Fullmetal Alchemist Meet-Up

Veg out with friends on Friday night at the next Animanga Club on December 8th at the Malletts Creek Branch from 7-8:30 PM. We’ll be watching Fullmetal Alchemist, eating lots of Pocky, and testing our knowledge of the show/manga.

We may even try a little alchemy of our own. No, not turn lead into gold but possible put Mentos into diet coke and make a fountain flame of our own. There will also be a mystery craft that will definitely spice up your Fullmetal Alchemist costume.

What's the outlook for regional rapid transit?

SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, will hold public meetings next week to discuss five proposals emerging from the 'Ann Arbor to Detroit Transit Study' which outlines rapid transit alternatives for the area. The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area meeting will be held at Washtenaw Community College (Morris Lawrence Building, Room 103) 4800 East Huron River Drive on Monday, December 4 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. The organization is seeking public comment on the proposals. Additional background to the proposals is also available at the SEMCOG site.
This is a good time to become informed and make your voice heard on a vital regional issue for commuters and the economy.

Pigs, Spiders and Rats!

The new movie of Charlotte's Web opens on Wednesday, December 20, 2006.
In honor of that opening, we will be making some of the characters of the story at two programs this Saturday.
We'll be making Wilbur the Pig, Templeton the Rat and Charlotte and her web.

Saturday, December 2, 2006, 10-11 a.m. Pittsfield Branch
Saturday, December 2, 2006, 2-3 p.m. Northeast Branch

This program is recommended for ages 6 and up.

Willkommen!

All ages are invited to make pine cone and star ornaments, dance to lively tunes played by Luther Schaible on accordion, and eat soft pretzels to celebrate traditions of German, Swiss and Austrian families. To get yourself in the mood, check out some Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales and then party at the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library on Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 pm!

To Kill A Mockingbird at the Michigan Theater

Looking for something to do today, Friday, November 24? Sit back with some popcorn and watch the classic To Kill A Mockingbird at the Michigan Theater at 1:30 PM, part of the Pfizer Family-Friendly Film Series. The movie is FREE for children 12 and under! Afterwards check out the book from the library and spend the weekend curled up with a good book.

Bahumbugs Beware: Local Holiday Events!

Missed out on this year’s earlier-than-usual Children’s Holiday parade? Not to worry--there are plenty of holiday traditions left to enjoy. Though a certain someone shudders every time I play another Christmas CD, there’s only so much time to enjoy the festive mood before January sets in (blah), so why not enjoy? First up, Kerrytown’s own Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sunday, November 26 at 5p.m. Followed by the 60th Annual Greens Market at the Women’s City Club on Thursday the 30th. Finally, head downtown on December 1st for the biannual tradition, Midnight Madness—stores open late, legendary Le Dog soup at night, and sales galore—what could be better?

2006 Teen Arts Festival

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Looking for something to do on a Friday night? Go to the first year of the Washtenaw County Teen Arts Festival on November 17th from 5-11 pm at Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building.

Over two hundred pieces of artwork, including visual and digital arts, from high school students in Washtenaw County will be on display, and some will be for sale. Hands-on workshops and seminars with Admissions faculty from the U of M School of Art & Design will go from 5-7 pm. Performances from local artists like Davy and Peter Rothbart, the Ann Arbor National Poetry Slam Team, and other teen performers will take place from 7-11 pm. This FREE event will also include refreshments.

Google Visits the Library

What's new with Google? What are their plans for the Ann Arbor area? Find out on Thursday, November 30 when Grady Burnett, head of Online Sales and Operations for Google's Ann Arbor office, discusses Google's plans for growth and their decision to open this local office. What will this mean for Ann Arbor? For Google? Join us from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Downtown Library and find out!

Calling All Cup Stackers!

CupStacking

Maybe you’ve been practicing at school or maybe you are a cup stacking fanatic at home. Either way, come to the library to practice your cup stacking skills and work on besting your greatest time at the 3-6-3 stack.

Meet at the Pittsfield branch on November 22 at 2 PM. We will start with some drills and move on to the tournament, ending by 4 PM. Prizes will be awarded to the top three fastest stackers. This tournament is for ages 8 and older.

Mad Tea Party

Join us during Children’s Book Week to make many different kinds of tea bags, outrageous hats and funny place mats for our tea party in true Alice in Wonderland fashion. Six year olds and up are invited to bring their imaginations along to the Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Pittsfield Branch on Thursday, November 16th at 4:00 pm.

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