English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday March 14, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood 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.

Baby Playgroups

Tuesday March 15, 2016: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- 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.

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday March 15, 2016: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

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.

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday March 15, 2016: 11:00 am to 11:30 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.

Ann Arbor Film Festival: Expanding Frames – Making Movies: Remixing Narratives

Tuesday March 15, 2016: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm -- UM North Quad Space 2435

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Make your own documentary film in this hands-on workshop. Explore how filmmakers create meaning using image, voice, and audio.

You’ll edit video clips from public domain films and add music of your choosing. Tie it all together by adding your own narration track. Documentary filmmaker Justin Schell will lead the participants through the process. At the end of the workshop, participants will have completed a 30 second film.

Justin Schell is a filmmaker, writer, and Learning Design Specialist for the U-M Libraries, where he heads the Shapiro Design Lab. His first documentary, Travel in Spirals, tells the powerful story of Hmong hip-hop artist Tou SaiKo Lee's journey back to Thailand, 30 years after he was born in a refugee camp there.

His other video work has been shown in the Walker Art Center, Twin Cities Public Television, and online at the Huffington Post and the Progressive and screened in the Twin Cities Film Fest, Twin Cities Underground Film Festival, and the Qhia Dab Neeg Hmong Film Festival. He regularly teaches courses on documentary production, interviewing, and editing.

UM North Quad is located at the corner of S. State St. and E. Washington St. – enter from S. State St. to find Space 2435.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday March 15, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood 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.

The History of the Michigan Daily

Tuesday March 15, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

At a time when daily print newspapers across the country are failing, the Michigan Daily continues to thrive.

Completely operated by students of the University of Michigan, the paper was founded in 1890 and covers national and international news topics ranging from politics to sports to entertainment. The Daily has been a vital part of the college experience for countless UM students, none more so than those who staffed the paper as editors, writers, and photographers over the years. Many of these Daily alumni are now award-winning journalists who work for the premier news outlets in the world.

Join us for a fascinating look at this groundbreaking newspaper with Stephanie Steinberg, editor of the new book In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at the Michigan Daily, a compilation of original essays by some of the best-known Daily alumni about their time on staff. This inside look at the U-M newspaper is, according the former U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, “a unique window into the lives of students at the University of Michigan. Their stories are powerful and remind us of the magic of this place where students both are challenged and challenge others daily to change the world for the better.”

Stephanie will be joined by Laura Berman, former Detroit News columnist, and Roger Rapaport, producer of the feature films "Pilot Error" and "Waterwalk" and author of the Michael Moore biography "Citizen Moore."

Local radio personality Martin Bandyke hosts this event, which includes a book signing. Books will be for sale.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday March 16, 2016: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Malletts Creek 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

Wednesday March 16, 2016: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm -- Pittsfield 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.

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday March 16, 2016: 11:00 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

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.