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Virtual Events for Adults and Teen


  • Virtual Read-Alouds with Emily
    Settle in—it’s story time! Enjoy a softly read short story, poem, or essay read aloud by an Adult Services librarian. 
    These short form “audiobooks” offer listeners the chance to enjoy a quick, accessible narrative that combines literature with ambient sounds and seasonally-relevant elements.  A new read-aloud will be published every month on the Adult Services Vimeo page, so keep an eye out for new titles!   

  • Movie Discussion Club, (Virtual & at the Library)
    This club is on hiatus during the summer but will return in the Fall.  It will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.    Watch the selected movie at home before joining the discussion on Zoom or at the Library.  All movies are available in the Library’s media collection and on Kanopy. Open to Bloomfield Township patrons. Registration for the club will begin August 1, email askadult@btpl.org or call the Library at 248-642-5800 and ask for the Adult Services Desk.  

  • Book Clubs (Virtual & at the Library)
    We offer a variety of book discussions, both librarian-led and volunteer-led book clubs at the Library with a Zoom option for those who wish to participate online. Registration for the 2022-2023 clubs will begin on August 1.  To register, email askadult@btpl.org or call the library at 248-642-5800 and ask for the Adult Services Desk.

Virtual Events for Families and Youth

*Closed captioning provided for all live and recorded virtual programs.


  • Let’s Draw Ocean Creature Cartoons with Rick Stromoski
    Tuesday, June 28, 5:30 p.m. Registration begins June 6.
    Learn to draw ocean animals with some character — whales, sharks, sea horses, and more! This will be a fun, interactive, virtual cartooning program! For budding cartoonists, ages 8 – 12 years.

  • Spa Science at Home
    Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 p.m. Registration begins July 6.
    Get comfy, take a deep breath, and join us for an at-home spa night! We will be mixing up a variety of concoctions designed to delight your senses and relax your mind. Material kits will be provided for registered participants. For ages 8 – 12 years.

  • Stories & Stuff Subscription Book Box
    A new subscription book service for grades 3-8. When you sign up, you will receive one highly recommended book based on your favorite topics and/or genres and…. some special gifts to keep! You are signing up for 3 months, but you are welcome to register again and again based on availability. Keep the box and gifts but return the book when you are finished.
    • Watch this short video to learn more!
    • Signup for this session is filled! The next signup will begin July 1.

Looking for something in person and/or outdoors? 

Check out our calendar of events for book discussion groups, outdoor story times, and much more!


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!

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

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

  • Anti-Racism Reading List: Books and media for all ages to support conversations about race and racism
  • 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
  • LinkedIn Learning:  Formerly Lynda.com.  Find 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

All BTPL Adult and Teen Databases

Web Resources

 
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