Baby Playgroups

Tuesday February 10, 2015: 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.

Sensation Stations

Tuesday February 10, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies (18 months - 3 years).

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, and sorting a variety of materials.

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday February 10, 2015: 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.

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday February 11, 2015: 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.

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday February 11, 2015: 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.

Baby Playgroups

Wednesday February 11, 2015: 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 February 11, 2015: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm -- 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/Ypsilanti Reads 2015 Author Event: Ruth Ozeki, Author of 'A Tale for the Time Being'

Wednesday February 11, 2015: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Rackham Auditorium

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult.

For months hundreds of community members have been reading and discussing the award-winning novel A Tale For The Time Being by bestselling author Ruth Ozeki. Her book was selected for Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2015 by a panel of judges which included Area Blogger Mark Maynard, Ann Arbor News Entertainment Reporter Jenn McKee, Musician San Slomovits, Ypsilanti City Council Member Dan Vogt and Ann Arbor City Council Member Chuck Warpehoski. Join us for an unforgettable night and hear her speak about her novel!

Novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest, Ruth Ozeki will discuss her work at a special appearance for the 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. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century.

A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine.

Across the Pacific, we meet another character, Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami.

As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.

The book is full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth.

The event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

Rackham Auditorium is located at 915 East Washington Street in Ann Arbor.

DIY Bath Bombs

Wednesday February 11, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grades 6-Adult

Come and learn to make your own spectacular bath bombs! Use colors and confetti to add a little fizz-boom to your baths!

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday February 11, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult

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.