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A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading 2019

June 1 – July 28

 

A Universe of Stories

 

We’ve got some great programs planned for this summer, and you’re invited to join us for any and all of them! Attending programs counts towards your reading goals, just as much as reading or listening to books! Every 5 hours you log earns you an entry in our weekly prize drawings; read and/or participate at least 30 hours this summer to be eligible for the grand prize drawings and the Teen Finale Party! Plus – we have an out-of-this-world prize for those who log at least 15 hours…

Register here to log your reading and activities this summer!

This year we have a community challenge! Last year, we cumulatively read 397,219 minutes, which equals 6,620 hours or 275.8 days. That means we read our way past Saturn (236.7 days from the Sun)! Do you think this year we can get past Uranus (1.3 years, or 683,280 minutes), or all the way to Neptune (2 years, or 1,051,200 minutes)?

 

Prizes

Weekly Prizes

Weekly prizes include gift cards to local shops, ice cream, and book stores. Every 5 hours you log counts as an entry into the weekly drawings. You can only win one weekly prize. Winning a weekly prize will not affect your chances of winning a grand prize.

You’re-Halfway-There Prize

We have a little extra money this year, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, so by popular demand we are offering a special prize when you log 15 hours! What is it? Well, that’s top secret…

Grand Prizes

Grand prizes include a Family Fun Four Pack from Zap Zone Family Fun Center, a $100 Visa card, and a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Every 30 hours you log counts as an entry into the grand prize drawing. You can only win one grand prize.

After logging your first 30 hours, you will receive a voucher for a free book at the Scholastic Book Fair at the end of the summer (July 22-28) and an invitation to the Teen Finale Party on the evening of Friday, August 2. More details about the finale party will be on the invitation. We had a great time last year – can’t wait for you to join us this year!

 

Stay in Touch!

Did you know the Farmington Community Library Teen Scene now has dedicated social media accounts? Keep up to date on upcoming programs; see pictures from earlier events; get book, movie, and video game recommendations; ask questions; and more!

Like or follow these accounts for all the latest:

 

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www.facebook.com/FCLTeenScene

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www.instagram.com/FCLTeenScene

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www.twitter.com/fclteenscene

 
 

Teen Creative Writing Contest

Teen Creative Writing Competition 2019

Ages 11-19

 

Calling all teen authors and poets! Showcase your work with Farmington Community Library’s annual Teen Creative Writing Competition!

 

Teens in the Farmington/Farmington Hills area are eligible to win prizes in different writing categories and age divisions. We hope that including the Teen Creative Writing Competition as part of Summer Reading will give teens more time to write, though submissions that were started during the school year will be accepted.

 

For more information, please check our Teen Creative Writing Competition page.

 

June 1 – July 28, 2019

 
 

Programs

Kickoff the Summer!

All ages

 

Start Summer Reading off right by stopping in to your favorite Library branch to register for Summer Reading, pick up logs for younger siblings (or adults!), and pick up a stack of books to read!

 

Plus, there will be fun events like a moonwalk, meteorites, and droid races!

 

Saturday, June 1 , 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Farmington Branch – Meeting Room

 

Saturday, June 1 , 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Main Library – Children’s Programming Room

Summer Reading Kickoff
 
 
Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor Movie Night

All Ages

 

E.T. visit the library…

 

Sign up for Summer Reading and take a jump on the “moon” in the moon bounce! Movie will start promptly at 8:45. We’ll bring the popcorn – don’t forget your blanket or chair!

 

Saturday, June 1 , 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Farmington Branch – Parking Lot

 
 

Last Day of School Treats

All Ages

 

Kona Ice

Celebrate the last day of school with a delicious treat!

 

Stop by the Farmington Branch after school on Friday, June 14 to register for Summer Reading and receive a free Kona Ice! Look for the Kona Ice Truck in front of the Library branch!

 

Friday, June 14 , noon – 1:30 p.m.
Farmington Branch

 

Ice Cream Social and Used Book Sale

What’s better than free ice cream? Free ice cream and a book sale!

 

Start your summer vacation with a sweet treat sponsored by Heartland Marketplace. Plus – shop the Friends of the Library’s used book sale – you never know what great read you might discover!

 

Friday, June 14 , 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Main Library – Children’s Program Room

Last Day of School Treats
 
 
Camp Half-Blood Teen Kickoff

Camp Half-Blood Teen Kickoff

Ages 12-18

 

Did someone say teens-only mythological after-hours party? We’ll have tons of Riordanverse-themed activities and a screening of Disney’s Hercules with snacks. Plus, make a Camp Half-Blood necklace and collect beads at our Summer Reading programs throughout the summer to win a prize!

 

Please note: this is an after-hours lock-in; please arrive no later than 6 p.m. Parents, please plan on picking up teens at the door at 9 p.m.

 

See pictures here!

 

Friday, June 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Farmington Branch – Meeting Room

 
 

Who Are You? (We Really Want to Know)

Ages 10-18

 

Take those Buzzfeed quizzes to the next level! You know your Harry Potter House, your Divergent faction, and which Disney Princess you’re most like, but what does all of that mean? Bring info about the date, time, and place of your birth, and we’ll put those together with (fun) personality tests and zodiac charts to talk about what it all says about you – and what it doesn’t.

 

Registration is requested, but drop-ins are welcome.

 

Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Farmington Branch – Meeting Room

Who Are You? (We Really Want to Know)
 
 
Star Wars Lightsaber Battles

Star Wars Lightsaber Battle

Ages 12-18

 

Have you always wanted to fight in a lightsaber battle? Now’s your chance! Stunt fighters from Ring of Steel will demonstrate their Star Wars fight skills, then they’ll help you through your own stunt fight scene. You’ll have plenty of energy, since we’re providing pizza!

 

Please note: this is an after-hours lock-in; please arrive no later than 6:30. Parents, please plan on picking up teens at the door at 8:30 p.m.

 

Registration is required, as space is limited.

 

Friday, June 21, 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Main Library – Auditorium

 
 

Game Day

All ages

 

Join us for a monthly Game day meet up hosted in collaboration with Oakland County Gamers. They’ll have volunteers on hand to help teach and play games of all types for any age and any level of experience! Explore our current board game collection or bring one to share.

 

Drop-in program; no registration needed.

 

Saturday, June 22, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
12 Mile Main Branch – Auditorium

Game Day
 
 
Healthy U: The Skin You're In

Healthy U: The Skin You’re In

Ages 12-18 plus favorite adults

 

Which is your largest organ? You guessed it – your skin! Keeping your skin clean and nourished is one of the most important things you can do for your health, and with summer starting, this is a great chance to get that in gear. We’ll have a hands-on presentation followed by time for questions and discussion.

 

Registration is required. This is a parent-participation program; grab your favorite adult and register together so that we have enough seats and supplies!

 

Sunday, June 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Farmington Branch – Meeting Room

 
 

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament

Ages 10-18

 

Join the Battle! Tournament-style Super Smash Bros. Wii U battles with snacks and prizes. Feel free to bring your own controller or Nintendo 3DS (make sure you have full batteries!)

 

Registration is required as space is limited.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Main Library – Auditorium

Super Smash Bros Tournaments
 
 
Practice ACT Exam

Practice ACT Exam

Ages 12-18

 

Take a full-length practice ACT test under timed conditions. A proctored practice exam will help build testing endurance and give a real-time snapshot of your testing performance. Upon registration your Revolution Prep liaison, Dan Carr, will schedule a score report review at a time convenient for you. During the session, Dan will break down your score to understand areas of strength and weakness and develop a custom preparation plan.

 

Registration is required as space is limited.

 

Tuesday, July 9, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
12 Mile Main Branch – Auditorium

 
 

Build a Constellation

Ages 10-18

 

Bring a little light into the world with this volunteer program. Decorate a lantern, using the universe (not to mention your own creativity!) to inspire you. Then, we’ll bring your constellations to local youth in foster care who could use a reminder that we’re thinking of them.

 

Registration is required as space is limited.

 

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Main Library – Auditorium

Build a Constellation
 
 
Wayfinding

Wayfinding

Ages 12-18

 

Find your way by following the stars! We’ll draw inspiration from watching Moana (with singalongs encouraged!) then use our new wayfinding skills to find items throughout the Library. Don’t worry about finding dinner – we’re serving pizza!

 

Registration is required, as space is limited.
 

Please note: this is an after-hours lock-in; please arrive no later than 6:30. Parents, please plan on picking up teens at the door at 8:30 p.m.

 

Friday, July 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Farmington Branch – Meeting Room

 
 

Moon Heist

Ages 12-18

 

Celebrate tonight’s lunar eclipse by making eclipse-bleached t-shirts and watching Gru try to steal the moon in Despicable Me. Shirts and snacks will be provided.

 

Registration is requested as space is limited; drop-ins are allowed if space is available, though we won’t be able to guarantee shirt sizes!

 

Tuesday, July 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Farmington Branch – Meeting Room

Moon Heist
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board – Special Summer Meeting

 

Teens and tweens in grades 6-12 are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board, and help plan programs, create social media outreach, and make the Library’s teen areas the best they can be. Hours served on the TAB can count toward middle and high school volunteer requirements. 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…

 

At this meeting we’ll work on programs for the fall and winter and brainstorm projects for the TAB and social media.

 

Registration is requested.

 

Wednesday, July 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Main Library – Auditorium

 
 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

All Ages

 

Looking for a few books, movies, or CDs for your own bookcase? The Friends of the Farmington Community Library are holding a big book sale, and the money they raise will help pay for programs here at the library (like the ones this summer!). Grab your friends and family and go browse. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite story!

 

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 19-22, during regular Library hours
Main Library – Lobby

Friends Book Sale
 
 
Fan Favorites

Fan Favorites

Ages 12-18

 

Do you support Steven Universe?

Are you gaga for Guardians of the Galaxy?

Do you dig Doctor Who?

Whatever your fandom, come geek out about it with crafts, trivia, and prizes!

 

Registration is requested.

 

Wednesday, July 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Main Library – Auditorium

 
 

Game Day

All ages

 

Join us for a monthly Game day meet up hosted in collaboration with Oakland County Gamers. They’ll have volunteers on hand to help teach and play games of all types for any age and any level of experience! Explore our current board game collection or bring one to share.

 

Drop-in program; no registration needed.

 

Saturday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
12 Mile Main Branch – Auditorium

Game Day
 
 
Teen Finale Party

Teen Finale Party!

 

Teens who complete and log 30 hours of reading and participating this summer will receive an invitation to our teens-only Finale Party!

 

Last year’s party at Zap Zone was a blast! (You can see pictures here.) We want to say a huge thank you to Zap Zone for sponsoring the Teen Finales the past four years – and we are excited to announce that we have so many teens eligible to join us for the Teen Finale that we are now too big for Zap Zone’s facilities!

 

Therefore, this year’s Teen Finale Party will be a stellar after-hours lock-in at the Main Library!

 

Times and further party details will be available on your invitation.

 

Friday, August 2, evening
Main Library – Auditorium

 
 

Healthy U: Beat the Back-to-School Stress

Ages 12-18

 

Before you head back to school, come to this interactive presentation to learn to balance time management and prioritize tasks to help with your stress levels.

 

You’ll learn what to do when you’re stressed, prioritizing not procrastinating, and how to set realistic expectations.

 

Registration is requested.

 

Tuesday, August 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Farmington Branch – Meeting Room

Healthy U: Beat the Back-to-School Stress
 
 
Practice SAT Exam

Practice SAT Exam

Ages 12-18

 

Take a full-length practice SAT test under timed conditions. A proctored practice exam will help build testing endurance and give a real-time snapshot of your testing performance. Upon registration your Revolution Prep liaison, Dan Carr, will schedule a score report review at a time convenient for you. During the session, Dan will break down your score to understand areas of strength and weakness and develop a custom preparation plan.

 

Registration is required as space is limited.

 

Saturday, August 17, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
12 Mile Main Branch – Auditorium

 
 
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