Life in Ann Arbor

0618/19 – 08/06/19 – Reading Heroes at YDL-Michigan

Meet the helpers and heroes who make our community great! Special guests including EMTs, police officers, and elected officials will read a book and talk about what they do. YDL-Michigan: 229 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti MI 48197

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

06/18/19 – 07/30/19 – Rhyme Zone at YDL-Michigan

Work with local musicians to practice, write, and prepare your performances for Noise Permit, our teen-driven end of summer concert and celebration of the arts. Lyricist Lounge and Rhyme Zone are free workshops led by artists in the community to help teens prepare for this amazing event! YDL-Michigan: 229 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti MI 48197

07/23/19 – Song Fest at Kerrytown Concert House

Kevin Bylsma and Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers are bringing the 26th iteration of Song Fest back to the House, from July 23 to July 26.  Join Kevin, Jane, special guest artists Liz Pearse and Alvin Waddles, and many more in four wonderful evenings of art song, opera, and cabaret! Admission: $5 suggested donation Singing while accompanying…

05/01/19 – 12/04/19 – 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,…

06/19/19 – 08/07/19 – Get Creative at YDL-Whittaker

Join volunteers from Eastern Michigan University’s Office of Campus and Community Writing for a different project each week that combines creative writing with technology, cooking, or art. YDL-Whittaker: 5577 Whittaker Road Ypsilanti MI 48197

07/24/19 – Wriblox (Ages 8-18) at YDL-Superior

Enhance your Roblox experience by writing new storylines and settings with help from 826michigan. Then bring the character you imagined to life with blocks, paint, and markers. YDL-Superior: 8795 MacArthur Boulevard, Ypsilanti MI 48198

07/24/19 – Letterpress Lab at 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…

07/24/19 – Epic Grammar Fails at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Do you feel compelled to correct everything you read or hear: signs, menus, emails, web pages, song lyrics, fortune cookies? Or have you been the target of such “Grammar Police”? This lecture traces protests over English usage, such as the non-literal use of “literally” and when to use an apostrophe in “its” vs “it’s.” We…

06/06/19 – 08/08/19 – Senior Summer Makers Camp (Ages 55+) at YDL-Michigan

It’s like summer camp, but better! Try an old craft and a new version that uses technology. Led by the University of Michigan School of Information, with support from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Jun 6: Die cut cards and 3D printing Jun 13: Digital photography Jun 20: Book making Jun 27: Hand…

06/20/19 – 08/22/19 – Jumpstart Storytime (4-5) at YDL-Whittaker

4’s and 5’s develop soft skills for kindergarten readiness with a “big kids only” activity in the story room for 10-15 minutes, then will join younger siblings and caregivers for stories, parachute, music, process art, and science and math activities. YDL-Whittaker: 5577 Whittaker Road Ypsilanti MI 48197

07/25/19 – Nature Walk at Marshall Nature Area at Marshall Nature Area

All Ages ·Join us over the spring, summer, and fall for informative and fun nature walks around Ann Arbor’s natural areas! These walks are a partnership between AADL and Natural Area Preservation (NAP), and are led by a NAP host. Dress comfortably and bring water and bug spray. This walk will take place at Marshall…

07/25/19 – Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights in Downtown Chelsea

Celebrate the summer in Chelsea, MI with our weekly music series Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights. Stroll vibrant Chelsea, Michigan, shop in our unique stores, and enjoy local favorites and nationally recognized musicians on separate staged areas throughout our downtown. This week’s entertainment: 1 – Ceolsige (Singer/Songwriter) at Palmer Commons 2 – Joanna & the Jaywalkers (Folk/Rock) at Katie’s Korner…

07/25/19 – 07/27/19 – Sounds and Sights Festival

Sounds & Sights Festival, presented by Rick Taylor Real Estate  is an annual summer weekend event in historic Chelsea, Michigan. The event started over three decades ago and is a highlight of summer that draws visitors from all over the state and beyond. The two-day, three-night festival features live music and social tent,  kids’ entertainment and activities,…

07/26/19 – Teen STEAM Café at YDL-Michigan

Jermaine Dickerson turned his love of drawing into a career as a professional illustrator, and created Hero Nation, a local Ypsi comic con focused on diversity. Meet Jermaine for dinner and an informal discussion about what it looks like to build a career in the arts. YDL-Michigan: 229 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti MI 48197

07/26/19 – Jazz in the Parking Lot (All Ages) at Shadford Field

Detroit’s Queen of the Blues Thornetta Davis will headline the third annual free jazz event, hosted by Ypsilanti Community Schools. Community vendors and information booths will be on site, and you can learn about enrolling for the 2019-20 school year. Find the library’s tent to get a code for the Summer Challenge! Shadford Field, 2095…

07/27/19 – Rosie the Riveter Arts and Craft Show at North Bay Park

This craft show will have something for everyone, from delectable baked goods to hand-crafted jewelry and home goods. “Original Rosies” will share history and take photos, the Ypsilanti Township Fire Department will roll out their new “Rosie the Riveter” themed fire engine, and kids will enjoy face painting, a bounce-house, music, and a food truck…

07/27/19 – Sensory Storytime at Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Age 3 – 7 ·Storytime is for everyone! This special storytime includes 20 minutes of interactive stories, rhymes, and movement, plus 40 minutes of adaptive free play! This event is designed for young listeners with developmental disabilities and their friends and families.

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