212 West Cady St, Northville, MI 48167
Mon-Thur 10am - 9pm, Fri-Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 1 - 5pm

The Let’s Talk About Series

About the series

This monthly program is designed to engage youth in critical exploration of social justice topics through children’s literature. Topics  include bullying, immigration, gender, race, and more. Guest community members share children’s stories, and lead an age-appropriate discussion on that month’s topic, followed by a craft or a special take-home craft.

Designed for ages 4 to 12.  Families are welcome. Parents are required to stay with children during the program to help guide them through the discussion.

The Let’s Talk About series meets one Saturday every month from 11:00 am – Noon at one of six partnering libraries beginning   January 2019. Visit your library’s webpage for a complete list of dates and topics.


Let’s Talk about Autism at Northville District Library

Saturday, March 9, 2019 > 11 am – 12 pm
Online registration begins February 1st (85 attendees)
This event is intended for kids ages 4 – 12, and families are welcome.
Let’s talk about AUTISM with Kelly Beins, seasoned therapist with over twenty years experience in Pediatric Occupational Therapy and Director of Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC, writer for Autism Parenting Magazine, and author of the picture books about a lovable sheep with sensory challenges, Ovis Has Trouble with School and Ovis Has Trouble Eating. Kelly will join us via Skype, leading a discussion with kids about autism, sharing her books, and kids will take home a fun Ovis finger puppet craft. Parents are required to stay with their children during the program to help guide them through these discussions.  Online registration required.

 

Let’s Talk about BULLYING at Northville District Library

Saturday, September 14, 2019 > 11 am – 12 pm
Online registration begins September 1st (85 attendees)
This event is intended for kids ages 4 – 12, and families are welcome.

Let’s talk about BULLYING at the Northville District Library with award-winning children’s book author, Maria Dismondy. Maria will join us in person, leading a discussion with kids about bullying, sharing her inspiring picture book The Fruit Salad Friend, and kids will take home a fun craft project. This event is intended for kids ages 4 – 12, and families are welcome. Parents are required to stay with their children during the program to help guide them through these discussions. Online registration required.

 


2019 Calendar of Events

January 26: Poverty & Homelessness, Walled Lake City Library
February 9: Race,  Novi Public Library
March 9: Autism, Northville District Library
April 6: Environment, Wixom Public Library
May 11: Mental Health, Walled Lake City Library
June 8: Indigenous People, Salem-South Lyon District Library
July 13: Civil Disobedience, Lyon Township Public Library
August 10: Immigration, Wixom Public Library
September 14: Bullying, Northville District Library
October 12: Gender, Lyon Township Public Library
November 9: War/The Military, Salem-South Lyon District Library
December 14: Adoption, Novi Public Library