Permaculture from the Roots Up: Community Care

Tuesday February 9, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Without community and collaborative effort no part of our daily life is possible. What does a healthy, sustainable, and thriving community look like?

We will be exploring how we can we utilize Permaculture philosophy in our work, schools, and community centers to design systems that create spirals of abundance and prosperity. You will learn concrete examples of community-care principles and leave with tips for making real changes.

Permaculture is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking, biomimicry, and pattern language. Its aim is to create systems that are economically, environmentally, and energetically sound.

Throughout this series we will establish a deeper understand of Permaculture ethics, principles, and design to cultivate a more resilient culture. Bridget O’Brien is a Certified Permaculture Designer and Educator, and the Marketing Coordinator for The People’s Food Co-op of Ann Arbor, co-sponsor of this program.

Baby Playgroups

Wednesday February 10, 2016: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies up to 24 months.

This is a time for babies up to 24 months and their grown-ups to gather and play. The Library will provide the space and a variety of toys.

Each playgroup includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday February 11, 2016: 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Preschool Storytimes

Friday February 12, 2016: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5 years.

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Preschool ArtStart

Monday February 15, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art too! Join us for fun crafts for children ages 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Baby Playgroups

Wednesday February 17, 2016: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies up to 24 months.

This is a time for babies up to 24 months and their grown-ups to gather and play. The Library will provide the space and a variety of toys.

Each playgroup includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Tiny Plant Pot

Wednesday February 17, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Make a mini-environment for a super small plant.

Comic-Drawing with Ruth McNally Barshaw

Thursday February 18, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5

Learn the art of story creation, draw characters, and brainstorm settings, story problems, friends and enemies with Ruth McNally Barshaw, author of the popular Ellie McDoodle Diaries book series!

Books will be for sale courtesy of Literati Bookstore

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday February 18, 2016: 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Preschool Storytimes

Friday February 19, 2016: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5 years.

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.