Star Wars Reads 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.

ESL Book Discussion: October 10, 1:30 p.m., Farmington branch

A book club for non-native English speakers. Read One Amazing Thing, by Chitra Divakaruni, a few chapters each week. We’ll answer questions, hear dialogue, and discuss plot developments at our Monday classes. Registration required.

Top Shelf Reads: Oct. 10, 7 p.m., John Cowley & Sons, 33338 Grand River, Farmington

Join us  for a discussion of Slade House, by David Mitchell.

Poetry Workshop with Jon Ballard: Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m., Main Library

Participants in this monthly workshop will study poetry, as well as write their own verse, under the guidance of Jon Ballard, faculty member at Oakland Community College and published poet.

Tummy Time Boot Camp: Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., Main Library

This free workshop is open to children who are not yet crawling on their hands and knees and their parents or caregivers. Come join us with your baby to explore options for tummy time, positioning, activities and materials that help increase tummy time. Please bring a blanket. Registration is required. Call Sue McIntyre at 248-209-2520 or write to

T-shirt and Fabric Painting Workshop: Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., Main Library

Create a fun t-shirt with Sharpie Tye-Die and Fabric Paints. You need to bring a t-shirt or other items like pillow cases, blankets, tote bags, etc., to decorate.

Changes in Medicare 2017: Oct. 13, 11 a.m., Main Library

Lisa Muehmel from MMAP will talk about the Medicare changes for 2017. Registration required.

Let’s Pretend-Parent, Child care provider workshop: Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Main Library

Ashley Hart, Early Learning Community Instructor, from Oakland Family Services will present the Let's Pretend workshop. Participants will learn the elements of pretend play and strategies for supporting it. Register online at or call Nicole at 248-858-7766 ext.323 or Fay at 734-626- 7486.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament: Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m., Main Library

Join in tournament-style Super Smash Bros. Wii U battles with snacks and prizes. Feel free to bring your own controller or Nintendo 3DS (make sure you have full batteries). Registration is required, as space is limited.

Friday Night Fright Nights: Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m., Main Library

Tonight’s movie is “Creepy Jeepers Creepers – 2001” (Rated R). Doors will be locked promptly at 6:30 p.m.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-off:  Oct. 15, 11 a.m., Main Library

Enjoy fun stories, songs and musical activities during this kick-off celebration of our new early literacy program. Reading 1,000 books before Kindergarten is easier than it sounds. Come join the fun and register.

STREAM Along Saturday: Oct. 15, 11 a.m., Farmington branch

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

Star Wars Reads Day: Episode 5: SWRD Strikes Back. Oct. 15, 1 p.m., Main Library

Join us for our annual celebration of all things Reading and Star Wars! We’re bringing back your favorites: costume contest for Padawans (12 and under) and Jedi Masters (13 and up) and a chance to steal the throne away from our Star Wars Trivia Jedi Masters. Join in the games, crafts, photo ops, and new events like our Lightsaber Training Demo.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-off: Oct. 15, 3 p.m., Farmington branch

Register your child for our new early literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, and enjoy family-friendly interactive activities from the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum.