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Libraries Closed
Sat - Aug 30 -- Mon - Sep 01
  Libraries Closed for Labor Day Weekend
Department: Libraries Closed
Location: All Livonia Libraries
Libraries closed for Labor Day Weekend Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We will resume regular hours Tuesday, September 2nd.
Sat - Sep 06
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  Babysitting Workshop for Teens Age 11 and up
Department: Teen
Location: Civic Center Library
Kids, age 11 and up, come to the free babysitting workshop. You'll learn how to entertain children, how to find jobs, how to diaper an infant, and basic first aid. Bring a bag lunch. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. Please call (734)466-2490 to register.
Sat - Sep 06
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Saturday Book to Film Discussion Group
Department: Adult
Location: Civic Center Library
This is an adult discussion group for people who love books, the movies made from them and like talking about them. ...And it’s a free program open to the general public.
Sun - Sep 07
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Resume Sunday Hours
Location: Civic Center Library
Civic Center Library open 1-5 beginning September 7th.
Mon - Sep 08
  Fall Storytime Registration Begins
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Children’s storytime and music programs are open to preschool Livonia children. All children younger than three years old must be accompanied by an adult (one child per adult), unless otherwise specified. Space is limited so register early! At Civic Center Library, registration begins Monday, September 8 at 9:00 am (734) 466-2493. At Noble Library, registration begins Monday, September 8 at 12:00 pm (734) 421-4235. At Sandburg Library, registration begins Tuesday, September 9 at 12:00 pm (248) 893-4010. Register for storytimes in person or by phone. Sessions begin the week of September 15 and end the week of October 27.
Mon - Sep 08
  Teen Drawing Contest
Department: Teen
Location: All Livonia Libraries
Attention all teens! The Livonia Public Library is sponsoring GenreCon on Oct. 25 and wants to display your art! Original drawings in the categories of fantasy, science fiction, and horror will be accepted. Artwork will be displayed and judged at GenreCon. Submit artwork at any Livonia library or email to pgoonis@livonia.lib.mi.us
Mon - Sep 08
  Fall Storytime Registration Begins
Department: Children's
Location: Alfred Noble Library
Children’s storytime and music programs are open to preschool Livonia children. All children younger than three years old must be accompanied by an adult (one child per adult), unless otherwise specified. Space is limited so register early! At Civic Center Library, registration begins Monday, September 8 at 9:00 am (734) 466-2493. At Noble Library, registration begins Monday, September 8 at 12:00 pm (734) 421-4235. At Sandburg Library, registration begins Tuesday, September 9 at 12:00 pm (248) 893-4010. Register for storytimes in person or by phone. Sessions begin the week of September 15 and end the week of October 27.
Tue - Sep 09
  Fall Storytime Registration Begins
Department: Children's
Location: Carl Sandburg Library
Children’s storytime and music programs are open to preschool Livonia children. All children younger than three years old must be accompanied by an adult (one child per adult), unless otherwise specified. Space is limited so register early! At Civic Center Library, registration begins Monday, September 8 at 9:00 am (734) 466-2493. At Noble Library, registration begins Monday, September 8 at 12:00 pm (734) 421-4235. At Sandburg Library, registration begins Tuesday, September 9 at 12:00 pm (248) 893-4010. Register for storytimes in person or by phone. Sessions begin the week of September 15 and end the week of October 27.
Wed - Sep 10
1:00 PM
  Writing Condolence Notes: It’s not a dying art
Department: Adult
Location: Civic Center Library
Join Deborah Chappa for an engaging, audience-affirming workshop where you will learn: • Why write a condolence note • Creating a keepsake • Shortfalls of social media sympathy • Types of loss and their unique sympathy issues • Tips and Tools Materials will be provided. Seating is limited, registration required. Please call the adult reference desk at 734-466-2590 to sign up.
Wed - Sep 10
2:00 PM
  Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies
Department: Adult
Location: Civic Center Library
Each month enjoy a different classic film in the comfort of the Civic Center Library auditorium. All showings are at 2:00pm Call 734-466-2197 or subscribe to our monthly e-mail newsletter for movie titles.
Thu - Sep 11
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Harry Potter Club Kickoff Party
Department: Teen
Location: Civic Center Library
Return to school at Hogwarts--starting our third term on September 11 with a kickoff feast at the Harry Potter Club meeting. No registration required. New and returning members welcome.
Fri - Sep 12
1:00 PM
  Things to Consider Before Creating an Estate Plan
Department: Adult
Location: Civic Center Library
Join Rick Bloom for this informative program in the Civic Center Library auditorium. Free program. No registration required.
Sat - Sep 13
  Edible Book Contest
Location: Civic Center Library
Who cooked the book? Enter our “Edible Book Contest” and show off your mad skills. Judging in several categories. Not a baker? be a judge instead! For more details, call the Browsing Desk at 734-466-2197.
Sat - Sep 13
2:00 PM
  Saturday Cinema
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Join us every month for a free G or PG-rated film in the Library auditorium (sorry, no food or drink allowed). Films are subject to change. Contact the Library at (743) 466-2493 to confirm titles. No registration required. All ages welcome; young children must be accompanied by an adult.
Mon - Sep 15
  Baby Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Babies (ages 12 to 23 months) are invited to bring a loving caregiver along for songs, simple stories, and other activities that introduce our youngest patrons to the pleasures of the library. Mondays, September 15 through October 27. Session 1 (12 to 17 months): 9:30 to 9:50 am. Session 2 (18 to 23 months): 10:30 to 10:50 am. Registration required.
Mon - Sep 15
  Teen Drawing Contest
Department: Teen
Location: All Livonia Libraries
Attention all teens! The Livonia Public Library is sponsoring GenreCon on Oct. 25 and wants to display your art! Original drawings in the categories of fantasy, science fiction, and horror will be accepted. Artwork will be displayed and judged at GenreCon. Submit artwork at any Livonia library or email to pgoonis@livonia.lib.mi.us
Mon - Sep 15
6:30 PM
  Film Movement Series
Department: Adult
Location: Civic Center Library
Join us for a newly released award-winning independent film every month. This series consists of documentaries, features and foreign films. Films are shown usually the third Monday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Civic Center Library Auditorium. All films are added to Civic Center's dvd collection after their public showing. For information, call 734-466-2197. Note: Due to their sometimes mature themes and content, these films are recommended for adult audiences.
Tue - Sep 16
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Preschool Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 5 years old. Enjoy stories, songs, and more! Tuesdays, September 16 through October 28. Registration required.
Tue - Sep 16
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
  Preschool Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Carl Sandburg Library
Enjoy stories, songs, and some amazing science demos! Drop-ins and siblings welcome. Ages 3 to 5 years old. Tuesdays, September 16 through October 28.
Tue - Sep 16
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Toddler Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Carl Sandburg Library
Stories, fingerplays, and large movement activities for that terrific two in your life. Ages 24 to 35 months old. Tuesdays, September 16 through October 28. Drop-ins and siblings welcome.
Wed - Sep 17
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Baby Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Babies (ages 12 to 23 months) are invited to bring a loving caregiver along for songs, simple stories, and other activities that introduce our youngest patrons to the pleasures of the library. Wednesdays, September 17 through October 29. Registration required.
Wed - Sep 17
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Toddler Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Alfred Noble Library
Stories, fingerplays, and large movement activities for that terrific two in your life. Ages 24 to 35 months old. Wednesdays, September 17 through October 29. Drop-ins and siblings welcome.
Wed - Sep 17
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Preschool Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Alfred Noble Library
Enjoy stories, songs, and some amazing science demos! Drop-ins and siblings welcome. Ages 3 to 5 years old. Wednesdays, September 17 through October 29.
Thu - Sep 18
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Toddler Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Ages 24 to 35 months old. Stories, fingerplays, and large movement activities for that terrific two in your life. Thursdays, September 18 through October 30. Registration required.
Thu - Sep 18
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
  Noontime Concert Series
Location: Civic Center Library
Michigan Opera Theatre proudly presents selections from The American Songbook, a lively and entertaining revue of songs from the American Musical Theater. Vocalists Maria Cimarelli and Mark Vondrak will have you tapping your toes while enjoying a musical stroll down memory lane with the music of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and more, including a special tribute to Arthur Freed.
Thu - Sep 18
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Harry Potter Club Regular Meeting
Department: Teen
Location: Civic Center Library
Regular meeting of the Harry Potter Club. Come and play charades!
Thu - Sep 18
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Family Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Ages 3 – 6; however, parents and siblings are welcome. Missing out on daytime storytimes? Then stop by the library for a fun-filled half-hour of stories, rhymes, and more. Stories and activities are geared for children ages 3 – 6; however, parents and siblings are welcome. No registration required. Thursdays, September 18 through October 30.
Thu - Sep 18
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  History Lives @ the Library
Department: Adult
Location: Civic Center Library
Polish Americans in the Civil War. Roughly 30% of the soldiers who fought in the Civil War were immigrants. Steven Satkiewicz will present a fascinating account about Polish American involvement in the Civil War.
Fri - Sep 19
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Musical Mayhem
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Ages 3-6. Fun with action songs, instruments, the parachute, beanbags, and a short story. Parents and siblings welcome to join in. No registration required. Come when you can!
Sat - Sep 20
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Free Babysitting in the Library while you browse!
Department: Teen
Location: Civic Center Library
The Livonia Public Library conducts babysitting classes for kids age 11 and up who would like to gain babysitting experience. Let them gain that experience while giving you the opportunity to leisurely use the library while the babysitters watch your children. Adult supervision of the babysitters and children will be provided. Located in the Michigan Room, drop in from between the hours of 11 and 1.
Sat - Sep 20
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  Star Wars Fun
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Ages 7 to 12. Get set for the new Star Wars movie with a trivia contest, crafts, games and more! Knowledge of the books and movies is helpful, but not required. And don’t forget to come in costume! Register in person, or by phone at (743) 466-2493, beginning Saturday, September 6.
Mon - Sep 22
  Teen Drawing Contest
Department: Teen
Location: All Livonia Libraries
Attention all teens! The Livonia Public Library is sponsoring GenreCon on Oct. 25 and wants to display your art! Original drawings in the categories of fantasy, science fiction, and horror will be accepted. Artwork will be displayed and judged at GenreCon. Submit artwork at any Livonia library or email to pgoonis@livonia.lib.mi.us
Mon - Sep 22
  Baby Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Babies (ages 12 to 23 months) are invited to bring a loving caregiver along for songs, simple stories, and other activities that introduce our youngest patrons to the pleasures of the library. Mondays, September 15 through October 27. Session 1 (12 to 17 months): 9:30 to 9:50 am. Session 2 (18 to 23 months): 10:30 to 10:50 am. Registration required.
Tue - Sep 23
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Preschool Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 5 years old. Enjoy stories, songs, and more! Tuesdays, September 16 through October 28. Registration required.
Tue - Sep 23
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
  Preschool Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Carl Sandburg Library
Enjoy stories, songs, and some amazing science demos! Drop-ins and siblings welcome. Ages 3 to 5 years old. Tuesdays, September 16 through October 28.
Tue - Sep 23
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Toddler Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Carl Sandburg Library
Stories, fingerplays, and large movement activities for that terrific two in your life. Ages 24 to 35 months old. Tuesdays, September 16 through October 28. Drop-ins and siblings welcome.
Tue - Sep 23
7:00 PM
  College Planning and Strategies Seminar
Department: Teen
Location: Civic Center Library
In this FREE seminar, Sheryl Krasnow of College and Career Counseling Associates, Inc., will cover all the fundamentals of planning for the often bewildering college admissions process. Anyone planning on attending college or sending children will benefit from this FREE seminar. NO registration required.
Wed - Sep 24
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Baby Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Babies (ages 12 to 23 months) are invited to bring a loving caregiver along for songs, simple stories, and other activities that introduce our youngest patrons to the pleasures of the library. Wednesdays, September 17 through October 29. Registration required.
Wed - Sep 24
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Toddler Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Alfred Noble Library
Stories, fingerplays, and large movement activities for that terrific two in your life. Ages 24 to 35 months old. Wednesdays, September 17 through October 29. Drop-ins and siblings welcome.
Wed - Sep 24
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Preschool Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Alfred Noble Library
Enjoy stories, songs, and some amazing science demos! Drop-ins and siblings welcome. Ages 3 to 5 years old. Wednesdays, September 17 through October 29.
Wed - Sep 24
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Angel Numbers
Department: Adult
Location: Civic Center Library
A continuous sequence of numbers prevalent day by day in your life is called ‘Number Sequences', or 'Angel Numbers'. Many report seeing a certain sequence of numbers on their clocks, timers, license plates, billboards, and from all kinds of sources. What does it all mean? Author and Psychic Medium Kristy Robinett walks you through the vibration and meanings of many of the number sequences and the messages that you may be receiving from your angels.
Thu - Sep 25
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Toddler Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Ages 24 to 35 months old. Stories, fingerplays, and large movement activities for that terrific two in your life. Thursdays, September 18 through October 30. Registration required.
Thu - Sep 25
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Harry Potter Club Regular Meeting
Department: Teen
Location: Civic Center Library
Harry Potter Club regular meeting. Ministry of Magic Memos.
Thu - Sep 25
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Family Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Ages 3 – 6; however, parents and siblings are welcome. Missing out on daytime storytimes? Then stop by the library for a fun-filled half-hour of stories, rhymes, and more. Stories and activities are geared for children ages 3 – 6; however, parents and siblings are welcome. No registration required. Thursdays, September 18 through October 30.
Sat - Sep 27
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Origami Yoda Foldathon
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Ages 6 to 12. Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00 pm to make the Origami Yoda characters including Yoda, Art2D2, Jabba, JarJar, Darth Paper, and more. Registration not required.
Mon - Sep 29
  Baby Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Babies (ages 12 to 23 months) are invited to bring a loving caregiver along for songs, simple stories, and other activities that introduce our youngest patrons to the pleasures of the library. Mondays, September 15 through October 27. Session 1 (12 to 17 months): 9:30 to 9:50 am. Session 2 (18 to 23 months): 10:30 to 10:50 am. Registration required.
Mon - Sep 29
  Teen Drawing Contest
Department: Teen
Location: All Livonia Libraries
Attention all teens! The Livonia Public Library is sponsoring GenreCon on Oct. 25 and wants to display your art! Original drawings in the categories of fantasy, science fiction, and horror will be accepted. Artwork will be displayed and judged at GenreCon. Submit artwork at any Livonia library or email to pgoonis@livonia.lib.mi.us
Tue - Sep 30
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Preschool Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 5 years old. Enjoy stories, songs, and more! Tuesdays, September 16 through October 28. Registration required.
Tue - Sep 30
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
  Preschool Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Carl Sandburg Library
Enjoy stories, songs, and some amazing science demos! Drop-ins and siblings welcome. Ages 3 to 5 years old. Tuesdays, September 16 through October 28.
Tue - Sep 30
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Toddler Storytime
Department: Children's
Location: Carl Sandburg Library
Stories, fingerplays, and large movement activities for that terrific two in your life. Ages 24 to 35 months old. Tuesdays, September 16 through October 28. Drop-ins and siblings welcome.

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