Life in Ann Arbor

03/05/20 – The Stigma of Mental Illness at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

In a relaxed setting, we’ll discuss mental illness, the stigma attached to it and how we can decrease this stigma in our community. Attendees can make a decorative wish jar to take home.    Social Worker Lisa Anderson from Michigan Medicine’s Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools will lead the discussion.    This event is in partnership with Michigan…

02/07/20 – 05/22/20 – Parents As Teachers At YDL-Michigan

Parents are their child’s most influential teachers! Join early childhood professionals to build a support network, tackle challenging problems, let your children interact with others, and have fun. Designed for parents-to-be, and parents who have children up to 5 years old, RSVP at 734-484-9944. Led by trained SOS Community Services staff.

03/06/20 – AADL World Famous Trivia Night at the Westgate Branch: West Side Room

It’s the world famous AADL World Famous Trivia Night!    Join us for this adult-oriented team trivia event at Westgate. Compete in two rounds of exciting trivia action for big prizes, AADL swag, and glory!    Bring a group of friends, a cadre of trivia ringers, or, if you’re on your own, join other newcomers to create an…

Saturdays 02/15/20 – 04/04/20 – Gigantic Puppets at the FestiFOOLs Studio

February 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4; two sessions per Saturday: 10am-1pm + 1-4pm.  Sign up for any or all! This is where the magic of FestiFOOLs is made and where puppets from years past lend their wacky, thoughtful, wonderFOOL selves as inspiration for this year’s FOOLery. Sign-up to help build this…

Saturdays – The Little Scientist Club at the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Encourage your child’s natural drive for discovery through our Little Scientist Club. Our youngest visitors will explore their sense of wonder about the world through observation and hands-on activities, science-themed stories, and much more. Older siblings are welcome, too. No registration necessary. Check out our events calendar for each week’s theme!

02/15/20 – 03/31/20- Write Stuff (Ages 14-26) At YDL-Michigan

In partnership with the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, these workshops will highlight and support projects by writers with disabilities. Writers who are looking to expand their skills or who are new to the craft are welcome to join any session.

03/07/20 – Stewardship Workday at the Barton Nature Area

Join NAP to cut invasive shrubs in this beautiful and unique nature area. Check out lovely views of the Huron River and Barton Pond as we make this park more suitable for the varied wildlife that calls Barton home. Meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Drive (map). City of Ann Arbor…

03/07/20 – Le Cirque Esprit Tecumseh Center for the Arts

Packed with breathtaking acrobatics and aerial acts paired with classic steampunk-era circus artistry. Don’t miss New York City’s renowned ABCirque and the contemporary group CORDIS when they present its latest creation, “Spirit of the Machine” based on the Greek tale of Talos— “the first machine.” One day only in Tecumseh. 400 N. Maumee Street, Tecumseh,…

Sundays 03/01/20 – 03/29/20 – FOOLMoon Luminary Workshops at Workantile

Join us at Workantile and make your FOOLish creation for the FOOLMoon festivities on Friday, April 3, 7-11pm in Kerrytown! Get hands-on help from one of our talented teaching artists and bring your ideas to life. We will have everything you need from supplies, to coffee, to music and merriment. You bring YOU.

03/10/20 – Stewards’ Circle at Bruegger’s Bagels, 709 N. University Ave.

Are you interested in learning more about how to care for our natural areas? Then join the Stewardship Network’s Huron Arbor cluster for an informal discussion on a monthly topic with volunteer and professional land stewards, plus others interested in nature. Free! For more information go to www.stewardshipnetwork.org. This month’s topic: City Nature Challenge and iNaturalist City…

Tuesdays – The Little Scientist Club at the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Encourage your child’s natural drive for discovery through our Little Scientist Club. Our youngest visitors will explore their sense of wonder about the world through observation and hands-on activities, science-themed stories, and much more. Older siblings are welcome, too. No registration necessary. Check out our events calendar for each week’s theme!

01/28/20 – 04/07/20 – ESL Drop-in Tutoring at YDL-Michigan

Learn English as a Second Language at free drop-in tutoring sessions. All levels of English are welcome and learners may attend as many times as they wish. Please arrive 5 minutes before the start time for each session. Sponsored by Washtenaw Literacy and Eastern Michigan University.

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

Now – 05/26/20 – Y on the Fly at YDL-Michigan

The Y van is loaded with sports equipment and other fun activities for inside or outside the library, depending on the weather. Trained Y coaches offer games, activities, and healthy snacks to children between the ages of 5-13. Parents must check in their child the first time they participate. Questions? Please contact Y on the…

03/10/20 – Stroke Prevention and Care at the Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

Join us for this informational discussion with Doctors Sadhana Murali, MD., Clinical Lecturer and Joseph Carrera, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology from Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Stroke Center, as they discuss stroke warning signs and stroke prevention.    This event is in  partnership with the Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Wednesdays – Nature Storytime – at Gallup Park

Most Wednesdays 10-11 am, Ages 1-5. Caregiver required and free! $5/child for non-members, $4/child for LSNC members. See lesliesnc.org for dates and themes Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your toddler’s developing senses, and get a bit of exercise!  Explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories,…

Now – 05/27/20 – ESL Book Group at YDL-Michigan

Read and discuss books for fun and to learn about vocabulary, pronunciation, and American culture. Learners with intermediate or advanced ESL reading levels are welcome. For more information or to register, contact Washtenaw Literacy at info@washtenawliteracy.org or call 734-482-4110 x1325.

03/11/20 – Letterpress Open Lab at the Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Our weekly Letterpress Open Lab introduces the process and materials for printing by hand with wood type on a selection of antique cylinder presses. Never printed before? Don’t worry, we’ll show you the basics on composing a wood type project, choosing paper, hand inking with a brayer, and finally using a printing press. Due to…

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