Dearborn Heights Libraries

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Teen Programs

All programs are held at Caroline Kennedy Library, unless noted otherwise. 
Attendance at library events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Dearborn Heights Libraries. 

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Space banner: Astronaut teens floating in space reading

A Universe of Stories
Teen Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Opening Parties

The Summer Reading Program begins with parties at both libraries.
We will have games, treats and crafts.
Children, teens, and adults can register and learn how to earn rewards.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, June 21, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, June 22, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Teen female astronaut reading

Teen Summer Reading Events

Painting
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Youth ages 10 - 18 can participate in a follow-the-instructor painting class using acrylic paints to create their own works of art. Younger children, ages 5 - 9, can paint with marbles. Please come dressed to paint. 


Teen Uno Afternoons
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, July 9 and 16              2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Thursday, July 11 and 18          2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Teens are invited to play Uno, the easily learned card game with treachery and revenge! Ages 10 - 17. 

astronaut boy reading in space

Wacky Bookmark Craft and Writing Class
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Create your own wacky bookmark to hold your place in your favorite book or that pesky book you need to read for school. Create  your bookmark and then bring it home inside your very own, illustrated and written by you, story that your imagination has brought to life.


Pixar Party 
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

This family event is for all ages. We will have crafts, games, and treats based on our favorite movies and characters from Pixar. If desired, come dressed as your favorite character. Door prizes will be awarded.


Family STEM Night: Rockets

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Join us as we explore rocketry in Van Houten Park, right next to the Caroline Kennedy Library. This program is weather permitting.

Cupcake Wars

People of all ages can create a space-themed masterpiece with a cupcake.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration is required by July 7. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Register online here or call 313-791-6050.

Caroline Kennedy Library 
Friday, July 19, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Register online here or call 313-791-3800.

Teen Mario Kart Tournament
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, July 18, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This event is a fast-paced elimination competition using the Switch. For children ages 10 and up. Registration is requested by calling 313-791-3800.


Winter Bingo
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, July 25, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

People of all ages are invited to play winter-themed bingo for fun and prizes. 

Gingerbread Houses
Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, July 26, 2019
1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. 

Children and teens can make gingerbread houses using halal crackers, candy, and icing.
We can accommodate 40 people at a time, so wait times will be brief.

Summer Reading Closing Parties

Children can enjoy treats, games, and crafts. Every child will receive a free book.
Our celebration parties are also the last opportunity to report reading and claim prizes.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, August 2, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, August 3, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

astronaut girl sitting inside a book looking at a computer screen