Hey teens, AXIS Coffeehouse is back!

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As Summer Festival winds down it’s time to put the spotlight on Coffeehouse. Here’s your chance to escape the heat, relax, and enjoy sharing poetry, monologues, or music. Sip on coffee, cocoa, or ice water. Come speak into the mike or sit back and listen.

AXIS Coffeehouse | Wednesday, July 1 | 6:00-8:30 PM | Malletts Creek

Baby Bits - Froggies

Ms. Rachel did FROGGIES in Baby PlayGroup this week. Try some books and some songs from the following list:
Jump Frog Jump by Robert Kalan.
Sing "Five Green And Speckled Frogs" in Five Little Monkeys by Dennis Buck.
Sing "Five Little Frogs" with Raffi in Singable Songs For The Very Young.
Find other program songs we sing in With You by Gemini, our Local Artists.

Shrinky Dink Craft Sensation

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Join us to create fun jewelry accessories, like keychains and pet tags, using Shrinky Dink material, a "magic" plastic which shrinks down to 1/3 of its original size and becomes nine times thicker when heated briefly in the oven! Kids (grade 4+ please), Teens, and Adults are all welcome!

Wed, June 24 | 7:00-8:00pm | Mallett's Creek Program Room | Grade 4-Adult

The Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now

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This Wednesday, June 24, we'll be launching Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now, a new site with searching and browsing access to over 130 full-text articles on local history written for the Ann Arbor Observer over the past three decades by local historian and author, Grace Shackman. Stop by for a demonstration of the site, refreshments, and a lively discussion by Grace and Observer editor, John Hilton, at 7:00 p.m. in the Downtown lower level Multi-Purpose Room.

A Jump Roping Blast

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Bring your ropes and rhymes to Jump Roping Blast for a jumpin' good time! We have Chinese, Double-Dutch and standard jump ropes to share. Rain? We'll jump inside. If you need some visuals to help inspire or check out some fancy footwork ahead of time, check out Jump In a movie that tells the story of a young boxer who discovers jump roping while training.

Tuesday, June 23 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Malletts Creek Parking Lot | Grades 4-12

Smoothie Sensation - Now at Pittsfield Branch

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Blend away the boredom and create delicious fruity concoctions at this hands-on workshop for grades 6 - 12! Join us on Tuesday, June 30, 7pm at the Pittsfield Branch.

Take a Hike! @Lakewood Nature Area

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Tonight at 7pm, join the City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation staff in a botanical walk through Lakewood Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot of Lakewood School, 344 Gralake. This event is held in conjunction with the summer reading program, Local Motion, which encourages the use of local neighborhoods, gyms, recreational facilities and outdoor areas to move and get fit!

International Wine Judge Ron Sober Discusses Wine: Snobbery Not Necessary

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Wine is just a drink, so why is there such pomp and circumstance (and snobbery) surrounding it? Tonight at 7pm at the Downtown Library, Ron Sober, a local resident and international wine judge, is going to take the wine snobs to task by breaking the old paradigms that surround this humble beverage.

July Computer Classes

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The July computer class schedule is available! July classes not offered in June:
Introduction to Google Documents - Introduction to Firefox Add-Ons - World Wide Web Tools - File Management - iPod Fever

Register online, call 734-327-4555 or visit any AADL location to register. See you in class!

AADL Productions Podcast: John Hilton, editor of The Ann Arbor Observer

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Last month, we had the privilege of talking with Ann Arbor Observer editor, John Hilton, about the origins and development of the Observer, how Ann Arbor has changed over the past three decades, and the current state of the newspaper industry. John also recently joined us along with local historian and author Grace Shackman to talk about Ann Arbor history and help us launch an online collection of local history articles from the Observer dating back to 1982. You can read all of Grace's articles from the Observer online now in Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now.

(Due to technical difficulties, the quality of the audio isn't quite what it should be, but please listen in as John has many interesting things to say about Ann Arbor!)

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