Michigan Lion Dance Team!

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the Michigan Lion Dance Team! This dedicate group of middle and high school students will talk about the traditional lion dance, share pictures, lead us in an origami craft, and end with a live performance! Introductory talk and craft in the Community Room Live performance in the […]


Join us the second Monday of every month at 11:00 a.m.  Adults and teens along with a caregiver are invited for a stoytime will be filled with interactive stories, songs, art projects, and sensory crafts. No registration needed.

My First Book Group

Join us for a lively book discussion on Zoom with other Kindergartners and 1st graders, along with their grown-up. Discussion and activities following led by one of our Youth Librarians. Paper copies of the book (title coming soon!) will be available for registered participants at the Youth Desk. Registration will end 5 days before the […]

Outdoor Spring Family Story Time

Join us outside on the Youth Services Terrace for stories, songs, movement, and more! Remember to dress for the weather! Register once for a four-week session. Space is limited. Program will be canceled if the weather is bad.


The Memoir Writers’ Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays each month from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.   Participants meet informally to share stories and writing ideas.  No obligation to bring material – just come and become familiar with the idea of sharing your life experiences with others. Registration is required. Email […]

Virtual Family PJ Story Time

The entire family is welcome to attend this family bedtime story time filled with stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Settle into a comfy space at home in your PJs and join us on Zoom!


Writers’ Rendezvous is a workshop for fiction and nonfiction writers. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Meeting Room 1 in the Lower Level, unless otherwise noted.  Virtual attendance is also available. The group is currently full, but interested attendees should contact the group […]

Virtual Family Story Time

Join your BTPL youth librarians for stories, songs, fingerplays, & movement! Register one time for the entire 4-week session. A unique Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 1 hour before each story time.


The English Language Conversation Group is a weekly drop-in meeting for non-native speakers to get more comfortable with the English language in a social setting. The group is co-moderated by a BTPL librarian and an English tutor with the Oakland Literacy Council.  All levels of comfort with English are welcome to join and participate.  The […]

LEAP into Science: Wind Exploration

A hands-on science and literacy workshop for children and families where we will learn about and experiment with wind. This outdoor program for kids, ages 5 - 10 years and their favorite adult, will get kids excited about learning an often-overlooked source of energy that's all around us.