Baby & PreK Bits - FARM

Ms. Rachel is doing FARMS this week in Preschool Storytime and Baby PlayGroups.
For the youngest children:
Farmer Doogie has plenty to do each day.
Follow a Hen on her walk around the farm in Rosie's Walk.
Sing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" along with Victor Johnson in the CD Country Blues for Kids.
For kids who like more of a story:
The farm is a noisy place in Too Much Noise.

Rolling Sculptures

Stop by the Ann Arbor District Library’s tent from 2-8 pm on Friday, July 10th on Liberty St. between Fourth and Fifth Ave. to make a Rolling Sculpture out of goodies from the Scrap Box and meet Hillary Will, the fastest woman top fuel dragster driver in the world, who will also be speaking at the Downtown Library earlier in the week. The library is joining Main Street Area's Rolling Sculpture Car Show for the first time this year just for the pure fun of it! Use all your creativity to design a wild vehicle and you just might win a prize!

Take a hike @ Lakewood Nature Area

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Join us for a botanical walk at this lovely 7-acre park on the west side of town. Your guide will be one of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation staff members. Hike up and down the hills blanketed by oak-hickory woodlands; enjoy views of streams and ravines cutting through the park. Bring your camera and take a photo to submit in the Natural Area Preservation’s 4th Annual Photo Contest.

Meet in the parking lot of Lakewood School, 344 Gralake, rain or shine.

Thursday, June 18 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Lakewood Nature Area | All Ages

Glue & Go Costumes for Kids: Super-Duper Designs with Everyday Materials

Summer is a good time to get creative. How about getting a headstart on your Halloween costume? Especially if that means you'll have the best costume ever!

Summer Reading Kick-Off!

What a treat to celebrate summer reading with two of the most talented and well-read performers that A2 is proud to call our own! When San and Laz, the Gemini Brothers, are not browsing our library shelves, they are treating audiences all over the country to their delicious blend of traditional and original songs. Imagine a free Gemini concert at the awesome Ark on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 pm and you can sign up for the Summer Reading Program to boot!

Jumping Beans Wanted!

My friend Kris Groh, who has inspired little ones with her interactive movement classes at the Y, says that the Jumping Beans program Downtown on June 25 at 10:00 am will be a chance for parents to have fun moving with their kids. She will be joined by Noah Haiduc-Dale, who plays the banjo and says that his three kids have become discerning music critics. Their latest favorites? Jim Gill, Elizabeth Mitchell, Phil Rosenthal and, of course, their Dad, who leads a casual weekly music time at a neighborhood park. This program, for ages two through five, should be a boppin' blast!

Move Your Body Because.....

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Move along with Wasentha Young, Health Educator for UMHS Multicultural Health Program, as she reads from the colorfully illustrated Move Your Body at the Pittsfield Branch on June 23 at 1:00 pm. Children will have a blast learning about their muscles and exercise while teachers and parents can scope how these books can be used.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: Audiobook

Want to brush up on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince before the long awaited movie comes out in July? Why not try the audiobook? Jim Dale gives his usual stellar performance of the Harry Potter cast. I will admit I feel the music at the beginning did not feel dark enough for the story. They used the same music up to the Deathly Hallows audiobook where they finally changed it to something darker. And I've never liked Dale's voices for Narcissa and Bellatrix. He makes them both sound vaguely French, and both of them are just supposed to be British. Otherwise, though, this audiobook is just as excellent as the rest of the series.

"Wimpy Kid" - the books, the BOCDs, the movie

Recently a teacher asked about Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Well, these books are hugely popular, and clever, and seem to appeal to "reluctant readers." Millions have been sold, and for particularly reluctant readers, they're on BOCD. If you know someone who's into this series, maybe someone slight but brave on stage, The Washington Post reports there's an audtion for kids age 10-13 to play main character Greg Heffley. Learn more here.

Ballet Shoes: Audiobook

Adopted from birth, the Fossil sisters are determined to put their own name in the history books. Join Pauline as she strives to be an actress, Petrova as she learns her love of engines, and Polly as she discovers her potential to be a dazzling ballet dancer.

Listening to this story is a pleasure with the soothing but engaging voice of Elizabeth Sastre, who also reads the other books in this famous series: Dancing Shoes and Theater Shoes. Or you could watch this story in the latest BBC adaption starring Harry Potter star, Emma Watson, as Pauline Fossil.

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