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Bilingual Storytime Series

Early child research shows that bilingual children have an edge in development. Speaking two languages benefits children’s overall learning, marked by larger vocabularies, flexible problem-solving skills, and higher-level cognitive abilities. Bilingual learning also supports a set of mental skills that allow children to thrive academically, regulate emotions, and grow into mentally healthier adults.

Join us as we share books, rhymes and songs that will help foster an appreciation of our wonderful multicultural community and launguage. Activities presented will be geared to children between the ages of 0-5 years old.

December 14 - Join us for a bilingual storytime presented in German and English. 

December 27 - Join us for a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. 

 

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Upcoming sessions

Thursday, December 14 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room German
Wednesday, December 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Spanish

It's still warm outside but fall is here! Pick up a book (or two) about some fun things to experience during this season!

Apples and pumpkins by Anne F Rockwell

In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock's farm to pick apples and pumpkins.

Apples by Ken Robbins

Describes how apples are grown, harvested, and used, and details facts about apples in history, literature, and our daily lives.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity Room starting Monday, November 6 through Friday, December 15. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins October 25.

Mondays, 10:00-10:30 am; Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Friday, November 24 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, November 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, December 1 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, December 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, December 8 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, December 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, December 15 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.

2017 Family Music Fest!

Research has shown that music improves our health and bonds us together. Music is magical in all of its forms and there are few things better in life than enjoying live music with the ones you love. With that in mind, we are very pleased to announce the line up for our 3rd annual Family Music Fest on Saturday, October 14.

10:00AM - Beverly Meyer - The Music Lady: Beverly Meyer has been creating music for over twenty years. Thru her craft, “The Music Lady” has been capturing the attention and imagination of young people by creating engaging and interactive songs and inspiring kids to be a part of their musical world. For younger patrons and their families.

11:30AM - To Sangana: Out of the Black Theater and Dance program at Wayne State University, To Sangana (meaning “coming together”) celebrates the rich cultural traditions from African heritage as well as the contemporary African-American experience. Expect a visually stunning performance of a constant rhythmical journey featuring dance, music and vocals. For all ages! This performance is sponsored by VIBE CREDIT UNION.

2:00PM - The Old Adage: Siblings Mimi and Nino have been playing music together for a long time. In 2012, they made in official by naming The Old Adage. This DIY-pop group out of Detroit blends radio pop with electronic music to create interesting, infectious and dancey pop songs. For all ages!

4: 00PM - The Moxie Strings: This awesome band offers listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments (violin and electronic cello) through a young, progressive lens. Backed up by their musical degrees, Diane Ladio and Alison Lynn, compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many traditions, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. For all ages!

Come on in for the hottest FREE show in town.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

If You Give a Pig a Pancake PJ Party

Pancakes and Pigs will play the leading role at our Fall program featuring the book "If you give a Pig a Pancake," by Laura Numeroff. Wake up, keep your pajamas on and join us for crafts, pancakes and even a visit with our good friend, Pig. Designed for children ages three to seven. Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity Room starting Monday, September 11 through Friday, October 20. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins August 25.

Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m., Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m., Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Sam Shepard was know by many as an Oscar-nominated Hollywood actor. But Shepard was also a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, director, and actor.

"One of the most important and influential early writers in the Off Broadway movement, Mr. Shepard captured and chronicled the darker sides of American family life...He was widely regarded as one of the most original voices of his generation, winning praise from critics for his searing portraits of spouses, siblings and lovers struggling with issues of identity, failure and the fleeting nature of the American dream." - New York Times

 

The story of how seven cocky pilots became the astronauts of Project Mercury and pioneered America's launch into the space race.

The country of Mexico has a rich and extensive cultural history. Learn about its traditions and customs with fiction and non-fiction titles featuring Mexican and Mexican-American characters.

Picture Books

Just in case by Yuyi Morales

As Senor Calavera prepares for Grandma Beetle's birthday he finds an alphabetical assortment of unusual presents, but with the help of Zelmiro the Ghost, he finds the best gift of all.

Whether you are celebrating Ramadan this season or simply want to teach your children more about this Muslim holiday, CPL has a number of wonderful books for you to take home. 

Ramandan is celebrated in the ninth month in the calendar used for Muslim holidays. This year Ramadan falls during summer which is the most challenging season to fast. The days are very long and hot. Muslims fast from sun up to sun down in order to understand how the poor feel when they go hungry. The beginning and ending of Ramadan is marked by the crescent moon, and this is why many children's books feature moons on the cover or in the title! 

Lailah's Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi

Now that she is ten, Lailah is delighted that she can fast during the month of Ramadan like her family and her friends in Abu Dhabi, but finding a way to explain to her teacher and classmates in Atlanta is a challenge until she gets some good advice from the librarian, Mrs. Scrabble.

Curious George celebrates Ramadan with his friend Kareem by sampling special treats, making baskets to donate to the needy, and searching for the crescent moon.

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