Ages 2-5.

Dancing Babies with Anuja Rajendra

DANCING BABIES will be held at Malletts Creek Branch
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, 11:00 - 11:30 am.
Anuja Rajendra of BollyFit Ann Arbor will lead the program.
This is an active music program for families with babies and children under 5 years old.

Senegal Family Cultural Celebration

Note: Due to planned power outage at the Downtown Library, this event has been moved to Traverwood Branch.

We can’t wait for you to hear the drumming and see the joyful dancing of the Akanni Omowale African Drummers and Dancers at our Senegal Family Cultural Celebration on Sunday, January 17 at 2:00 pm at the Traverwood Branch library. Akanni Omowale recently performed at the Museum of African American History in Detroit. After the music and dance we will enjoy a traditional treat and then make colorful giraffe collages. All ages are invited!

Fifth Avenue Fun!

We’ll give a nod to our tiny but clever furry friends with some mousey stories at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week.

Fifth Avenue Fun!

Coyote and Wolf get into all kinds of mischief at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week. We are kicking off the winter storytime season with two of our favorite characters!

Silly Songs and Stories

I am really looking forward to silly singing and storytelling with my talented banjo buddy, Noah Haiduc-Dale, on December 29 at 10 am at the Downtown Library. We have a ridiculous story/song involving lots of snorts, clucks and quacks, to get the whole family in on the act. Noah has been entertaining us this past session at storytime and we love to march and dance to Jim Gill songs!

Snowy Blowy Not-So-Showy

Waiting for Winter, Anna’s Wish and Carl’s Snowy Afternoon are my three picks for a classy, quiet lap-read with just a little touch of winter magic. For a rowdier experience, you can join us at the Downtown Library Tuesday 10 am storytime on December 8th for Rabbit’s Gift and How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

Support Your Lovely Local Authors!

While I’m feeling all mushy this season, it occurred to me that four talented children’s authors who live in A2 also happen to be some of the nicest people to walk into our library. So Shutta Crum, Jacqui Robbins, Joan Blos and Nancy Shaw, here is a big thank you for doing what you do. If anyone has an Ann Arbor cutie who just needs a good read this holiday season, you need go no further than your own home town!

Baby Bits - Kiss Kiss


Babies love books, but what to pick? Pick a book with a sentence or two a page with words and pictures they recognize in their little world. Ms. Rachel did Kiss Kiss today in playgroup. Songs and fingerplays come from CDs in the collection. Try some of these:
Little Gorilla with CD Deep In the Jungle by Joe Scruggs.
Quack Daisy Quack with CD Tom Glazer Sings Honk Hiss Tweet
Bear and Dog with CD Unbearable Bears
How Do You Sleep? with CD Lullabies With Mandolins.

KinderConcert’s Back!

The little ones love to move to the beautiful piano music of Kathryn Goodson, who joins Gari Stein for a story and creative movement a few times a year when the AADL partners with the A2SO. This Friday, at 9:30 am and 10:30 am, we’ll have a special treat because the talented Arie Lipsky will be here to talk “conducting” with the very young. What fun!

Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley


Dianne Dudley will lead DANCING BABIES program @ Traverwood Branch on Saturday, Nov. 7, 11:00-11:40 a.m. Bring your dancing feet, and rhythm beats. The program is for children under 5 years old with their adult companions.

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