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September is Library Card Sign-up Month:

It’s Oceans of Fun!

You are “o-fish-ially” invited to get your very own library card!  Make sure you receive your free bag and sticker, plus add a link to our octopus chain.  Help the octopus grow, using all of his arms to reach for some great reads.

One Book, One State: Michigan Reads!

This year’s Michigan Reads! picture book is DO UNTO OTTERS by Laurie Keller.  Sponsored by the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Reads! emphasizes the important role books and reading play in school success.  Everyone is encouraged to stop in, enjoy the book, and you “otter” make a great craft.

Redford Readers Book Group

For kids in grades 4-7.  Limited to 15 members.  All participants receive a free book, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  Registration required.  Meets monthly on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm register button

September 15:  We will discuss summer reads and introduce new titles.

Dive Into Our Ocean of Crafts

Saturday, September 19, drop-in 11 am - 1 pm

You’ll have a “whale” of a time making some exciting and mysterious ocean creatures.  Reading “shore” is fun when you get “hooked” on a great book!

Family Read Aloud

Monday, September 21, 6:30 pm register button

NEW!  Everyone age 5-9, with a special adult, is invited to listen to a terrific book.  This month the librarian will read an exciting adventure story about the secret lives of toys, TOYS GO OUT by Emily Jenkins.  (Sorry, due to the length of the books, no preschoolers.)  Bring a pillow if you’d like to lie down while listening.  This is a fun, informal group which will meet monthly. 

Additional dates:  October 19, November 16, and December 21.

Fall Storytimes, Session 1

Session 1 begins Tuesday, September 22 and ends Thursday, October 22.

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1-2-3 Book Group

For children in grades 1-3 who LOVE to read and would like to share stories, crafts and treats!  Registration is required, limited to 15 members, with a waiting list.  Meets monthly on the following Wednesdays at 7 pm register button

September 30, October 28, November 18, December 16.            

Local Author Visit

Saturday, October 3, 11 am register button

Lori Mullen will share SWISH SWISH…MAKE A WISH! She will discuss the road to publishing her new book, starring the canine duo Co and Mo.  Afterward, we will have an opportunity to make some special doggie crafts.

Movement and Music

Monday, October 5, 7 pm register button

Everyone ages 3-8, plus their special grown-ups, is invited.  Come prepared to dance the night away with silly songs, bouncing books and goofy games.

Databases for Kids

Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 pm register button  

For ages 8-11.  Learn about the great online databases and resources to help with your homework available from the RTDL website.  


Saturday, October 24, 11 am register button

The Organization for Bat Conservation will introduce us to live nocturnal creatures.  This is a family program.

International Games Day

Saturday, November 21, 1-3 pm register button

Libraries around the world are participating in today’s event!  The whole family is invited to play board games at the RTDL.  Bring your own board game or pick one from the Library’s assortment.  

Drop in Holiday/Winter Crafts

Saturday, December 5, 11 am–1 pm

Join us to make some very special holiday and winter decorations. You bring the creativity; we'll provide the supplies.

Movie Fun

The Princess Bride register button
Tuesday, December 22, 1-3 pm 

Join us for popcorn and a great movie!  (Rated PG, runtime 98 minutes.)

LEGO Build

Tuesday, December 29, 1-2 pm register button

Everyone age 5-11 can join others in making a special Lego structure.  Pictures of finished models will be on display in the Children’s Department.  We will supply the Library’s LEGOs, just bring your creativity!

Paws for Reading

Kids will have fun and build skills and confidence by reading to Molly, a friendly bibliotherapy dog from Dr. Paws Pet Assisted Therapy.  Beginning through fifth grade readers can make an appointment at the Children’s Desk to meet this gentle Old English Sheepdog.  Molly is specially trained to listen, and loves kids with books!

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