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  • Earth Day Crafts

    Ages 10-16
    We'll upcycle tired items into fun things to wear, use, and enjoy for Earth Day! Registration recommended so that we will have supplies for all.
    Farmington Branch Meeting Room
    Friday, April 10, 2-3 p.m.
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  • Battle of the Books

    Form a team, read from a selected list of books and then compete with other teams by answering questions based on the books.
    QUESTIONING ROUND:
    Costick Activities Center
    Monday, April 13, 7 p.m.
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  • Spartan Dollar$ and Cent$

    Middle and High School
    Explore a budgeting simulation that teaches participants to prepare a usable budget and reinforces the value of creating one to track monthly income and expenses.
    Farmington Branch Meeting Room
    Saturday, April 25, 1-2 p.m.
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What's new? What's going on? Get up-to-date Teen Scene info here!


 

Mockingjay, Part I

In the mood for a movie? Save a few pennies – join us for this free showing of the first installment in the Hunger Games Mockingjay movies! See you there!

 

Tuesday, March 24, 6:00-8:30 pm at the 12 Mile Main Branch

Mockingjay, Part I
 
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Battle of the Books

Love good books? Love competitions? Get in on the Battle of the Books this Spring!

 

We only have ten spots left! Grab a group of friends, register a team, and get ready to have fun! You can find all the details on the Battle of the Books tab. Grades 6, 7, and 8 are invited to join in for a night of fun, trivia, costumes, and prizes. Interested but can’t find a team? Check with your school media specialist!

 

We have a great mix of books this year - realistic, humorous, fantastical, scary, and more. Stop into your school or public library to pick up copies, and get ready to Battle!


Earth Day Crafts

Not your usual craft supplies! We'll upcycle tired items into fun things to wear, use, and enjoy for Earth Day! Hint: if you attended our Teen Tech Take-Apart program in March, you might recognize a few of our craft supplies...

 

Registration is requested so that we will have enough supplies. Ages 10 and up welcome.

 

Friday, April 10, 2:00-3:00 pm at the Downtown Farmington Branch

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The Top Ten Teen Books of 2014!

YALSA has published the list of the top ten teen books from last year - as chosen by you! Or, at the very least, by teens like you! There are some great books on the list this year - Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson, The Eye of Minds by James Dashner, and more!

 

You can see the full list here on the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) website.


Looking for a good book, movie, or video game?  Browse our recommended reads, compiled by members of the Teen Advisory Board!  Click on one of the images below for a quick look at the related review, or access them all through the Book Review blog!

Please note: these are honest reviews from Farmington Community Library teens, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of staff.


Battle of the Books, 2015

Battle of the Books is a program designed to encourage reading and to give recognition to those who like to read. It is organized by the Young Adult Department of the Farmington Community Library and sponsored by the Farmington Friends of the Library. Team members read from a selected list of books and then participate in a battle where they compete with other teams by answering questions based on the books. Although there will be one team that eventually wins first place, we believe that everyone who takes part is a winner.

Click on the links below for more information: 

Battle of the Books 2015 registration will begin February 13, 2015.

This year's Battle is on Monday, April 13, at 7 pm at the William Costick Activities Center.

Battle of the Books Fact Sheet

Battle of the Books Team Registration Form

Book List for 2015 Battle


Sponsored by Suzanne Sloat and Ray Okonski
 

Seventh through 12th-graders in the Farmington/Farmington Hills area
are eligible to win prizes in different writing categories and age divisions.

The deadline for this contest has been extended through Friday, February 6 at 6 p.m.

 

Criteria

 

Age Divisions

Ages 12-14 and 15-19

All residents and/or students of Farmington/Farmington Hills in 7th -12th grade, public, private or parochial schools are eligible.

 

Categories

Fiction: 1-7 pages, typed. A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and a total invention.

  • For both age groups, create a work of fiction of your choice.
 

Poetry: 3-100 lines, typed. A piece of literature written in rhythm and/or rhyme.

  • For both age groups, create a work of poetry of your choice.
 

Judges will consider these qualifications when reviewing submissions:

originality; grammatical correctness and spelling; organization; word choice, imagery

 

Submission Requirements:

  • *12 point font   *Times New Roman, Courier, or Arial font  
  • *Double-spaced   
  • *No graphics or specialty fonts
  • *Work must be original to the entrant  
  • *No previously published works accepted   
  • *1 work per category accepted
  • *Please do not include name on submission, only the title should be on work to preserve anonymity in judging
  • *You must submit your work through e-mail
 

All submissions due:  February 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

 

*Prizes*

Prizes will be awarded in each category for each age division

First Place: $100   Second Place:  $75   Third Place:  $50

Winners will be honored Monday, May 18, 2015.

Winners will be notified mid-April.

 

Submit your work today! 

For more information contact:

Merry Beth Tacy (Main Library) at (248) 553-6870

or Jennie Willard (Farmington Branch) at (248) 553-6264

Prizes are generously supplied by Ray Okonski and Suzanne Sloat.

 

Click here for last year's winners.


Teen Advisory Board

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TAB Jan. 14, 2015 - Representatives from the Farmington Hills fire and police departments visited to say thank you for Operation Goody Bag - a program teen volunteers organized to show appreciation for the hard work of area public safety officers over the holidays.

The Teen Advisory Board is a great opportunity for teens to volunteer their time to the Library.  Board members express views on books, movies, and music. Members are also instrumental in planning programming for teens at the Farmington Community Library as well as performing other volunteer tasks. Membership on the Farmington Community Library’s Teen Board can also be used toward student volunteering requirements.

In past years we worked on writing and filming a short video on all the Library has to offer. The video featured members of our current Teen Advisory Board.

Our meetings are held every other month from September thru May.

If you would like to become a member contact Merry Beth or Jennie (see e-mails below). Or stop in the Library for an application form.

Merry Beth Tacy: Merry.Tacy@farmlib.org

Jennie Willard: Jennifer.Willard@farmlib.org



Teen Librarians


Merry Beth Tacy

Young Adult Librarian – Main Library

32737 W. Twelve Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334

248.553.6870

Email: Merry.Tacy@farmlib.org

Jennie Willard

Young Adult Librarian – Farmington Branch

23500 Liberty Street Farmington, MI 48335

248.553.6264

Email: Jennifer.Willard@farmlib.org