Jul 212017

Wednesday, August 9, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Civic Center Library

Jesse Mason, founder of the Farmington Community Stargazers returns for a presentation on solar eclipses and how to make the best of the upcoming Great American Solar Eclipse occurring on August 21st. Afterward, weather-permitting, Mason will host a telescope-aided night sky viewing. This program will be held in the Civic Center Conference Room.

Register here or call 586.574.4564.


Jun 302017

Saturday, July 15, 2 pm, Civic Center Library

Nature’s Kennel Iditarod Sled Dog Racing’s presentation Pulling Together will include hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations about sled dog racing. Children will learn more about sled dogs, mushing equipment, and the Iditarod Race in Alaska. Ed and Tasha Stielstra are joining us from the Upper Peninsula with one of their sled dogs. Nature’s Kennel is home to over 150 Alaskan Huskies, and Ed Stielstra has finished the Iditarod race eight times.

Registration required – register here or call 586-751-0770. This program will be in the Conference Room.

Jul 072017

Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Come and listen to author Jack Kresnak talk about his first book,   Hope for the City: a Catholic Priest, a Suburban Housewife and Their Desperate Effort to Save Detroit.   The book tells the story of Father William T. Cunningham, who had co-founded Focus: HOPE in Detroit with former suburbanite Eleanor Josaitis in 1968.  Focus: HOPE’s mission statement pledges “intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection.

Author Jack Kresnak worked for many years as a reporter and editor at the Detroit Free Press and has won many awards and accolades for his coverage of children’s issues.  The Michigan Supreme Court recognized his efforts in a unanimous resolution praising his efforts.  In 2008, he was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.

Register here or call 586.751.0770.

Jul 072017

Tuesday, July 11, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Join us for a pleasant summer craft for adults – create a small terrarium with succulents to take home.

Please register in person at the Circulation desk of Civic Center Library.  Cost is $5 per person for materials. This program will take place in the Conference Room next to the library.