Double Dash Duo Derby Dine-In

Sunday April 30, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

What could be better than pizza, prizes, and Mario Kart?

Join us for pizza and driving. It's Double Dash on a GameCube — one screen per team!

Bring a cart-mate for an afternoon of competition! And did we mention pizza?

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Studio

Sunday April 30, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3–8

Make the game you want using a fun and familiar system with the Roblox Studio editor!

Experiment with world-building using a 3D editor, and then publish your map for everyone to play from home!

Music Production Elements: Create Your Track

Sunday April 30, 2017: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 7 - adult

Using a multitrack recorder, learn to lay down each track of your finished song. We'll be using the AudioBox iTwo.

Begin with the drums as a foundation, drop your bass line, add some harmony and finish it off with a melody.

This is the final session in a series presented by All Arts Access. It is not necessary to attend all sessions.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday May 1, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Pittsfield 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.

Emerging Writers Workshop: Children's Book Week Event: Writing for Children with Author Shutta Crum

Monday May 1, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Picture books and early chapter books may look simple, but writing them is hard work. In this workshop, Alex Kourvo and Bethany Neal will be joined by children’s book author Shutta Crum to discuss inspiration, the writing process, and how children’s books get published.

This is part of the monthly Emerging Writers Workshops, which offer support, learning, and advice for local authors. Each month, two weeks after the workshop, there is a meet-up where the instructors will read samples of your work and offer advice and assistance in a casual, supportive atmosphere.

Do you have a completed manuscript? Find out more about the Library's imprint Fifth Avenue Press fifthavenue.press.

Fiber Arts Lab: Indigo Dyeing

Monday May 1, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Join us every other Monday for an evening of everything fiber arts – knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, and anything else related to fibers (natural or synthetic). Stop in and learn how to use a spinning wheel or learn the basics of knitting. You can bring a project you've been working on, or just stop by to practice your stitches. We welcome all skill levels, no prior knowledge is necessary.

This week we will focus on indigo dyeing. We will provide everything you need to get started, including a small piece of fabric. Please feel free to bring along some cotton yarn or fabric to dye.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday May 1, 2017: 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.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday May 2, 2017: 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.

Mastering the French Mother Sauces: Velouté

Tuesday May 2, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

In this lively cooking demonstration led by Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, learn what the five French “Mother Sauces” are and begin learning how to make them.

This class will focus on the second most popular sauce, Velouté, and some of its many variations. Expand your cooking horizons!

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing cooking and baking series.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday May 3, 2017: 6:00 pm to 7:30 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.