Splendiferous Solar System and more at local libraries

The Farmington Community Library offers free events and activities each week. To learn more or register, click on “Events” at farmlib.org or call 248-553-0300. Find the Main Library at 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills, and the Farmington branch at 23500 Liberty St.

Teens Coding DOJO: April 4, 6 p.m., Main Library

Work in groups or pairs to learn coding C+ the programming languages Java, JavaScript, and Ruby C from Bob Allen, long active in the software industry. Registration required.

Family Picnic Movie Night: April 4, 6:30 p.m., Farmington branch

Bring your blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy “Minions” (PG, 91 min.).

Memories, Milestones & Memoirs:  April 5, 10:30 a.m., Main Library

A monthly group where attendees can write their memories, and share with others. No registration is necessary. Bring a pad and pen.

Spring Into STREAM: April 5, 2 p.m., Farmington library

Looking for something to do during spring break? Come explore some hands-on “STREAMing” activities.

Our Splendiferous Solar System: April 5, 7 p.m., Main Library

A guided tour of the planets, moon and solar debris. Jesse Mason (Hubble’s Hot 100) from Oakland Community College returns with a slide show photo presentation of our solar system. Weather permitting, he will have telescopes afterwards for outdoor viewing of the sky.

Celebrate Native American Culture-Ages 5 & up: April 6, 2 p.m., Main Library

Experience delightful stories and traditional dances performed in full Native American regalia. Honored guests include Marcia and Reg Pettibone, of the Paiute and Ho-Chunk Nations, respectively.

Popular Books Discussion: April 6, 2 p.m., Farmington branch

Join friends for coffee and a lively, informal book discussion. This month, for the first time ever, we will be reading TWO books, comparing a classic mystery, Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie, with a modern one, Still Life, by Louise Penny. Paperbacks are available for checkout at the downtown branch (Liberty Street) Information Desk.

Finding Grants: April 7, 9:30 a.m., Main Library

Attendees will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; what do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; and how to identify potential funders and make the first approach. Registration required; (248) 553-6880. Class is limited to 18 attendees.

Legoriffic for ages 6 & up: April 7, 2 p.m., Main Library

We’ll supply the Legos, you supply the creativity. We will display your creation in our department. No registration is needed.

Story Time Dance Party for all ages: April 9, 10:30 a.m., Main Library

One book, lots of dances, one craft and activities. No registration is necessary.

Michigan Flute Orchestra: April 10, 2 p.m., Main Library

Join us for a program of music by Chopin, Brahms, Dvorak, and more. The Michigan Flute Orchestra is an ensemble of dedicated and accomplished flutists from the southeastern Michigan area. The orchestra is comprised of the entire spectrum of the flute family: bass flute; alto flute; the conventional C flute; and piccolo.