National Library Week Event: Bats of the World

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Step into the world of bats on Thursday April 16, 2 to 3pm at the Downtown Library. We'll learn about sound waves, ecosystems, food webs, and conservation and see a variety of live bats!

National Library Week Concert: Candy Band

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They're back! Candy Band - the famous Detroit rock group comprised of four stay-at-home moms who were sick to death of “whiny music” for kids - will return to the Downtown Library on Tuesday April 14, 1 to 2pm to perform a live concert. You have never heard ‘The Alphabet Song’ or ‘It’s Your Birthday’ played like this! They were a smash when they appeared at AADL in September – do not miss them this time around!

Celebrate National Poetry Month

To help celebrate National Poetry Month, come to a reading and open mike event this Thursday, April 9, 7.pm. at the Downtown Library. Acclaimed poet and Central Michigan University Professor Robert Fanning will be reading from both old and new work, the latest of which, American Prophet, is a series of observations by an imaginary black suited prophet who travels through America, visiting its dry cleaners, back streets, big cities and rural landscapes, testing the pulse of the country. One reviewer comments: "...these lyrics work the way poetry is meant to work, they move us past presumption and lax acceptance, past what we think we know, to make us rethink our staid convictions, whatever those might be." After Fanning's reading, people will have the opportunity to read their own work to a very friendly cadre of fellow writers and poetry lovers.

Duct Tape DIY Diversion

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Teens: if you're looking for something fun (and FREE) to do during the school break plan to attend Duct Tape Re-Dux on Wednesday, April 15: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm @ the Traverwood Branch. We have an awesome array of duct tape colors on hand from camouflage to the elusive plaid. We'll provide a few patterns, but you're only limited by what you can create in the time period! Prom season is also upon us and many teens make their prom outfits completely out of duct tape - take a look at this teen who knitted her entire dress out of duct tape.

All supplies will be provided. No registration required. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome!
Wednesday, April 15: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm @ the Traverwood Branch

HPV and Cervical Cancer - Truths And Myths

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On Tuesday April 7, from 7 pm to 8:30pm, join us at the Downtown Library for a special panel discussion co-sponsored by The University of Michigan Women’s Health Program and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center on the connection between HPV - the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States - and cervical cancer.

Creating The Not-So-Big® Inspired Home

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Last year was the first year on record where US house sizes actually stopped growing in size. This shift is indicative of a trend towards greener and more economical living. On Tuesday, April 7, from 7 to 8:30pm at Malletts Creek Branch, Master Designer Michael Klement of Architectural Resource, LLC will discuss how to achieve beauty, efficiency and conservation of energy and resources in a smaller home, remodel or addition. His presentation will be loosely based on the popular book, The Not So Big House, by Sarah Susanka.

Child Care and Summer Camp Job Fair

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The Childcare and Summer Camp Job Fair at Washtenaw Community College is on Thursday, April 2 from 3 to 6pm. It will be held in the Washtenaw Community College Student Center on the 2nd floor. The fair is open to students, alumni, and qualified community members seeking employment in child care or summer camp programs. Be sure to dress for success and come prepared with your resume and reference information.

Last Axis Coffeehouse!

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That's right! This Friday at the Malletts Creek Branch from 6:30 - 8:00 is our last Axis Coffeehouse of this session. The next session will start back up in June (librarians need summer breaks too). So come hang out and read poetry, short stories, or even perform a song while you wait for the summer to come.

Random Acts of April Foolishness!

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I really did have the privilege of paper-macheing Obama's beautiful head at the FestiFools studio last week and also designing diaper pins for the gigantic spewing baby! I can't wait to fool around on Main Street next Sunday, April 5th at 4:00 pm., at one my favorite A2 events of the entire year! You can join us at the Downtown Library at 2:30 pm to make wild wands, noisemakers and crazy UFO hats and then parade down William Street to meet up with all the gigantic fools! You can also make kites at Palmer Field from 1-3 pm and then dash to Main Street to show off your freshly made flying art. See you there!!
TEENS! We need you to help work the parade! If you want to be IN the parade, acting foolish, holding puppets and having a great time then register here. Meet us at the Palio parking lot at Main and Williams @ 3PM!

Great concerts this weekend, for free!

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The The University of Michigan School of Music offers some outstanding free concerts. Two are coming up tonight. The first, at 5:15 p.m., at the School of Music's Rehearsal Hall, is by the the Prism Quartet. These U/M alums perform progressive saxophone music. The New York Times calls the group "mellifluous and stylistically versatile." The second concert, at 7 p.m., in the Stamps Auditorium, features Daniel Bernard Roumain, a Haitian-American composer who combines classical influences with funk, rock and hip-hop. He will be joined by U of M faculty and students. Take advantage of this great opportunity to hear some excellent and innovative music.

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