Life in Ann Arbor

04/01/19 – 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.…

05/21/19 – Tummy Times at Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you want to get out of the house and meet other parents sharing the same new baby experiences? Come meet other new parents and relax while your child has fun engaging with our special toys for young babies.

05/21/19 – Rebekah Warren to Host Budget Town Hall

State Rep. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) invites residents to join her and special guest state Rep.Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo), Democratic vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, at an upcoming town hall to discuss the state budget process, proposals and priorities for the community. WHO:         State Rep. Rebekah Warren State Rep. Jon Hoadley   WHERE:    Pittsfield Township Hall 6201 W. Michigan…

05/21/19 – Meditation and Mindfulness for Adults at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

From stress, anxiety, life and the news of the world there’s a lot that piles on. Meditation is fantastic for coping with all of these things plus improving concentration, experiencing self-awareness and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are new to meditation or already practice, join us! Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant…

05/21/19 – Author Event | Cecile Richards Discusses Her Book “Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead” at Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

Cecile Richards has been an activist since she was taken to the principal’s office in seventh grade for wearing an armband in protest of the Vietnam War. Richards had an extraordinary childhood in ultra-conservative Texas, where her civil rights attorney father and activist mother taught their kids to be troublemakers. She had a front-row seat…

05/21/19 – Relapse Prevention at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium

“Relapse Prevention” will be presented on Tuesday May 21, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Erik Anderson, LMSW, CAADC; Embedded Social Worker, College of Engineering for Counseling and Psychological Services at University of Michigan. Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive…

05/01/19 – Ann Arbor Farmers Market

The Wednesday market returns. In addition to the year-round Saturday market, the Wednesday market returns May 1 and runs through December. Each Wednesday, you’ll find truckloads of the freshest, local fruits and vegetables; farm-raised eggs and meats; artisanal yogurt, cheese and breads and unique maker goods. Look for a variety of ready-to-eat foods including RoosRoast Coffee,…

05/22/19 – Letterpress Lab at the Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This weekly lab will introduce you to the process and the materials for printing by hand on a cylinder proof press and small platen press. AADL staff will show you the basics and we’ll explore more advanced printing techniques with special guests. No prior experience necessary. Supplies are provided. You can return every Wednesday to…

05/22/19 – Estate Planning 101 at the Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Join Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley to learn important information about wills and the estate planning process.  Many people think they don’t have an estate, but an estate is everything you own, including your car, home, accounts, personal possessions, and more.  To ensure your wishes are carried out after you’re gone, or while you’re…

05/23/19 – Care to Laugh Film at The Michigan Theater

Care to Laugh follows Jesus Trejo, a rising star in the comedy world who is pursuing his dream of success while caring for his aging parents and taking over the his father’s landscaping business to keep the family afloat.  An only child, Jesus becomes his parents’ sole caregiver. Transforming adversity into comedy, he uses his life…

05/23/19 – Insect Embroidery with Solstice Handmade at Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Grade 6 – Adult · Join us for an evening of stitching and socializing. We’ll cover 5 basic embroidery stitches in this beginner’s crash-course, taught by Dayna from Solstice Handmade. Our focus will be on insects, taking inspiration from books and field guides to create bright patterns and textures. Embroidery supplies and instruction booklet included! …

05/23/19 – 6/16/19 – Kill Move Paradise at Theater Nova

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of “Kill Move Paradise” by James Ijames. “Kill Move Paradise” tells the story of Isa, Daz, Grif, and Tiny, four black men who find themselves stuck in a cosmic waiting room in the afterlife trying to…

05/23/19 – Evan Chambers’ The Old Burying Ground at the Kerrytown Concert House

Classical $20   Evan Chambers’ work The Old Burying Ground – in a new arrangement for soprano, folksinger, violin, clarinet, and piano – consists of settings of tombstone texts from two cemeteries in New Hampshire, embodying the hopes, sufferings, and transcendent hope of a community. Haven (Lindsay Kesselman, soprano; Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet; Midori Koga,…

05/25/19 – Letterpress Lab at the Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Join us for a special Saturday Letterpress Lab!  This weekly lab will introduce you to the process and the materials for printing by hand on a cylinder proof press and small platen press. AADL staff will show you the basics and we’ll explore more advanced printing techniques with special guests. No prior experience necessary. Supplies…

05/25/19 – Tracy Richardson at Nicolas’s Books

Join author Tracy Richardson as she discusses her debut title The Field, a young adult sci-fi novel. She will sign copies following the event. Seating at the event will be first-come first-served. This event will be a standing-room crowd, so if you require a seat for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to make arrangements. About…

05/26/19 – Ann Arbor Flower Day at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market

The farmers market combines with the Sunday Artisan Market to offer this special flower day, which will also include food trucks, live music, backyard beekeeping tips, gardening how-to advice, kids activities and tons of fun for the whole family. AAFM growers will offer a premium variety of flowers, plants, bulbs, seeds, seedlings and herbs at…

Every Sunday – Critter House Open Hours

Free and open to the public most Sundays, 10 am – 1 pm, see our website for closures. Observe frogs, turtles, snakes, and more as they hop, crawl, and slither in their homes! Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer your questions, and have activities or specimens out for you to explore. Leslie…

05/28/19 – Tummy Times at Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you want to get out of the house and meet other parents sharing the same new baby experiences? Come meet other new parents and relax while your child has fun engaging with our special toys for young babies.

05/28/19 – Nålbinding – Ancient Fiber Arts Craft at Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Local crafter Beth Battey returns to introduce us to “Nålbinding – Danish: literally “binding with a needle” or “needle-binding.” Nålbinding is an ancient, but still practiced, fabric creation technique that predates both knitting and crochet.  The oldest samples date from over 4000-8000 years ago and have been found all over the world from many different…

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