June 2024

Summer Reading Challenges for all ages!

Are you ready for an adventure? Join our summer reading challenge today to get started! Check out different challenges for each age group:

Babies - Kindergarten, 1st - 5th Grade, 6th - 12th Grade, and Adults.

The more you read the more prizes you can earn. How many adventures can you go on this summer?

Sign up at whitelake.beanstack.com today!

The Library is open during construction on Elizabeth Lake Road! 

See updates from the Oakland County Road Commission here.

Check out one of our Storytime Kits! Inside you will find everything you need to have your own storytime at home, including read-aloud books and fun learning activities.

Sponsored by Vibe Credit Union.

Friends' Art Wall

Check out the Friends' Local Artists display above the ongoing book sale cart!

Our June featured artist is one of our own librarians - Maria Good! She led a Craft Junkies program at the library and found a new medium that she loved-so she continued to create! Her pieces are made of painted embossed metal.

If you are an artist and would like the opportunity to exhibit your work, submit an application to friends@whitelakelibrary.org.

Summer Concert Series

RJ Spangler Jazz Quintet

(All Ages)

Monday, June 3, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Lifelong pals RJ (percussion) and James (trumpet and vocals) go back over 40 years to Detroit's east side music scene of the late 1970's. Bob Sweet on drums, Emen Obasi on bass and Oliver Nevels on guitar have all had their own exploits as career musicians. 

We will also have the food truck Simply Spanish onsite! Check out their menu here.

Enda Reilly: To the Waters and the Wild

(All Ages)

Monday, June 24, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Through original music compositions and translations to Irish, Enda Reilly transforms Yeats' timeless poems into enchanting songs.

We will also have the food truck Ring of Fire onside! See more about this food truck here.

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Check out our upcoming special events!

Reminder: All programs require registration.

Summer Reading Bookmark Fun

(Grades K-5)

Saturday, June 1, 1 - 2 PM

Come and make a bookmark that goes with your summer reading! There are two options: monster bookmarks and beaded bookmarks. 

Yarn Club


Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Bring your knitting, crochet, or other fiber craft and share some time with fellow yarners at the library! 

Theater Thursday


Thursday, June 6, 2 - 4 PM

Join us each month for a movie day, closed captioning displayed. You are welcome to bring your own drink in a closed container, popcorn will be provided.

June Movie: Dog

Mystery Spice


Thursday, June 6, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Stop by the adult services desk to receive your serving of this session's mystery spice, some background, and a recipe. Take it home to cook with, then join us for a discussion! Spice pickup will begin 5/30. 

STEAMpower Saturday


Saturday, June 8, 10:30 - 11:45 AM

If you liked Super Science Saturday, you're going to LOVE STEAMpower Saturday! Sign your family up for the Rube Goldberg challenge! Each family will work together to accomplish a goal using the materials supplied!

*Please register your family once and note the number of people attending!



Monday, June 10, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Join us at the library with instructor Debbie Hamina as we practice simple breathwork and yoga poses suitable for any level of yoga experience. Make sure to bring your yoga mat!

Teen Outdoor Laser Tag

(Grades 6-12)

Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Join us for a fun session of laser tag outside!

Family Movie

(All Ages)

Saturday, June 22, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Come and watch a movie the whole family will enjoy on our big screen. Popcorn provided. Bring your own drinks in containers with covers.

June Movie: UP

Baby & Toddler Outdoor Sensory Play


Monday, June 24, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Join us for the outdoor version of this program! We'll have some fun playing and have the chance to make an art project, too!

Maker Jam


Thursday, June 27, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Bring in a craft or project to work on in the Idea Lab with fellow makers, and learn about the tools and resources available from the library!

ESL Conversation Group


Friday, June 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you eager to improve your language skills while meeting new people from different cultures? Look no further! Join Teresa Wertman from Huron Valley Schools and embark on a linguistic journey filled with fun, connection, and personal growth.

Teen Life Size Among Us: After Hours

(Grades 6-12)

Friday, June 28, 4:45 - 8:30 PM

Join us after hours for a life size game of Among Us! In this Mafia style game, work together to discover who among you is the Impostor!

Boblo Boats: A Detroit Ferry Tale Screening

(All Ages)

Saturday, June 29, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Martha Reeves narrates this revelatory fable-doc that’s full of heart and hard truths about a challenging restoration, the iconic amusement park’s exciting yet whitewashed history, and the intoxicating ways that nostalgia can inspire and blur memories. 

Check out our book clubs for all ages!

Book Bites: Middle Grade

(Grades 6-12)

Tuesday, June 4, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Check out the Middle Grade Book Club! We will alternate reading graphic novels and chapter books.

Mystery in Rocky Mountain National Park by Aaron Johnson (Chapter)

Read & Discuss


Monday, June 10, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Adults of all ages are invited to join this group! Read the librarian’s pick of the month and join us for a lively conversation.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Chapters & Chow

(Grades 3-5)

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Book club just got a little bit tastier! Join us to read and discuss books while snacking on food inspired by our book selection. The first 10 to register receive their own copy of the book to keep!

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian

Comic Whiz Kids

(Grades 3-5)

Saturday, June 15, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Join our book club! The first ten kids to register get to KEEP a copy of the book! We’ll discuss GREAT graphic novels together. 

Things in the Basement by Ben Hatke

Book Bites: YA

(Grades 6-12)

Monday, June 17, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Join our Young Adult Book Club. We will alternate reading chapter books and graphic novels. 

Roll for Initiative by Jasmine Walls

Dublin Book Club


Thursday, June 20, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Looking for a daytime book group? Readers aged 50 and over are invited to join the Dublin Book Group. Located at Dublin Community Senior Center.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Get the Picture

(Grades K-2)

Saturday, June 20, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Join us for a picture book discussion for families of children going into Kindergarten - 2nd grades! Each of the 10 families will receive a paperback copy of the book to keep! We will read the book together on the day of the program and have a craft or activity to do afterwards that's fun for the whole family.

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

News from Our Friends!

Volunteers Wanted

Lots of opportunities to volunteer with the Friends! Email friends@whitelakelibrary.org for more info. We are especially in need of help moving boxes before and after our quarterly book sales.

Wednesday, June 12

Friends Only 5 pm - 7 pm - (Memberships Available at the Door)

Thursday, June 13: 10 am – 7 pm

Friday, June 14 : 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday, June 15 : 10 am – 4 pm

Summer 2024 Newsletter

Check out our Summer 2024 newsletter for a complete list of our programs and events for Children, Teens, and Adults.

Featuring Summer Concert Series, food trucks, Library Building Birthday Party, Kids' Adventure Club, and much more!