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February 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM @ Library
Take a trip to the library for morning movies that are absolutely free! All moviegoers will receive a selection of free refreshments too! You may bring your own camping bag chair if you find it more comfortable than the provided seating. Also, the room can get chilly, so a sweater may be advisable.
Today's Movie: Selma (PG-13, 2h 8min, 2013) A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights through an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
February 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storytime Room
Spend time as a family with stories, rhymes, activities, and crafts. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas, but it’s not required. This program is designed for ages 1-7.
February 2, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library
Visit the library for a captivating tour of history with Jamon Jordan, an educator, historian, and president of the Detroit Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Learn in-depth local history and more with this fascinating presentation.
February 4, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library
Join us for a small group storytime designed for children ages 3 to 10 who have special needs. The rhythm, movement, and sensory-friendly activities at this program are especially suited for children with autism or other sensitivities. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
February 4, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Library
Join us for a classic session of Library Legos! Participants may bring their own bins of Legos to the program if desired, but the library has several available for use. Snacks will be provided.
February 6, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Library
Are you a teen that loves to read? Join our Teen Librarian and your fellow book-lovers for our Teen Book Club: Pizza & Pages! Come hang out, talk about books, and eat pizza with your friends! We will be discussing The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & The Olympians Book 1) by Rick Riordan. Contact the library to reserve a copy of the book!
February 6, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library
Children and caregivers or family members are welcome to join us for evening storytime programs with seasonal themes which will feature stories, crafts, fingerplays, movement activities, and other fun!
No registration required.
February 7, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Storytime Room
Stop in for a traditional children’s activity in our storytime room. This program features stories, fingerplays, and crafts on popular themes and is designed for independent listeners ages 3½-5.
No registration required.
February 7, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library
This high energy program has something for everyone: singing, dancing, and—of course—stories! Ages 0-3 with a caregiver are welcome to join us in the library’s programming center. No registration required.
February 7, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Library
Join us for several open-ended study and hangout sessions. Enjoy a relaxing and hassle-free environment where games, snacks, and a place to study will be provided.
February 7, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Storytime Room
Children and pets have a special bond because animals do not judge or interrupt a reader. Practice your reading individually with a trained therapy dog and her trainer in the library’s storytime room!
February 8, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library
Bond with your baby in our programming center! This gentle program is designed for babies 0-16 months who are not walking. Learn fun, interactive lap rhymes and meet other parents! No registration required.
February 8, 2017, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM @ Library
Stop in for an hour of afterschool fun! Each program will feature a new craft, game, or activity for elementary school students to enjoy.
Walk-ins are welcome, but registration helps us plan better.
February 8, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library
Join us for an in-depth presentation on how to make the most out of your vacation. The library will be hosting Lisa and Dan Mattern, owners and vacation specialists of DanLi Cruise Planners. These two experts will provide a wealth of information that will empower local residents to learn more about their travel options.
February 9, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library
Join us for a free screening and discussion of the thought-provoking documentary, Land Grab. The film tells the story of an eccentric finance mogul’s dream to create the world’s largest urban farm in Detroit and the political firestorm he unintentionally ignited.
Some of the makers of the film will attend the event and will engage the audience in a stimulating discussion of the events surrounding this film.
February 11, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library
Teens in grade 7 and up are invited to make molded chocolate candies at the library just in time for a special Valentine or for yourself, we won't tell!
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, WALK-IN SPOTS MAY BE AVAILABLE IF REGISTRATION DOES NOT FILL.
February 13, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library
Join Ms. Tish for rollicking good times! Children will enjoy dancing to music, action-filled movement activities, rhymes, and fingerplays. This half-hour program is for children of all ages. Get ready to move and groove.
No registration required.
February 13, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:45 PM @ Library
Head to the library for free afternoon movie showings! Snacks and refreshments will be available as well!
Today's Movie: Jason Bourne (PG-13, 2h 3min, 2016) The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.
February 13, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library
February 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Storytime Room
February 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library
February 14, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Library
February 14, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Storytime Room
February 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library
Check out reader favorites from several different genres with the Good Reads book discussion group. This readers’ choice series offers many fantastic books to read and discuss with friendly faces.
Today's Book: After You by Jojo Moyes
February 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Senior Center Library
The Sterling Heights Public Library brings a lively book discussion to the Senior Center. Join us in the SENIOR CENTER LIBRARY!
Today's Book: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
February 15, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library
Unfortunately, our Baby Lapsit program is cancelled today. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
February 15, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library
Share your written work with other authors and participate in meetings filled with constructive, friendly critiques. All skill levels and genres are welcome.
Participants are limited to 1000 – 1200 words of prose or 3 pages of poetry. We suggest bringing 12 copies of your work for critique.
February 15, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storytime Room
February 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library
Uncover the story of the once-thriving community that many considered the “Black Eden” of America. The creator of the documentary Whatever Happened to Idlewild?, Coy Davis Jr., will visit the library for a free screening of his film and an in-depth discussion of Idlewild’s history. Copies of the film will be available for purchase.
February 18, 2017, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Library
Get your game on! The Metro Detroit Gamers will host monthly gaming sessions in the library’s programming center. Come and learn a new game or bring your own to share!
Everyone ages 12 and up is welcome to participate. Snacks will be provided as well.
February 20, 2017, 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ Library
February 21, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Storytime Room
February 21, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library
February 21, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Storytime Room
February 22, 2017, 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ Library Youth Services Desk
Head to the library for a wintry hunt! Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up a scavenger hunt sheet. Complete the sheet, then return it to the desk for some cool prizes!
February 22, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library
February 23, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Library
Calling all young bingo players! Kids and tweens are invited to join us for bingo fun in the library’s programming center! Enjoy snacks and drinks as you play with your friends and family. Earn neat prizes too!
February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library
Visit the library and enhance your awareness of the creative contributions of African Americans from the 19th century through the present day. A DIA sponsored speaker will provide a lens to examine issues of race, gender, politics and culture.
February 25, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library
The zoo is coming to the library! See several species of exotic animals in a hands-on, interactive event that’s chock-full of education and entertainment. Some of the visitors include an arctic fox, an armadillo, crocodiles, a honey bear, and a python!
February 27, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library
Join us for some wild crafts! Meet us in the library’s programming center and put your mind to use on some fantastic projects.
February 28, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Library
Join us for a non-structured program where sensory bins, puzzles, crafts, and toys are provided for your little ones while coffee and tea are provided for you! It’s a great opportunity to sit and chat while the kids play freely! All ages are welcome with a caregiver.
February 28, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Library
February 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Storytime Room
February 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library
Can’t quite figure out that gadget you just got? Head to the library for a visit with the Gadget Guy, Chris Frezza! This program will allow participants to bring their questions to Frezza for one-on-one help. There will be a 15-minute time limit and questions will be answered on a first-come, first-served basis.
February 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Discussions are held at the Art & Jakes on the southwest corner of Mound and M-59.
Discuss books in a fun and casual environment. Hosted at Art & Jakes, this book club includes great conversation and a trivia contest! Discussions are held at the Art & Jakes on the southwest corner of Mound and M-59.
Today's book is: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini