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Virtual Events for Adults and Teen

 

  • Technology Open Labs
    Join our technology staff for Virtual Lab classes. Register to attend one of the Zoom sessions below by emailing AskTech@btpl.org.

    • Thursday, April 22, 5:00-6:00 p.m.: Microsoft Word
    • Monday, April 26, 5:00-6:00 p.m.: Social Media
    • Tuesday, May 4, 5:00-6:00 p.m.: Microsoft Excel

  • Community Quilt Project:  Create Your Incredible Journey–DEADLINE EXTENDED
    Due to the library closure, you now have until Tuesday, April 20 to turn in your panel.  
    All ages are invited to create a panel to be included in our Community Quilt.  Pick up your pre-cut squares and instructions at either the Adult or Youth Services desks.  You may use any medium you like–paint, embroidery, printing, dying, etc.–to depict your Incredible Journey.   Return your panel by April 20.   Panels will be displayed April 26-30 at the Library.

  • Adult and Teen Craft Kits:  Choose Your Incredible Adventure
    Kits available beginning April 13

    Select one of three kits to start your incredible crafting adventure–Floral Teacup Arrangement, Spring Wreath or Rainbow Dreamcatcher.  Most supplies will be included, but you may need to use a few common household tools along the way. For Bloomfield Township residents only. No registration required. Available while supplies last. Visit Adult Services to select your kit or call 48-642-5800 ext. 171 to arrange for curbside pickup.

  • Virtual Teen Club
    All teens are welcome to attend our online Zoom meetings. We will discuss books, arts & crafts, play games & more. Email askteen@btpl.org for more information. We look forward to seeing you there! Registration is required.

    • Wednesday, April 14th, 4:00 p.m. Game Day!
    • Wednesday, May 12th, 4:00 p.m. Teen Book Club & Games – Skyhunter by Marie Lu
    • Wednesday, June 9th, 4:00 p.m. Teen Meeting

  • Adult and Teen Craft Kits: Create Something Incredible!  — Kits are still available!    
    Get creative with an assortment of kits. Most supplies will be included, but you may need to use a few common household tools along the way. For Bloomfield Township residents only. No registration required. Available while supplies last.  Contact Adult Services at 248-642-5800 ext. 171 to arrange for curbside pickup.


  • Virtual Book Clubs
    We have moved our librarian-led book clubs online.  Registration is open.  Contact  Adult  Services  for  more  information.


 

 

Virtual Events for Families and Youth

  • Kits!
    We have kits available to pickup via curbside, take home, and keep!
    Currently available (while supplies last)

    • Craft Kits (recommended for Preschool – Elementary): More coming soon!
      Tween Craft Kits (recommended for Upper Elementary & Middle Schoolers): More coming soon!
    • Science At Home Kits (recommended for Elementary & up): Silly Grass Head kits
    • Sensory Story Time Supply Kits (for all ages, with sensory items for interacting with videos): More coming soon!

  • Live Weekly Family Story Times:
    Join your BTPL Youth Services librarians for a live, interactive virtual story time for families of all ages every week! (Closed captioning provided.)
  • Spring Sessions registration is now open!
    • Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
      4/27, 5/11
    • Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
      4/21, 5/5

  • Art Lab (Live!):
    Ms. Nicole and Ms. Andy will lead artists, ages 10 – 13, step-by-step through a creative project on Zoom! (Closed captioning provided.) Material packets will be provided for registered attendees. Register to receive your Zoom link/login. (Space for Art Lab is limited.)
    • New spring session dates!

  • Book Discussion Groups (Closed captioning provided):

Thank you for joining us this spring. Our Book Discussion Groups will resume this fall!

 


Youth Services Videos–ON DEMAND
Check out these videos (with closed captioning) from our Youth Services team after nap time, online school, or whenever it is convenient!

New Videos

Many more recorded activities, book talks, crafts, and story times can be found on our Youth Services Vimeo Channel

 

Library Online Resources

 

Resources for Children & Students

  • Anti-Racism Reading List: Books and media for all ages to support conversations about race and racism
  • BookFlix:  Interactive reading experience to explore fiction and non-fiction for grades PreK – 3
  • Brainfuse: Get help with your homework online from 2pm to 11pm daily (excluding some holidays).
  • PebbleGo: Informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy for grades K – 3
  • Read It!: Articles on a variety of subjects that include comprehension supports for middle school – adult ELL and other different learners
  • TumbleBook Library: Children’s eBook database of picture books and read-along chapter books

All BTPL Youth Databases

 

Resources for Adults & Teens

  • Ancestry.com from Home:  Research your genealogy from home for a limited time
  • Anti-Racism Reading List: Books and media for all ages to support conversations about race and racism
  • NEW:  Brainfuse:  Get help with your homework online from 2pm to 11pm daily (excluding some holidays)
  • Career Resources:  Resumes builders, career research, and vocational testing preparation
  • CreativeBug: 1000+ high-quality instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more
  • Gale Courses:  Sign up for six-week-long classes in a variety of subject areas
  • Homework Help: Find resources to help with your assignments and research
  • Learning Express Test Prep:  Take practice test for the ACT, SAT and more
  • NEW:  Lynda.com:  Thousands of online courses in business, software, technology and creative skills.
  • Mango Languages:  Learn a new language
  • Newspapers:  Access our online collection of local and national newspapers
  • AudioBookCloud:  Online audiobook library collection with unlimited streaming access
  • RomanceBookCloud: A curated collection of romance ebooks
  • TeenBookCloud:  Graphic novels, enhanced novels, ebooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks

All BTPL Adult and Teen Databases

Web Resources

 

Culture

Business and Employment Resources

Games and Activities

Mental Health and Wellness

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