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DANCING BABIES coming to Traverwood

dancing babies at Traverwooddancing babies at TraverwoodAnuja Rajendra, creator of BollyFit Ann Arbor, will lead DANCING BABIES on Saturday, April 17, 11-11:40 a.m., at the Traverwood Branch Library. This program is for families with children under 5 years old. Remember to put on your dance toes!

Kid Bits - Day-By-Day Literacy

literacy calendarliteracy calendarLibrarian Denise Lyons of the South Carolina State Library has developed a printable day-by-day literacy calendar to help families with young children be prepared for first grade. For the price of love, caring, and a few minutes of time, anybody can fall into the literacy habit and benefit the rest of your life.

Baby Bits - Monkey Business

Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed are in Baby PlayGroup this week @ Malletts Creek. You can find more "monkey business" in these titles:
Eileen Christelow's other "five little monkey ... " books.
Those monkeys are jumping in Spanish too Cinco monitos brincando en la cama.
Little Gorilla who grows up to have his first birthday and "everybody loves him!"
The timeless classic Caps For Sale about the monkeys who steal the peddler's caps.
Monkey, Monkey, Monkey wants to find some monkey-monkey- monkey nuts in the jungle.

Signing Smart--Sign Language for Infants and Toddlers

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Learn how and when to sign with your baby or toddler to improve communication! Join us at the Traverwood Branch on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 11-11:45am as Kathy Brady of Signing Smart guides you and your young one through games, songs, and other activities that make learning signs fun and easy.

Quack! Quack! Quack!

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It is duck week at the Pittsfield Branch. Ducks of all sizes and colors will be around for the Babies' Playgroup at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday and the preschool storytimes at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and 10:00 a.m. on Friday. Do ducks wear socks? Can ducks ride bicycles? Ever been on a duck hunt? Come and quack with us.

Directions for making a duck out of a paper plate can be found here.

Dancing Babies @ Malletts Creek Sunday


Monica Higman will lead DANCING BABIES at the Malletts Creek Branch Library on Sunday February 14, 2010, ... Valentine's Day! Consider it a Valentine's Dance for families with children under 5 years old. Join us for Heartfelt fun from 1:00 to 1:40 pm.

SnowBabies


It's snowing and the snowsuits are out. When you come back inside, and warm up, review the play with these books for very young children:
Mouse's First Snow by Lauren Thompson
Carl's Snowy Afternoon by Alexandra Day
Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
In The Snow by Huy Voun Lee
or ... choose from many other "snowy" titles in the online Catalog.

KinderConcert : Music and Motion

We always have happy crowds of tots for our KinderConcert events, when we partner with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra to teach the very young about classical music. We’ll sway to the piano music of Kathryn Goodson, we’ll dance with Gari Stein and we’ll learn about the trumpet with Jason Bergman on February 5th at 9:30 and 10:30 am at the Downtown Library.

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!

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