Life in Ann Arbor

Now – 12/06/19 – Curbside Compost Collection in Ann Arbor

The weekly curbside collection of compostable material in the city of Ann Arbor resumes Monday, April 1, 2019, on regular collection days. Compost season runs through Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Residents can take advantage of curbside composting by utilizing optional compost carts, yard waste bags or by bundling larger branches/brush and placing at the curb.…

11/07/19 – 11/17/19 – Follies in Concert at Theatre NOVA

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents a limited engagement of  “Follies in Concert” book by James Goldman, music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim’s Broadway smash-hit musical concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre of the past performers of the “Weismann’s Follies” that played…

11/14/19 – Introductory Joinery at the Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Furniture making, and woodworking in general, can be a daunting hobby to get into. Join us and learn about different wood joints, basic joinery techniques, gluing vs. fasteners, and how these things can be done in a smaller shop with limited tools. A demonstration of a biscuit joiner will also be included.

11/14/19 – Poetry Night: Doug Smith and Jane Bridges

Selections from This Iris and Ransom Note Poems There are 8 poems that center around Jane’s life with her husband of 40 years, his sudden death, and her response to it. There are 8 poems that are made with cut-out words from magazines, which she calls ransom note poems. These poems are inspired by classic Japanese haiku,…

11/15/19 -11/16/19 – Welcome to Whoville in Downtown Tecumseh

Downtown Tecumseh’s, Holiday Open House! Holiday Shopping I Recipe Walk I Grinch Scavenger Hunt Friday Evening: Candlelight Shopping & Streetscape Lighting Saturday Only: A Visit from the Grinch! 10 am to 11:30 am Plus! Whoville Window Decoration Contest! Carnegie Studios Open (Saturday) Holiday Market at The Market on Evans Tecumseh Center for the Arts 400…

11/15/19 – Agriculture and Climate Change: Can Regenerative and Biodynamic Agriculture Save the Planet? at the Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Two sustainability experts share information about climate-friendly alternatives to mainstream agriculture. Hajnal Minger will discuss regenerative agriculture and Aquillon Hetrick will discuss biodynamic agriculture. Hajnal Minger holds a dual science degree in Earth and Environment and Programs in the Environment from the University of Michigan. Aquillon Hetrick studied biodynamic agriculture full time for two years.…

11/15/19 – Family Read Celebration at YDL-Whittaker

We’ve been solving mysteries and learning local history while reading  The Parker Inheritance season’s Family Read. In the book, Candice and Brandon find a mysterious letter about a hidden fortune. They follow clues and solve puzzles to uncover the forgotten stories of their town’s past. To bring the book to life, we’ve created events and activities centered around Ypsilanti history,…

11/15/19 – Discovery of a New Nation: Native Americans and the Beginning of the United States at the Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Native History predates 1492.  Native peoples have been on the North American continent for centuries before colonization began.  Learn about U.S. History but from perspective of Native Americans.  From the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy to landing on Plymouth Rock.  From the Lost Colony of Roanoke to the tribes that participated in the American Revolution…

11/17/19 – Stewardship Workday at Sunset Brooks Nature Area

Sunset Brooks is a small park, but an important part of the neighborhood. Join NAP and neighbors to remove non-native shrubs from this neighborhood gem. Spend the morning outside, meet new people, and preserve biodiversity. Meet at the park entrance on Sunset Road, at the end of Brooks Street (map). City of Ann Arbor Natural…

11/17/19 – Culinary Historians| Detroit Prohibition with Mickey Lyons At the Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Rumrunners and bootleggers and speakeasies, oh my! Mickey Lyons of DetroitProhibition.com takes us through Detroit’s intoxicating history during the prohibition years, from sloshing the stuff across the Detroit River to raiding the liquor cabinets and speakeasies with a whole lot of intemperance. Mickey is a Detroit-based author and researcher on Detroit Prohibition history. Her upcoming book,…

11/18/19 – Emerging Writers Meet-Up at the Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Come with questions, a work in progress, or an empty notebook. All writers are welcome in this casual, supportive environment. Authors Bethany Neal and Alex Kourvo will be on hand to answer questions and give encouragement. Bethany and Alex will also provide private, one-on-one critiques if you choose to have them read your work. Sharing your writing with other…

09/10/19 – 12/17/19 – Drop-in Writing at YDL-Superior

Get help with resumes, short stories, cover letters, and more! Bring any kind of writing for feedback and assistance from a trained writing consultant. Sponsored by EMU’s Office of Campus and Community Writing as part of Ypsi Writes.

Tuesdays – Knitting Plus at YDL-Michigan

Year-Round Bring any handcraft project to work on. Beginning knitting instruction is available during the first hour. YDL-Michigan: 229 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti MI 48197

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