Preschool Yoga

Saturday March 7, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:40 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5

Enjoy stories, puppets, and movements that promote coordination, flexibility, and storytime fun with Catalina Arango of Ananda Children.

How We Learn About How Kids Learn

Wednesday March 11, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Researchers from the University of Michigan's Living Lab program will discuss their studies on how children think about things like social power, race, resource scarcity, future selves, and money saving and spending. Researchers will demonstrate the tasks used with children, report on some interesting findings, and make connections to the real-world issues facing parents, teachers, and other adults who work with children. It will be a fun and interactive event with lots of room for questions and conversations!

The Living Lab program brings UM researchers into public spaces where interested families can participate in studies. Living Lab sites are located in the Ann Arbor District Library, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and the UM Museum of Natural History.

What You and Your Teen Need to Know About the Law and Juvenile Justice

Wednesday March 11, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

For ADHD youth, impulsive behaviors can get them into trouble with the legal system. Michael Kelly, Criminal Defense and Family Law Attorney at Kelly and Kelly, PC, will discuss how to best avoid this trouble and what to do if we and our youth need help, especially highlighting issues pertaining to youth with ADHD.

Topics include:
• What if I give away or sell my ADD meds?
• Should I report my teen to the police to teach him a lesson?
• What does having a record mean?
• What about underage sex and the law in Michigan?
• What about Internet trouble--social media, porn, cyber bullying?
• Do scared straight programs work? Are there prevention programs that work?
• What should I do if I get into a car accident?
• What do I do and how should I act if I get stopped by the police?
• What are the stats regarding ADHD and incarceration, accidents, drug and alcohol abuse?

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

Long Distance Hiking: Tales from the Trail

Wednesday March 18, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grades 9 and up.
This event will be recorded

Long distance hiker Chris Hillier earned his "Triple Crown" title by completing the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Appalachian Trail, covering a total distance of about 7,900 miles. He was also the first to hike Michigan's 924-mile trail that reaches from Belle Isle to Ironwood. Chris will share his love for hiking through photos and stories, and pass along some of the lessons he has learned firsthand on the trail.

First Six Months

Friday March 20, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies up to 6 months with their parents.

This new parent group offers an opportunity for new parents and pre-toddler infants to meet and play in an unstructured, comfortable setting at the Library.

No siblings, please

Grief 101: What To Expect When Grieving

Tuesday March 24, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Presented by Arbor Hospice’s Grief Support Services, this educational meeting will provide you with the resources and information you are looking for when coping with the loss of a loved one. The session will help examine what is normal during the grief process, strategies for coping, suggestions for self-care, and what support is available to you. There will be time for questions at the end.

Arbor Hospice is a community resource that provides grief support services to any member of our community who has experienced a loss through death. In addition to providing support services to family members who have utilized Arbor Hospice’s services, programs are open to any member of the community who has experienced a loss.

For more information about Arbor Hospice Grief Support Services, please call 734 – 794-5460 or contact mschultz@arborhospice.org.

Sensation Stations

Thursday March 26, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose 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.

Bright Nights Community Forum: Mobile Health Technology: Detecting Moods in Bipolar Disorder

Tuesday March 31, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Bipolar disorder is a chronic disease with unstable and unpredictable moods. Many individuals with bipolar disorder live very productive lives, but an episode of mania or depression can be devastating. The ability to access support in time to prevent an episode is key for living a stable life with bipolar disorder.

Researchers at the University of Michigan Depression Center and College of Engineering have teamed up to create a program called PRIORI, which studies the acoustics of speech and the ability to predict mood state changes. This novel technology is designed to monitor moods with minimal effort from the patient.

Dr. Melvin McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych, the Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression at the U-M Depression Center, will present a brief overview of bipolar disorder from a clinical and genetic perspective and provide information on new methods for monitoring moods. This will be followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with panelists John Gideon, BS, MS, Graduate Student Research Assistant, U-M Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Jennifer Montgomery, MSW, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, U-M Department of Psychiatry.

For more information, please visit the Depression Center website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

Sensation Stations

Tuesday April 21, 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.

Nature Walk @ Barton Nature Area

Thursday May 7, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Barton Nature Area

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (grade K and up).

Join staff members of AADL and the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation for an informative nature walk in the beautiful 102-acre Barton Nature Area.

Learn about native plants and animals, and about the diverse natural features of the area.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Meet in the parking lot off Huron Drive, just north of the Bird Road intersection.