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Dearborn Heights Libraries

Youth and Family
Programs

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Family Movie Night: The Bad Guys
Wednesday, January 25
6:00-7:30 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

Come join us for Family Movie Night. Films are rated G or PG. All ages are welcome. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free and includes a halal snack.

 

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Sweetheart Bingo
Saturday, February 4
3:00-4:30 pm
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

Join us for Valentine-themed Bingo! New games will begin approximately every 1/2 hour. All ages are welcome. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a parent or someone who can assist them.

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Valentine Crafts
Wednesday, February 8

3:30-5:00 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

Stop in and join us in the Youth Area anytime during these times. We'll have a selection of supplies for children and teens to make cards or decorations. A halal snack will be served.

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Tiny Art Program
Kits available February 1-15 (or until supplies last!)
John F Kennedy, Jr. Library

Display your artistic talents in our Tiny Art Show! Pick up a Tiny Art kit at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library to take home and create your own masterpiece. Kits will be available from February 1 - 15 or until supplies last. When completed, return it to the library by February 28. Your art will be displayed at the library in our Tiny Art Show in March. Open to all ages.

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Let's Talk About It: Black Panther
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library


Join us for a screening of the film, Marvel’s Black Panther and enjoy a free halal snack. Then, take home a list of questions about the complex issues that the film explores. Use this film, and the subsequent question list, to start a conversation with the entire family about topics such as the effects of colonialism, global and community responsibility, and technological advancement. The question list will also encourage your family to explore the motivations of Marvel’s most complex “villain” Erik Killmonger. Rated PG-13.

A PROGRAM Image FOR CASTLE STORY TIME. THE image HAS A WHITE BACKGROUND. A GREEN FIELD bisected by A ROAD MADE OF WHITE NEGATIVE SPACE COVERS THE BOTTOM. THE ROAD LEADS TO THE BLACK SILHOUETTE OF A FANTASY CASTLE WITH THREE TOWERS AND PENNANTS. WHERE THE ENTRANCE TO THE CASTLE SHOULD BE THERE IS A BLACK AND WHITE VERSION OF THE DEARBORN HEIGHTS LIBRARIES SEAL. Black text above and to the right of the castle READS: "DEARBORN HEIGHTS LIBRARIES CASTLE STORY TIME." THE LIBRARY'S ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION ARE printed in white text in THE BOTTOM-right OF THE image: "JOHN F. KENNEDY, JR. LIBRARY 24602 VAN BORN ROAD, DEARBORN HEIGHTS (313) 791-6050 DHCL.MICHLIBRARY.ORG"

Castle Story Time

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Second Tuesday of the month
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us for stories in the Youth Area at John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library. Our stories are geared for children 4 - 8 years old, but all ages are welcome.

January 10
January Stories

February 14
February Stories

March 14
March Stories

Story Time with Mr. Jim

Caroline Kennedy Library
Every Thursday from
January 12 to May11*
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Three simple stories, music, and art for little ones and their caregivers. This program is designed for children aged 2 or 3, but all ages are welcome.

A program flyer for 5 to 10 Crafting.
Colorful shapes that resemble cut out stars are arranged on a white background with blue top and bottom borders.  Orange, purple, and blue clouds run horizontally across the center of the flyer with black and white text overlaid atop them.
The flyer reads:
"Dearborn Heights Libraries 5 to 10 Crafting"
"Crafts for Elementary School Children with Eileen and Venus"
"DHCL YouTube video series"
There is a picture of the Dearborn Heights Libraries seal in the bottom left quadrant of the flyer.

5 to 10 Crafting: Crafts for Elementary School Children

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library,
Caroline Kennedy Library,
& Online

Monthly via YouTube

Check out our on-demand crafting series just for kids! Swing by the circulation desk at either branch to pick up a craft kit, then watch the video at home to learn how to put it together.

Take pictures of your creation and share them with us on social media using the tag #dhclibraries.

Happy crafting!

January: Mardi Gras Mask

December: Santa Christmas Chain

November: Turkey Windsock

October:  Cat in a Pumpkin