Boogie Woogie Kid 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 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.

Top Shelf Reads: April 18, 7 p.m., John Cowley & Sons, Farmington

Join us for a discussion of Norwegian By Night, by Derek B. Miller.

Outside the Lines-Adult Coloring: April 19, 11 a.m., Main Library

Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. Join us for some refreshments and color away your stress.

Cocoa and Coloring-Adult Coloring: April 19, 7 p.m., Main Library

Join us for some coffee, tea, or cocoa and color away your stress. We will provide adult coloring sheets and coloring tools, but feel free to bring your own.

Happy Birthday 65! New to Medicare: April 20, 6:30 p.m., Main Library

Turning 65 soon? Learn about the Medicare benefits and programs available from the government. Presented and sponsored by MMAP from the Area Agency on Aging 1B.

Transition for the Special Needs Elementary Child: April 20, 7 p.m., Main Library

Transition for the elementary aged child should start before the first grade. Come learn how you can be ahead of the common pitfalls many families do not discover until their child is much older. Presented by Mike DeCenso, M.Ed, Transition Instructor at Grosse Pointe North High School.

Hands On Help: April 21, by appointment, Main Library

One on one assistance with computers. This is meant to be a learning session for internet (including searching and email) and Microsoft Word and Excel. Appointments by librarians at the Reference Desk.

Open Lab: April 21, 6 p.m., Main Library

Join us in the Main Library Computer Lab to receive assistance from one of our tech gurus. Whether it is help with your personal device, or with your favorite social media network, our experienced techs will be there to help you.

Tales, Tunes & Tots: April 23, 10:30 a.m., Main Library

For ages 1-3 with an adult, enjoy fun stories, songs and musical activities. Siblings welcome. Due to limited space in the Program Room, every person (children and adults) needs to be registered.

Savvy Social Security Planning: April 23, 2 p.m., Farmington branch

Social Security claiming strategies, including how married couples can enhance lifetime spousal and survivor benefits, as well as “file and suspend,” the “do over,” and “start, stop, and restart” options. We will cover the pros and cons of when and how to collect Social Security benefits, help to maximize benefits, and challenges that social security faces.

Matthew Ball -The Boogie Woogie Kid: April 24, 2 p.m., Main Library

Join us in welcoming back a library favorite and “Michigan’s Best” in Ragtime, Boogie-woogie & Blues performance, Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, as he presents an upbeat family-friendly program of piano fun from the 20’s 30’s & 40’s with arrangements of classic American songs like, “Swanee River”, “Over the Rainbow”, “In the Mood”, “Waltzing Matilda”, “The Entertainer”, and more.

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