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The Library is now in Phase 4 of our Reopening Plan. Library buildings are open for 30-minute visits to browse the collections, use computers by appointment, and speak with library staff. Curbside service will remain available until 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Read more…

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Upcoming Programs

On-Your-Own Programs





Missed the pictures from our last few programs? You can see them here:

Warm Wraps, Warm Hearts


Operation Goodybag 2021


Healthy U: Cyber Safety

Winter Crafts


Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Healthy U: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Healthy U: Coping During Quarantine


Summer Programs


Crack the Code


Battle of the Books


Pop, Pop, POP! Popcorn Lovers Day




Featured On-Your-Own Programs

Vidcode   Spy Apprentice



Miss our Super Pros coding club? Vidcode is offering a fun alternative!


Learn JavaScript with fun interactive projects and drop-in working sessions on Tuesday afternoons!


For more information, and to sign up, go to www.vidcode.com.


Digital Escape Room: Spy Apprentice


This Spy Apprentice Digital Escape Room was created by Lauren Rura and Felicia Brock, Adult Service Librarians at Washington-Centerville Public Library in Centerville, OH.


This one is pretty tricky! It’s a great one to work on with friends!


Teen Reader's Advisory   Battle of the Books

Your (Virtual) Teen Librarian


Sometimes it’s hard to find your next great read. Let Miss Jennie, Miss Rebecca, and Miss Kahlia help you with your search!


Fill out the form here, and we’ll either put a selection of books on hold for you to pick up, or send you a list of suggested reading – whichever you’d prefer!


Battle of the Books 2021


Battle of the Books registration is open! Battle will be held digitally on April 19, 2021.


For more information and to register, visit our Battle page!


For more programs on your own schedule, visit our On-Your-Own Programs archive!


Upcoming Programs

Legends & Libraries @ FCL

Teens and Adults


Interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons, Forgotten Realms, and other RPGs?


Join our Legends & Libraries @ FCL Discord channel! Tips, tricks, and online campaigns!


To join the Discord channel, send an email to teen.scene@farmlib.org.


Wednesdays, March 3 & 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Legends & Libraries @ FCL
Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books


Join in on the fun! All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who live or go to school in Farmington/Farmington Hills are invited to participate in this year’s Battle of the Books! If you were in 8th grade last year and didn’t have a chance to participate in last year’s Battle, you are invited to join us this year as well.


Battle of the Books is an evening of laughter, trivia, costumes, and prizes, and we’d like you to be part of it!


This year’s Battle of the Books will be held digitally, via Zoom and Kahoot. More information about the Battle is available on the Battle of the Books page. Team registration is open, and runs through March 22. Copies of the Battle books are available at both Library branches, through Library digital library services, and at school media centers.


Battle will be held Monday, April 19, 7-9 p.m.


Fandom Photo Fun

Ages 10-18


Have fun with your favorite fandoms, friends, and family!


Starting March 12, visit this page to download the list of scavenger topics. Most of them are related to various fandoms, and others are open-ended so you can incorporate your favorite books, video games, or movies! Take pictures of as many as you can – have fun! – and upload them using a link here (will be posted on March 12) or email them to teen.scene@farmlib.org by 6 p.m. on Friday, March 26 to be entered in a prize drawing!


Posting your pictures on social media? Tag us at @fclteenscene and/or use hashtag #FCLPhotoFun!


No registration needed.


Friday, March 12 – Friday, March 26

Fandom Scavenger Hunt
Moving Meditation

Moving Meditation: Yoga for Young Adults

Ages 12-18


Looking for a new way to relax and decrease stress? Look no further than this beginner’s yoga and meditation practice!


Join Miss Kahlia as we learn about breathwork, simple asanas (movement), and the many benefits of this ancient practice. Whether you’re new to yoga or a regular practitioner, you’re welcome to join us!


If your goals this year include learning new (old) ways to care for your body and mind, this class is for you. Grab a friend (or invite one virtually), and meet us on the mat!


We will meet monthly, so feel free to attend whenever you can!


Registration required so we can send you the link. Program will be held via Zoom.


Friday, March 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m.


Teen Advisory Board

Middle and High School students


Calling all teens (grades 6-12) who are willing to help plan programs for their peers, step up social media interaction, and make the teen areas of the two branches the best they can be. This is a great opportunity for volunteer hours as well as learning skills that will be useful in the future. Oh, and we’re also pretty sure it will be fun…


We know it doesn’t seem like it, but the school year is nearly over. What would you like to do to celebrate?


Please register so we can send you the link.


Monday, March 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board
Books & Bites

Books & Bites

Ages 10-16


Do you love books? Do you love snacks? Do you love books AND snacks? Join Miss Rebecca and bring your favorite snack along while we talk about a different book every month! Meet together (virtually) with other readers to discuss some fun books! Check out the book, read it on your own, and then join the Zoom book discussion to share what you thought.


January Title: Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee


Access the book on Hoopla or pick up a copy at either branch! If you’ve never used Hoopla before and need help, just let us know!


Registration required so we can send you the link. Program will be held via Zoom.


Thursday, March 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Spring Scavenger Hunt

Ages 10-18


Join your teen librarians in the hunt for spring! Or at least – the hunt for fun!


Team up with friends old and new for a variety of puzzles, maps, and geographic riddles in this in-person outdoor scavenger hunt!


We will meet at the 12 Mile location, in the parking lot nearest the front doors. Rain or shine; please register so that we can email you if circumstances change. Wear a mask and comfortable shoes – we’ll probably be doing a lot of running around!


For everyone’s safety, please arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Adults, please plan on picking up your teens at 8:30 p.m.


Friday, March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
12 Mile Branch

Spring Scavenger Hunt



Teens’ Top Ten


The winners are announced! Check them out in-library or through our online resources: CloudLibrary, Hoopla, and Overdrive.

Teens' Top Ten Award

FCL is fine-free!


The Farmington Community Library is no longer charging overdue fines! If you need to keep a book or movie a few extra days, or you can’t get to the Library right on time, that’s absolutely okay; we won’t charge you. We just want the book or item back so someone else can enjoy it!


Please don’t feel like you have to hurry to return things, especially if you or any member of your household is feeling unwell. We’d like to keep everyone as healthy as possible!


For more information on FCL’s Fine-Free Policy, visit our information page.


Digital Delights


Don’t forget that we have lots of online resources available! We have e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming media, and e-magazines available 24\7. You can find a list of our available apps at www.farmlib.org/digital-library. And if you’re in the mood to learn things, check out Gale Courses and all of our great databases! A Farmington Community Library card is needed to access all digital materials; if you have a card with a different library, check their website for similar resources!

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