Learning is a Family Thing!

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Come on out to the downtown library this Sunday at 2:00 for Learning is a Family Thing, a series of programs designed to enhance life skills for everyone in the family. This session will be focusing on health- keeping your family healthy through nutrition, exercise, and education. There will be activities for all ages, as well as prizes, raffles, and giveaways. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Summer Youth Employment Program

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Are you between the ages of 14 and 24? Are you unemployed? Are you looking for a better job? The Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program provides employers with youth workers and short-term employees. Youth may work up to 40 hours per week during the summer months with the goal of learning about the world of work, building on their individual strengths and incorporating youth development principles. If you are enthusiastic about not just earning some money this summer but building your resume with good work experience, you can find out when the next orientation is at summerjobs@washtenaw.org or by calling (734) 481-2517 and asking for Youth Services.

Calling All World War II Military Personnel

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On Wednesday, May 27th a very special event is planned for all World War II military personnel at the Yankee Air Museum at the Willow Run Airport in Belleville, Mi. Map

All Michigan's "Greatest Generation" World War II veterans are invited for a historic group photo on the tarmac of the Yankee Air Museum with the B-17 bomber 'Yankee Lady" as the backdrop.

You are asked to bring a 5x7 photo of yourself from your time in the military. Casual dress is fine, as is full military attire or wearing your military unit's cap.

The event begins at 1:30 p.m. with a reception and the photograph will be taken at 2 p.m.
All participating veterans will receive a copy of this historic group photo.

Author Gary D. Schmidt Discusses His Teen Novels And Announces The Winners Of The 2009 Teen Short Story Contest

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Join us in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League on Saturday, May 16 as teen fiction writer Gary D. Schmidt discusses the craft of writing and announces the 2009 winners of the "It's All Write" teen short story writing contest. This year, over 200 area students participated, making it one of the most competitive ever! This event, sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library, is a highlight of the Ann Arbor Book Festival.

The Spirit of Tea

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Learn more about the history of the most widely consumed beverage in the world (after water) when author Frank Hadley Murphy comes to the Traverwood Branch on Thursday, May 14 at 7 pm to discuss his book The Spirit Of Tea. Ann Arbor’s own Tea Haus will be there, with samples of tea to try, and the event will include a book signing with books on sale, courtesy of Shaman Drum Bookshop. This event is co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor Book Festival.

Online News Delivered!

Are you sad that your traditional newspaper may no longer be delivered to your doorstep? Do you want to learn how to make that news come to you electronically, but don't know how?

Join us for the Online News Delivered class this upcoming Wednesday, and learn all about it! We'll explain how you can get your local, national, and world news from your favorite media sources delivered to your RSS Reader or E-mail automatically, and help you set everything up. Register today by phone or online!

Recap: Online News Delivered class, Wed., May 13, 10am-12pm, Malletts Creek Branch, Registration Required.

Online News Delivered

Are you sad that your traditional newspaper may no longer be delivered to your doorstep? Do you want to learn how to make that news come to you electronically, but don't know how? Join us for the Online News Delivered class this upcoming Wednesday, and learn all about it! We'll explain how you can get your local, national, and world news from your favorite media sources delivered to your RSS Reader or E-mail automatically, and help you set everything up. Register today by phone or online!

Online News Delivered, Wed, May 13, 10am-12pm, Malletts Creek Branch, Registration Required.

Ann Arbor Public Schools Student Art Exhibit

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Each year, the Ann Arbor Public Schools come to the Library to showcase the work of their students. Once again, the developing talents of students in kindergarten through fifth grade art classes will be displayed throughout the Downtown Branch. The current exhibit will be up through May 28. Artwork will be on display at the Downtown Library in the Multi-Purpose Room, Lower Level Glass Display Cases, Third Floor Exhibit Area & Youth Department

Chesstastic

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It's Chesstastic this Sunday, May 10, 1:00-4:00 PM at the Traverwood Branch/AADL for All Ages. Play one of the world's most popular sports with players of all ages and abilities. Chess sets will be provided. Try checking out a book or two to learn some basic moves with Beginner's Guide to Playing Chess or browse fun facts in the magazine Chess Life.

Maybe you'd enjoy teaching your Mother to play chess, or she can teach you.

Henna Art With Local Henna Artist Hiral Shah

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On Saturday, May 9, from 2 - 3:30pm at Pittsfield Branch, learn about the history, traditions and current practices of henna body art with Hiral Shah, a henna artist with 7 years of experience.

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