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Virtual Events for Adults and Teen

 

  • Celebrating Dinovember,  No registration required.
    During the month of November, we are celebrating all things Dinosaur!   Find displays of recommended reading and watching materials in the Adult and Teen areas.  We are also offering prehistoric craft kits for both teens & adults.  Craft kits will include instructions and specialty origami craft paper to create your own dinosaurs. Contact Adult Services to reserve a kit for curbside pickup.    See a fun video describing the craft project.

  • Adult Services Craft Kit:  Winter Garland,  Registration begins Monday, November 16 at 10 a.m.
    Bloomfield Township residents my sign up to receive a kit with supplies and instructions to make a beautiful seasonal garland decoration, while supplies last.   Email askadult@btpl.org or call 248-642-5800 ext. 171.  Kits will be available for curbside pick up beginning  Tuesday, December 1.

  • Virtual Book Clubs
    We are moving our librarian-led book discussions online this fall.  Registration is open.


  • 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, December 30, 3:00 p.m.: Game Day!
    • Wednesday, January 27th, 4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, February 17th, 4:00 p.m.

 

Virtual Events for Families and Youth

 

  • Celebrating Dinovember,  No registration required.
    During the month of November, we are celebrating all things Dinosaur!


  • 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.) Register to receive your Zoom link/login.

    • Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
      12/1, 12/15
    • Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
      11/25, 12/9

Winter Session registration is now open!

    • Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
      1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16
    • Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. (New Time!)
      1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10

  • 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.)
    • Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
      12/17
  • New winter session dates!

  • Book Discussion Groups (Closed captioning provided):
    • Bookworms: a virtual book discussion group for ages 5 – 6 years with a favorite grown-up.
      Monday, 1/18 (a special MLK day book discussion) at 1:00 p.m.
      Registration opens on 12/28. (Space is limited.)
    • My First Book Group: a virtual book discussion group for ages 7 – 8 years.
      Tuesday, 2/9 at 5:00 p.m.
      Registration opens on 1/19. (Space is limited.)
    • Paperbacks and Snacks: a virtual book discussion group for ages 9 – 10 years.
      Wednesday, 3/17 at 5:00 p.m.
      Registration opens on 2/24. (Space is limited.)
    • Book Chat: a virtual book discussion group for ages 11 – 13 years.
      Thursday, 4/8 at 5:00 p.m.
      Registration opens on 3/18. (Space is limited.)

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
  • Testing and Education Reference Center:  Prepare for tests, research college programs, and find tuition assistance and career advice.
  • 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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