Young adult author 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.

E. Lockhart
E. Lockhart
Coder Dojo: Dec. 5, 6 p.m., Main Library

Bob Allen, long active in the software industry teaches real programming languages: Java, JavaScript, and Ruby, tools used by professional developers, and learning in groups or pairs will be the focus. Parents may join the class as well. Class is for teens and adults. Please bring your laptop if you own one.

Memories, Milestones and Memoirs: Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m.

A monthly group where attendees can write their memories, and share with others. No registration is necessary. Bring a pad and pen.

Popular Book Discussion: Dec. 7, 2 p.m., Farmington branch

Join friends for a potluck to celebrate the holiday season and an informal book discussion of The Forgotten Seamstress, by Liz Trenow. Paperbacks are available for checkout at the downtown branch (Liberty Street) Information Desk.

Holiday Bash: Dec. 7, 6 p.m., Farmington branch

Join us in celebrating the season of giving! We’ll make a variety of unique crafts related to gift-giving holidays around the world, and play a few games as well. Gifts of new mittens, scarves, hats, or books for the Mitten Tree and the Goodfellows Book Drive are welcomed but not necessary. Program planned by the Teen Advisory Board.

Open Lab: Dec. 8, 2 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.

E. Lockhart Author Visit:  Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Main Library

E. Lockhart, author of the teen novels We were Liars and The Disreputable History of Frankie-Banks, will visit the Farmington Hills Library for a talk on her writings followed by a Q & A session.

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

For ages 1-5, enjoy fun stories, songs and musical activities. Siblings welcome. No registration is needed.

Songwriter Sunday-Lorelei: Dec. 11, 2 p.m., Main Library

Maggie McCabe, Tracy Kash, Chris McCall and Mary Kay Hill sing original a capella songs, interspersed with instrumentals and stories. Expect delightful harmonies and lots of holiday music, too.