Just Imagine!

Throw in a bunny with a box, a mouse with a cat, and a cow with major attitude, and stir briskly. This is a recipe for a fun last gathering of this session at the Wednesday Downtown and Thursday Pittsfield storytimes.

Are you a camera freak?

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If so, grab your digital camera and join us on Thursday, February 28 (1-4 pm) at the Downtown Library.

You’ll have time to snap photos and then use Photoshop Elements to make new and improved images. Bring your camera, bring your friends for a fun afternoon!

Registration required. Step up to any information desk or call 327-8367. Tell them you're a teen and you want to sign up for “Snap! Get Digital”.

Hugs and Homes

Will Bunny ever find his home? Will the beautiful cockroach, Senorita Martina, ever find a true love who will sing to her in the evenings? Celebrate Valentine's Day with songs and stories at the Wednesday Downtown and Thursday Pittsfield storytime this week.

New African-American Teen Lit & Author visit!

In anticipation of local Ann Arbor, teen author, Cassandra Carter's upcoming appearance at AADL (TUESDAY, MARCH 18 | 7:00-8:00 PM | MC ) be sure to read her latest book, Fast Life. When her single mother is offered a job in the Caribbean away from her Chicago neighborhood where drugs, gang violence, and fast money rule, sixteen-year-old Kyra finally realizes that there is more to life than Gucci, Prada and "ghetto-fabulous bling." Read the book to find out what happens to Kyra... If you're looking for some complicated romance than check out Stacie & Cole by Johnson, R.M.: Cole, who is feeling abandoned by his father and tired of being harassed by his friends for being a virgin, is ready to take his relationship with his girlfriend Stacie to the next level, but Stacie is not sure that she is ready.

Make a Mobile of Peace

Do you like being creative and learning about history too? The Ann Arbor Community Center will celebrate Black History Month with an art workshop on February 23 from 2-3pm. Learn about Martin Luther King while creating a mobile with the guidance of staff from Abrakadoodle. Call 662-3128 to reserve your place in this free workshop.

Ice ice baby...

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Looking for a chilly, fun and pretty thing to do this weekend? Main Street will feature an “Ice Carving Extravaganza” where members of the U of M ice carving team will be on Main Street carving and chipping large ice blocks into beautiful ice sculptures. The question is, with Michigan’s wacky weather of late, how long will they last? For a quick know-how and visual sneak peek try a book on Practical Ice Carving.
Check out the art in progress on Friday, February 8 from 6-10pm and from 10am-6pm on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10.

Sancho's Picks for Weekend Fun!

Nothing like a free event to warm you up on a cold weekend in Ann Arbor! FOUND and several of the other Kerrytown shops are hosting a scavenger hunt this weekend. The event begins at FOUND at 1pm, and participants can form teams to compete for prizes. The event is free, though pre-registration is requested. Fun!

When you’ve finished running around Kerrytown, head down 4th Ave. to Eastern Accents Bakery, which will be hosting the first Ann Arbor/Ypsi Reads Book Discussion of the year from 2-3:30. Eastern Accents will be offering a special coupon to discussion participants, too. Yum!

The Rundown 2/5/08

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Listen to the Rundown to find out about upcoming events in the beginning of February. Also, catch an insider interview with Sophia, a 5th grader, who talks about many of the programs for her age that happened this summer, including Library Lego League, Eggcellent Engineering and a Tween Ice Cream Party.

Hear about TweenSpace, for 4th and 5th graders, on February 5th for Masters of Disguise at the Northeast Branch from 4:30-6 PM. And come back to the Northeast Branch on February 12th for Sock Puppet Theatre.

Preschoolers are invited on February 8th for Music and Motion with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at the Downtown library from 9:30-10 AM or 10:30-11 AM. Make Valentines on February 9th at the Pittsfield Branch from 10 AM-12PM and February 10th at the Northeast Branch from 2-4 PM.

Lake Michigan Dunescapes at Malletts Creek

Lake Michigan – 307 miles long, 118 miles at its widest point, home to the world’s largest freshwater dunes. Bottom line, a whole lot to feast your eyes on! And feast you will viewing Malletts Creek newest exhibit of black and white photos of the rugged, windswept beauty of the Lake Michigan dunes by Gale Nobes. This stunning exhibit will be up now to March 14.

If the exhibit leaves you thirsting for more spectacular Lake Michigan views, check out Ed Wargin’s Lake Michigan: A Photographic Portfolio. Wargin’s full color photos show you sites from all around this great lake.

TweenSpace goes undercover!

We're becoming Masters of Disguise this week at TweenSpace. Join us at the Northeast Branch, Tuesday, February 5th from 4:30 to 6 pm to create disguises and costumes. Make a silly mustache, an eye patch, your very own Wild West vest, or anything else your imagination dreams up. If you're a 4th or 5th grader go incognito this week at TweenSpace.

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