July Happenings

JULY 20-AUGUST 17, 2019

Artists are cordially invited to join us for the Art in the Hills Art Show, hosted by the Auburn Hills Public Library. To submit your art, please read the Submission Guidelines, fill out the submission form, and present it with a photo of your entry at the Auburn Hills Public Library by July 13, 2019. For details, click here .
Adult Services Events
Board Game Saturday
Saturday, July 27
12:00-4:00 pm

Enjoy a fun-filled Saturday with board games galore! Choose from a mix of new and classic games. Play a childhood favorite, or learn something new! No board game experience is necessary; just bring yourself and some friends.
Recurring Programs
Auburn Hills Writers’ Group
Thursday, July 18
6:30-8:30 pm

Sleuth Society Book Club
Tuesday, July 23
6:30-7:30 pm
The Mystery of the Ivory Charm
by Carolyn Keene
Technology One-on-One Appointments
Wondering how to add an attachment to an email? Send someone a photo from your phone? Start a Facebook account? Save a Word document as a PDF? Have another specific technology question that you would like help with? You can schedule a half-hour session with a computer assistant. Call 248.364.6703 for availability, or email 
Teen Events: Grades 9-12
Perler Beads of Dreams
Tuesday, July 9
11:00 am-12:00 pm
(Ages 14+)

Make the greatest perler bead creation in the galaxy! We will have many patterns to choose from, or you can bring your own.

Register by calling 248.364.6706, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.   
Galaxy Tie Dye Shirts
Friday, July 19
12:00-1:00 pm
(Ages 14+)

Revamp an old shirt, or create an all-new one with outer space flair! Supplies are limited, so register now!
Registration for this event is full. Add your name to the wait list by texting 810.637.1450, or go to our Events Calendar to register online. 
Star Power Mario Kart Tournament
Thursday, July 25
4:00-5:30 pm
(Ages 14+)

Impress your friends by totally nailin' it on Rainbow Road! Or fall off a bunch of times into the depths of space--we've all been there. Do you have the skills to win?

Register by calling 248.364.6706, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.   
Tween Events:
Incoming 6th-8th graders for the summer
Tuesday, July 9
7:00-8:00 pm
(Grades 5-8)

TWeens In Service Together welcomes back our favorite therapy dogs, Maggie and Sully, to help test out a brand-new dog toy design. Bring an old t-shirt you don't want anymore, and we'll show you how to turn it into a plaything for a furry friend. All toys made will be donated to All About Animals Rescue of Auburn Hills.
Painting With a Pop
Tuesday, July 16
7:00-8:00 pm
(Grades 5-8)

Do you thirst to explore your artistic side, or are you just plain thirsty? Either way, join us when ART TO YOU comes to the Library to lead us in a painting program that explores the wonders of the universe. No experience necessary! We provide all the supplies and beverages, and everyone goes home with an amazing 11x14 painting of their very own creation. Limited spots available; registration requested.
Amaze-ing Rovers
Tuesday, July 23
7:00-8:00 pm
(Grades 5-8)

Wanna play with an adorable app-enabled robot? Then come take a Sphero for a spin! You will roll your way through mazes, over obstacles, and learn how to program your Sphero to roll in a pattern of your choosing. AMAZING!
Christmas In July
Saturday, July 27
3:00-5:00 pm
(Grades 5-8)

Snowball fight? In July? FROZEN hot chocolate?
Come see how! Beat the summer heat with this cool party, where everyone is guaranteed to go home with a present from GameStop. Happy Holidays!!
Pizza and Pages
Tuesday, July 30
7:00-8:00 pm
(Grades 5-8)

Let's get ready to wrap up the summer reading program with a pizza party while we talk about some of the good books we've read so far. Talking with your mouth full is encouraged! Register to reserve a slice! Register by calling 248.364.6706, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.   
Youth Events
Morning Pathfinder Storytime
(Ages 3-6)
Tuesday, July 9, 16, and 30
10:30 am

Evening Pathfinder Storytime
(Ages 3-6)
Thursday, July 11 and 25
7:00 pm

Join us for rhymes, songs, finger plays, and stories! This storytime is for ages 3-6, and will include age-appropriate activities. Preschool Storytime provides a wonderful opportunity to practice listening, following directions, and getting ready for preschool.
Little Listeners
Thursday, July 11, 18 and 25
10:30 am
(Children up to Age 3 with a parent)

Come and enjoy books, songs and rhymes in this interactive story time. All story times are designed to build early literacy skills and promote reading readiness! Free play with other children will follow each session. Registration recommended. Register for each session separately.

Register by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Family Storytime
Saturday, July 13
2:00-3:00 pm
(Ages 0-6)

Bring the whole family to enjoy a Saturday storytime at the Library! Activities will be geared to ages 6 and under, but older siblings are welcome. On July 13, our storytime will be a glow- in-the-dark storytime!

Registration required.   Register by calling 248.364.6712, or go to our Events Calendar to register online.    
Family LEGO Club
Saturday, July 6
2:00-3:30 pm
(All Ages)

Families can spend quality time together and build with LEGO! Each month will feature a new building theme. Completed builds will be displayed until the next LEGO meeting.
Fridays and Saturdays
10:30 am-5:30 pm
June 21-July 27
(All Ages)

Each Friday and Saturday during summer reading, the Library will have an open Makerspace in the storytime room. Make a fun craft during your visit to the Library.
Interactive Movie Night
Monday, July 1
6:30-8:00 pm
(All Ages)

Escape the summer heat, and come enjoy a movie and snacks at the Library! We’ll have interactive movie scripts so you can participate along with the movie. On July 1, we’ll blast into space with some furry friends!
Tour the Universe
Saturday, July 6
2:00-3:00 pm
(Ages 13+)

Join experienced planetarium specialist Jenny Pons for a tour of the known universe, using 3D visualization software. Earthlings in attendance will make stops at a number of sites, including Jupiter, Saturn and a black hole at the center of our galaxy.
Astronomy Night
Monday, July 8
7:00-8:00 pm
(Ages 5+)

Visit the moon, the stars, and the planets right here at the Library! We'll be using the NASA at My Library kit to explore outer space. The Farmington Community Stargazers will also be a t the program to help us learn about the stars and watch the skies. Come enjoy snacks, stargazing, and space. Registration recommended.
Around the Universe in 60 Minutes
Wednesday, July 10
7:00-8:00 pm
(Trailblazers, Grades 2-5)

Travel around the galaxy in 60 minutes! Come out and have fun with your friends exploring space-themed activities at timed stations. Registration recommended.
STEAM Studio
Monday, July 15
5:30-6:30 pm
(All Ages)

Dig into the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with our brand-new STEAM Studio! You can get hands-on with robots, fiber-optics, programming and more as you build and create with cool tech. We'll feature a new project every time we open the studio, so you can try something different and find your strengths. Whether you're a future scientist or a super tinkerer, you'll love the STEAM Studio.
Baffling Bill Magic Show
Monday, July 15
7:00-8:00 pm
(All Ages)

Baffling Bill the Magician will dazzle us with his tricks while instilling a love for reading in this high-energy show! Join us for an evening of lively entertainment sure to please the whole family!
Space Camp
Wednesday, July 17
2:00-3:00 pm
(Ages 5 and up)

Have you ever wanted to travel into outer space? See if you have what it takes at our astronaut boot camp! Our activities will be mmodeled on real training that astronauts might have to go through before they can go to outer space. We'll be usig our NASA at My Library kit to learn more about space and have samples of astronaut food! Registration recommended.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Thursday, July 18
7:00-8:00 pm
(All Ages)

Do you know what your stuffed animals do when you're asleep? Bring your stuffed animal to the Library on Wednesday, July 17 for a stuffed animal sleepover, then join us the following day at 7:00 pm for a storytime, and to see what kind of mischief the stuffed animals got into. Registration required.
Michigan Science Center
Monday, July 22
7:00-8:00 pm
(Ages 5 and up)

Why do things explode? Come find out with the Michigan Science Center! They'll explore pressure, temperature and fuel to explain why things go KA-BOOM! Bring the whole family, have fun and learn about science.
Touch a Truck
Tuesday, July 23
10:30 am-12:00 pm
(All Ages)

Our own Auburn Hills DPW crew will bring out all kinds of big rigs for you to climb on, sit in and explore. This event is family-friendly, and open to all ages!
Field Day
Wednesday, July 24
2:00-3:00 pm
(Trailblazers, Grades 2-5)

Come have fun in the sun at the AHPL Field Day. Bring our friends and test your skills with an egg-on-a-spoon race, a water balloon toss, and many more games.
Talent Show
Thursday, July 29
7:00-8:00 pm
(All Ages)

Can you sing? Can you dance? Can you pat your head and rub your belly while hopping on one foot? If you have a talent that you would like to share with friends and family, come showcase it at the Library. Registration required; register at the Youth Services Desk by Monday, July 22.
Dan the Creature Man
Wednesday, July 31
7:00-8:00 pm
(Ages 5 and up)

Come meet reptiles, birds, and other creepy-crawly and furry animal friends at this educational and entertaining presentation by Dan the Creature Man. This is a family-friendly program best suited for ages 5 and up.
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meeting
Monday, July 8
7:00 pm
Library Board Members
Kanelo Kastran, President
Mary Jo Ahern, Vice President
Beverly Miller, Secretary
Richard Siepielski, Financial
Shawanna Fletcher, Trustee  
Eleanor L. Reynolds, Trustee

Library Director
Lawrence Marble
Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library
Monthly Meeting: Thursday, July 18, 10:00-11:00 am.

About the Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library:

Visit the Friends' Used Book Sale Room in the main floor alcove!
July Special is: Beach Reads (buy one, get the second for half-price).

The Annual Cute Pet Contest is coming soon. Bring a favorite picture of your pet, and submit it from June 15-29 at the Library. Voting runs from July 8-22.

You can follow us on social media (Twitter and Instagram: @AHPLibFriends; Facebook: AHPLFriends).
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Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed