Morningstar Investment Database Computer Training Class

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Four spots are still available for the Morningstar Investment Database Class being held at the Downtown Library Computer Training Center on Wednesday, April 29th from 4-5 pm.

Keep that promise you made on April 15th to get a handle on your investments by learning how to use the Morningstar Database—ranked by Barron’s and Forbes as one of the top investing sites. Now, more than ever, it pays to have solid, unbiased information to make investment decisions. Register online or by calling 327-4555.

Go! Strategy Board Game

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Learn to play the board game Go or test your skills against members of the University of Michigan Go Club. Players of any skill level can enjoy Go. Saturday, April 25, from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Traverwood Branch/AADL, all ages are welcome.

If you need to brush up on the basics, check out Go Basics or Go for Beginners. The US Go Association is a great source for Go-related links and resources. The U-M Go Club regularly meets at the Espresso Royale Cafe at State Street and North University, 7-11 Thursdays and 1-5 on Sundays.

See you Saturday, April 25 at Traverwood.

Healthy Food for Healthy Kids

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How can you make healthy meals for the family without busting your budget? Are there snacks out there that are nutritious for the kids that they will actually eat? Staff of the Washtenaw County Extension Services Food and Nutrition Program will be at the Malletts Creek Branch on Saturday, April 25 from 10-11:30am to answer these questions and more!

Busy families will learn quick and easy ways to make balanced and nutritious food choices that are actually tasty, using all of the food groups. Proteins, carbohydrates, and fats all play a key role in keeping our bodies healthy and active. A food demonstration will also show just how quick and easy it can be. Join us for Food for Families: Keep your Kids on the Right Nutritional Track!

Superhero Smash Up!

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Come in your superhero costume for prizes! Then watch Sky High about an elite high school that molds today's power-gifted students into tomorrow's superheroes.

Sunday, April 26 | 3:00-5:30 PM | Downtown Library | Grades 4-Adult

Shazam! Draw your own superhero!

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Like Superheroes? Like to draw? If the answer’s yes, then join in the fun this Sunday when comic artist Jerzy Drozd will offer tips to help you draw the ultimate superhero.

How to Draw Superheroes | 1-3 PM | Sun., April 26 | Downtown Library | Gr. 4-Adults

Spring Workshops at 826michigan

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826michigan has opened registration for spring workshops! Workshops are available for kids and adults on a variety of subjects. Sign up here, but hurry because there are a limited number of spots available for each workshop, and they fill up quickly! And don’t forget about Drop-In Writing Time (no registration required) on Monday nights, 6-7pm, starting May 4, running through June 8.

Do We Have the Courage to Talk About Race?

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Join us for the first in a series of conversations led by the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) on the subject of race. Local educators Thomas Hoetger of Detroit Public Schools and Dr. Robert W. Simmons III, of Eastern Michigan University will lead a spirited discussion on Tuesday, April 21, 7 – 8:30pm at the Downtown Branch.

Earth Day in Ann Arbor

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Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day in Tree Town. Catch the Recycled Materials Art Show at the ReUse Center or drink a toast to Project Grow at Arbor Brewing Company.

The Leslie Science and Nature Center will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 26, with educational displays, hands-on activities, live animal presentations, storytelling and sing-alongs. Join the All Species Parade dressed as your favorite endangered plant or animal. Call 997-1553 or visit the Leslie Science Center's website for more information.

El día los ninos/El día de los libros

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Dance to Tumbao Bravo’s awesome Cuban jazz beat. Check out Ypsilanti District Library’s fantastic collection of books in Spanish. Snack on tortilla chips, make sunbursts to hang in the window, bracelets, and flags from your favorite country. El Día is for the whole familia to enjoy together! It all begins at 1:30 pm at the Whittaker Branch of YDL on Sunday, April 26th. Vamanos!!

Homebrew time!

Saturday at 2pm in the Malletts Creek program room, Ann Arbor Brewers' Guild member Jeff Renner will be presenting a variety of basic homebrew tips, as well as advice for experienced brewers. In case you'd like to do a little reading on your own, either before or after Jeff's presentation, check out the Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charlie Papazian, a book referred to by many homebrewers as the "Homebrew Bible." Since summer is one of the best possible seasons (in my opinion) to enjoy a pale ale, you might want to learn how to make your own. Terry Foster's Pale ale: History, brewing techniques, recipes can help guide you through your first batch. And if you're a first timer for whom this all seems like a whole lot of mess, John Palmer's How to brew: Everything you need to know to brew beer right the first time might help you demystify the process. Cheers! Here's to your health!

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