Magic Squares Origami

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See all the things one little piece of paper can become in this hands-on Origami workshop at Malletts Creek Branch on Sunday, March 29, 1 to 2:30. Learn more about the ancient Japanese art of paper folding as instructors from Magic Squares will demonstrate this fine art, and then teach everyone how to create their own beautiful pieces.

Learn More About Social Security

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Are you overwhelmed with the amount of information on the Social Security website? If so, register for the upcoming Social Security online workshop on Wednesday March, 25, 7 to 8:30 pm at Malletts Creek to learn how to confidently navigate the confusing terrain of Social Security programs. Make sure to come with questions for the Q&A session that will follow the hands-on workshop.

Axis Coffeehouse This Friday!

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March 20th is the 171st birthday of the Norwegian playwright and poet Henrik Ibsen! And what better way to celebrate the birthday of a famous poet than by reading some poetry or maybe even a play? So come join us this Friday at the Malletts Creek Branch from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Axis Coffeehouse This Friday!

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It's another Friday the 13th! But don't despair, there's safety in numbers. Come hang out with us this Friday, March 13th 6:30 -8:00 PM at the Malletts Creek Branch Library and hope the upcoming St. Patrick's Day luck cancels out the day.

What will you read? How about your story for the library's short story contest It's All Write! The due date is March 20th. Don't miss your chance for awesome cash prizes!

Axis Coffehouse This Friday!

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That's right! Axis Coffeehouse starts up again this Friday March 6th! If once a week isn't enough poetry for you, catch up on the latest poetry news online or drop by the library for the latest poetry books like How to (Un)Cage a Girl by Francesca Lia Block or Side by Side: new poems inspired by art from around the world.

See you Friday at Malletts Creek, 6:30 pm!

Family Science Fun Workshops at Malletts Creek and Traverwood

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Children grades K - 5 and their caregivers will have two opportunities to explore science and learn all about the planets in our Solar System during our Family Science Fun Workshops-Beyond Earth: Exploring Outer Space! Planet Adventures! Workshops will be held on Saturday, February 28 at Malletts Creek from 10 to 11am and at Traverwood from 2 to 3pm. Make sure to browse the Youth department after the program ends for a book on outer space to bring home with you. This workshop is held in association with the UM Exhibit Museum of Natural History and Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2009, whose theme is The Universe: Yours To Discover. The full list of Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads events appears here.

Come to Our Last Axis Coffeehouse Until March!

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Our last meeting of this session falls on Friday the 13th which is right before Valentine's Day. Coincidence or fateful juxtaposition? Feel free to dedicate one of Shakespeare's sonnets to your beloved, or to dedicate the day to terror and bad luck with a little Edgar Allan Poe. Malletts Creek Branch, 6:30-8:00 pm.

Enjoy your break and come see us again starting March 6th!

Axis Coffeehouse This Friday!

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Do you like sharing your poetry, playing games, or just eating snacks and hanging out with friends? If so, you'd like our AXIS Coffeehouse at the Malletts Creek Branch this Friday 6:30-8:00pm.

Looking for places to share your poems or writing in the meantime? Try the Neutral Zone's Volume, creative writing for teens, or 826 Michigan. Want to get published? The library carries copies of The Writer's Market and The Poet's Market, indispensable directories of agents and publishers for any serious writer.

Kid Crafts - "Warm Welcome" Charms

On Monday, December 29, between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. at the Malletts Creek Branch you can create a Shaker "Warm Welcome" charm for your door or window out of dough. Carry it home and let it air-dry until hard. Traditionally these charms were created in Shaker and Pennsylvania Dutch culture as a common kitchen craft during holidays. The charms are typically made of salt dough, and decorated to hang. For more ideas, check out the book Dough Folk Art. The craft is appropriate for all ages. Young children will need adult help during the craft.

Snow Flakes are Falling!

They are falling everywhere! Come to the Malletts Creek Branch on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 11:00 - 12:00 to see how many different kinds of snowflakes you can make. Use them for winter and holiday decorations. For preschoolers - 3rd grade. All supplies will be provided.

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