Reduce Your Stress, Improve Your Life: Find Effective Ways to Get Started from Multicultural Perspectives

At this upcoming event, Rita Benn of the University of Michigan Health System and Trina Shanks of the University of Michigan School of Social Work will guide you through practical, easy, and effective strategies for coping with stress!

This event will feature techniques that reflect and engage with multicultural perspectives and can be used to help you reduce stress in your everyday life.

When? Thursday, October 28th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where? Malletts Creek Branch

Event is free and open to the public; no registration required.
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AXIS Coffeehouse Returns

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The moment you have been looking forward to all summer has arrived! AXIS Coffeehouse is back with more snacks and awesome poetry than ever before.We will return to the Mallett's Creek Branch next Friday, October 1st from 6:30-8 pm. If you have never attended AXIS Coffeehouse, you can listen to some of our regulars reading their poems on our podcast. We hope to see you there!

Beauty In Our Eyes: Photography By The Michigan Chinese Photo Club

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The Michigan Chinese Photography Club was established in 2007 and is an unaffiliated organization that views photography as an art form and hobby. The purpose of the Club is to network with those with similar interests in the Chinese community in Michigan, to provide a forum for them to learn more about photography, and to promote the appreciation and joys of this unique art form.

Magic Shows With Local Magician Jeff Wawrzaszek

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Everyone loves magic shows. And we've got two opportunities for you to enjoy a great magic show with Jeff Wawrzaszek. This local magician returns to the Library for two shows on Tuesday, July 27. At 2:00 p.m. he'll be at the Pittsfield Branch on Oak Valley Drive. At 7:00 p.m. he'll be at the Malletts Creek Branch on Eisenhower Parkway.
What a great way to enjoy a summer day!

Then try learning some magic tricks on your own with these books.

Short Short Fiction

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As Shakespeare famously said, "brevity is the soul of wit." Join local writer Keith Hood this Wednesday, July 21st at Mallett's Creek Branch from 6:30-8:30 PM for a workshop on short short fiction, and learn to tell a compelling story in as few words as possible.

Aliens & Spaceships

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Get out of the heat. Come to the Malletts Creek Branch on Wednesday, July 7 at 2:00 p.m. to make some aliens and spaceships. Be sure to bring your imaginations!

This is for preschoolers through grade 5. The little ones will need help from their grownups. All supplies will be provided.

Look here for some books about our friends from outer space.

Jump Roping Blast!

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Bring your ropes, your rhymes and have a jumpin' good time! We've got Chinese, double-dutch and standard jump ropes to share. If it rains, we'll jump inside! Try some Jump Rope Training or check out Jump In to get a step up.

We'll see you Monday, June 21, 7-8:30 PM at Malletts Creek. Grades 4-12

The Countdown Continues!

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With only two weeks to go, we at AXIS Coffeehouse are doing our best to send you to summer with a bang. Last Friday we got a visit from Detroit rap artist The Chozn Bravesoul, and this Friday we will host another special guest -- Maggie Hanks of Ann Arbor Word Works! Don't miss this chance to get some writing advice from a poet described as "bold and insightful".

Also, our last day at AXIS Coffeehouse, March 26th, will be recorded for for the AADL podcast, so bring that poem you've been working on for a chance at library fame!

As always, AXIS Coffeehouse will offer food, drink, good writing and good company -- as well as $5 fine forgiveness coupons and free books for those who present at the mic. Join us at Mallett's Creek this Friday, from 6:30-8 for a great time!

Colon Cancer: What Are The Risks?

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Join us Tuesday, March 16th, 7:00 PM at the Malletts Creek Branch and learn more about colorectal cancer prevention and screening tests with presentations by three leading area experts - Danielle Kim Turgeon, M.D., University of Michigan Health System, Jeffrey Barnett, M.D., Huron Gastro, and Michelle Releford, a local resident who cared for her husband before he died of colorectal cancer in 2007. An audience and panel discussion will follow. This event is co-sponsored by the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Colorectal Awareness Network (CRAN) of Washtenaw County.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that more than 5,150 Michigan residents will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths nationally. Screening tests to detect colorectal cancer are effective, yet studies show that most Michigan citizens are not getting these tests.

The Return of the Revenge of AXIS Coffeehouse

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Like some monster out of the depths, AXIS Coffeehouse just keeps on coming back.

Unlike most b-movie monsters, however, AXIS Coffeehouse will let you write poetry, hang out, and eat snacks...Oh, and it will give you goodies like $5 fine forgiveness coupons when you present your work at the mic. How delightfully nefarious!

The mayhem will take place at Malletts Creek branch, from 6:30 -8 PM on Friday March 5th. Be there!

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