‘Land Grab’ and more at Farmington area 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.

Teen Advisory Board Revamped: Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Main Library

We need teens who are willing to help plan programs for their peers, step up social media interaction, and make the teen areas of the two branches the best they can be. This is a great opportunity for volunteer hours as well as learning skills that will be useful in the future.

Outside the Lines: Adult Coloring: Sept. 20, 11 a.m., Main Library

Bring your own coloring pages, markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Coloring pages, as well as coloring supplies, will be available to use or you can bring your own materials. Cookies are on hand for everyone to eat as well.

Farmington Hills Writers’ Group: Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Main Library

Whatever your skill lever or writing style, you are invited to attend a relaxed, friendly meeting of like-minded individuals looking to improve their craft through discussion and writing exercises. Share your work or not, as you wish.

Read It, Rate It, and Make It Book Discussion: Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m., Main Library

For Grades 1-4. Pick up a copy of Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire, read it and join us for a discussion, make a craft and enjoy light refreshments. Registration is required. Call 248-848-4315 for more information. (Please call us if you register online so we can save a book for you.)

Land Grab – a documentary about Detroit: Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Main Library

The film chronicles Detroit resident John Hantz’s effort to acquire blighted land on the near east side of Detroit neighborhood to turn it into urban farming, and the resistance he meets from local residents and the Detroit City Council. Q & A with Producer/Director Sean O’Grady and Hantz Farm manager Mike Score afterwards.

TBT: Happy Birthday, Curious George!: Sept. 22, 6 p.m., Farmington branch

We’re throwing a Throwback Thursday to celebrate the 75th birthday of one of our favorite childhood friends, that mischievous monkey Curious George, with stories, crafts, games. Registration is appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome.

Learn to Meditate: Heartfulness, Relaxation & Meditation: Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Main Library

A 6-week course to learn simple relaxation and meditation exercises to help restore balance in life, manage stress, better your health and lead to calm and inner peace. Register for one or more. No previous experience necessary.

Half Day Movie Fun – “The Jungle Book”: Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Main Library

Come to the library to see “The Jungle Book”, rated PG. Running time: 1 hour and 51 minutes. All ages welcome, registration is required.

STREAM along Saturdays: Sept. 24, 11 a.m., Farmington branch

Hands on exploration and family fun are included in this special STREAM related program for elementary school aged children.

FCL Game Day: Sept. 24, 12:30 p.m., Farmington branch

Join us for a monthly game day meet up hosted in collaboration with Oakland County Gamers. They’ll have volunteers on hand to help teach and play games of all types for any age and any level of experience. Explore our current board game collection or bring one to share.

Pokemon Go Battle Day: Sept. 24, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Main Library

Drop in to the 12 Mile Library to battle for the Gym and take advantage of two solid hours of Lure Drops. We’ll have prizes for taking over the gym awarded at 3 pm and 4 pm, and other surprises! This event is open to all ages and will take place in front of the 12 mile library, near the Humoresque Statue.