kids!

Friday, April 5, 2019 > 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy the movie Incredibles 2  [Disney Pictures. Rated PG for peril. 107 mins. 2018] Elasticgirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet — taking care of their three children! 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.

Admit One TicketthumbCelebrate National Library Week with Comedy Magician Cameron Zvara!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 > 4:30 pm—5:15 pm
Celebrate National Library Week with comedy magician and entertainer Cameron Zvara’s show filled with magic, comedy, juggling, music, and tons of audience participation. You will not want to miss this afterschool fun!  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. cameronzvara

Drop-In Crafty Saturday!  Robot Masks

Saturday, April 13, 2019 > 2:00 pm—3:00 pm
Kids of all ages drop by the library meeting room to make a fun robot mask. No ticket required or registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. More details about this craft visit orientaltrading.com

Barking Book Buddies! Read to a  Dog Program

Saturday, April 27, 2019 > 1—3 pm (sign up beings April 20th)
Reading to dogs helps kids improve self-confidence with reading!  Barking book buddies from The Fur Angels Pet Therapy Group will visit the library for quiet one-on-one sessions in the Storytime Room with independently reading kids up through 5th grade. Participating kids will also receive an I LOVE TO READ plush dog to read to at home. Registration is required and sign up begins one week before each scheduled program. Please call or sign up in person at the Information Desk per registration dates. This program generously sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Drop-In Crafterschool Fun! Make a Beautiful Beaded Bracelet for Mother’s Day

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 > 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Make a beaded bracelet for Mother’s Day! 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 craftcorners

Drop-In Crafty Saturday! Buggy Suncatchers

Saturday, May 11, 2019 > 2:00 pm—3:00 pm
Kids of all ages drop by the library meeting room to make a cute bug suncatcher!  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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Howell Nature Center’s Animal Acoustics

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 > 4:30pm—5:15 pm
Nature is full of music, thanks to animal vocalizations! Join as we explore the various sounds that your animal friends can make, and how they use them to survive.  We will also talk about how animals have special adaptations for hearing nature’s music in this interactive, one-of-a-kind program! .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. howellnaturecenter

Drop-In Creative Crafts: Super Space Scene

Thursday, June 18 > 11 am – 12 pm
Kids of all ages, drop-in to the library meeting room to make a creative outer space scene.  No ticket required. Due to space limitations summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For more fun craft ideas visit https://iheartcraftythings.com/cupcake-liner-foam-sticker-space-craft.html

Joel’s AstroReader Magical Comedy Show

Thursday, June 20 > 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Blastoff into reading with Spaceman Joel! Dazzling magic, silly stunts, goofy gadgets and lots of fun audience participation. Due to space limitations, summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups. 100 free tickets available at the Information Desk 10 minutes prior to the program. Tickets not available in advance. www.bigcomedy.com

Alex Thomas & Friends Puppet Show!

Tuesday, June 25 > 11:00 am—12 pm
Silly interactive show with zany Muppet style puppets. Kids of all ages welcome. Due to space limitations summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups. 100 free tickets available at the Information Desk 10 minutes prior to the program. Tickets not available in advance. www.alexthomasandfriends.com

Drop-In Summertime Movie & Munchies for Kids featuring SMALLFOOT

Tuesday, July 2 > 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bring your lunch to the library and chill out watching the movie, SMALLFOOT.  [Warner. Rated PG for action and some rude humor. 96 minutes. 2018]. A young Yeti named Smallfoot is convinced that elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist! No registration, 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 this activity cannot accommodate special groups.

Drop-In Creative Crafts: Rocket Wands

Tuesday, July 9 > 11:00 am—12:00 pm
Blast off! Kids of all ages decorate your own paper rocket. Due to space limitations summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For more fun craft ideas visit, www.bakerross.com

Michigan Science Center: Amazing Astronomy & Fantastic Physics

Thursday, July 11 > 2:00 pm—2:45 pm
Kids, have STEM fun exploring the fascinating world of physics in space! Due to space limitations, summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups. 100 free tickets available at the Information Desk 10 minutes prior to the program. Tickets not available in advance.  www.mi-sci.org

REPCO Wildlife Encounters: Animals in Space!

Tuesday, July 16 > 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16 > 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet exciting live exotic animals with licensed animal educators from REPCO Wildlife Encounters. Please attend one show, no repeats please. Due to space limitations summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups. 100 free tickets available at the Information Desk 10 minutes prior to each show. Tickets not available in advance. www.repcowildlife.com

Gordon the Magician’s Cosmic Comedy Magic Show

Thursday, July 25 > 2:00 pm—2:45 pm
Hilarious comedy magic with lots of fun audience participation! Due to space limitations, summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups. 100 free tickets available at the Information Desk 10 minutes prior to the program. Tickets not available in advance.  www.gordonruss.com

Drop-In Creative Crafts: Awesome Aliens

Tuesday, July 30 > 11:00 am—12:00 pm
Make kooky aliens from a variety of fun craft supplies. Due to space limitations summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For more fun craft ideas visit, www.meaningfulmama.com

Mr. Shawn’s Zippity Fun Show!

Thursday, August 1 > 2:00 pm—2:45 pm
Join Zippity2Dad, Mr. Shawn, for a hilariously fun, toe tapping musical show with lots of audience participation. All ages. Due to space limitations, summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups. 100 free tickets available at the Information Desk 10 minutes prior to the program. Tickets not available in advance.  www.zippity2dad.com

Drop-In Cosmic Coloring  for Kids

Tuesday, August 6 > 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids of all ages, drop-in to the library meeting room to decorate cosmically cool space themed coloring sheets. No ticket required. Due to space limitations summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

Drop-In Summer Reading Program Finale Party with Amazing Cirque Amongus!

Thursday, August 8 > 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program marveling the fantastic circus skills of Cirque Amongus, followed by a fun party in the park adjacent the library with refreshments, prizes, giant bubbles and more! No ticket required. Due to space limitations summer library activities cannot accommodate special groups.  www.cirqueamongus.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.