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

Library Olympics


Teen Creative Writing Competition Awards Ceremony

Teen Summer Reading Finale Party


Show (P)up for Shelter Pets

Healthy U: Cooking with Chive Kitchen

Wildlife Safari


Book Art!


Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party


Battle of the Books


Spring Scavenger Hunt


Warm Wraps, Warm Hearts




Featured Resources

Vidcode   Teen Reader's Advisory



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


Your (Virtual) Teen Librarian


Sometimes it’s hard to find your next great read. Let Miss Jennie and Miss Rebecca 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!


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


Upcoming Programs

Please note; due to construction on 12 Mile Road, most Teen programming will be held at the downtown Farmington Branch on Liberty St. this month.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Ages 10-18


Happy fall! Help us decorate the Library for the season, and maybe win a prize too!


Pick up your pumpkin Oct. 1-3. Have fun decorating it, and return it to the Library by October 15. Pumpkins will be displayed through October 31 at the 12 Mile location for viewing and voting via an online form. VOTING IS NOW OPEN! Winners will be announced at our Hallo(t/w)een Party on October 29!




Do not carve or puncture your pumpkin; we want them to last all month! Glue, tape, and paint are all acceptable.

Give your work of art a name! We will use this to help with voting.

Every person can only vote once. Voting will be held using an online form that can be accessed both within and outside the Library.

Details for picking up and returning your pumpkin will be emailed at the end of September.


Registration is required so that we can buy enough pumpkins for everyone!


Starts October 1

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Fall Photography Workshop

Fall Photography Workshop

Ages 10-16


Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year in Michigan! Help us immortalize the changing colors – and learn some easy ways to make your photos capture light, color, and your subjects even better than they already do!


All we need is you and your smart phone. We will have a limited number of iPads available as well. Please wear a mask.


Registration is required as space is limited.


Wednesday, October 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Liberty St. Branch – Meeting Room


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


Wednesdays, October 6 & 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Legends & Libraries @ FCL
Teen Advisory Board

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 have some big programs coming up; help us hammer down the details so they are the best they can be! Oh – and we’ll talk about books we’re thankful for, too!


Registration is requested so that we know who’s coming, but drop-ins are welcome. This month we will be meeting in person, outside at the Liberty Street Branch! Please bring a blanket or chair as we’ll be sitting in the grass out front of the library. If the weather is going to be bad that evening we will send out an email with more details.


Wednesday, October 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Liberty St. Branch – Outdoors


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 with other readers to discuss some fun books! Check out the book, read it on your own, and then join the book discussion to share what you thought.


Our October title is: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


Pick up a copy from either branch, or access an ebook through Hoopla. If you’ve never used Hoopla before and need help, just let us know!


This month we will be meeting in person, inside at the Liberty Street Branch! Please bring a mask. Also feel free to bring a snack!


Please register so we can contact you about any changes due to the weather!


Thursday, October 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Liberty St. Branch – Meeting Room

Books & Bites
Healthy U: Archery

Healthy U: Archery

Ages 12-18


This month’s Healthy U, we’re learning a new skill – and a fun way to stay active!


We are visiting the Riley Archery Range in Heritage Park for an hour of archery instruction and practice. All equipment is provided, and range coaches will be on hand to teach proper form and etiquette for archery.


Masks and a waiver signed by a parent or guardian will be required.


Registration is required as space is limited.


Sunday, October 24, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Heritage Park – Riley Archery Range


Hallo(t/w)een Party

Ages 10-16


After hours, the library is nicely spooky – and all ours! Come in costume for games, friendly tricks, and of course treats!


Costume masks are up to you, but masks over the nose and mouth are required. And don’t forget – we’ll be moving around, so wear comfy shoes!


Please note: this is an after-hours lock-in. For everyone’s safety, please arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Adults, please plan on picking up t(w)eens at the parking lot door at 8:30 p.m.


Registration is required as space is limited.


For everyone’s safety, please arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Adults, please plan on picking up your t(w)eens at the parking lot door at 8:30 p.m.


Friday, October 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Liberty St. Branch – Meeting Room

Hallo(t/w)een Party



Teens’ Top Ten


There are a lot of great awards out there for books, but the Teens’ Top Ten is the only exclusively teen-driven award! Teen book groups select a list of 25 great books from the previous year, and then teens around the country – including you! – vote for which books should make it to the Top Ten.


The list is now available. Most books are available in-library or through our online resources: CloudLibrary, Hoopla, and Overdrive. Vote now through October 15!

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 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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