November Events

 

Cornucopia and an orange pumpkin laying on bales of hay.

Come to the library for one of the many interesting, entertaining, and informative programs the Fraser Public Library will be holding this November. Programs include events for children, teens, and adults that are both fun and educational. Some of the programs we offer may interest you or members of your family.

Be sure to check our calendar for dates and times or call at 586-293-2055 if you want to suggest an event yourself.


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Featured November events:

    • Photographs: Protect, Organize, Share, and Enjoy: On Thursday, November 2nd, come learn about the different types of photos, how to organize and protect them, and why the stories behind them are important. Registration required and begins October 9th.

 

    • In Honored Glory: American Cemeteries Overseas: Thousands of Americans who lost their lives in wars overseas never returned to this side of the Atlantic.  On Monday, November 6th, come hear their stories and those of their families in this presentation by Steve Mrozek.

 

    • An Evening with Harry and Bess Truman: In this one hour presentation on Thursday, November 9th, with seasoned actors portraying Harry and Bess, go back to 1952 and learn about their rise in politics, their daughter Margaret and their strong love for each other.  Registration required and begins October 30th.

 

    • Make Your Own Kaleidoscope!: Using simple, around-the-house materials, kids ages 6-12 will make their very own kaleidoscope! Event is on Wednesday, November 15th. Registration required and begins November 6th.

 

    • Sensory Storytime: Any age child walking to 3 years old with a caregiver is welcome to come explore their five senses! We’ll be reading 2-3 stories then making our rounds to explore some sensory bins and experiences. Registration required and begins November 6th.

 

Monthly Events:

    • TAB: Teen Advisory Board is an opportunity for teens to get more involved in their local library. They can use this group to have more input in teen programming, to gain leadership and communication skills, and to accumulate volunteer hours. Teens may also have the option of doing various projects around the library. No registration required. Join us this month on Thursday, November 2nd.

 

    • Welcome to our First Friday Film Series! On the first Friday of every month, we’ll be showing an assortment of movies on Fridays at 1pm for all ages. Chairs are provided, but patrons are welcome to bring camper chairs or their own pillows, blankets, etc. to get cozy while we watch a classic! No registration necessary. Movies TBA.

 

    • Join us for Library Knitters on Saturday, November 18th from 10am-12pm. Autumn is here and with it cooler weather. What better way to stay warm than to knit something cozy?

 

    • Paws for Reading: Children, especially beginning or struggling readers, are invited to come read to Reba the dog, who is a most patient listener! Grab a comfy spot in the Children’s nook and read a book or two with Reba. This is a drop-in program, no registration necessary.

 

    • Books on Tap: FPL’s off-site book club meets at Warfield Grille to discuss the book of the month! Grab a copy at the Circ desk now. No registration required. See you on Tuesday, November 21st from 7:00-8:00pm

 

    • Third Thursdays – “Henna”:  A Craft Night for Adults on Thursday, November 16th from 6:30-7:30pm! Henna hobbyist Umadevi Ravishenkar will give a short presentation on the history and culture of mehndi, or henna, and will illustrate some basic designs. Registration required and capped at 15 participants. Please register beginning November 6th.

     

    • Little Ones Big Ones: We invite any children ages 0-5 and their guardians to drop in at the Children’s Area on Saturday, November 18th. We will have senior volunteers to pair up with your children to read, play, make a craft, and/or explore! There is no registration required, just stop on by!

 

Monthly Storytimes:

    • Baby Storytime: This storytime is geared specifically towards babies 0-18 months. Parents, family members, and caregivers are invited to bring their young ones for a morning of songs, rhymes, and even a story! Registration required and begins September 5th.

 

    • Toddler Storytime: This storytime is for children 18 to 36 months. Children will listen to stories, sing rhymes, and will sometimes make a craft or do a special activity. Registration required and begins September 5th.

 

    • Preschool Storytime: for children age 3-5. Come listen to stories, sing rhymes, and make a craft! Registration is required and begins September 5th.

 

Make sure to check back later for December events!

20th Century Retailing in Downtown Detroit

6:30 – 7:30 pm   Michael Hauser of Detroit Opera Theatre returns with yet another brilliant, historical presentation on Detroit. This time, he will present on such institutions as Crowley’s, Hughes and Hatcher, Winkelman’s, Kresge, Woolworth and some new things on Hudson’s. Registration required and begins on December 4th.   For a brief history on […]

Third Thursdays – Decorate-A-Mug

6:30 – 7:30 pm   A Craft Night for Adults   On the third Thursday of every month from 6:30 -7:30 pm, we will be doing something “art-y” to get those creative juices flowing! We ask that you please register for the program each month as the crafts do change and we like to have […]

TAB: Teen Advisory Board – Duct Tape Craft

TAB is an opportunity for teens to get more involved in their local library. They can use this group to have more input in teen programming, to gain leadership and communication skills, and to accumulate volunteer hours. Teens may also have the option of doing various projects around the library. No registration required.   This […]

Kids Open Play

Storytime might be on hiatus, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your social time with your little one! Fraser Library invites regular attendees of storytimes (and newcomers!) to drop by the library during their normal time as a way to stay connected with other parents and storytime goers. We have age- and […]