Baby Playgroups

Friday April 17, 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 April 17, 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.

Dreamcatchers Craft Workshop

Saturday April 18, 2015: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

Learn how to make your own dreamcatcher and, if you’d like, bring a treasured object to weave into it. Local crafter Dawn Henry leads this workshop. The dreamcatcher project is intricate and will likely take the entire time to complete.

National Library Week: 'Fancy Nancy' Party!

Saturday April 18, 2015: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 3.

Dress up in your finery and come to a Fancy Nancy party!

We’ll make and decorate a Fancy Nancy-esque crown and color scenes from favorite Fancy Nancy books.

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Obbys

Saturday April 18, 2015: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Learn to build your own Obby (obstacle course) in Roblox. Place obstacles and traps for players to try and navigate. At the end of this course students will have their own level that they can share with their friends!

Brilliant Bankables

Sunday April 19, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5.

Get in the spirit of Money Smart Week and make a personal piggy bank!

Use Library bucks to “shop” for your supplies, then build and decorate a home for your savings!

Chesstastic

Sunday April 19, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (grade K and up).

Join us for one of the world's most popular games with players of all ages and abilities! Challenge old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

Copper Wire Jewelry

Sunday April 19, 2015: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for teens (grades 6-12) and adults.

Get creative with some simple wire wrapped jewelry making techniques. Use copper wire to twist and twirl your way to some beautiful jewelry creations. Local crafter Beth Battey returns for this workshop.

"Write On!" Story Contest Awards Celebration!

Sunday April 19, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for youth (grade 3 and up) teens and adults.

If you participated in the 3rd-5th Grade Short Story Contest this year, or want to support those who did, join us for the final awards celebration!

Author Bryan Chick of the Secret Zoo series will share his thoughts on writing and we'll have light refreshments!

Entries will be accepted from February 9 - 27. For more information about the contest and for the complete guidelines please visit the contest webpage!

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Programming

Sunday April 19, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language! Begin with the basics and work your way up to our advanced challenges. If you've taken this with us before, you'll have a chance to explore deeper concepts and new features!