‘Body Snatchers’ and more this week 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.

DTE Energy Savings App: Oct. 17, 6 p.m., Main Library

Learn how the free DTE Insight app can help you take control of your energy use and save. DTE experts will show you how to download the app, view real-time energy use, set energy saving budget targets, and get energy efficiency tips. To register, call 248-553-6880.

Outside the Lines Adult Coloring: Oct. 18, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Main Library

Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. Join us for coloring away your stress; cookies are provided.

Farmington Hills Writers’ Group: Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Main Library

Whatever your skill level 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: Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. Main Library

For kids in grades 1-4. Pick up a copy of Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House, 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.)

Teen Advisory Board Revamped: Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m., Farmington branch

Calling all teens (grades 6-12) who are interested in revamping the Farmington Community Library Teen Advisory Board for the coming year. 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.

Social 102 – You’re Social Now What?: Oct. 20, 9 a.m., Main Library

This seminar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram. We’ll show you the benefits of using each, what kind of content to create, tips on using photos and videos, and examples of how other organizations are marketing with them. You’ll also get tips on how to use analytics tools to tell if your social media activity is working. Sponsored by the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce and WebWorld Advantage. Registration required through http://conta.cc/244UQkA.

Fiber Fans: Knitters & Spinners: Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., Main Library

Meet other knitters and spinners; share experiences; learn how to knit, crochet or spin; and participate in projects.

Friday Fright Nights at the Library: Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., Main Library

Join us every Friday in October for some scary movie fun. Popcorn and water will be provided. Come in costume to add to the fun. Tonight’s classic, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, 1978 (Not Rated). Doors will be locked promptly at 6:30 p.m.

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