Chesstastic this Sunday at Traverwood

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Woody at Howell’s Nature Center and Punxsutawney Phil are staying put in their holes for another six weeks of winter. However, with Sunday’s forecast of 40+ degrees, you just might want to come out of your hole for some chess.

Whether you know a little or a lot about chess drop by for a game or two.

Chesstastic | Sunday, February 8 | 1-4:00 PM | Traverwood Branch | All Ages

Feb. 5th Morningstar Part 2 Class Canceled; Rescheduled For Feb. 25th at 7pm

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The February 5th class on Morningstar has been canceled and rescheduled for registered participants for Wednesday, February 25th at 7pm.

Axis Coffeehouse This Friday!

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Do you like sharing your poetry, playing games, or just eating snacks and hanging out with friends? If so, you'd like our AXIS Coffeehouse at the Malletts Creek Branch this Friday 6:30-8:00pm.

Looking for places to share your poems or writing in the meantime? Try the Neutral Zone's Volume, creative writing for teens, or 826 Michigan. Want to get published? The library carries copies of The Writer's Market and The Poet's Market, indispensable directories of agents and publishers for any serious writer.

Ark fundraiser this weekend

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There are still some tickets available to the annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival which is the the Ark's main fundraising event. Saturday's show is sold out but Friday's line-up looks great too, especially for those who like bluegrass music. Headliners include The Old Crow Medicine Show and The Carolina Chocolate Drops, both old-time string bands. Tickets are available at Herb David Guitar Studio and at Ticketmaster.

Job Interviewing Skills

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The Ann Arbor District Library is offering two programs at the Downtown Library that will assist you in improving your interviewing skills. Neither program requires registration, just come as you are!

February 11th, 10-11 a.m.: Manpower, experts with over 60 years of experience in the employment services industry, will be on hand to give you interviewing tips, and the all important interviewing do’s and don’ts.

February 18th, 10-11 a.m.: Dr. George Watts, Managing Partner of AST Management, an internationally known executive coaching firm, will conduct a seminar designed to polish your interviewing skills that will give you the confidence to walk into any situation!

Don’t miss these two job skills programs that are here to help one and all!!!

History Bits - Abraham Lincoln

Birthdays and Presidents and Inauguration mentions .... Abraham Lincoln is a name that shows up with all. Read about Mr. Lincoln's life:
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books
Abe Lincoln Remembers
Young Abe Lincoln: The Frontier Days 1809-1837
Lincoln Shot! A President's Life Remembered

We will make paper log cabins on Saturday, February 7, at Malletts Creek, starting at 1:00 pm, with clean-up by 2:30 pm. This is a K-5 grade craft, and may require sustained parent participation for K-2 grade ages.

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Timothy Ferris

On Thurs., Jan. 29, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads author Timothy Ferris will speak at 7:30 pm at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. The author of Seeing in the Dark will talk about the contributions of amateurs in the field of astronomy, both in the past and today, and share his thoughts on the universe around us. Ferris has won numerous awards for his astronomical writing, including being a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He has also created several PBS documentaries, including one based on Seeing in the Dark.

Join our online discussion of the 2009 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads title today to get warmed up for the talk.

Calling All Knitters with Knit A Round

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Knitters of all levels are welcome to an evening with the experts from Knit A Round Yarn Shop
Learn creative ways to use leftover yarn and how to cast off. We'll have a variety of simple projects for you to choose from and all yarn will be supplied. For inspiration check out, Odd Ball Knitting or Knits From the Heart.

Bring needles if you have them! Thursday, January 29 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm Traverwood | Grade 4 - Adult

Asparagus! Stalking the American Life

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Think Local First presents a screening of Asparagus! Stalking the American Life tonight at 7:15pm at the Michigan Theater. “For 30 years, Oceana County Michigan has been the Asparagus Capital of the World. Now its spear-struck residents and family farms take on the U.S. War on Drugs, Free Trade and a Fast Food Nation, all to save their beloved roots.” Asparagus’ director Kirsten Kelly will be available for a Q & A session after the film. Proceeds from the screening of this multi-award winning film will benefit Think Local First. Planning on having asparagus for dinner before you go? Check out some of AADL's tasty vegetable cook books.

Music and Motion Fans!

Remember that Friday, February 6th is the next opportunity to see the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and Gari Stein join up with tuba player Fritz Kaenzig for dancing and enjoying classical music with your young child at the Downtown Library at 9:30 and 10:30 am.

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