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Dearborn Heights Libraries

Youth and Family
Programs

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Join us for a night of summer fun! The movie will be show on the library patio. We will be showing Wish (2023). Rated PG. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win awesome prizes. All ages are welcome, but children ages 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Chairs and refreshments will be provided. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be shown inside.

Saturday Summer Outdoor Movie: Wish (2023)
June 15, 2024

8:30-10:30 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

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Join us for some fun creating and drawing comics. Basic instructions will be provided. Open to ages 10-18.

Teen Comic Drawing
Saturday, June 8, 2024
2:00-3:00 pm
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

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Bring your family and friends to our movie night! We will be showing Wonka (2023). All ages are welcome, but children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win awesome prizes. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday Movie Night: Wonka (2023)
May 29, 2024
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Caroline Kennedy Library

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These activities are designed for our friends aged 0-3. Little ones will explore their world by using their senses. Our youngest friends will get to enjoy new experiences and meeting new friends. Their caregivers will be able to enjoy the mess being somewhere else! No registration required, join us for one or all events.

June 7, Bubbles! Explore the beauty of bubbles as we have a bubble popping fun time on our patio! This program may be rescheduled in case of inclement weather.

July 12, Paint! We will have poster paint to use with paintbrushes, as well as our fingers! Play clothes strongly recommended as this activity may be messy.

August 2, Chalk! Grab a stick of jumbo chalk and decorate our patio with beautiful colors and designs.

Toddler Sensory Play Series
Fridays, 10:30-11:15
Caroline Kennedy Library

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Come to the Caroline Kennedy Library today from 4:00-6:00 pm to play a variety of games like Monopoly, Battleship and card games. The Nintendo Switch will be available as well. Open to ages 10 - 18.

Teen Game Night
Monday, May 20, 2024
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

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Come join the Caroline Kennedy Library Chess Club!  It meets every Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 pm. No experience necessary.  All ages are welcome, but children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  The last day for this program will be Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Caroline Kennedy Library Chess Club
Wednesdays
5:00-7:00 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

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Come to the library to make your own shadow box! The frame, odds and ends, bits and bobs, and glue will be provided, but feel free to bring in your own objects to include. Open to all ages, but children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Registration is required at the Circulation Desk, by phone at 313-791-6050 or by email at jfkreference@gmail.com.

Shadow Box
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
4:30 - 6:00 pm
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

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Use your creativity to make something out of clay! Registration is required at the Circulation Desk, by phone at 313-791-3800 or by email at dhreference@gmail.com. Open to ages 10-18. Space is limited.

Teen No-Bake Clay Sculpting
Monday, June 24, 2024
1:00-3:00 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

Join us for stories in the Youth Area of the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library. Our stories are geared for children aged 2-4, but all ages are welcome.

Castle Story Time
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month
10:30-11:00 am
January 9 - June 11, 2024
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

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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.

Toddler Story Time
Every Thursday at 10:30 am
April 18 - June 20, 2024
Caroline Kennedy Library

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5 to 10 Crafting: Crafts for Elementary School Children

Dearborn Heights Library


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

Come to the Dearborn Heights Library every month and pick up a new craft kit at either library branch. You can also check out our Dearborn Heights Library’s YouTube Channel for some new as well as old craft videos. For ages 5 to 10, but all ages are welcome.

Happy crafting!

May: Phoenix Paper Bird

March: Olive Tree Crown

January: Mosaic Craft