Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday February 25, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

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

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday February 26, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Traverwood 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.

Hands-On Science with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Thursday February 26, 2015: 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 5.

It’s a night guaranteed to make you want to be a scientist or engineer.

Learn about science experiments and watch cool demos based on traditional and new concepts in science and engineering

This event is presented by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Proyecto Avance: Latino Mentoring Association (PALMA) of the University of Michigan.

Baby Playgroups

Thursday February 26, 2015: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Malletts Creek 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.

Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Reads Lecture: What Goes Around Comes Around: The Transpacific Gyre in Ruth Ozeki’s 'A Tale for the Time Being'

Thursday February 26, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

U-M Professor of Japanese History Leslie Pincus discusses A Tale For The Time Being, the award-winning novel by bestselling author Ruth Ozeki, which is the book selection for Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2015.

A Tale For the Time Being begins with Nao, a sixteen-year-old in Tokyo who has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. As Nao’s sixteen-year-old voice travels on the tsunami-heightened currents that cross the Pacific Ocean, Ozeki introduces her readers to a litany of scandalous social problems that give the lie to Japan’s much touted harmony and stability: bullying, the underage sex trade, unemployment and suicide, to name just a few.

Professor Pincus will discuss these issues exposed in the book and others that give insight to Japanese culture.

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday February 26, 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 February 27, 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 February 27, 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 February 27, 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.

Project M/Super Smash Brothers 'Not So' Regulation Throwdown

Saturday February 28, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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

Head downtown for a twist on our Super Smash Brothers Brawl Throwdown.