Holiday Toy and Food Distribution

The Peace Neighborhood Center is getting ready for their annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive. If you need some extra help this holiday season, registration for assistance for Washtenaw County residents begins on December 1st and closes on December 15th. To register, call 734-662-3564 Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm. Distribution dates are December 20th through December 23rd by appointment.

White Christmas Sing-a-Long

Do you like old movies? Do you sing along with musicals in your living room? Well, if you have been bitten by the holiday spirit bug, and answered “yes” to the previous two questions, then the Michigan Theater has the event for you! On Sunday, November 27th, at 4:00 p.m., the Michigan Theater will have the event, “Irving Berlin’s Sing-a-Long White Christmas.” Yes, you can sing along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen in the pernially popular 1954 musical, “White Christmas,” with music by Irving Berlin. Lyrics will be provided on the big screen, and good bags will be provided too! If you were wondering what to do after the turkey and Black Friday shopping madness, you have found your answer.

Cost is $15 for adults
$12 for children, students (with i.d.), seniors, and U.S. veterans
$10 for Michigan Theater Members

Youth Thanksgiving DVDs

Remember the good old fashioned, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, which was originally broadcasted in 1973? Re-live the magic and check out this DVD to watch with your family for this year's Thanksgiving! The library also has the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving in Blu-Ray format. If you are looking for fun, yet informational DVDs that teach children about the first Thanksgiving, we have those too. Take a look at Rabbit Ears : Squanto & The First Thanksgiving. This DVD tells the story of Pawtuxet Indian who was captured and then escaped and returned to his childhood home. He then helped the Pilgrims establish the colony of Plymouth. Or, check out William Bradford : First Thanksgiving if you and your children want to learn more about the history of the first Thanksgiving. If you are feeling like you just want to warm up to a children's holiday favorite, check out Winnie The Pooh: Seasons of Giving, which includes "A Winnie The Pooh Thanksgiving."

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Notable Dates for the Week of November 29 to December 5

November 29 Electronic Greetings Day (or Anti-Electronic Greetings Day)

November 30 Regina Mundi Day

December 1 Rosa Parks Day

December 2 National Mutt Day

December 3 Earmuff Day

December 4 National Cookie Day

December 5 International Ninja Day

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Notable Dates for the Week of November 22 to November 28

November 22 Tell some Alaskan jokes on Alascattalo Day.

November 23 Fibonacci Day and Doctor Who Day.

November 24 Thanksgiving is celebrated on the same day as D.B. Cooper Day.

November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day.

November 26 Al Hijra: The First day of the Islamic New Year is celebrated.

November 27 Bruce Lee was born on this day 71 years ago.

November 28 Red Planet Day

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Notable Dates for the Week of November 8 to November 14

November 8 Remember to Vote on Election Day.

November 9 Dia de los Natitas (Day of the Skulls) is celebrated in Bolivia.

November 10 Neil Gaiman’s 51st Birthday

November 11 Singles Day is celebrated in China.

November 12 Celebrate National Gaming Day @ Your Library.

November 13 International Tongue Twister Day.

November 14 World Diabetes Day

Thanksgiving Food Distribution Sign-Up

On Wednesday, November 2, households in need of food for the Thanksgiving holiday may sign up to receive a special holiday food bag at SOS Community Services by presenting a valid picture ID. The sign-up list will be on a first come first served basis as supply is limited, and sign-ups are limited to one per household. Pick-up of the Thanksgiving food bag with be Thursday, November 17 from 10am to 6pm.

Pumpkins and Prizes and More - Oh, My!

There are two fun Halloween events this Saturday, Oct. 29, in Ann Arbor:

- The Third Annual Halloween Pumpkin Fest at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.

- The Halloween Skate at the Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena.

The Main Street Halloween Treat Parade on Halloween from 11 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. is a favorite with AADL since we get to see the kids all along Main Street and when they come the Halloween Party at the Downtown Library before the Parade at 10:30 a.m. for stories and treats.

The City's Safety Tips will help you keep your Trick-or-Treaters safe on Monday, Oct. 31st. Halloweening will rule in the neighborhoods from 5 p.m. ~ 8 p.m. so be on the lookout for ghosts, goblins and Neutrinos.

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Notable Dates for the Week of October 23 to October 31

October 23 National Mother-in-Law Day

October 24 Get your tricks ready for International Magic Week beginning on the 25th and running to the 31st

October 25 On Sourest Day have yourself a drink of lemonade!

October 26 National Frankenstein Day

October 27 Cranky Coworkers Day

October 28 Bring Your Jack-O-Lantern to Work Day

October 29 National Cat Day

October 30 Haunted Refrigerator Day was inspired by Stephen King’s short story "The Mauler" in the Night Shift. The idea is for everyone to clean their crusty refrigerators before they take over the kitchen.

October 31 All Hallows’ Eve

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Important Dates for the Week of October 2 to October 8

Sunday October 2 Phileas Fogg's Wager Day

Monday October 3 German Unity Day

Tuesday October 4 World Space Week begins on October 4 and runs through October 10. This year the celebration commemorates 50 Years of Human Spaceflight.

Wednesday October 5 Balloons Around the World Day. Make someone smile with balloon art.

Thursday October 6 Wear your best hat for Mad Hatter Day

Friday October 7 National Denim Day

Saturday October 8 National Pierogy Day

Always remember that every day is a celebration!

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