Author visit 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.

Fun with Elephant & Piggie: July 25, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Main Library

For ages 4 and up. Come hear stories by Mo Willems about the cautious elephant and the impulsive pig. We will also dance, play games and make crafts.

Lynne Rae Perkins
Lynne Rae Perkins (Creative Commons)
Community Sings with Matt Watroba: July 26, 7 p.m., Main Library

Matt will expertly guide everyone to sing their favorite songs and maybe learn some new ones, whether you a casual singer, a shower singer or even been asked to mouth the words. The format is “in the round” style to encourage all levels and all ages to sing. No experience necessary.

Farmington Community Stargazers: July 26, 7:30 p.m., Main Library

The focus of the group is astronomy outreach as a means of promoting scientific literacy in the community. This summer we’re discussing our nascent club’s structure, planning our second Tuesday Star Parties and sharing current astronomical events.

Movie Showing-“Concussion”: July 27, 2 p.m., Main Library

This thought-provoking drama is based on Dr. Bennet Omalu’s discovery of a degenerative brain disease in pro-football players. (PG-13, 123 min.)

Beaumont Health Series-Stay Motivated, Stay Fit:  July 27, 7 p.m., Main Library

Presentation with Charlene Diehl about how to start and maintain an exercise program, exercises to fit into a busy lifestyle, exercising as a family, creative exercises for kids and teens, and more.

Pavilion Story Time: July 28, 11 a.m., Sundquist Pavilion and Riley Park, downtown Farmington

Join us for a story time, and after the stories, stay for some fun playing with our outdoor toys.

Author/Illustrator Lynne Rae Perkins-From Idea to Book: July 28, 2 p.m., Main Library

For ages 5 & up. This Newbery Award-winning author will talk about how her ideas are developed into books. She will discuss her latest chapter book, Nuts to You, her picture book, Frank and Lucky Get Schooled, answer questions and autograph books. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The Book Beat bookstore.

Open Lab: July 28, 2 p.m., Main Library

Join us in the 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.

Upa Yoga: July 31, 2 p.m., Main Library

Through a synthesis of 5-minute yoga practices, the sessions will present easy-to-practice, yet potent, tools to enhance health, joy, peace, love, success and inner exploration, helping one cope with the hectic pace of modern lifestyles and realize their full potential in all spheres of life.