Northfield Township Area Library

Upcoming Events

Crafternoon: Painting and Planting at the Library

June 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Enjoy some outdoor fun planting our selection of beautiful flowers. After planting, you can bring out your inner Picasso while you paint a work of art on our raised flower beds. Come dressed to get a little messy!

Explore S.T.E.A.M: Science

June 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Calling all geologists! We’re exploring science and learning about geodes. Send your littlest ones on a scavenger hunt for some sparkly treasure. For ages 10 and up, we’ll have a station where kids get to break open a real geode and they get to keep!

Artemis Fowl Graphic Novel Book Club Escape Room Kick Off (for students entering 5th and 6th grade)

June 21, 2019 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Put your puzzle solving abilities to the test as we kick off our Artemis Fowl Graphic Novel Book Club with an escape room that might even stump Artemis himself. After you’ve made your great escape, grab your copy of the first book!

Crafternoon: Sundials and Wind Chimes

June 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Younger kids will create and decorate a sundial. Then take it outside and point it north to tell the time! Older kids can build their own wind chimes from upcycled materials.

For the Love of Food: Cold Soups

June 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Soups on! Cold soups are great for a light lunch, a side dish, or an easy summer dinner for those days when it’s too hot to simmer something on the stove. Come sample these refreshing dishes using seasonal produce.

Explore S.T.E.A.M: Technology

June 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Grab your checkered flags because it’s race day at NTAL! Older kids will build your own cardboard ramps and take a turn racing a remote-control car around our custom tracks. Younger kids can decorate or even build their own upcycled race cars.

Crafternoon: Sharpie Tie-Dye and Parade Wands

July 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Make a fun and funky tie-dye t-shirt using sharpies and rubbing alcohol. T-shirts will NOT be provided, you must bring your own. You can also decorate your own colorful, patriotic parade wand just in time for Independence Day.

Artemis Fowl Graphic Novel Book Club (for students entering 5th and 6th grade)

July 5, 2019 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Get to know 12-year-old criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, during our 5th and 6th grade graphic novel book club. We will read the first three graphic novel adaptations of this beloved book series.

Guided Meditation

July 6, 2019 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Take an hour from your busy life to catch your breath and become more in tune with your body, mind, and spirit at our guided meditation. Meditation can help lower stress, improve focus, and help you connect better to those around you.

Sensory-Friendly Storytime

July 6, 2019 at 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

All are welcome to join us for our new, sensory-friendly storytime. The Library will provide fidget tools, or your child can bring their own comfort toy.

Creative Crafting for Adults: DIY Vintage Trivet

Few tickets left July 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Join Sarah for a fun evening of creating a decorative trivet using upcycled patterned paper, tile, and modge podge. This craft will add a touch of vintage flare to your home. Spots are limited for this FREE program, so make sure to register today!

Explore S.T.E.A.M: Engineering

July 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Break out the hard hats and thinking caps, it’s engineering day! We’ve got a bridge-building challenge for the older kids to show off their skills, rocket launchers for every age, and bubbles for the little ones.

Crafternoon: DIY Paper Plate Mazes

July 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Get ready to flex those creative thinking muscles! Build a zany maze using paper plates, straws and tape, map out a path and then take a bouncy ball and put it to the test. This fun puzzle is perfect for all ages.

Crafternoon: Popsicle Stick Picture Frames

July 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

We’re bringing back an SRC favorite! Come to the Library and decorate a picture frame using found objects and craft supplies. We’re even going to snap a picture of your kiddos and print it to fill the frame.

Explore S.T.E.A.M: Art | The Magic of Joshua Wilde

July 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

See the art of sleight-of-hand in action with the Magic of Joshua Wilde! His show combines illusions with comedy to make it a riot for all ages, even adults! Registration is required.

Artemis Fowl Graphic Novel Book Club (for students entering 5th and 6th grade)

July 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Get to know 12-year-old criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, during our 5th and 6th grade graphic novel book club. We will read the first three graphic novel adaptations of this beloved book series.

Crafternoon: Oobleck

July 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Learn how to perform this classic science experiment with results you get to keep! Oobleck is a fluid that appears liquid when poured but feels like a solid when you push on it.

Explore S.T.E.A.M: Mathematics

July 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Grab your tennis shoes, it’s a mathematical field day! Join us for an hour of math-based games like giant mancala, a hopscotch maze, and mini-bowling. Learning about math has never been more fun!

Health Care Tips for Independent Living

July 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Join Kassie Brancheau of Heartland Home Health for a discussion about disease management and how to reduce unnecessary hospital visits. This program is FREE, but registration is required. Sign up today!

Crafternoon: Insta-Snow

July 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

It’s Christmas in July at this Crafternoon. Make your own winter wonderland and create some insta-snow. Just add water and watch it expand more than 100 times its original size!

For the Love of Food: Watermelon

July 30, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Watermelon is often associated with seed-spitting contests and summer memories. But did you know this summer staple is also versatile in savory ways? Join us for a cooking class featuring this seasonal favorite.

SRC Movie Days: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

August 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Cool off at the Library and catch a FREE screening of some of the best family-friendly blockbusters of 2019.

Artemis Fowl Graphic Novel Book Club (for students entering 5th and 6th grade)

August 2, 2019 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Get to know 12-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl during our 5th and 6th grade graphic novel book club. We will read the first three graphic novel adaptations of this beloved book series.

Guided Meditation

August 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Take an hour from your busy life to catch your breath and become more in tune with your body, mind, and spirit at our guided meditation. Meditation can help lower stress, improve focus, and help you connect better to those around you.

Sensory-Friendly Storytime

August 3, 2019 at 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

All are welcome to join us for our new, sensory-friendly storytime. The Library will provide fidget tools, or your child can bring their own comfort toy.

SRC Crazy Craft Days

August 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Come to our Crazy Craft Days and flex your creative muscles using the Library’s art supplies to make something as unique as you are. The options are limitless!

SRC Movie Days: How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World

August 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Cool off at the Library and catch a FREE screening of some of the best family-friendly blockbusters of 2019.

Creative Crafting for Adults: Leaf and Lemon Stamped Tea Towels

August 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Nature meets art at this month’s Creative Crafting for Adults class. We use lemons and leaves to create beautiful, abstract prints on tea towels. This craft is not only fun, but functional.

SRC Crazy Craft Days

August 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Come to our Crazy Craft Days and flex your creative muscles using the Library’s art supplies to make something as unique as you are. The options are limitless!

SRC Movie Days: Aladdin (2019)

August 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Cool off at the Library and catch a FREE screening of some of the best family-friendly blockbusters of 2019.

End of SRC Party

August 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

Celebrate the end of another wonderful summer with a performance from The Little Creature Company. Afterward, grab a bite to eat and settle in for storytime with Whitmore Lake Public Schools where they will be giving away FREE books and backpacks!

For the Love of Food: Salsa

August 27, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Northfield Township Area Library

It’s a fiesta at this month’s For the Love of Food class. Come learn simple techniques to create your own fresh, customizable salsas using easy-to-find ingredients. We’ll have sweet and savory options to please every palate.

About Northfield Township Area Library


Contact Information


Northfield Township Area Library
125 Barker Road
48189 Whitmore lake

Phone Number: 7344490066
E-mail: hmccausland@ntal.org
Website: www.ntal.org