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

Marvel Geek Out!

 

Hallo(t/w)een Party

 

Healthy U: Archery!

 

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

 

Fall Photography Workshop

 

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

 

Collage

 
 

MiLibraryQuest logo, image of detective holding open book, the text MiLibraryQuest Mystery Edition
 

You will need to head to the Greatest of Lakes to find the laptop.

 

What is this about???

 

The world famous thief Lupin has struck again! This time he pilfered the laptop of a best selling Michigan author containing the only copy of their latest novel. Please help us find where Lupin has stashed the laptop by decoding his taunting notes to Inspector Skirmish before the draft is due on March 15th!

 

The MiLibraryQuest: Mystery Edition starts on February 1st, 2022, so get those mystery muscles stretched and primed for a great new case to solve.

 
 

Featured Resources

Vidcode   Teen Reader's Advisory

Vidcode

 

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.

 

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

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, January 5 & 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Legends & Libraries @ FCL
 
 
Operation Goody Bag

Operation Goodybag: National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

 

Our local police officers, firefighters, and paramedics do a great job keeping us safe, and a lot of them work during the holidays while we are home celebrating with our families. Please join us in saying thank you!

 

All ages are invited to come in and decorate bags to be filled with snacks and treats which will be delivered to Farmington and Farmington Hills police and fire departments.

 

Plus: local officers will drop by to say hi, and weather permitting, so will their cars and firetrucks!

 

This is a teen volunteer opportunity; if you’d like to volunteer to help, please register so we know you’re coming!

 

Saturday, January 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Volunteers: 2:00-5:30 p.m.
Farmington Branch – Meeting Room

 
 

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…

 

This month we’re planning spring programs, and helping with a major volunteer project!

 

Registration is requested so that we know who’s coming, but drop-ins are welcome. This month we will be meeting in person, in the auditorium at the 12 Mile Branch. We really want to keep everyone safe, so masks are required, and we will spread out as much as possible.

 

Monday, January 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
12 Mile Branch – Auditorium

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 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 January title is: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

 

Pick up a copy from either branch, or access digital copies through Hoopla or Libby. If you’ve never used Libby or 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 know you’re coming!

 

Thursday, January 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Liberty St. Branch – Meeting Room

 
 

Teen Volunteers: Stingray Project

Grades 6-12

 

Farmington Community Library is working on a major project that will make checking out DVDs even easier, and we need your help!

 

Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for this group volunteer activity. We will be working on a project that requires concentration, attention to detail, and patience.

 

Please wear a mask.

 

We will have pizza after our morning event and before our evening event; eat with us, or take a slice to go!
 

Registration is required as space is limited.

 

Saturday, January 15, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Liberty St. Branch – Meeting Room

Monday, January 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
12 Mile Branch – Auditorium

Teen Volunteers: Stingray Project
 
 
Game Day

Game Day

All ages

 

Join us for a 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. In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, masks are required, and the Oakland County Gamers have a short COVID safety survey to fill out before joining the event.

 

Saturday, January 29, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
12 Mile Main Branch – Auditorium

 
 

 
 

Announcements

Teens’ Top Ten

 

The winners’ list is now available! Most books are available in-library or through our online resources: Hoopla and Overdrive.

 

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.

 

Did the books you liked best make it onto the Top Ten?

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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