New Year/New Vision-Create your own Vision Board

Tuesday January 6, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Adults

Wellness coach Shawn King will help guide you in creating a visual map of your dreams and goals using the art of feng shui.

With poster board and old magazines we'll create a collage of pictures, phrases, words or items that represent you and your goals.

Sensation Stations

Wednesday January 7, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies (18 months - 3 years).

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping,pouring, and sorting a variety of materials.

Alternatives To Medication For ADHD

Wednesday January 7, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Treatments to manage ADHD include medication – but what are the alternatives and are they successful?

Join Michael J. Patterson, Director of Namaste Family Services, LLC, for an informative discussion of alternatives to ADHD medication. Michael will provide information that will be useful for parents of children with ADHD as well as adults with ADHD, and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

This event is co-sponsored by AADL and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) of Washtenaw County.

Just BABIES! with Denise Owens

Tuesday January 20, 2015: 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies (3 months to pre-walkers) -no older siblings, please.

Join Kindermusik leader Denise Owens in a program of songs, touch, and motion for the youngest Library patrons.

This program is for babies who are not walking yet, accompanied by their caregiver. No older siblings, please.

Winter Biking

Wednesday January 21, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up

Learn about strategies to ride your bicycle safely and enjoyably during the winter months. Local bike mechanic Kevin Sanchez will present on what you need to keep on biking throughout the cold months of the year.

Educating Community Members About Health Insurance Options

Monday January 26, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

In partnership with the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) and the U-M group, the Health Policy Student Association.
The talk will provide information about health insurance options and refer community members to services that can directly enroll people into the coverage they’re eligible for.

Some community members enrolled in coverage that requires re-enrollment each year, and the speaker will have information and assistance for attendees to learn about re-enrollment.

Nurturing Baby and You

Thursday February 5, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:45 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for babies (3 months through pre-walkers) - no older siblings please.

Gari Stein leads this unique program that focuses on play, movement, and touch, featuring rhymes, tunes for everyday routines, massage, and more.

This event promotes healthy development and strong bonds derived from the research on the body-brain connection. Turn cranky to calm in a gentle, nurturing environment.

No older siblings, please

Using Yoga to Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

Saturday February 7, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Grades 6-Adult

In this Kundalini yoga class, instructor Victoria Duranona will teach us how to become aware of stressors and how they influence our communication, our relationships, and our performance. She will then lead us through yoga and meditation to release our stress so we can flow with the right voltage and be able to put up with life's challenges without losing ourselves.

It is advised to bring a bottle of water, not eat for two hours before you come, and dress comfortably. Also, please bring your own mat.

Play Connection with Therapy Dogs for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Sunday February 8, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 5 with an adult.

If you are a parent with a child on the autism spectrum, here’s an opportunity to explore the possibilities.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician Dr. Rick Solomon has been diagnosing and treating children with autism spectrum disorders for over 25 years. He founded the PLAY Project (playproject.org) in response to the need for autism intervention options and from 2009-2012 was the principle investigator of one of the largest intervention research studies in the U.S. with young children with ASD, with the results now published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

He will be here to chat with parents and children, while kids have a chance to pet therapy dogs or play with a variety of fun toys.

You can learn more about Dr. Rick at playproject.org.

Sensation Stations

Tuesday February 10, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies (18 months - 3 years).

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, and sorting a variety of materials.