Preschool Storytimes

Thursday January 22, 2015: 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Preschool Storytimes

Friday January 23, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5 years.

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Baby Playgroups

Friday January 23, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies up to 24 months.

This is a time for babies up to 24 months and their grown-ups to gather and play. The Library will provide the space and a variety of toys.

Each playgroup includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday January 23, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Washtenaw Literacy's ESL groups focus on speaking and listening skills for adults in an informal, relaxed setting. TOEFL preparation is also available.

Dancing Babies with Denise Owens

Saturday January 24, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:40 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies and preschoolers, up to 5 years.

Denise, a teacher of Kindermusik, leads a program of music and motion!

Community Vinyasa Yoga

Saturday January 24, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grades 6 and up

Yoga is a fun way to gain strength, flexibility and balance, while decreasing stress and tension. Come learn some of the basics of the Vinyasa style of yoga, which integrates breath with movement. Certified yoga instructor Raina LaGrand of A2 Yoga and Amandla Energy Works, will be teaching. Participants should dress ready to work out and bring a mat if they have one! All levels welcome, but participants should be able to move comfortably from the floor to standing.

GameStart: Minecraft Blockly

Saturday January 24, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 2-5

Get your first taste of programming with a visual approach!

The software developers at GameStart have created a programming environment for our youngest Minecrafters which leverages visual scripting technology developed at Google. Learn the fundamentals of programming with the game you love.

Science Fun with FEMMES

Saturday January 24, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 4 - 8

The University of Michigan student group F.E.M.M.E.S (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science) will bring a variety of hands-on, engaging events for young students interested in learning more about S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) topics. During this event, common household items will be used to demonstrate experiments. One or more of the following hands-on activities will be available:

• Squishy Circuits (using Play-Doh and LED lights to demonstrate electrical circuits)
• States of Matter demo (make Oobleck out of corn starch and water and make Silly Putty out of borax and glue)
• DNA (made of marshmallows and toothpicks) as well as a ribosome-RNA-protein relay
• Magnetism demonstration
• Acid/Base demonstration

The U-M F.E.M.M.E.S. group is dedicated to closing gender and racial divides in computer science and science, technology, engineering and math (CS/STEM) fields. Working specifically in diverse, underserved communities, FEMMES creates collaborative teaching and learning environments to promote leadership development, technical skills and self-confidence in women of all ages.

Preschool Expo at Palmer Commons

Sunday January 25, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Palmer Commons

This event is intended for parents and caregivers

Looking for a preschool?

The annual Preschool Expo brings representatives from area preschools to one location, on one date. Explore your options and find the best preschool for your child.

Free parking is available across the street from Palmer Commons, located on the U-M Campus at 100 Washtenaw Ave.

This event is sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library, Washtenaw Success By 6 Great Start Collaborative, Child Care Network and the U-M Work/Life Resource Center.

DIY Lip Care

Sunday January 25, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (grade 6 and up)

We'll teach you how to whip up a few treats to keep your smile smooth during the winter season.