ADULT PROGRAMS

Adult Summer Reading Program

June 11 – August 6, 2021

Read books and win prizes! Beanstack (miopl.beanstack.org/) an online platform will keep track of your books and offer additional activities. Three completed books will qualify you for prizes, but the more you read the better your chances! Winners will receive gift cards for local businesses, book bags or free books. Please see or call the adult services department for more information.

UPCOMING ADULT PROGRAMS

Registration is required unless otherwise noted. Please register online, in person at the adult reference desk, or by calling (248) 628-3034.

Book Bingo is BACK!

Tuesdays at 2:00pm

June 15th, July 20th and August 17th

Community Room

Play traditional bingo and win books. Bring a friend or neighbor – this fun -loving group welcomes new players. LIMITED TO 10 PLAYERS – PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!

Cord Cutting 101

June 23, 2021 at 7:00pm

Community Room

Learn how to join the world of lower-cost streaming content. Cord Cutters will define streaming, talk about options for free and paid streaming, show how it saves money, discuss equipment needed, and explain how to get free digital TV.

Native Landscaping for Pollinators and Clean Water

July 14, 2021 at 6:30pm

Community Room

Join us for an enlightening presentation from the Clinton River Watershed Council and learn how carefully choosing your landscape plants can affect the environment.

Michigan’s Most Haunted Places and Darkest Legends

August 25 , 2021 at 6:00pm

Community Room

Michigan has always been a region of mystery. Come and hear the stories of hauntings, ghost towns, and bizarre tales from more than 300 years of Michigan’s history presented by authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen.

SUMMER TAKE-AND-MAKE ACTIVITIES

Map Luminary

Make a neat luminary from an old map.  Week of JUNE 7. While Supplies last!                                   

Candy Firecracker

Celebrate July with a bang! Week of JULY 5. While supplies last.

Under the Sea Strawtoppers

Enjoy your favorite beverage with these stylish straws! Week of AUGUST 9.

While supplies last.

TEEN PROGRAMS

All programs are for teens grands 6th-12th ONLY

Registration for Summer Reading begins Friday June 11, 2020 at 10 a.m. You can sign up in person or online.

How it works: Earn digital tickets by completing tasks on Beanstack, logging books, and writing reviews. Tickets can be used to purchase books and other swag at the Teen Summer Reading Bookstore. And BONUS! every ticket earned equals a chance to win the Grand Prize at the end of the summer.

Teen Summer Reading Book Store: Open daily Monday July 26 thru Saturday August 7. Come spend the tickets you earned this summer!

You MUST Register!

Welcome back to In-Person Programming! Due to current health and safety restrictions, space will be VERY limited. We recommend you sign up as soon as possible.

Fantastic Friday Fun-Day Crafts

Fridays: June 19 & 26; July 9, 16, 23

2:00-3:00 p.m.

We’re doing our best to make the Best Day of the Week (Friday, obvs.) even better! Join our Teen Librarians for a different art project every Friday. Note: There will be no craft Friday July 2.

June 19: BIG Art Collages with Ms. Alissa

June 26: Book End Makeover with Ms. Rachael

July 9: T-Shirt Surgery with Ms. Alissa (must bring own T’s)

July 16: Painted Rocks with Ms. Rachael

July 23: Sidewalk Chalk Art with Ms. Alissa

(Rain Date for Sidewalk Chalk Art is Friday July 30)

Getting Crafty With Ms. Jennifer  

Third Wednesdays: June 16 & July 21

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Join Ms. Jennifer for repeats of some of her most popular programs. Learn how to make beautiful quilled artwork! Create a unique journal out of scrap paper and found items! Note: Each program must be registered for individually.

June 16 Quilling Creations

July 21: Junk Journals

Book Bingo

Tuesdays June 29 & July 20

5:30-6:30 pm

Win books and other fabulous prizes.

Wall Tapestry Weaving

Tuesday June 22

6:30-7:30 pm

Let your creativity loose and create a unique piece of woven wall art!

Drop-In Programs

No Need to Sign Up, Just Show Up

Take & Make Saturdays

Saturdays in July: 10, 17, 24, 31

Stop by the Teen Department and pick up a craft kit to take home and do whenever (while supplies last). All kits will include instructions and the supplies you’ll need to get started. There will be no craft July 3.

July 10: Decorate a Puzzle

July 17: Pinwheels

July 24: CD Wind Spinners

July 31: Bouncy Ball Kits

Maker Mondays

Mondays—All Summer Long!

Noon-6:00 p.m. (while supplies last)

Drop in and make one (or all) of these fun & easy craft projects. There will be no craft July 5.

June 21Duct Tape Fun

June 28: Origami

July 12Friendship Bracelets

July 19: Foam Magnets

July 26: Decorate A Bag (for your Swag)

BONUS! August 2: Maker Cart Day!

Bookish Name Generators

All Summer Long

What would your name be if you lived in the world of Harry Potter or Middle Earth? What if you were a Dragon? Or a Unicorn? Visit our Name Generator Wall to find out!

Coloring Pages

All Summer Long

Stop by and grab a coloring sheet (or two). BONUS: If you bring back a finished one, we’ll hang it up!

Riddle Me Wednesdays

Wednesdays—June & July

Stop in Wednesdays throughout the summer and try our Riddle of the Day. Correctly guess in three tries and win yourself a fabulous prize! Don’t get it right? Come back next week for another try!

IMPORTANT! A Word About Volunteering:

In light continuing health and safety concerns, we will not be having Teen Volunteers this summer. We understand many of you rely on OPL for service hours and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate our teen volunteers and look forward to collaborating with you in the future. Please stay tuned for updates, and thank you for your continued patience.