What's Cookin' ?

Yummy stories about apple pie and carrot soup will make you hungry at the Downtown Tuesday preschool storytime this week .

Have Fun This Weekend

Looking for something fun to do with the kids?? Well, look no further!
Gardening with Children by Beth Richardson is an exciting book to share with the kids. What I like most about this wonderful book are the activities created by the author. She discusses creating fall holiday gardens, making scarecrows, carving personalized pumpkins, making cornhusk dolls, making apple wreaths, and saving seeds. You can easily do these activites indoors in case the weather turns temperamental. Another great aspect of this book are the 130 photographs and many illustrations to help you along your way. Enjoy!

Baby Bits - Farms

We're doing Old MacDonald Had a Farm in PlayGroups this week. You can find the following books to carry on with the animals.
A Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker.
Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins.
This is The Farmer by Nancy Tafuri.
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes.
Tractor Adventures in DVD.
Hard Hat Harry's Farm Equipment And Space Adventures in DVD.

Kid Bits - Presidential Election

Election Day is coming Tuesday November 4, 2008. Kids can experience the election process and some voting history through these books.
Vote 4 Amelia;
Duck For President;
Papa's Mark;
With Courage And Cloth: Winning The Fight For A Woman's Right To Vote;
Vote! and
The Kid Who Ran For President

What’cha Gonna Wear?

Outrageous hats and backward dressing jazz up the storytime jamboree at the downtown preschool Tuesday and Wednesday storytimes next week . Put on your silliest outfit and find out how hen hatches a plot to get scarecrow’s fabulous hat.

Music to Make the Heart Sing

Join us for a Community Sing Along for ages 9 and up at Malletts Creek on Sunday, September 28 at 1:00 pm. Musicians Betsy Beckerman, Sara Keller and Paul Winder will share their many talents and songs with us for a rousing sing along with rounds, sounds, laughter and tunes that Grandma used to sing!

ACT/SAT Test Practice at Pittsfield Branch on Wednesday, September 17

Learn how to access Learning Express Library to take practice tests for either the ACT or SAT. Join us from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Pittsfield Computer Training Center.

Homework help at AADL

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Beginning this Wednesday, September 10, 2008, the Ann Arbor District Library will be partnering with the University of Michigan’s Circle K chapter to provide free homework help for school-aged children and teenagers. Circle K is an international service organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. College student volunteers will be available on Wednesdays, 4:00-8:00 PM, in the Downtown Youth Story Corner for drop-in homework help.

Additionally, AADL offers homework help through Brainfuse, an online resource that provides free, one-on-one homework help and skills building. This service is available between the hours of 2:00PM and 11:00PM, seven days a week. You may access this product remotely or at any of our locations.

Baby Bits - BOXES

Pack up the babies, and grab the grandparents, 'cuz everyone comes....!! BABY PLAYGROUPS for 0-24 months begin this week. We'll do "Boxes" at Malletts Creek and Traverwood. You can check out more books with boxes as follows:
Birthday Box; Not A Box; Harry's Box; Big Brown Box. We will do Sitting In My Box during Playgroup.

Story Jamboree

Surprising and slapstick stories will tickle your funny bone at the Downtown Preschool storytimes on September 16th and 17th. Spider gets into his usual trouble and one story is even about Nothing!.

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