Strategies for Coping and Healing from Loss through Art and Writing

Saturday February 20, 2016: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Join us for an afternoon for individuals and loved ones grieving reproductive loss.

This event will include three components:
• Lindsay Brennan and Lesley Farrell, Clinical Social Workers from the UM Center for Reproductive Medicine will discuss coping strategies for grief and loss.

• Robin Silbergleid will share excerpts from her recent book of poetry, "The Baby Book," which documents her journey from infertility treatment through parenthood. She will also lead participants in a short exercise for expressing their own experiences through imaginative letter writing.

• Maria Novotny and Elizabeth Walker, founders and curators of ART of Infertility, an infertility artwork, oral history and portraiture project and traveling exhibit, will guide participants in the making of personalized keepsake boxes. Some pieces of visual art and writing from ART of Infertility’s permanent collection will also be on display throughout the event.

This event is co-sponsored by The University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine and ART of Infertility.

Sensation Stations

Thursday March 10, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Sign Language for Infants and Toddlers

Thursday March 31, 2016: 11:00 am to 11:45 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies (6 months–2 years), with an adult.

Learn to sprinkle family-friendly American Sign Language into songs and play, making signing easy, fun, and successful!

Kathy Brady, Certified Instructor of Signing Smart, presents this program for hearing infants and toddlers. No older siblings, please.

Sensation Stations

Monday April 11, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Sensation Stations

Thursday May 12, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for ages 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!