Concert: Southpaw Isle Steelband

Saturday September 20, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult.

The rhythm-driven Global Steelpan Music of Southpaw Isle Steelband stretches into and beyond jazz, classical, samba, and calypso. This group is notorious for high quality performances that will keep you moving and begging for more! Performances include the world premier of “A Caribbean Christmas Mass,” sold-out performances in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Educational Concert Series, and an appearance in the finals of the World Steelband Festival in Trinidad.

Ukulele Party

Saturday September 27, 2014: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for preschool – grade 5.

Bring the whole family to clap along as ukulele players sing folky songs just for the fun of it. There might even be a guitar, banjo, fiddle or accordion thrown in to the mix!

KinderConcert: Music & Motion

Friday October 3, 2014: 9:30 am to 10:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for children 2 - 5 years.

Learn about the string bass from Erin Zurbuchen and about the piano from Kathryn Goodson, and listen, dance and hear a story with Gari Stein. Enjoy the music of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

This event will be repeated at 10:30 am.

KinderConcert: Music & Motion

Friday October 3, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for children 2 - 5 years.

Learn about the string bass from Erin Zurbuchen and about the piano from Kathryn Goodson, and listen, dance and hear a story with Gari Stein. Enjoy the music of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

This event is also held at 9:30 am.

Dia de la Familia Latina

Sunday October 5, 2014: 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for all ages.

This Latino-focused family event takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month and features entertainment, games, crafts, food, and face painting! Health information addressing mental, physical, and social issues in the Latino community will be available.

An Evening with The Boogie Woogie Babies!

Thursday October 16, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Get the best of all their shows - from the Andrews Sisters to the McGuire Sisters to the Cookies and the Chiffons! A high-energy show that features music from the Big Band era through 1980s, from the Great American Songbook to Broadway to girl group pop!

Midwest audiences rave about the vocal harmonies and talents of the Boogie Woogie Babies! This nationally touring group features three of Michigan’s finest singers: Mary Rademacher, Barbara Wisse, and Francesca Amari, with premiere pianist Mark Kahny.

An Afternoon with Classical Guitarist Jeff Dwarshuis

Saturday October 18, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Jeff Dwarshuis’ performance will be an exciting set of the most prized pieces for the classical guitar.

From beautiful Lute transcriptions of The Renaissance to modern day masters, Jeff’s playing will take you through centuries of guitar virtuosity and beauty.

Concert: Joe Reilly!

Tuesday December 30, 2014: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool to grade 5.

Joe Reilly writes playful, clever, engaging, and joyful songs from his heart, and they always have something meaningful to say. His creative and original music hits a chord with nature lovers of all ages!