Tales of the Tango With Tango Expert Mabel Rodriguez

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It’s time to learn about the Tango! On Friday, March 13, 7:00 to 8:30pm, at the Downtown Library, Tango expert Mabel Rodriguez will discuss this fascinating dance and its history, complete with live Tango demonstrations.

Axis Coffeehouse This Friday!

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It's another Friday the 13th! But don't despair, there's safety in numbers. Come hang out with us this Friday, March 13th 6:30 -8:00 PM at the Malletts Creek Branch Library and hope the upcoming St. Patrick's Day luck cancels out the day.

What will you read? How about your story for the library's short story contest It's All Write! The due date is March 20th. Don't miss your chance for awesome cash prizes!

Learning Differences: What's in a Name or Label and How to Move Beyond It

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Has your child dealt with learning differences in the classroom? If so, learn more at this panel discussion at the Downtown Library, Monday, March 9, 7 - 8:30pm. Linda J. Spector, M.Ed Learning Specialist at Ann Arbor Academy will moderate the discussion with a panel of experts, plus a student and parent.

"Feast for the Senses"

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Spend an enjoyable evening at Canterbury House, a campus ministry housed at 721 E. Huron St. Canterbury House offers a great concert series open to the general public. This Friday, March 6, they will offer "A Feast of the Senses" which includes among other sensory delights, music by Laurel Premo who plays a variety of folk instruments and sings, her music drawn from Celtic, American and Scandinavian traditions. Also performing will be "Pear and the Pepper, a jazz band and Dry County, formerly Dry County Boys, an indie rock group. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 or $5 for students and seniors.

2009 Ann Arbor Women Artists' Exhibition and Discussion

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In conjunction with their Annual Spring exhibition (which will be on display at the Downtown Library through mid-April), the Ann Arbor Women Artists and the Library will present a lecture/reception at the Downtown Library on Friday March 6, 2009, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the juror for this exhibition, local arts educator Ellen Wilt. The winners of the 2009 Ann Arbor Women Artists’ Exhibit will be announced and Ms. Wilt will use the art as a focal point as she leads the audience in a community discussion.

The Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative: A Community Discussion Led By MPRI Staff

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Prisoner re-entry is the process of leaving prison or jail and returning to society. Join us on Thursday March 5, 2009: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Downtown Library to learn more about this important topic for community discussion with a panel of returning citizens and professionals from the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative. Among the panelists for this evening presentation will be Mary King, MPRI Community Coordinator for Washtenaw County.

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Discover a Universe of Robots!

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Have you ever seen a robot, made a robot, been a robot? If so, you might want to come see the Ypsilanti / Ann Arbor Area Robotics Club demonstrate the wonder of robots this Sunday, March 8th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Downtown Multi-Purpose room! Discover the Universe. Discover robots!

(And remember daylight savings time! Spring forward and see robots!)

Ark's Storytelling Festival

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Don’t miss the Ark's 22nd Annual Storytelling Festival this weekend, with Beverly Black and Jeff Doyle, members of the Ann Arbor Storyteller's Guild, Sue Black and Antonio Sacre. This is the best way to bring on the warmth of Spring!

Girls with Grit!

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I am really excited about “Girls with Grit” on March 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Pittsfield Branch Library! I’ll be joining the talented Josie Barnes Parker, Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller for an evening of edgy adult storytelling and music in honor of Women’s History Month. Josie and I have made an annual tradition of telling tales from our own colorful “histories” and this year we are delighted to be joined by Betsy and Sara who entertain our littlest listeners every week at storytime and relish the opportunity to choose more sophisticated selections for this adult crowd!

Axis Coffehouse This Friday!

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That's right! Axis Coffeehouse starts up again this Friday March 6th! If once a week isn't enough poetry for you, catch up on the latest poetry news online or drop by the library for the latest poetry books like How to (Un)Cage a Girl by Francesca Lia Block or Side by Side: new poems inspired by art from around the world.

See you Friday at Malletts Creek, 6:30 pm!

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