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Summer Reading Wrap-Up Pirate Party, August 9, 2-4 p.m.

Friday, August 9 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. No registration required.

Ahoy, mateys! Join a swashbuckling adventure filled with treasure hunts, games, and activities for the whole crew.

Oakland County Parks will be on hand with their Inflatable Chaos Obstacle Course (designed for third graders and older) and Inflatable Pirate Ship Slide (designed for younger children)….

Illustration of people at round table with book on top.

Current year registration is ongoing. Registration for the September 2024 to August 2025 book clubs begins August 1, 2024. Registration is for new members and those planning to continue their participation in each club.

By registering, Bloomfield Township residents automatically reserve a copy of each month’s book. Nonresidents are welcome to register but must source a copy elsewhere….

50 Book Challenge

Join this new year-round reading challenge for adults (ages 16+). The Library challenges you to read 50 books – there’s no deadline, so you can go at your own pace. Stop by the Adult and Teen Services desk for more information on how to track your progress, to learn about the small prizes you’ll earn along the way, and to find prompts that will inspire your next read….

Virtual Read Aloud, Optimism Within, Helen Keller. Image of magnolia blossoms.

Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) was an American author and activist best known for her advocacy work for disability rights. Her authorship includes numerous books, essays, and speeches, most notably her biography The Story of My Life.

Keller published Optimism: An Essay in 1903, dedicated to her teacher (presumably Anne Sullivan, who served as her beloved instructor and friend throughout her life)….

Virtual Read-Alouds. Stack of books next to retro-style microphone.

Settle in—it’s story time! Enjoy a softly read short story, poem, or essay read aloud by an Adult & Teen Services librarian.

The Virtual Read-Aloud program is designed to celebrate classic stories and traditional storytelling. These short form “audiobooks” offer listeners the chance to enjoy a quick, accessible narrative that combines literature with ambient sounds and seasonally-relevant elements….

What we are reading, listening to, and watching

New Books in July 2024

New DVDs: July

Beach Nonfiction

90s “Classic” Novels

High-Demand Titles Available Now on hoopla

Courtroom Dramas on DVD

New DVDs: June

Best Beach Reads